In July, Univision Radio-Phoenix and Valle del Sol announced the winners of the 7th Annual 40 Hispanic Leaders under 40 Awards. The recipients are a diverse group of young leaders from throughout Arizona who have made extraordinary contributions to their communities.
The 2013 awardees are: Cynthia Aguilar (City of Phoenix Manager’s Office); Jesus Cañez (Cancer Treatment Centers of America); Erika Castro (SRP); Timothy Castro (TECA Roofing); Carlos Chavez (Riviera Broadcasting, KVIB 95.1); Jesus Cisneros (ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College); Leticia de la Vara (Expect More Arizona); Adriana Delgado (Wells Fargo); Christopher Erran (South Mountain Community College); Gabriel Escontrias (ASU Learning Sciences Institute); Linda Facio (Cox Communications); Stacey Flores (ASU and Glendale Community College); Victor Gamiz (Cesar Chavez Foundation); Gerhard Gomez, M.D. (UA Medical Center); Joya Kizer Clark (CASA Unlimited Enterprises, Inc.); Elisea Limones (Arizona DES, Division of Developmental Disabilities); Denise Lopez (Magellan Health Services); Adam Lopez Falk (Alhambra Elementary School District Governing Board); Bianca Lucero (ASU Barrett Honors College); Sibia Manzanarez (APS); Rebecca Martinez (East Valley Boys and Girls Club); David Martinez, III (St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance); Juan Mendez (AZ House of Representatives-District 26); Cielo Mohapatra (Arizona Department of Health Services); Jhoana Molina (Maricopa County Department of Public Health); Alma Montes de Oca (Law Offices of Alma Montes de Oca); Samuel Murillo (La Voz Arizona); Lisa Pacheco-Geyser (Families Giving Back); Stephanie Parra (Teach for America); G. Adriana Perez (ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation); Vanessa Ramirez (Ballet Folklórico Quetzalli-AZ); Maria Ramirez Naff (SRP); Maria Reyes (Magellan Health Services); Marisol Santillan (APS); Nicole Teyechea McNeil (Early Language Learning and Arts Studio); Tania Torres Marquez (Torres Marquez Communications); Claudia Vargas (CenturyLink); Carlos Velasco (Velasco Consulting, LLC); Mary Verdugo (Urias Communications); Alexander Villalobos (Ballet Folklórico Alegría).
A luncheon for the honorees will be held on September 26, 2013, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa in Phoenix.