Congratulations to our 2011 Women & Young Women of Distinction Honorees!
Visionary Award

Cindy Lee Christman
Clinic Manager at Williams Health Care Center, Williams, AZ. 
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Through her tireless work and creative spirit, Cindy was able to transform the Williams Health Care Center from a small clinic on the brink of closure to a vital asset to the community.
 
Katie Lowry Dimpfel
Sunnyslope High School 
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Kathryn envisions a community more aware of heart disease, and more prepared to save lives. Through her Gold Award Project, “Hands Saving Hearts,” she taught 1,000 people how to perform CPR, and raised funds to provide CPR manikins to the CPR Across America Project.

 

Leadership Award 

Paulina Vazquez Morris
Served as General Counsel and Deputy Director for the Arizona Department of Administration
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Paulina’s exceptional intellect and leadership skills enabled her to help remedy the financial woes of the Maricopa Medical Center and its’ 11 health centers.
 
Emily Catherine Thornton
Desert Vista High School
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Emily exhibits her leadership in a powerful way - through service to others. From volunteering at homeless shelters to building homes for needy families, she is a cheerful, selfless and inspiring leader.
 

Courage Award 

Rory Gilbert
Manager of Diversity & Engagement at Maricopa Community College District, Tempe, AZ
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Rory has fearlessly advocated for equality for various populations, including organizing a successful campaign titled “Not in our State” when a white supremacist leader attempted to develop a following in Arizona. This campaign empowered the members of the community and gave them a voice.
 
Hayleigh Anna Daugherty
BASIS Scottsdale
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Aside from her devotion to community service, Hayleigh has taken on the challenge of addressing Teen suicide by developing a prevention program “for teens, by teens.”