Keiser University’s West Palm Beach Campus recently welcomed Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast leaders as they presented an ‘Invest in Yourself’ healthcare panel to community members.
Moderated by Leadership Palm Beach County Executive Director Greg Quattlebaum, participants included Keiser University Nursing Program Director Dr. Rosemarie Graczkowski, College of Chiropractic Medicine Assistant Professor Dr. Alexander Castellano, President and CEO of Palm Health Foundation Patrick McNamara, motivational speaker and otolaryngology surgeon Dr. Kalpana Sundar, and local community advocate and Founder and CEO of Limitless Medical Logs Jordan Ray.
The group weighed in regarding how they have applied their passions and skills to launch successful careers, healthcare skills that will be in demand within the next 5 to 10 years, mental health advocacy and resources, the value of education to the future of healthcare, and more. Guests were also able to learn more about Ray’s inspiring journey from a brain surgery survivor to an entrepreneur, and how the experience motivated her to develop a company with a mission to help patients prepare for upcoming appointments by regularly tracking pain, symptoms, concerns, and questions.
The in-person and virtual week-long initiative also included three in-school sessions which were made available to local educators in Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Hendry, and Indian River Counties to share with students.
Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast is a nonprofit organization that aims to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy through classroom programs. Junior Achievement provides students, grades K-12, with hands-on, experiential education focused on financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness, led by community volunteer mentors. Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast proudly serves over 70,000 youth throughout Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Hendry counties.
Keiser University is a private, independent, non-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students at 21 Florida campuses, online, and two international sites. Co-founded in 1977 by Chancellor Arthur Keiser, Ph.D., and Evelyn Keiser, Keiser University currently offers more than 100 degrees from associates to the doctoral level. Keiser University is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and was ranked No. 1 in the U.S.in providing Social Mobility by U.S News and World Report in 2023.