NPHW 2020: Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Public Health webinar

The panel will be led by Sustainability Expert, Dianna Rose, and will introduce leaders in various public health fields. Panelists will explain the dynamics and importance of public health services, why entrepreneurship within the industry is growing and where it's heading as we step into a new decade. All who register will receive an email with a link to access the webinar.


Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Time: 1:00 - 2 p.m.

Location: Online

 Free and open to the public

This event is a part of NPHW 2020.


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Dianna Rose, Sustainability expert, social entrepreneur and business owner of Jars of Delight and Her Sustainable Life

Dianna holds a Bachelor of Science in Community Health from Hofstra University and is the culinary creative owner behind Jars of Delight, the first innovative zero-waste, mason jar catering company based in Queens, NY.

Jars of Delight creates a simple and nutritious Caribbean-fusion style menu served in the unique presentation and convenience of the classic mason jar. At the company’s core, is its mission of social and environmental impact, which is accomplished through zero-food waste and zero packaging waste commitments. Their innovative solution is to partner with businesses and organizations to recover edible surplus food from events they cater to be donated to Queens citizens suffering from food insecurity. Food that cannot be donated for consumption (ie: produce scraps) are collected and donated to local community gardens as compost, reducing GHGs [greenhouse gases] by avoiding methane emissions from food waste decomposing in a landfill and creating renewable energy which offsets emissions from fossil fuels. The mason jars are recycled and reused, while all catering utensils are derived from bamboo sealed with beeswax which is compostable, creating their core zero-waste brand.

Dianna’s most recent project, Her Sustainable Life, is a resourceful educational and informational platform tasked with building awareness on the topic of sustainability within communities that face socio-economic disparities. The goal and endeavor are to create a lasting social impact toward a better future through low impact living.

When she’s not making jars or delivering delight to her weekly meal prep customers or studying, Dianna is enjoying time with her two sons, family and church family.



Shantay Carter, creator of Women Of Integrity Inc.


When it comes to Shantay Carter, helping others is more than just a job--it’s her passion and her purpose. From her daily work as a dedicated nurse to her ambitions as founder of Women Of Integrity Inc., the New York-area native has an extensive history of letting her caring nature guide her path.

Influenced strongly by the superwoman role models in her family, Shantay decided to dive head first into the nursing field. After spending years selflessly volunteering as a candy striper while in high school, she headed to Binghamton University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. In 2000, she began working at Binghamton General Hospital as a registered nurse and in 2002, Shantay continued her career at North Shore-LIJ Health Systems. Where she currently works as an Orthopedic/Bariatric nurse on a medical/surgical floor.

After noticing the lack of guidance for young girls in the Long Island area, Shantay decided to create her non-profit, Women Of Integrity Inc. The ten-year-old organization has already made huge strides in its mission to “empower and educate women of all ages and ethnicities” and its signature event is its prom dress drive, dress giveaway, and makeover project that is executed each year.“I believe that what you put out in life, you get back,” explains Shantay. “So, if you put out positivity, then you will get back positivity--it’s our job to give back in any way we can.”

Shantay modestly holds a number of accomplishments and honors for her work including being a Wholeness of Life Award winner at North Shore University Hospital in 2012 and a NSLIJ Health System 2013 President's Award nominee. In 2014, Shantay was honored as a Making A Difference Award honoree and a semi-finalist in P&G’s My Black is Beautiful Ambassador Search. More recently, in 2015, she received the Darby Foundation’s Community Service Award and a  Community Service Award from the Hempstead Chamber Of Commerce. In 2017, she was a 2017 Woman Of Power Honoree from the Caribbean Business Connections Organization. In 2019, she was a Long Island Diversity In Business Award Honoree. She is also the Best-Selling Author of Destined For Greatness Book and Destined For Greatness Journal. Shantay currently lives in Hempstead, NY and when she’s not helping patients or out making teen girls feel amazing, you can find her enjoying music, art, baking…or flashing her award-winning smile. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. 


Alicia James, visionary and President of The P.A.M Project (Preserve A Mom)

Alicia James is a social entrepreneur, a cause-related marketing consultant, renowned workshop facilitator and business coach. She is a member of Community Coalition of Mental Health in Harlem and Association of Fundraising Professionals. Alicia's life mission is to continuously cultivate positive change for women and girls addressing health disparities in communities of color. She knows from firsthand experience that the real work in creating positive change is through community engagement. Alicia supports and continues to dedicate herself to advocating for gender and health equity. After 20 years of nonprofit programming, business development and marketing consulting, Ms. James made the decision to launch her purpose vision: a business model designed to educate, empower and advocate for mothers. Ms. James is the visionary and President of The P.A.M Project (Preserve A Mom), a social enterprise agency, which advocates and promotes the importance of maternal mental wellness and addressing stigma in communities of color.


Felicia Callis Guerrier, LMSW, PN. Therapist & Life Coach- Founder and CEO of Alabaster Consulting Inc. 

Felicia’s background as a clinically trained social worker, traumatic brain injury nurse, educator, and former combat medic in the US army give her multiple lenses to use as a therapist, life and love coach. Her desire to have more representation for people of color in mental health counseling and her efforts to disrupt the school to prison pipeline led her to become the Community School Director at the Dr. Betty Shabazz School in Brownsville New York where she spent the last four years working with underserved low-income children of color in New York City public schools and as a member of the diversity, equity and inclusion council at Partnership with Children. In her advocacy for mental health and social justice, Felicia is also a member of Seachange Collective. A women-owned collective that builds the capacity of people who do social justice work, through trainings, strategy development and coaching. Felicia is also the founder and president of Alabaster Consulting, a holistic wellness firm specializing in mental health, holistic corporate wellness, and professional development training in social-emotional education, historical trauma, self-love and self-care. Felicia received her undergraduate degree from Adelphi University, in New York and her graduate degree from Columbia University in New York City.


Andrea Massop Ramos, M.S. Clinical Nutrition-Founder and CEO of Healthy FRIENDZ Nutrition.


Andrea Massop Ramos is a Clinical Nutritionist and a Personal Chef, located in Westbury, New York.

Andrea earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York Institute of Technology, and received her Bachelors of Science in Biology and a minor in Psychology from Syracuse University.  She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the governing agency for Nutritionists/Dietitians.  After college Andrea went to work for the airlines, and retired after 20yrs.  She further went on to work for Metro-North Railroad as an Operations manager overseeing over 900+ locomotive engineers and conductors.  She then moved on to work as an Investigator for accidents and incidents overseeing a territory of over 6500 employees at the railroad. Andrea is the founder of Healthy4U, a Corporate Health and Well Being Group at Metro North Railroad, and that group, continues to exist today.

Andrea has 2 children, Paris and Janae. While living upstate NY, as a family, they worked as a team to grow their own organic garden in the backyard, starting from a compost pile and everything in between to create all FRESH meals to the table (Farm-> Table). Andrea often disguised some of the vegetables into creative dishes to have it more palatable for her children to eat without a fuss. Neither of them like mushrooms, so mushrooms were implemented into all meat sauces, lasagna and even a grilled Portabella Mushroom cap, had the appearance and texture of a steak, and both children ate it. That was the beginning, Andrea’s AHA moment that lead to the rise of Healthy FRIENDZ Nutrition LLC.

Andrea is very concerned with the growing rate of Obesity in the U.S., especially in our youth population with the childhood obesity epidemic. Healthy FRIENDZ provides nutrition education to children and families in a fun interactive way using FRESH foods. She provides workshops, food presentations, and personal chef services, all based on ethnicity and cultural heritage of the client. Andrea wants her clients to “Live your Best Life through the use of FRESH Foods.  Healthy FRIENDZ builds confidence, and self esteem, by getting the family on one cohesive journey to a healthier “YOU”.


Tuesday, April 07, 2020



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