Derrius Quarles
Posted On December 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Co-Founder and Co-CEO BREAUX Capital FOCUS Derrius’ vision for a Culture of Health is one that leverages the Eight Forms of Capital Model—Human, Intellectual, Spiritual, Cultural, Social, Financial, Experiential, Natural—to promote a philosophy and policy interventions that equitably advance the health and wellness of the global population. His life and professional experience have both led… View Article
Yadira Montoya
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:34 pm
Health Program Officer Lloyd A. Fry Foundation FOCUS Yadira’s interest in health, and her belief that healthcare is a basic human right, began as a young girl when she served as her parents’ ad hoc advocate, interpreter, and “care coordinator.” In high school, her interest expanded to advocating for the health of her community—La Villita—when… View Article
Yolanda Carrillo
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:09 pm
Chief Legal Counsel Illinois Department of Labor FOCUS Yolanda focuses her work on advocating for low-wage workers in Illinois. Through this work, Yolanda has identified issues that critically affect the rural immigrant worker community that is also the victim of crimes. Within this community, a significant issue is the lack of access to benefits available… View Article
Laurel Berman
Posted On July 25, 2019 10:38 pm
Environmental Health Scientist Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) FOCUS Laurel is part of an initiative to create Healthfields in Navajo Nation as a model for other regions. Healthfields is the safe reuse of environmentally impacted lands to improve health outcomes. Environmentally impacted lands may be contaminated, but could be cleaned and reused…. View Article
Felipe Tendick-Matesanz, Lilian Jimenez, Wesley Epplin, Maximillian Boykin
Posted On July 24, 2019 5:32 pm
ENGAGING COMMUNITIES TO DEVELOP LOCAL LEGISLATION THAT PROMOTES HEALTHY COMMUNITIES FOCUS Our team is focused on the overlapping areas of structural racism in policing and under-investment in communities of color. We aim to push back against the agenda of austerity budgeting in both Chicago and Illinois, and focusing on advancing health care access for immigrants… View Article
Jessyca Dudley
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:13 am
Owner MarginNotes LLC FOCUS Jessyca Dudley will build safe and healthy communities in Chicago. Chicago loses more than 400 people each year to homicides; in recent years that number has jumped to over 700 lives lost—driven by the gun violence facing young people and communities of color in our city. Jessyca will work to: 1)… View Article
Leticia Reyes-Nash
Posted On July 22, 2019 9:59 pm
Director of Programmatic Services and Innovation Cook County Health and Hospitals System FOCUS I am Director of Programmatic Services and Innovation in the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, serving both Chicago and the suburban Cook County region. My job is to work across the integrated delivery system to expand programs and services through innovative… View Article

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