Position title: CCHE Research Ambassador
United Community Center
1028 South 9th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
In his role as a Program Director at the United Community Center, Al Castro, MS, CSW, manages the Health Research Department at the UCC and the Latino Geriatric Center Memory Clinic. The Latino Geriatric Center provides cognitive assessments in Spanish, along with caregiver support and educational information about dementia. The Health Research Department facilitates academic/community research projects in the Latino community in collaboration with local and state universities. Mr. Castro also functions as one of the bilingual UW CCHE Researcher Ambassadors imbedded in the Latino community. The UCC is a large Latino nonprofit organization established in 1970, providing a variety of educational, health and social service programs to the Milwaukee area Latino community.
Mr. Castro has over 40 years of professional experience in various social services and community services roles with populations ranging from young children, teenagers, families to elderly individuals, in direct services, management or executive positions. Mr. Castro has over 18 years of experience implementing and managing various human services programs and research projects in the Milwaukee area. He is a member of the Latino Aging Consortium, the Milwaukee Latino Health Coalition, the Wisconsin Minority Health Advisory Committee and the All of Us-MKE community advisory board.
Mr. Castro holds a BS degree in Social Work from Carroll University in Waukesha WI, and a MS degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, WI. He is a licensed social worker in the State of Wisconsin.