Past Honorees

2019 Ángel Cepeda, President, Blue Mountain Consulting Group Inc
2019 Néstor Chopin, CPA, President, Nestor Chopin, CPA, PLLC
2019 Robbie Donno, Founder/ Director, Gift of Life International
2019 Anthony Mirando, Vice President, Triple Crown Foods/ Ace Endico
2019 Frank L. Regnante, Co-Founder, Gift of Life Inc.
2019 Verónica Renta Irwin, Esq., Partner, Irwin & Streiner, LLC
2019 Luis Valenzuela, Ph.D., LI Region Advocate, Healthcare Education ProJet 1199 SEIU & GNYHA
2018 Ada Luz Coonerty, Personal Trainer, Fitness From Ada-Z
2018 Silvana Díaz, Publisher, Schneps Communications Hispanic Media Group
2018 Dr. Alfonso J.García-Osuna, Dep. of Romance Languages & Literatures, Hofstra Univrsity
2018 José C. Fernández, President & Co-Owner, Sangria 71 Restaurants
2018 Martine Michel-Toure, MA, Admin., Client & Medical Case Mgt. Ser., NUMEC
2018 Keith S. Senko, Owner & Funeral Director, Hemsptead Funeral Home
2017 Octavio Cardona, Founder, Chardonas Key Lock Service, Inc.
2017 Lia Di Angelo -Allan, Executive Floral Designer, Westbury Floral Designs
2017 Luis Figueroa, Former Deputy Mayor, Village of Hempstead
2017 Mateo Flores, Director of Hempstead, Economic Opportunity of Nassau County
2017 Vilma E. Matos, LCSW, President, Latino Immigrant Consultant
2017 Victor F. Politi, MD,FACP,FACEP, President / CEO, NuHealth System, NUMC
2016 Hon. Thomas P. DiNapoli, Comptroller, New York State
2016 Daisy Expósito – Ulla, President and CEO, D Expósito & Partners
2016 Dr. Jorge L. Gardyn, CEO, Island Occupational Medical Resources
2016 Hon. Dorothy L. Goosby, Senior Councilwoman, Town of Hempstead
2016 Robert Isaksen, Long Island President, Bank of America
2016 César Nuesi, Linkage Coordinator HIV, Círculo de la Hispanidad
2015 Gloria Baca, Affinity Plan
2015 Servando Cid, Owner, Marbella Restaurant
2015 Yahira DeLeon, Community Initiatives Manager, Girl Scout of Nassau County, Inc.
2015 Luis F. Ras, Esq., Trial Attorney, Ras Assoc., PLLC
2015 Miriam López, School Counselor, Roosevelt Middle School
2015 Gladys Rodriguez, Case Worker, Nassau County Department of Social Services
2014 Anthony Antonetti, Finance Director, Garden City MAZDA
2014 Kawaljit Chandi, President, KC Remodeling & Desing Inc.
2014 Hon. Denise Ford, Legislator, Nassau County
2014 Greta Guarton, Executive Director, Long Island Coalition for the Homeless
2014 Miriam Lopez, School Counselor, Roosevelt Middle School
2014 Erasmo E. Taveras, Co-Founder,Taxi Taxi of Freeport, NY
2014 Patricia Turker, Executive National Sales Director, Mary Kay
2013 David Boone, Financial Consultant
2013 José Calderón, President, Hispanic Federation
2013 Helen Dorado Alessi, Senior Vice President, The Early Years Institute
2013 Herbert Flores, Deputy Director for Minority Affair, Nassau County
2013 Norma Giler, Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Capital One
2013 Jimmy Pérez, President Board of Directors, Círculo de la Hispanidad
2012 Arthur A. Gianelli, President & CEO, The NuHealth System
2012 Maria Luisa Gonzales, Dance Instructor, Círculo de la Hispanidad
2012 Nancy Iglesias, Executive Consultant & Coordinator
2012 Maggie Martínez Malito, Executive Director, Nassau County Youth Board
2012 Dr. George Santiago, Jr., President & CEO, Briarcliffe College
2012 Angelo Zuffante, Regional Marketing Manager, LI United Health Care Community Plan
2011 Pat Edwards, Vice President, Citi Global Community Development
2011 Dr. Patricia Garcia, Superintedent, Hempstead Union Free School District
2011 Luis López, President of The Board, LI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2011 Hon. Edward Mangano, County Executive, Nassau County
2010 Pascual Blanco
2010 Maria Elisa Cuadra, Executive Director, COPAY Inc
2010 Miriam Garcia, Executive Director, Adelante of Suffolk County
2010 Margarita Grasing, Executive Director, Hispanic Brotherhood
2010 Robert Hopkins, RPH, Owner, Total Care RX
2010 Nadia Marin, Executive Director, Workplace Project
2010 Frank & Elizabeth Minier, Owner, Laguna Grille
2010 Hon. Kate Murray, Supervisor, Town of Hempstead
2010 Angel Rios, Assistant Commissioner, Nassau County Police Department
2010 Lilian Rodriguez Lopez, President, Hispanic Federation
2010 Gladys Serrano, Executive Director, Hispanic Counseling Center
2010 George Siberón, M.P.A., M.S.W., Executive Director, Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association
2009 Sonia Berrios Villanueva, M.P.A., Admin.-Dep. of Obstetrics, Winthrop University Hospital
2009 Harold A. Fernandez, M.D., Cardiothoracic Surgeon, St. Francis Hospital
2009 Hon. Wayne Hall, Mayor, Village of Hempstead
2009 Yvonne Mowatt , Community Services Manager, Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Inc.
2008 Nicolas Andreadis, CEO, Triton Construction
2008 Joseph M. Mottola, R.A., Vice President, H2M
2008 Joseph A. Quagliata President and CEO South Nassau Communities Hospital
2007 Lorraine A. Cortez-Vazquez, Secretary of State, New York State
2007 Marisa Lamare, Board of Directors, Círculo de la Hispanidad
2007 Juan Mijango, President, Mijango Enterprises
2007 Martha P. Parra, CHA, General Manager, Holiday Inn, Westbury
2007 The Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
2006 Elizabeth Custodio, Astoria Federal Savings
2006 Kathy De La Rosa-Ballesteros, Housing Director, Círculo de la Hispanidad
2006 Orlando Ortiz, MD, MBA, FACR, Chairman of Dept. Of Radiology, Winthrop-University Hospital
2006 Lilian Rodriguez Lopez, President, Hispanic Federation
2005 Gil Bernardino, Founder and Executive Director, Círculo de la Hispanidad
2005 Michelle E. DiBenedetto , VP of Government and Community Relations, Citibank
2005 Rod Gutierrez, Entertainment and Technology Consultants, RLG Design
2005 Patrick McCormack, Executive Director, Family and Youth Services of Long Beach
2005 Maritza Meyers
2005 Univision/Telefutura
2004 Barbara DuBow Bernardino, Círculo de la Hispanidad
2004 Leo Fernández,
2004 George Siberón, M.P.A., M.S.W., Executive Director, Hempstead Hispanic Civic Association
2004 Hon. Harvey Weisenberg, Assemblyman, New York State
2003 Ligia Estrada
2003 Otto Lugo, Associate Real Estate Broker, Realty Executives North Shore
2003 Gricel Rodriguez
2003 Max Rodriguez
2003 Daniel P. Walsh, President and CEO, Winthrop University Hospital
2003 Continental Airlines
2002 Liliana Kayali, Fiscal Director, Círculo de la Hispanidad
2002 Raymond P. Martinez, Chief Administrator, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission
2002 Glen L. Spititis, Ph.D.
2002 Leo Toca, Vice President, JPMorgan Chase
2001 James A. Garner, Deputy Comptroller, Nassau County Office of the Comptroller's Office
2001 Ana Maria Hurtado, Commissioner/WIB, Town of Hempstead
2001 Welquis R. Lopez
2001 Robert McBride, Vice President, Park Strategies, LLC
2000 Hon. Dean G. Skelos, Senator, New York State