Rio Holaday
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Owner and Graphic Facilitator Rio Holaday Consulting FOCUS Creating new ways of being with each other through facilitation, graphic recording, and honest conversations about scary topics. I create space for people to get real about who they are, what they want, and what they need from each other. I specialize in bringing together folks from… View Article
Jonathan Lykes
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:40 pm
Policy Analyst and National Youth Organizer Center for the Study of Social Policy FOCUS My interdisciplinary approach to art, activism, and anti-oppression work merges policy change, artistic expression, and activism. Combining these forms of social transformation—and harnessing their synergy—I work to create awareness, promote personal healing, surmount institutional barriers, and generate systemic change. I am… View Article
Heather Gaydos
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:36 pm
Reentry Project Director Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights FOCUS Over 12,000 individuals cycle in and out of Rhode Island’s prison system on an annual basis, a population with unmet health needs, large barriers to civic engagement, and high recidivism rates. My vision for a culture of health in RI is one in which… View Article
Genoveva Islas
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:33 pm
Director Cultiva La Salud FOCUS Health inequity is killing us. Establishing just and fair policies related to our food and physical activity environments is essential to ensuring that all people have an equal opportunity to live the full course of their lives in optimal health. MORE ABOUT GENOVEVA I am a child of farmworkers who… View Article
Carlene Davis
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:31 pm
Carlene Davis, Co-Founder and Southern California Director Sistahs Aging with Grace & Elegance FOCUS They say that “Black don’t crack”, but we recognize that Black women’s resistance, resilience, and brilliance belies the cumulative toll of cradle-to-grave educational, social, economic, and housing inequities that shape our lived experiences. Sistahs Aging with Grace & Elegance (SAGE) is… View Article
Akilah Watkins-Butler
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:29 pm
CEO, Opportunity Institute FOCUS My focus areas is place and its impacts on social and economic opportunities, race equity and inclusionary policies, place-based antipoverty strategies, and community-driven community development and neighborhood revitalization. MORE ABOUT AKILAH I bring a deep knowledge base about the importance of place—that is, neighborhoods and how they impact social mobility for… View Article
Robert Torres
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Director of Community Benefits Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center FOCUS I focus on building affordable housing in Boston and creating prosperous communities. Boston is the third most expensive city in the United States, right behind New York and San Francisco. Lower-income residents in Boston often bear extremely high rent burdens, sometimes paying more than 75… View Article
Emily Jackson
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:25 pm
Program Director Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project FOCUS I have lived my whole life in western North Carolina, in the mountains of Appalachia, and I cherish my home and community. It is the land of old-time music, a rich agricultural heritage, burley tobacco, and moonshine. It’s a place of extremes—extreme beauty but extreme isolation, richness in… View Article
Delores James
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:23 pm
Associate Professor Department of Health Education and Behavior, University of Florida, Gainesville FOCUS African-Americans have one of the highest rates of smartphone ownership in the country. They also experience high levels of health disparities for many chronic and acute diseases and conditions. Thus, a unique opportunity exists to use mobile devices and social media to… View Article
Jean Mutchie
Posted On July 22, 2019 10:21 pm
Service Line Program Manager St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital FOCUS In Nampa, Idaho, social disparities have created significant areas of vulnerability in some of our neighborhoods. Addressing equity issues as the cause of these disparities will allow more residents to have an opportunity to live their healthiest life. Children in our community should be as safe… View Article

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