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Zulmara Maria live podcast guest: Joanna Ilizaliturri Diaz

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Joanna Ilizaliturri Diaz, author "8 Ways to Say I Love My Life"
Joanna Ilizaliturri Diaz is an award-winning entrepreneur, a project strategist coach, recipient of La Opinion’s 2013 Mujeres Destacadas award, and a 2013 fellow of the prestigious National Hispana Leadership Institute

Joanna started using her creative talents as a young artist. At an early age, Joanna began entering local drawing competitions and going on to win.  Since then she has used her creative genius as an author and playwright.

Her creative works have been featured in Ride to the East Side CASA 0101 theater productions and co-wrote/co-produced the 8 Ways to Say I Love My Life theatrical production which was awarded by the Imagen Foundation with an Imagen Award for Best Live Theatrical Production in 2009.

The Latino Community recently nominated Ms. Ilizaliturri Diaz with the 2013 La Opinion Mujeres Destacadas (Exceptional Women) Award in the Arts and Culture category and honored  her with the award at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on the April 3, 2013 grand luncheon ceremony.

In addition to using her creative skills, Ms Ilizaliturri Diaz is a leader in the Health Care community. Through her organization JD & Associates, she consults with healthcare organizations to develop efficiencies by using technology and workflow analysis. As a result of her leadership accomplishments, Ms. Ilizaliturri Diaz was selected as a 2013 fellow with the National Hispanic Leadership Institute with studies at the prestigious Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education Program and the Center for Creative Leadership. As one of 22 nationally selected Hispanics, she raises awareness for support of the future generations of leaders.

Ms Ilizaliturri Diaz has also held leadership roles with non-profit organizations