Community Issues Speakers

Community Issues Speakers

Veronica Dahlberg
Founder and executive director of HOLA

Veronica Dahlberg
Veronica Dahlberg

Topics include:

  • Northeast Ohio Latino immigrants and their families
  • Immigration:  including policies, history, current trends, influence on politics, humanitarian concerns, economic impact
  • Advocacy and grassroots organizing

 


Darcy Downie
Chapter Director at Prevent Blindness

Darcy Downie
Darcy Downie

Topics include:

  • Age Related Eye Diseases
  • Eye Health & Safety
  • Vision Problems In Ohio

 


Sanjay Garg
Founder of Shiksha Daan (Gift of Education)

Sanjay Garg
Sanjay Garg

Topics include:

  • How to start a community volunteer effort
  • How Asian Indian community is giving back to the Greater Cleveland Community through volunteerism and service
  • Opportunities to help with education and development of youth from low income families – how you can contribute

 


Wendy Hoke
Story Teller and Survivor

Wendy Hoke
Wendy Hoke

Topics include:

  • The cancer year: facing the worst fear to discover what’s possible
  • The power of story

 

 


 

Li Li, MD, PhD
Director, Swetland Center for Environmental Health

Li Li, MD, PhD
Li Li, MD, PhD

Topics include:

  • Environmental Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Global and International Health
  • Clinical Translational Science
  • Chronic Disease Prevention Research
  • Obesity, Energy Imbalance and Cancer
  • Environmental Determinants of Health Disparities
  • Cancer, Genomics and Primary Care
  • Acculturation and Health Disparities
  • Sleep and cancer
  • Gut microbiome and health

Joseph Patrick Meissner
Attorney, Green Beret Vietnam Veteran, Author

Joe Meissner
Joe Meissner

Topics include:

  • What is wrong with Chief Wahoo?
  • Why are your utility bills so high and what can you do about this?

 

 



Erika Puussaar
Estonian Community Leader

Erika Puussaar from Cleveland's Estonian community
Erika Puussaar

Topics include:

  • Growing up as a Displaced Person in WWII in a Refugee Camp
  • Respecting the Flag and National Anthem

 

 


Paramjit Singh
Sikh leader promoting Peace and Non-Violence.

Paramjit Singh
Paramjit Singh

Topics include:

  • Mistaken Identity – A beard and turban do not make a terrorist
  • Sikhs and Sikhism
  • Peace and Non-Violence projects
  • Making Cleveland the City of Peace and Non-Violence
  • Guns don’t Decide Who is Right, Guns Decide Who is Left