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Professor Meg Jordan PhD, RN, CWP Mar 07, 2018
Global Medicine Hunting
Global Medicine Hunting

 

Professor Meg Jordan PhD, RN, CWP, is a woman who has motivated millions to live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Author, speaker, international health journalist, registered nurse and a clinical medical anthropologist, Meg is one of the most recognized names in health and wellness reporting. She is Chair of a growing department at California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco that offers an M.A. in Integrative Health Studies, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology, and a PhD in Human Sexuality.

If anthropology is the study of culture’s impact on humanity, then medical anthropology is the study of how cultural views of health and disease, illness and recovery vary among people all over the world.

Dr. Meg will be speaking to us on "Global Medicine Hunting​" a review of the different types of healing modalities around the world, and how to choose the one that’s best for whatever ails you.

Redwood High School Interact Club Fundraiser Mar 14, 2018

Come join our very own Redwood High School Interact Club for a special breakfast and auction to help support the various efforts these students have been involved in all year. Meet the young leaders and hear about how they have joined together to tackle the issues in our community that they care about most.

Justin Douglas Mar 21, 2018
Next Generation Scholars
Next Generation Scholars

Next Generation Scholars​ believes equal access to higher education is the key to making positive change within our community. Our mission is to level the playing field by providing dedicated underserved students with all the advantages available to those of privilege.

Next Generation Scholars offers a college preparatory curriculum, psychological services, leadership training and supportive social services. All elements of our programs are approached through the lens of ethnic studies and social justice. Our lectures, events, projects and personal interactions are rooted in a deep respect for our multicultural society and a desire to provide our students with a meaningful education. It is of utmost importance that all our students not only see themselves as active agents of change in the community, but that they also think seriously about what values and causes they are going to enact in their lives.

While at Wesleyan, Justin founded and led an affinity group for students who identify as men of color called Invisible Men. Justin continued his education in Educational Leadership, Politics, and Advocacy from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Previously, Justin has worked in program development, operations, communications, and fundraising in youth development and education non-profits.​

Susan B. Levine Apr 04, 2018

 

Susan B. Levine has been in the financial services industry for most of her career. She was most recently a Managing Director at the Cowen Group (New York), working primarily in real estate where she was responsible for capital raising and investor relations.  Prior to joining the Cowen Group, Ms. Levine held several marketing and investment positions at a number of different private investment firms, including one that she co-founded.  Ms. Levine started her career in finance at Lehman Brothers, which she joined in 1984, and left in 1993 to join the Clinton Administration Treasury Department in Washington DC.

Ms. Levine moved to San Francisco in 2005 to work at a woman-owned hedge fund, and in August of 2015, Ms. Levine and her husband moved to Sonoma from San Francisco, where Ms. Levine planned to continue her bi-coastal life of working in New York and San Francisco. That all changed when Ms. Levine suffered a traumatic accident in New York City, which left her a double amputee, having lost her right arm above the elbow and her left leg above the knee. As a result of the accident, Ms. Levine retired from Cowen and has settled into living full time in Sonoma. She has always been involved in non-profit board service, which she continues to do, including joining the board of the Sonoma Mentoring Alliance. Ms. Levine is a mentor to a 10-year old boy; she is physically active, engaging in swimming, biking, CrossFit and yoga, and she is involved with the Challenged Athletes Foundation, which helps athletes with disabilities engage in sport.

Ms. Levine received a B.A. in political science with distinction from Swarthmore College and an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia University. She studied Chinese and lived in Taiwan and worked extensively throughout East Asia, including China, Thailand and Japan.

Dr. Sally Lamont May 02, 2018
Seven Steps to Build A Better Brain
Seven Steps to Build A Better Brain

Dr. Sally LaMont is a naturopathic doctor (ND) and acupuncturist (LAc), educator and cook with a functional medicine practice at the Marin Natural Medicine Clinic in Larkspur, California. www.marinnaturalmedicine.com.

She focuses on healthy aging, digestive distress, metabolic and hormonal imbalances, diabetes and dementia through personalized natural treatment plans that address the root cause of those conditions.

Dr. Sally loves to use food as medicine, and created www.drsallyskitchen.com to share recipes and cutting edge strategies to eat to beat chronic disease.

Dr. LaMont earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 1981 from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine and her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine in 1986 at Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

As prior Executive Director of the California Naturopathic Doctors Association, Dr. LaMont led the successful campaign to license NDs in California, granting 34 million people access to natural health care. She was awarded Physician of the Year in 2001 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians for her work.

Nancy Kelly & Kenji Yamamoto May 16, 2018
"They Were Unpaid, They Were Crazy, They Were Rebels With a Cause!”
"They Were Unpaid, They Were Crazy, They Were Rebels With a Cause!”

REBELS WITH A CAUSE - http://rebelsdocumentary.org/trailer/ tells the story of the dreamers and schemers who fought to keep wealthy developers from taking over – and destroying – breathtaking natural landscapes. Despite their early efforts, however, "it wasn't until John Kennedy was elected in 1960 that things began to move..." says Bill Duddleson, Legislative Assistant to then - Congressman Clem Miller. "We drew up a petition which said only this: 'Dear Mr. President, only you can preserve this magnificent seashore for all generations of Americans. It's NOW or NEVER!'" recalls Peter Behr, former California State Senator. 

Bianca Valenti May 23, 2018
Women's Big Wave Surfing
Women's Big Wave Surfing

Bianca Valenti, is a professional big wave surfer. She began surfing at age 7 in the dirty waters of Doheny Beach, Dana Point which was the same moment she became an environmentalist! In 2012 she won the ASP Women’s Pipeline Pro in Oahu, Hawaii. Most recently she became the first ever champion of a woman’s big wave event which took place as part of the Big Wave World Tour at Nelscott Reef, Oregon.

Bianca is paving the way in Women’s Big Wave surfing along with a small group of other women in the world. Big wave surfing is defined as riding waves 30ft and bigger. Bianca is not sure if anyone else in the world cares about her being good at surfing and/or riding big waves as it is mostly a selfish pursuit…BUT in case anyone in the world is inspired by her talent and what she does on waves she hopes they will take that inspiration and put it to use towards helping the environment and trying to make a more sustainable planet for the future!