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c hi l dofChr i sLi e c k) .The yha dac r os s ove r s i ngl e ,ope ne di nLa sVe ga sa nd2Gr a mmy Nomi na t i ons .I ti ss a f et os a yt ha tChr i sLi e c k i savi s i ona r y . Hea l s oc r e a t e dane wl a be lRe c or dI nk . ,i ns pi r e dbyhi sne wvoi c ec ompa ny . Hi smos tr e c e ntvi s i oni sSANANTONI O VOI CE( SAV) ,avoi c e t r a i ni ngf a c i l i t yt ha t pr omot e st hea r tofs i ngi nga nds ongwr i t i ng. I nas hor tt i me ,SAVha sbe c omet henumbe r onevoi c ei ns t r uc t i onf a c i l i t yi nTe xa s .Chr i s bui l ta3, 000f ootwor l dc l a s sbui l di ngt o f a c i l i t a t et hi sl a t e s te nde a vorwi t ha dva nc e d voi c et e c hnol ogy ,s t a t e of t he a r tpr oduc t i on, a ndr e c or di ng.

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Pe opl ear es ur pr i s e dt ohe art hewi de di ve r s i t yande xt e ns i vebac kgr ound ofFe l i xTr uve r e ’ se xpe r i e nc e .He gr aduat e df r om NI SDJohnMar s hal l Hi ghSc hooli n1992whe r ehewast he Dr um maj oroft heRam Band. The r e , heal s oe ar ne dawar ds& honor sf or Fr e nc hHor n,Choi r ,andUI LDr ama One Ac tf orac t i ng.


Af t e rHi ghSc hool ,hewasac c e pt e dt obea par toft heWor l dChampi onDCI( Dr um Cor psI nt e r nat i onal )“Cade t sOfBe r ge n Count y”f r om Be r ge nf i e l d,NJasa “Me l l ophone ”pl aye ri n1993/ 94.I n1996, Fe l i xgr aduat e df r om UTSAwi t haBAi n Mus i cI ns t r ume nt alEduc at i onandbe c ame aHi ghSc hoolBandDi r e c t orf orSan Ant oni oNI SD,s pe ndi ngmuc ht i me me nt or i ngi nl e ade r s hi pyout hc amps .I n 2001,hee vol ve dhi sknac kf ore duc at i ng i nt e amwor ks e mi nar st obe c omeaTr ai ne r f orUSAAFe de r alSavi ngsBanke mpl oye e s asaMor t gage& Le ndi ngUnde r wr i t e r unt i lhec r e at e dhi sownbus i ne s sf or Count r yMus i ci n2010.


Af t e rHi ghSc hool ,hewasac c e pt e dt o beapar toft heWor l dChampi onDCI ( Dr um Cor psI nt e r nat i onal )“Cade t s OfBe r ge nCount y”f r om Be r ge nf i e l d, NJasa“Me l l ophone ”pl aye ri n1993/ 94. I n1996,Fe l i xgr aduat e df r om UTSA wi t haBAi nMus i cI ns t r ume nt alEduc at i onandbe c ameaHi ghSc hool BandDi r e c t orf orSanAnt oni oNI SD, s pe ndi ngmuc ht i meme nt or i ngi n l e ade r s hi pyout hc amps .I n2001,he e vol ve dhi sknac kf ore duc at i ngi n t e amwor ks e mi nar st obe c omeaTr ai ne r f orUSAAFe de r alSavi ngsBanke mpl oye e sasaMor t gage& Le ndi ng Unde r wr i t e runt i lhec r e at e dhi sown bus i ne s sf orCount r yMus i ci n2010. Forade c ades i nc e ,Fe l i xTr uve r ehas pe r f or me dhundr e dsofl i ves howson hundr e dsofs t age sac r os sTe xasand haswonnume r ousawar dsf orhi sl i ve bandandf orhi ss ongwr i t i ng.Hi s pe r f or manc e ss e ehi m nai l i nghi svoc al s t oani mpr e s s i ves t ami naof3one hour s e t s ,c ove r i ngf avor i t ec ount r yar t i s t s f r om t hel i ke sofGe or geSt r ai tt oLuke Br yan& KaneBr ownt oMe r l eHaggar d. . . e s s i vepe r f or mt oe ve nc ove r i ngi mpr anc e sofPr i nc e ,Mi c hae lJac ks on,3 Door sDown,Emi ne m,andCar l os Sant ana. The r ei s n’ tanyt hi ngi ts e e ms hec an’ tc ove r ,andhedoe si tve r ywe l l ! Di dweme nt i onhi sownamaz i ng, Te xas Char t i ngor i gi nal s ? Today ,Fe l i xTr uve r e ’ sbus i ne s shas donewe l lt hr oughCovi d;e xpandi ng hi sl i vemus i cdi ve r s i t yt oof f e rs ol o ac ous t i cs hows ,of f e r i ngaf f or dabl e pe r f or manc e sf orve nue swi t hl i mi t e d c apac i t yt opayonemanve r s uspayi ng af ul lband,ands t i l lhavet he“Fe l i x Tr uve r e ”nameont heMar que e .Fe l i x Tr uve r ec ont i nue st owor khar d, c ur r e nt l yi nt hes t udi or e c or di ngon ane wCDhepl anst or e l e as ef or Summe r2021.


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•Mus i c a lSpr o ut s :a no r i g i na le duc a t i o na lpr o g r a m me a s ur i ngt hei mpa c to fSTEAM ( STEM +Ar t=STEAM) c ur r i c ul at a ug htus i ngmus i ca nda r ti npa r t ne r s hi pwi t ht he Uni v e r s i t yo fTe x a sa tSa nAnt o ni o . •Go l de nAg e :pr o v i de so ut s t a ndi ngmus i c a lpe r f o r ma nc e st os e ni o r s6 0 +, ma nyo fwho ms uf f e rf r o m ne ur o l o g i c a l di s o r de r s , i nc l udi ngde me nt i a . •I nt e r na t i o na lMus i cFe s t i v a l :a na nnua lmul t i we e ka nd mul t i v e nuepe r f o r ma nc es e r i e sf e a t ur i ngwo r l dc l a s sa r t i s t s i nt ho ug ht pr o v o ki ngpa i r i ng sde s i g ne dt oc ha l l e ng ema s s me di as t e r e o t y pe st ha ta r et o oo f t e nt heo nl ye x po s ur epe o pl eha v et of o r e i g nl a nds . The2 0 1 9I nt e r na t i o na lMus i c Fe s t i v a la t t r a c t e da t t e nde e sf r o ma l lc o r ne r so fSa nAnt o ni o , 2 6s t a t e sa nds i xc o unt r i e s . •TheGur wi t zI nt e r na t i o na lPi a noCo mpe t i t i o n:I n2 0 1 7 , MBAW a bs o r be dSa nAnt o ni o ’ sI nt e r na t i o na lPi a noCo mpe t i t i o n. The2 0 2 0c o mpe t i t i o nwa st hef i r s tunde rMBAW’ s di r e c t i o nwi t hbo t hi npe r s o na t t e nde e sa ndl i v es t r e a ma udi e nc e sf r o m4 8Uni t e dSt a t e sa nd2 5na t i o nsa c r o s st heg l o be . •TheAr tGa l l e r y :pr e s e nt sne we x hi bi t so fl o c a la ndi nt e r na t i o na la r t i s t squa r t e r l y , a ndpa r t i c i pa t e si nc i t y wi dea r te v e nt s i nc l udi ngFo t o Se pt i e mbr ea ndCo nt e mpo r a r yAr t sMo nt h. Abo ut3 0 0t o5 0 0a t t e nde e se nj o yl i v ea r to pe ni ng se a c hy e a r . Gr o k h o v s k is a i dMBAW’ smi s s i o na d d r e s s e smu l t i p l en e e d si n c l u d i n gf u l f i l l i n gal a c ko fh i g h -q u a l i t yp e r f o r mi n ga r t so f f e r e d f r e et ot h ep u b l i c ;t h en e e dt oi mp r o v el e a r n i n go u t c o me sf o r u n d e r p r i v i l e g e dy o u t h , wh oa r eo v e r r e p r e s e n t e di na r e as c h o o l s ; t h en e e df o rs a f e , a c c e s s i b l ea n dr e c r e a t i o n a la c t i v i t i e swi t h p r o v e nme n t a lh e a l t ha n dq u a l i t yo fl i f eb e n e f i t sf o rs e n i o r s ;a n d t h en e e dt or e p r e s e n tt h ef u l ld i v e r s i t yo ft h ec i t y .

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Af t e rs e e i ngadr amat i cde c l i nei nt he Te j anoi ndus t r yhef oundi tdi f f i c ul tt o mai nt ai nhi sj our ne yasal e advoc al i s t . Sohef oc us e donwr i t i ngmus i cand doi ngpr e pr oduc t i onwor kandc ont i nue d t opr oduc emus i cbe hi ndt hes c e ne s he l pi ngyoungt al e nt e dar t i s t si nTe j ano mus i c .I twas n’ tunt i ll at e2018t hatan oppor t uni t yar os et oonc eagai nbef r ont andc e nt e rasanar t i s tandr e i nt r oduc e hi ms e l fandhi smus i ct ot hewor l d.Some ofJos eRi c ar do’ smus i cc anbehe ar d wi t hGr upoDi amant e( 20022003)“Qui e r o”, AudiCas t i l l onPor t al e s( 2016)r e r e c or di ng“Qui e r o”andI l ys s aSae nz( 2018) “Aye r ”.Jos eRi c ar dor e l e as e dhi s f i r s ts ol os i ngl e( Jul y4,2019)“Di c e s ” &( May2020)“Qui e r o”.


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SAM:Howwoul dyoude s c r i bet hemus i ct ha t yout ypi c a l l yc r e a t e ?

We l l ,It hi nkIc a meoutoft hewombs i ngi ngwi t h ami ci nmyha nd!Buts e r i ous l y ,Is a nge ve r ywhe r e Ic oul d-c hoi r ,mus i c a l s ,r e s t a ur a nt s .I t ' si nmys oul a ndpa r toft hea i rIbr e a t he . Whe nImove dt oSa n Ant oni oi n1994Iwa sbi tbyt hec ount r ymus i cbug i nabi gwa y .Iha da l wa ysl i ke dc ount r ymus i cbut ne ve rha dabur ni ngde s i r et opur s uei tbe c a us eI wa sdoi ngc l a s s i c a lpe r f or ma nc e sa ndope r a .

Whe nIwr i t es ongs ,noneofwhi c hIha veye t r e c or de d,t he yt e ndt obeve r ye mot i ona la nd a boutr e l a t i ons hi ps . Youknow,Count r ymus i c ! Is t a r t e dwr i t i ngpoe msi nmye a r l yt we nt i e s a ndi twa st heba s i sf ormos tofmys ongs .Ia m hopi ngt or e c or ds omeoft he monane wc ompi l a t i ona l bumne xtye a r .


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SAM:Whoar eyourbi gge s tmus i c ali nf l ue nc e s ? Tr i c i aYe ar wood,Pat s yCl i ne ,Pat t yLove l e s s ,and Lor r i eMor gan.

SAM:Hast he r ebe e nonepar t i c ul armome nti nyour mus i c alc ar e e rt hatyou’ r emos tpr oudof ?

Re l e as i ngmyal bum,"LoneSt arLone l y"onmy ownl abe l .I twasr e c or de di nPat s yCl i ne ' sol d h o me i n N a s h v i l l e . I ' l l n e v e r f o r g e t t h a t t i me i n SAM:Whatmake syourmus i cuni que ? myl i f es t andi ngi nhe rl i vi ngr oom andt hr owi ng al s .Ir e c e nt l yr e r e l e as e dmyal bum Iwoul ds aymyve r s at i l i t y .Ic anber as pyandgr i t t y downmyvoc o n C D B a b y u n d e r my s t a g e n a me N i c o l e t t e D ani e l . onones ongands moot handt e nde ront hene xt .I My Mo m a l w a y s c a l l e d me N i c o l e t t e a n d D a n i e l t hi nkmyc l as s i c alt r ai ni nghashe l pe di nt hatway i smybr ot he r ' smi ddl ename ,af t e rourGr andf at he r . andi tal s oke e psmef r om damagi ngmyvoi c e . Myt wor e l e as e shi tnumbe ronet heGavi nAme r i c ana Mus i cChar tTopAl bum Cut s ,aboveDe annaCar t e r andTr avi sTr i t t .


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SAM:Whoi ns pi r e dyout oma kemus i c ? MyMom.Shewa sa l wa yss i ngi ngwhe nIwa s gr owi ngup.Sheboughtapi a nowhe nIt ur ne d 8be c a us eIwa sa l wa ysa tt hene i ghbor ' shous e pl a yi ngt he i r s !Shewoul da s kmet opl a yas ong f orhe ra ndt ha twa sahugemot i va t orf ormet o c ont i nuewi t hpl a yi ngt hepi a noa ndl a t e rwr i t i ng s ongsa ndge t t i ngmymus i cde gr e e . SAM:Howwoul dyoude s c r i bet hemus i ct ha t yout ypi c a l l yc r e a t e ? Re f l e c t i ve ,r oma nt i ca ndr e a l .It e ndt owe a rmy he a r tonmys l e e ves oi ts howsi nmys ongsf or s ur e . SAM:Wha ti syourc r e a t i vepr oc e s sl i ke ? Iof t e nwa keupi nt hewe ehour soft hemor ni ng wi t has ongori de ai nmyhe a d.Igr a bmyphone a ndt e l li tt oope nmyr e c or de ra ppa ndj us ts i ng wha t e ve ri si nmyhe a d.Some t i me st he ya r ef r om adr e a m. Thene xtda yIl a ugha thowmyvoi c e s oundsbe i ngha l fa s l e e pbuta mt ha nkf ult oha ve

t e c hnol ogyt oc a pt ur emyi de a sa nyt i met he y ha ppe n. SAM;Whowoul dyoumos tl i ket oc ol l a bor a t e wi t h? Da vi dFos t e r .Hei samus i c a lge ni us !Iwa nthi m t opr oduc eadue twi t hmea ndVi nc eGi l l . Agi r l c a ndr e a m,r i ght ? SAM:I fyouc oul dgoope nas howf ora nya r t i s t whowoul di tbe ? Tr i c i aYe a r wood.Shewa st hef i r s ta r t i s tI i de nt i f i e dwi t h.If e e lmyvoi c ei smos tl i kehe r a nds heha sa na ma z i nghe a r t . SAM:Wha ti soneme s s a geyouwoul dgi vet o youra dmi r e r s / f a ns ? Nots ur eIha veal otoft hos e-butIwoul dt e l l t he mt oke e ps howi ngt he i rs uppor tofpe r f or me r s outt he r ea st he yna vi ga t et hr ought he s eunpr e c e de nt e dt i me s .Dona t et ot he m,s ha r et he i r pa ge s ,a nds pr e a dt hewor da boutt he mhowe ve r youc a n. Wene e dt oke e pt hea r t sa l i ve .


SAM:Doyous i ngi nt hes howe r ?Wha ts ongs ? Notus ua l l y .I ' vene ve rbe e nmuc hofas howe r s i nge runl e s sIha veas ma l lwi ndowf orvoc a l wa r mups .Myf a vor i t ei st hes i r e nwa r mup.I l i t e r a l l ys oundl i keaf i r et r uc k! SAM:Wha twoul dyoubedoi ngr i ghtnow,i fi t wa s n’ tf oryourmus i cc a r e e r ? Pr oba bl ypr oduc i nga nddi r e c t i ngt he a t r i c a ls hows unde rmypr oduc t i onc ompa ni e sARI ACr e a t i vea nd Te xa sLi ghtOpe r a .I ' mt heki ndofpe r s ont ha tdoe s Phot oCr e di t :Za c hSmi t h

ma nyt hi ngsmos ta l loft het i me .Some t i me s t ha tc a nbeadownf a l lc r e a t i ngal a c koff oc us t os e et hi ngst hr ough.Ibl a mei tonbe i nga Ge mi ni !It hi nkI ' me xpe r i e nc i ngabi tofamus i c a l r e bi r t hnowt hough.Iha ds t a r t e dt hi smus i c a l j our ne yawhi l ea goa ndma r r i a gea ndgr a dua t e y .La t e l y ,I ' vebe e ne nj oyi ng s c hoolt ookpr i or i t wor ki ngonDI Ypr oj e c t sa thomea ndwi t h Covi de s s e nt i a l l ys hut t i ngdownt he a t r e s , t hi ngsa r ei nabe t t e rpl a c ef ormet or e ki ndl e mymus i c . SAM:Whe r eha veyoupe r f or me d? Le onSpr i ngsDa nc e ha l l , We t mor eCi t yLi mi t s a ndOl dTownHe l ot e swe r egr e a tpl a c e sf or met ope r f or mwi t ht heba nd.I ' vea l s ope r f or me d a sas ol oa r t i s ta taf e we ve nt sf ort heLe on Va l l e y/ NW Cha mbe rofComme r c ea ndt he Le onVa l l e yHi s t or i c a lSoc i e t y .I ' ves ungt he Na t i ona l Ant he mal ota swe l lf orva r i ous or ga ni z a t i onss uc ha st heSa nAnt oni oMi s s i ons , SAI gua na s ,Sa nAnt oni oCha mbe r .It hi nkt he hi ghl i ghtwa sa tRe t a maPa r kwhe nKe nny Che s ne yc a met oSa nAnt oni o. SAM:Wha ta r eyourf a vour i t ea ndl e a s t f a vour i t eve nue s ? Na s hvi l l ePa l a c ei nTe nne s s e ea ndi n Te xa s ,Le onSpr i ngs . Thes t a gea ndda nc e f l oorwe r egr e a ta nds owe r et hepe opl e t he r e .Idon' tt hi nkIha veal e a s tf a vor i t e ve nue .I t ' sha r df ormet oe ve npi c ka f a vor i t e .Ic a n' te ve npi c kaf a vor i t ec ol or ! J us tgi vemeas t a gea ndI ' mgood. SAM:Doyouha vea nyupc omi ngs hows ? Not hi nga tt hi st i meduet oCovi d19butI ne e dt os t a r tpl a nni ngwi t hmyARI ACr e a t i ve Pr oduc t i onst e a mf or2022! SAM:Howdoyouf e e lt heI nt e r ne tha s i mpa c t e dt hemus i cbus i ne s s ,i nc l udi ngyour ownmus i cc a r e e r ? I t ' sbe e nagr e a twa yt or e a c hpe opl eyou woul dn' tha ver e a c he dot he r wi s e . TheI nt e r ne t i se ve r ywhe r e !Pl us ,t he r ea r es oma nyonl i ne di s t r i but i onc ha nne l sa ndt ha ti ss upe rc ool be c a us et heunknowns( onal a r ge rs c a l e )c a n be c omeknown!


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SAM:Wha ti syourf a vor i t es ongt ope r f or m? Mys i ngl e ," Ai n' tNoHe a r t a c he "f ors ur e .I t i sj us ts uc haf una ndupbe a ts onga boutnot l e t t i ngabr e a kuppul lyoudown. SAM:Whi c hf a mousmus i c i a nsdoyoua dmi r e ? Tr i c i aYe a r wood,Pa tBe ne t a r ,Da vi dFos t e r a ndJ os hGr oba n. SAM:Wha ti st hebe s tmus i ca dvi c eyou’ ve be e ngi ve n? Don' tt r yt obea nyonee l s ebutyour s e l f . SAM:I fyouc oul dc ha ngea nyt hi nga boutt he mus i ci ndus t r y ,wha twoul di tbe ? It hi nkt hei ndus t r yi sc ha ngi ngf ort hebe t t e r wi t hs oc i a lme di aa ndot he rdi gi t a lout l e t s .I

r e me mbe rknoc ki ngondoor sofr e c or dl a be l s i nNa s hvi l l ea ndt ha twa sr e a l l yt ough.Igota ve r ba lma ybea ndt he naf ol l owupde c l i ne l e t t e rf r omal a r gel a be l .Butt i me sha vec ha nge a ndIt hi nkt he r ei ss omuc hf r e s ht a l e ntout t he r et ha tl a be l sa ndpr oduc e r sa r et a ki ngnot i c e a ndma ki ngi tpos s i bl ef ora r t i s t st obr e a kout . SAM:Wha t ’ sne xtf oryou? Ane wa l bumofmi xe dge nr e s .I ' vea l wa ys be e na bl et os i nga l ls t yl e sofmus i ca ndnowI t hi nki ti st i met os howc a s et ha t .I t ' sgoi ngt obe awhi l ebe f or et ha tc ome st oge t he rbutI ' moka y wi t ht ha t . Wha twoul dyoul i keyourmus i cl e ga c yt obe ? Tr ul yt heonl yt hi ngIr e a l l ywa ntt ober e me mbe r e df orwoul dbeha vi ngavoi c et ha tma de s ome onef e e l ,s mi l e ,l a ugha ndc r y .I fI ' vedone t ha t ,t he nI ' vea c hi e ve dmygoa l .


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Pa t s yi mme r s e dh e r s e l fi nt h ec u l t u r eo fe a c h c o u n t r yt h e yv i s i t e d , s i g h t s e e i n ga so f t e na s p o s s i b l e . Th eu n i v e r s i t ya l l o we dPa t s yt ot a k e h e rs t u d i e swi t hh e ra ss h eb l a z e dt r a i l sa st h e f i r s tf e ma l et oe v e rp e r f o r mTe j a n omu s i c o v e r s e a s . Th i si n t e r n a t i o n a la t t e n t i o nma d eh e ra c h a mp i o ni nh e rh o me t o wno fSa nAn t o n i o . He rt i mea n dt a l e n t swe r ei nb i gd e ma n da s as p e a k e ra n dr o l emo d e lf o rs c h o o l s , c h a r i t a b l ea n dc i v i co r g a n i z a t i o n s . Th ec i t y h o n o r e dh e rwi t har i v e rb a r g ec h r i s t e n e d wi t hh e rn a meo nt h ef a mo u sSa nAn t o n i o Ri v e r wa l k . Th i sv e r s a t i l emu s i c a la r t i s ts h o wc a s e dh e r t a l e n t swh e ns h ep e r f o r me dwi t ht h eSa n An t o n i oSy mp h o n yOr c h e s t r aa si t ss o l o g u e s tp e r f o r me rd u r i n gt h es u mme rPo pSe r i e s . He rp e r f o r ma n c e swe r es o l do u tf o rt h et wo n i g h te n g a g e me n t , a n dt h e nr e c e n t l yp e r f o r me d a n o t h e rt won i g h t sf o rt h eSy mp h o n yFi e s t a Po p s . Sh ea l s op e r f o r me dwi t ht h eLa r e d o Sy mp h o n y . St i l l , Pa t s yh a st h es i n g u l a rh o n o r o fb e i n gt h ef i r s tf e ma l eTe j a n os t a rt op e r f o r m wi t has y mp h o n yo r c h e s t r a .

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Ea r l yo n , Pa t s yd i s c o v e r e dt h a th e rc e l e b r i t y s t a t u sg a v eh e rap r i v i l e g e dc r e d i b i l i t ywi t h y o u n gp e o p l e . Ath e rma n ys p e a k i n ge n g a g e me n t s , s h ewo u l dt e l lt h ewi d e e y e ds t u d e n t s t h a ts h ef e l th e rg r e a t e s ta c c o mp l i s h me n twa s g e t t i n gac o l l e g ee d u c a t i o nwh i l ef l o u r i s h i n g i nac a r e e ro fs h o wb u s i n e s swi t hh e rmo r a l s i n t a c t . Th e yl i s t e n e d . Sh eb e c a mea wa r et h a t h e rr a p p o r twi t hk i d swa sar a r eg i f t . Th ec i t y a n dl o c a lb u s i n e s s e swe r ea l r e a d ya wa r eo f h e rd i s t i n c t i v et a l e n t . Th e y , i nt u r n , s u p p o r t e d h e rwh e ns h ec r e a t e das p e c i a l i z e dmu s i c a l p r o g r a mt a r g e t i n gt e e np r o b l e msa n di s s u e s . r . HEBwa st h ek e ys p o n s o Th es h o wwa sn a me d“ Th ePo s i t i v eFo r c eTo u r ” . Th i s“ mu s i c a ld r a ma ”c o n s i s t so fa1 6 me mb e r c a s ti n c o r p o r a t i n gs i n g i n g , d a n c i n g , s k i t s , i n t e r a c t i v e d i a l o g u e , a n dt e s t i mo n i a l sa l o n gwi t hs t a t e o ft h ea r t s o u n ds y s t e m, s p e c i a le f f e c t s , l i g h t i n g , a n dc o s t u mi n g . Emp h a s i z i n gt h ei mp o r t a n c eo f e d u c a t i o n , s e l fe s t e e m, a n ds e t t i n gp e r s o n a lg o a l s ; t h es h o wh a sb e e na ne x t r a o r d i n a r ys u c c e s sa si t t o u r sa l lo v e rt h ec o u n t r yp e r f o r mi n ga n di n s p i r i n g mi l l i o n so fs c h o o lc h i l d r e n . Af t e rv i e wi n gt h es h o w, k i d sh a v eq u i tg a n g s , g i v e nu pd r u g s , s t a y e di n s c h o o la n db e c o memo r ei n v o l v e dwi t ht h e i ro wn f a mi l i e sa n dc o mmu n i t i e s . Ma n yo ft h e s es t u d e n t s c o n t i n u et oc a l la n dwr i t et oPa t s yt e s t i f y i n gt ot h e p o s i t i v ep r o g r e s so ft h e i rl i v e s . Mo s tr e c e n t l y , Pa t s yh a so b t a i n e dan o n p r o f i ts t a t u sf o rh e r Po s i t i v eFo r c eTo u rPr o g r a ms( PFTPI NC. )a n d p r o v i d e sav a r i e t yo fmu s i c a lp r o g r a mst h a ta r e t a i l o r e dt oa l ld i f f e r e n ta g eg r o u p s .

De s p i t eh e rd e ma n d i n gs c h e d u l et h a tr e q u i r e sh e r u n mi s t a k a b l ed r i v ea n de n e r g y , Pa t s yma k e si ta h i g hp r i o r i t yt og i v eb a c kt oh e rc o mmu n i t y . Al wa y s l e a d i n gb ye x a mp l e , Pa t s yr e t u r n e dt os c h o o la n d e a r n e dh e rPh . D. i nEd u c a t i o na n dOr g a n i z a t i o n a l Le a d e r s h i pf r o mt h eUn i v e r s i t yo ft h eI n c a r n a t e Wo r d . He rd i s s e r t a t i o nwa s“ Ex p l o r i n gAd mi n i s t r a t i v e St a f fMe mb e r s ’Se n s eOfPu r p o s eI nSe l e c t e dCa t h o l i c Un i v e r s i t ySe t t i n g s ” .

Pa t s yi sas t r o n ga d v o c a t ef o r“ St a yi nSc h o o l ” p a r t n e r s h i p s , a n t i d r u gc a mp a i g n s , a n ds t u d e n ti s s u e s . Sh ed o n a t e sh e r t i met oc o u n t l e s sn o n p r o f i to r g a n i z a t i o n s , s c h o o l s , a n dc o mmu n i t yg r o u p s , s e r v i n ga s h o n o r a r yb o a r dme mb e rf o rt h eCa n c e rSo c i e t y , La t i nGi r lSc o u t so fAme r i c a , a n d Sa nAn t o n i o Co l l e g ea swe l la st h eAme r i c a nRe dCr o s sa s c h a i r p e r s o nf o rt h ef i r s tHi s p a n i cCo mmi t t e eo f Sa n An t o n i o . Sh ea l s ot a u g h tc l a s s e sf o ru n d e r p r i v i l e g e dc h i l d r e nt h r o u g ht h eNSp i r eACh i l d p r o g r a m. Pa t s y ’ sc o mp a s s i o n , c h a r i s ma , e x p e r i e n c e , a n de d u c a t i o nh a sa l s oma d eh e ramu c hs o u g h t a f t e rp u b l i cs p e a k e r . Sh ema k e ss p e a k i n gp r e s e n t a t i o n sa l lo v e rt h ec o u n t r ywi t hv a r i o u st o p i c st h a t r a n g ef r o ml e a d e r s h i pa n dmo t i v a t i o nt oe d u c a t i o n a n df a i t h . I nr e c o g n i t i o nf o rh e rwo r k , Pa t s ywa sa wa r d e dSa n An t o n i o ’ sc o v e t e d“ Hi d a l g oHu ma n i t a r i a nAwa r d ” . He rl a b o ro fl o v ewi t ht o d a y ’ sy o u t hf u r t h e re a r n e d h e rn u me r o u sa d d i t i o n a lh o n o r ss u c ha st h eTe x a s Wa ro nDr u g sOu t s t a n d i n gLe a d e r s h i pAwa r d , Th e LULACNa t i o n a lPr e s i d e n t i a lCi t a t i o no fCo mmu n i t y Se r v i c e , LaPr e n s aLa t i nWo me ni nAc t i o n , t h eSo u t h Te x a sWe s l y“ I n s p i r a t i o n a l ”Awa r d , a n dwa si n d u c t e d i n t ot h eWo me n ’ sHa l lo fFa meo fSa nAn t o n i o .


I na d d i t i o n , S. A. Li f er e a d e r sv o t e dPa t s ya s o n eo ft h eMo s tI n f l u e n t i a lSa nAn t o n i a n so f t h ey e a ri nCr e a t i v eAr t s . Pa t s ywa sh o n o r e d b yt h eNa t i o n a lTe j a n oMu s i cCo n f e r e n c ei n La sVe g a swh e r es h ewa sr e c o g n i z e df o rh e r h u ma n i t a r i a nwo r kwi t ht h e i rNa t i o n a l 2 Co mmu n i t yAwa r d . Sh ewa sh o n o r e dwi t h t h eTAMACC2 0 1 4Wo me no fDi s t i n c t i o n Awa r da n dt h eUI W2 0 1 4Al u mn io fDi s t i n c t i o n f o rPr o f e s s i o n a l Ac h i e v e me n t Awa r d . Dr . Pa t s y wa ss e l e c t e dt ob eSa nAn t o n i o ’ s2 0 1 6Fi e s t a Fl a mb e a uGr a n dMa r s h a lwh i c hwa sag r e a t h o n o rt or e p r e s e n tt h el a r g e s ti l l u mi n a t e dp a r a d e i nt h en a t i o na si tc e l e b r a t e di t s1 2 5 t ha n n i v e r s a r y . I na d d i t i o n , s h ewa sc h o s e na st h e Gr a n dMa r s h a lf o rt h eAr me dFo r c e sRi v e r Pa r a d ei nc e l e b r a t i o no ft h eUSO’ s7 5 t ha n n i v e r s a r y . OnMa y1 2 , 2 0 1 6 , t h ema y o ro fAu s t i n , Te x a sp r o c l a i me dt h a td a y-Pa t s yTo r r e sDa y . Asamo t i v a t i o n a ls p e a k e r , Dr . Pa t s yTo r r e s d e l i v e r si n s p i r a t i o n a ls p e e c h e st h a tl i f tu p , mo t i v a t e , e mp o we r , a n de n g a g eh e ra u d i e n c e s ,

s h a r i n gb e s tp r a c t i c e s , e x p e r i e n c e s , a n dl i f e l e s s o n swh i l ea tt h es a met i mee n t e r t a i n i n g . Dr . To r r e sb l e n d sh e rs c h o l a r l yk n o wl e d g e wi t hh e ru n i q u emu s i c a lt a l e n t st oo f f e rao n e o f a k i n dp r o g r a mt h a tmi x e sh e rd i a l o g u ewi t h i n s p i r i n ga n du p l i f t i n gs o n g s . I n d i v i d u a lt o p i c s i n c l u d eb u ta r en o tl i mi t e dt o :Ed u c a t i o n , Pe r c e p t i o n , At t i t u d e , Di v e r s i t y , Se l fEs t e e m, Ch a n g e , Mo t i v a t i o n , Le a d e r s h i p , Te a mwo r k , Re s p o n s i b i l i t y , p e r s o n a l i t yp r o f i l i n g , a n dFa i t h . Ont h emu s i c a lf r o n t , Pa t s ywa si n d u c t e di nt h e Te j a n oRo o t sHa l lo fFa mea n dc o n t i n u e st ob e al e a d i n ga r t i s ti nh e rp r o f e s s i o n a lc a r e e ro fr e c o r d i n ga n dt o u r i n g . Pa t s ywr o t eah i ts o n g“ Te J u r o ”( Is we a r )wh i c hb e c a meBMI ’ sMo s tPl a y e d La t i nSo n go ft h eYe a r . Th eTe x a sMu s i c As s o c i a t i o na wa r d e dPa t s yt h eSi n g l eo ft h eYe a r a n dt h eAl b u mo ft h eYe a r . He rmu s i cv i d e o “ Ch i q u i t i t a ”wo nh e rTTMA’ sBe s tFe ma l e Pe r f o r ma n c ei naVi d e o . Me x i c oe mb r a c e dPa t s y a n dn i c k n a me dh e r“ LaNu e v aRe y n ad el aMu s i c a Te j a n a ”( Th eNe wQu e e no fTe j a n oMu s i c ) . Pa t s y r e l e a s e dh e rf i r s t“ En g l i s h ”a l b u m, a“ l i v e ”r e c o r d i n g o fTh ePo s i t i v eFo r c eTo u ri nCo n c e r t .


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Pa t s y ’ sl a t e s te n d e a v o ri sa nh o u r l o n gt r i b u t e s h o w“ Swe e t Dr e a msOfPa t s y ”t ot h el e g e n d a r y c o u n t r yi c o nPa t s yCl i n ewh e r es h eh a sr e c e i v e d r a v er e v i e wso nh e rp e r f o r ma n c e . Ba c k e db ya n a u t h e n t i cc o u n t r yb a n d , Pa t s yTo r r e se mb o d i e s t h el o o k sa n dv o i c eo fPa t s yCl i n ea ss h et e l l s r ’ sh u mb l eb e g i n n i n g s t h es t o r yo ft h el a t es t a a n dl i t t l e k n o wnf a c t so fh e rl i f ea n dmu s i c . To u r i n g , r e c o r d i n g , p e r f o r mi n g , s p e a k i n g e n g a g e me n t s , c o mmu n i t ywo r k , h e rmi n i s t r y , a n dh e rs t u d i e s , i n d i c a t et h e r ei sn os l o wi n g d o wna sDr . Pa t s yTo r r e sc o n t i n u e st ot a k e h e rmu s i ca n dt h eh u ma ns p i r i tt on e wh e i g h t s . Che c khe ro uto nFACEBOOK, TWI TTER, I NSTAGRAM, a ndLi nke dI n a ndo nhe rwe bs i t ea t :www. pa t s y t o r r e s . c o m Fo rbo o ki ng sa ndi nf o : 2 1 0 6 7 4 5 4 3 9 pa t s y t o r r e s mus i c @g ma i l . c o m


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“Iamde l i ght e dt os e r v easChai r manoft he Be xarCount yPe r f or mi ngAr t sCe nt e rFoundat i on Boar d.TheTobi nCe nt e rhasbr oughtawor l d c l as sv e nuet oourc i t yt hats howc as e spe r f or manc e s byi t sr e s i de ntc ompani e s ,ar t i s t sandnot abl ef i gur e s . TheTobi nCe nt e rar de nt l ywor kst oc r e at eand gr owar obus te duc at i onpr ogr amt hati si nc r e di bl y v al uabl et ot hec hi l dr e nofSanAnt oni o. AsSanAnt oni ohasmov e dt ooneoft het op r anke dc i t i e si nt hec ount r y ,s ot oohast hei mpor t anc eoft heAr t si nr e gar dt obui l di nga s t r onge re c onomyandgr owi ngasade s t i nat i on c i t y .2020br oughtmanyc hal l e nge st oour c ount r y ,butIr e mai ne xc i t e dandopt i mi s t i c aboutt hef ut ur eofTheTobi nCe nt e rand al lt hati tbr i ngst oourc ommuni t y .Dur i ng t hel as ts i xy e ar s ,TheTobi nCe nt e rhas r e c e i v e dmanyawar dsandac c ol ade sf or i t ss upe r bope r at i onandpr ogr ammi ng. Onbe hal foft hee nt i r eBoar dofDi r e c t or s , Ic omme ndTheTobi nCe nt e rs t af fand v ol unt e e r sf ort he i rc ommi t me ntandl ov e oft heTobi nandi t smi s s i on.Ie xpr e s s mys i nc e r eappr e c i at i ont ot hepat r ons , me mbe r s ,andmos te s pe c i al l yt ot he ge ne r ousdonor s ,be ne f ac t or sands pons or s whos ec ont i nue dc ont r i but i onsal l owThe Tobi nCe nt e rt obe“t hepul s e ”oft he pe r f or mi ngar t si nSanAnt oni o.“Gr ac i as ”! Se ey ouatTheTobi nCe nt e r ! ” Ev ange l i naG.Fl or e s Eva nge l i naFl or e s ,of t e nr e f e r r e dt obyhe rni c kna me “ Va ngi e , ”i sana t i veSa nAnt oni a na ndbus i ne s s woma n.SheownsFl or e sRi ve r wa l kPr ope r t i e s ,Lt d. Shea ndhe rl a t ehus ba ndowne da ndope r a t e dLi t t l e Mi t l aRe s t a ur a nta ndLaPa l omade lRi oRe s t a ur a nt ont heRi ve r wa l k,a ndl a t e rwi t hhe rc hi l dr e n,Pa l oma Ri ve r wa l kRe s t a ur a nta tt hes a mel oc a t i on.Ms . Fl or e sa ndt hef a mi l yope r a t e dt he i rr e s t a ur a nt sf or ove r35ye a r s .Eva nge l i nai sc ommi t t e dt ohe rf a mi l y a ndt hes t r ongf ut ur eofhe rc ommuni t ypa r t i c ul a r l y a si tr e l a t e st oEduc a t i on,t heAr t sa ndi t shi s t or i c a l pr e s e r va t i on.

Eva nge l i naha ss e r ve di nl e a de r s hi ps e ve r a lor ga ni z a t i ons .Cur r e nt l ys hei sCha i r ma noft heBoa r d ofDi r e c t or soft heTobi nCe nt e rf ort hePe r f or mi ng Ar t s ,he rt e r mi nc l udi ng2020a nd2021.Shel ooks a he a dwi t he nt hus i a s ma s“ TheTobi n”c ont i nue st o gr owa ndber e c ogni z e dna t i onwi dea sauni que wor l dc l a s sve nuef orPe r f or mi ngAr t s .TheTobi n i sc ommi t t e dt oe nga gi ngt hee nt i r ec ommuni t ya s ade s t i na t i onve nuea nda s“ t hepul s eoft heAr t si n Sa nAnt oni o” .TheTobi nma i nt a i nsas t r ong pa r t ne r s hi pwi t ht heAr t sc ommuni t yt hr oughi t s s i xr e s i de ntc ompa ni e s .I ta l s oha sde ve l ope da r obus t Ar t sEduc a t i onde pa r t me ntt ha ts e r ve s Pr e K–12s t ude nt sa t t e ndi ngl oc a ls c hooldi s t r i c t s t hr oughoutBe xa rCount y . Ms .Fl or e si sac ha r t e rme mbe roft heTe xa sA&MSa nAnt oni oFounda t i ona nds e r ve da sCha i r ma n oft heBoa r df r om2013t o2014.Shes e r ve dont he Exe c ut i vec ommi t t e eoft heFi e s t aSa nAnt oni o Commi s s i ona ndwa se l e c t e dPr e s i de ntf orFi e s t a 2012.Shewa sCha i r ma noft heBoa r doft heSa n Ant oni oPa r ksFounda t i onf r om2006t o201 1.She wa same mbe roft heRi ve rExpa ns i onOve r s i ght Commi t t e ewhi c hove r s a wt hei mpr ove me nt sa nd de ve l opme ntoft hec ur r e ntSa nAnt oni oRi ve r wa l k f oot pr i nt .Shei saf or me rme mbe roft heBoa r dof Tr us t e e soft heSa nAnt oni oMus e umofAr ta nd c ha i r e dt hei na ugur a lope ni ngoft heNe l s onRoc ke f e l l e rLa t i nAme r i c a nAr tCe nt e ra tSAMA. Eva nge l i nas e r ve dont heLa sMi s i one sAdvi s or y a ndCa pi t a lCa mpa i gnCommi t t e edur i ng20072010a ndi sapa s tme mbe roft heWor l dAf f a i r s Counc i l . Eva nge l i naha sbe e nr e c ogni z e df orhe rc ommuni t y c ont r i but i onsa ndha sr e c e i ve ds e ve r a la wa r ds .She wa si nduc t e di nt ot heSa nAnt oni oWome n’ sHa l lof Fa mei n201 1.Sher e c e i ve dt heDe pa r t me ntoft he Ar my( Ar myNor t ha ndFor tSa mHous t on)Comma nde r ’ sAwa r df orPubl i cSe r vi c ei n2012.I n2013 s hewa si nduc t e di nt ot heOr de roft heCa s c a r onf or out s t a ndi ngvol unt e e r i s mi nFi e s t aSa nAnt oni o.She r e c e i ve dt heCi vi cAwa r df r omt heLaPr e s aFounda t i on i n201 1a ndwa sr e c ogni z e di nPr of i l e si nPhi l a nt hr opy byOurLa dyoft heLa keUni ve r s i t yi n2007. Eva nge l i nar e c e i ve dt he“ Pr e mi oOr o”f orc ommuni t y s e r vi c ef r omUni vi s i on,KWEXTVi n2005. Ms .Fl or e s i sa na l umnusofOurLa dyoft heLa keHi ghSc hool a ndSa nAnt oni oCol l e ge .Shea ndhe rl i f epa r t ne r Da vi dRe t ac he r i s ht i mes pe ntwi t ht he i rf a mi l ya nd he rgr ownc hi l dr e n,Roge rFl or e s ,I I I ,a ndMa r i e l a Fl or e sLope za nde i ghtgr a ndc hi l dr e n.


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Af t e rwor ki ngi nNe wYor ka sal i t i ga t ora t Cr a va t h,Swa i nea ndMoor ea ndi nhous e l i t i ga t i onc ouns e la tSonyMus i cEnt e r t a i nme nt I nc . ,El i s eRi ngBoya n“ r e t i r e d”f r omt hepr a c t i c e ofl a wt of oc usonhe rf a mi l y— he rhus ba nd, Cr a i g,a ndt he i rt hr e eyoungc hi l dr e n. “Whowoul di magi net hatmov i ngasay oung c hi l df r omNe wYor kCi t yt oSt or r s ,CT,Iwoul d gr owupc ul t ur al l ys poi l e d— butIdi d.Nota y e arwe ntbyi nwhi c hIdi dn’ tge tat as t eoft he s y mphonyandt heope r a,aswe l lasmus i c al t he at e r ,ont hec ampusoft heUni v e r s i t yof Conne c t i c ut .Dat e swi t hmydadatt hes y mphony ar es omeofmymos tc he r i s he dc hi l dhood me mor i e s . Wi t hnos t al gi aandgr at i t udef ort he pr i v i l e ge ,Ij oi nt heboar dofTheTobi nCe nt e r af ort hePe r f or mi ngAr t s . ”-El i s eRi ngBoy an

Suz a nneha sa nMBAf r omt heUni ve r s i t yof Okl a homaa ndaBSi nBus i ne s sAdmi ni s t r a t i on f r omOkl a homaSt a t eUni ve r s i t y .Shec ompl e t e d t heHa r va r dBus i ne s sSc hool ’ sAdva nc e dMa na ge me nt Pr ogr a mi n2000.Sheha ss e r ve donnume r ousRe t a i l Advi s or yBoa r dsa ndc ommuni t yi ni t i a t i ve sdur i nghe r r e t a i lc a r e e r .Shei st hepa s tc ha i roft heUni t e dWa y Wome n’ sLe a de r s hi pCounc i l ,f oundi ngc ha i roft he Sa nAnt oni oAme r i c a nHe a r t As s oc i a t i onCi r c l eof Re da ndFoundi ngCha i rofTe a c hf orAme r i c a ,Sa n Ant oni oRe gi on.Shes e r ve dont heNa t i ona lBoa r dof Gi r lSc out sUSAa ndi st heBoa r dCha i rf ort heYoung Wome n’ sLe a de r s hi pAc a de my ,aBl ueRi bbonAl lGi r l s Sc hoolwi t hi nSa nAnt oni oI SD. Suz annehasbe e nr e c ogni z e df orhe rpr of e s s i onal ac c ompl i s hme nt sandc i v i cc ont r i but i onsasame mbe r oft heSanAnt oni oHal lofFame ,aGi r lSc out sof Sout hwe s tTe xasTr e f oi lHonor e eandasar e c i pi e nt oft heGr e at e rSanAnt oni oChambe rofComme r c e Tr i but et oWome nLe ade r s hi pAwar dandt heNor t h SanAnt oni oChambe rAt he naAwar d. “TheTobi nCe nt e rhasbr oughts omuc ht oourc i t y wi t hr e gar dt oc ul t ur e ,e nt e r t ai nme ntandar c hi t e c t ur e . Iamhonor e dt oj oi nt heboar dandhe l pc ont i nuet o bui l dphe nome nals uc c e s si thasal r e adyac hi e v e d. ” -Suz anneWade

Ms .Suz a nneAl l f or dWa de ’ sr e t a i lc a r e e rs pa ns ove r40ye a r s .Whi l es hes t a r t e da sas a l e s c l e r k dur i nghe rhi ghs c hoola ndc ol l e geda ys ,he r c a r e e rc ul mi na t e dwi t hs e ni ore xe c ut i vepos i t i ons a tbot hWa l Ma r ta ndHEB.Suz a nneof f i c i a l l y be ga nhe rr e t a i lc a r e e rt e a c hi ngFa s hi onMe r c ha ndi s i ngi nOkl a homawi t ht hegoa lofowni ng he rownr e t a i ls t or e .Shewa squi c kl yr e c r ui t e dt o c or por a t et r a i ni ngoppor t uni t i e s ,f i r s ta tTG&Y St or e s ,a ndl a t e rt oWa l Ma r twhe r es hel a unc he d t heWa l t onI ns t i t ut eofRe t a i l i ng.Suz a nnes pe nt 1 1ye a r sa tWa l Ma r ts e r vi nga sSe ni orVi c e Pr e s i de ntofHuma nRe s our c e sa ndSe ni orVi c e Pr e s i de ntofMe mbe r s hi p,Ma r ke t i nga ndAdmi ni s t r a t i onf orSa m’ sCl ub. Suz annej oi ne dHEBi n1997asGr oupVi c e Pr e s i de ntofSal e sandAdve r t i s i ngandl at e radde d HEBOwnBr andt ohe rr e s pons i bi l i t i e s .Sheal s o s e r ve dasSe ni orVi c ePr e s i de ntofHumanRe s our c e s . Howe ve r ,f ormos tofhe rHEBc ar e e r ,s hel e dt he Company’ sl ar ge s tope r at i ngdi vi s i onasPr e s i de nt ofSanAnt oni oFood/ Dr ugSt or e s ,e nc ompas s i ng ove r200s t or e sand50, 000+HEBPar t ne r s .She c ul mi nat e dhe rc ar e e rs pe ar he adi ngt heHEB Par t ne rSt oc kPl an,oneoft hel ar ge s te mpl oye e s t oc kbas e dpl ansi nt hec ount r y .


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TheSout hbySout hwe s t ®Mus i cFe s t i va l ( SXSW®)ha sa nnounc e da ni ni t i a ll i s tof Showc a s i ngAr t i s t si nvi t e dt ope r f or monl i nea tt he35t ha nnua le ve nt . Thef e s t i va l wi l lbet hef i r s toppor t uni t yt ohe a rwha t ’ s be e npe r c ol a t i ngi nt hemi ndsoft he s e e me r gi nga c t sa nde s t a bl i s he da r t i s t s . Thi s e s s e nt i a li ndus t r ye ve ntoc c ur sMa r c h 16-20,2021. TheSXSW Mus i cFe s t i va lpr ogr a mme r sa nd pr e s e nt e r sa r ec ur a t i nga ne ve ntt ha ti se ve r y bi ta sge nr e s pa nni nga ndi nt e r na t i ona li n s c opea spa s te ve nt s . Ther e s ul twi l lbeauni queonl i nemus i c a le xpe r i e nc ewhe r ei ndus t r y pr of e s s i ona l sa ndmus i cl ove r sc a ndi s c ove r a nunpa r a l l e l e dr a ngeofa r t i s t sa nds t yl e sf r om a r oundt hewor l d,e xpa ndi ngl i s t e ne r s ’hor i z ons f r omt he i rownhome s .Showc a s e sa ndpr e s e nt e r soft hi sye a r ’ swor l dc l a s spe r f or ma nc e s i nc l udeAf r oFut ur eSounds( Br i t i s hUnde r gr ound&DAJ UPr e s e nt s ) ,Hot e lVe ga s& Hot e lFr e eTV,Da mna bl y ,EQAus t i n,J a z z r e : f r e s he dOut e r na t i ona l ,FOCUSWa l e s , Ros ki l deFe s t i va l , Ta i wa nBe a t s ,Cl os e Enc ount e rCl ub,Soundsf r omSpa i n,M f or Mont r e a l ,Fl i ppe dCoi nKOREA,Ca r e f r e e Bl a c kGi r l ,Ne wZe a l a ndMus i c ,KUTXThe Br e a ks ,De ds t r a nge ,Fi e r c ePa ndaxEndoft he Tr a i l ,Br a z i lI ns pi r e st heFut ur ea ndAAO. . . SoundsSwe di s h.

Thi sf i r s ta nnounc e me ntunve i l sj us tt he f i r s twa veoft hewi dea r r a yofShowc a s i ng Ar t i s t swhowi l lpe r f or mf ort hei nt e r na t i ona lc r e a t i vec ommuni t ydur i ngSXSW Onl i ne .Ea c hs howc a s egi ve spa s s hol de r s t heoppor t uni t yt oe xpe r i e nc et omor r ow’ s he a dl i ne r sa tuni queve nue si nt hea r t i s t s ’ homec ount r i e st hr oughapr e mi umvi e wi ng e xpe r i e nc e ,wi t hs t r e a mi nga va i l a bl evi a we b,mobi l e ,a ndt heSXSW Onl i neConne c t e dTVa pp( Appl eTV,Fi r eTV,Roku, Sa ms ungTVPl us ,a ndAndr oi dTV) .Se l e c t c ont e ntwi l lbevi e wa bl ei nVRvi aSXSW Onl i neXR. Ar t i s t ss c he dul e dt ope r f or m i nc l ude : AI RY( NowonGuSOUTHKOREA) Al e xande rBi ggs( Me l bour neAUSTRALI A) Al i c eSky e( Me l bour neAUSTRALI A) Al i e nTango( Mur c i aSPAI N) AnnaBSav age( LondonUKENGLAND) APl ac eToBur ySt r ange r s( Br ookl y nNY) As t r i dSonne( Cope nhage nDENMARK) Aut r eMonde( Dubl i nI RELAND) BabyKahl o( Bal t i mor eMD) Be ans( Ge e l ongAUSTRALI A) BELAKO( Bi l baoSPAI N) Be nj iWi l d( Car di f fUKWALES) Bl ac kJoeLe wi s&TheHone y be ar s( Aus t i nTX) Bl us hi ng( Aus t i nTX) Br ai ds( Mont r e alCANADA) Cai i ne( Manc he s t e rUKENGLAND) Campf i r eSoc i al( Wr e xhamUKWALES) Cande l e r os( Madr i dSPAI N)


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SXSW Onl i ne2021Pl at i num Par t ner sar eWhi t eCl aw, Hi ghGr adeHempSeed,andt heAus t i nChr oni c l e. TheSXSW Onl i ne2021Mus i cF es t i v ali spower edbyVi s i bl e. Cour t es yofSXSW

Li s t e nt ot hea r t i s t swhowi l lbepe r f or mi ng a tSXSW 2021bys ubs c r i bi ngt ot heof f i c i a l SXSW Appl eMus i c ,Spot i f y , YouTube ,a nd Qobuz . I na ddi t i ont ot heMus i cFe s t i va lShowc a s e s , pa s s hol de r sa l s oha vea c c e s st ot hef ul l r a ngeofc ont e nta va i l a bl edur i ngSXSW Onl i nei nc l udi ngConf e r e nc eKe ynot e s ,Fe a t ur e dSpe a ke r s ,Me nt orSe s s i ons ,Ne t wor ki ng Me e tUps ,Fi l mFe s t i va lSc r e e ni ngs ,Come dy Fe s t i va lShowc a s e s ,Onl i neExhi bi t i onsa nd Pr of e s s i ona lDe ve l opme nt .Pr e vi ous l ya nnounc e df or2021a r eaKe ynot ebyWi l l i e Ne l s ona ndFe a t ur e dSpe a ke r si nc l udi ng Que e nLa t i f a h,Chi qui s ,Ma r kMot he r s ba ugh, Wyc l e fJ e a n,Ni c hol a sBr i t e l l , Ta r a j iP .He ns on, Ba r r yJ e nki ns ,Ma t t he wMc Cona ughe y , Ba r a t undeThur s t on,Sa ma nt haBe e ,Si r Ri c ha r dBr a ns on,a ndmor e .I nmi d-Fe br ua r y , SXSW Onl i newi l lope ni t sdoor ss opa s s hol de r s

c a nge tahe a ds t a r tonne t wor ki ng.Formor e i nf or ma t i onone ve r yt hi ngSXSW Onl i neha s t oof f e r ,pl e a s evi s i ts xs w. c om. SXSW de di c a t e si t s e l ft ohe l pi ngc r e a t i ve pe opl ea c hi e vet he i rgoa l s .Founde di n1987 i nAus t i n, Te xa s ,SXSW i sbe s tknownf or i t sc onf e r e nc ea ndf e s t i va l st ha tc e l e br a t e t hec onve r ge nc eoft hei nt e r a c t i ve ,f i l m,a nd mus i ci ndus t r i e s .I n2021,t hee ve ntmove s t oadi gi t a lf or ma t .SXSW Onl i neof f e r s c onf e r e nc es e s s i ons ,mus i cs howc a s e s ,f i l m s c r e e ni ngs ,e xhi bi t i ons ,a ndava r i e t yofne t wor ki nga ndpr of e s s i ona lde ve l opme nt Ane s s e nt i a lde s t i na t i onf or oppor t uni t i e s . gl oba lpr of e s s i ona l s ,SXSW Onl i ne2021 wi l lt a kepl a c eMa r c h16-Ma r c h20.For mor ei nf or ma t i on,pl e a s evi s i ts xs w. c om. Tor e gi s t e rf ort hee ve nt ,pl e a s evi s i t

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VAULTs o o nbl o s s o me di nt oas t a t eo ft hea r tf a c i l i t y o f f e r i ngaf ul ls t a f fa ndl i neo fc o nc i e r g es e r v i c e st o i nc l ude :Sho r t / Lo ngt e r mc a rs t o r a g e , a l ll e v e l so f c l e a ni ngf r o m as i mpl ewa s ht oaf ul lc o nc o ur s ede t a i l , c e r t i f i e dXPELPa i ntpr o t e c t i o nf i l ma ndc e r a mi c c o a t i ngi no urpur po s ebui l twhi t er o o ms t udi o ,

ba t t e r yt e nde rho o kup, v e hi c l ema i nt e na nc eo ns i t e o ra tt hede a l e ro rs ho po ft heOwne r ’ sc ho i c e , t i r e c r a dl e st opr e v e ntf l a ts po t so v e rl o ng e rt e r ms t o r a g e , s c he dul e ddr i v e st oke e pa l lf l ui dsc i r c ul a t e da ndt i r e s r o t a t e d, a ndi ns pe c t i o n/r e g i s t r a t i o nr e ne wa l s .


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Tos c he dul ey o urpr i v a t et o ur a nddi s c us sho wt het e a ma t VAULTc a nhe l py o upr e s e r v e , ma i nt a i na ndpr o t e c ty o urv e hi c l e pl e a s ec a l l ( 2 1 0 )4 3 8 2 5 0 1 Br i a nHut c hi ns o no r ( 2 1 0 ) 3 3 0 9 8 7 0 J us t i nWi l l ba nks


BUSI NESS noun:t hepr ac t i c eofmaki ngone ' sl i vi ngby e ngagi ngi nc omme r c e .


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SAM:Runni ngy o uro wnbus i ne s sr e qui r e s de di c a t i o n, di s c i pl i nea ndpa s s i o n. Whi c hi s mo s ti mpo r t a ntt oy o u? It h i n kt h a ta l lo ft h e s ea r ei mp o r t a n ti no r d e r t or u nas u c c e s s f u lb u s i n e s s . Fi r s ty o uh a v e t ob ed e d i c a t e dt oy o u rv i s i o n , g o a l s , a n d d r e a ms . Ne x ty o uh a v et oh a v et h ed i s c i p l i n e t os a c r i f i c ei no r d e rt oma k ey o u rb u s i n e s s g r o w. Bu t , i fIh a dt oc h o o s eo n et h a ti smo s t i mp o r t a n t , t h e ni two u l db ep a s s i o nb e c a u s e i ti swh a tk e e p sy o ug o i n gd a i l y . Pa s s i o n mo t i v a t e sa n de n c o u r a g ey o uwh e n e v e ry o u f e e ll i k ey o uc a n ' tg oo n . SAM:Ha v ey o ur uny o uro wnbus i ne s s be f o r e ? Ye s , Ih a v e . I nt h ep a s tIr a nal a wns e r v i c e c o mp a n y .

SAM:Ho wdi dy o ug e ts t a r t e di ny o ur c a r e e r ? Go dc h o s emet ob ewh oIa m. Be f o r eI wa sap o e t , Is t a r t e dmyc o mp a n yDe v o t i o n Cu s t o mTe e sa n dmymi n i s t r yUp l i f t i n g So u l sYo u t hMi n i s t r y .Th e n , Go dl e dme t owr i t ea n dr e c i t ep o e t r ya td i f f e r e n t c h u r c h e sa n dv e n u e s .Th a tl e dt ome wr i t i n gmyf i r s tp u b l i s h e db o o k" He a l i n g So u l s :Tu r n i n gPa i ni n t oPu r p o s e " . Du r i n gs o meo fmyp e r f o r ma n c e s , Ime t o t h e rt a l e n t e di n d i v i d u a l sa n dI ' v ewr i t t e n , r e c o r d e da n dp e r f o r me dmu s i c , a n dI ' m a l s og o i n gt op l a yar o l ei namo v i e“ On l y Go dCa nCh a n g eMe ” .Mye x p e r i e n c e a n dc o n n e c t i o n sh e l pmei np r o d u c i n ga n d p r o mo t i n gp o e t r ye v e n t sa r o u n dSa nAn t o n i o .


SAM:Doy o uha v eac a r e e rpl a n? Ye s , Ih a v eac a r e e rp l a na n dIma k ei t ap o i n tt oc r e a t eav i s i o nb o a r do n c ea y e a r . Iwi l lc o n t i n u et omi n i s t e rt op e o p l e wi t hmywo r d sa n dt h er e s ti sa l r e a d y p r o v i d e df o rme . SAM:Wha tt hr e epi e c e so fa dv i c ewo ul d y o ug i v eo t he rwo me ni nbus i ne s st o da y ? Fi r s tIwo u l ds a ya l wa y sp u tGo df i r s t . Pr a ya b o u te a c ha n de v e r yd e c i s i o ny o u ma k ewh e ni tc o me st oy o u rb u s i n e s s . Se c o n d l y , Iwo u l ds a ya l wa y sma k ei ta p o i n tt ol e a r nn e wt h i n g sa n da d dmo r e v a l u et oy o u r s e l f . Th i r d l y , Iwo u l ds a y n e v e rg i v eu po ny o u rv i s i o n . Go dg a v e y o ut h ev i s i o na n dwi t ht i me , h a r dwo r k , a n dd e d i c a t i o ne v e n t u a l l yy o u rb u s i n e s s wi l lb eag r e a ts u c c e s s .

“ Godmot i v at esmeandk eepsmegoi ngdai l y . Wi t hout hi mI don’ t t hi nkI woul dbeabl et o get not hi ngac c ompl i s hed. ”  

SAM:Wha ti st hemo s ts a t i s f y i ngqua l i t y a bo uty o urj o b? Th emo s ts a t i s f y i n gq u a l i t ya b o u tmyj o b i st h es a t i s f a c t i o nIs e eo np e o p l e s ’f a c e s wh e nIme e tt h e i re x p e c t a t i o n s . Wh e t h e r i t ' sp e r f o r mi n g , ma k i n gmu s i c , r e a d i n g myb o o k , o rwe a r i n gmyb r a n d , Ij u s tl o v e p u t t i n gs mi l e so ni n d i v i d u a l s ’f a c e s . SAM:Wha two ul dy o us a ya r ey o urg r e a t e s tc ha l l e ng e si ny o urj o b? So me t i me sIf e e ll i k et h e r e ' sn o te n o u g h t i mei nt h ed a yt og e te v e r y t h i n gd o n e . SAM:I ny o url i neo fbus i ne s s , wha tmo t i v a t e sy o u? Go dmo t i v a t e smea n dk e e p smeg o i n gd a i l y . Wi t h o u th i mId o n ’ tt h i n kIwo u l db ea b l et o g e tn o t h i n ga c c o mp l i s h e d .


SAM:Ho wdoy o ut hi nkwo me nt o da y de f i nes uc c e s s ? Ib e l i e v et h a two ma nd e f i n es u c c e s s b a s e do nwh a tt h e yv a l u et h emo s t . I fs h ev a l u e sh e rr e l a t i o n s h i pwi t h Go da n ds h eh a sag r e a tr e l a t i o n s h i p wi t hGo d , t h e ns h ec o u l ds a ys h ei s s u c c e s s f u l .I fs h ev a l u e smo n e ya n d ma t e r i a lt h i n g s , a n ds h eh a sal o to f t h o s et h i n g s , t h e ns h emi g h ts a yt h a t s h ei ss u c c e s s f u l . SAM;Wha two ma ni nhi s t o r yo ry o ur o wnf a mi l yha sbe e ny o urg r e a t e s t i ns pi r a t i o n? Il o v eMa y aAn g e l o ua n dOp r a h Wi n f r e y . Op r a hi so nmyv i s i o nb o a r d b e c a u s eo n ed a yIwi l lg e tt h ec h a n c e t ome e th e r . SAM:Doy o ut hi nkwo me nf e e li nt i mi da t e di nbus i ne s s ? Ye s , e s p e c i a l l yi nc a r e e r st r a d i t i o n a l l y d o mi n a t e db yme n .I nmyb u s i n e s s , h o we v e r , t h e r ea r ema n ywo me na n d wet e n dt owo r kt o g e t h e rr e a l l ywe l l . SAM:Do e sy o urc o mpa nydobus i ne s s o nl i ne ? Ye s , a sf a ra sf o rp r o mo t i o na n ds e l l s , mywe b s i t ea d d r e s si s :

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SAM:Doy o uha v ea nyma j o ra c hi e v e me nt sa nds i g ni f i c a ntmi l e s t o ne st oda t e ? La s ty e a r , Iwo nt h ePl e d g eNe x u sI n t e r n a t i o n a lPo e t r yCo n t e s t . Iwa sa l s ot h e f e a t u r ea u t h o ro nI n s p i r ePo e t r yf o rmy b o o k , “ He a l i n gSo u l s ” .Ia l s owo np o e t o ft h emo n t h , J u l y2 0 2 0 , a n dIwo na Pu r oPo e t r ySl a mCo n t e s ta swe l l .


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a c hi e vi ngt he i rr e ve nuea nds a l e sgoa l s .I tha si mpe de dbus i ne s s e st obea bl et of or e c a s ta ndbudge t c or r e c t i ng.I tha ss t r a ppe dt he i rc a s hf l ow.Thea c c e s s a s pe c tofma nybus i ne s s e sha sa l s obe e ni mpa c t e ds i nc e s oma nybus i ne s s e sa r enows wi t c hi ngt oa nec omme r c e bus i ne s smode l .Fort hos ebus i ne s sowne r st ha tdonot ha vet hea bi l i t ybe c a us eoff i na nc e s ,e xpe r i e nc e ,or s ki l l st os wi t c ht ot ha tmode l ,COVI Dha sbe e nde t r i me nt a l .

Fi r s ta l lbus i ne s s e sha dt oa dhe r et os t r i c tCDC COVI Dr e gul a t i onst obeope nf orbus i ne s s .We a r ea l lf a mi l i a rwi t ht he s enow,buta tf i r s ti ts e e me d l i kes ome t hi ngoutofaf i c t i onbook.Bus i ne s s e s a r eope r a t i nga t50% c a pa c i t y ,a dmi ni s t r a t i ngt e mp c he c ksupone nt r y ,a ndf ol l owi ngt hema nda t or y ma s kr e qui r e me nt .Ma nybus i ne s s e sha vea l s o s wi t c he dt owor ki ngf r omhomei ns t e a dofha vi ng e mpl oye e si na nof f i c es e t t i ng.

Le t ’ sf oc usnowont hema nyoppor t uni t i e st ha tCOVI D ha sbr oughtt ot hebus i ne s si ndus t r y .Theke yi st obui l d ar e s i l i e ntope r a t i onsmode lt ha twi l lwi t hs t a nda ny c ha nge si nt hei ndus t r yi nc l udi ngCOVI D.Somee xa mpl e sofCOVI Ds a f ebus i ne s sope r a t i onsi nc l udea n a gi l eope r a t i ngmode la nda nEc omme r c ebus i ne s smode l .

Thec ha l l e nge sbus i ne s s e sa r ef a c i ngduet oCOVI D a r eobvi ous .Thewor kf r omhomemode le ve nt hough ve r ypr oduc t i vef ors omec a nbe c omeani ght ma r ef or t hos et ha ta r eha vi ngt ot a keonmul t i pl er ol e sorha ve c hi l dr e nt ha ta r enowl e a r ni ngvi r t ua l l yf r omhome . COVI Dha sf i na nc i a l l yi mpa c t e dbus i ne s s e sa l love r t heUni t e dSt a t e s .I tha si nt e r r upt e dbus i ne s s e sf r om

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e a r ne dhi sBa c he l or ’ sde gr e ef r omWi l be r f or c e Uni ve r s i t y ,a ndul t i ma t e l y ,wor ke df orUSPSi nhi s l a t e rye a r s . Wa l t e rwa soneofs i xc hi l dr e ngr owi ng up,pr i ma r i l yi nt he‘ 80s ,a ndwi t hhi smot he ri na nd outofpr i s ona nds t r uggl i ngwi t ht hec ha l l e nge sof dr uga ddi c t i on, Wa l t e rwa sr a i s e dwi t ht hr e eofhi s br ot he r sbyhi sgr a ndf a t he r ,whi l ehi sgr a ndmot he r ( Wa l t e r ’ sgr a ndpa r e nt swe r edi vor c e d)r a i s e dhi s younge s tbr ot he ra nds i s t e r . Whi l ehewa ss e pa r a t e d f r omhi ss i bl i ngs ,hes a wt he mof t e n,a st he yl i ve d j us taf e wbl oc ksa wa y . De s pi t et hedi f f i c ul tt i me shi smot he rwa sgoi ng t hr ough, Wa l t e rdi dn’ tmi s sabe a ti nhi se a r l yyout h, duet ot hes t r ongpr e s e nc eofhi sgr a ndf a t he rUNTI L hi ghs c hool .I nt heEa r l y‘ 90s , Wa l t e rs oonf oundout i nor de rt os ur vi vei nhi ghs c hool ,i nor de rt opr e ve nt ge t t i ngj umpe d,youha dt oa l i gnyour s e l fwi t hagr oup, orf orl a c kofabe t t e rt e r m,a“ GANG. ”The r ewa sno doubtt hephi l os ophyf ora l mos ta l lt heki dsa tt ha t t i meont heEa s ts i deofSa nAnt oni owa st ha ti fyou c a n’ tbe a tt he m,j oi nt he m,orge tbe a t e nyour s e l f . So, Wa l t e r ,a tt hea geof13,f oundagr oupt ha twoul d pr ot e c thi m,a ndi nt ur n,hewoul dbel oya lt ot he m. Tha twa st heopt i on,t heonl yopt i onWa l t e rPe r r y s a wt os ur vi ve . Thene i ghbor hood,a tt ha tt i me ,a sher e me mbe r si t , wa sal owi nc ome ,dr ugr unne i ghbor hood.Pe opl e we r ehungr y ,we ntt oj a i l ,l os thope ,a nds oga ngswe r e t hes uppor ts ys t e mf orf a rmor et ha nj us tphys i c a l pr ot e c t i on. The ypr ovi de dbe l ongi ngne s s ,pl a c e st o ga t he r ,f ood,a l be i ts t ol e n,a nda tt i me s ,s he l t e r . Toa 13ye a r ol d,i tl ooke dl i kee ve r yt hi nghene e de d.UNTI L, oneda y , Wa l t e rwa t c he da soneofhi sf r i e ndshegr e w upwi t hs hota not he roneofhi sf r i e ndshegr e wupwi t h i ns c hool . Al lt oge t he r ,oneda yi nOc t obe r1990, Wa l t e r r e me mbe r sf ourki dshekne wwe l la l ls hoti naga ngr e l a t e ds c hools hoot i ng.


Thi ngsc e r t a i nl ydi dnotgoi nWa l t e r ’ sf a vora f t e r wa r ds .By17,hewa sc onvi c t e dofa ggr a va t e dr obbe r y wi t hade a dl ywe a pon,a ndby18,hec he c ke di nt o pr i s ont obe gi nhi ss e nt e nc e . Whi l es e r vi nghi st i me , Wa l t e r ,f ort hef i r s tt i me ,wa sc a l l e dt heuns pe a ka bl e “ N”wor d. Andma n,oh,ma n,a syouwoul de xpe c t , t ha ts e tWa l t e rof font ha ti nma t e . Tonos ur pr i s e , Wa l t e rwa si mme di a t e l yus he r e di nt oSol i t a r yConf i ne me ntf or45da ys . Tha ta mountoft i mea l onei n as ma l la r e ac e r t a i nl ygi ve syoua nunbe l i e va bl e a mountoft i mewi t hyourownt hought s .Ma nywoul d pos s i bl ya r guea na bs ol ut et or t uousa mountoft i me wi t hj us tyourownt hought s .Howe ve r ,f orWa l t e r , t hi st i mea l onewa sa nune xpe c t e dbl e s s i ng. Whi l ei n c onf i ne me nt ,henot i c e dhes t i l lha da c c e s st ot he l i br a r yc a r tt ha tc a meby .Hi sf i r s tbookhes na ppe d upwa s“ Ma s t e rKe ySys t e m, ”byCha r l e sF .Ha a ne l .

Howe ve r ,t oyoungWa l t e r ,t hes hoot i ngonl y c onf i r me dt hene e dt or e ma i ni naga ngf or s a f e t y ,a soppos e dt oar e a s ont ol e a ve .I fhe di dwa ntt ol e a vea nywa y ,whe r ewoul dhe go?Wha twoul dhedo?Hec oul dn’ tt r a ns f e r . Hewa st r a ppe dwhe t he rhekne wi tornot .

“ Ma s t e rKe ySys t e m”wa spubl i s he di n1916a ndi sa l e s s oni nvi s ua l i z a t i onofyourgoa l s ,t hel a wofa t t r a c t i ona ndbe l i e fi nGod’ spowe rt ogui deyout he r e .I t wa sa f t e rr e a di ngt hi sbookt ha tWa l t e rc a met ot he r e a l i z a t i on,“ I fIbe l i e vee nough,Ic a nma ni f e s t ANYTHI NG. ”

Wa l t e r ’ smomc ont i nue dhe r Ast i mewe nton, t i mei na ndoutofpr i s onwi t hof t e nadi f f e r e nt ma na tt hehous eof t e na ndnof oodi nt hef r i dge . So, Wa l t e rma i nt a i ne dhi ss t a t usa saga ng me mbe r ,a ndt he yf oughtmos t l yove rgi r l sa nd wi t hot he rga ngme mbe r s ,bute ve nt ua l l y ,t hi ngs e s c a l a t e da sWa l t e rs t ol ehi sf i r s tc a ra tt hea ge of14. AsWa l t e rde s c r i be si t ,hedi dn’ te ve nknowhow t odr i ve .Hej us tkne whewa sor de r e dt os t e a la c a r ,a nds ohebe t t e rl e a r nf a s t .Eve nt ua l l y ,a f t e r s we r vi nga l love rt her oa dj us tt r yi ngt of i gur e t het hi ngout ,hegott heha ngofdr i vi ng. Howe ve r ,i ta l lc a met oahe a dwhe na tt heyoung a geof16,butgr owna dul tby‘ 90se a s ts i de s t a nda r ds , Wa l t e r ’ sf r i e nd,whowa sj us tr e l e a s e d outofpr i s on,a s ke dhi mt os t e a lac a r . Wa l t e rha d t ol dhi sf r i e ndt he r ewa snone e dt obr i ngagunt o s t e a lac a rbe c a us et he ydi dnote xpe c ta nyc onf r ont a t i on.Ne e dl e s st os a y ,t hef r i e nddi dn’ tl i s t e n a ndc a met ot hes c e neoft hec r i me“ pa c ki ng. ” Nott ool onga f t e rt het wome nwe r ei nt he i r ge t a wa yc a r ,ahi ghs pe e dc ha s ewi t ht hepol i c e e ns ue d.I twa swhe nt hec ha s ee nde dt ha tWa l t e r ’ s f r i e nd’ swe a ponwa sf ounda ndc onf i s c a t e d.

Thet hought sbe ga nt of l ow,a ndt he ydi dnots t opf or hi m.“ Iwa ntt ogohome .Ia mnotac r i mi na la the a r t . Ine e dt opr e pa r emys e l ft oge toutofj a i l . ”Hebe ga n t ovi s ua l i z et he s et hought sa ndc r e a t et hema ni f e s t a t i on, y ,hebe ga nhi sne w a ndwi t hGods howi nghi mt hewa j our ne y . I twa sa tt ha tt i met ha tWa l t e rf oundhi spa t ha nds e t hi sgoa l st opr e pa r ef ort heout s i dewor l dwi t ht het ool s t ha twe r egi ve nt ohi ma tt het i me . Thef i r s tt hi nghes e t outt odoa nda c c ompl i s hwa sTr uc kDr i vi ngs c hool . Wi t hi nas hor tma t t e roft i me , Wa l t e rr e c e i ve dhi s


Tr uc kDr i ve rl i c e ns et odr i ve18whe e l e r sf r omone pr i s ont oa not he rde l i ve r i nggoods .Shor t l ya f t e r ,he a ppl i e df oraYout h’ sOf f e nde rGr a ntt obe gi nc ol l e ge c our s e s ,a swe l l ,whi l es e r vi ngt i mea ndwa sa c c e pt e d. I twa sa tt hi st i me ,hebe ga nhi se duc a t i on.Fi na l l y , Wa l t e rf oundhi ms e l fe nj oyi ngt hea r tofwr i t i nga nd be ga nwr i t i ngpl a ys . Li t t l edi dheknow,hewoul dbede e me da nof f i c i a l pl a ywr i ghtt oma ny ,a shede c i de dt oputonas ma l l s howf ort hei nma t e s . Atf i r s t ,t hepl a yheha dwr i t t e n be ga nwi t honl yt hr e epe opl e ,butt he nt her e que s t s be ga nt of l oodi n,a ndWa l t e rwa sf a c e dwi t ha ddi ng mor ea ndmor epa r t s . ToWa l t e r ’ ss ur pr i s e ,wha the t houghtwoul dbeas ma l lpr oduc t i ona mount e dt o pr oduc i ngt wos howst oa c c ommoda t e3800i nma t e s t ha twa nt e dt os e ei t .I twa ss opopul a rt ha thee ve n pr oduc e dt womor es howsdownt hel i ne . Wa l t e r vi vi dl yr e c a l l sa tt hee nds a yi ngt ot heme n,“ Iwa nt t ot a keapi c t ur ewi t he ve r yonehe r ei nt hepl a y , be c a us eIa mnotc omi ngba c k. ” Wa l t e rwa sr e l e a s e donFe b.27,2001,a ndbe f or e hewa l ke dout ,her e me mbe r e ds pe a ki ngt oa nol d ma nhewoul dpl a ys c r a bbl ewi t hof t e n.Her e me mbe r shi ms a yi ngt ohi m,“ Ic a ns e eYOUa r egonna ma kei t .MAKEI TFORME. ” Notonl ydi dWa l t e rc a r r yt hos ewor dswi t hhi ma s hewa l ke doutaf r e ema n,buthet ooka l lt hel e s s ons hel e a r ne di npr i s onwi t hhi m.Hewi l lt e l lyou,hi ms e l f ,t ha te ve r ys ki l lhel e a r ne dbe hi ndba r s ,whe t he r i tbet e c hni c a lors oc i a l ,heus e se ve r yda y .Hekne w l i f ei ns i depr i s onwa st ough,buthekne wl i f eout s i de pr i s onwoul dbeahuget r a ns i t i ona nde xt r e me l y di f f i c ul t ,a swe l l .Howe ve r ,wha tWa l t e rha dwa s vi s i on,mot i va t i on,a ndheha dpr e pa r e dhi ms e l f .


Thef i r s tt hi nghedi dwa sge taj ob. Att hi st i me , Wa l t e rwa sr e s pons i bl ef orc hi l ds uppor ta ndha d t of i ndi nc omet ohous ehi ms e l fa ndpa yhi sba l a nc e ofc hi l ds uppor t .Howe ve r ,a syouwoul dt hi nk, f i ndi ngaj obr i ghtoutofpr i s oni si nc r e di bl ydi f f i c ul t . Ge t t i ngba c konyourf e e twa sa l mos tda r nne a r i mpos s i bl e ,butnotonet ogi veup, Wa l t e rdi dwha t hec oul dt oe a r na nhone s tl i vi ng,a ndmos tf r e que nt l y us e dhi sTr uc kDr i vi ngl i c e ns et ot a keups omej obs he r ea ndt he r ema ki ngde l i ve r i e s .Notl onga f t e r , Wa l t e rwe ntba c kt os c hoolt oc ompl e t ehi s As s oc i a t e ’ sde gr e et ha thebe ga n,a ndhea t t e nde d St .Phi l i p’ sCol l e ge .The n,i n2009,her a ni nt oI vy Ta yl or ,whowoul de ve nt ua l l ybe c omeSa nAnt oni o’ s Ma yor .Shes t e e r e dWa l t e rt ooneofhi sf i r s tbi gj obs a tSAGE,a ndhebe ga nwor ki ngi nCommuni t y Enga ge me nt .I twa sJ a c ki eGor ma n,CEOofSa ge a tt het i me ,t ha ti ns pi r e dWa l t e rt ogoba c kt os c hool t of ur t he rhi se duc a t i ona ndge thi sBa c he l or ’ sde gr e e .


So,Who i sWal terE.PerryToday? Wa l t e rha sr unf orCi t yCounc i lD2f orSa nAnt oni o, Te xa s ,a nda sofpr e s st i me ,heha sof f i c i a l l ys i gne d pa pe r wor kt or una ga i ni n2021.Heha shi sBa c he l or ’ s de gr e ef r omTe xa sA&M Sa nAnt oni oi nMa r ke t i ng wi t ht hei nt e ntt opur s uehi sMa s t e r ’ si nBus i ne s s Admi ni s t r a t i onne xt ,a ndf i na l l y ,aDoc t or a t es hor t l y t he r e a f t e r .Hei st hef ounde ra nddi r e c t orofSui tUP! , abus i ne s sa ndpr of e s s i ona lpr ogr a m,a nda l s o,of f e r s pr of e s s i ona lt a xpr e pa r a t i ons e r vi c e sa tJ a c ks onHe wi t t . Hei sma r r i e dt oAnge l aPe r r ywi t hf i vec hi l dr e n. Tot hi sda y , Wa l t e rbe l i e ve st ha tGODputhi mi nj a i l t os a vehi m. Whi l ei nj a i l ,hi sbe s tf r i e ndwa ski l l e d, a mongma nyot he r st ha tWa l t e rkne w. Tha tc oul dha ve Thet ool s ,not be e nhi m,buti ns t e a d,hewa ss a ve d. onl yt oi mpr ovehi sl i f e ,butt hea bi l i t yt os hi net he l i ghtont hewa youtf ors oma nywa sabl e s s i ng.He i sa ne xa mpl eofi ns pi r a t i ona ndHOPEf ors oma ny . Whe nIa s ke dWa l t e rwha thewoul dt e l lyout hnow, her e pl i e d,“ FI RST, YOUARENOTYOURMI STAKES.DONOTLETTHEM DEFI NEYOU! SECOND,BELI EVEI NYOURI GHTNOW. THI RD, CHERI SHYOUREDUCATI ON.FOURTH,I T’ S NEVERTOOLATE.FI NALLY,HAVEFUN.I F YOUARE14,BE14.DON’ TGROW UPTOOF AST. ” Toda y , Wa l t e r ’ smomi si ngoodhe a l t ha ndha sbe e n s obe rf orye a r s . Thef r i e ndofhi swi t ht heguni nt he s t ol e nve hi c l e ,we l l ,hei saPa s t ornowa tal oc a l c hur c h.I tc e r t a i nl yi sne ve rt ool a t e .


Notl onga f t e rt hei nt e r vi e w, Wa l t e rhi tt hegr ound r unni ng,a shea l wa ysdoe s ,t os i gnt hepa pe r sf or hi sc a ndi da c yf orDi s t r i c t2Ci t yCounc i l ,whe r e hehope st oma kei mpr ove me nt sbyma ki ngr e s i de nt s 1. )FEELSAFE. 2. )Cr e a t er e a s onsf orpe opl et owa ntt oi nve s ti n ni c er e s t a ur a nt sa ndc ommuni t ya r e a s . 3. )Pr ovi deawonde r f ule nvi r onme ntt ha tpe opl e woul de nj oyma ki ngi tapoi ntt ovi s i t ,l i ket he

l oc a lMur i e lPr oj e c tofl oc a lhe r oe st ha ti si nt he wor ks .Ofc our s e ,t hi si sa l lj us tt het i poft he i c e be r g,Ia ms ur e . Howe ve r ,oneoft het hi ngshedi dl e a r nwhi l ei npr i s on wa st hene e dt owor kt oge t he rf ors uc c e s st oha ppe n. Asanodt ohi sgr a ndpa ’ smi l i t a r yba c kgr ound,hes a i d, “Wear eal li nt hi sf oxhol et oge t he r .I tdoe s n’ tmat t e r whoy ouar e . Wehav et ohav ee ac hot he r ’ sbac kand wor kt oge t he r . ”

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s u c c e s swi t hr e a l l i f ee x a mp l e so fwh a tt o d o( a swe l la swh a tn o tt od o )a si tr e l a t e s t op u r s u i n ga n dwr i t i n gg r a n t si na na g i l e a n ds o c i o t e c h n o l o g i c a l l yc o mp e t e n tma n n e r . Fo ra sl o n ga ss h ec a nr e me mb e r , LaJ u a n a h a sb e e no nami s s i o nt oma k ead i f f e r e n c e i nh e rc o mmu n i t yt h r o u g ht a c i tg r o wt h . To h e r , s u s t a i n a b l ec h a n g eb e g i n swi t hs e l f a wa r e n e s sa n dc o u r a g e . Th r o u g hh e r b u s i n e s s , s h ewo r k st os y s t e mi c a l l yh a r n e s s p e o p l ep o we rf o rs u c c e s si nl i f ea n dp r o f e s s i o nt h r o u g ha c c o u n t a b l ea n dc u l t u r a l l y r e s p o n s i v el e a d e r s h i pa n dma n a g e me n t , a c t i o n a b l ea n dd a t a o r i e n t e dp l a n n i n ga n d g o a ls e t t i n g , c o mmu n i t y f i r s ts o c i a li mp a c t p l a n n i n g , a n da ni n t e n t i o n a lc o mmi t me n t t ol e v e r a g i n gi n f o r ma t i o nt e c h n o l o g yt o b r i d g eg a p sa n dc o mmu n i t i e sf o rab e t t e r t o mo r r o w.


I nh e rb o o k , “ APr o j e c tMa n a g e r ’ sGu i d et o Gr a n tWr i t i n g ” , LaJ u a n ae n d e a v o r st o i n s p i r eb u s i n e s sl e a d e r st oma k ed e c i s i o n s t h a ta r eb a s e do ne v i d e n c e b a s e db e s tp r a c t i c e s , l e s s o n sl e a r n e da n ds t r a t e g i cp l a n n i n g . Th i sb o o ks h o u l db er e a di na d v a n c eo f p u r s u i n gg r a n t s , n oma t t e rt h ei n d u s t r yo r s c o p eo fwo r k , i no r d e rt og a i namo r e c i r c u ms p e c t , i n c l u s i v e , a n dt e c h n o l o g i c a l p e r s p e c t i v eo fwh a ta l lg r a n twr i t i n ge n t a i l s f r o mal e a r n e dp r o f e s s i o n a la n de n t r e p r e n e u r wh oc o n s u l t so r g a n i z a t i o n st h r o u g h o u tt h e wo r l dt oa n dt h r o u g hs u c c e s so n ep r o j e c ta t at i me .

LaJ u a n ai saf i r mb e l i e v e rt h a tg r o wt h b e g i n swi t hu n d e r s t a n d i n go n e ’ sa g e n c y . Sh ei so f t e na s k e dt ob eame n t o r , s p e a k e r , o rb u s i n e s sc o a c h , s os h ed o e sh e rb e s tt o g i v eb a c ka n ds h a r ewh a th e l p sh e rd r i v e h e ro wns u c c e s st h r o u g hs o c i a l l yr o o t e d v o l u n t e e r i s m, wr i t i n g , r e c o r d i n gb e s t p r a c t i c e sa n dwa rs t o r i e st h r o u g hh e r p o d c a s t‘ Re a lMa n a g e me n tTa l k ’ , me n t o r i n g a n do t h e rme a n so fp r o d u c t i o nt h a tc a nb e c o n s u me df o rt a c i tg r o wt h , i n n o v a t i o na n d mo t i v a t i o nwo r l do v e r . He rf a v o r i t equo t ei s : “ Ia m de l i be r a t ea nda f r a i do fno t hi ng . ” — Audr eLo r de .

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Shehe l pe dhi mwi t hayout hpr ogr a m c a l l e dYWHPt ha twa sl oc a t e da tFa i r c hi l d Te nni sCe nt e ront heEa s ts i deofSA. He l pi ngyout hl e a r nt e nni s ,ka r a t e ,na t ur e a ndda yt oda yl i vi ngs ki l l s . Ne kaa t t e nde dc ol l e gea tTe xa sA&M Uni ve r s i t ya ndf ounde dac ommuni t ys e r vi c e Sor or i t yt ohe l ppe opl ei nt hea r e a . Whe nhe r pa r e nt spa s s e ds heputa l lhe rt e a c hi ngs t oge t he ra ndc r e a t e dTha 1Ra di o. Ove rt heye a r sMi s sNe kawa st henumbe r onehos ta ndmor ni ngs howpe r s ona l i t ya t KTFM,he l pe dl a unc hKROV,a ppe a r e don s e ve r a lda yt i met a l ks howsa ndhos t e d

e ve r yt hi ngf r omt hema i ns t a ge sa tFi e s t a , t hec i t yNe wYe a r sEveCe l e br a t i on,t he MLKMa r c h, Ta s t eofne wOr l e a ns ,c onc e r t s a nds omuc hmor e ! Mi s sNe kac of ounde dBl a c kBus i ne s sSa n Ant oni ot obr i ngs i t ea nds uppor tt ot he t hous a ndsofbl a c kbus i ne s sowne r si nt he c i t y .Shehos te ve nt st os pot l i ghts pe c i a l t a l e nt s ,s ma l lbus i ne s s ,woma n,yout ha nd whoe ve re l s ene e dsapl a t f or m. Tha 1wa sf ounde ds ope opl ec a nbehe a r d a nds e e nbyt hec i t ya ndbe yond.Shei nt e r vi e wsc i t yl e a de r se ve r ymont ht oke e pt he c ommuni t yi nf or me da nds heope nshe r door st ot hec ommuni t ya sac a t a l ys tt ohe l p ma kedr e a msc omet r ue . Mi s sNe kaa l s ohos ta na nnua lChr i s t ma s gi ve ba c kt ha tpr ovi de sgi f t sf or50f a mi l i e s a ndove r150ki dse ve r yye a r ,aba c kpa c k dr i vet ha the l pss c hool si nt hea r e awi t h ba c kpa c ksa ndTha 1Awa r dswhi c hr e c ogni z e s 21i ndi vi dua l swhogi ve ba c kt ot hec ommuni t y .


I nr e c e ntye a r ss heha sr e c e i ve dr e c ogni t i on f r om:Ant i oc hChur c hf orWome nofChr i s t i nt heCommuni t y , YMCACor ne r s t one a wa r df orhe rwor kont heEa s t s i de , WOAI / FOXNEWSa sADi f f e r e nc eMa ke r i nSAa ndbyt heSAAr tFounda t i on. Thi s gr ouphonor e dMi s sNe kabyus i nghe r i ma gef orac i t ymur a la sac ommuni t yl e a de r . Themur a li sf e a t ur e dont he2s t or ybui l di ng ont hec or ne rofPi nea ndAr a ns a sAve . I fyoua s kNe kai fs hei spr oudofwha ts he ha sdone . . . .s hewi l ll a ugha nds a y:I tf e e l s l i keIha ve n' tdonea nyt hi ngye t . I nf a c t ,t ha ti soner e a s onwhys hei snow r unni ngf orCi t yCounc i lDi s t r i c t2.Nne ka f e l tl i kes hene e de dt or a i s et heba ronhow s hehe l pe dt hec ommuni t y .Shewa nt e dt o domor ea nds hewa nt e dt or e a c hmor e pe opl e . "Ipr a ye da nda s ke dGodwha twa sne xt ? Howwa sIgoi ngt or e a l l ybeofhe l pt ot he ma s s e s .Godsa ns we r .I ti st i met or unf or c ounc i l " J a nua r y2020Nne kade c i de dt oe nt e rt hene xt c ounc i lr a c e .Shebe ga nt os t udyt hepos i t i on. At t e nde ve r yc ounc i lme e t i nga ndl e a r na bout boa r ds ,c ommi s s i onsa ndhowt hec i t ygove r nme ntr e a l l yr a n. Thr oughhe rr e s e a r c ha nds t udi e ss her e a l i z e d. Shewa snotonl yqua l i f i e df ort hi sj obbut ma def ort hi sj ob!Unf or t una t e l y ,t hepa nde mi c hi ta ndunr e s thi ti nt hes t r e e t sofma nyc i t i e s duet ot heki l l i ngofa not he runa r me dbl a c k ma n. Nne kaa s ke dhe r s e l f . . Wha twoul ds hedoi f s hea l r e a dyha dt hec ounc i lpos i t i ona ndt he n s hewe nti nt oa c t i on.Shehe l dc ommuni t y me e t i ngswi t hpubl i cof f i c i a l s ,he l dz oom me e t i ngswi t hl e a de r st ohe l ps ma l lbus i ne s s e s r e c e i vehe l p,pa r t ne r e dwi t hot he rc ommuni t y me mbe r st ogi veoutove r6, 000pl a t e soff r e e f ood,hundr e dsofma s ka ndpe r s ona l l yde l i ve r e dPPEpa c kst os ma l lbus i ne s s e s .


Ast heye a rc ont i nue ds odi da nyhe l p ne e de df ort hec ommuni t y .Ast heye a r we nton,Nne kas a wot he rne e dsf r om t hec ommuni t y ,a ndwor ke dt of i l lt hos e ne e dsa swe l l .Ne xt ,s hec r e a t e daD2 Re s our c egui det ha thol dsa l li mpor t a nt numbe r sf ort heDi s t r i c t2a r e aa nd i nc l ude sawe bs i t ewe r ebus i ne s s e sc a n l i s tt he i rbus i ne s sf orf r e e . Now,Nne kai sont hec a mpa i gnt r a i l a ndhe rwor kha snots t oppe dnor c ha nge d.Shec ont i nue st ohe l pwi t h f ooddr i ve s ,i nf or ma t i ont ohe l pf a mi l i e s a nds pot l i ght ss ma l lbus i ne s s e st hr ough he rpl a t f or m.


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SAMONTHLYPODCASTS Va l e nt i ne ’ sDa y“ Lo v eThe me d”SAMo nt hl yPo dc a s t sho s t e dby Bo n i t aPo d c a s t s . I nt he s epo dc a s t s , Sa nAnt o ni oi si nv i t e dt ot e l lt he i r s t o r i e sa ndl i s t e nt os t o r i e si nt hec o mmuni t y , e x pl o r i ngt hec o nc e pt o f“ l o v e . ”Wha ti sl o v e ?Quee se la mo r ?

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“ T hebes t gi f t i nl i f e, i s t ol ov eandbel ov ed. ” Ia ms ol uc kyt oha v ef o undt r ue l o v ei nmyl i f ea ndt obes ur r o unde d bys uppo r t e r swhos ho wl o v et omy mo nt hl ypo dc a s t s . Thi smo nt ha t Bo ni t aPr o duc t i o ns , Io pe ne dup mys t udi ot ot hec o mmuni t yt o i nv i t epe o pl et ot e l lt he i rl o v es t o r i e s . Wha tIl e a r ne da bo utl o v edur i ng po dc a s t i ngi ss ur et oputas mi l e o ny o urf a c ea ndbej us tt heme s s a g e y o une e dt hi sVa l e nt i ne ’ sDa y ! Mypo dc a s t sa bo utl o v ea r ef o r e v e r y o nea te v e r ys t a g eo ft he i r l o v e j o ur ne y . I fy o uf o undl o v e , Iwi l le x pl a i nho wt oke e pi tf r e s h. I fy o ua r es t i l ll o o ki ng , Iwi l lt a l k a bo utho wt oke e pf r o mg e t t i ng di s c o ur a g e di nt hef a s t pa c e da nd s o me t i me sc r ue lt i me so fs o c i a l me di a . Re me mbe r , l o v eha ppe ns whe ny o uar eno tl o o ki ngf o ri t ! Tur nupy o ure a r pho ne sa ndt une i nt omyc ha nne l st hi sVa l e nt i ne ’ s Da y :


Th i sVa l e n t i n e ’ sDa yIa ms e n d i n gmyl o v et oa l lo fmyf r i e n d s a n ds u p p o r t e r swh oh a v eh e l p e dma k et h el a u n c ho fmyp r o d u c t i o n c o mp a n yas u c c e s s . An y o n ewh ok n o wsmewi l lt e l ly o ut h a tIv a l u el o v ea n dd r e a ms t r e me n d o u s l y . Wi t h o u to u rp a s s i o n s , a n dp e o p l et os h a r et h o s e p a s s i o n swi t h , l i f ewo u l db eab o r i n gs e r i e so fr o u t i n ed a y s .I n p u r s u i n gmyd r e a ms , If i n dt h a tIa ma b l et oh e l pt h ec o mmu n i t y r e a c ht h e i rb i gd r e a ms . Wi t ht h eh e l po fp o p u l a rs e a s o n e dn e ws a n c h o r wo ma n , Sa r a hLu c e r o , weh a v ep u tma n yn e wt a l e n t sa n d h a r d wo r k i n gLa t i n a s“ I nt h eSp o t l i g h t ”o nt h es h o w“ 2La t i n a s . ” Ofc o u r s e , wi t ht h eh e l po fSAMo n t h l y ’ sPu b l i s h e ra n dCEO, DM Ro d r i g u e z , Ih a v eb e e na b l et oo f f e rp e o p l et h eo p p o r t u n i t y t ol a u n c ht h e ms e l v e s , t h e i rb u s i n e s s e s , o rp r o d u c t so nt h emo s t p o p u l a rl o c a lp l a t f o r ms( wi t ht h ek e e ne y ef o ra e s t h e t i c s , d e s i g n , a n dwr i t i n g , Se n i o rEd i t o ro fSAMo n t h l yMa g a z i n e , Zi t a Ba r b a r a ) . Th a n ky o uf o re v e r y t h i n gt h a ty o ud o , a n df o ra l wa y ss u p p o r t i n g e v e r y t h i n gt h a tId o ! La s t l y , Iwo u l dl i k et os h a r emyl o v ewi t ht h eb e a u t i f u lc o mmu n i t yo f Sa nAn t o n i o , t h a te v e ni nt i me so fu n c e r t a i n t y , h a v ee mb r a c e dBo n i t a Pr o d u c t i o n sSt u d i oa sap l a c ewh e r ea n y o n ec a nc o mec r e a t et h e i r v i s i o n sa n dc r e a t i v ep r o j e c t s . Co n t i n u et oh e l pmei nh e l p i n gy o ub ys h o wi n gy o u r“ l o v e ”t omy Yo u t u b ea n dI n s t a g r a mp l a t f o r msa sIc o n t i n u et og r o wt h i sl o c a l p l a t f o r mf o rt h ec o mmu n i t yo fSa nAn t o n i o !

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t os oc i e t y ,s t a t i s t i c ss howt ha tt he r eha sbe e na n i nc r e a s ei ns hi ppi nga ndde l i ve r yr e l a t e dve hi c l e s ont her oa d.Wi t ht hei nc r e a s ei nt he s eve hi c l e s , a ndt r a f f i cs l owl yc omi ngba c k,wewi l ll i ke l ys e e a ni nc r e a s ei na c c i de nt sa swe l l .Be i ngi na n a c c i de nt ,e s pe c i a l l yonec a us e dbya not he rpe r s on’ s ne gl i ge nc e ,c a nbeas t r e s s f ule ve nt .He r ea r e s omet i psa ndr e mi nde r sofwha tt ododur i ng wha tc a nbeave r ys t r e s sf une ve nt :He r ea r e s omet i psa ndr e mi nde r sofwha tt odoi fyou a r ee ve ri nvol ve di na na c c i de nt : 1Ca l lt hepol i c e .I na ddi t i ont opr ovi di ng y ,e s pe c i a l l yi fyoua r eont hehi ghwa y , s a f e t t he ywi l ll i ke l ydoc ume ntwhot he ybe l i e ve i sa tf a ul t .I fyoua r ea bl e ,ma kes ur eyoua r e c l e a ra boutwha toc c ur r e d.Thepe r s onwho c ol l i de dwi t hyouma ybet e l l i ngac ompl e t e l y di f f e r e nts t or y .Ma kes ur eyoua dvi s et he pol i c ei ft heot he rve hi c l ewa sbr e a ki ngt he l a ws uc ha ss pe e di ngorf a i l i ngt os i gna la l a nec ha nge .Thi sc oul dma keadi f f e r e nc e downt hel i ne . 2Don’ the s i t a t et oge tme di c a la t t e nt i on.Thepol i c e wi l ll i ke l ya s kyoui fyoua r ei nj ur e da nda r ei nne e d ofme di c a lhe l p.Le tt he mknowi fyoune e da na mbul a nc e .I fyoua r ei nj ur e da ndr e f us et obet a ke ni n a na mbul a nc e ,ma kes ur et oge tme di c a la t t e nt i on a ss oona spos s i bl e .Ma nype opl et r yt ot oughi tout a ndunde r e s t i ma t et hei nj ur i e st ha tave hi c l ec ol l i s i onc a nha ve .Al s o,ma kes ur et of ol l owupwi t h a nyr e c omme nde dt r e a t me nt ,i nc l udi ngt he r a py .

3Ge tt hena me sa ndc ont a c ti nf or ma t i onofa l lt he wi t ne s s e s .I fa nyot he rdr i ve r sobs e r vet hei nc i de nt a nds t op.As kt he mf ort he i ri nf or ma t i ona swe l l . Thi swi l lhe l pi ft heot he rdr i ve rgi ve sa na l t e r na t e ve r s i onofe ve nt st opol i c e . 4I tgoe swi t houts a yi ng,butt a kepi c t ur e soft he da ma ge sa ndi nj ur i e s .Api c t ur es a ysat hous a nd wor dsa ndc a nbeve r ypowe r f uli nac our tofl a w. 5Ma keaj our na l .Ir e c omme ndt ha tmyc l i e nt sma ke as ma l lj our na loft hei nc i de nt .I tc a ni nc l udewha t ha ppe ne d,yours e que nc eofme di c a la t t e nt i on,t r e a t me nt ,t he r a py ,mi s s e dwor k,e t c .Al loft he s ei t e ms c a nbehe l pf ult oyoura t t or ne ywhe nt r yi ngt opi e c e e ve r yt hi ngt oge t he r ,a ndc a na l s ohe l pwhe nt he y a r ewor ki ngt one got i a t eas e t t l e me ntonyourbe ha l f . 6Ca l lyouri ns ur a nc ec ompa ny . Youri ns ur a nc e c ompa nyl i ke l yr e qui r e si t .Di s c us swi t ht he m yourc ove r a ge ,a nda nya s s i s t a nc et he yc a npr ovi de . 7La s tbutnotl e a s t ,hi r ea na t t or ne y .Mos t ,i fnota l l , pe r s ona li nj ur ya t t or ne yswor konac ont i nge ntf e e ba s i s .Me a ni ngt he ydon’ tge tpa i dunl e s syour e c ove r . I ns ur a nc ec ompa ni e sc a nbec ha l l e ngi ngt ode a lwi t h. I the l pst oha vee xpe r i e nc e dr e pr e s e nt a t i onf r omt he be gi nni ng.I t ’ l ll i ke l ypa ydi vi de ndswhe ni tc ome s t i met oge t t i ngr e i mbur s e df oryourl os s . Hope f ul l yt he s ef e wt i pswi l lhe l pyoui fyoua r ee ve r i nvol ve di na na c c i de nt .Al t hought he ya r ewi t hr e ga r d t oa ut oa c c i de nt s ,t he yc a nl i ke l ybea ppl i e dt oa nyt ype ofi nj ur yyouma yha ve .Wi t ht ha tbe i ngs a i d,t hebe s t wa yt ode a lwi t ha na c c i de nt ,i sne ve rt oha veonet o be gi nwi t h.Bes a f eoutt he r e ,buti fa na c c i de nt ha ppe ns ,ma kes ur et opr ot e c tyour s e l fa ndyourf a mi l y .


Mar i Cav az os SAM:Ho wl o ngha v ey o upr a c t i c e d l a w? Iha vepr a c t i c e dl a wf orove r26ye a r s . Is t a r t e dmyl e ga lc a r e e rwi t haba ng. If oundoutmyba rr e s ul t sonaSa t ur da ya ndha dmyf i r s tj ur yt r i a la s y .I c oc ouns e lt hef ol l owi ngMonda s t i l lr e me mbe rgoi ngt oPr e s i di ng Cour ta ndha vi ngJ udgeCha r l i e Gonz a l e zs we a rmei nt ha tmor ni ng s oIc oul dc r os s e xa mi nemyf i r s t wi t ne s si nJ udgeCa r ol ynSpe a r s ’ c our t r ooma f t e rl unc h.Noneofmy pe e r sha de ve nbe e ns wor ni nt o pr a c t i c el a wye ta st he ywe r ewa i t i ng f ort heof f i c i a lc e r e monyi nAus t i n af e wwe e ksl a t e r .Ands obe ga nt he r e s tofmyc a r e e rofbe i ngt hr own i nt oboi l i ngwa t e rbe f or eha vi nga c ha nc et os i mme r . SAM:Whatt ypeofc as e sdoyou ge ne r al l yhandl e ? Ic utmyt e e t hwor ki ngwi t hgove r nme nt a le nt i t i e s .Myc l i e nt si nc l ude d t heCi t yofSa nAnt oni o,va r i ouss c hool di s t r i c t s ,t hehous i nga ut hor i t ya ndVI A Tr a ns i t Aut hor i t y ,whi c hwa smya nc hor c l i e nt .Iwor ke done ve r yt hi ngf r om pe r s ona li nj ur yt oc i vi lr i ght st oe mpl oyme ntma t t e r s .Myt r i a le xpe r i e nc e wa smos t l yIt hea ut oa c c i de nta r e na . The r ewa sape r i odoft i mewhe nIwa s t r yi ngac a s et oaj ur yt r i a le ve r yot he r we e k,whi c ht ookat ol lonmyf a mi l y l i f e .He nc e ,s hor t l ya f t e rmyf i r s tc hi l d wa sbor n,Is t a r t e dmyownl a wof f i c e r e pr e s e nt i ngpl a i nt i f f sa ndde f e nda nt s i npe r s ona li nj ur y ,bus i ne s sa nde mpl oyme ntma t t e r s .Now,If oc usc ompl e t e l y onme di a t i ngc a s e sput t i nga l lmy e ne r gi e si nt os e t t l i ngma t t e r st ha ta r e i nl i t i ga t i on.


a c t i nga st he i ra t t or ne yn orgi vi ngl e g a la d vi c e .Asa me di a t o r ,myr ol ei st oa c ta sa ni mp a r t i a lt hi r dp a r t y wh ot r i e st obr i ngbot hs i de st o ge t he rt oa mi c a b l y r e s o l vet he i rc a s e .


Howdoyo ut hi nky o urf i r m wi l lgr owi nt hene xt f i veye ar s ? Wi t ht hea dv e n to fv i d e oc o n f e r e nc i n g, t h e r ei sno g e o gr a ph i c a ll i mi tt ot heb oun d sofame di a t i on p r a c t i c e .Iha v eme d i a t e dEEOCa n dFa i rHou s i ng c a s e svi at e l e c o nf e r e n c ea c r o s st hes t a t ebe f o r e Covi dhi tb utno wv i de oc o nf e r e n c i n gh a se x pa nd e d t ha tf ort hebe t t e ra ndb e yon d . Wha tar et hebi g g e s tc hal l e nge sf ac i ngyo urf i r m r i ghtnow? TheCovi dp a n d e mi cha sa f f e c t e de v e r yo nei none wa yora no t h e r .Asame d i a t or , Iha v et y pi c a l l y c ondu c t e dmyme d i a t i on si npe r s o n.Now,wi t h s oc i a ldi s t a n c i ng , Ia mc o n duc t i n gt h e mvi az o om. Wh i l ei tha sp r ov e nt obeav e r yc o n ve n i e ntwa y ofc on du c t i n gme d i a t i on s , Is t i l lpr e f e rho l di ng t h e mi np e r s o n.I ti sal oth a r de rt of o r mar e l a t i on s h i po ft r us twi t ht h epa r t i e s , wh oa r eu s ua l l y s t r a ng e r s .I nme d i a t i on, t h epa r t i e sr e l yoni n f or ma t i o ng i v e nb yt heme d i a t ora ndt he r ei sus ua l l y s omede g r e eoft r us tt h a ti sf o r me db e t we e nt he me di a t ora n dt hep a r t i e s .Th i sma ke si tmo r e c omf or t a b l ef o rt hep a r t i e st oma k eade c i s i on t owa r ds e t t l e me n t .Howe v e r ,t h i sha spr ov e nt ob e amuc hha r de rt a s kt oun d e r t a k evi az o omc on f e r e nc e s . I nyourownwor ds ,wha ta r et het hr e ema i n at t r i but e sf o ras uc c e s s f ull a wye r ? Asame di a t or , t hen a meoft h eg a mei st os e t t l ea c a s e .I nt h ec a s eo fa na t t o r ne y / me di a t or ,Ib e l i e ve t h a tdi s c e r n me n t ,t e n a c i t ya ndge nu i n ec o nc e r na r e e s s e nt i a l .Di s c e r n me nti si mp o r t a n tf o rd e t e r mi ni ng t h ei s s u e si nac a s ea ndwh a ti twi l lt a k et os e t t l ei t . Il i k et ogos t r a i g htt ot hei s s ue sa n ddo n’ tl i k et o b e a ta r ou ndt hebu s h.Te n a c i t yi sn e e de dt oge tt h e j o bdo ne .Th e r eh a v ebe e nma nyt i me st ha tIha ve be e nt e mp t e dt ot h r o wi nt het o we li nadi f f i c ul t me di a t i onwhe ni ts e e me dl i kei twa sn e ve rg oi ngt o s e t t l e .Te n a c i t yh a sgot t e nmet hr o ught h ed e a dl oc ks a ndf o r c e dmet ot h i nkc r e a t i v e l ya ndb ep e r s i s t e nt i nt r ud gi ngt hec a s et h r ou g hs e t t l e me nt .Idot h i s n otb e c a us eIa mbe i ngpa i dt obu tbe c a u s eIge nui ne l yc a r ea b ou tt hepa r t i e sa ndt r u l ywa n tt he mt o p uta no f t e npa i n f u la n db u r d e n s o mec ha pt e rb e h i n d t he ms ot h e yc a nmo v eonwi t ht he i rl i v e swi t ht h e we i g htofl i t i g a t i o nl i f t e do f ft h e i rs h ou l de r s .


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Dr . Ca nt ui sa na v i da d v o c a t ef o re nv i r o nme nt a lhe a l t h. Shewo r k sc l o s e l ywi t ht heAl l i a nc eo fNur s e sf o rHe a l t hy Env i r o nme nt st oi nc l ud ee nv i r o nme nt a lhe a l t ht hr o ug ho ut nur s i ngc ur r i c ul um. Sheha sl e dt hewa ya tt henur s i ng s c ho o li nd e v e l o p i ngmo d ul e so nCl i ma t eCha ng ea sa Pub l i cHe a l t hi s s ue . Shea d v o c a t e sf o re q ui t yi nSa n Ant o ni o ’ sCl i ma t eAc t i o na ndAd a p t a t i o nPl a na sa me mb e ro ft hee q ui t yt a s k f o r c ea ndt heCPSEne r g y ’ s Ci t i z e n’ sAc t i o nCo unc i la nda d v o c a t e sf o rs us t a i na b l e a ndr e ne wa b l ee ne r g y .


Al b e r tTa r r i e l a , MSN, RN, CCRNha sb e e nanur s ef o rmo r e t ha n2 5y e a r s . Heha sb e e nwi t ht heUni v e r s i t yHe a l t hf o r a l mo s t1 0y e a r sa ndha ss e r v e da st hePa t i e ntCa r eCo o r d i na t o ro ft heCa r d i o t ho r a c i cTr a ns p l a ntI CUs i nc e2 0 1 1 . Hei sc ur r e nt l yt heCha i ro fTe c hno l o g yI nt e g r a t i o nCo unc i l t ha ti sr e s p o ns i b l ef o rnur s i nga ndi nt e r d i s c i p l i na r yme mb e r s i ni mp l e me nt i nghe a l t hc a r er e l a t e dt e c hno l o g yi nt op r a c t i c e . Hei st hec ur r e ntVi c ePr e s i d e nto ft hePhi l i p p i neNur s e s As s o c i a t i o nSa nAnt o ni oa ndc ha i r st hePub l i c i t y Co mmi t t e e . Hei s s uc ha na ma z i ngd y na mi cr o l emo d e l a sd e s c r i b e db yhi sc o l l e a g ue sa nde mb r a c e sc ha l l e ng e sa nd i nno v a t i v es t r a t e g i e s . Hec o nt i nuo us l ys ho wshi ss t a f fwha t i tme a nst of e e ls up p o r t e d . Heg e nui ne l yl o v e swha thed o e s a ndi ts ho wst hr o ug hhi se nt hus i a s mt oe d uc a t eo t he r si na wa yt ha tma k e st he mf e e la c c o mp l i s he da ndc o mp e t e nt . Co mmuni t ys e r v i c ei sa l wa y si nAl b e r t ’ she a r t . Hei sa n a c t i v eme mb e ro ft heSt o pt heBl e e dv o l unt e e rp r o g r a ma nd s up p o r t st heAHAhe a r twa l k sa nnua l l y . Hes e r v e sa saCho i r Le a d e re v e r ySund a ya tPr i nc eo fPe a c eChur c h. Hei sa s t a unc ha d v o c a t eo fv a r i o usc o mmuni t yo ut r e a c he v e nt s , l o c a l l ya ndi nhi sna t i v el a nd , t hePhi l i p p i ne s . La s ty e a r , t hr o ug hhi sl o v ef o rmus i c , Al b e r ta ndhi sb a nd–t heAd o b o J a m-o r g a ni z e daf und r a i s i nge v e ntt ohe l pt hev i c t i mso f t heTa a lVo l c a noEr up t i o nv i c t i msi nt hePhi l i p p i ne s .

d ur i ngap a nd e mi ci sno t hi ngs ho r to fhe r o i c . El l e n’ sl e a d e r s hi pd ur i ngCOVI Di smo r et ha nc o mme nd a b l e . Pa t i e nt swe r e e f f e c t i v e l yt r i a g e d . Fo rp a t i e nt st ha tc o ul db ee v a l ua t e db ya p ho nev i s i to rt e l e he a l t hv i s i t , a c c o mmo d a t i o nswe r ema d e . Pa t i e nt swi t hc a s t sa ndr a d i o l o g i c a lne e d swhor e q ui r e dt ob e s e e ni np e r s o nwe r ea s s ur e do fs a f ep r a c t i c e sb yma s k i ng , s o c i a ld i s t a nc i ng , a nds t r i c tc l e a ni ngp r o c e s s e sb e t we e n p a t i e nt sa ndr e g ul a r l ye v e r yd a y . I n2 0 2 0 , s hei nc r e a s e d s e r v i c e st oi nc l ud eaGe r i a t r i ct r a umac l i ni c . I n2 0 2 1 , a n a v e nuef o rp a t i e nt swi t hPTSDs y mp t o mst os e eal i c e ns e d s o c i a lwo r k e rf o rs up p o r ta ndr e f e r r a l swa sc r e a t e d . Thi si s a l s ot heo nl yc l i ni ct op i l o tat r a ns p o r t a t i o ns e r v i c ewi t hLy f t t oe ns ur et ha tp a t i e nt swe r ea b l et oa t t e ndt he i rf o l l o w-up a p p o i nt me nt s . He rv a l i a nte f f o r t sa sa no ut p a t i e ntnur s e c a nno tg ounr e c o g ni z e d . El l e ni sa na c t i v eSt o pt heBl e e d i ns t r uc t o ra nds up p o r t sI nj ur yp r e v e nt i o ne f f o r t sl i k eSa f e Ki d sDa ya ndI nt e r na t i o na lWa l kt oSc ho o lDa y .

AnuSk a r i a , BSN, RN, CCRN, PCCNi sa na c t i v eme mb e r o ft hep r o c e s si mp r o v e me nta nda c c o unt a b i l i t ya ndr e t e nt i o n a ndr e c o g ni t i o nc o mmi t t e e sa tUni v e r s i t yHe a l t h. He ra c t i v e p a r t i c i p a t i o ni nt heuni t b a s e dc o unc i l sma k e sas i g ni f i c a nt i mp a c to np a t i e nta nds t a f fs a t i s f a c t i o n. Shei sag r e a tp r e c e p t o rf o rt hene wg r a d ua t e sa ndha sr e c e i v e dmul t i p l e k ud o sf r o mhe rp r e c e p t e e s . Re c e nt l y , s hep r e s e nt e da so ne o ft hep a ne l i s t sa ta ni nt e r na t i o na lnur s e s ’c o nf e r e nc e . Anu i sar o l emo d e la ndi nf l ue nc e rt ohe rp e e r s . Shea l wa y s ha sas mi l eo nhe rf a c ea ndha sav e r ywe l c o mi ngna t ur e . He rc r i t i c a lt hi nk i ng , o b s e r v a t i o n, a ndt i me l ya c t i o nha v e he l p e di ne a r l yd e t e c t i o no fd i s e a s ep r o c e s sa ndha v es a v e d p a t i e nt s ’l i v e s . Shee nc o ur a g e sa ndg ui d e she rp e e r st ot a k e na t i o na lc e r t i f i c a t i o n. Anui saf a i t hf o r ma t i o nt e a c he ro f he rc o mmuni t yc hur c ha nda na nc ho ro fc hur c hp r o g r a ms . Shei saNur s e sMi ni s t r yme mb e r , r e nd e r i ngs p i r i t ua lc a r e i np r a y e r sa tho mea ndho s p i t a lv i s i t st or e nd e rc o mp a s s i o na t ec a r ef o rp e r s o nsa f f e c t e d . Sher e c e i v e dt he Nur s i ngEx c e l l e nc eAwa r di n2 0 1 8a ndha sr e c e i v e d mul t i p l eno mi na t i o nsf o rt heDa i s ya wa r d . Ca r e g i v i ng i sat o pp r i o r i t yf o rAnu. Ev e r yp a t i e ntha sa l wa y sr e me mb e r e dhe rna me , d e me a no r , a ndv o i c ea sc a l mi ng , k i nd , El l e nLy o ns , BSN, RNma s t e r f ul l yo v e r s e e so neo ft heb us i e s t a ndc a r i ng . Sheha sr e c e i v e dmuc hr e c o g ni t i o nf r o mt he c l i ni c sa tUni v e r s i t yHe a l t h, o r c he s t r a t i nga ni mp r e s s i v emul t i - p a t i e nt sa ndt he i rf a mi l i e s . f unc t i o na lc l i ni cf o ri nj ur e dp a t i e nt sf r o ma c r o s sSo ut hTe x a s . Shema na g e sac l i ni ct ha tp r o v i d e sc a r et oo v e r1 6 , 0 0 0p a t i e nt s a nnua l l y . Shec ha mp i o ne dt hei mp l e me nt a t i o no fo urne w c o mp ut e r i z e dd o c ume nt a t i o ns y s t e m. Na v i g a t i ngane wEMR


Cl a ud i aLo p e z , BSN, RNCwo r k si nanur s i nguni tr e s e r v e d f o ri nma t e sa tUni v e r s i t yHe a l t h. Dur i ngt heCOVI D1 9 p a nd e mi c , Cl a ud i awr o t ep o l i c i e sa ndg ui d e l i ne sg o v e r ni ng a l la s p e c t so fhe runi t . Shed e v e l o p e da ne d uc a t i o na nd o r i e nt a t i o np r o g r a mf o rs t a f fwo r k i ngwi t hi nma t e sa d mi t t e di no t he rnur s i nguni t s . He re f f o r t sha v ec o nt r i b ut e d t o1 0 0 %s t a f fr e t e nt i o nr a t eo v e rt hel a s tf i v ey e a r sa ndhe r uni tt ob eCLABSI -a ndCAUTI f r e ef o ro v e rt hr e ey e a r s . Cl a ud i ai sag r e a tp a t i e nta d v o c a t ewho s emi s s i o ni st oe ns ur e t ha ta l lp a t i e nt si nhe runi tr e c e i v ec o mp a s s i o na t ec a r e . She c a r e sf o rp a t i e nt swi t he mp a t hya ndc o mp a s s i o n, r e g a r d l e s s o ft he i rb a c k g r o und . He rno mi na t o rs ha r e dt hi ss t o r y :“ A p a t i e ntwhowa sa d mi t t e di no utuni tf o ro v e ro ney e a r , c a l l e d meo nt hed a yhewa sr e l e a s e df r o mj a i lt ot a l kt omea b o ut Cl a ud i a . Amo ngt het hi ng st ha thes a i dwa s , Cl a ud i ai sa g r e a tnur s e , ag r e a thuma nb e i ng . Iwa saha r d e ne dc r i mi na l b utmys t a yhe r ewi t hCl a ud i aha sg i v e nmeb a c kmyhuma ni t y . Iho p et oo ned a yr e p a ya l lt ho s et ha tIwr o ng e db e f o r e c o mi ngt ot hi sho s p i t a l ” . Cl a ud i ap a r t i c i p a t e si nc o mmuni t y s e r v i c e s . Shemo b i l i z e ss t a f ft oj o i nhe ri nc o mmuni t ys e r v i c e a c t i v i t i e si nc l ud i ngt heUni t e dWa y , t heSa nAnt o ni oFo o d Ba nk , a nds up p o r t sv a r i o usf und r a i s i nge v e nt sf o rAl z he i me r ’ s d i s e a s ee r a d i c a t i o n, s ui c i d ep r e v e nt i o na wa r e ne s swa l k s , a nd t heAme r i c a nHe a r t As s o c i a t i o nwa l k .

Ce l e s t eBr y s o n, DNP , MBA, MSN, ACNPBC, CCNS, CCRN i sap e r s o nwhoc he r i s he sa ndr e s p e c t st hei mp o r t a nc eo f k no wl e d g ea nde d uc a t i o n. Shewho l e he a r t e d l yb e l i e v e si n f a i r ne s s , e q ui t ya ndj us t i c ef o ra l l . Shes e r v e st hec o unt r y a ndf i g ht sf o rt her i g ht so ft ho s es hep r o t e c t sa ss heha s s e r v e di nt heUSAr myRe s e r v e sa saLi e ut e na ntCo l o ne lf o r t hep a s t2 0y e a r s , a saCo mma nd e ro fauni ta ndAs s i s t a nt Chi e fnur s e , a ndt hePr o g r a mDi r e c t o rf o rt heAr myCo mb a t Me d i c s .

Ov e rt hel a s tf e wy e a r s , s heha sb e e nt heNur s ePr a c t i t i o ne r Li a i s o na tMe t ho d i s tHo s p i t a la ndwa sr e c e nt l yna me dt he c o c ha i ro ft heMe t ho d i s tLe a d e r s hi pCo unc i l . Dr . Br y s o n i ns t i l l si ne v e r y o net hemo t t o“ Ca r el i k eFa mi l y ” , whi c h a l l o wshe rt onur t ur ea ne nv i r o nme nto fi nc l us i o n. She ha sha dg r e a ti mp a c twi t hmul t i p l es i g ni f i c a ntc o nt r i b ut i o ns a sCha i ro ft heEv i d e nc eBa s e dCo mmi t t e e . Shei st he Di r e c t o ro ft heCr i t i c a lCa r eNur s ePr a c t i t i o ne r s , CVI CU a ndt heLungRe c o v e r yI CU. Shewa sav i t a lp a r to ft he he a l t hc a r et e a mt ha ts up p o r t e do neo ft hef i r s tf o ur p a t i e nt si nt hec o unt r yt or e c e i v ead o ub l el ungt r a ns p l a nt a tt heLungRe c o v e r yI CU/ ECMOuni ta tMe t ho d i s t Ho s p i t a l . Dr . Br y s o nb e l i e v e si ns e r v i c ei nb o t hhe rmi l i t a r y c a r e e ra ndp e r s o na ll i f e . Shei sd e e p l yi nv o l v e di nhe r c hur c h, t heSa l v a t i o nAr myAng e lTr e e , a ndt heBr e a k f a s t f o rSe ni o r ’ sp r o j e c t .

Da r l e neCa r us o , MSN, CVRN, CWOCN, NDs t a r t e da s ad e d i c a t e dp r e c e p t o ra ndme nt o ra ndwo r k e dhe rwa yt o b e c o mi nganur s ee d uc a t o r , ma na g e r , a ndd i r e c t o r . She ha ss e r v e da st heSe c r e t a r y , Fr i e nd so fOs t o ma t e sWo r l d Wi d e ;c o c ha i r , Me t ho d i s tHo s p i t a lPr o f e s s i o na lPr a c t i c e Co mmi t t e e ;me mb e r , Pr o f e s s i o na lPr a c t i c eCo mmi t t e e ; a ndCha i r , Sk i nCa r eCo mmi t t e e . Shei sab o a r dme mb e r , l o c a l AACN;me mb e r , TNADi s t r i c t8I ma g eMa k e r Co mmi t t e e , a ndme mb e r , Te x a sOr g a ni z a t i o nf o rNur s i ng Le a d e r s hi p . Da r l e nes t r i v e st os t r e ng t he nhe rp r o f e s s i o na l e f f e c t i v e ne s s . Shep r o v i d e she rt e a mwi t ht hee x p e r i e nc e s t og r o wp r o f e s s i o na l l y . Sheha sp r o v i d e de d uc a t i o no n wo und , o s t o my , a ndc o nt i ne nc ec a r e . Sheha swo r k e dt i r e l e s s l ywi t ht heCVI CUt e a mt or e d uc et hep r e s s ur ei nj ur i e s f o rt he i rECMOp a t i e nt s . Shewa si ns t r ume nt a li nt r a ns f o r mi ngt heCa r d i a c Pr o g r e s s i v eCa r eUni tb yp r o v i d i ng t hee d uc a t i o nc l a s s e s . Da r l e e ni sas e r v a ntl e a d e r . She ma k e sp i l l o wc a s e sa nd l a und r yb a g sf o rNe wBe g i nni ng s Chi l d r e n' sHo mea ndc r o c he t st r a c he o s t o myb i b sf o r p a t i e nt s . Shema d eo v e r2 0 0f a c ema s k sa ndha nd e dt he m o utt ohe rs t a f ff o rt he i rp r o t e c t i o n. Asac o mp a s s i o na t e p r o f e s s i o na l , Da r l e ner e c e i v e dt heDa i s ya wa r df o rt a k i ng ap a t i e nt ’ sc l o t he sho met owa s ht he ma ndb o ug hthi m s o c k s , s ho r t s , a ndar a z o r .


Da wnaBo ud r e a ux , MSN, RNha sb e e na nRNs i nc e2 0 1 2 a ndha se x p o ne nt i a l l yg r o wna sa ne me r g i nghe a l t hc a r e l e a d e ra ndp a t i e nta d v o c a t ei nt heNI CUa tUni v e r s i t y He a l t h. Shei sar e s o ur c ea ndc l i ni c a ll e a d e rwi t hi nhe r uni t . Shea c t i v e l yr e c r ui t she rp e e r st ob ei nv o l v e di nt he d e v e l o p me nt a lc a r e , nur s er e t e nt i o n, a ndq ua l i t yi mp r o v e me ntc o mmi t t e e s . Shes up p o r t si nt e r p r o f e s s i o na lc o l l a b o r a t i o nb ywo r k i ngc l o s e l ywi t hv a r i o usd i s c i p l i ne st op r o v i d e ho l i s t i cc a r ei nc l ud i ngc ue b a s e df e e d i ng , Go s l i ngr e a d i ng p r o g r a m, a ndKa ng a r o oc a r e . Ka ng a r o o a t ho ni sap r o g r a mt ha tp r o mo t e ss k i nt o s k i nc a r ef o re v e r yp a t i e nta nd e ns ur e st ha tp a r e nt sa r er e c e i v i ngt hes a meo p p o r t uni t i e s a nds up p o r tt op r o v i d et hi sc a r e . Da wnar o l emo d e l sf a mi l y c e nt e r e dc a r et hr o ug hhe ra d v o c a c yf o rp a t i e nt sa ndt he i r f a mi l i e s . Shei sr e c o g ni z e db yt hec a r et e a ma saf i e r c e a d v o c a t ef o rhe rp a t i e nt sa ndt he i rf a mi l i e s . Shep r o mo t e s f a mi l yi nv o l v e me nta nds t a nd a r d i z e sc a r ep r a c t i c e st ha t p r o mo t ee q ui t yi np a t i e nto ut c o me s . Shec o nt r i b ut e d t ot heMa g ne tr e -d e s i g na t i o no fUni v e r s i t yHo s p i t a l . Da wna ’ sc o mmuni t ys e r v i c ei nv o l v e me nti nc l ud e sb e i ng a me mb e ro fap r a y e ro r g a ni z a t i o na tc hur c ht ha ts e r v e s t hec o mmuni t yb yc o l l e c t i ngd o na t i o nsf o rt heGo o d Sa ma r i t a nCe nt e ra ndf e e d i ngho me l e s sc i t i z e ns . She wo r k st i r e l e s s l yt oa d v o c a t ef o rt hemo s tv ul ne r a b l ep a t i e nt p o p ul a t i o ni nNI CU.

Di a naCa v a z o s , PhD, MSN, MHS, RNi sa na s s i s t a nt p r o f e s s o ra tUTHe a l t hSa nAnt o ni o . He rnur s i ngb a c k g r o undc o ns i s t so fe x p e r t i s ei nSc ho o lNur s i ng , Re s e a r c h, a ndMa t e r na l / Ne o na t a lCa r e . He rr e s e a r c hi nt e r e s tha s f o c us e do ne mp o we r i ngwo me nv i c t i mso fi nt i ma t ep a r t ne r v i o l e nc ea ndi s s ue swi t hp a t i e nt sl i mi t e dEng l i s hp r o f i c i e nc y . Dr . Ca v a z o si sa c t i v eb o a r dme mb e rwi t hNa t i o na l As s o c i a t i o no fHi s p a ni cNur s e s SACha p t e r . Shes e r v e sa sa d v i s o r

f o rHi s p a ni cSt ud e ntNur s eAs s o c i a t i o n, Ce r t i f i e dMe d i c a l I nt e r p r e t e r , St o pTheBl e e dSp a ni s hI ns t r uc t o r , a ndanur s e v o l unt e e rwi t hSt r e e tMe d i c i ne-Sa nAnt o ni o . Dr . Ca v a z o s ha ss ha r e dhe rl o v ef o rc o mmuni t ys e r v i c ewi t hnur s e sa nd d o c t o r swhoha v ee x p e r i e nc e dp r o v i d i ngc a r et ot heho me l e s s p o p ul a t i o n. Sheha sf o undwa y st oa d v o c a t ef o rho me l e s s p o p ul a t i o na ndp r o v i d e st he mwi t hhy g i e ne / f e mi ni nep r o d uc t s , s o c k s , a nds na c k sb yc o l l e c t i ngo v e r6 0c a r ep a c k a g e s whi l eo nhe rs t r e e tr o und s . He rr e s e a r c hf o c us e so nc r e a t i ng a wa r e ne s so nhe a l t hd i s p a r i t i e sa ndhe a l t hi ne q ui t y . She a d v o c a t e sf o rc ul t ur a la wa r e ne s st os e r v et hec o mmuni t y , s t i mul a t i nghe a l t hc a r ea ndp o l i c yc ha ng e . Shet a ug htt he f i r s tSt o pt heb l e e di nSp a ni s h, e nc o ur a g i ngo t he ra r e a s s uc ha sUni v e r s i t yo fPue r t oRi c ot od ot hes a mef o rhi g h c r i meg unv i o l e nc e .

Ge r a r dSt o . Do mi ng o , MSN, RN, PMHNBCi saPa t i e nt Ca r eCo o r d i na t o ri nt hePs y c hi a t r yUni ta nd7Me d i c i ne a tUni v e r s i t yHo s p i t a l . Hei sad y na mi ci nd i v i d ua lwho p o s s e s s e se x c e p t i o na li nt e l l e c t ua la b i l i t yt oma k ec r i t i c a l d e c i s i o nsa ndha se a r ne dg r e a tr e s p e c tf o rhi si mp e c c a b l e p r o b l e ms o l v i nga ndd e c i s i o nma k i ngs k i l l s . Hi sp a s s i o n t omo t i v a t eo t he r s , s t r o nga d v o c a c y , a ndc o mmi t me ntt o hi g hq ua l i t yp a t i e ntc a r ea r ev e r yi ns p i r i ng . Hi sl e a d e r s hi p s k i l l sa r eo ut s t a nd i nga ndp o s s e s s e sauni q ues e ns eo f humi l i t y . Her e c o g ni z e st ha te a c he mp l o y e eha st hep o t e nt i a l t oma k eas ub s t a nt i a la nduni q uec o nt r i b ut i o nt ot hef ut ur e o fnur s i ng . Ge r a r d ' ss e r v i c et ot hec o mmuni t yi se x c e p t i o na l a ndi ti so neo fhi sg r e a t e s ts t r e ng t hs . Aso neo ft hef o und e r s a ndc ur r e ntPr e s i d e nto ft heSa nAnt o ni oPs y c hi a t r i cNur s e s As s o c i a t i o n, heo r g a ni z e sanumb e ro fc ha r i t yd r i v e sa nd f unc t i o nsl i k et heNAMIwa l ka ndhe l p st hene e d ya nd ho me l e s sp o p ul a t i o no fSa nAnt o ni ot hr o ug hd o na t i o ns r a i s e db yt hea s s o c i a t i o n. Hei sa l s os t a r t i ngaChr i s t ma s g i f tg i v i ngd r i v ef o rHa v e nf o rHo p er e s i d e nt sa l o ngwi t h hi ss t a f fi nt heuni t . Ge r a r di sa na c t i v eme mb e ro fPNASA a ndwa sa b l et oe nc o ur a g e dhi ss t a f ft ob e c o mej o i nt he a s s o c i a t i o n. Hehe l p e dt heFi l i p i no sa f f e c t e db yt y p ho o n Ul y s s e sa ndd o na t e dt od i s a s t e rc a l a mi t yf o und a t i o nsi nt he Phi l i p p i ne s .


Gr a c eBa c ho , BSN, RNha sb e e na nRNs i nc e1 9 9 4a nd ha se x c e l l e da sa ne x p e r ti nne o na t a li nt e ns i v ec a r e , c ha r g enur s e , p r e c e p t o r , a ndc ha ng ea g e nt . He rc o nt r i b ut i o nswi t hi na ndo ut s i d eUni v e r s i t yHo s p i t a la r eas hi ni ng e x a mp l eo ft hei mp a c tt ha tnur s e sc a nha v eo np a t i e ntc a r e , he a l t hc a r es y s t e ms , a ndt hec o mmuni t y . Asa ne x p e r i e nc e d p r e c e p t o ro nt heni g hts hi f t , Gr a c eno t i c e dane e df o ra mo r ec o mp r e he ns i v ei ni t i a lt r a i ni ngo fne wg r a d ua t enur s e s o nt hemul t i t ud eo fd i s c i p l i ne sa ndp r o g r a msi nt e r wo v e ni n NI CUc a r e . Shewo r k e dwi t ht heuni te d uc a t o rt od e v e l o p a ndr e f i nea ne d uc a t i o np r o g r a mf o rne wg r a d ua t enur s e s . Gr a c er o l emo d e l swo r k l i f eb a l a nc e . Wo r k i ngi nano t -f o r p r o f i tho s p i t a lt ha ts e r v e sma r g i na l i z e dp o p ul a t i o ns , i nc l ud f e rf r o m i ngund o c ume nt e df a mi l i e sa ndwo me nwhos uf a d d i c t i o n, Gr a c ek no wst hei mp o r t a nc eo fl i s t e ni ngt o f a mi l i e s , r e s p e c t i ngt he i rs t o r y , a ndt hei mp o r t a nc eo ft he mo t he r i nf a ntd y a d . Shes ho wsc o mp a s s i o na t ec a r e g i v i ng a nds up p o r t st hes p i r i t ua lne e d so ff a mi l i e swhe nc o nf r o nt i ng e nd o f -l i f ea ndp a l l i a t i v ed e c i s i o ns . Gr a c ei sa na c t i v e v o l unt e e ri nhe rc hur c ha ndi si nv o l v e dwi t ht heSo c i a l Co mmi t t e ea ndOp e r a t i o nChr i s t ma sChi l d . Shea l s o v o l unt e e r swi t ht hel o c a lHa b i t a tf o rHuma ni t ya ndFo o d Ba nk . Fo r2 0 2 0 , Gr a c eb r o ug htt hes p i r i to fc o mmuni t y s e r v i c et ohe runi tb ye nc o ur a g i nga nda s s i s t i ngc o l l e a g ue s t op a r t i c i p a t ei nOp e r a t i o nChr i s t ma sChi l d .

I r e neRo s a l e s , MSN, RNi saTe x a sA&M Di s t i ng ui s he d Al umna . AsHe a l t hSe r v i c e sDi r e c t o ra tLa r e d oUni t e d I nd e p e nd e ntSc ho o lDi s t r i c t , s heo v e r s e e s9 0s t a f fme mb e r s t ha tp r o v i d es e r v i c e st oo v e r4 3 , 0 0 0s t ud e nt sa nd6 0 0 0 e mp l o y e e si n5 0c a mp us e s . La r e d oc o ns i s t sma i nl yo fa Hi s p a ni cp o p ul a t i o na ndha sb e e ns e v e r e l yhi tb yt he p a nd e mi c . Shep a r t ne r e dwi t hTe x a sA&M I nt e r na t i o na l

Uni v e r s i t ya ndLa r e d oCo l l e g eo fNur s i ngt op r o v i d ea n a f t e r ho ur sd r i v e -t hr o ug ho p t i o nf o rf l us ho t s , p r o t e c t i ng o v e r2 2 0 0s t ud e nt s . Shec o l l a b o r a t e dwi t hl o c a lr e s o ur c e s t op i l o tt e l e me d i c i nef o rs t ud e nt s . UI SDi sno waCOVI D t e s ts i t ea nda l ls c ho o lnur s e sa r ec o nt a c tt r a c e r s . I r e ne s e r v e sa sBo a r dMe mb e r , Ci t yo fLa r e d oHe a l t hDe p a r t me nt ’ sFa mi l yNur s ePa r t ne r s hi pa ndVi c eCha i ro fMi d Ri oGr a nd eBo r d e rAr e aHe a l t hEd uc a t i o nCe nt e r ’ s Ex e c ut i v eBo a r d . Shei sa l s oame mb e ro fWe b bCo unt y ’ s Co mmuni t yY o ut hCo a l i t i o n, We b bCo unt y ’ sChi l d r e n a ndAd ul t si nNe e dCo a l i t i o n, a ndt heMa y o r ’ sWe l l ne s s Co unc i lt a r g e t i ngo b e s i t y , d i a b e t e s , a ndhe a r td i s e a s e . ASo ut hTe x a sNur s eI ma g e ma k e r , I r e newa si nd uc t e d me n’ sHa l lo fFa me . i nt ot heLa r e d oCo mmi s s i o nf o rWo Shei same mb e ro ft heANA, TNA, TSNAA, a ndNASN. Att hes t a t e l e v e l , s heha ss e r v e do nt heTNANo mi na t i ng Co mmi t t e e . Att hed i s t r i c tl e v e l , s hei st heNo mi na t i ng Co mmi t t e eCha i r , aBo a r dme mb e r , a ndaDe l e g a t e .

Ma r t haMa r t i ne z , MSN, RNCt e a c he sCo mmuni t yHe a l t h a tUTHe a l t hSa nAnt o ni o . Shec o l l a b o r a t e swi t hc o mmuni t y p a r t ne r st of i ndg l o b a le x p e r i e nc e sl o c a l l yf o rg l o b a lhe a l t h s t ud e nt s( i mmi g r a nt sa ndr e f ug e e s )a ndha sme nt o r e d s t ud e nt sd ur i ngg l o b a lhe a l t he x p e r i e nc e si nJ a ma i c aa nd Ni c a r a g ua . Sheha sd e s i g ne ds t ud e ntl e a r ni nga c t i v i t i e sf o r c a r i ngf o rmo t he r sr e c o v e r i ngf r o ms ub s t a nc ea b us e . Dur i ng t hep a nd e mi c , s hed e s i g ne ds t ud e ntl e a r ni nga c t i v i t i e si n c a r i ngf o rmo msa ndmo ms t o b ei nac o mmuni t ys e t t i ng . Shea l s of a c i l i t a t e da d v o c a c yc a l l st os e ni o r si nt hec o mmuni t y . Shec o l l a b o r a t e swi t hNur s eFa mi l yPa r t ne r s hi p t oo r g a ni z ec l i e ntr e t r e a twhe r ehe rs t ud e nt sp r e s e nt . She s e r v e sa sf a c ul t yf o rFr o nt e r ad eSa l uds t ud e nt s . Shei st he Co Pr i nc i p a lI nv e s t i g a t o rf o rFe Sa l i rp i l o tp r o g r a mt ha t a d d r e s s e ss e ni o rwe l l ne s s . Ma r t haha sma d es e v e r a ls i g ni f i c a ntc o nt r i b ut i o ns . Shei st heCo f o und e ro fDo me s t i c Vi o l e nc eShe l t e r( Ca s ad eMi s e r i c o r d i a ) . Shed e v e l o p e da Pr i ma r yHe a l t hCl i ni c( Me r c yCl i ni c )t op r o v i d ehe a l t h c a r es e r v i c e sb yNP’ st ounf und e dr e s i d e nt st hr o ug ha CHI Pa wa r df o runf und e dp r e na t a lc l i e nt s . Shei ns t i t ut e d aMe d i c a t i o nAs s i s t a nc ePr o g r a mf o runf und e dp a t i e nt s ne e d i ngl o ngt e r mme d i c a t i o ns . Shec o l l a b o r a t e swi t h Fr o nt e r ad eSa l udt op r o v i d ey e a r l ys p o r t sp hy s i c a l sf o r ne e d ys t ud e nt s . Shea l s oi ni t i a t e dWo me n’ ss e r v i c e st o “ c o l o ni a ”r e s i d e nt swi t hi nac o mmuni t yc e nt e r .


Ma r t haVi v e s , DNP , PMHNPBC, ana t i v eo fPue r t oRi c o , ha sb e e na nRNs i nc e1 9 8 1a ndap s y c hi a t r i cAd v a nc e d Pr a c t i c eNur s es i nc e2 0 0 2 . Shed e v e l o p e dl e a d e r s hi p q ua l i t i e swhi l es e r v i nga sa nAr myNur s eCo r p sOf f i c e r f o ro v e r2 6y e a r s . Shes e r v e sa sp r o j e c tc ha i rf o rDNP s t ud e nt sa ndp r e c e p t o rt oPs y c hi a t r i c / Me nt a lHe a l t h Nur s ePr a c t i t i o ne rs t ud e nt sa tUTHe a l t h. Shei st he Cha i rEl e c t , By l a ws ’Co mmi t t e ea tUTHe a l t hSc ho o lo f Nur s i ng . Shep a r t i c i p a t e si nt heBSNt oDNPc ur r i c ul um wo r k i ngg r o upa ndd e v e l o p e dap s y c ho t he r a p yt r a c k s p e c i f i cc o ur s ef o rt hi sp a t h. Shei sa na c t i v eme mb e ro f uni v e r s i t y wi d ec l i ni c a li nt e r p r o f e s s i o na le d uc a t i o nt a s k f o r c er e p r e s e nt i ngf i v es c ho o l sc o l l a b o r a t i ngt oe d uc a t e , p l a n, a ndi mp l e me ntc l i ni c a lI nt r a p r o f e s s i o na lEd uc a t i o n ( I PE) . Dur i ngt heCOVI D1 9p a nd e mi c , s hee f f e c t i v e l y us e di nf o r ma t i o nt e c hno l o g yt od e l i v e re d uc a t i o no nt e l e b e ha v i o r a lhe a l t hus i ngv i r t ua ls i mul a t i o n. Shep r o v i d e s v i r t ua lb e ha v i o r a lhe a l t he d uc a t i o nt of a mi l ynur s e p r a c t i t i o ne r ss t ud e nt si nar e mo t el o c a t i o ni nTe x a swho p r o v i d ec a r et oa nund e r s e r v e dp o p ul a t i o na tt heb o r d e r . Dr . Vi v e sp r o v i d e sp s y c hi a t r i cc a r ewo me na ndt he i r i nf a nt ss uf f e r i ngf r o ms ub s t a nc ea b us ea tCHCS;p a t i e nt s a tJ e wi s hFa mi l ySe r v i c e s ;a nde mp l o y e e sa nds t ud e nt s a tt henur s e l e dUTHe a l t hWe l l ne s s3 6 0c l i ni c .

Ma r ySt o p p e r , BSN, RNha sb e e nanur s es i nc e1 9 9 8a nd ha sd e v e l o p e dma nyl e a d e r s hi pq ua l i t i e se a r l yi nhe rc a r e e r b yb e i ngac ha r g enur s e , p r e c e p t o r , e d uc a t o r , a ndme nt o r . Shei st heCha i r p e r s o no ft heSha r e dGo v e r na nc eCo mmi t t e ef o rt heNI CUa ndame mb e ro ft heMe t ho d i s t Me t r o p o l i t a nHo s p i t a lPr o f e s s i o na lPr a c t i c eCo mmi t t e e , Ed uc a t i o nCo mmi t t e ea ndt heNI CUDe v e l o p me nt a l

Co mmi t t e e . Ma r yha sb e c o meame nt o ra ndal e a d e rt ha t i ns p i r e so t he r s . Sheha sa s s i s t e dt heNI CUi nl e v e l d e s i g na t i o na ndt e a c he sSTABLEt ot heo ut l y i ngho s p i t a l s i nt hea r e a . Ma r yi sa l wa y ss e e k i ngo uto p p o r t uni t i e sf o r l e a r ni ngt oi mp r o v et hec a r ea nds a f e t yo fne o na t e s . She r e c e nt l yr o l l e do utal a unc hp a dp r o j e c tt oa s s i s ti na q ua l i t yi mp r o v e me nti ni t i a t i v ei nt hec a r eo ft hene o na t e s . Thi si ni t i a t i v ewa shi g hl ys uc c e s s f uli ni mp r o v i ngp a t i e nt s a t i s f a c t i o ns c o r e si nt heNI CU. Ma r yi sac o mp a s s i o na t e , a ndc a r i ngnur s e . I nhe re v e r y d a yp r a c t i c ea sanur s e , s he g i v e she ra l l . Shel e a d sb ye x a mp l ea ndi sar o l emo d e lf o r a l lo ft hes t a f fs henur t ur e s . Shel e dt heho s p i t a li nc o l l e c t i ngf o rt heSa nAnt o ni oFo o dBa nka ndma na g e dt og e t 1 4 , 0 0 0p o und so ff o o dd o na t e d . Sheha st a k e nk i t swi t h s o c k s , b l a nk e t s , wa t e r , a ndo t he re s s e nt i a l st ot heho me l e s s p e o p l e . Sheha sp r o v i d e dho tme a l st ot heho me l e s so n Chr i s t ma s . Shea c t i v e l yp a r t i c i p a t e si nme d i c a lmi s s i o ns i nhe rc hur c h.

Mi s s a mMe r c ha nt , MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN, PCCN, RNBC, NEBCha sb e e na ni ns p i r a t i o nt ok no w. Hei sar o l e mo d e lt oma nyp e o p l e . Hee a r ne da ndwo r k e dhi swa yf r o m af o r e i g nc o unt r yt og e tt oUSAa ndb e c o met hea ma z i ng l e a d e rhei s . Thi sy e a r , i nhi sc a p a c i t ya sHo us eSup e r v i s o r a tUni v e r s i t yHo s p i t a l , heha si mp a c t e dt hec ul t ur eo ft he o r g a ni z a t i o nt oc o nt i nuet oi mp r o v ea c c e s st ov ul ne r a b l e p o p ul a t i o ns . Hi swo r ko nCOVI D1 9s ur g ep l a nni ngi sa t e s t i mo nyo fhi sl e a d e r s hi pa b i l i t i e s . Mi s s a mi st hec ur r e nt Pr e s i d e nto ft heSa nAnt o ni oI nd i a nNur s e sAs s o c i a t i o n. Hep r o v i d e so p p o r t uni t i e sf o ra ni nc l us i v ee nv i r o nme nt whe r enur s e sf r o mv a r i o usAs i a nd e s c e nt sc a np a r t i c i p a t e a nde x c e l . Hef o r g e sp a r t ne r s hi p swi t hs e v e r a ld i v e r s i t y f o c us e do r g a ni z a t i o ns . I n2 0 2 0 , Mi s s a ms p e a r he a d e da c a mp a i g nt op r o v i d ed o na t i o nst ot hev ul ne r a b l e , ho me l e s s p o p ul a t i o no fSa nAnt o ni o . Her a i s e d$ 9 Kt op a yf o ro v e r 1 , 5 0 0b l a nk e t st ha twe r ed i s t r i b ut e dt ot heho me l e s s . Asa n e x t r e me l yc o mp a s s i o na t ec a r e g i v e r , her e c e i v e dt heWe e z i e Ang e l ' sa wa r df r o mt heBa t zSa f e t yFo und a t i o n. Mi s s a m s i g ni f i c a nt l yc o nt r i b ut e st ohe a l t hc a r eb yt e a c hi ngnur s e s t oa c hi e v ehi g he ra c c r e d i t a t i o nsa ndc e r t i f i c a t i o ns . I n2 0 2 0 a l o ne , heha sd e l i v e r e ds e v e r a lk e y no t es p e e c he s , p r o v i d e d f r e eme nt o r s hi p , f o und e dt woo r g a ni z a t i o ns , a nds ub mi t t e d a r t i c l e sf o rp ub l i c a t i o ns .


Mo o nj uLe e , PhD, RNi sa na s s i s t a ntp r o f e s s o ra tUT He a l t hSa nAnt o ni o . Asaf i r s t g e ne r a t i o ni mmi g r a nt , he r t e a c hi nga ndr e s e a r c he f f o r t sf o c uso nhe a l t hd i s p a r i t i e s , he a l t hl i t e r a c y , he a l t hc a r es e r v i c eut i l i z a t i o n, c o mmuni t y e ng a g e me nt , a ndc a p a c i t yb ui l d i nga mo ngund e r s e r v e d p o p ul a t i o ns , e s p e c i a l l yHi s p a ni c s , r e f ug e e s , a ndi mmi g r a nt s . I n2 0 1 7 , i np a r t ne r s hi pwi t ht heSAKo r e a nAme r i c a n As s o c i a t i o n, s hei ni t i a t e dac o mmuni t ye ng a g e me nta nd c a p a c i t y -b ui l d i ngp r o j e c t-Sa nAnt o ni oKo r e a nAme r i c a n He a l t hSc ho o l( SAKAHS)-t or e d uc ehe a l t hd i s p a r i t i e sa nd i mp r o v ehe a l t hl i t e r a c y . Sheha sb ui l ts t r o nga c a d e mi c c o mmuni t yp a r t ne r s hi p st or e d uc ehe a l t hd i s p a r i t i e si n l i ng ui s t i c a l l ya nds o c i a l l yi s o l a t e dKo r e a ni mmi g r a nt s . She ha swo r k e dwi t hSACa t ho l i cCha r i t i e sa ndSAHo p e Ce nt e rt os e r v et heund e r s e r v e dl o w-i nc o meHi s p a ni c s a ndr e f ug e e s . Dur i ngt heCOVI D1 9p a nd e mi c , s he v o l unt e e r e da tt heFr e e ma nCo l i s e umTe s t i ngSi t ea nd STRACc a l lc e nt e r . Dr . Le es e r v e si nt heDe a n’ sCo unc i l o nDi v e r s i t y , Eq ui t y , a ndI nc l us i o nCo mmi t t e ea tUTHe a l t h Sc ho o lo fNur s i ng , t heI nt e r na t i o na lPr o g r a mCo mmi t t e e , I nt e r na t i o na lRe l a t i o nsCo mmi t t e e , a ndCo mmuni t y Out r e a c ha ndEng a g e me ntI nt e r na l Ad v i s o r yCo mmi t t e e . Sheha sl e a d e r s hi pr o l e sa tt heAme r i c a nPub l i cHe a l t h As s o c i a t i o n, Ca uc usf o rRe f ug e ea ndI mmi g r a ntHe a l t h, a ndt heNa t i o na lUni f i c a t i o nAd v i s o r yCo unc i lo ft he Re p ub l i co fKo r e a ’ sOv e r s e a sCo unc i l .

No e miTo l e d o , BSN, RNha sb e e nf ul l ye ng a g e di ns t a f f r e t e nt i o na ndp o s i t i v ep a t i e nto ut c o me si nhe runi ta t Uni v e r s i t yHo s p i t a l . Fo ry e a r s , s heha sb e e na na c t i v e me mb e ro ft heuni t ’ sRe c o g ni t i o n, Re t e nt i o n, a ndRe wa r d s ( RRR)c o mmi t t e e . Shea l s oc ha i r st heuni t ’ sI nf e c t i o n Co nt r o lCo mmi t t e e . He rc o nt r i b ut i o nsha v el e dt ot he

uni tt ob eCLABSI -a ndCAUTI f r e ef o ro v e rt woy e a r s . No e miha sb e e nwo r k i nga sac ha r g enur s ef o ra l mo s t 2 0y e a r s . Sheha she l p e dt r a i na ndme nt o rmo s to ft he uni tc ha r g enur s e s . Sheha se nc o ur a g e danumb e ro f o urunl i c e ns e ds t a f ft og ob a c kt os c ho o la ndb e c o me nur s e s . No e mii sag r e a ta d v o c a t ef o rf e l l o ws t a f f . Whe n o neo fhe rc o l l e a g ue swa st a k e no f ft het r a ns p l a ntl i s t b e c a us ehemi s s e ds e v e r a lme d i c a la p p o i nt me nt s , No e mi o f f e r e dt owo r khi ss hi f t ss ot ha tt hec o l l e a g uema yno t mi s shi sp l a c eo nt het r a ns p l a ntl i s t . No e miha sa l wa y s s e r v e da sar o l emo d e lt oo t he rs t a f fo nt heuni t . No e mi ’ s no mi na t o rwr o t e :Ir e me mb e ro neo c c a s i o nwhe nNo e mi wa st a k i ngc a r eo fap a t i e nti ne ndo fl i f e , wi t hnof a mi l y Af t e rhe rs hi f te nd e d , No e miwe ntho me a tt heb e d s i d e . a ndc a meb a c kt os t a ywi t ht hep a t i e ntwhi l eo f ft hec l o c k . Si xho ur sl a t e r , p a t i e ntd i e dwi t hNo e miho l d i nghi sha nd . No e miv o l unt e e r sf o rma nyc o mmuni t ye v e nt so ut s i d et he ho s p i t a l . Shei so neo ft het o pc o nt r i b ut o r sf o rt heUni t e d Wa ya nds up p o r t sAl z he i me r ’ sa ndt heAme r i c a nHe a r t As s o c i a t i o nwa l k .

No r maMa r t i ne z Ro g e r s , PhD, RN, FAANi sat e nur e d p r o f e s s o ra tUTHe a l t hSa nAnt o ni o . Sheha ss p e nthe r l i f ei ns e r v i c et ot hec o mmuni t y , f i r s ta sat e a c he ra nda c a s e wo r k e rf o rSa nAnt o ni o ’ sCa t ho l i cSe r v i c e sb e f o r e b e c o mi ngap s y c hi a t r i cnur s e . Sheha saPhDi nCul t ur a l Fo und a t i o nsf r o mUTAus t i na ndt wop o s t d o c t o r a lf e l l o ws hi p s . I n1 9 9 6 , s hej o i ne dUTHSCSASc ho o lo fNur s i ng . Dr . Ma r t i ne z Ro g e r sc o f o und e dano n-p r o f i to r g a ni z a t i o n, Ma r t í ne zSt r e e tWo me n’ sCe nt e rwho s ep r i ma r yp ur p o s e i st os up p o r ta ndo f f e re d uc a t i o na ls e r v i c e st owo me na nd f e ma l ea d o l e s c e nt s . AtUTHSCSA, s hef o und e d“ J unt o s Po d e mo s ”t ome nt o rs t ud e nt sa t r i s kf o rp o o r e ra c a d e mi c s uc c e s s . Shep a r t ne r e dwi t ht heUSWe s t e r nDi s t r i c tCo ur t t op r o v i d eaf e ma l es p e c i f i cp r o g r a mf o rwo me nc o nv i c t e d o faf e d e r a lf e l o nya ndund e rc o mmuni t ys up e r v i s i o nt o p r e v e ntr e l a p s e / r e c i d i v i s m. Shei sap a s tPr e s i d e nto ft he Na t i o na l As s o c i a t i o no fHi s p a ni cNur s e s . Shewa sa p p o i nt e d b yt heU. S. Go v e r nme nt Ac c o unt a b i l i t yOf f i c et ob eame mb e r o ft heMe d i c a i da ndCHI PPa y me nta ndAc c e s sCo mmi s s i o n. Shea l s of o und e dt heI nt e r na t i o na l As s o c i a t i o no fLa t i no Nur s eFa c ul t ya nds e r v ea sPr e s i d e nt . Dr . Ma r t i ne z Ro g e r s ha sr e c e i v e dmo r et ha n9mi l l i o nd o l l a r si nf und i ng , r e f l e c t i nghe rp a s s i o na ndc o mmi t me ntt ot henur s i ngp r o f e s s i o n.


Re g i naKa r a k k a t t , BSN, RNha so v e r3 0y e a r so fe x p e r i e nc e i nnur s i ngi nc l ud i ngb e d s i d enur s i ng , l e a d e r s hi p , ma na g e me nt , a nda d mi ni s t r a t i o n. Re g i nawa ss e l e c t e da st hei nt e r d e p a r t me ntnur s i ngs k i l ld e v e l o p me nti ns t r uc t o ra tNo r t he a s t Ba p t i s tHo s p i t a l . Shehe l p e dne whi r e sa ndc ur r e nte mp l o y e e s t or e a s s e s sa ndr e e s t a b l i s ht he i rc a r ed e l i v e r ys k i l l s . Shewa s a l s oi ns t r ume nt a li ni mp r o v i ngs up p l yc ha i no ft heBa p t i s t He a l t hSy s t e m. Re g i nawo r k e di nd i f f e r e ntc o unt r i e s i nc l ud i ngI nd i a , Sa ud i Ar a b i a , a ndKuwa i t . Shei st he r e c i p i e nto fs e v e r a la wa r d si nc l ud i ngt heDa i s yAwa r d , Ex c e l l e nc ei nPr o f e s s i o na lNur s i ngPr a c t i c eAwa r d , Ex e mp l a r yPr o f e s s i o na lPr a c t i c eAwa r d , a ndBr a v e r y Awa r d( 2 0 2 0 ) . Re g i naha sb e e na c t i v e l yi nv o l v e di n c o mmuni t yo ut r e a c hp r o g r a msi nc l ud i ngs e r v i nga st he Di r e c t o ro fRe l i g i o usEd uc a t i o na tSt . Ant ho ny ’ sKna na y a Ca t ho l i cChur c h;c hur c hc ho i rl e a d e r ;a ndc o o r d i na t o r o fMa l a y a l a mTe a c hi ngPr o g r a mwi t ht heI nd i a n As s o c i a t i o no fMa l a y a l a m( SUMA) . Shec ur r e nt l ys e r v e s a st heEx e c ut i v eVi c ePr e s i d e nto ft heSa nAnt o ni oI nd i a n Nur s e sAs s o c i a t i o n. Shei sv e r yi nv o l v e di nSAI NA’ s c o mmuni t yo ut r e a c hp r o g r a msi nc l ud i ngt hed i s t r i b ut i o n b l a nk e t st heho me l e s sa ndp r o v i d i nghy g i e nep r o d uc t st o i nd i v i d ua l sa ndf a mi l i e sa tt heHa v e nf o rHo p e .

Ro nd aGo t t l i e b , DNP , APRN, FNPCi st hed i r e c t o ro f Cl i ni c a lHe a l t ha tt heHe a l t hSe r v i c e sOf f i c ea tt he Uni v e r s i t yo ft heI nc a r na t eWo r d , o neo ft hec i t y ’ sl a r g e s t Hi s p a ni c s e r v i ngi ns t i t ut i o ns . Shep e r f o r msmuc hmo r e t ha na d mi ni s t r a t i v ed ut i e sf o rt heuni v e r s i t y ’ sHe a l t h Cl i ni c-whi c hs e r v e sahi g hl yd i v e r s ep o p ul a t i o no f und e r g r a d ua t ea ndg r a d ua t es t ud e nt s , i nc l ud i ngal a r g e

s e g me nto fi nt e r na t i o na la ndr e s i d e nt i a ls t ud e nt s . She s e r v e sa sanur s ep r a c t i t i o ne rp r o v i d i ngc o mp a s s i o na t e p r i ma r yc a r et os t ud e nt s . Dr . Go t t l i e bp l a y e dav i t a lr o l e i nc r a f t i nga ne v i d e nc e b a s e dp l a nf o rp r e v e nt i ngt he s p r e a do fCOVI D1 9 , d e v i s i ngme t ho d sf o rs c r e e ni ng , c o nt a c tt r a c i ng , i nf e c t i o nma na g e me nt , i s o l a t i o n, q ua r a nt i ni ng , a ndmo ni t o r i ng . Sheha sas i g ni f i c a ntl e a d e r s hi pr o l ei nc o o r d i na t i ngt hec a mp usr e s p o ns ewi t ht he SAMe t r o p o l i t a nHe a l t hDe p a r t me nt . Shemo ni t o r s a c t i v i t ya c r o s so t he rU. S. c o l l e g ec a mp us e sa ndc o mmuni c a t e swi t he x p e r t so nb e s tp r a c t i c e , p r e v e nt i ngt he c a mp usf r o mb e c o mi nga“ ho ts p o t ”t ha two ul dt hr e a t e n t hel a r g e rv ul ne r a b l ep o p ul a t i o nso fSa nAnt o ni o . He r c o l l a b o r a t i v ea p p r o a c hwi t hp ub l i cr e l a t i o ns , r i s k ma na g e me nt , o t he rhe a l t hp r o f e s s i o na l s , a nda d mi ni s t r a t i o ni ns p i r e sc o nf i d e nc e . Dr . Go t t l i e be f f e c t i v e l yl e a d s t hewa yt hr o ug hc o mp l e x i t y .

Ro me oEs c o b a r , BSN, RN, PMHNBCha sb e e nap s y c hi a t r i cnur s ef o ro v e r1 4y e a r s . Asa ne f f e c t i v enur s el e a d e r , hi sl e a d e r s hi pq ua l i t i e si nc l ud ehi ss k i l l sa sac ha r g enur s e , p r e c e p t o r , f a c i l i t a t o r , t r a i ne r , a ndc ha i r p e r s o no fv a r i o us uni t b a s e d , ho s p i t a l wi d e , a ndc o mmuni t y c e nt e r e dc o mmi t t e e s . Hei st hec ha i r p e r s o nf o rt heNur s i ngCa b i ne t Co mmi t t e ei nt heI np a t i e ntPs y c hi a t r yUni ta tUni v e r s i t y He a l t h. Ro me oha sma na g e dt oc r e a t eac ul t ur eo fe x c e l l e nc ei no uruni tf o c us i ngo np a t i e nta nds t a f fs a f e t y . He wa st hes o l et r a i ne rf o rSa r t o r i Al t e r na t i v e st oMa na g i ng Ag g r e s s i o n( SAMA)f o rUni v e r s i t yHe a l t hf o ro v e ray e a r . Hewo r k e dwi t ht heg e ne r a lme d i c a l s ur g i c a lf l o o r st o e ns ur et ha ts t a f fa r eSAMAt r a i ne da ndc e r t i f i e d . Hei s a l s ot heuni tMa g ne tCha mp i o na ndEp i cc e r t i f i e dt r a i ne r . Ro me oi sa ne x c e l l e ntnur s ea ndv a l ue sp a t i e nts a f e t ya nd s t a f fe ng a g e me nt . Pa t i e nt s ’a p p r e c i a t i o nf o rRo me oi s r e f l e c t e di nhi snume r o usDa i s yno mi na t i o ns . Hei sa c t i v e i nc o mmuni t ye v e nt s . Hei so neo ft hef o und i ngb o a r d me mb e r sa ndt hef o und i ngt r e a s ur e ro ft heSa nAnt o ni o Ps y c hi a t r i cNur s e sAs s o c i a t i o n. Hei sa l s oag r e a ts up p o r t e r a ndd o no ro ft heLe uk e mi aa ndLy mp ho maSo c i e t yo f Ame r i c a .


Sa nd r aGa l l e g o s , BSN, RNb e g a nhe rc a r e e ra tMe t r o p o l i t a n a ndq ui c k l yr o s et oCha r g eNur s e , Ma na g e r , Di r e c t o ro f Pe r i o p e r a t i v eSe r v i c e s , a ndAd mi ni s t r a t i v eDi r e c t o ro f Sur g i c a lSe r v i c e s . Sheo v e r s e e s1 2 0e mp l o y e e sa ndk no ws e a c hb yna me . Sheha sa no p e nd o o rp o l i c ya ndha sb ui l ta c ul t ur ewhe r ea l ls t a f ff e e lt he i rwo r t h. Sa nd r a ’ st r a ns f o r ma t i o na ll e a d e r s hi pha sb e e nd e mo ns t r a t e do nma nyo c c a s i o ns -s hep o ur e dhe rhe a r ta nds o uli nt ot hePa t hwa yt o Ex c e l l e nc ea ndhe l p e dp r e p a r ef o rt heBa l d r i g ej o ur ne y . Dur i ngt heCOVI D1 9p a nd e mi c , Sa nd r awa si ns t r ume nt a l i ne ns ur i ngPPEwa sa v a i l a b l e . Shet r a i ne ds t a f ft or e p r o c e s s N9 5ma s k s . Shea s s i s t st hec o mmuni t yb yt r a i ni nga l lo f Pr e Ad mi s s i o nTe s t i nga ndHo l d i ngs t a f ft op e r f o r m COVI D1 9t e s t s . Sa nd r a ’ sno mi na t o rwr o t e :“ Co mp a s s i o na t e c a r e g i v i ngi swo v e nwi t hi nSa nd r a ’ sDNA. I ti sv e r yr a r et o ha v eap a t i e nte x p i r ei nt hePe r i o p e r a t i v ea r e ab utr e c e nt l y , wee x p e r i e nc e da d e a t ho fa ne l d e r l yg e nt l e ma n. Hi swi f e o f5 0 p l usy e a r sa ndt he i rf i v ec hi l d r e nwe r ei ns ho c k . Dur i ngt hehe i g hto fCOVI D, v i s i t a t i o nswe r el i mi t e d . Sa nd y a r r a ng e df o ra l lf i v ec hi l d r e nt ob ea l l o we dupt os up p o r t t he i rmo t he ra nds a yg o o d b y et ot he i rf a t he r . Thi se x p e r i e nc e wa st r a uma t i cf o ra l li nv o l v e d . Sa nd r aa r r a ng e df o rt he Cha p l a i na nda ne s t he s i o l o g i s tt oa t t e ndo urd e b r i e f i ng . I t wa sahe a l i nghud d l et ha tl e f tusf e e l i ngf ul la ndc e l e b r a t i ng o urp a t i e nt ' sl i f ea l o ngwi t hr e me mb e r i ngt ha tt o mo r r o wi s ne v e rg ua r a nt e e d . I twa se v i d e ntt ha the rc o mp a s s i o na nd e mp a t hyt o uc he dt he

Sa r a hWi l l i a ms , PhD, DNP , NPDBC, CNE, ANEFha s s e r v e da sar o l emo d e la ndme nt o rt oo v e r5 0 0nur s i ng s t ud e nt sa ndno v i c enur s e s-6 5 %a r es t ud e nt so fc o l o r . Ma nyo fwho mwe r ef i r s ti nt he i rf a mi l i e st oa t t e ndc o l l e g e . Sheha she l p e dt oc l o s et heg a pi nhe a l t hd i s p a r i t i e sa mo ng Af r i c a nAme r i c a na ndHi s p a ni cp o p ul a t i o nso nt heEa s t

Si d eo fSa nAnt o ni o . Si nc er e t i r e me nt , Dr . Wi l l i a msc o nt i nue she ri nv o l v e me nti na d v a nc i ngnur s i nga nda d v o c a t i ngf o rDi v e r s i t y , Eq ui t y , a ndI nc l us i o n( DEI )a sa v o l unt e e rc o mmuni t ys e r v a nt . Be f o r eCOVI D1 9 , s he a ut ho r e db i mo nt hl yc o mme nt a r yf o rc hur c hb ul l e t i n r e a c hi ng2 0 0 3 0 0p a r i s hi o ne r se a c hSund a y . Sheha s c o o r d i na t e da nnua lhe a l t hf a i r sf o ral o c a lc hur c h c o mmuni t ya nda s s i s t e di np r o v i d i ngi mmuni z a t i o nsf o r l o wi nc o mes t ud e nt smo s t l yo fc o l o r . Shec o o r d i na t e de f f o r t s wi t hAl lo fUsRe s e a r c ht oe nc o ur a g ep a r t i c i p a t i o na mo ng mi no r i t yp o p ul a t i o ns . AsaGr i e fRe c o v e r ySp e c i a l i s t , he r s e r v i c e st ot hec o mmuni t ya r ec r uc i a ld ur i ngCOVI D1 9 whe r ema nys uf f e rf r o md e p r e s s i o na ndi s o l a t i o n. Dr . Wi l l i a msi st heCha i ro fPr e s i d e nt ’ sCo unc i lo nDEI ; Cha i r , No mi na t i o nCo mmi t t e ef o rTe x a sLe a g uef o r Nur s i ng ;a ndme mb e ro fTNA’ sLe a d e r s hi pSuc c e s s i o n Co mmi t t e e . Sheha sa ut ho r e dTheI mp a c to fSo c i a lDe t e r mi na nt so fHe a l t ho nEnr o l l me nta ndSuc c e s so fBl a c k a ndUnd e r r e p r e s e nt e dMi no r i t y( URM)St ud e nt si nPo s t s e c o nd a r yEd uc a t i o n( Fo urY e a rDe g r e ePr o g r a ms ) .

b yWi l l i a ms , RNi sas t r o nga ndd e p e nd a b l enur s e . To Hei sd e t e r mi ne dt ok e e phi ss k i l l sf i ne t une da ndi sno t a f r a i dt ol e a r nne ws k i l l s . Hec o me se a r l yt owo r k ;c o nt i nui ngt os t a ys t r o ngt ot hemi l i t a r y ’ sma nt r a , "I fy o u a r e n' te a r l y , y o ua r el a t e ". Hee x p e c t st hes a mel e v e l o fe x c e l l e nc ea ndc o mmi t me nto fhi sc o wo r k e r so na l l l e v e l s . Hel e a d sb ye x a mp l ea ndi sar o l emo d e lf o rt he nur s e sa nda nc i l l a r ys t a f fa tMe t r o p o l i t a nHo s p i t a l . He r e ma i nsc a l ma ndi sa l wa y sr e a d yt ohe l p . To b yl o v e st hi s c o mmuni t y . Hehe l p swi t ht hef o o dd r i v ef o rt heSa n Ant o ni oFo o dBa nke a c hy e a r . Whe nhei sp r e s e nt e dwi t h hi sHEBg i f tc a r d st wi c eay e a r , hed o na t e st he mt os o me o newhoi si ng r e a t e rne e dt ha nhi ms e l fa ndhi sf a mi l y . Ea c hy e a rt heho s p i t a lp r e s e nt se a c huni twi t haf a mi l y t oa d o p ta tChr i s t ma s , hea ndhi sf a mi l ya r ee a g e rt os ho p a nds p o i lt he s ec hi l d r e n. To b yha sa l s ohe l p e dane e d y f a mi l yb yc l e a ni ngo utc l o s e t sa ndma k i ngahug ec l o t hi ng d o na t i o nd i r e c t l yt oaf a mi l yi no uruni t . To b yc a r e sf o r p e o p l ea ndi ts ho wswhe nhei swi t hhi sp a t i e nt s . Het a k e s t het i met ol i s t e nt ot he mt oma k es ur ehea ndhi sf e l l o w nur s e sa nda nc i l l a r ys t a f fa r ep r o v i d i ngt heb e s tc a r e p o s s i b l e . Ev e r y o neo no uruni ti st r e a t e dl i k eaVI P . Hei s me nt i o ne do f t e nd ur i ngNur s eLe a d e rRo und sa swe l la s d ur i ngt heDi s c ha r g eCa l lBa c kno t i f i c a t i o ns . Hema k e sa l a s t i ngi mp r e s s i o no no urp a t i e nt sa ndt ho s ewhor e t ur n t ot heho s p i t a lk no whi ma ndt r us thi m.


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