Community Heroes

Honoring those who make a difference. 

Community Heroes 2016

This annual event honors dedicated individuals who work within the Health and Human Service field to create positive and meaningful change for others in their respective communities. Each of the 9 heroes honored were nominated by each of the departments, centers and institutes within the College of Health and Human Services, representing a wide range of disciplines.

Our 2016 Heroes include:

 David Barton

David Barton

Nominated by: Department of Kinesiology

 Carolyn Drake

Carolyn Drake

Nominated by: School or Nursing & the Central California Center for Excellence in Nursing

 Jan Duttarer

Dr. Jan Duttarer

Nominated by: Department of Physical Therapy

 Michael Michner

Michael Michner

Nominated by: Department of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies

 Emilia Reyes

Emilia Reyes

Nominated by: Central California Children's Institute & Central Valley Health Policy Institute

 Jennifer Ruiz

Jennifer Ruiz

Nominated by: Department of Social Work Education

 Rosanna Ruiz

Rosanna Ruiz

Nominated by: Department of Recreation Administration

 Jim Santos

Jim Santos

Nominated by: Central California Sports Science Institute

 Norma Verduzco

Norma Verduzco

Nominated by: Department of Public Health

 You can learn more about our 2016 Heroes by clicking on their name and by visiting our blog.