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The curtains of Broadway have gone up once more, including right here in West Michigan. The excitement can be felt throughout the region, with families already making plans for which shows they'll see from the recently announced '22-'23 Broadway Grand Rapids season lineup. West Michigan Woman caught up with Meghan Distel, President and CEO of Broadway Grand Rapids, to chat about her recent appointment to her current role and to learn more about welcoming back the magic of live theatre.

This April, Sophia Cerniglia is celebrating her 31st birthday. And while a birthday for most people is always a special occasion, it's especially precious and momentous for Cerniglia—someone who wasn't expected to live past age 18.

Catherine's Health Center, a Grand Rapids Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), recently named Megan Erskine, MPH as their next chief executive officer, as longtime CEO Karen Kaashoek, RN, MBA looks to retire in early 2022 after serving the organization for 24 years.

At a certain point, it's time to take matters into your own hands. That's what Yah-Hanna Jenkins Leys, Robyn Afrik and Lucia Rios did in 2018 when they founded Women of Color Give (WOCG).

Ever since watching NOVA on PBS as a 12-year-old who adored math and science, Dr. Karen Kennedy knew she wanted to help people through a career in medicine. But she didn't want to "just be a doctor." She wanted to reach those most vulnerable ... those who don't think they've got a voice or choice.

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