2007 Shining Lights Awards Gala

2007 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
The Honorable Robert Menendez – United States Senator

Excellence in State Legislative Leadership
The Honorable Nellie Pou – New Jersey Assemblywoman

Excellence in State Government Leadership
Jay Jimenez – Chief of Staff, State of New Jersey, Department of Health and Senior Services

Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility
Eli Lilly and Company

Excellence in Promoting Cultural Competence in Mental Health
Janssen, L.P.

Excellence in Hispanic Mental Health Advocacy, Leadership, and Research
Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D. – Chair, Board of Directors, Mental Health America; Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities University of California-Davis

Excellence in Hispanic Leadership and Advocacy
Guillermo Beytagh-Maldonado – President & CEO, GBM & Associates, LLC

Excellence in Community Service and Humanitarian Award
Johnny Torres – Programs Director, Save Latin America, Inc.

Excellence in Hispanic Media Production and Community Education
Aida E. Rosario- Director of Communications, Univision 41 and Telefutura 68

Special Recognition Award for Leadership in the Advancement of Mental Health
The Honorable Kevin Martone, M.S.W., L.S.W. – Assistant Commissioner, State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health Services