Insights, inspiration and creative conversations about mental health, education and parenting
About the Podcast
CHC Voices of Compassion is a weekly podcast produced by Children’s Health Council (CHC) with insights, inspiration and creative conversations about mental health, education and parenting.
Featured on Voices of Compassion are CHC mental health, wellness and learning specialists, parents in the trenches and other experts who can help us with the mighty job of raising compassionate and courageous kids in the midst of a global pandemic.
Tune in regularly to hear about how you can help yourself, your kids, your family and others in your community to make it through another day. We’ll offer thoughts and inspiration that will make you think and even laugh! Compassion can take on many forms – it might be exercising some self care, learning some tips about how to support your child with distance learning, strategies around talking with your kids, or parenting techniques. And we know – healing isn’t linear.
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CHC PODCAST TEAM
It takes a village to make a podcast. These are the folks that make the magic happen!
Cindy has worked in K-12 education for about 30 years — as a teacher, an administrator, in public and private schools — most recently focused on kids who learn differently. Cindy believes that each one of us is different and different is good. She has had the opportunity to have thousands of conversations with parents, kids, teachers, community members and more. She is honored to host CHC’s new Voices of Compassion podcast and hopes that it will be just what you need these days.
Natalie is a learning disability and education equity advocate and empowerment expert, with expertise in student voice, post-secondary transitions to college and/or work, social-emotional development, community building, workshop facilitation and public speaking.
Mike is a recent graduate from Loyola University Chicago, where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in business, marketing.
He worked as a Communications and Media Facilitator, educating adults with developmental and learning differences for one of the leading nonprofits in Silicon Valley, Hope Services. At Hope, he worked with a local community college to cultivate personal development, autonomy, interdependence, and emotional well-being, while incorporating technology.
At Loyola, he was a Marketing Assistant for both Student Government and for a community of family-owned businesses at Loyola’s Family Business Center. In his spare time, he worked as a freelance writer curating a Wikipedia page for a breast cancer survivor and advocates for the cause who ignited a national campaign called “Paint the Town Pink.” As a writer, educator, advocate, and marketing intern, he has established an educational framework, bridging communities together while offering digital, social, and written content as a resource.
Mike is elated to be joining the CHC team, to attentively address the national movement of 1 in 5, affecting those with learning and mental health needs. Work aside, Mike loves running and just finished his first half marathon in San Jose. He enjoys cinematic photography, cuddles with his Scottish Terrier, adventuring near and far and discovering new coffee shops.
Aside from an 18-month startup stint, Liza has devoted her entire career to nonprofit communications, marketing, event planning and fundraising. Prior to CHC, Liza was the Content Marketing Manager and Business Development Director at KonnectAgain, an alumni engagement software startup. Previously, she served as Alumni Relations Director at Menlo School for nearly a decade, and before that was in Advancement roles at the Low Income Investment Fund and Sierra Club.
Dooley Design Group is a San Antonio-based web design and digital marketing agency with a presence in San Francisco, Los Angeles and the greater Portland area. We specialize in helping small to medium-sized businesses, established nonprofits and schools craft beautiful and informative digital spaces and marketing materials that deliver impactful outcomes.
It takes a village.
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