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.
Sarah is the Founder and Executive Director of Serendipity Therapeutic Riding, a non-profit 501(c)(3) facility located in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Sarah’s philosophy on life, limits, stumbles, and falls mirrors riding a horse: Chin up, heels down, eyes ahead and never, ever give up!
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.
My name is Lindsey Sutton. I’m also known as “Mama”, “Mommy”, “Ma! The Meatloaf” (thank my husband for that), and Miss Lindsey. I’m the adoptive mother of two strong willed, amazing children and the Director of Education for The Lands at Hillside Farms. My hobbies include tripping over toys, drinking coffee like it is my sole life force, and guessing what the stains on my clothing are from.
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.
Tiffany Cloud is considered one of the finest political minds in the region and one of the only women in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to hold such a strong record of victories as a political adviser. With an extensive background in marketing, advertising and public relations inclusive of years with top ad agencies in major US markets and overseas, Cloud is a marketing and advertising expert and has applied those skills to her work in the political realm.
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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