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Born in Waukegan, Illinois, Emerald Mills is a business strategist, network coordinator and public health professional with almost two decades’ cumulative experience. She served as the School Health Coordinator of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and has previously worked with non – profit organizations, as well as with entities such as the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin and the City of Milwaukee Health Department.


Emerald is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, a trainee of the National Coalition Building Institute and a holder of ToP Facilitator Certification. She has leveraged these educational qualifications to benefit her community members, such as by producing and presenting educative presentations and workshops on a range of health – related issues, advising health providers with respect to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of communicable diseases, and administering programs geared towards social change. Collectively, her works have been acknowledged locally and regionally for their innovation in the education and public health sectors.


Prior to the establishment of Diverse Dining Emerald created the WSCC Professional Development Program and co – founded or co – chaired the healthTIDE School Health Team/Equity Committee, CHW School Health Collaborative and MCCOPP, it is evident Emerald will continue to contribute to society through health care and educational public service for the foreseeable future.

"Every single leader, movement, and organization that has ever wanted to create greatness has had to challenge the status quo."

-Author unknown 

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