The honoree selected for the Enriqueta Diaz Award is Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island's Vice President Visael " Bobby" Rodriguez. For the LPR Excellence Award, three individuals have been named: Providence City Council Ward 10 Councilman Luis A. Aponte; Former Executive Director of Housing Works and candidate for Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea; The Disparities Solutions Center Director and Massachusetts General Hospital Director of Multicultural Education, Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH; Chief Executive Officer, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acci?n Vanessa Calder?n-Rosado, Ph.D.
Being recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award in Education Principal of Leviton Dual Language School Javier Montanez and law student at Roger Williams University Angie Cardona. Major Francisco Col?n, Providence Police Department Administrative Division and Sergeant David Jorge, New Bedford Police Department will be honorees of an Outstanding Achievement Award in the Law Enforcement category. For the Outstanding Achievement Award in Art/Music, Director of Community Relations Massport Jose Masso; Sculptor, Educator, Social Scientist and specialist in the study of creativity Jose Buscaglia; Artist Roberto "Zach" Castro; Former Executive Producer of Raquel Ortiz Productions and DHS/FEMA Emergency Management Specialist Raquel Ortiz. The Honorees for the Outstanding Achievement Award in Community Outreach NorthStar Learning Centers Executive Director Maria A. Rosario; Boston Community Activist Carmen Pola; Senior Whole Health Sales Manager Edwin Cancel. Armando Nieves Owner of Armando and Son's Meat Market honoree of an Outstanding Achievement Award in Business.