A Passion for Health A Passion for Health is the new Apple column celebrating inspiring Albertans who are committed to improving the health and well-being of people in their communities. We invite you to vote for the Passion for Health nominee you would like see featured in the next issue of Apple by emailing [email protected] with your nominee’s name in the subject line. Comments are welcome and voting is open until April 10, 2014. Our nominees are: Jeff Halvorsen Jeff is a thinker and a problem-solver. As the manager of Outcomes and Quality Assurance at Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary, he helps women at risk of being sexually exploited have healthier lives. Kath Hoffman Kath is the executive director at Central Alberta’s Safe Harbour Society for Health and Housing. Her dedication helps the society offer a safe haven for vulnerable people in Red Deer, including those who are homeless and dealing with substance abuse. Bonnie Johnston As the CEO at Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre in Calgary, Bonnie brings together experts to help children heal from abuse. Her work at the centre is paramount in ending the cycle of abuse and helping children and youth reach their full potential. Sue Keating Sue makes it her job to ensure the youth in Edmonton have a place to go when faced with difficult life situations. As the associate executive director at Youth Empowerment & Support Services, she helps opens doors to housing, education and healthy living—giving youth hope to create a better future. Lisa Luciano Lisa has dedicated her career to helping people recover from addictions for more than 14 years. She’s the clinical director at Thorpe Recovery Centre in Blackfoot. Lisa serves her community by creating programs that help people overcome their addictions and live fulfilling lives. Terri Mair A Calgary lawyer for over 23 years, Terri believes that healthy parents want to raise healthy children and families. Along with representing children in high-conflict situations, Terri is the legal counsel for the director of Stoney Nakoda Child and Family Services. You can also call 403-943-0052 or drop us a line at [email protected] to nominate someone with a passion for health for a future issue of Apple.
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