Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine - Acupuncture, Herbs, Nutrition, 27 Years Specializing in Women's & LGBT Health, hepatitus, HIV


 

Recent Awards & Honors


2007 - Selected by ON (Out Now) as one of the "20 Most Influential Leaders" in the Bay Area's LGBT Community.

2007 - Honored by California State Senate Member Carole Migden for work in the areas of women's and lesbian health.

2007 - Honored by Assemblyman Mark Leno for community service and work on women's and lesbian health.

2007 - Honored by Lyon Martin Women's Health Services for community service and support in providing resources for lesbian health in the San Franicsco Bay Area.

2006 - Received the California Assembly Certificate of Recognition from Assemblyman Mark Leno for work in bringing the LGBT community together through information, fun and entertainment; for creating social opportunities for stranters to become friends; for helping to strengthen relationships and foster goodwill.

2005 – Received the Certificate of Honor of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco (Supervisor Bevan Dufty) for service as the "e-conscious" of San Francisco’s LGBT Community.

2004 –  Received the Caring Through Communications Award  - Presented to Betty’s List by the American Cancer Society for helping fight cancer by raising awareness and spreading the message of hope in our community.

2003 – Awards in Honor of 50th Birthday Benefit, April 27, 2003 at the San Francisco LGBT Community Center - Certificate of Honor of the California State Assembly (Assemblyman Mark Leno; Certificate of Honor of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco (Supervisor Bevan Dufty); Certificate of Honor State of California (Hon. Kevin Shelley).
Award of Excellence – UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health; Award of Excellence – Lesbian Health Research Center @ UCSF.

2001 – Received the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Award from Columbia University Teachers College in New York for leadership and career achievements.

2000 – Received in recognition of community service, volunteerism and philanthropy, the Certificate of Honor of the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco (Supervisors Mark Leno & Leslie Katz); Received the Certificate of Recognition of the California State Assembly; received the Lifetime Achievement Award of Bay Area Community of Women in San Francisco; and elected to the Board of the San Francisco LGBT Community Center.

1999 – Received Achievement Award in recognition of six years of service as a member and committee chair of its National Board of Directors from Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbian and Gays (PFLAG) in Washington, DC.



Invited Speaking Engagements and Lecture Tours

(Partial List)

2007 - Invited by Under One Roof to serve as "Santa Betty" at the Holiday Benefit supporting Lyon Martin Health Services and the SF Gay Men's Chorus.

2007 - Planned and conducted community-wide Memorial Service for Trevor Hailey, educator, activist, community leaders.

2006 & 2007 - Selected to serve as a segment leader on Out Spoken-TV, Comcast Channel 11, bringing topics of interest to the community and invited guests.

2006 - Panel Moderator, BlogHer Conference 2006, Session on Blogs in the Community.

2006 - Featured speaker with Craig's List founder Craig Newmark for The Commonwealth Club of San Franicsco's LGBT Forum - "Discussion of Online Communities: Craig's List Meets Betty's List."

2005 – Featured speaker for The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco’s Business / Technology Forum - "Reach Out! Your LGBT Customers Await You!"

2005 - T2 Panel Series at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco - Invited panelist for "Vlogging, and Blogging and Podcasts, Oh My!" at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

2003 – Invited by Yomiuri Shinbun as keynote speaker for media education seminars in Tokyo and Osaka and a Japanese cultural tour.

2000 – Invited by PFLAG (Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays) to serve as moderator for the Opening General Session of its Convention and Annual Meeting in Crystal City, VA in conjunction with the Millennium March on Washington.

1999 – Selected by the World Association of Newspapers as a keynote speaker for the International Young Readers Conference, Paris, to respond following remarks presented by Queen Noor of Jordon.

1997 – Invited keynote speaker, lecturer and consultant to Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur and Penang, Malyasia, sponsored by Star Publications Berhard.

1997 – Invited speaker in Sao Paulo, Brazil for the International Conference on Newspapers in Education of the World Association of Newspapers.

1995 – Invited speaker in Stockholm, Sweden as representative of the Newspaper Association of America Foundation for the International Conference on Newspapers in Education sponsored by the World Newspaper Association.

1995 – Selected by the World Association of Newspapers in Paris to conduct a nationwide lecture and study tour at universities and education centers throughout South Africa and to the Ministry of Education in conjunction with the nationwide restructuring of education following the end of Aparthaid.

1994 – Invited speaker at the Poynter Institute on Media Studies Youth Readership Seminar co-sponsored by the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

1994 – Invited by the Japanese Newspaper Association as keynote speaker and guest lecturer for study and cultural tour at schools, media companies and historic sites in Japan.

1994 – Invited by the National Geographic Society to present committee testimony in preparation for Congressional Hearings on the National Geography Standards.

1993 – Invited by the Library of Congress Center for the Book as a featured speaker for observance of International Literacy Day, September 8th.

1989 – Invited as keynote speaker representing the US newspaper industry’s literacy initiatives at the Annual Conference on Literacy and Education in Mexico City of the Centro Educacional Tanesque.

Publication Projects

2005 – Selected to produce the High Five curriculum project of the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, funded by the Knight Foundation.

2005 – Produced Grab & Go Family Literacy Project materials produced for Parents As Reading Partners, New Mexico.

2003 – Selected by the San Francisco Chronicle to produce youth program and feature content for implementation in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.

2002 – Selected by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to develop and produce a unique weekly feature for young readers entitled The Zone with accompanying instructional resource guide for educators and parents.

2001 – Selected by the Kruger Newsprint Company, Montreal, Canada and the Gannett Foundation, Arlington, VA, to develop a special resource for first-
time job seekers entitled Entering the Workforce.
2000 – Selected by Washington Mutual and the San Francisco Chronicle to produce educational guide for families on circus and performing arts in conjunction with the Bay Area premiere of Teatro Zin Zanni.

2000 – Selected by the United States Olympic Committee to develop a national education program, Science of the Games, with the Harvard Center on Astrophysics, for release in conjunction with the Australia Olympic Summer Games.

1999 – Selected by the United States Olympic Committee to develop a character education resource, Focus on Respect, including video and newspaper supplement for young people and resource guide for educators.

1999 – Selected by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus to produce instructional materials for CIRCUSWORKS education program implemented in schools nationwide.

1999 – Selected to produce and contribute to The National Newspaper in the College Classroom, a monograph published by The New York Times.

1998 – Selected by the United States Olympic Committee to create and implement nationally Reach for the Rings, an educational resource released in conjunction with the Nagano Olympic Winter Games in Japan.

1996 – Selected by USA Weekend to author a nationally distributed teacher resource guide on the role of gender in school relationships.

1996 – Selected by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation to serve as editor and contributor for the sixth edition of The Newspaper As An Effective Teaching Tool published by NAA Foundation.

1996 – Selected by Feld Entertainment, Inc. to develop curriculum resources for Walt Disney on Ice Toy Story, Walt Disney on Ice Alladin and Wizard of Oz on Ice.

1996 – Selected by the San Francisco 49ers to produce 5-year project providing educational materials and newspaper content for young people.

1993 – Invited by Children’s Television Workshop to produce and distribute weekly "Ghostwriter" youth feature published in newspapers throughout the US.

1992 – Invited to produce election-education projects and learning materials in conjunction with CNN Newsroom and Kids Voting.

1989 – Developed Family Focus Intergenerational Literacy Program and resources sponsored by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, American Association of School Administrators, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Middle Schools Association, International Reading Association and National PTA.

Videoconferences - Served as producer or featured guest speaker on the use of media content for instructional purposes at videoconferences of the Catholic Education Association (1992), Annenberg / National Academy of Sciences (1992), Harvard Institute on Media Education (1993), Council on Civic Education (1993), ABC Television, PBS and Maryland Public Television (1994), The New York Times (1997), (1998), (1999).

Special Projects - Directed projects using media content for instruction with Office of the Special Advisor to the President on Consumer Affairs (1988); CNN Newsroom / Turner Education (1992), Childrens Television Workshop (1993), The Learning Channel (1993), KIDSNET (1993), International Reading Association / National Council for the Social Studies (1987 1995), NAA Foundations annual Literacy Supplement (1990-1995).

Web Site Development Projects Use The News Foundation (1997); The New York Times College Program/The Learning Network (1997); Molto Benne Catering (2000); White House Y2K Youth Education Program (1999); Sullivan Communications, Inc. (2000); Ohio Newspaper Association (2000); Telement Corporation (2001); Pagoo.com (2001); Minority Business and Professional Directory (2001); Lesbian Health Research Center (2002); Bettys List (2003)

Authored numerous articles on media education published in the Journal of Reading, Reading Today, Presstime, Journal of the American Society of Newspaper Editors, VocEd, NIE Information Service, INMA Bulletin, ICMA Bulletin, Journal of the Society of Professional Journalists, NAA Circulation Update, and The New York Times monograph on Using National Newspapers in the Classroom. Edited numerous curriculum resources published by the Newspaper Association of America Foundation, USA Today, New York Newsday, The Commercial Appeal and others.

Directed 17 national conferences and seminars (1987-1995) on Newspaper in Education in Atlanta; Dallas; New York; San Francisco; Washington, DC; New Orleans; Seattle; Los Angeles; Chicago; Philadelphia; Tampa, FL; Arlington, VA, and Leesburg, VA. Directed national committee and advisory board meetings in the same cities and others.

Featured speaker with repeat invitations for the Conference Board Education Conference, the Library of Congress Center for the Book, International Reading Association, National Council for the Social Studies, Poynter Institute on Media Studies, Canadian Newspaper Publishers Association, Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, National Association of Partners in Education, World Association of Newspapers, Newspaper Association of America, Canadian Newspaper Association, Media Association of South Africa, Japanese Newspaper Association, Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association, Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, New England Newspaper Association and numerous state press associations, education associations and other groups throughout the US.

Served as consultant to the US Forest Service Conservation Education Program, National Museum of Health, Burson Marsteller, Shanwick Public Relations, San Francisco Chronicle, Newsweek, The Mini Page, Knight Ridder Tribune, Southern Newspaper Publishers Association, Michigan Press Association, Sanctuary Woods Software, The Ohio Newspaper Association, Gramarcy Park Arbitration and Mediation, Star Publications Berhard of Petaling Jaya in Malyasia, The Joong-ang Ilbo of South Korea, Southam Newspapers of Canada, The Free Press Foundation of Mongolia.

Recent Publications

Teacher guide series produced monthly for "The Zone" youth page of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (2002- on-going)

Entering the Workforce (2001) Use The News Foundation.

"The Newspaper As An Educative Institution: Origins and Rationale" (May, 2001) Bulletin, Society of Professional Journalists.

CIRCUSWORKS Teacher Guide (2000) Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Feld Entertainment, Inc.

The Excitement of Circus and Performing Arts Teacher Guide (2000) San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco.

Your Vote Counts (2000) Gerald R. Ford Library, Ann Arbor, MI.

Science of the Games (2000). United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, CO.

Y2K Youth Education Program (1999) White House Presidents Council on the Year 2000 Conversion, Washington, DC.

"NIE Beyond the Comfort Zone," (September, 1999) Editor & Publisher.

Character Matters (1999) Use The News Foundation, San Francisco.

Focus on Respect (1999) United States Olympic Committee, Colorado Springs, CO.

The New York Times in College and University Business, Economics, Marketing and Advertising (1999) The New York Times, New York.

The New York Times in College and University Science Discipline (1999) The New York Times, New York.

Using National Newspapers in the College Classroom (1999) The New York Times, New York.

The Newspaper As An Educative Institution: Origins & Rationale for Using Newspapers in Education (1998) Use The News Foundation, San Francisco.

The New York Times in College and University Political Science (1998) The New York Times, New York.

Numerous instructional resource guides, journal articles and newsletter stories on media education-related topics published between 1981 2001.

Professional Organizations

National Council of Teachers of English, local officer, Memphis, TN; International Reading Association, national committee chair; National Association of Partners in Education, national advisory committee; National Institute of Health, national committee; Walter Reed Army Hospital, national advisory committee; National Coalition for Literacy, committee member; American Bar Association Division of Public Education, national advisory committee; Council for the Advancement of Citizenship, national advisory committee; Library of Congress, national advisory committee; American Society of Newspaper Editors, national advisory committee; World Association of Newspapers, international advisory committee, Paris; National Association of Gay and Lesbian Journalists.

Volunteer & Community Organizations

National Organization for Women/Memphis Chapter, president, Memphis, TN (1980-82); National Organization for Women/New York City Chapter, committee member (1982); National Organization for Women/Washington, DC Chapter, committee member (1986); Arlington Virginia Gay and Lesbian Alliance, local library committee chair (1990-91); Emilys List (1994); Parents, Friends and Families of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), national board of directors, Washington, DC (1993-1999); Campaign to Elect Roberta Achtenberg Mayor of San Francisco (1995); James Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library, founding contributor (1996); Human Rights Campaign Federal Club (1996-97), Bay Area Community of Women, president and A Fund of Our Own committee chair, San Francisco (1996-2000) board of directors (1996-2002); The Horizons Foundation, board of directors, San Francisco (1996-97); Golden Gate Business Association, board of directors, San Francisco (1997); Campaign to Re-elect Supervisor Mark Leno; The Community Center Project of San Francisco, board of directors (2000-2001); KQED Campaign for the Future (2001); Woman Vision World Film Premiere - Radical Harmonies: The Womens Music Cultural Movement; San Francisco Pride Committee Come Out Here Gay & Lesbian Travel Initiative (2002); Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club (2002); Campaign to Elect Gail Dekreon San Francisco Superior Court Judge (2002); Veriditas The Worldwide Labyrinth Project, (2002-2003); Campaign to Elect Susan Leal Mayor of San Francisco (2003); Campaign to Elect Kamala Harris San Francisco District Attorney; Woman Vision & Moonforce Media World Film PremiereNo Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon; (2004) Campaign to Elect Heather Hiles, San Francisco Board of Education; (2004) Golden Gate Performing Arts / San Francisco Gay Mens Chorus, board of directors.