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SUNDAY, MAY 1 @ 5 PM PT
PATRICIA FOLEY HINNEN
2015 PURPOSE PRIZE WINNERS
with host DR. CONNIE CORLEY
ENCORE.ORG: Creators of the Purpose Prize, the nation’s pre-eminent large-scale investment in people over 60 who are combining their passion and experience for social good. The Prize was first awarded in 2006 with funding from the John Templeton Foundation and The Atlantic Philanthropies, to showcase the value of experience and disprove outdated notions that innovation is the sole province of the young. It’s for those with the drive to make change and the experience to know how to do it.
PATRICIA FOLEY HINNEN has worked in economic development and international affairs for the past three decades with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. State Department, and the microfinance industry. Since 1998, she has helped establish seven domestic and international microfinance organizations under the Capital Sisters umbrella, raised loan capital for tens of thousands of women’s micro businesses in 25 countries, and served as a Microfinance Advisor to the State Department where she represented the U.S. in the 21-nation Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) for a decade as head of the Women Leaders Network. She served on the board of The International Alliance for Women, and was the Co-founder and Managing Director of their Microenterprise Development Program for its first decade. Within the U.S., Patricia was the Co-founder of Colorado Microcredit, the Micro Business Development Center, and the Colorado Microfinance Alliance. Patricia developed a passion for international affairs during tours in the U.S. Peace Corps in West and Southern Africa, an overseas posting in Europe, and travel to more than 60 countries. Patricia has a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Colorado and Master of Public Policy and Program Evaluation from Denver University. Learn more about her Purpose Prize for Financial Inclusion sponsored by MetLife Foundation here.
LAURIE AHERN is the President of Disability Rights International and is responsible for all of the day-to-day operations of the organization. She also conducts human rights investigations and is the co- author of Torture not Treatment, United States; Torment not Treatment, Serbia; Behind Closed Doors, Turkey; and Hidden Suffering, Romania. For ten years before joining Disability Rights International, Ahern was the co-founder and co-director of the National Empowerment Center, Inc. (NEC), a national, federally funded recovery and technical assistance center for people diagnosed with mental illness and their families.
Ahern was the editor of the award-winning NEC newsletter and co-created the Empowerment Model of Recovery and the PACE model, a non-coercive alternative to Assertive Community Treatment. Her work has been featured in many professional journals, in the media, and has been translated into nine languages. She is the recipient of the National Mental Health Association’s Clifford Beers Award and the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law’s Advocacy Award. In addition, she has conducted workshops, given talks and organized conferences for consumers/survivors/users, families and mental health providers to promote recovery. Ahern is the former vice president of the National Association of Rights, Protection and Advocacy (NARPA) and editor of the NARPA newsletter, The Tenet. Prior to her position at the NEC, she was the managing editor of several newspapers and freelance writer for The Boston Globe and Associated Press and has won national awards for her investigative and editorial writing and reporting. Learn more about her Purpose Prize here.