Senator Leyva Recognizes “Terrific 20 of SD 20” Honorees

Thursday, April 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) is proud to recognize 20 individuals and organizations from across the 20th State Senate District that embody extraordinary commitment, hard work and leadership in their respective fields and communities.

Those honorees include:

  • Michelle Baca (United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals)
  • Dr. Joachim Brown (Arrowhead Regional Medical Center)
  • Josiah Bruny (Music Changing Lives)
  • Gloria Castillo, CNA (Service Employees International Union Local 1000)
  • Chino Neighborhood House
  • Ethel Gardner (Kennedy Austin Foundation)
  • Food for Life Ministry
  • God’s Pantry Pomona
  • Diane Hacker (United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1428)
  • Monique Hernandez (Service Employees International Union Local 121 RN)
  • Inland Empire Labor Council
  • Gary Liaou (Inland Chinese Association / Lucky Farms)
  • Dr. Jason Lohr (Loma Linda University / SAC Health System)
  • Louie Lopez (Ironworkers Local #433)
  • Liz Marlow (United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals)
  • Erin McIntosh (Service Employees International Union Local 121 RN)
  • James Moses (Child Care Resource Center)
  • Patricia Nickols-Butler (Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County)
  • Sowing Seeds for Life
  • Tzu Chi Foundation

“It is such an honor to be able to lift up and recognize these 20 honorees for their tremendous contributions to Inland Empire families and communities,” Senator Leyva said. “Particularly over the last year when the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic hurt our local communities in unprecedented ways, these ‘Terrific 20 of SD 20’ honorees truly stepped up and are genuine heroes for all they do across the district.  I offer them my heartfelt congratulations and wish them much continued success in the years to come.”

In 2017, Senator Leyva recognized the inaugural cohort of “Terrific 20 of SD 20” honorees.  This year’s “Heroes Edition” event recognized the remarkable and ongoing contributions of residents and organizations in diverse fields, including healthcare, labor, community service, music, among others.