Category Archives: The Hero’s Call

The Hero’s Call | Episode 24 | Professor David Yamada | Bullying in the Workplace.

In this episode of The Hero’s Call hosts Marc Diller and Dr. John Naranja, MD. JD., speak with our guest, Professor David Yamada, about a very important topic, bullying in the workplace. David previously practiced law and is now a professor at Suffolk University Law School. David’s long-term work has surrounded putting an end to […]

The Hero’s Call | Episode 23 | Kim Dougherty | Justice Law Collaborative

On this episode of The Hero’s Call our co-hosts Marc Diller and John Naranja speak with our guest Kim Dougherty. Kim is co-owner and attorney from Justice Law Collaborative in Easton, MA. She recently represented clients that were a part of the sexual assault cases against the Olympics and US Gymnastics and Paralympics organizations. Kim […]

The Hero’s Call | Episode 22 | Sharon Martens | Household Goods

On this episode of The Hero’s Call we speak with our guest Sharon Martens from Household Goods. Sharon is the Executive Director of Household Goods which provides furniture and household items, free of charge, to help people in need make a home. Watch this episode to learn more about how Household Goods makes a difference […]

The Hero’s Call | Episode 21 | John Reed | Sticky Lawyer Podcast

In this episode of the Hero’s Call, we highlight John Reed, the founder of Rain BDM and the Sticky Lawyers podcast. One of John Reed’s main focuses is to humanize lawyers by telling their stories to help change the negative stigma surrounding lawyers. Through his agency, John created the Sticky Lawyers podcast, which he highlights […]

The Hero’s Call | Episode 20 | Kristie Dean | The Soul Project

Kristie Dean created The Soul Project out of her desire to use her professional passion of photography with her personal passion of helping women. With The Soul Project, Kristie has created a safe space and community where women can come together to bond over similar experiences. The organization works to help women feel as though […]

The Hero’s Call | Episode 19 | Debbie Amaral | Mystic Valley YMCA

With the rise of food insecurity due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, more individuals and families are relying on the help of food pantries to get the food they need. Unfortunately, there is a stigma surrounding the use of food pantries. Our guest Debbie Amaral, CEO of the Mystic Valley YMCA, is tackling the impacts of […]

The Hero’s Call | Episode 17 | Mahsa Khanbabai Immigration Attorney

Lawyers can be heroes too! For 20 years Mahsa Khanbabai dedicated her career to represent immigrants. Her amazing work got the Trump Administration to reverse course on a policy that would have deprived lifesaving medical care to countless immigrants here legally. Attorney Khanbabai regularly appears on news outlets including MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Lawrence […]

The Hero’s Call | Episode 16 | Michael Kaplan | Milford Area Humanitarian Coalition

When schools shut down and many kids in Milford were struggling to secure meals, Michael Kaplan from the Milford Area Humanitarian Coalition stepped in to expedite planning and to deliver meals to those in need. Between March and September, the coalition served over 105,000 meals. Click on the video above to hear more about Mike […]

The Hero’s Call | Episode 15 | Chris Nikic | Ironman

Early in November, Chris Nikic became the first person with Down syndrome to ever attempt and complete the grueling Ironman triathlon (2.4 miles open-water swim, 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run). With help from his dad and coach Dan Grieb, Chris started preparing more than a year in advance for this tremendous feat. In […]

The Hero’s Call | Episode 14 | Noelle Lambert | The Born To Run Foundation

We all face adversity in our lives. The challenge is deciding how to deal with such adversity. On this episode of The Hero’s Call, we spoke with Noelle Lambert, a Division 1 athlete in women’s lacrosse, who lost her leg in a tragic accident. After receiving a running prosthetic as a donation, Noelle continued her […]

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