Cassandra ColemanExecutive Director – America250PAEpisode 3 – Season 3 The Pennsylvania Commission for the United States Semiquincentennial (America250PA) selected Cassandra Coleman as Executive Director for
Wendi Thomas is a longtime Northampton Township resident, experienced business executive and dedicated public servant who served her community as a school board director for the Council Rock School District prior to being elected to the state House of Representatives in 2018 for the 178th District. In 2020, she was elected to her second term.
The Honorable Alison T. Young is a dynamic executive with over 20 years of government and private sector leadership experience on the world’s largest stages. Ms. Young’s unique combination of public and private sector roles, along with her significant financial and budgetary experience and national network of collaborators; make her a highly sought-after advisor, speaker, and partner.
Gisele Barreto Fetterman is an access and equity advocate, a hugger and the Second Lady of Pennsylvania. She is the founder of Freestore 15104, where surplus and donated goods are received and redistributed to neighbors in need. The Freestore aims to eradicate food and clothing insecurity and has inspired 9 spin off locations and the birth of 412 Food Rescue.
Ms. Pennsylvania America 2019 is Dr. Mahima Singh. She is a Dental Surgeon(DDS, BDS), former Dental Director at Volunteers in Medicine in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. She is also owner and CEO of a brand new all natural skincare line- Pink Monkey USA, Junior Diploma holder in Kathak form of Indian Classical Dance & Junior Diploma in Hindustani Classical Vocal. When she’s not volunteering, she’s running around with her four children and two Irish Wolfhounds. Her platform is Oral Cancer and oral health awareness.
Born in 1994, Rose Daniels lived a suburban life in Long Island, NY after facing some hardships in her early childhood. Despite the circumstances, she is a caring, honest, humanist bringing wisdom, humour and creative inspiration.
Dress for Success Luzerne County and Linda Armstrong strive to end generational poverty by teaching women how to work and then how to develop their careers. By helping the women in our community develop their skills, they will become sought-after employees and career-oriented members of society.
Cassandra I. Coleman is a Special Advisor to the Office of Governor Tom Wolf. Most recently Cassandra served as Director of Governor Wolf’s Northeast & Central offices. In this role, she was responsible for intergovernmental and constituency services on behalf of the Governor in 28 counties throughout PA.
As a registered dietitian, TEDx speaker, and food justice advocate, Clancy Harrison challenges the way food insecurity is approached in the United States. Her mission to demolish the stigma surrounding food assistance programs places her on the cutting edge of advocacy.
My story is not clinical. Rather, it is one of faith, a mother’s healing love, common sense, gut instinct, blind hope, and miracles. It is the story of an amazing boy who just refused to give up; it is the story of the rippling effects traumatic brain injury has on family and friends. And it is the story of choosing post-traumatic growth over post-traumatic stress.
Most creatures end up with us because of circumstances beyond their control. Abuse, abandonment, illness, and aging bring many paws to our doorstep, where we happily take them in and care for them until they find a forever home, or for as long as they need us to.
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Cecilia Galante’s first book, The Patron Saint of Butterflies, (2008) was the recipient of numerous awards, including an Original Voices Award by Borders, an Oprah Pick for Teens, and a Best Book of the Year by the NAIBA.
Toni Chowdhury is based in Montreal, Canada, and she helps creative women entrepreneurs learn how to find a continuous stream of high paying dream clients without the stress and the fear of not knowing what to do next by using her proven Ideal Client Acquisition Trifecta so that they can have financial freedom and build a business around their ideal life.
I have been a successful hands-on Physiotherapist for many years and have always believed Contemporary Healthcare should be delivered in an inspiring, energetic, caring and professional way, for both the clients and the team alike. During a period of personal reflection and change, I realized I was a liability to my own business and that the safest option was to trust and support my team with a system they could understand and connect with. My goal was to enable my team to confidently run AND grow the business profitably without me physically being present all the time.
Natalia is a teacher of 20 male students at a private British school. She continues working during the pandemic through Zoom. In her honesty she finds teaching from home highly demanding with gathering material, checking learning guides, and doing classes. It has extended her work hours from ending at 4:30 pm to now as late as 10:00PM. Natalia enjoys reading and cooking as coping mechanisms during quarantine.
My name is Daniela Prado Canelo and I am 40 years old. Currently, I live in one house with my parents, my sister, my husband and my two daughters: Maria (12) and Eva (5).
I have a Spanish last name because my father is from Chile. Hence, I do not only live in a multigenerational, but also in a multinational household. I spent part of my childhood in Latin America, therefore, I grew up in two cultures and with two languages, which probably aroused my curiosity in learning about the variety of cultures the world has to offer.
I am an expat living in New Zealand, where I train guide dogs to help people live ordinary lives. When I am not enjoying this extraordinary job, I divide my time between reading, quilting, being an athlete, and killing garden plants.
In all areas, I make up in tenacity what I lack in skill!
Brilliance and resilience, best describe this super energetic corporate leader celebrated in the Real Estate industry, for three decades. A TEDx speaker and recipient of over 35 prestigious awards and accolades. Ananta has spear headed leadership challenges, as the Executive Director -DLF, Chief Executive -Emaar MGF and Country Head (India & Nepal) as Senior Director -Damac. She is presently the Senior Executive Director at Experion Developers, India.
During this global pandemic, chanel & muckboots is connecting with fascinating women from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, India, New Zealand, and more. You will learn about the COVID-19 in their countries and how this pandemic and quarantine is affecting (or is it effecting) their personal lives and businesses – yet not their visions, dreams, and plants. Our first guest is Ms. Arfa Iqbal from the United Kingdom.