I Am Happy to Be Here: About Our Cover Model

By Annette Pinder Maxine Cristal Acosta Smith, 30 years old, was born and raised in Toronto by her Chilean parents. She also had the opportunity to return to live and study in Chile as a child, and connect with the heritage that means so much to her.

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Eat Healthy, Exercise, Sleep, and Find Your Passion: About Our Cover Model

by Annette Pinder Kelly Cardamone is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Exercise Physiologist, Integrative and Functional Certified Practitioner, and Certified Wellness Coach at General Physician, P.C. She is also pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition from Rutgers University. Above all, her passion is helping people improve

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Empower Yourself to Be Healthy: Our Cover Model-Allison DeHonney

By Annette Pinder Allison DeHonney’s didn’t plan on becoming an urban farmer, a certified plant-based chef, or administering prescription-based food diets. She and her family came to Buffalo from Warwick, a small town in New York’s Hudson Valley. She planned to attend New York’s Fashion Institute of

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Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help: About the Cover Model

By Tess Moran Mindi Lobuzzetta had an unconventional childhood during the first decade of her life, at times living with her mom on the west coast and her dad in Jamestown, New York. By the time she was 12, the fiercely independent Mindi told her parents she

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Transforming Medicine Through Innovation

By Annette Pinder Adnan Siddiqui is a neurosurgeon, UB Medical School Professor, Director of UB’s Canon Stroke and Vascular Research Center (CSVRC), Vice-Chairman of UB Neurosurgery (UBNS), Director of Neurosurgical Stroke Service at Kaleida Health’s Gates Vascular Institute (GVI), and CEO and Chief Medical Officer of the

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Movement of Joy: About the Cover Model

By Annette Pinder Naila Ansari is an Assistant Professor of theatre, dance, and Africana studies at Buffalo State College, Founder of Movement of Joy, and Director of Buffalo’s Ujima Theatre Company. “As a child, I had a passion for dance, and realized that it made people happy.

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Family, Food, Friends, and Fitness Keep Me Balanced

Cover Model Asha Beh Says: “To Find Success, Connect with Your Passion” by Annette Pinder Asha Beh is a Multimedia Managing Editor & Producer, Alumni Outreach Specialist, and Digital Strategist for the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC. I first met Asha when she interned for me

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When You Meet One Person with Autism You’ve Met One Person with Autism

By Annette Pinder When Lauren Savino discovered how much she enjoyed working with young children while volunteering at a school, she decided to triple-majored in Spanish, Special Education, and Elementary Education. Now she teaches fourth and fifth graders — her favorite age group — at Bennett Park

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Innovative Placements: Helping Others Succeed

Innovative Placements: Helping Others Succeed About Our Cover Model By Tess Moran Andrea Todaro grew up in Cheektowaga, but her heritage is much more exotic. While travelling in Spain as a young graduate her mother met a dashing Spaniard who swept her off her feet and followed

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Seeing the World with a Healthy Dose of Curiosity and Seek Guidance from a Trusted Health Provider

Seeing the World with a Healthy Dose of Curiosity and Seek Guidance from a Trusted Health Provider by Annette Pinder Shannon Bryant is excited to serve as Kaleida Health’s first Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Shannon was always interested in working with people, including individuals with a

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