About The Authors

Donna L. Torrisi, MSN-Author

Network Executive Director, Family Practice & Counseling Network

Donna L. Torrisi, MSN has been a Nurse Practitioner since 1976. In 1992 after securing a federal grant, she founded a Community Health Center in Philadelphia which grew to five sites serving over 24,000 patients. While directing the network of centers, she continues to provide primary care to the low income communities. It was here that she was inspired by her courageous and resilient patients to write this book. She co-wrote the book, “Community and Nurse Managed Health Centers, Getting them Started and Keeping them Going”, published in May 2005 as well as multiple book chapters and peer reviewed articles. The model and her work are recognized nationally and have been the recipient of multiple awards.  She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and completed the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellowship Program.

John R Giugliano PhD, LCSW-Author

Dr. Giugliano has a private practice in Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. He originally started working psychodynamically with people suffering from trauma, mood regulation, and sexuality issues. Dr Giugliano attended Villanova University, he received his Masters of Social Welfare at UCLA and his Doctorate from Smith College. Dr. Giugliano was Vice President and President on the Board of Directors for the Society for Advancement for Sexual Health for many years. His work and leadership in this field has given him national and international notoriety. Dr. Giugliano has presented his work in Europe, Asia and the U.S.. His research and clinical work is published in scholarly journals and has been translated in five languages.

Ken Kauffman-Photographer

Ken Kauffman’s ability to decisively capture the serendipitous moments in people’s real life situations has been his specialty for years. Ken has brought the sensitivity and visual language from the genre of “Street Photography” to his chosen photographic career areas, both fine and commercial art. His ability to connect with people from all walks of life has influenced his work and is the source of his commercial and artistic success. Ken’s photographs have been published in many business, healthcare and non-profit web and traditional mediums.

“Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes one photograph, or a group of them,
can lure our sense of awareness.”

~ W. Eugene Smith

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