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We welcome our members to come together with innovative, collaborative discussions around various topics hosted monthly.

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Description: An entrepreneur, a health administrator and a medical anthropologist walk into Cambia Grove….

Please join fellow Cambia Grove Members, Megan Haas, and Stephanie Hillman from Kinnected, and Suzanne Morrissey from Whitman College for an interactive conversation about the power of cultural foundations as a path towards healthy community growth. As we head into a very different kind of holiday season, let’s bring light to this extraordinary year by celebrating the diverse root systems and connected community that we share at Cambia Grove.

Please bring: candle, matches, a bowl, pen or pencil and paper.

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Megan Haas is a cultural entrepreneur who comes from a family of explorers and innovators whose ideas and actions have shaped her own. Growing up she was immersed in several world-wide communities with strong social, cultural and business values, and as a result has modeled her life and work around both developing healthy community culture and learning from it.

Megan's current project, Kinnected, is redefining global self-health by structuring community culture around health empowerment, and giving weight to the practical, meaningful ways in which we truly care for one another. Kinnected is committed to building purposeful technology that nurtures both people and health professionals in the spirit of trust and social excellence.

Stephanie Hillman grew up on a farm and learned early on how people can work together and positively impact their communities. As an adult, she applied that knowledge to implement systems within healthcare – locally and across the country - to improve services for patients and their families.

She persuaded leaders to listen to stakeholders and use that information to enhance the experience of patients, families, and teams. Her marketing expertise spans branding, strategic planning, metrics, and communications. Her team recruited patient and family advisors who influenced operational and strategic decisions. They shared personal narratives to catalyze change and make it better for the next family.

Healthcare improves when people share their stories.

Stephanie is drawn to Kinnected because its heart beats with members’ stories, what they have to offer, and what they would like to receive. That interdependence creates meaningful relationships. She is excited to learn within this dynamic environment and witness powerful partnerships crisscrossing the globe.

Stephanie and Paul, her husband who is a nurse, wander amongst the trees, bike with their two children, and revel in nurturing family and friends with delicious food and lively conversation. They go on family adventures to experience other cultures, reduce fear of the unknown, and deeply appreciate how people live and love. In Covid times, they are connecting with family and friends near and far via video conferencing, cooking around the globe foods each week, and reading more books.

Suzanne Morrissey is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Whitman College. Her work represents interests in urban studies, disparities in health, patient-provider relations, and patient-reported outcomes with an emphasis on applied research. Grounded in medical anthropology, and more specifically in the areas of harm reduction services and program evaluation studies, Professor Morrissey’s projects have ranged from HIV/AIDS prevention, infant mortality prevention, and smoking cessation to ongoing study of the uses of complementary, alternative and integrative medicine (CAM/IM) for chronic illnesses (e.g. fibromyalgia). She has worked in North America for nearly two decades on healthcare access issues. In 2010, Professor Morrissey received a Fulbright Distinguished Scholars Award to become the University Visiting Research Chair in Health, Science and the Environment at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Currently, she is conducting an ethnographic study of the People’s Organization for Community Acupuncture based in Portland, Oregon.

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