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Judy Lubin

Judy Lubin, PhD, MPH

Dr. Judy Lubin is a nationally recognized thought leader, researcher, and change catalyst with over 20 years of experience working at the intersections of racial equity, social policy, and public health. Drawing on her deep belief in the power of everyday people to transform systems and institutions and to build just and sustainable communities, she has dedicated her career to working nationally and locally to drive meaningful change across sectors including health, housing, and urban planning and community development.

Dr. Lubin is founder and president of the Center for Urban and Racial Equity (CURE), whose mission is to partner with people and organizations to advance equity through policy, systems, institutional, and community change. Since its inception, Dr. Lubin and her team have advocated for racial equity as a core value and process for assessing and building programs, services, public policies, work environments, and community-centered strategies for housing and community development institutions, national organizations, and government agencies such as the DC Office of Planning, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Reinvestment Fund, ZERO TO THREE, Vera Institute for Justice, and American Medical Group Association. As an agent of change, CURE released the 2020 Racial Justice Presidential Scorecard rating major candidates on their policy positions related to racial equity, prompting several Democratic campaigns to request evaluations of their policy proposals to improve their rankings.

Dr. Lubin previously served as health equity strategist for the New Orleans Health Department, director for Allies for Reaching Community Health Equity, and as communications director for national organizations including the Black Women’s Health Imperative and WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease. Committed to promoting women’s heart health and wellness, Dr. Lubin is also the author of The Heart of Living Well: Six Principles for a Life of Health, Beauty and Balance and recipient of the General Mills Foundation’s Cheerios Sisters Saving Hearts award for her Heart and Style initiative to prevent heart disease among Black women. She is also a former Congressional Black Caucus Foundation public health fellow.

She is frequently called upon by media for her expertise on race, politics, health and social policy and was a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Dr. Lubin has been featured in national media outlets such as CNN, Ebony, Essence, The Hill, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, The New York Times, CityLab and MarketWatch. As a sought-after speaker, she presented at TEDx Mid Atlantic and has spoken at the White House, in addition to many other nationwide appearances.

Since 2015, she has served as an adjunct professor for Howard University’s Department of Sociology, where she’s led community-centered urban research initiatives funded by the National Park Service. Prior to that, she served as a professorial lecturer at American University for a one-year appointment.

As a lifelong learner, Dr. Lubin completed her PhD in sociology from Howard University with specializations in medical sociology and social inequality. She also earned a master of public health from Emory University and a bachelor of arts in psychology (cum laude) from Florida State University.

A second-generation Haitian American, Dr. Lubin grew up in Miami’s rich cultural milieu of immigrants from the Caribbean and Central and South America. This experience profoundly shaped her sense of justice, equity, and appreciation of the beauty and humanity of all people.

Judy Lubin

Dr. Judy is an applied sociologist, racial equity changemaker, yoga and mindfulness practitioner, author, auntie, bestie and beach lover. Judy’s elemental nature is water, and with her she brings calming, reflective energy to hold space for deep listening, inner work and transformative dialogue. 

The curator of the Embodied Justice program, she hosts the accompanying podcast and co-facilitates events and dialogues focused on the collective healing and sustainability of Black changemakers.

At CURE, Dr. Judy has built transformative racial equity frameworks and change management processes that have impacted thousands of lives. She began her career focused on health disparities, recognizing that stress from societal racism can become embodied and manifested through “weathering” that prematurely ages the body and shortens the lifespan of racially marginalized communities. 

She is unapologetically committed to centering Black people and the communities that have inspired her life’s work. The daughter of Haitian immigrants, she grew up in South Florida surrounded by music, her grandmother’s herbal garden, and the struggle to make it in a country that saw her family as outsiders. 

In 2022, after experiencing multiple health emergencies coupled with burnout from the intensity of the “racial reckoning” that increased demand for CURE’s racial equity services, Judy began a process of listening to the wisdom of her body, healing old trauma wounds, and reclaiming rest and her love of mind-body healing. During this time she explored somatics, indigenous and and ancestral healing practices and earned certifications in multiple healing modalities including yoga and energy medicine.

Emerging from a place of rest and listening to what her soul wanted to share, she now weaves mindfulness, body-awareness and spiritual activism to support changemakers and organizations to regenerate their leadership and give to the world from a place of ease and wholeness. 

Long committed to promoting women’s health and wellness, she is the author of The Heart of Living Well: Six Principles for a Life of Health, Beauty and Balance.

Find Judy on instagram or linkedin at @drjudylubin, where she (occasionally) shares posts celebrating Black joy, healing and well-being.

Shawn J. Moore

Residing at the intersection of leadership and mindfulness, Shawn creates sacred spaces for stillness and self-inquiry to help social impact leaders align their strengths, intention, and impact. Through his integrative approach, he holds transformative containers for self-renewal, personal discovery, and capacity-building that ease clients on their journey towards peace, clarity, and freedom.

Shawn is committed to empower changemakers to become embodied leaders – unified in mind, body, and heart – with the tools to mindfully pause, reconnect to their inner knowing, make strengths-driven decisions, and lead the change they believe the world needs.  

Reckoning with his own contemplation of burnout, purpose, and alignment, Shawn transitioned out of his role as Associate Dean of Student Life & Leadership at Morehouse College in the fall of 2021 to focus more on mindfulness and stillness-based training programs and workshops. 

While leadership resonates with him deeply, it is his personal and spiritual practices that allows him to continue to show up for himself and others. He is a yoga teacher (E-RYT® 200, RYT® 500, YACEP®), sound and reiki practitioner, meditation teacher, Yoga Nidra facilitator, and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, all focused through a Buddhist lens and 17 years of personal practice. He has contributed workshops, practices, and educational opportunities for celebrities like Questlove and Dyllón Burnside, and various yoga studios and colleges, Yoga International, Omstars, Melanin Moves Project, the Human Rights Campaign, Spotify and Lululemon. He currently serves as the Facilitation and Community Manager for BEAM (Black Emotional & Mental Health Collective).

Shawn hosts a podcast called The Mindful Rebel® Podcast that creates a platform to continually explore this unique intersection of leadership and mindfulness. Find him on instagram @shawnj_moore 

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