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10 Who Made A Difference - 2020-12-02

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1985 The Rev. Jim Brown, First Presbyterian Church The Honorable Petra Maes, First Judicial District Judge Sisters Patrick Marie and Shirley Le Blanc, Villa Therese Clinic Margo Brace, Rape Crisis Center Gary Bequette, law enforcement Rep. Nick Salazar, state lawmaker Al Sanchez, DeVargas Savings Dan Namingha, Native American (Hopi) painter Don Chunestudey, sculptor, teacher 1986 The Rev. George Salazar and Dan Padilla, St. John the Baptist Church Jane and E.B. Hall, P’OAE PI Gallery Hoyt Mutz, high school coach and counselor David Gurulé, Santa Fe Group Homes Darby McQuade, owner, Jackalope Pottery Rain Parrish, Wheelwright Museum Ramona Chavez and Marie Roark, Los Amigos del Valle 1987 Sister Shirley Le Blanc, Catholic Sisters of Charity Mary Lou Cook, founder of Santa Fe Living Treasures Rena Paradis, Literacy Volunteers Joe Schepps, developer, philanthropist Arturo Gonzales, La Familia Medical Center Jacquie Stevens, potter Elaine Juarros, teacher Sarah Grace, New Mexico AIDS Services Orlando Hernandez, animal shelter Dorothy Wade, volunteer 1988 Sam Arquero, Cochiti Pueblo Ann Dasburg, community and international justice activist Alfonso Garcia, teacher and principal Lynn Kelly, New Vistas Andrew Shea, founder, New Mexico Repertory Theater West Side Residents, United Farrocarril Neighborhood Douglas Schwartz, president, School of American Research Gilberto Romero, mental health advocate Joe C’de Baca, District Attorney’s Office Don Schmidt, AIDS Services 1989 Molly Whitted, former director of Santa Fe Beautiful Gloria Sawtell, Santa Fe Community Foundation Hilbert Sabin, Inter-faith Council, Peace Alliance Arturo Gonzales, La Familia Medical Center director Michael Riccards, St John’s College president Paquita Hernandez, founder of Celebrate Youth! Larry Bandfield, founder of Santa Fe Desert Chorale Albert Ortega, Alvord Elementary School principal Ellen Biderman, Ellyn Feldman, Susan McIntosh and Londi Carbajal, Santa Fe Children’s Museum co-founders Anita Shields and Tina LopezSnideman, SFCC Women in Transitions program 1990 The Rev. Shirley Greene, United Church of Christ, Habitat for Humanity Julie Padilla, Santa Fe animal shelter Leslie Nordby, Acequia Madre principal State Rep. Roman Maes, D-Santa Fe, for landfill legislation Silver Ortega, city recreation department, involved in local sports Chris Wells, environmental education, All Species Project Edward Ortiz, Santa Fe schools superintendent Connie Trujillo, founder and director of Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families Michael Hamilton, El Parian gallery owner Thomas Reed, founder of Vivigen genetic-testing laboratory 1991 Carol Decker, Spanish teacher and Vincenes neighborhood program Dan Padilla, St. John the Baptist Soup Kitchen Lenny Roybal, basketball coach Suzanne H. Garcia, Maternal Child and Health Clinic Linda Espinosa, Santa Fe High security guard Michael Hice, AIDS & Comfort board, community foundation Sam Hitt, forest preservation Geraldine Salazar, Santa Fe Rape Crisis Center Robert B. Gaylor and Linda Klosky, founders, Center for Contemporary Arts Paula Devitt and Alice Sisneros, nurses, designed “Heartsaver” CPR program 1992 Lorraine Goldman, executive director of Partners in Education Katherine Kagel, owner of Pasqual’s Café and Food Depot organizer Skip Helms, stockbroker, United Way fundraising Mike Bachicha, tennis professional and fundraiser Kenneth Siciliano, AIDS activist Jacob Viarrial, Pojoaque Pueblo governor Stuart Stein, land-use and water rights attorney in La Cienega James Rutherford, director of the Governor’s Gallery Gerald Chacon, Rio Arriba agricultural extension agent, ranchers’ rights Francella Perea, teacher, teen parent center 1993 Jóse Rámon López, awardwinning Spanish Colonial santero Ana Gallegos y Reinhardt, founder of Warehouse 21 John Stephenson, founder, Santa Fe Community Garden Art Sanchez, city councilor, advocate for purchase of water system Diane Reyna, Taos Pueblo, videographer Al Wadle, gallery owner and volunteer fundraiser for the Santa Fe Community Foundation Carol Miller, public health advocate and administrator Dottie Montoya, Española Valley High School nurse Richard Lucero, Española mayor, for downtown Plaza Stephen Chambers and Marcy Grace, founders, Hope House residence for people with AIDS 1994 Juan Vigil, owner Stables art space on Canyon Road Nancy Porter, Santa Fe Food Brigade Peter Chapin, president, Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity Rebekah Bloom Wolf, middle school student and La Residencia volunteer Florian Artie Garcia, president, Santa Fe CARES Jewel Cabeza de Vaca, Mana del Norte Mary Karshis, nurse and patients’ advocate at St. Vincent Hospital José Villegas, La Cienega neighborhood organizer Endelecia Prince, Española ballet teacher John Cammarata, academic counselor at Santa Fe Indian School 1995 Donald Christy, Santa Fe police sergeant, school resource officer Jody Ellis, founder of Santa Fe Community Orchestra Albert Gallegos, Our Lady of Guadalupe parish Robert Guidice, Hope House volunteer, AIDS housing Ernest Gonzales, Kuane Elementary School mariachis Annabelle Montoya, People of Color AIDS Foundation Nellwyn Trujillo, Literacy Volunteers of America Koie McCauley, Salvation Army, United Way, St. Elizabeth Shelter volunteer Karen Walker, Realtor, city home-rule movement Carol Vigil, domestic violence commissioner, District Court 1996 Judith Scarvie, Food Depot Ross Martinez, Española literacy volunteer Paul Margetson, part owner of Hotel Santa Fe, youth soccer, United Way Beatrice Nevares, Bienvenidos Outreach Program Alfredo Ortiz, Boys State volunteer Ernesto Ramos, New Mexico Senior Olympics Herb Kincey, St John’s College Search and Rescue Linda Craig, Pojoaque Valley Soccer League Felix Trujillo, Taos Feeds Taos Palemon Martinez, Rio Arriba Cooperative Extension agent 1997 Charles Maxwell, scholarship fund Barbara Gonzales, San Ildefonso Pueblo potter Chris Abeyta, community educator Al Padilla, Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe Dr. Irving Bunkin, Friends of the Library Phil Bové, Acequia Madre preservation Isidora Rael, nursing home volunteer Sarah Atencio, Embudo-Dixon area recycling Antonio Martinez, Upper Rociado church restoration Anthony Trujillo, Our Lady of Guadalupe deacon and youth group leader 1998 Chuck Montaño, Citizens for LANL Rights Kevin Bellinger, founder, Harambe youth center Georgia Salazar Martinez, artist, Medanales community development Bruce and Ellen Kaiper, Española teachers Zane Fischer, co-founder of Plan B Dr. Larry Schreiber, Child-Rite Criselda Dominguez, Abiquiú resident Alfonso ‘Trompo’ Trujillo, La Union Protectíva Mary Venable, White Rock Senior Center Catherine Oppenheimer, executive director, National Dance InstituteNew Mexico 1999 Cookie Jordan, theater residency project Tony Suazo, Española Santa Claus Fabian Garcia, El Rito deacon Nancy Zeckendorf, Lensic restoration Michael Siegle, Crisis Response volunteer Cervantes “Buddy” Roybal, Santa Fe community service John and Emily Drabanski, Pecos teachers and Big Brothers, Big Sisters program Don and Nancy Dayton, Santa Fe Search and Rescue, Eldorado community involvement Dr. Trevor Hawkins, HIV/AIDS treatment Ernie Lopez, Taos teacher 2000 Doug McDonald and Los Alamos firefighters Roger Montoya, Velarde painter, dancer, choreographer Fred Nathan, Think New Mexico, for all-day kindergarten campaign Tom Mills and Bob Skyler, Santa Fe schools management audit Julia Hudson, missionary teacher at John Hyson School in Chimayó Nichoe Lichen, Ann Lacy and Carolyn Cook for preserving county open space John Aquino of Ohkay Owingeh, health care and nutrition work with tribes Kyra Kerr, St. Bede’s-Ortiz Middle School Partnership Freddy Martinez, Little League baseball, World War II hero Christiana Torricelli, Food Depot and Cerro Grande Fire relief 2001 Dale Ball, conservation and public trails Glenn Burttram, Montezuma Lodge Maryana Eames, cancer survivors work Dani Frye and Neva Van Peski, League of Women Voters Betty Kersting, Habitat for Humanity Jose C. Martinez, youth sports Tessie Naranjo, Native language preservation Sylvia Ornelas, La Familia, teen parent and pregnancy issues Bruce Richardson, Chimayó Crime Prevention Mary Williams, foster parent 2002 Diane Albert, science-education specialist, Los Alamos County Council Bill and Georgia Carson, Salazar Elementary School volunteers Aaron Griego, youth programs in Dixon Guy Monroe, El Dorado Fire and Rescue Dave Neal, Pojoaque Schools Capital Committee J. Patrick Lannan, Lannan Foundation Gene Valdes, United Way, St. Elizabeth Shelter, church volunteer Maria Cristina Lopez and other founders of Somos Un Pueblo Unido Kathy Sanchez, Tewa Women United Daniel Lehman, St. Michael’s student/ El Castillo volunteer 2003 Jose Benito “Ben” Garcia, scholarship fund for Pojoaque students Charlene Teters (Spokane), IAIA artist who has led charge against using Indian insignia by sports teams Dick Roth, lobbied for ignition interlock Arthur Hemmendinger, repairs cassette players for the blind Doris Krause, cares for Alzheimer’s patients David Ortiz, active in Pojoaque regional water planning, acequia issues Chris Pederson, Capital High teacher and mentor Ilean Martinez, organized for clean drinking water in Chimayó Dr. Murray Ryan, physician, raised awareness about heroin overdoses in Rio Arriba County Susan Rojas, Kuane Elementary volunteer, retired teacher 2004 Arlene Einwalter, Gerard’s House Bob Pierce, computer fixer Mike Naranjo, Rock Christian Outreach Church Wes Studi, actor Apryl Miller and JoAnn Sartorius, Suicide Intervention Project Griff Dodge, cross-country coach Scott Abbott, teacher, church volunteer, Habitat for Humanity Robin Reindle, Pecos Schools PTA Jacqueline Rae Gomez, Pojoaque High student Alia Munn, Second Street Experience 2005 Judy Espinar, International Folk Art Market Salome DeAguero, retired educator, senior service advocate Stewart Youngblood, Assistance Dogs of the West Thomas Romero, El Museo Cultural Sara Melton, land-use planning, preservation Clark Case, community radio station, co-op in Dixon Yolanda Colorado/Pat Greathouse/ Eddie Hernandez, Little Mozart and Mariachi program, youth symphony and music programs Connie Tsosie, Pueblo Opera Program Diane Granito, Heart Gallery adoption project Rebecca Donohue, school counselor 2006 Carlos Martinez Sr., preservation of cultural and historical traditions Joe Maestas, Santa Cruz Irrigation, and Ray Romero, La Cienega, acequia advocacy Shirl Abbey, care of elderly Maynard Chapman, Food for Santa Fe Anne McCormick, Many Mothers Sarah Rochester, visiting nurses Peter Doniger, tax assistant Rosemary Crawford, children’s theater Valdez Abeyta y Valdez, youth advocate, community activist 2007 Monica Lovato, boxer Mary Louise and Gordon Betancourt, youth sports, delinquency, at-risk teens Fred Bender, education reform, Boys & Girls Clubs Julia Abeyta, Native American education Dianne Baros, Pojoaque youth sports Donald Stout, gay rights Barbara Wolff, medical disaster assistance Marcella Ortiz Gonzales, St. Anne Parish Friends of the Library, new Southside Branch Library Virginia Wilson, National Alliance for Mental Illness 2008 Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team Christopher Willett, animal rescue Juanita Manzanares, helping students into college Tessie Lopez, the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mario Montoya and Denise Nava, Guitars not Guns Melynn Schuyler, YouthWorks Jim Black, St. John’s Soup Kitchen Santa Fe Railyard Community Corp. Roland Trujillo, parish and family volunteer Connie Axton, ARTsmart 2009 James Gallegos, veteran funeral honors Manny Ortiz, Boy Scouts Ernestine Hagman, student guidance Dorothy Massey, Collected Works Bookstore owner Desiree Romero, nursing home volunteer Al Lucero, Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen Dave McQuarie, disability advocate Johnny Micou, Gailsteo Basin preservation Lou Finley, tutoring Jose and Clare Villa, Northern Rio Grande Heritage 2010 Interfaith Community Shelter Mary Helen Romero Kelty, Mariachi Conquistador Clayton Lewis, teen volunteer teacher, Capital High, SFCC Consuelo Hernandez, Old Santa Fe Trail Gift Shop Ray Valdez, Zozobra Alice Temple, Girls on the Run The Rev. Talitha Arnold, faith and human rights Herb Lotz, photographer, gay rights, vets volunteer Elizabeth Guss, math volunteer Lydia Pendley, social justice 2011 William Martin and Lorencita Taylor, language preservation Napoleon Garcia, Abiquiú Kassandra Rosales, school waste Kathryn Flynn, New Deal preservation Jenny Mier, Bienvenidos Outreach Shelley Oram, Rowe Volunteer Fire Department Gaile Herling, Adelante Delma DeLora, union leader for nurses Marcos Garcia, coach and El Rito community volunteer Willard Chilcott, Santa Fe Century 2012 Rob Krumholz, Cross of the Martyrs volunteer Joe Zebrowski, Sheridan, N.M., water relief Beverley Weller, Big Sister, Treehouse Camp, hospice, special ed Annette Vigil Hayden, Truchas church preservation Bill Baxter, Santa Fe County open space Bobbi Hall, Food Depot Craig Barnes, civil rights, progressive politics Robert Eisenstein, Santa Fe Alliance for Science Santa Fe Striders, running and physical exercise advocates 2013 Narcisco Quintana, Nambé community Irene Padilla, quilter Will Channing, Wings of America Elmer Leslie, Habitat for Humanity Kenneth Mayers, Veterans for Peace Cesar Bernal, community soccer Mel Gallegos, musician, coach and teacher Mara Taub, prisoner and immigrant rights Notah Begay III, professional golfer, youth advocate Norma McCallan, hiking, outdoors volunteer 2014 George Rivera, Pojoaque Pueblo Bette Booth, parks, youth and neighborhood advocate Robert Ortiz, prison volunteer Christine Johnson, St. Bede’s community Anna Cardenas, Galisteo preservation John Rochester, Santa Fe Performing Arts, Food Depot, philanthropy Katherine Wells, Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project Kathy Olshefsky, mounted search and rescue John Berkenfield, SWAIA, Spanish Colonial Arts Society, El Rancho de las Golondrinas Socorro Aragón, Northern New Mexico culture 2015 Enrique M. Montoya, church deacon Jane Buchsbaum, Native American arts Eleanor Ortiz, education and community involvement Meredith Machen, League of Women Voters Cheryl Brown, suicide prevention Joseph Eigner, Eldorado sustainability Raymond Bal, Chimayó preservation Ray Lopez, crisis intervention Daniel Coriz, open space and trails Deborah Simon, Rotary International 2016 Mary Chavez, Farm to Table, Esperanza Shelter, Santa Fe Mountain Center Steve LaRance, Hoop Dance teacher Miranda Viscoli, New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence Ben Martinez, Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center Douglass Schocke, Computer Charity NM Rick Martinez, Keep Santa Fe Beautiful, community advocacy Michele Herling, Compassionate Touch Network Esequiel Marquez, Feeding Santa Fe Donald “Wiz” Allred, Youth Heartline Roxanne Swentzell, restoring Native food traditions 2017 Glenys Carl, Coming Home Connection Billie Russell, Tugan 3 veterans support group Juan Valdez, mental health and addiction counselor Allegra Love, Santa Fe Dreamers Project Shel Neymark, Embudo Valley Library and Community Center Nancy Gehman, CASA volunteer for foster children Mi’Jan Celie Tho-Biaz, Voces de Libertad Marcos Zubia, Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families Angelique Chavez, special-needs prom Wendy Hassemer, Española MainStreet Theater 2018 Betty Weseman, Thanksgiving meal for those in need in Pecos Sandra Greigo Martinez, counseling incarcerated women Meryl Lieberman, Casa Milago Kenneth Salazar, Santa Cruz Irrigation District and East Rio Arriba Soil and Water Conservation District Regis Pecos, brokered a peace deal over a divisive Fiesta de Santa Fe pageant W. Peyton George, repair work for seniors Fabiola Guillen, cuts and styles hair for senior citizens, Bienvenidos Hubert van Hecke, science classes at Wood Gormley Elementary Tammy Berendzen, Santa Fe Skating Club Judy Costlow, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Lensic Performing Arts Center, Santa Fe Opera, Kitchen Angels, Santa Fe Chili and Marching Society, Trails Alliance of Santa Fe and Seniors on Bikes 2019 Ruth De Lay, Gerard’s House Mike Harcharik, Computer Charity Inc. Steve Harris, river advocate Carol Johnson, NAACP, United Way of Santa Fe County, The Food Depot Rollin Tylerr Jones, firefighter Vittorio La Cerva, New Mexico Men’s Wellness Carol Luna-Anderson, The Life Link Joyce Roberts, Habitat for Humanity Gabriela Silva, Northern New Mexico Regional Art Center Mary Frances Singleton, Truchas Services Center

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