Listee Features — May 8, 2018


Combining her love for music and traveling, Kathy Henkel is currently thriving as the owner and composer of Sign of the Silver Birch Music and has retired as an educational consultant with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. She mostly writes instrumental and chamber music, and decided to self-publish so that she could take her music out to the people personally. Over the years, her music has been performed at festivals in Gubbio, Italy, Montevarchi, Italy, and Fairbanks, Alaska, as well as at premieres in England, Austria, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. Ms. Henkel attributes her success thus far to never giving up. Her company only consists of three people, but they all go above and beyond to keep everything running

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Hoping to make the world a better place, Magda Van Hoyweghen has dedicated her life to general surgery. She began her journey by earning a diploma from Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Presentatie in Belgium in 1953 and an MD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 1966, and by completing surgical residencies in New York City between 1966 and 1970 and between 1967 and 1971. She then participated in a fellowship with the John L. Madden Surgical Society. These were big achievements because there weren’t too many female surgeons at this time. She was moved by her ability to help others, and in 1972, she decided to go where her skills were needed most: Africa. ​ During Dr. Van Hoyweghen’s 25-year stay, she worked

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