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2015 Black History Month Heroes - KPBS


Congratulations to our 2015 Local Heroes of the Year:

      Dr. Gail R. Knight, MD, MMM, FAAP
     Chief of Staff and Chief, Division of Neonatology
     Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego



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Dr. Gail R. Knight, M.D., M.M.M., F.A.A.P., chief of staff and chief, Division of Neonatology at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego has been a part of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team for 22 years. Dr. Knight specializes in treating high-risk and premature babies. She is also a health services clinical professor at the University of California, San Diego, and serves on the NICU Parent Advisory Group. Dr. Knight was named Top Doctor, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine on “2010 Top Doctors: The List” by San Diego Magazine and the San Diego County Medical Society. She earned her bachelor’s and M.D. degrees from the University of California, San Diego, and served as a resident in pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.


      Andre Jones
     Fatherhood Program Coordinator - Father 2 Child
     Mental Health America of San Diego County

     Aaron Wooten
     Fatherhood Program Coordinator - Father 2 Child
     Mental Health America of San Diego County

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Andre Jones and Aaron Wooten are fatherhood program coordinators of the Father2Child program, designed to educate and support fathers in being a positive influence in the lives of their children. The program is sponsored by Mental Health America of San Diego County and uses the 24/7 Dad® curriculum provided by the National Fatherhood Initiative® organization. The African American fatherhood program assists fathers in learning new parenting skills including understanding the importance of a father in the life of a child, learning the part fathers play in the emotional development of their child and discovering discipline techniques. Jones earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education with a concentration in counseling from San Diego State University. Wooten, a former U. S. Marine, also serves as a counselor/case manager at Veterans Village of San Diego.


View KPBS Black History Month Honorees for 2014

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