Professor of Child Health Policy and BBI Senior Fellow Nienke Dosa to be awarded at Arise Inclusion Dinner on April 20
January 13, 2016
ARISE Celebrating Inclusion & Achieving Independence
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
6:00 PM - Reception & Cocktail Hour
7:00 PM - Dinner & Program
Where: Oncenter, 800 South State St., Syracuse, NY
2016 Champion of Independence Award Honorees
Dr. Nienke Dosa is a developmental pediatrician at SUNY Upstate Medical
University and medical director of the Spina Bifida Center of Central New York.
She currently holds the Upstate Foundation Professorship in Child Health Policy
and is a Senior Fellow at Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute.
We are delighted to honor Dr. Dosa for her extraordinary efforts to expand
opportunities for people who have disabilities, as well as her work in connection
with the transition to adulthood and inclusive fitness across the lifespan.
Leola Rodgers, MPH
Ms. Leola Rodgers is the President and CEO of the Syracuse Community Health
Center, Inc. (SCHC), a major primary health care provider in CNY. Prior to
joining SCHC, Ms. Rodgers was Associate Administrator for the Upstate Golisano
Children’s Hospital, Ambulatory Services, Oasis and HealthLink at Upstate
University Hospital. She has spent the past 25 years working in health care.
Ms. Rodgers shares her time and expertise with numerous charitable and civic
We are proud to recognize Ms. Rodgers for her strong commitment to increasing
access to mental health services and to integrating those services into overall
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