Meet the Nominees

Ashton Nesmith-Kochera, BCPA, CBD (CBI)

Ashton’s life experiences and gained knowledge have led her to a career in patient advocacy. After an…

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Making Lemonade Because I Can

I am a 47 year old woman who had to quit her passion (teaching) due to advancing MS at the age of 42.…

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Kayley Daniellle

Kayley is an teenage autistic Instagramer/youtuber who also campaigns for mental health and its services…

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@MyelomaTeacher

Cynthia attended Rutgers University graduating with degrees in Psychology and Education. Upon graduation…

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Britt Clark

Hi! I am a chronic illness warrior that has been fighting lupus, trigeminal neuralgia, and fibromyalgia…

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Lupus LA

Lupus LA is a non-profit health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and a cure for lupus…

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Mia Gaudenzi

My name is Mia Gaudenzi, And I am from Toronto, Ontario! My story begins the day I was born although…

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Diane Talbert

I am a wife, mother, grandmother, friend and advocate. I hope that by sharing my experiences, I will…

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Stacy Hurt , MHA, MBA

I am a passionate, outspoken health care strategist and activist. Having been a healthcare executive…

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Tiffany Turcotte

Tiffany has been an Invisible Illness Warrior since birth. No matter what life has thrown at her she…

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Rebecca Chamaa

I live with schizophrenia and generalized anxiety disorder. I am a freelance writer and have work in…

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Jen Schwartz - Founder, MOTHERHOOD UNDERSTOOD

Jen Schwartz is the medicated mommy who picked up the debris left by postpartum depression and anxiety…

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George Zapo

George Zapo, CPH is certified in Public Health Promotion and Education (Kent State University). George…

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Leah Castle, Founder of Living On Roots

In 2016 my body was struggling, pretty much a walking ball of inflammation. I was having lower back…

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Pamela Jean Noble

I am an actress and model who was very involved in the fitness industry. I was competing in body building…

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Erin Smith

Living with celiac disease since 1981 and eating gluten-free long before it was "trendy", Erin Smith…

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