Wave Staff Report
Mickiela Montoya, was honored by Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price in commemoration of Veterans Day for her service and commitment.
Montoya, the author of “The Lonely Soldier,” served in the California Army National Guard and Army Reserves for eight years, including a deployment to Iraq for one year as a military police officer. After returning to the United States, she dedicated herself to raising public awareness on the lack of services available to help female veterans.
She has been featured on CNN, ABC World News Tonight and The Oprah Winfrey Show, among other outlets.
Dr. Lucille Ridgill, a site medical director at AltaMed, was appointed to the board of directors of Compassion & Choices. Ridgill is also a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine. She is also a visiting physician at VITAS Healthcare.
A leading expert in hospice and end-of-life care, Dr. Ridgill also serves on Compassion and Choices’ African American Leadership Council and its Strategic Impact Committee.
She also served on Compassion and Choices’ Strategic Impact Committee, which helped create an innovative strategic plan that will help guide the organization over the next five years.
Beverly White, general assignment reporter for NBC Los Angeles, and Tre’vell Anderson, director of Culture and Entertainment for Out Magazine, were each awarded the Power Press Award by the Black Public Relations Society-Los Angeles at their 20th anniversary award celebration Nov. 16 at the California African American Museum.
The society honored 20 trailblazers in communication and culture at the awards ceremony, including Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Compiled by Angela Parker.
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