Bios of Honorees
Dr. Mikal Finkelsetin
Dr. Mikal Finkelstein is a Physician and public health practitioner with considerable experience providing clinical care, program development, and community education in Haiti, Central America, Africa and New York City. As a Pediatrician, Dr. Finkelstein began her career providing outpatient and inpatient pediatrics in busy urban settings. These early years offered the opportunity to expand clinical skills and interact with parents and the community at large regarding healthcare matters. In 2010, she answered the urgent call for physicians following the earthquake in Haiti, which is when she chose to immerse herself in global public health. Since then she has traveled to underserved areas worldwide to serve as a volunteer physician to care for patients in rural areas and teach medical students and health care workers. She has spent much of this time in Haiti, a country which she holds dear to her heart.
Dr. Finkelstein currently works as Supervising Physician in School Based Health at Morris Heights Health Center in the Bronx. In addition, she has a deep commitment to advancing maternal and child health in less developed regions of the world and consults with UNICEF in strategic planning to support child mortality interventions.
Since joining the CapraCare Board of Directors in March 2016, Dr. Finkelstein has taken on the role of Board Secretary and co-chair of the Health Care Committee. She is enthusiastic about CapraCare’s mission, as evidenced by its work on the ground as an organization that is truly a community based sustainable approach to public health.
Dr. Finkelstein received her Doctor of Medicine from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed her pediatric training at New York University Medical Center. She has a Masters in Public Health from New York University College of Global Public Health. She is a fellow of the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Public Health Association.
Dr. Anne Mok
Anne’s view of medicine is as much an art as it is a science. As a licensed pharmacist for over a decade, Anne was a guide for many on their path to wellness, often treating symptoms. However, she believes that good health is just more than a lack of disease. As she pursued her quest in understanding how to achieve good health, Anne’s studies in Chinese Medicine and Herbology led her to recognize that good health and medicine should be based on good science, and to be open to new paradigms. Her Chinese roots have encouraged her to reexamine alternative eastern medicine to craft a new integrative, lifestyle medicine. In addition, her comprehensive knowledge in both Eastern and Western Medicines in Herbology and pharmacology lends itself to recognizing drug or disease interactions with medicinal consumption.
Anne is devoted to working with her patients to maintain balance and live well beyond disease prevention. She leverages knowledge of genetic predispositions manifesting in systemic disharmonies to help individuals in identifying their tendencies toward disease or imbalances in their emotional and physical health. She has a successful history working with women who are diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fibroids, endometriosis, and menopause. Her women’s health expertise also extends to infertility, as well as pre and post-natal care. With a supplementary background in massage therapy, Anne’s treatment of musculoskeletal issues complements the acupuncture. She has experience treating herniated discs, pinched nerves, sciatica, rotator cuff injuries as well as tendonitis and other sprains and strains in the body.
Anne has served as Acupuncture Supervisor at the Brownsville Multi-Service Family Health Center (BMS) where she implemented the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) detox protocol to help individuals to abstain from drugs and alcohol. Her work at BMS grew to collaboration with their rehabilitation and physical therapy departments to assist individuals with pain management.
Anne received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine before advancing to her doctorate studies there, where she became a Doctor in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) in 2008. She furthered her studies at the China Beijing International Acupuncture Training Center and completed detox training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Long Island University. Anne’s latest endeavor is serving on the advisory board for Kamwo Herbal Pharmacy for their Meridian Tea Pills.
Dr. Peggy Robinson
Dr. Peggy R. Robinson has successfully integrated activism and medicine for more than 15 years. As a founder and co-owner of Cornerstone Healing, she provides holistic quality patient care that incorporates both Western and Eastern philosophies. At Cornerstone, Dr. Robinson applies her clinical experience treating a wide variety of health problems, including gynecological, fertility, gastrointestinal, anxiety disorders, and dermatology. She has extensive expertise treating skin maladies such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne, and has received specialized training in using non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments to reduce wrinkles, frown lines, and bags caused by aging.
Honored with the Daisy Mitchell Fellowship for her human rights work, Dr. Robinson serves to provide medical assistance to underrepresented communities in the U.S. and abroad. She is currently working to establish healthcare facilities in underdeveloped countries. Dr. Robinson is also the founder and director of Emmanuelle’s Place, a non-profit organization providing quality holistic health care services and education to empower women in need. She also coordinates the Integrative Medicine Program at Greenhope Services For Women, Inc., an organization that services predominantly poor African-American and Latina ex-offenders in New York City. Trained in the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) detox protocol, Dr. Robinson uses this unique form of acupuncture to benefit patients who suffer from substance abuse and other threatening addictions.
Dr. Robinson earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Africana Studies from Albany State University, and received the degrees of Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) and a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Chinese Herbalist, and an active member of the Acupuncture Society of New York and NADA.