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Introducing our 2023 Champions for Children

Jardin de los Niños Presents our 2023 Champions for Children 

At our Champions for Children Kentucky Derby Gala we honored champions in our community who support children and families throughout Doña Ana County! These individuals advocate for children and families in our community. They empower children/youth to reach their full potential, ignite hope, and serve to elevate our community. We thank all these wonderful Champions for Children for helping our children and families flourish.

Hatch Valley Community Educator: Alysia Trujillo

Hatch Valley Community Medical and Behavioral Health Provider: Mary Alice Garay

Individual Community Members: Kelly Campion, Janel Carnero, Judge Grace B. Duran, Russell & Christopher Hernandez, Ray Jimenez, Cece Meadows

Non-Profit Individuals: Diana Alvarez, Shana Artzer, Isabela Bencomo, Patricia Council, Stephanie Gonzales, Bethany Hoffman, Celina Holguin, Stephanie Vargas

Non-Profit Group: Dona Ana Village Association (DAVA) & Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks

Sports and Recreation: NM Empire Baseball, Marci Dickerson, Adam Robey

Early Childhood Educators: Crystal Chavez, Daisy Lira, Victoria Sainz

Elementary Educators: Cassidy Luna & Michelle Misquez

Middle School Educators: Rebecca Hayward & Joleen Munoz

High School Educator: Emily Gonzales

Higher Education Educator: Karl Ngoye

Medical and Behavioral Health Providers: Karl Ngoye & Memorial Medical Center: Pediatric Intensive Care Unit