Event Title

Concluding Remarks

Location

Thomas Jefferson University - Connelly Auditorium

Start Date

6-21-2018 3:15 PM

End Date

6-21-2018 4:00 PM

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Shira Goodman is the Executive Director of CeaseFirePA, a statewide organization to take a stand against gun violence. She has extensive experience in the nonprofit world and joined the organization following ten years as a public policy advocate working for better courts in Pennsylvania and a career in labor law. She is involved in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, and serves on the board of the Legal Intelligencer and several community nonprofits.

Thomas Farley is Commissioner of Health for the City of Philadelphia. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Farley was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. As Health Commissioner, Dr. Farley advocated for innovative public health policies, including making the city’s parks and beaches smoke-free, prohibiting price discounting of cigarettes, raising the legal sales age of tobacco to 21, capping the portion size of sugary drinks sold in restaurants at 16 ounces, and restricting the burning of air-polluting dirty fuels to heat buildings. He is coauthor of Prescription for a Healthy Nation (Beacon Press) with RAND Senior Scientist Deborah Cohen, and author of Saving Gotham: A billionaire mayor, activist doctors, and the fight for 8 million lives (W.W. Norton).

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Concluding Remarks

Thomas Jefferson University - Connelly Auditorium

Shira Goodman is the Executive Director of CeaseFirePA, a statewide organization to take a stand against gun violence. She has extensive experience in the nonprofit world and joined the organization following ten years as a public policy advocate working for better courts in Pennsylvania and a career in labor law. She is involved in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, and serves on the board of the Legal Intelligencer and several community nonprofits.

Thomas Farley is Commissioner of Health for the City of Philadelphia. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Farley was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. As Health Commissioner, Dr. Farley advocated for innovative public health policies, including making the city’s parks and beaches smoke-free, prohibiting price discounting of cigarettes, raising the legal sales age of tobacco to 21, capping the portion size of sugary drinks sold in restaurants at 16 ounces, and restricting the burning of air-polluting dirty fuels to heat buildings. He is coauthor of Prescription for a Healthy Nation (Beacon Press) with RAND Senior Scientist Deborah Cohen, and author of Saving Gotham: A billionaire mayor, activist doctors, and the fight for 8 million lives (W.W. Norton).