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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dr. Annelle Primm and Siane Wilson on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world". 

Throughout 2013, listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.

Dr. David Satcher

On Saturday, November 16, 2013 join us to hear from nationally renown psychiatrists, Dr. Annelle Primm, of the American Psychiatrists Association's Office of Minority and National Affairs (OMNA). Dr. Primm will update the audience on OMNA's partnership with the American Association of Community Psychiatrists and the Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association event “Transcendence and Resilience Following Trauma.” The special event was held at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, to celebrate the triumph of African Americans after the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, an act of racial hatred that killed four young girls 50 years ago. The event's keynote speaker was former U.S. Surgeon General David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D.

Also on today's show, Disney Performer and native Nashvillian, Siane Wilson. Siane will discuss how she beat out thousands who competed for the "role of a life time" to perform for Disney. She will share her resiliency in not giving up when others doubted her and advice on staying focused on your goals that may seem unreachable to others. She will also share what it is like to travel the world performing for one of the most iconic brands known around the globe. 

 Living Your Best Life can be heard on 760AM in the Middle Tennessee Region, on Tune In, streaming live online at UStream.TV, and on military bases on Saturdays from 9:00-10am CST. This show will also air on the HBCU Network.
More About Annelle Primm, M.D., MPH

Annelle B. Primm, M.D., MPH is the Director of Minority and National Affairs for the American Psychiatric Association. She is also an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. From 1993 until 2004, she served as the medical director of the Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program, a community mental health center, where she has developed and overseen a variety of mental health services for adults. 
 Dr. Primm is a graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe College and Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in Psychiatry, fellowship in Social and Community Psychiatry, and Masters of Public Health degree at Johns Hopkins. She is a nationally recognized expert on cultural issues in psychiatry and co-occurring psychiatric illness and substance abuse and has written and lectured widely on these topics. Dr. Primm has been a leader in collaborative public educational outreach and mental health screening initiatives focused on medically underserved populations.

More Siane Wilson

(Excerpt from Mocha Market and GenmaSpeaks)

Siane Wilson was attending Clark Atlanta University in the spring of 2012. Having always wanted to follow her dreams of performing on Broadway, she began researching performing arts’ auditions at the school’s library. Siane, a longtime lover of all things Disney, was looking for Disney’s Lion King auditions.

“All it takes is Faith and Trust” - Peter Pan

To her surprise, Disney was holding auditions. Unfortunately, the auditions were being held in New York City. Traveling to New York would mean missing two days of class but she continued searching. By chance, Siane saw a link for As luck would have it, they were holding auditions in her hometown, Nashville, Tennessee. With great anticipation, Siane printed the information and dashed back to her room to call her mother, Seanne Wilson. The mother-daughter duo discussed plans for Siane to attend the Nashville auditions. Two days later, Siane was on a bus home as the auditions were that weekend. She would be able to audition for Disney without missing classes. (Click here to continue reading.)


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