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Liz Herd

 As a recently retired primary school teacher, Liz Herd certainly continues to make an impact in the community. As a primary school teacher, Liz made sure no student ‘went without’ –meaning, she considered all students to be part of her larger school family and treated them as one of her own. Liz went above and beyond her teacher duties, and ensured all students had enough healthy food, adequate clothing, and a welcoming place within the school. Liz’s dedication to her community and work doesn’t stop there. As a Weight Watchers program leader, Liz works hard to ensure she is creating an encouraging, open space for women.

After the loss of her son to suicide, Liz began ‘Angels with Attitude’ to provide support for friends, family, and neighbours facing the challenge of mental illness. Liz created the group as a way to turn her shock and grief into positive action. Through the ‘Angels with Attitude’ the group continues to donate their time to create, collect and distribute donations to those who are in need of care and compassion within the community. In December 2018, the group donated 260 care packages to four centres at Health Sciences North, and to the Sudbury Mental Health and Addictions Centre on Cedar St., helping

individuals suffering from addictions and mental illness. Liz is someone who Property Management Support Workers with the Greater Sudbury Housing Corporation rely on to help gather and distribute furnishings and other household items to those in need.

“Her dedication to others makes her an exceptional human being and a role model to our community”

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