Meet Our Experts
Nana Duffy is a dermatologist extraordinaire, and ethnic skin expert who integrates natural and alternative medicine into practices. She is particularly interested in studying the link between stress and the skin. Although she enjoys treating all skin types as a dermatology doctor, she is the only black dermatologist in all of Rochester and has a passion for helping African American patients care for their hair and skin concerns. Dr. Duffy earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware Honors Program, her medical degree and master’s of science in clinical epidemiology (M.S.C.E) from the University of Pennsylvania, and she completed a residency in dermatology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Duffy is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Skin of Color Society and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Jaclyn Lindsey, Co-founder and CEO of kindness.org, is a resolute believer that kindness is humanity's greatest asset. Recognizing this unique moment in history, a moment in which we can now leverage altruistic science, technology and a global network to bring kindness to the forefront of society, Jaclyn co-founded kindness.org. By building an awareness of kindness into our social structures, such as work, school and online, a scalable model for social change can be made. Using research and learnings, Jaclyn and her co-founders designed Kindness.org to inspire communities around the world with the power of kindness. On the local level, their workplace and educational programs are designed to cure our isolationism, bridge our differences, and eliminate bullying from within our communities.
Eva Ritvo is an internationally-known speaker, executive coach, psychiatrist with over 25 years of psychiatric experience, and the author of “Be Kindr”. She is also writer for the Beverly Hills Courier and on the advisory board for Clinical Psychiatry News.
Katie Beth Miedaner is a Tik Tok and social media influencer who uses her platform to spread joy and Kindness with her followers. Driven by a deep love for animals, Katie cares for her disabled cats while spreading positivity and self-Kindness tips in hopes of creating a Kinder world for animals and humans alike.