Santa Fe New Mexican


1995 Donald Christy, Santa Fe police sergeant, school resource officer Jody Ellis, founder of Santa Fe Community Orchestra Albert Gallegos, Our Lady of Guadalupe parish Robert Guidice, volunteer Hope House, AIDS housing Ernest Gonzales, Kuane Elementary School mariachis Annabelle Montoya, People of Color AIDS Foundation Nellwyn Trujillo, Literacy Volunteers of America Koie McCauley, Salvation Army, United Way, St. Elizabeth Shelter volunteer Karen Walker, Realtor, city home-rule movement Carol Vigil, domestic violence commissioner, District Court 1996 Judith Scarvie, The Food Depot Ross Martinez, Española literacy volunteer Paul Margetson, part owner of Hotel Santa Fe, youth soccer, United Way Beatrice Nevares, Bienvenidos Outreach Program Alfredo Ortiz, Boys State volunteer Ernesto Ramos, New Mexico Senior Olympics Herb Kincey, St John’s College Search and Rescue Linda Craig, Pojoaque Valley Soccer League Felix Trujillo, Taos Feeds Taos Palemon Martinez, Rio Arriba Cooperative Extension agent 1997 Charles Maxwell, scholarship fund Barbara Gonzales, San Ildefonso Pueblo potter Chris Abeyta, community educator Al Padilla, Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Fe Dr. Irving Bunkin, Friends of the Library Phil Bové, Acequia Madre preservation Isidora Rael, nursing home volunteer Sarah Atencio, Embudo-Dixon area recycling Antonio Martinez, Upper Rociado church restoration Anthony Trujillo, Our Lady of Guadalupe deacon and youth group leader 1998 Chuck Montaño, Citizens for LANL Rights Kevin Bellinger, founder, Harambe youth center Georgia Salazar Martinez, artist, Medanales community development Bruce and Ellen Kaiper, Española teachers Zane Fischer, co-founder of Plan B Dr. Larry Schreiber, Child-Rite Criselda Dominguez, Abiquiú resident Alfonso ‘Trompo’ Trujillo, La Union Protectiva Mary Venable, White Rock Senior Center Catherine Oppenheimer, executive director, National Dance InstituteNew Mexico 1999 Cookie Jordan, theater residency project Tony Suazo, Española Santa Claus Fabian Garcia, El Rito deacon Nancy Zeckendorf, Lensic restoration Michael Siegle, Crisis Response volunteer Cervantes “Buddy” Roybal, Santa Fe community service John and Emily Drabanski, Pecos teachers and Big Brothers, Big Sisters program Don and Nancy Dayton, Santa Fe Search and Rescue, Eldorado community involvement Dr. Trevor Hawkins, HIV/AIDS treatment Ernie Lopez, Taos teacher 2000 Doug McDonald and Los Alamos firefighters Roger Montoya, Velarde painter, dancer, choreographer Fred Nathan, Think New Mexico, for all-day kindergarten campaign Tom Mills and Bob Skyler, Santa Fe schools management audit Julia Hudson, missionary teacher at John Hyson School in Chimayó Nichoe Lichen, Ann Lacy and Carolyn Cook for preserving county open space John Aquino of Ohkay Owingeh, health care and nutrition work with tribes Kyra Kerr, St. Bede’s-Ortiz Middle School Partnership Freddy Martinez, Little League baseball, World War II hero Christiana Torricelli, The Food Depot and Cerro Grande Fire relief 2001 Dale Ball, conservation and public trails Glenn Burttram, Montezuma Lodge Maryana Eames, cancer survivors work Dani Frye and Neva Van Peski, League of Women Voters Betty Kersting, Habitat for Humanity Jose C. Martinez, youth sports Tessie Naranjo, Native language preservation Sylvia Ornelas, La Familia, teen parent and pregnancy issues Bruce Richardson, Chimayó Crime Prevention Mary Williams, foster parent 2002 Diane Albert, science-education specialist, Los Alamos County Council Bill and Georgia Carson, Salazar Elementary School volunteers Aaron Griego, youth programs in Dixon Guy Monroe, El Dorado Fire and Rescue Dave Neal, Pojoaque Schools Capital Committee J. Patrick Lannan, Lannan Foundation Gene Valdes, United Way, St. Elizabeth Shelter, church volunteer Maria Cristina Lopez and other founders of Somos Un Pueblo Unido Kathy Sanchez, Tewa Women United Daniel Lehman, St. Michael’s student/El Castillo volunteer 2003 Jose Benito “Ben” Garcia, scholarship fund for Pojoaque students Charlene Teters (Spokane), IAIA artist who has led charge against using Indian insignia by sports teams Dick Roth, lobbied for ignition interlock Arthur Hemmendinger, repairs cassette players for the blind Doris Krause, cares for Alzheimer’s patients David Ortiz, active in Pojoaque regional water planning, acequia issues Chris Pederson, Capital High teacher and mentor Ilean Martinez, organized for clean drinking water in Chimayó Dr. Murray Ryan, physician, raised awareness about heroin overdoses in Rio Arriba County Susan Rojas, Kuane Elementary volunteer, retired teacher 2004 Arlene Einwalter, Gerard’s House Bob Pierce, computer fixer Mike Naranjo, Rock Christian Outreach Church Wes Studi, actor Apryl Miller and JoAnn Sartorius, Suicide Intervention Project Griff Dodge, cross-country coach Scott Abbott, teacher, church volunteer, Habitat for Humanity Robin Reindle, Pecos Schools PTA Jacqueline Rae Gomez, Pojoaque High student Alia Munn, Second Street Experience 2005 Judy Espinar, International Folk Art Market Salome DeAguero, retired educator, senior service advocate Stewart Youngblood, Assistance Dogs of the West Thomas Romero, El Museo Cultural Sara Melton, land-use planning, preservation Clark Case, community radio station, co-op in Dixon Yolanda Colorado, Pat Greathouse and Eddie Hernandez, Little Mozart and Mariachi program, youth symphony and music programs Connie Tsosie, Pueblo Opera Program Diane Granito, Heart Gallery adoption project Rebecca Donohue, school counselor 2006 Carlos Martinez Sr., preservation of cultural and historical traditions Joe Maestas, Santa Cruz Irrigation, and Ray Romero, La Cienega, acequia advocacy Shirl Abbey, care of elderly Maynard Chapman, Food for Santa Fe Anne McCormick, Many Mothers Sarah Rochester, visiting nurses Peter Doniger, tax assistant Rosemary Crawford, children’s theater Valdez Abeyta y Valdez, youth advocate, community activist 2007 Monica Lovato, boxer Mary Louise and Gordon Betancourt, youth sports, delinquency, at-risk teens Fred Bender, education reform, Boys & Girls Clubs Julia Abeyta, Native American education Dianne Baros, Pojoaque youth sports Donald Stout, gay rights Barbara Wolff, medical disaster assistance Marcella Ortiz Gonzales, St. Anne Parish Friends of the Library, new Southside Branch Library Virginia Wilson, National Alliance for Mental Illness