Awards & Recognition

  • Highest Number of People in Job Placements formerly on SNAP in State of Illinois in 3 Year Demonstration Project –USDA, SNAP, IL Department of Commerce, IL Department of Economic Development, IL WorkNet 2/19
  • Highest Number of People Assessed on SNAP in State of Illinois in 3 Year Demonstration Project –USDA, SNAP, IL Department of Commerce, IL Department of Economic Development, IL WorkNet 2/19
  • ASH Cook County Resolution – Board of Cook County commissioners in Honor of ASH 25 Year Anniversary 1/19
  • VETHire Gold Medallion Award Winner – Department of Labor Washington DC 11/18
  • Silver Award Winner – Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) 10/18
  • Named Who’s Who Hispanic Leader – Negocios Now Magazine 7/18
  • Advocacy Award – Community Hero Awards – Harmony Health 6/18
  • Selected as 1 of 17 National “EnVision Centers” by US Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • “Community Hero Awards: Advocacy”; Harmony Health Plan, Inc.
  • “2018 Innovations in Healthcare/Healthcare Delivery Award”; Institute of Medicine of Chicago
  • “2018 Outstanding Leadership Award”; Bradley University Civil Engineering and Construction
  • “Peoples Humanitarian Award”; The Original Chicago Blues All Stars
  • “Orgullo Award”; Univision and Goya
  • “The Fierce 50 Women Revolution”; 2017 Chicago Magazine
  • “Chicago Chapter Distinguished Building Award Citation of Merit for Excellence in Architecture 2017”; American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • “Golden Trowel Award”; The Yellow Tractor Project
  • Publicity Club of Chicago – Three Time “Silver Trumpet Award”
  • “Best Marriage of Money & Mission”; National Social Business Enterprise Alliance
  • “Latina Entrepreneur of the Year”; AETNA
  • “Social Sustainability Award”; National Environmental Hall of Fame
  • “Good Neighbor Award”; Chicago Association of Realtors
  • “Entrepreneur of the Year”; Chicago Latino Network
  • “Leader of Color”; Chicago United
  • “Chicagoan of the Year”; Chicago Magazine
  • “Aiming High – Entrepreneur of the Year”; NYC Legal Momentum
  • “Most Inspiring Mission”; Make It Better Magazine
  • “Community Impact Award”; American Red Cross
  • “Humanitarian of the Year”; The Illinois Secretary of State
  • “Champion of Change”; The White House
  • “Enterprising Woman of the Year”; Enterprising Women Magazine
  • “Service Above Self Award”; Rotary Club of Chicago
  • “Nueva Latina Estrella Award”; Verizon
  • Co-Chair of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Human Service –Governor Rauner Transition Team
  • “Independence Award”; Consulate General of Peru
  • “TWO GOLD Awards in Landscaping” Illinois Landscaping Association
  • “Leadership Excellence Freedom Award”; John Marshall Law School
  • “2015 Miami Real Estate ICON Leadership Award”; Miami Brickell Chamber of Commerce
  • “CLN Hall of Fame 2015 Inductee”; Chicago Latino Network
  • “2015 Unsung Heroes”; National Association for Minorities in Communications
  • iHeart Media Advisory Board
  • Illinois Medicaid Advisory Committee
  • Director Illinois Tollway Authority Board of Directors and Customer Service Chair
  • “Maestro of Leadership”; 2016 Chicago Maestro Awards