March 2016…A top science educator, a former Philadelphia health commissioner, and an anti-hunger advocate are among 12 health leaders interviewed by student reporters this year for Leading Healthy Change In Our Communities. The reporters, ages 8 to 14, serve on their school health newspaper staffs as part of the Healthy NewsWorks student media program. The book features health leaders who are working to make the Philadelphia area healthier and safer for children and families. They are:
- Marc Altshuler, M.D., associate professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, and director, Jefferson Center for Refugee Health.
- Frederic Bertley, Ph.D., senior vice president of science and education, The Franklin Institute.
- James W. Buehler, M.D., professor of health management and policy, Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, and former Philadelphia health commissioner.
- Alberto Esquenazi, M.D., chief medical officer of Moss Rehab, part of Einstein Healthcare Network.
- Judy Gelinas, director, Community Oral Health Initiative, St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children.
- Karen M. Hudson, M.S.W., L.S.W., program leader, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Homeless Health Initiative.
- Dorothy Johnson-Speight, founder and executive director, Mothers in Charge.
- Emily Kramer-Golinkoff, co-founder, Emily’s Entourage.
- Carmen Febo San Miguel, M.D., executive director, Taller Puertorriqueño.
- Antonio Valdés, chief executive officer, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center.
- Steveanna Wynn, executive director, Share Food Program.
- Peter Zucca, middle school student, a two-time cancer survivor, and founder of the The Peter Powerhouse Foundation.
The book is the fifth in a series and will be publicly released at a book-signing event on May 24.