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Too often Rochester, NY is featured in the news for its problems. But this area is rich with community-based organizations striving to improve the lives of its residents. Join local pediatricians Megan Lasaponara and Sarah Collins-McGowan as they interview people who are involved in good works all over the region. We will learn about each organization and how our guests found their path to community-based work. If you are ready to hear good news and feel inspired by what Rochester has to offer, join us as we talk to the people making our community ever better.

Thriving Forward Megan Lasaponara & Sarah Collins-McGowan

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Too often Rochester, NY is featured in the news for its problems. But this area is rich with community-based organizations striving to improve the lives of its residents. Join local pediatricians Megan Lasaponara and Sarah Collins-McGowan as they interview people who are involved in good works all over the region. We will learn about each organization and how our guests found their path to community-based work. If you are ready to hear good news and feel inspired by what Rochester has to offer, join us as we talk to the people making our community ever better.

    Anita O'Brien - Executive Director of Rochester Accessible Adventures

    Anita O'Brien - Executive Director of Rochester Accessible Adventures

    In this episode of the podcast Megan interviews Anita O’Brien. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Rochester Accessible Adventures. Rochester Accessible Adventures is on a mission to improve the health and wellness of people with disabilities by guiding communities to create a culture of physical accessibility, social inclusion, and equitable open access in recreation, sports and tourism.

    Website: https://rochesteraccessibleadventures.org/

    Email: RAA@rochesteraccessibleadventures.org
    Phone: 585-491-6011
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    Tracey Taylor Co-Chair Monroe County LEICC

    Tracey Taylor Co-Chair Monroe County LEICC

    September is Early Intervention Awareness Month! On today's podcast Megan speaks with Tracey Taylor. Tracey is the co-chair of the Monroe County Local Early Intervention Coordinating Council, an Occupational Therapist, and a parent. She is also the interim program director for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Bryant and Stratton College.

    Monroe County Website: https://www.monroecounty.gov/hdchild-ei 

    Early Intervention Phone: 585 753-KIDS (585 753-5437)

    Email Tracey Taylor:  tmtaylor@bryantstratton.edu

    EI Awareness Month 2022 Info: https://www.monroecounty.gov/hdchild-ei-awareness-month
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    URMC Sickle Cell Disease Advocacy Group

    URMC Sickle Cell Disease Advocacy Group

    In this episode Megan speaks with members of URMC's Sickle Cell Advocacy Team. This interdisciplinary group of physicians and patient advocates has come together to improve the quality of care for patients with Sickle Cell Disease, especially at the critical point at which they transition into adult care.

    Our guests:
    Dr. Suzie Noronha
    Dr. Francis Coyne
    Dr. Dan Sheehan
    Sharee Turpin

    Email Dr. Noronha: suzie_noronha@urmc.rochester.edu

    Roc-City Sicklers Support and Advocacy Group Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/Roc-City-Sicklers-693225020760644/ 

    URMC Sickle Cell Anemia Webpage: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/complex-care-center/community-resources-support/sickle-cell-anemia.aspx
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    Bill Moehle - Brighton Town Supervisor

    Bill Moehle - Brighton Town Supervisor

    Bill Moehle has served as Brighton Town Supervisor since January 1, 2012. On this episode he and Megan discuss his favorite things about Brighton, what it means to be a town supervisor, and some of the town's history in addition to his own!

    Town Biography: https://www.townofbrighton.org/298/Biography-of-Supervisor-William-Moehle

    Town Website: https://www.townofbrighton.org/

    Brighton Farmer's Market: https://www.townofbrighton.org/668/Brighton-Farmers-Market

    Twitter: @BillMoehle1
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    Joe Di Fiore from City Roots Community Land Trust

    Joe Di Fiore from City Roots Community Land Trust

    This week Sarah is talking with Joe Di Fiore, Executive Director of City Roots Community Land Trust.  Confused about how a community land trust (CLT) works?  Listen in and find out how City Roots works to preserve and increase the number of homes, rental properties, and community opportunities that are permanently affordable for future generations of Rochester families.   

    To learn more visit:  https://www.cityrootsclt.org/
    FB, IG, and Twitter: @CityRootsCLT


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    Heather Newton - CEO NAMI Rochester

    Heather Newton - CEO NAMI Rochester

    Heather is the Chief Executive Officer of NAMI Rochester.  NAMI stands for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and their mission is to: "provide support, education and advocacy to individuals and families of all cultural backgrounds who are living with mental illness." On this episode of the podcast Megan speaks with Heather about the services offered through NAMI and the current supports available for individuals struggling with mental illness and their families.

    Website:  https://www.namiroc.org/
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