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2022 Shine A Light Awards – PDF Booklet 

April is National Child Abuse Prevention month for the purpose of promoting community involvement in preventing child abuse. This month declares that all children have the right to be free from harm, and exist within a nurturing environment and to have their physical, emotional, and educational needs met. The Shine a Light on Child Abuse Prevention Awards Ceremony is an opportunity to come together to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of individuals and organizations who help to prevent child abuse and to keep our children and families safe in our County.

Children’s Network Officer Janki Patel calls the honorees “unsung heroes who go above and beyond their day-to-day responsibilities to ensure that the children in our County are safe. These honorees demonstrate how simple acts of kindness can be life-changing for these children.”

In order to stay true to the department’s mission and true spirit of the awards ceremony, keeping our children safe, Children’s Network will be having the 23rd Annual Shine a Light on Child Abuse Prevention Awards Ceremony virtually this year to celebrate these honorees.

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Award Categories

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  • Lifetime Advocate
  • Education
  • Foster Parents
  • Legal
  • Youth Volunteer
  • Probation
  • Business
  • Community Partners
  • Behavioral Health
  • Children and Family Services
  • Public Health
  • Volunteer
  • Community Based Provider
  • Community Based Organization
  • Community Based Individual

23rd Annual
Shine A Light Honorees

Lifetime Advocate
Marlene Hagen
San Bernardino County Children and Family Services

Behavioral Health
Valentina Vela
Clinical Therapist I
San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health – School Based
Ontario-Montclair School District (OMSD)

Children and Family Services
Jamiesue Street
Supervising Social Services Practitioner
San Bernardino County Children and Family Services

Community Based Provider
Lucha Munoz
Family Support Worker
El Sol Neighborhood Educational Center

Monica Hatcher
San Bernardino Juvenile Court Schools

Kevon Lee
Peer Support Associate
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Maria Coronel
Foster Parent

Dr. Damadara Rajasekhar
Pediatrician, private practice
President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Chapter 2

District Attorney
Kurt Rowley
Deputy District Attorney
San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office

Probation – Community Corrections
Alana Moore
Social Service Practitioner
San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office

Probation – Detention Corrections
Noelle Cirilo
Supervising Probation Officer
San Bernardino County Probation Department

Probation – Detention Corrections
Marshe Marshall
Probations Corrections Supervisor I
San Bernardino County Probation Department

Public Health
Mahealani Hite
Public Health Nurse II
San Bernardino County Department of Public Health

Zeynep Graves
Court Appointed Special Advocate
California Court Appointed Special Advocates Association

Soroptimist International of the Chino Valley, Inc.
Probations Corrections Supervisor I

Human Services Administration
Debra Branson
Supervising Fiscal Specialist
Human Services Administration Support Division

Past Lifetime
Advocate Honorees

2021 – Dr Kiti Freier Randall

2019 – Andre Bossieux

2018 – Michele Tacchia and Dr. Albert Karnig

2017 – Michael Markel

2016 – Gary C. Ovitt

2015 – Michael Schertell

2014 – Ronald J. Powell

2013 – Norm Dollar

2012 – Kent Paxton

2011 – Allan Rawland

2010 – Margaret Hill

2009 – Robert Friedman

2008 – Dr. Herbert Fischer

2007 – Cathy Cimbalo

2006 – Debi Faris Cifelli

2005 – Jack Brown