Dr. Victoria Maizes 2014 Valley Impact Luncheon Keynote Speaker Dr. Victoria Maizes is Executive Director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and a Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health. She is internationally recognized as a leader in integrative medicine, and is committed to pioneering change efforts that solve US health care system problems.
Ann Denk 2014 Valley Impact Luncheon Honorary Chair Born and raised in Phoenix, Ann has been a supporting member of the Junior League since the mid 1970s. She is a past President of the Junior League of Phoenix.
Syrian writer Samar Yazbek to share Pinter prize. Exiled Syrian author Samar Yazbek is to share this year's Pen Pinter literary prize with poet Carol Ann Duffy. Yazbek is being recognised for her book A Woman In The Crossfire, which is based on diaries she kept during the early stages of the Syrian conflict. It details how her outspoken views against President Assad's regime led to persecution, and her decision to flee Syria with her young daughter. Xiaojun.S