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Ed Wolfer and Virginia Gaub

Ed Wolfer and Virginia Gaub

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

These two persons have been diligent and faithful leaders, workers, organizers, facilitators of volunteers, and patient servants of those seeking food. They serve through the Jackson Street Food Bank, a joint venture of St. Andrew’s episcopal church and Tempe Beth El, part of the FISH food bank network. They are heroic in their humble and … Read More

Titan Food Pantry

Titan Food Pantry

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Two Tacoma Community College students realized that too many of their fellow students were victims of food insecurity. Together they created a business plan and started the Titan Food Pantry. Thanks to Ashley Ngo and MayLonnai Solie (the students), Key Bank Foundation, Tina Hagedorn, Ben McClain, and Max and Margo Harned, more than 2,000 TCC … Read More

Terri Card

Terri Card

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Terri is the president and CEO of Greater Lakes Mental Health. Terri works tirelessly to create and build treatments for the mentally ill members of our community. Studies show most people who are mentally ill – without the right support and care – end up impoverished and socially isolated with a pattern of cycling in … Read More

Ted Baer, DDS

Dr. Ted Baer

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Dr. Theodore (Ted) Baer, DDS, is worthy of recognition as a Healthy Community Hero. After a nearly 30-year dental career, Dr. Baer recognizes the inherent injustice in poor quality healthcare for those without stable housing, employment, or health literacy. He addresses this through his work with Community Health Care and chooses to be present for … Read More

Tacoma Runners

Tacoma Runners

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Tacoma Runners is about to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Founded by Rob Huff and Derek Young, it stages two running activities each week. One is a Thursday evening 3+mile run from a local Tacoma-Pierce County food and beverage venue Starting with a handful of runners, it now attracts 70 to 100 runners of a variety … Read More

Sue Potter

Sue Potter

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Over the past year, Sue has worked with the community and technical colleges in Pierce County to bring a mobile food bank to each of their campuses one day a month to serve the students and community members in the area. As institutions that serve a large percentage of low-income students, the opportunity to make … Read More

Sisters of St Francis of Philadelphia

Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Saint Ann Convent of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia is ostensibly a retirement center for the sisters; however, their “retirement” does not stop their ministry. They serve in many different forms: education, healthcare, and social services, supporting the needs of their community.

Liesl Santkuyl

Liesl Santkuyl

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Liesl Santkuyl is a long-term Tacoma community advocate, public health educator and social justice activist. Currently she is Coalition Coordinator for Leaders in Women’s Health, an initiative of the Northwest Leadership Foundation. Liesl holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Wisconsin, specializing in Community Health Education, and has worked as a … Read More

Salishan Community Health Advocates

Community Health Advocates at Salishan

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Community Health Advocates at Salishan are all residents of Salishan that have been focused on improving the health of their neighbors since 2007. Their reach encompasses all the determinants of health: economic stability, physical environment, education, nutrition, social context, and healthcare. Many of the CHAs start their volunteer service in high school then go on … Read More

Prentis Johnson

Prentis Johnson

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

As the pastor of Greater Christ Temple Church, Suffragan Bishop Prentis Johnson helped to launch three new churches from ministers who were members of Greater Christ Temple Church. Strategic plans for future land development of low-income housing complexes, senior citizens facilities, and an educational building were initiated and pursued. Prentis is very active in his … Read More