It doesn't have to be Black History Month for us to recognize great individuals in Alabama. Dr. Liza Nicholson is simply Black Excellence.

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Courtesy, Antywan Nicholson

Liza is the  Founder and Creator of All Rize, a not-for-profit and digital platform for promoting positive news and experiences through empowering resources on health, travel, and education. The platform allows for motivating articles and stories from the community that highlights positive resources that inspire and uplift. All Rize will also be providing scholarships in 2022 to first-generation college students who reside in the state of Alabama. Liza is also one of the founding board of directors and youth mentor for the Younger Women’s Task Force of Tuscaloosa, a not-for-profit affiliate organization focused on empowering women and girls, advocating for social justice, and promoting gender equality.

Originally from Coffeeville, Liza is currently in Tuscaloosa and she's a member of the Alabama Rural Health Association, Alabama Women in Business, American Public Health Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and the Tuscaloosa Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated.

Liza recently completed a Doctor of Public Health degree from Samford Univerisity. Her passion for improving healthcare is unyielding in promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases. She aims to analyze and develop programs that protect the health of individuals, families, and communities in the United States and abroad.

Liza is a graduate of Leadership Tuscaloosa class of 2020, Emerge Alabama class of 2020, and the Parent Teacher Leadership Academy 2020 and 2021. She serves as a Notary Public for the state of Alabama and holds certifications in Global Health, Practice Facilitation, and Mental Health First Aid. She is a Community Resource Specialist and Health Advocate for individuals and community-based organizations, assisting in bridging the gap by promoting and protecting the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.

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