MEET YOUR 2022 HUMANITARIANS OF THE YEAR!
Benito Lubazibwa is the Chief Executive Officer of ReMix Ideas and Founder and Executive Director of Advancing Black Entrepreneurship (ABE). The mission of ReMix Ideas and ABE is to build an entrepreneurial ecosystem that is rooted in equity and empowers Black entrepreneurs to start, grow, and scale their businesses.
Dr. Michelle Smith
As Director of the Office of Health Equity at the Arkansas Department of Health from 2010-2022, and now the new Director of Dillard University’s Minority Health and Health Equity Research Center, Dr. Michelle R. Smith has been a trailblazer in innovative approaches to reduce health disparities. She created Sisters and Brothers United, a community-based program with Black fraternities and sororities, to address the state’s high infant mortality rate among African Americans.
Ruth D. Shepherd
Ruth D. Shepherd was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Oklahoma State University. However, once she moved to Little Rock in 1970, it’s safe to say she found her home. Indeed, ever since she took her first teaching position at Hall High School, she has built quite an impressive resume and has garnered much respect and admiration among her peers throughout the state.
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