Dana Harvey
Posted On August 2, 2019 9:51 pm
Executive Director Mandela MarketPlace Dana Harvey passed away in March 2019 after a battle with cancer. She will be dearly missed by her fellow Culture of Health Leaders, Culture of Health Leaders program staff, and by the entire Robert Wood Johnson Foundation family. Her leadership and her commitment to food security and equitable economic development… View Article
Erica Woodland
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:22 pm
Director National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network FOCUS Despite our growing awareness of the impacts of trauma—individual, intergenerational, historical, and collective—we still live in communities that lack the conditions necessary for healing. For queer and trans people of color, mental health resources are largely inaccessible due to cost and the ways in which… View Article
Dwayne Wharton
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:20 pm
Founder and Senior Consultant Just Strategies FOCUS I live and work in the city of Philadelphia—a place of rich history, incredible people, and a host of big problems. Roughly one-quarter of the city lives in poverty; there are approximately 40,000 lots with little known use; in many low-income communities, finding healthy food is a challenge… View Article
Grace Kyung
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Project Manager Urban Strategies, Inc. FOCUS St. Louis is divided by systemic racism and economic and social inequities that have grown rather than being rooted out over the years. I focus on breaking down these barriers by harnessing the city’s assets and understanding the role of transportation planning in community development. I further develop tools… View Article
Mike Hoyt
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:17 pm
Creative Community Liaison Pillsbury House + Theatre FOCUS My work resides at the intersection of creativity and community development. I believe the arts and community-embedded artists have a meaningful role in sparking cross-sector movements and audacious forms of asset creation that benefit everyone, all the while preserving cultural diversity and heritage, and evoking and honoring… View Article
Florentina Staigers
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:15 pm
Policy Specialist Equity in All Places (Urban League of Louisiana) FOCUS New Orleans has a murder rate almost 10 times the national average. But a conversation about violence must include structural violence. I am working with a small organization, Equity in All Places, to help communities and individuals heal from institutional violence on the community… View Article
Leroy “Buster” Silva
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:11 pm
Community Coordinator Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation FOCUS My focus at the Notah Begay III Foundation is to help prevent the increase of type 2 diabetes and obesity among urban Native American youth by creating more access to spaces of movement and more sport opportunities in Albuquerque. By using a collective impact approach, I will… View Article
Jacqueline Barton True
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:09 pm
Director of Rural Health Programs Washington State Hospital Association FOCUS Rural hospitals are the bedrock of their communities. Through my work at the Washington State Hospital Association, I partner with hospitals and communities to strengthen essential health services and build community agency. MORE ABOUT JACQUELINE I’m a passionate advocate for health and communities. As a… View Article
Yanna Muriel
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Agricultural Manager Visit Rico FOCUS Puerto Rico, the oldest colony in the world, is not food sovereign. While the organic farming industry continues to increase, small-scale farmers are disappearing. For more than a decade, I have been supporting local initiatives to build healthy food systems. Visit Rico, Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica de Puerto Rico,… View Article
Artair Rogers
Posted On July 22, 2019 11:06 pm
Senior Fellow Health Leads FOCUS We need individuals pushing for an equitable health care system from both within and outside. Most of my experience is inside the health care system working with organizations like Kaiser Permanente. Now I am working outside of the system with Health Leads to advance the cause of addressing basic social… View Article

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