2020 Hero of Well being Leroy Silva
CON ALMA Information:
SANTA FE — Con Alma Well being Basis introduced Wednesday that this 12 months’s Hero of Well being is Leroy “Buster” Silva, group coordinator for Notah Begay III Basis.
The NB3 Basis is a nationwide, Native-led nonprofit in Santa Ana Pueblo that helps and funds Native-driven, culturally centered applications and gives alternatives for Native youth to reside wholesome, lively lives.
“We’re honored to acknowledge Leroy for making a major distinction within the lives of Native youth,” Con Alma Government Director Dolores E. Roybal stated.
Simone Duran, program coordinator at NB3F, nominated Silva for being “a passionate chief who loves to assist communities create optimistic adjustments to reside wholesome, sturdy and resilient”.
In her nomination letter, she wrote that he led a singular initiative with 9 organizations to extend the variety of Native American youth collaborating in bodily exercise and sports activities in Albuquerque.
“There isn’t a day the place he doesn’t have a brand new concept of methods to make higher connections and embody communities’ voices, regardless of their background,” Duran wrote. “He has created his personal motion the place he shares tales from throughout Indian Nation about well being and health.”
Silva’s philosophy is that everybody has an obligation to guard and nurture the wellbeing of communities.
“As a staff member on the Notah Begay III Basis, I’ve been ready to make use of my expertise to rally group companions round one frequent objective — to create extra alternatives for Native American youth by way of bodily exercise, wholesome diet, youth growth, and cultural connections — in order that they will reside blissful and fulfilled lives,” stated Silva, who’s from Pueblo of Laguna. “Da’wa’eh to all to my household, pals, and mentors: After I shine, You shine.”
For greater than 10 years Con Alma has acknowledged individuals who diligently work to enhance the well being of New Mexicans, and contributed to the nonprofit of his or her alternative.
This 12 months Con Alma will donate $1,000 to the New Mexico Autism Society on Silva’s behalf. He selected the group in honor of his late sister LeeAnn Silva, who advocated for folks with autism after her 14-year-old son was identified at a younger age.
“I hope this donation helps deliver consolation and happiness to households throughout this difficult time,” Silva stated.
Con Alma normally honors the chosen hero at its annual grantee celebration. This 12 months, the inspiration is recognizing Silva and all the unbelievable nominees by way of a particular marketing campaign involving print commercial and social media.
For extra data on this 12 months’s nominees, go to: https://conalma.org/2020-hero-of-health/.
“We at all times find out about so many individuals making superb contributions to their communities, and this 12 months we thought it was necessary to acknowledge each particular person from the frontline well being care suppliers who’re working further laborious to take care of COVID-19 sufferers to people who acknowledge and deal with well being wants of their group,” Roybal stated.
This 12 months’s nominees:
- Pamela Angell, CEO at St. Luke’s Well being Care Clinic (Amador Well being Heart) in Las Cruces
- Victoria Baca, admissions consumption and peer help employees at Rio Grande ATP in Las Vegas
- Glenys Carl, founder/government director of Scott’s Home Inc. in Santa Fe
- Tina Cordova, co-founder of Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium in Albuquerque
- Shakera Crawley, outpatient therapist at Households & Youth Inc. in Las Cruces
- Dr. Michael DeBernardi, PsyD, MS, CEO at Life Hyperlink in Santa Fe
- Jessica Delgado, Pathways to Hope program supervisor at HopeWorks in Albuquerque
- Brenda Dunn, program supervisor at New Mexico Lions Operation KidSight, Inc.
- Dr. Rebecca Evanko, volunteer at Wilderwood Equine Remedy and Rescue
- David Elliot, schooling and emergency preparedness coordinator at Holy Cross Medical Heart in Taos
- Christopher Lara Jr., respiratory therapist at Memorial Medical Heart in Las Cruces
- Grace Vickers Lassiter, RN, at Membres Memorial Hospital and volunteer at Care Internet Disaster Being pregnant Heart in La Mesa
- Nancy Laster, assistant chief nursing officer at Lovelace Medical Heart in Albuquerque
- Fatima McElveen, medical director at Amador Well being Heart in Las Cruces
- Lawrence Medina, government director at Rio Grande ATP in Taos
- Elizabeth Muller and Priscilla Juarez, operations director and workplace supervisor at UNM College-Primarily based Well being Heart Program in Albuquerque
- Tram D. Nguyen, registered nurse at Paradise Pressing Look after Presbyterian Healthcare Providers in Albuquerque
- Blanca Pedigo, clinic director for One Hope Centro de Vida Well being Heart in Albuquerque
- Jackie Perez, LCSW at Centro Savila in Albuquerque
- Elais Ponton, BSN, RN, chief nursing officer at Nurses with Coronary heart Dwelling Care in Santa Fe
- Melissa Roberts, RN, at Hobbs Household Well being Heart for Presbyterian Medical Providers
- Rosita Rodriguez, grownup companies program supervisor at Las Cumbres Neighborhood Providers in Española
- Julissa Rubio, CNA, at Mountain View Hospital in Las Cruces
- Gail Stamler, RN, CNM, licensed nurse midwife at Cassie Well being Heart for Girls in Silver Metropolis
- Tom Starke, board chairman of Santa Fe Restoration Heart in Santa Fe