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Danielle Hairston
Posted On December 18, 2020 8:09 pm
Physician, Psychiatry Howard University FOCUS Danielle Hairston’s area of focus is understanding the impact of systemic issues on mental health, especially in Black communities. Her work seeks to highlight the connection between racism, bias, and psychiatry. She envisions a culture that values equity of mental health care and treatment for marginalized populations. She plans to… View Article
Brandon Batiste
Posted On December 18, 2020 8:08 pm
Network Strategy Lead Cityblock Health FOCUS Brandon Batiste’s vision for a Culture of Health is an inclusive, patient-centered, and community-focused integrated system of care that is built on evidence-based practice, wellness, and recovery. He aims to build economic and health care delivery systems that create access to behavioral health, substance abuse, and associated therapies for… View Article
Bobby Boone
Posted On November 20, 2020 1:00 am
Founder + Chief Strategist &Access FOCUS Bobby celebrates the diversity of people and places, recognizing that culture and a framework for increased healthful behaviors already exist in each neighborhood across the world. He seeks to perpetuate this diversity by enhancing the capacity of minority-owned retailers and restaurants (collectively defined as retail), especially in underserved, low-income… View Article
Araceli Lucio
Posted On November 20, 2020 12:56 am
Health Organizer The Resurrection Project/ELLAS FOCUS As an organizer for the Resurrection Project and a Culture of Health Leader, Araceli Lucio has a goal for the next three years: to create a space for Latina breast cancer survivors to help other survivors, to continue to advocate for health services for the uninsured, and to bring… View Article
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
Raji Ganesan
Posted On March 5, 2020 10:20 pm
Community Educator/Artist/Facilitator Youth Empowerment Project FOCUS Classrooms serving marginalized youth in Phoenix, Ariz., should center safety, healing, justice, critical thinking, and community wisdom. By design, in Phoenix and all over the U.S., classrooms serving predominantly Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, and Refugee youth are sites of hostility and criminalization. As levels of trauma experienced by young people… View Article

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