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- Maria Gomez Founder, president and CEO, Mary's Center for Maternal & Child Care
- Bina Valsangkar Newborn technical adviser, Saving Newborn Lives program at Save the Children; pediatrician; adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics, George Washington University
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