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Project HEAL Trainees

Candace Parker

Law Trainee, Spring 2017
University of Baltimore School of Law

Candace is a second-year law student at the University of Baltimore. Prior to law school, she obtained her MBA in healthcare management from the University of Baltimore, as well as her PhD in public and community health from the University of Maryland, College Park.  Dr. Parker intends to pursue a career in health law and work with organizations and agencies associated with medical-legal partnerships. 

Victoria Able

Trainee, Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

Victoria Able is a junior at City Neighbors High School within Baltimore City Public Schools. Victoria is interested in education and helping people of all walks of life have a voice. During the 2015-2016 school years, she served as member of her school’s board, where she advocated for her graduating class. She also interned at John Hopkins’s Center of Public Health and Human Rights, during the summer of 2016.There Victoria provided support during interviews and data needed to help the LGBT community and people across the world whose human rights had been violated. Victoria is a leadership member of Best Buddies at her school. On October 25th, 2016 her and her buddies spoke to 3rd and 4th graders at City Neighbors Charter about bullying students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her brother also has an intellectual disability, and she has witnessed her parents advocate on her brother’s behalf to ensure that he has the support that he needs to succeed. Through her internship with Project HEAL, Victoria hopes that she will gain the experience she needs to support her buddies and their families, as well as her brother, while they fight for their needs.

Project HEAL's 2016 Outstanding Partner

Ron Howard

We would like to acknowledge Ron Howard of Ron Howard & Associates at RE/MAX Preferred in Baltimore, Maryland, for his outstanding support of Project HEAL. During calendar years 2015 and 2016, Ron individually contributed over $2,000, helping to provide legal care for low- and moderate-income families raising children with disabilities.

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