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NANCI E. FLORES

Born in Honduras, Nanci E. Flores immigrated to the United States with her family when she was just 9 years old. After graduating with a diploma from Woodrow Wilson High School, she went on to complete vocational coursework at the Computer Training Center and achieved certification as a community health worker from the City College of San Francisco. She began her career in 2001 as a patient services representative with the California Pacific Medical Center Mission Bernal Campus & Orthopedic Institute, previously known as the St. Luke’s Campus. Remaining in this role for a decade, Ms. Flores joined the San Francisco Human Services Agency in 2012, where she served as a senior bilingual food stamp and eligibility worker until 2021.

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PATRICIA ANN MOODY RAY

Holding considerable expertise in emotional and spiritual support, mental health, trauma and crisis, the Rev. Dr. Patricia Ann Moody Ray has excelled as a mental health chaplain at the Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage since 2010. In this role, she provides support for patients, families and friends in the emergency room, surgery department, mental health unit and more. She is also involved in psychological evaluations, facilitates meetings for teenagers and adults at the Crisis Recovery Center and conducts flag ceremonies for the families of organ donors. Notably, she is one of the few chaplains who provide telehealth services. Prior to entering the field of health care, the Rev. Dr. Ray spent more than 35 years as a services representative

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THERESA A. NUTT

Earning a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Viterbo University in 1995, Theresa A.  Nutt, MA, BSN, began her career as a registered nurse. As a hospital nurse, she remembers seeing patients come back again and again with the same symptoms, meaning that the patients needed more care than just what they were getting in the hospital. This led her down alternative health care routes concerning stress management, integrative modalities and coaching. In 2003, she obtained a certificate in personal and life coaching from Coach U, Inc., which she followed with a Master of Arts in human development with a focus on corporate coaching and training at St. Mary’s University in 2005. Ms. Nutt is also board certified in holistic

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WILMA J. WOOTEN

Wilma J. Wooten, MD, MPH, knew she wanted a career in medicine by the time she was in high school. After graduating in a class of just 24 people, she joined Spelman College and completed a bachelor’s degree in biology. She went on to matriculate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a Master of Public Health and a Doctor of Medicine by 1986. Between 1986 and 1989, she completed her family practice residency at Georgetown University and Providence Hospital before moving to San Diego, California, for a preventive medicine residency at the University of California San Diego. While she completed the residency in just a year, Dr. Wooten stayed on at UC San Diego

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Linda Jorgensen

LINDA JORGENSEN

Leveraging more than two decades of excellence in the alternative health field, Linda Jorgensen has earned distinction as a clinical hypnotherapist with Linda Jorgensen Hypnotherapy in Irvine, California. Specializing in hypnotherapy and biofeedback, she has focused her efforts on treating people struggling with anxiety and autism in her role since 2020. To remain abreast of changes and advancements in her field, she is a valued member of the International Hypnosis Association, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback and the American Naturopathic Medical Association. Well-qualified in her field, Ms. Jorgensen is a certified biofeedback specialist. Biofeedback is the process of gaining greater awareness of many physiological functions of one’s own body by using electronic or other instruments and manipulating those

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MARGARET “MAGGIE” STEDT

Margaret “Maggie” Stedt is an entrepreneur, insurance expert, and the owner of Stedt Insurance Services, an independent insurance broker specializing in health care and life insurance policies. Established in 2004, Stedt Insurance Services is the culmination of more than four decades of industry expertise, offering consulting and sales to clients in need of specialized individual and business solutions. The company focuses on Medicare supplement and Medicare gap policies in addition to affordable, comprehensive health plans and offers a full suite of term life insurance and accident policies. Ms. Stedt is passionate about helping to demystify the insurance industry to her clients and empowering them to plan for their futures and reach their personal and professional goals by accessing the security

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TINA GRACE BERTELLE

Excelling as a drummer in high school, Tina Grace Bertelle rose to become the top female drummer in the state of New Mexico at just 18. Following her graduation, she began her career as the lead percussion clinician at Belen High School in 1992, a period which also saw her become one of the first female drummers to perform with Drum Corps International and the first girl to ever play at the Boys Club before it was the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. She concurrently joined Perfection Honda as a customer relations manager in 1994 and remained in both roles until 1996. With a passion for helping others, Ms. Bertelle found herself drawn to health care and Alzheimer’s advocacy

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Catherine Nicolaides

CATHERINE “KT” NICOLAIDES

A distinguished entrepreneur with more than 25 years of professional experience, Catherine “KT” Nicolaides has used her customer service expertise to spearhead her own business. She draws upon 10 years of experience working for Starbucks, as well as another 10 years serving as an assistant manager for Bank of America. During this time, Ms. Nicolaides was the recipient of an Award for Leading in the Market for Ventura County from Bank of America. Learning from these experiences, she went on to launch Green Republic in Las Vegas, Nevada, as a co-owner. Green Republic is a leading supplier of all hemp, CBD and other cannabinoid products, offering hundreds of items and premium options. Products for sale include edibles, hemp beverages, hemp

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Maureen Moon

MAUREEN A. MOON

Initially wanting to be a musician, Maureen A. Moon first studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. During this period, she was also working as a waitress and bartender at a hotel, and one day a woman who had seen her carrying things all day offered her a free massage, ultimately inspiring Ms. Moon to change directions and join the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee’s massage school. Graduating with honors in 1981, after 1,300 hours of study, she joined the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas in Sheraton Springs, Colorado, where she rose to head massage therapist by 1984. Moving her massage practice to the Denver and Boulder area, she served in a managerial role with the Colorado Athletic Club-Flatirons from 1986 to

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