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Jena Schreiber

Jena exemplifies beauty in and beauty out in all she does. She works full time, serving underdeveloped children across the Chicagoland area, five days a week as a behavior analyst. In addition to her work with people, Jena dedicates seven days a week to saving every dog that needs a helping hand. A 10-hour drive...
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Drew Sidora

Drew began studying music and theatre at the age of two, trained in the Suzuki Method of classical piano for six years, and trained for the stage at the Organic Theatre in Chicago. She studied modern dance with Tony Dyer and before she was even a teenager, she had done incalculable national voice-overs, television commercials...
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Carolyn Day

Carolyn has extensive experience in progressive leadership of educational, social services and projects/program development. She has consulted in the areas of speech and language therapy, career development, counseling and grant management. As Executive Director of Literacy Chicago, she established strategic planning strategies and developmental plans for program creation and expansion. She also managed several federal...
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Angela Mason

In more than 12 years with the Chicago Botanic Garden, Angela Mason has grown the urban farming/Windy City Harvest program from one site to 13 throughout Cook and Lake Counties. She has managed Windy City Harvest from its second year through the development of the certificate program with the City Colleges of Chicago, developed a...
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Dr. Sandy Goldberg

Clinical Nutritionist Dr. Sandy Goldberg has been in private practice since 1988 specializing in medically related nutrition counseling and the treatment of eating disorders. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 and followed for a period of 14 months by a camera crew, One Woman’s Story, an intimate and groundbreaking story of her struggle, won a...
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Dr. Jessica Shepherd

Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, is an obstetrician/gynecologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, specializing in women's health, endometriosis, fibroid, and minimally invasive surgical approaches to gynecologic diseases. She is the founder of Her Viewpoint, an online women's health forum that focuses on addressing taboo topics in women’s health a comfortable setting. As a media expert, she appears regularly...
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Rosita Ragin-Alamin

Rosita Ragin-Alamin is Co-Founder and Executive Producer of the Chicago International Salsa Congress now in its 16th year of production.The annual cultural arts event is a celebration of Afro-Latin music, dance and culture held each year on President’s Day weekend that attracts over 1500 attendees a day from Chicago, its suburbs, major cities in the...
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Kasia Wereszczynska

Kasia is a Crisis Worker/ Mental Health Therapist. Wereszczynska has provided clinical mental health counseling and crisis intervention to a culturally diverse population serving the South Side of Chicago and the North Shore area. She has a history of working in various settings including the mental health court system within the Cook County jail, hospital emergency...
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Phyllis Rodgers

Phyllis Rodgers is Founder and President of Peer Plus Education and Training Advocates. Peer Plus was formed in 2002, in response of the need to educate the African American community. Peer Plus provides vital resources on health disparities that directly affect families, whom are either uninsured or underinsured with limited resources. Her passion is to...
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