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Like Diamonds in the Sky: 2015 Star Fellows

Today’s post is by Yolanda Caldera-Durant, Health Leadership Fellows Program Director

And the Health Leadership Fellows Program’s 2015 Health Equity Superstar award recipients are [drum roll]…

  • Maritza Rosado Bond, class of 2008
  • Christie Holmes Staples, class of 2010, senior fellow 2012

Each year at the commencement ceremony for our graduating Health Leadership Fellows Program class, two fellows from past years are presented with a Star Fellow award recognizing their outstanding commitment to health equity.  Recipients have demonstrated active engagement in the fellows network, as well as health equity leadership in their organizations and communities.

A panel of past award recipients nominates and selects each year’s honorees who receive a crystal star engraved with “Health Equity Superstar.”

During the ceremony, Star Fellows share remarks and reflections with the graduating class.  In doing so, they embody what the possibilities of health equity leadership look like beyond the program year.

Maritza and Christi in their own words: