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Who We Are

Map of Michigan showing where COE serves

Our Mission: The Rogel Cancer Center, Department of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) aims to reduce cancer disparities across the state of Michigan. Programs and services include public education, a community advisory board, and support for innovative research. The department implements evidence-based interventions in collaboration with local communities by applying community based participatory approaches.

Our diverse staff has a rich history working with underserved populations to reduce cancer related health disparities and improve the health and quality of life of all Michiganders.

Our team actively engages with community partners to assess their needs and facilitates the voice of the community in research design and implementation to ensure mutually beneficial outcomes.

We implement evidence-based interventions in collaboration with partner organizations serving disparate populations across our statewide catchment area.

Noel Pingatore


Noel Pingatore, M.P.H.
Director, Community Outreach



Catricia Thomas


Catricia Thomas, B.S.
Administrative Specialist

Madeline Gonzalez


Madeline Gonzalez, M.ED.
Health Educator



Dana Greene


Dana Greene, Jr., M.P.H.
Community Ambassador

Contact us: email [email protected]