Honoring the Great Work Of My Colleagues and Friends

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Posted May 26th, 2010

I was honored to be invited to celebrate with family and friends at the Motown Mansion for Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom and her family.  The setting was beautiful and the Wisdom family so very gracious and fun.  Here I am with friends and colleagues from our work with the Governor’s Talk Early & Talk Often℠ initiative — Nancy Combs, Dr. Wisdom & me; Nancy Combs, Tiffany Baker & me; and with new friends, Sharon Milberger & Cheryl Abaloz from Henry Ford Health System.  

From the Motown Mansion I headed to the Detroit Athletic Club for reception and dinner for my friend, and fellow MOASH (www.moash.org) board member Dr. Cheryl Gibson Fountain.  Cheryl was installed as the 127th President of the Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan.  She spoke so compassionately about the need for health coverage for all Michigan residents.  We were entertained by the Riverview Chorale who sang a beautifully and one song in particular entitled “I need you to survive.” ( “I Need You To Survive” by Hezekiah Walker ) Cheryl was surrounded by family, friends and esteemed colleagues who are passionate about providing the best healthcare possible.  Here are some pictures from a fun evening.  Congratulations Dr. Cheryl Gibson Fountain!  I am so proud to have you as a friend. 

Photos below include: 

Nancy Combs – Director, Community Health, Henry Ford Health System
Sharon Milberger – Interim Director, Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, HFHS
Cheryl Abaloz – Executive Assistant to Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom, Vice President of Community Health, Education & Wellness, HFHS; and Michigan Surgeon General
Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom – SDOM,  Vice President of Community Health, Education & Wellness, HFHS; and Michigan Surgeon General   
Lisa Mason – Manager – “Save Lives, Save Dollars”, Greater Detroit Area Health Council
Tiffany Baker – Public Relations Specialist, HAP
Cynthia Taueg’ – Vice President Community Health, St. John Providence Hospital
Deborah Whiting – Health Center Administrator, Detroit Community Health Connection

Below photo: I feel like it’s Prom Night!

Barb all dressed up! 

Below Photo: Barb Flis, Nancy Combs, Sharon Milberger & Cheryl Abaloz

Barb Flis, Nancy Combs, Sharon Milberger & Cheryl Abaloz

Below photo: Tiffany Baker, Nancy Combs & Barb Flis
Tiffany Baker, Nancy Combs & Barb Flis

Below photo: Nancy Combs, Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom & Barb Flis

Nancy Combs, Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom & Barb Flis

Below photo: Nancy Combs, Dr. Cheryl Gibson Fountain & Barb Flis

Nancy Combs, Dr. Cheryl Gibson Fountain & Barb Flis 

Below photo: Deborah Whiting, Barb Flis, Senator Martha G. Scott & Nancy Comb

Deborah Whiting, Barb Flis, Senator Martha G. Scott & Nancy Combs Below photo: Barb Flis, Lisa Mason & Cynthia Taueg’ Barb Flis, Lisa Mason & Cynthia Taueg'

 

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**This information has been shared by Barb Flis, mother of two and creator of Parent Action for Healthy Kids.

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