Category Archives for Individual Heros

Tina Brown

About This Hero: She was a HUGE key in safely getting E.K. out of a facility and into the beautiful ACLD IRA that she now lives in and picking up the pieces that the facility dropped at the time of the move! Hero’s Affiliation: ACLD Supervising Nurse Contact Name: Lisa Nock Contact Email: lnock@caredesignny.org

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Dr. Angela Gao

About This Hero: Dr. Gao is one of the best people I have ever met or worked with. Not only is she a kind, patient and caring doctor, she is also that as a person. There is not a thing, Dr. Gao wouldn’t do for her patients, family or friends. She is always looking out […]

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Dr. Danny Yaish

About This Hero: Sick and tired of seeing patients sick and tired AND inconvenienced AND overcharged, Dr. Danny Yaish decided to do something about it. Dr. Yaish is a sleep specialist working in the Beaver Dam, Wisconsin area for 15+ years. He saw many flaws in the way sleep apnea patients were forced to get […]

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Rita Wiltz

About This Hero: Rita Wiltz is the Executive Director and Founder of Children’s Books On Wheels 501c3 non-profit organization. Services include Health literacy as one of it’s 4 components. Families receive free at no cost access to evidence based self help medical information brochures in several languages. She is out in the community weekly providing […]

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Jessica Daly

About This Hero: I believe I am a Health Literacy Hero because giving patients and family caregivers the medical information they need most in their native language as well as a learning style the is conducive to their individual needs is my daily mission. I have worked with healthcare professionals, healthcare system administrators as well […]

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Kimberly King

About This Hero: Kimberly is an author of the most important book for kids, I Said No! A kid to kid guide to keeping private parts private. She is sexual abuse prevention educator and advocate with D2L.org and The Rowan Center. She is a certified sexual assault crisis counselor with the CT Alliance. She was […]

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Nikki (Charisse) Montgomery

About This Hero Charisse Montgomery is the author of the Super Safe Kids book series and curricula. She is a health literacy hero because of her commitment to making safety tools for families. The books and safety tools translate complex health and safety issues to language that is easily understood by children and their families, […]

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Latoya Appleton Kinsey, LDO, MHSc

About This Hero Latoya is the owner of Top Notch Eyewear. While she is an optician, she makes sure that you understand what is going on with your eyes and the best way to solve it. Whether you get the glasses from her or not. She wants to make sure that you see your best […]

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Brittany Ferri

About This Hero Brittany is an occupational therapist who provides wellness education to a variety of populations within the community. She is also a health writer who provides educational content for multiple consumer-facing publications on health conditions, treatments, and disease prevention. Additionally, her passion for writing and educating others has led Brittany to publish two […]

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Crystal Lemus

About This Hero Crystal Lemus is very passionate about health literacy and makes it obvious through her work. At the young age of 22, Crystal has published two children’s health books in both English and Spanish that allow children of all ages to become more aware of public health issues while further developing literacy skills. […]

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