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/ Marissa Tirona

Before joining the Foundation in January, I spent the last five years co-leading the team that designed the Strong Field Project Leadership Development Program (LDP). As part of that work, we...

/ Lucia Corral Peña

Though I have long been an admirer of smart and talented women, I am only newly a member of the Beyonce fan club (a.k.a., the “Bey Hive”). Years ago, on a trip to Santa Barbara to visit my parents, I...

/ Richard Thomason

This winter, we lost three incredible allies in the fight to improve access to healthcare for all Americans. Each one of these leaders died too soon, leaving hearts empty and work unfinished. In...

/ Laura Blumenthal

Imagine you or a loved one is sick. Your doctor shares some treatment options — all of which are costly or come with significant risks. Do you make a decision based on only one expert's advice? Or...

/ Kimberly Weber

I was recently on a run with one of my best friends, whom I’ve known since we were just twelve years old. From visits to our local burrito shop in middle school to hanging out at the pool in high...

/ Bess Bendet

Interested in ending domestic violence? Visit our Throw the Flag campaign to learn how you can #BeTheSolution A friend of mine recently emailed me, asking for help for a friend-of-a-friend she...

/ Kimberly Weber

In late June, I had the opportunity to visit Neighborhood Healthcare in Northeast San Diego . The visit held special meaning for me personally, as it was only one town over from where I grew up. When...

/ Peter Long, Ph.D.

This Memorial Day takes on new significance as America welcomes the largest number of returning veterans since the end of World War II. After nearly 13 years, America’s waning involvement in the wars...

/ Bess Bendet

On the way to a friend’s birthday party recently, I was on highway 101 in Sonoma County, stuck in slow-moving traffic. Traveling at a snail’s pace allowed time to check out the other drivers: a guy...

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