Everyday People — Type 2

Naomi B. Babcock — Retired pastor, ordained member of Upper NY Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

Robert A. Dacey — Worked in marketing, advertising; artist

Sia Figiel — Charter school director, author, weight loss success story

Mary Jessup — Village Clerk-Treasurer, Tax Collector; Businesswoman 

Camille LoParrino — Health Literacy Coach

Ina Mendoza-Wilson — USDA Personal Property Manager

Kristy Morrill — Artist

Beverly Zaler — Longtime person with type 2 diabetes

Last Modified Date: December 23, 2014

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