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OUR 2022 

Mary Donnelly-Crocker
Young & Healthy Pasadena Executive Director

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Young & Healthy Pasadena Executive Director Mary Donnelly-Crocker will be the keynote speaker for the Seventh Annual South Pasadena Prayer Breakfast in May, the planning committee announced Monday. 

The event’s theme, “A Better Normal: Nurturing Compassion in Our Community,” offers hope that we might emerge from the pandemic with greater empathy and respect, and with an improved wellness – not only in physical health, but in mental and spiritual health as well, the committee said.

Ms. Donnelly-Crocker has served as executive director for Young & Healthy, a nonprofit that provides quality health care for underserved children in the greater Pasadena area, since its inception 32 years ago. She is lauded for her expansion of access to care as well as her implementation of Trauma Informed Care.  

Past Speakers of the South Pasadena Prayer Breakfast

May 6, 2021

Dr. Adam Sharp

Emergency Physician at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles

February 23, 2016

Deputy Chief Michael P. Downing

 Los Angeles Police Department


February 21, 2017

 "Neighbor to Neighbor"

Dr. Lucy Jones, Seismologist


February 20, 2018

 "Empowering Youth"

 Father Gergory Boyle, Homeboy Industries


February 19, 2019

 "Hope in Transition"

Rev. Megan Katerjian, Door of Hope


February 18, 2020

"Civil Discourse: Why Our Words Matter"

Monsignor Clem Connolly, Holy Family Catholic Church


May 6, 2021

 "Being Essential: Stories of Faith on the Front Lines"

Dr. Adam Sharp, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center

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