Join us in honoring our Spirit of Healing 2022 Heroes!
Dina Brent, MD
Pediatrician, Pico Aliso Clinic
Born in Honolulu, Dr. Dina Brent graduated from the Keck School of Medicine at USC, completed her residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. She specializes in pediatrics because she was deeply affected as a high school student by a classmate’s death. Dr. Brent finds the opportunity to create Spirit-filled relationships with patients as the most rewarding part of her work at LACHC. She has served in Boyle Heights as a provider at the Pico Aliso Clinic for 14 years. Dr. Brent has been happily married to Dr. Gregory Brent for 45 years and is blessed with five children, three in-law children and two grandchildren.
Cynthia Langley, LCSW
Director of Social Services
Rev. Cynthia G. Langley, LCSW celebrates 42 years of service as a licensed clinical social worker, working with individuals, families and groups. Her goal is to provide client-centered treatment to children, youth and adults that uplift them from depression, anxiety or the challenges associated with communication or interpersonal relationships. Mrs. Langley, also a licensed and ordained minister, focuses on evangelistic outreach, pastoral training, and building up the body of Christ in isolated mountain camps, villages, African townships and the inner- city projects in South Central Los Angeles. Serving her family and others with passion, integrity and a Christian spirit is the heartbeat of her life.
Artistic Director & Co-founder, Urban Voices Project
Leeav Sofer is a Los Angeles-based, community-driven artist exploring the intersection of music and societal healing, focusing on homelessness, social and emotional connection, and Jewish cultural heritage. Sofer is the co-founder and director of The Urban Voices Project. This program provides music workshops for the homeless and disenfranchised individuals on Skid Row and around Los Angeles County. Clients use arts to navigate their respective journeys off the streets and back into society. These programs have recognition on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, on NPR’s All Things Considered, and on NBC’s Today Show and allowed him to share the stage with various celebrities such as Dick Van Dyke, John Legend, and Joan Baez as well as local politicians and even television appearances.