May 8th Lorna Owens Day - Miami Dade County

Author  Cheryl Wynter

Attorney Lorna Owens (left) Founder and Executive Director of Coral Gables based Footprints Foundation, proudly shows her Proclamation honoring Tuesday, May 8, as Lorna Owens Day in Miami-Dade County. 

Attorney Lorna OwensThe presentation was made by Mayor Carlos Giminez who honored Ms. Owens as an outstanding citizen of that County for her local and global mission to empower women in Africa, the Caribbean and the USA through entrepreneurship and leadership programs and also to help in the reduction in maternal and infant mortality, by training pregnant mothers the importance of breast feeding, nutrition and the importance of early and sustained prenatal visits. 

The Footprints Foundation was formed in 2010 and is a growing leader working with groups of medical and para-medical professionals, and health administrators to carry out the mission of the organization in rural areas in the regions.   Sharing the moment are Ms. Deanna Connolly Graham (center), Chief Executive Officer, ROI Media Consultants, and Ms. Gabriela Provenzano (right) Chief Executive Officer, Bachi Jewels.