2006 Shining Lights Awards Gala

2006 Awards Gala
Shining Lights: Outstanding Leaders for a Brighter Future for Hispanics


Congratulations to the Honorees!

Corporate Chair
Andy Griffin – President, HandPack, Inc.

Excellence in Federal Government Leadership Award
The Honorable Rear Admiral Richard H. Carmona – US Surgeon Genereal

Excellence in State Legislative Leadership
The Honorable Wilfredo Caraballo – New Jersey Assemblyman

Excellence in State Government Leadership
The Honorable Jennifer Velez, Esq. – Commissioner

Excellence in Hispanic Leadership and Advocacy
Elsa Candelario – Executive Director, Human Services Hispanic Family Center of Southern New Jersey

Excellence in Hispanic Community Service and Humanitarian
Antonio Ibarria – Publisher, El Especial and El Especialito

Excellence in Hispanic Media Production and Community Education
Willie Sanchez – Producer, New Jersey Network

Special Recognition for Leadership in the Advancement of Mental Health
Robert Davison – Executive Director, Mental Health Association of Essex County