• 1995-Hon Kachina 12 Who Care Award
  • 1995-American Institute for Public Service – Jefferson Award
  • 1995- State of Arizona Governor’s Office – Community Service
  • 1996 and 1997-Governor’s guest and work recognized in his State of the State Address
  • 1996- Work recognized in the Mayor’s State of the City Address
  • 1996- Washington Times Foundation – National Service Award
  • 1997- State and National Association for Family Community Education – Spirit Award
  • 1998 – Rio Salado Chapter, AIA – Community Vision Award
  • 2000 – Arizona Community Action Network – Hearts and Hands Award
  • 2000 – Maricopa County Headstart – Community Partner Award
  • 2000 & 2003-Arizona State University Community Fellow
  • 2000 – HUD – Best Practices Arizona
  • 2001 –Mesa Woman of the Year
  • 2001 – National and Local – Neighborhood Excellence Award
  • 2002 – Universal Peace Federation Ambassador for Peace
  • 2004 – Bank of America – Neighborhood Hero
  • 2005 – Sertoma Award for Service
  • 2006 – Robert Wood Johnson Community Health Leader Award
  • 2007 – City of Mesa’s Virginia Lamb Leadership Award
  • 2007- State of Arizona Award for Community Service
  • 2008 – Mesa Public Schools Service for Special Needs Children
  • 2008 – Mesa’s Martin Luther King Award for Community Spirit
  • 2010 – Sertoma Award for Service Local and District
  • 2013 – Phoenix Business Journal Diversity Champion
  • 2015 National Association of Social Workers, Arizona Chapter Branch-level Citizen of the Year
  • 2015 National Association of Social Workers Citizen of the Year
  • 2015 ASU President’s Medal for Social Embeddedness
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