Our 18 Outstanding Past Women Honorees

Our 18 Outstanding Past Women for Health Honorees

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With great pleasure, we have honored 18 outstanding women for health, ranging from Soledad O’Brien to Patti LaBelle. They were recognized for their contributions to the physical, mental and/or spiritual health of people of color, and each has contributed much to the history of minority/multicultural women. 

 



Soledad O’Brien 
Senior Correspondent,  CNN TV and former Co-Anchor of CNN’s flagship morning program, “American Morning”


Pattie Labelle  Legendary Singer, New York Times Best Selling Author, Health Advocate


Vivian W. Pinn, M.D.  Associate Director for Research on Women’s Health; Director, Office of Research on Women’s Health National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Antonio Novello, M.D., MPH, DrPh 
Commissioner, New York State Department of Health; former U. S. Surgeon General, and first woman to hold the position
 
Andrea Jung
Andrea Jung, Chairman and CEO,  Avon Products


Rosemary Richmond Mohawk – Executive Director, American Indian Community House
Dr. Elena Rios Headshot 2016

Elena Rios, M.D. President & CEO, National Hispanic Medical Association; Co-Chair of the Hispanic Health Coalition


Terrie M. Williams
   Founder and President, The Terri Williams Agency, and The Stay Strong Foundation; Mental Health Advocate


Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Ed.D.Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Shiriki Kumanyika, Ph.D. 
Professor of Epidemiology and Associate Dean for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Aida L. Giachello, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Founder and Executive Director, Midwest Latino Health Research Training and Policy Center, University of Illinois at Chicago
 

Annelle B. Primm, M.D.

Director of Minority and National Affairs, American Psychiatric Association

 


  Leah Chase 

Award Winning New Orleans Chef and Proprietor, Dooky Chase Restaurant

Vishakahan Desai,
Ph.D., President of the Asia Society


 Cordelia Clapp, R.N., B.S.N. Pawnee, Diabetic Coordinator of the Kaw Nation; National Spokesperson, American Heart Association and National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

Sandra Trujillo

Vice President, Children’s Defense Fund, New York State



  Constance Brown Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN
Author, The African American Guide to Living Well with Diabetes; and Eating Soulfully and Healthfully with Diabetes

 



  

Diana Lu, RN, MSN, CNS
Administrative Director, University of California at San Francisco Asian Heart and Vascular Center