Niagara Falls resident and former Niagara County Legislator Renae Kimble has been named coordinator of the Cancer Services Program of Niagara.
Her appointment was announced by Anne Passalugo, R.T., M.P.H., director of community programs at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Kimble is a graduate of Niagara County Community College, the State University of New York at Buffalo and SUNY Buffalo Law School. A legislator from 1994 to 2011, she served as vice chairperson, majority leader and deputy minority leader. She formerly held posts as director of the Niagara Falls Civil Rights Commission and City of Niagara Falls risk manager.
Joining Kimble will be Outreach Coordinator Cassandra Jackson and Data/Intake Manager Darlene Muehlbauer.
Jackson has worked as a community health worker for Memorial Medical Center and Roswell Park Cancer Institute since June 2011. During that time, she taught several smoking cessation courses and established the 2U ABC breast cancer support group at Memorial. She is a graduate of St. Phillips College in San Antonio, and holds a certificate in medical administrative assistance.
Muehlbauer, who attended Niagara University, is a former retail manager and literacy education teaching assistant. She has been the Cancer Services Program's data manager since 2006.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was selected earlier this year by the New York State Department of Health to administer the Cancer Services Program of Niagara. The program, which previously operated under the auspices of the Niagara County Department of Public Health, oversees the delivery of breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening and diagnostic services to eligible uninsured and underinsured residents.