18 Past Women Honorees for Achievement and Service: Our Women’s History Month Salute

During Women’s History Month, Health Power is pleased to salute 18 outstanding women that we have honored, 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 women of color.


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, 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


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