One America Voices: Melissa Balaban

Melissa Balaban Los Angeles, California Executive Director, Ikar 1. You are the co-founder and Executive Director of Ikar. Tell us about that. A: When I was part of founding IKAR in 2004, our goal was to help reclaim the vitality and relevance of Jewish religious practice and reimagine the contours of what a Jewish community could look like. ... Continue Reading →

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One America Voices: Dr. Edwin Chapman

Dr. Edwin Chapman Washington, D.C. Medical Director, Medical Homes Development Group 1. You head the Medical Home Development Group in Washington D.C. and are on the front lines fighting the opioid epidemic. Tell us about that.  A. I have practiced medicine in Washington, DC for the past 40 years after completing undergraduate training, medical school,... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Joel Rainey

Joel Rainey Shepherdstown, West Virginia Lead Pastor, Covenant Baptist Church Pastor Rainey is a member of One America's Leadership Circle and a leader in One America West Virginia, a coalition working across religious, racial, political and geographic divides to combat the opioid epidemic. 1. Your previous work as a missionary took you to 5 different... Continue Reading →

One America Voices: Areesa Somani

The One America Movement is excited to continue our One America Voices initiative. Once a month, we will publish short interviews with Americans from all walks of life in an effort to highlight our uniquely American stories. Share on social media using the hashtag: #oneamericavoices. — Areesa Somani Washington, D.C. Program Associate, One America Movement... Continue Reading →

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