Gamechangers 2014

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(Maria Pajil Battle.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Maria Pajil Battle

Over the past few years, Battle has led the charge for creating faith-based programs that promote disease prevention and healthy lifestyles in underserved communities.

02/14/2014

(Nikki Johnson-Huston, lawyer and advocate on poverty issues.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Nikki Johnson-Huston

Seeing her today, it’s hard to believe that Nikki Johnson-Huston — a tax attorney and antipoverty advocate — was once homeless.

02/13/2014

(Loretta Winters, president of NAACP of Gloucester County, NJ.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Loretta Winters

A self-proclaimed advocate for women, Winters pushes for what she believes in. Four years ago she became president of the Gloucester County NAACP.

02/12/2014

(J. Donald Dumpson, a composer, musician, and scholar, is music director at Arch Street Presbyterian Church.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: J. Donald Dumpson

The more Dumpson studied music and mastered his art, the more he began to wonder about why black composers weren’t in the mainstream of concert repertoire.

02/11/2014

(Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Linda Cliatt-Wayman

Before Linda Cliatt-Wayman changed the game for Strawberry Mansion High School, it had spent six consecutive years on the city’s “most dangerous schools” list.

02/10/2014

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