Meet the 2014 Beautiful Minds

A beautiful mind is physically fit, well-nourished, creative and mentally-engaged — and the latest science indicates that there are a number of very simple but powerful things you can do to help ensure that your brain remains strong, healthy and beautiful as you age.

To inspire Americans to learn more about brain health, life’sDHA ( worked with the National Center for Creative Aging ( to select nine individuals who represent “the most beautiful minds in America,” based on the four dimensions of brain health — diet and nutrition, physical health, mental health and social well-being. Lee Hunkins Horizontal

Men and women ages 55 and older submitted essays about how they embody the four dimensions of brain health. The individuals chosen as this year’s Beautiful Minds have inspiring stories of accomplishment, creativity, and reinvention in the second half of life, and maintained healthy lifestyles that fulfilled the four dimensions of brain health (

This year’s Beautiful Minds include:

  • Bruce Mondschain, 71, Deerfield, Ill.
  • Carol Siegel, 75, Alexandria, Va.
  • Cheryl Vassiliadis, 60, Hoschton, Ga.
  • C.K. Perez, 81, Chicago, Ill.
  • Judith Mares Lazar, 65, Washington D.C.
  • Leecynth “Lee” Hunkins, 84, New York, N.Y.
  • Pei Chang “Patty” Wang, 90, San Jose, Calif.
  • Peter Phildius, 84, Wellesley, Mass.
  • Renee McClendon, 58, Diamondhead, Miss.

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