It has been said, “A noble leader - answers not to the
trumpet calls of self-promotion, but to the hushed whispers of
We are honored the 2018 Trailblazer Awards are dedicated this year
to “Our Servant Leaders” because we know how effective a leader
can be when he or she puts service first before their own self-
interests. Our Trailblazers are all great examples of possessing those
worthy noble qualities.
Thank you for joining us in recognizing the 2018 Hispanic Leadership Forum of Hampton Roads Trailblazers.
Dr. Maryann Lopez - Community Health Administrator (Posthumous)
Dr. Louisa Rodriguez - International Disaster Relief Volunteer
Olga Crupper - Human Relief Organization Founder
Melannie Ibarra & Ana Castellanos - Special Needs Children Advocates
Alicia Fernandez Bobulinski & (Posthumously) Bob Bobulinski - MAKING A DIFFERENCE Foundation
"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. Maryann Lopez
Like many movements in history, there have always been courageous people who have paved the way and served as inspirations. These people, sometimes at their own risk, sought to improve the lives of others like themselves. We gratefully reap the benefits of their labors in promoting the culture, history, and life of Hispanics in Hampton Roads.
Thank you for joining us in recognizing the 2017 Hispanic Leadership Forum of Hampton Roads Trailblazers.
Iris Alina "Titi" Ruiz Williams – Teacher and Community Leader (Posthumous)
Adela S. Artaud – Community Educator and Leader
Lorraine SantaLucia – Founder - Scholarship Sharing
Gisele V. Falls – Award Winning Instructional Leader, Tallwood High School World Languages Academy
Maritsa A. Alger – Educational Leader and Principal, Tanners Creek Elementary School
"You only have what you give. It's by spending yourself that you become rich." -Isabel Allende
Iris Alina "Titi" Ruiz Williams