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Amara Ullauri
Posted On November 20, 2020 12:54 am
Farmer Amar(t)anto Herbal Farm Coop FOCUS Amara (they/them/elle) is a queer immigrant farmer and educator. Amara focuses on restoring a sacred relationship with the land by cultivating growing and learning spaces that highlight Afro-Indigenous agricultural traditions technologies and foodways. Amara has been farming in New York City for seven years and is transitioning to working… View Article
Brian Etheridge
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:18 pm
Physician/Pediatrician Hidalgo Medical Services FOCUS Brian Etheridge, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician at Hidalgo Medical Services, a federally qualified health care center in Silver City, N.M. Growing up poor in southern New Mexico, he developed an understanding of how socioeconomics and poorly designed systems impact people’s access to resources, health outcomes, and potential. Dr. Etheridge… 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
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
Judis Santos
Posted On July 23, 2019 2:04 am
Lifeline Program Manager Metropolitan Transportation Commission FOCUS “Innovation Brokering to Link Transportation and Health.” Bridging the nexus between transportation and health means that all people reap the community benefits of cleaner air, access to affordable and reliable transportation, and the ability to efficiently get to destinations that matter for their health—jobs, a trip to the… 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
Lauren R. Powell
Posted On July 23, 2019 1:56 am
Director Office of Health Equity FOCUS Empowered. Independent. Free. Lauren’s vision for Virginia is one in which people feel empowered to live a long life, love without a limit, and relish in the freedom to just be. Compassion, justice, and a reverence for humanity are central to her work. In Virginia, the opportunity to achieve… View Article
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