Marquis Who’s Who Maker’s List Pays Homage to Advocates, Activists and Philanthropists

The Marquis Who’s Who Maker’s List Pays Homage to Advocates, Activists and Philanthropists

The Maker’s List also commemorates professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic and monkeypox virus (MPXV)

UNIONDALE, NY, September 29, 2022, Marquis Who’s Who (MWW), the world’s leading biographical publisher, is proud to announce the individuals selected for the third quarter 2022 Maker’s List, celebrating Advocates, Activists and Philanthropists. The Maker’s Lists are curated by a selection committee and compiled by MWW Maker’s List administrator Lisa Diamond with an aim to recognize both established and emerging leaders in their respective fields.

“In the third installment of this year’s Maker’s List, we are proud to honor humanitarians, activists and front-line workers, who commit their lives to quell the devastating effects of health-related crises, develop solutions to complex social and environmental issues, and provide aid to struggling populations,” said Lisa Diamond, administrator of the Maker’s List. “The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the world community and inspired us to recognize the collective efforts of those who battle the virus daily.” Diamond continued, “Marquis Who’s Who remains dedicated to supporting health care professionals, political advocates and conservationists whose work inspires heightened awareness of today’s most poignant issues, including COVID-19 and monkeypox (MPXV).”

The Advocates, Activists and Philanthropists list includes:

  • Andy Sabin: Sabin is an environmentalist and humanitarian who established the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation in 2008. The foundation, which develops more than 200 grants annually, focuses on preserving amphibian and reptile species and their habitats, and funding cancer research for the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In addition to being the founder of the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, New York, Sabin served on the environmental law advisory boards at Columbia Law School and the UC Los Angeles School of Law. In light of his philanthropic efforts in nature conservation, he is the namesake of two frog species (Centrolene sabini and Aphantophryne sabini), one pigmy chameleon (Rhampholean sabini) and one dwarf lemur (Cheirogaleus andysabini).

  • Marie Yovanovitch: Yovanovitch is a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and spent 33 years with the U.S. Foreign Service. Serving three times as U.S. Ambassador, most recently in Kyiv, Ukraine, she previously served the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Armenia. Retiring from the Foreign Service in 2020, she is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a non-resident fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. Yovanovitch received the Senior Foreign Service Performance Award eight times and the State Department’s Superior Honor Award nine times. She also earned two Presidential Distinguished Service Awards and the Secretary’s Diplomacy in Human Rights Award. In early 2022, she published her memoir “Lessons from the Edge,” which became a New York Times bestseller.

  • Marielena Hincapié: Hincapié is the executive director of the National Immigration Law Center (NILC). Beginning with the NILC as a staff attorney and advancing to director of programs, she has been recognized as a political strategist and innovator for immigrant justice. Originally from Colombia, Hincapié aided NILC’s fight against government attempts to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Hincapié received Univision’s Corazón Award, the Latina of Influence Award from Hispanic Lifestyle and the National Public Service Award from Stanford Law School. Previously serving the Legal Aid Society of San Francisco’s Employment Law Center, she holds a law degree from the Northeastern University School of Law.

  • Winona LaDuke: LaDuke is a Native American activist and author who stands at the forefront of advocacy for the Indigenous reclaim of land, natural resources and culture. Intertwining economic and environmental methodologies to rejuvenate nationwide communities, she founded the White Earth Land Recovery Project (WELRP) in 1989, an organization that repurchases Native land previously bought by non-Native individuals to provide economic opportunities for Indigenous people. LaDuke formerly served as Ralph Nader’s running mate on the Green Party presidential ticket in 1996 and 2000. Though she departed from her role as executive director of WELRP in 2014, LaDuke continues her activism for Indigenous issues, including protesting at the Dakota Access Pipeline in 2016. She established Winona’s Hemp & Heritage Farm, a women-led nonprofit agency and farm that focuses on publicizing hemp’s environmental benefits.

The full Advocates, Activists and Philanthropists list is below:

  • Amal Clooney
  • Andy Sabin
  • Anita Hill
  • Aryani Ong
  • Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, PhD
  • Bill Gates
  • Chuck Feeney
  • Colin Kaepernick
  • David Hogg
  • Diana Aceti
  • Eric Holder
  • Erin Brockovich
  • Geena Rocero
  • Gloria Allred
  • Greta Thunberg
  • Gunhild Stordalen
  • Helena Gualinga
  • Hunter Schafer
  • Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE
  • Jane Aronson, DO
  • Jane Goodall
  • Jean Shafiroff
  • John Fetterman
  • Jon Stewart
  • Kate Williams
  • Leah Thomas (“Green Girl Leah”)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Liz Cheney
  • Louis Newman
  • MacKenzie Scott
  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Marcy Syms
  • Marie Yovanovitch
  • Marielena Hincapié
  • Maya Wiley
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Michael J. Nyenhuis
  • Nalleli Cobo
  • Nancy Northup
  • Nesa Amamoo
  • Paul Tudor Jones II
  • Quannah Chasinghorse
  • Rob Moir
  • Robin Wall Kimmerer
  • Roman Silberfeld
  • Sacheen Littlefeather
  • Sung Poblete
  • Sylvia Earle
  • Teresa Cheng
  • Tom B.K. Goldtooth
  • Winona LaDuke

Marquis Who’s Who has also announced the release of its supplemental Maker’s List: The Front Line: First Responders, Educators and Innovators Amid COVID-19 and Monkeypox (MPXV). The list celebrates front-line workers in health care, education and technology during the COVID-19 pandemic and monkeypox virus (MPXV).

The Front Line list includes:

  • Alondra Nelson, MD: Nelson is among the nation’s foremost innovators in the sciences, technology, social inequality and race relations. Holding the roles of Harold F. Linder chair in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and visiting lecturer with the rank of professor at Princeton University, she is also the deputy director for science and society in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she is responsible for the research, development and prevention of monkeypox (MPXV). An award-winning author, Nelson wrote, “The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations and Reconciliation after the Genome” in 2016, a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Foundation Award for Best Nonfiction. She was named a 2022 Tech Titan by Washingtonian Magazine.

  • Eileen R. Faulds, PhD: Faulds serves The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center as an endocrinology nurse practitioner. As the COVID-19 pandemic began to infiltrate health systems, she and her team at the inpatient diabetes management service became concerned about the health risks for COVID-19 patients on IV insulin. She collaborated with a multi-disciplinary team to develop a new hybrid glucose monitoring protocol for COVID-19 patients with significant comorbidities, such as using outpatient continuous glucose monitoring in an inpatient setting to reduce point-of-care testing and, therefore, potential exposure to the nursing staff. This hybrid approach was implemented in the team’s COVID-19 medical intensive care unit and has since been shared nationwide and globally.

  • Robert Langer: Langer is a chemical engineer and educator whose patents have been licensed or sublicensed to more than 400 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. His innovations aided in the creation of over 100 products, from artificial skin to mRNA vaccines, including the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Holding the title of Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he is the namesake of the university’s research laboratory, the largest biomedical engineering laboratory in the world. Langer has received an excess of 220 accolades, including the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. Furthermore, he is the most cited engineer in history, having authored over 1,500 scientific papers.

  • Sandra Lindsay: Lindsay is the director of Patient Critical Care Services at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and the first individual in the United States to receive a COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial on December 14, 2020. She is now a vaccine activist and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden in July 2022, the nation’s highest civilian honor presented to individuals who have made exceptionally meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States. She is also the first Jamaican-born Jamaican American to receive the medal. Lindsay’s vaccination card, hospital scrubs and badge are featured in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

The full Front Line list is below:

  • Ala Stanford
  • Alondra Nelson, MD
  • Amy Runge
  • Ashish Jha
  • Avani Singh
  • Basira Popul
  • Becky Pringle
  • Bradley Bigson, MSN, APRN-FNP
  • Crystal Barksdale, PhD, and Jane Pearson, PhD
  • Dafydd Owen
  • Diana Brainard
  • Dimie Ogoina
  • Ee Tay
  • Eileen R. Faulds, PhD
  • Elena V. Rios, MD, MSPH, MACP
  • Emmanuel Cosmos Msoka
  • Felisa Ford
  • Gail McGovern
  • Garrett Chan, PhD
  • Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DNP
  • Jeremy McElroy
  • Jessie Woolley-Wilson
  • Jill Biden
  • Justin Arnone
  • Kristie Alvey, APRN
  • Kurt Russell
  • Laura Kavanagh
  • Laura Reichhardt
  • Leslie Gevedon, MS, RN
  • Li Wenliang
  • Lidia Virgil
  • Lizzy Mulcahy
  • Mansi Patel
  • Michael Jewett, David Baker and David Veesle
  • Miguel Cardona
  • Paul LeBlanc
  • Rachael Bedard
  • Robert Langer
  • Rodney Alexander Robinson
  • Sandra Lindsay
  • Shilpashree A.S.
  • Sister Astridah Banda
  • Tarik Khan, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
  • Zijian Chen, MD


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