Real Deal Role Model: Lisa Kantor, Attorney Who Fights For Women’s Health
Part of the mission of the Real Deal website is to offer empowering messages, facts and research about body image, media literacy and self-care, but also to provide role models for women — courageous pioneers who make a difference, who share their voices, who help others. This month’s Real Deal Role Model is Lisa Kantor — partner of Kantor & Kantor law firm in Southern California.
I met Lisa Kantor about a year ago at the 2012 BEDA conference, where I was interviewing many leaders for a documentary project (Beneath The Floorboards).
For many years, Lisa has been battling the big insurance companies to help families pay for treatment for life-threatening eating disorders and other mental health issues. She works on contingency — not getting paid unless the law suit is won. She is a courageous leader in the field of mental health advocacy, education and treatment. Below is an excerpt from our interview:
For her efforts to educate, to fiercely empower others, to help families and to give generously to the community, we award Lisa Kantor with this month’s #RealDeal Role Model award.
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