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Dr. Lisa Amaya-Jackson’s Determined to Improve Access to Mental Health Care for Children

By Durham Magazine | June 12, 2023

Duke University’s Dr. Lisa Amaya-Jackson focuses her evidence-based research on mental health and trauma of children and health care workers.

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Sen. Natalie Murdock Advocates for Thousands of North Carolinians

By Durham Magazine | June 8, 2023

Sen. Natalie Murdock is, first and foremost, an advocate. She comes from a long lineage of equality fighters in North Carolina.

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American Dance Festival Dedicates 90th Annual Season to Gerri Houlihan

By Durham Magazine | May 30, 2023

Beloved dance instructor Gerri Houlihan has worked with studios across the globe through the American Dance Festival for four decades.

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Constanza Gómez-Joines

How One Woman Uplifts the Hispanic Community at Durham Tech

By Durham Magazine Intern | May 25, 2023

Constanza Gómez-Joines has spent 25 years at Durham Tech ensuring that the Hispanic community has access to the best resources.

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Julie Homen Turned Her Superpower for Gifting Into a Small Business

By Renee Ambroso | May 18, 2023

This Durham parent partnered with a former co-worker to launch Persnickety, an e-commerce gifting business, last year

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Trailblazing Landscape Architect Breaks Gender Barriers and Transforms Outdoor Spaces

By Morgan Weston | May 18, 2023

Surface 678 CEO and President Swati Khimesra hopes to inspire the next generation of female leaders and those seeking a career in landscape architecture

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Meat Your Butcher: Anna Gibala Is on a Mission To Make Her Industry More Approachable

By Durham Magazine Intern | May 16, 2023

Anna Gibala started Moonbelly Meat Co. in Durham last year to bring an inclusive approach to whole-animal butchery

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Supporting Children Is a Lifelong Passion for This Occupational Therapist

By Durham Magazine | May 11, 2023

After joining Emerge Pediatric Therapy as a graduate intern, Brittni Winslow became practice owner and executive director of the growing business

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How Kristine Wylie Led Jewelsmith to ‘Record-Breaking’ Sales Last Year

By Renee Ambroso | May 4, 2023

When Kristine Wylie first joined JewelSmith, she did not expect that a couple years later, she would soon become one of the owners and not only that but gain an important mentor.

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Nina King Boldly Leads Duke Athletics

By Renee Ambroso | May 1, 2023

Nina King is Duke’s first woman and person of color to fill the role of athletic director – and one of only six women leading athletic departments among the 69 Power Five schools

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