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Research Advisory Committee (RAC)

The Biospecimen research project is overseen by a Research Advisory Committee (RAC) that is made up of SEMPAC community partner representatives. RAC members provide assistance in understanding the research project’s target populations by working alongside the research investigators at each stage of the project, including development, implementation, analysis and evaluation of the research data, messages, materials and interventions.


Margaret Williamson, RAC F, P
Executive Director

Pro-Literacy Detroit
The Palms Building, Ste 410
2111 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

Telephone: 313-872-7720
Fax: 313-965-8441



Gloria Hicks Long, RAC P
Deputy Director

Detroit Area Agency on Aging
1333 Brewery Park Blvd., Suite 200
Detroit, MI 48207-2635

Telephone: 313-446-4444 x5226
Fax: 313-446-4445



Ron Beford, MBA, RAC P
Interfaith Health and Hope Coalition

Beford & Associates LLC
Suite 110 #124
9864 East Grand River
Brighton, MI 48116