Anthony Barash

Anthony Barash

I grew up in rural Western Illinois. My parents were the first in their families to go to college. So all my life, education was a priority, as was community service. My father was a country lawyer who worked until the end of his life, at nearly 87, and I became a...
Catherine Strachan Lindenberg

Catherine Strachan Lindenberg

As a nurse in Central America and the U.S., I often cared for pregnant girls as young as 12 or 14 years old. The links between teen pregnancy, other risky behaviors and poor academic and economic outcomes transcend borders and cultures. I grew up in Costa Rica; my...
Richard Steckel (1943-2015) and Shelli Steckel

Richard Steckel (1943-2015) and Shelli Steckel

Nearly ten years ago, Richard and Michele Steckel decided they couldn’t sit by and just watch as people all over the world experienced the mayhem of ethnic cleansing, race riots and hatred. To bridge divides, they sought to chronicle in photographs the humanity...
Harry Wexler

Harry Wexler

As a child, a severe stutter made me acutely aware of disabilities; understanding the potential for transformation led me to become a psychologist. Over a 40-year career in the fields of substance abuse and criminal justice, I helped to develop effective...