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Teresa Leyba Ruiz, Ed.D.

Mom of the Year 2019 Teresa Leyba Ruiz, Ed.D. Dr. Teresa Leyba Ruiz has served students, faculty, staff, and our community for 30 years as an educator. She proudly serves as the 8th President of Glendale Community College having previously served as the Interim...

Melissa Trujillo

Mom of the Year 2019 Melissa Trujillo Melissa Trujillo is Co-founder and President/CEO of the Be A Leader Foundation which she and her husband created in 2002. The Foundation is a platform for young aspiring students and serves as an incubator to develop academic and...

Raquel Teran

Mom of the Year 2019 Raquel Teran Raquel Teran is a mother, wife, and community advocate who born and raised in the border towns of Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora Mexico. Raquel is a member of the Arizona House of Representatives proudly representing...

Kim Covington

Mom of the Year 2019 Kim Covington Kim Covington is the Senior Director of Community Initiatives at the Arizona Community Foundation. Covington works to amplify ACF’s presence in diverse communities across the state by creating innovative and community collaborations...

Karen Bailey & Nelda Majors

Moms of the Year 2018 Karen Bailey & Nelda Majors Karen Bailey and Nelda Majors are perhaps best known as the first gay couple to receive their marriage license in Arizona following the legalization of same-sex marriage. Their wedding, held at the Orpheum Theatre...

Alessandra Soler

Mom of the Year 2018 Alessandra Soler Alessandra Soler is mother to two daughters and one son, and she currently serves as executive director of American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Arizona. She has more than 19 years of experience with ACLU, first in Florida and...