Gulshan Yusufzai fled Afghanistan with her family when she was just 2 years old. She spent seven years in a refugee camp in Pakistan; now she’s giving back to Sacramento’s Muslim community through her role as executive director of the Muslim American Society Social Services Foundation.
After fleeing Vietnam with his family and serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army medic decided to save lives in another way – helping those with mental-health challenges avoid crises and receive treatment.
The survivor of sexual and spousal abuse is dedicating her life to empowering other survivors to talk about their terrifying secrets – and advocating for changes in the criminal-justice system.
After facing his own crisis, the high school teacher has become a tireless advocate for more mental-health education and awareness, including policy change at the state level.