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July 01, 2021 8:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Fatou Ceesay, Owner, Cairasu Home Care

Fatou Ceesay's business Cairasu Home Care won a 2021 Dane County Small Business Award. The award will be presented on July 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Madison Marriott West.

Betty Harris Custer, Owner, Custer Financial Services

Betty Harris Custer's business Custer Financial Services won a 2021 Dane County Small Business Award. The award will be presented on July 14 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Madison Marriott West.

Barbara Hughes, Retired

Barbara Hughes was awarded the 2021 Powley Elder Law Award by the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). This award is presented annually to a NAELA member who is recognized in his or her community as a leader in promoting a greater understanding of the rights and needs of the elderly and people with special needs, and of how elder law attorneys advocate for those rights. You can watch Barbara's acceptance speech here.

Marilyn Ruffin, VP Family & Community Initiatives, One City Schools

Marilyn Ruffin was interviewed in an hour-long podcast about her experiences as a Black Substitute Teacher in Madison and Sun Prairie, former School Board Member and work at One City Schools. Listen here.

Elizabeth Zeidler Schreiter, PsyD, Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Access Community Health Centers

Dr. Elizabeth Zeidler Schreiter is the co-chair for the 2021 Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA) annual conference to be held in Madison, WI and virtually in October 2021. CFHA is the premier national conference to advance the integration of behavioral health into overall healthcare.

This year the conference focus is Justice, Health Equity, and Reducing the Digital Divide. In the wake of a global pandemic and increased national awareness of systemic racism, the time is now for sustainable action to address health and social inequities. This year’s conference will focus on acknowledging and addressing the systemic racial and socioeconomic inequities in healthcare and will examine a path forward together. We will emphasize, not only research and ideas, but actionable steps to help bring equitable health care to all. We will take a close look at the rapid growth of telehealth as a sustainable part of healthcare and examine ways to leverage virtual care to reduce disparities and enhance access to needed care. Additionally, we will address the need for health care leaders to impress and practice self-care, resiliency, and cultural humility to make this journey one that lasts.

Tanya Lettman-Shue, President and CEO of Journey Mental Health Center

Tanya Lettman-Shue has been named President and CEO of Journey Mental Health Center. Tanya succeeds Lynn Brady who announced her retirement this spring. Tanya is uniquely qualified for her new position, having held leadership positions at Journey for ten years, the past six as a member of the executive leadership group. Tanya most recently served as Journey’s Chief Clinical Officer, and has been instrumental in moving Journey forward through challenging economic times as well as the Covid- 19 pandemic.

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