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Paula Ruth

Paula Ruth is an active member of her community and involved in the Women of Color for Change. She encourages people in her community to engage in physical activity, to eat healthier, to take care of the environment, and go to church. She recently received her high school equivalency degree in 2013 and last year…

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Barbara Elliott

Barbara Elliott was nominated because of her efforts in relocating the Greenbrier County Library into the beautiful space it now occupies. She was a trustee of the library at the time and did public relations for the capital campaign as a volunteer. She previously worked as the director of Alumni Relations and Continuing Medical Education…

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Joan Browning

Joan C. Browning is a resident heroine for civil rights. She is most famous for being one of four southern White women of the 1961 Freedom Riders. She recently accepted her second appointment as Commissioner, WV Human Rights Commission. She is the First Business Manager of Williamsburg and Hillsboro Health Clinics; serves as one of…

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Kenosha Davenport

Kenosha Davenport is the Executive Director of the Family Refuge Center, serving in that position since February of 2015. She is also a Board member and Treasurer for the Greenbrier County Health Alliance. Originally from Alabama, Kenosha studied psychology and sociology from University of Alabama in Huntsville and then received her MBA from Maryhurst University.…

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Gloria Martin

Gloria Martin served as the director of the Family Refuge Center from 2003 to 2008, after starting work there in 1986, and currently manages the Lewisburg Food Pantry with her husband. The Food Pantry serves about 200 families a month. She also serves on the Greenbrier County Committee on Aging with a special interest in…

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Yvonne Jones

Yvonne L. Jones describes herself as a community organizer. She is an Alliance Ambassador to Women of Color for Change, a group that works to empower and improve the health of women of color in our county. In that effort, she has facilitated diabetes self-management workshops, developed weight loss challenges, and coordinated healthy cooking classes…

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Adriana Grecu

Adriana Grecu is the owner of the Salt Cave and Spa and is working to establish a farmer’s market and farm-to-table conscious restaurant in White Sulphur Springs. Health through food and creating a space for the discussion of our relationship to food are a central focus for her and her efforts. She loves the camaraderie…

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Fawn Valentine

Fawn Valentine has retired from a career in social work to fill her days with community organizing. She works hard on her goals of protecting natural resources, preserving historic sites and structures, advocating for good broadband coverage throughout the County, and providing a healthy and supportive environment for children. She stays busy as the Chair…

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Guest Blogger – Josh Sowards on Diabetic Friendly Desserts

About Josh: Joshua Sowards is a Coordinator for Try This WV and the Healthy Bodies Healthy Spirits Network. Both groups are working to knock West Virginia off the top of the worst health lists! He’s a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and an avid believer that our bodies are a temple God wants us to care…

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Sally Lane

Sally Lane is an AmeriCorps for United Way of Greenbrier Valley and a vibrant advocate for reading. In addition to her WEekly READers article, which highlight local bookworms, she volunteers at Read Aloud programs and summer reading camps across the Valley. We love her definition of happiness: “Reading a book a day while sailing on…

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