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Physician, community advocate, wife and mother of two, Rev. Dr. Phyllis Everstine Hayes-Reams, is a physician in the Department of Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine, Continuing Care and Social Medicine at the Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center.
Performance artist, comedian and writer Kristina Wong is also an actual elected representative of Wilshire Center Koreatown Sub-district 5 Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles. She is also the founder of the “Auntie Sewing Squad,” which makes free masks.
During her 30 years of teaching elementary school, Patricia “Pat” McLaughlin was praised by parents as “a teacher who made a difference.”
Whether it’s refurbishing a garden, providing homeless vets with some of the essentials for life on the streets or preparing meals at the Ronald McDonald House, Castro-Montoya is a true Local Hero.