Kasia J.Przechodzka MS, CSCS
Kasia J. Przechodzka holds a double Masters from Columbia University in Clinical Nutrition and Applied Physiology where she graduated with the highest honors, Summa Cum
Yusef Brodsky is fulfilling his dream of helping and coaching people to a healthier way of living and helping the community to avoid getting a horrible disease. He has dedicated his life to health and well-being, and to the prevention of getting diseases in the first place.
Yusef had a terrible tragedy in his life, which inspired him to help others. When he was only 12 years old, his mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She was a terminal patient for approximately 2 years, ending up in a hospice where she died. Soon after, Yusef also lost his father and essentially became an orphan. “It was very hard for me to watch my mom gradually pass away, struggling with ovarian cancer and its horrors.”
Brodsky was born in Jerusalem, Israel. After he completed high school he served in the Israeli Army for 3 years, working in Intelligence. He was responsible for infiltration units – a very technical job. After being honorably discharged from the military, he traveled throughout Europe and realized he wanted to pursue the American Dream -so he relocated his residence to America where he attended Westchester Community College. He majored in American literature, Kinesiology, and Physical Science. Brodsky has 10 years of experience as a health coach, personal trainer and physical trainer, teaching people to make better choices which will result in wellness, good health, and a better way of living.
One of Yusef’s endeavors is to see cancer become extinct. He likes the idea of treating it as extinct – not just cured. He has dedicated his life to health and well being, and wished to prevent people from getting cancer in the first place. With a proactive approach he strives to educate the public and increase their awareness about how they can take action to minimize their risk of getting cancer and other diseases through a healthier way of living. As a board member of The Cure Is Now, his area of specialization is to save people from ending up as victims -while they still can! “We have the ability to significantly minimize the risk and take preventative actions,” says Yusef. Yusev Brodsky plans on helping The Cure Is Now reach its goals in any way possible.
Lily was born in Ecuador, South America, but has lived in the US for ten years. She currently lives in Indiana, and went to La Guardia Community College, then transferred to Ball State University. She plans to go back to college next year to get her MBA. Right now she works at Cradles Daycare as a part time substitute teacher, but looks forward to becoming a full time teacher next year. Lily used to volunteer at the county jail and a local nursing home from 1986 to 1989. She decided to get involved with The Cure Is Now, because when Lily was fifteen years old, her mom was diagnosed with a tumor on her ovaries. She had to get surgery right away to remove her tumor. The doctor told the family if she had waited even a year longer, the tumor would have turned into cancer cells. Since that day Lily has been so thankful to God for giving her mom another chance to live, and would love to extend that feeling of given a second chance on to many other people affected by disease.
Grethel Hoozky was born in 1980 in Nicaragua. She received her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Massachusetts in 2002, where she studied liberal arts and psychology. She works for Capital Contractors in Melville, NY.
Grethel is no stranger to adversity; she has lost loved ones to cancer and heart disease. Her husband Jose suffers from an abnormal liver, and Grethel’s mother-in-law passed away from heart failure. Grethel has decided to take on the challenge of helping others avoid the pain of loss or disease. She constantly advocates for good health, exercise, and well-being.
Chairman, Board Of Directors
Vision. That is Ms. Santiago’s daily maxim. If she has learned anything from her hard work it is that she has learned to listen to the experts, and then lead. Ms. Santiago has spent the past several years building a network of people that are great at what they do. She focuses the energy and resources from a diverse group of skill sets, from legal to scientific, to media and marketing, one thing hasn’t changed – a sharp focus on a common goal. That goal is doing what is necessary to find the cures, and doing that now. Not tomorrow, not when it’s convenient, not when legislation is cooperative, not when it’s financially comfortable, but now. Not being distracted by the things that could allow the scope and focus of what needs to be done from contaminating the vision is Ms. Santiago’s strong point. Ms. Santiago oversees and directs this organization so that every person has a voice and that those voices in unison work together to achieve the common goal – researching to find cures. She has learned how to make the word “efficiency” mean something. Frugality, elimination of waste, non duplication, and synergy come together under her auspices. Ms. Santiago doesn’t care that what she is doing is incredibly difficult, she is going to do it no matter what it takes.