2005 Shining Lights Awards Gala

2005 Awards Gala
Shining Lights: Outstanding Leaders for a Brighter Future for Hispanics

Congratulations to the Honorees!

Corporate Chair
Rita Rivas – President, A/Del

Excellence in Federal Government Leadership
Rear Admiral Cristina V. Beato, M.D. – Former Acting Secretary for Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services

Excellence in State Legislative Leadership
The Honorable Albio Sires – United States Congressman

Excellence in Community Service
Martha Silva – Director, NAMI New Jersey

Excellence in the Advancement of Mental Health within the State Legislature
Nilsa Cruz Perez – New Jersey Assemblywoman

Excellence in Hispanic Leadership and Advocacy
Martin Perez, Esq. – President, Latino Leadership Alliance

Excellence in State Government Leadership
The Honorable Commissioner Rolando Torres, Jr. – Commissioner

Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
Johnson & Johnson

Special Recognition Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Mental Health
The Honorable Richard J. Codey, former Acting Governor of New Jersey
Mary Jo Codey, Former First Lady, State of New Jersey