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Matt Casteel
Posted On December 18, 2020 11:05 pm
Healthy Soil Advocate and Founder wurmworks, llc FOCUS Matt is a worm farmer, healthy soil advocate and Founder of wurmworks llc, in Jackson, Miss. He is currently focused on addressing our toxic relationship to organic waste and creating regenerative solutions that bring value to households and communities in the form of food equity and comprehensive… View Article
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
Lynn Todman
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:10 am
Executive Director Population Health FOCUS Health is a non-negotiable human right. Yet, in Berrien County, Michigan, a stark racial divide exists between those who have good health and those who do not. More than 75 percent of African-Americans, who comprise 15 percent of the population, live in census tracts where the death rate is up… View Article
Camryn Smith
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:09 am
Executive Director Communities In Partnership FOCUS Camryn’s goal in her community in Durham, North Carolina is to bring more concrete, community rooted and led strategies and outcomes that are centered around how chronic illness and health are linked inextricably to inequality, lack of resources, and stress, all of which are rooted in historical and institutional… View Article
Latrice Rollins
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:02 am
Assistant Director of Evaluation & Institutional Assessment Morehouse School of Medicine FOCUS African American fathers are among the most overlooked and underserved individuals in need of services. A disproportionate number of African American men across the country experience the highest health disparities, from heart health to happiness. While literature exists on positive child, maternal, and… View Article
Gary Damon Ringer
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:57 am
Firefighter Detroit Fire Department FOCUS Before his employment as a firefighter, Gary Ringer worked as a rough framer carpenter, building houses throughout suburban areas in Metro Detroit. The ability to compare vibrant versus volatile communities spurred the desire to become a catalyst for change in the city and community where he lives, works, and plays…. View Article
Rex Fowler
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:18 am
Chief Executive Officer Hartford Community Loan Fund FOCUS Rex lives in Hartford, Connecticut, and works in the field of community development finance. Once the country’s richest city, Hartford is now a city with rich racial and ethnic diversity, but where one-third of its residents live in poverty, despite its status as the capital of the… View Article
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