Chad Sabora is the Co-Founder and Executive
Director of the Missouri Network for Opiate
Reform and Recovery (MO Network), a former
prosecutor, and a recovering addict. Find out his
vision for shattering system sameness through
drug policy reform that reduces harm by looking
at what we now know about substance abuse.
Dr. John Montovani
Dr. John Mantovani is a child neurologist, founding
Medical Director of Mercy Kids Autism Center and
Clinical Associate Professor at Washington University.
A nationally recognized Autism expert, he will speak
about early recognition and effective therapy for
this condition that affects 1 out of 59 children.
Grace Kyung is a project manager at Urban Strategies, Inc., an organization committed to comprehensive neighborhood revitalization that ensures children & families are stable and thriving. An advocate for racial equity in healthcare, she will discuss how proactive planning can promote just communities and lead to better health outcomes for all.
Dr. Laurie Punch is an associate professor of
surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis
School of Medicine and local champion for the
national Stop the Bleed campaign that empowers
the public with life saving trauma first aid education and equipment. With a focus on violence as a
public health epidemic, Dr. Punch will discuss barriers and opportunities in reducing bullet injuries.
Learn how you can make an impact.
Dr. Michal Grinstein-Weiss serves as the Associate
Dean for Policy Initiatives at the Brown School and
the Director of Washington University’s Social Policy
Institute. An expert in policies that promote social
and economic mobility, she will explore how address-
ing social determinants can impact communities and
improve health outcomes.
Reshaunda Thornton RD, LD is a dietitian, author and founder of BetterVessel. She’s also a firm believer in the relationship between a person’s food choices and their perceived self-worth. Hear her challenge
conventional mindsets about nutrition and share her
strategy for sustainable self-care.
Sean Gold is a sophomore at St. Louis Com-
munity College–Florissant Valley. Although his tracheostomy Breathing Tube has left him unable
to speak, it won’t stop him from telling his story.
St. Louis Strutters
Dance group of older women who use the art to stay healthy and vibrant