Ling is the Executive Producer and host of This Is Life on CNN. She has also been a field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and a contributor to ABC News’ Nightline.
Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, a leading behavior change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live. She’s also the founder of The Huffington Post, the author of 15 books including, most recently, “Thrive” and “The Sleep Revolution,” and has been named to Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
Dr. Ed Kuffner is the Chief Medical Officer of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies and is responsible for providing medical and safety oversight and leading the Safety Council for the Consumer sector. He is a member of the Johnson & Johnson Office of the Chief Medical Officer Senior Leadership team, as well as the Consumer R&D Leadership Team.
Nicole Lincoln is a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and proud long-time bedside RN from Boston, Massachusetts. Her passion for nursing is deeply rooted in health equity, curiosity, innovation, caring and compassion. With 25 years of experience in critical care, education, innovation, quality improvement, nurse mentoring and leadership, she is looking forward to coaching the next generation of bright nurse leaders, innovators, scientists and entrepreneurs.
Johnson & Johnson’s Dr. Husseini K. Manji oversees all neuroscience programs investigating treatments for mood disorders, schizophrenia, and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Previously, Dr. Manji was Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Pathophysiology & Experimental Therapeutics at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Adaora Okoli not only treated patients during the 2014 Ebola epidemic in Nigeria but was also infected and recovered from the virus herself. She’s now working to strengthen health systems in order to reduce the burden of infectious diseases in low-income communities and achieve equitable access to health for all. She’s currently an internal medicine resident physician in New Orleans and an Aspen New Voices Fellow.
At the height of the outbreak in New York City, Dr. Ed Kuffner took a leave of absence from his job to volunteer at a Brooklyn hospital hard hit by the pandemic. He shares what the experience taught him about his own strengths—and ideas for coping during this unprecedented time.