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Naomi

 

Naomi Ranz-Schleifer

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Lead Strategist

Naomi seeks to harness the power of creative and visual storytelling in all its forms to transform lives around the world. She is fascinated by the stories told across and within cultures and the myriad of ways these narratives have shaped and continue to impact the lives of individuals, communities, and societies. She is excited to be working with Priya, the UN Women-recognized champion for gender equality, and is looking forward to traveling to Mongolia in August 2017 with Mission Manduhai to raise awareness about domestic and gender-based violence. 

Recently, she has worked with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation on their initiatives to create a Culture of Health, the interactive drama series TryLife, StyleLikeU's What's Underneath Project and Dispelling Beauty Myths, the Whiteness Project’s Intersection of Iand The Skin Deep's Emmy-winning series {The AND} as well as 2015 Sundance award-winning feature film about human trafficking, Dreamcatcher, and acclaimed film about opiate addiction, The Hungry Heart. She is the director of the Libelle Group and co-founder of Omphalos. Naomi serves as the President of Wonder & Wisdom, a non-profit dedicated toward creatively educating and engaging individuals of all ages in critical conversations for social change, and as a Vice President for the Greensboro Association. She served as the chair and program planner for the American Public Health Association’s Global Public Health Film Festival and currently curates and organizes events to engage diverse audiences. Naomi holds a Masters of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan as well as degrees in International Relations and Biology from Johns Hopkins University. She loves to travel and is based in New York City and Rural Vermont.

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