Arkansas Cancer Coalition

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Shalanda Wilson

Shalanda Wilson is the Executive Director of Community Outreach and Engagement at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).  Shalanda leads the community outreach efforts for the Cancer Institute which includes a team of community-based patient navigators that provide cancer health education, preventative screenings, care coordination and survivorship programs for underserved communities. She also provides leadership for a HRSA award in Union County, AR, and operational leadership for mobile health unit deployment across the state. 

Since 2016, Shalanda worked for UAMS in the department of pediatrics at Arkansas Children’s Hospital as the Director of Finance.  There she was responsible for leading and managing all financial operations including nearly $200M in operating and grant funds.  She also managed the 340B specialty pharmacy program and the 9-site Head Start program in Pulaski County.  It was leadership of these federally funded programs where Wilson cultivated her experience in community engagement efforts. 

Prior to joining UAMS, Wilson worked for over 20 years in corporate America in roles with increasing responsibility where she became highly proficient at implementing large scale programs, harnessing and presenting data for executive decision making, and building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 

Shalanda earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Purdue University and has an MBA from Mercer University.