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  1. Allen, Will

    Urban Farmer

    Will Allen is an urban farmer who is transforming the cultivation, production and delivery of healthy foods to underserved urban populations as the CEO of the country's pre-eminent urban farm and nonprofit organization, Growing Power.

  2. Conn, Robert, M.D.

    Founder, SMARTRISK

    Robert Conn, M.D., is a former children's heart surgeon who put down his scalpel to launch SMARTRISK, a national organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives by teaching teens to manage risk in the smartest way possible.

  3. Erwin, Kim

    Assistant Professor, IIT Institute of Design

    Kim Erwin is an assistant professor at IIT Institute of Design, with research interests in making complex information easier to understand and use. She specializes in communication methods for the innovation planning process.

  4. Franklin, Shirley C.

    Former Mayor, City of Atlanta

    Former Atlanta mayor Shirley C. Franklin is best known for advocating for and tackling major government operations and ethics reform, and for partnering with local and regional leaders to address policy challenges such as urban planning, economic development and infrastructure.

  5. Jagodzinski, Ashley


    Ashley Jagodzinski's young life has included three open-heart surgeries, a diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and a stroke. While she felt she didn't control much of her health, she knew she could control her future with an education.

  6. Richman, Joe

    Founder, Radio Diaries

    Joe Richman is a Peabody Award-winning producer and the founder of Radio Diaries, which gives tape recorders to people to report on their own lives.

  7. Schwartz, Janet

    Assistant Professor of Marketing, Tulane University

    Janet Schwartz is an assistant professor of marketing at Tulane University. Her current research is at the intersection of marketing and public policy, in which she uses insights from behavioral economics to investigate how consumers navigate the health care marketplace.

  8. Smith, Mark D., M.D., MBA

    Former President and CEO, California HealthCare Foundation

    Mark D. Smith, M.D., MBA, is former president and chief executive officer of the California HealthCare Foundation, an independent philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of the people of California, with special concern for the underserved.

  9. Sood, Amit, M.D.

    Consultant, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic

    Amit Sood, M.D., is the director of research in the Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also chairs the Mind-Body Medicine Initiative at Mayo Clinic and is a professor of medicine in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.