Jin Zidell

Jin Zidell

Unsafe drinking water is a chief agent of health-related sickness and death worldwide, leading to more than 2 million deaths a year. Zidell, whose professional endeavors have included scrap iron/steel processing and real estate development, started Blue Planet Run...
James Smallwood

James Smallwood

James Smallwood was homeless, drug-addicted, and bug-infested. Knowing he might die on the streets, he got himself into a rehabilitation center and promised God that he if got clean, he would help others. Smallwood beat his cocaine dependency and is now fulfilling his...
Jose-Pablo Fernandez

Jose-Pablo Fernandez

High school dropout rates for Hispanic teens in Texas are three times those of whites and 30 percent higher than the rates for African Americans. Jose-Pablo Fernandez, former director of the Mexican Institute of Houston, knew he needed to try something new to improve...
Haywood Fennell, Sr.

Haywood Fennell, Sr.

For Haywood Fennell, Sr. 66, the turn-around came a little over 12 years ago. The former Vietnam Era vet had been in and out of jails and prisons, on and off drugs. After his final stay at a VA detox facility Fennell resided in a homeless shelter for 18 months and...
Carol Levine

Carol Levine

Recognizing communication barriers between family caregivers and health care providers, Levine works with both sides to ensure that caregivers understand health-related options for their loved ones.As the director of the United Hospital Fund’s Families and...