NMTD: Eleven Distinguished Individuals Honored As 2022 New Mexico True Heroes

NMTD News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico Magazine teamed up with KOB 4 and the New Mexico Department of Health Nov. 17 to spotlight the 2022 class of the New Mexico True Heroes through a special YouTube Premier Live broadcast.

The event spotlighted 11 exceptional individuals who have distinguished themselves over the past year by going above and beyond to serve local communities in the areas of healthcare, education, volunteerism, philanthropy, arts, culture and more. 

2022 New Mexico True Heroes:

  • Elizabeth “Liz” Bradford
    Elementary School Teacher
    La Mesa Elementary School

    An Albuquerque elementary school teacher helps refugee children find their way in a new home.
  • Dr. Sanjeev Arora
    University of New Mexico Health

    The Albuquerque gastroenterologist’s Project ECHO is transforming the landscape of medical treatment in rural New Mexico and all across the world.
  • Doris Fields
    Educator, Artist, and Community Builder
    The Placitas educator, artist, and community builder bridges gaps to create understanding and a better world.
  • Mary Ann Cortese
    Friends of the Bosque Redondo Memorial

    The former teacher worked for decades to ensure Native voices are heard at the Bosque Redondo Memorial.
  • Beverly Charley
    Army Veteran
    The Farmington native fights to support veterans, the homeless, and others in need.
  • Dr. Jodi Casados & Dr. Levi Maes
    La Clínica del Pueblo de Río Arriba

    The Tierra Amarilla physicians battled the pandemic with creative solutions and small-town grit.
  • Sean Sinclair
    Chef & Owner
    Bar Castañeda

    The chef and his team cooked comfort food for thousands of firefighters and evacuees during the state’s largest wildfire.
  • Enrique Macias Moreno
    Roswell Community Disaster Relief

    The founder of Roswell Community Disaster Relief responds to crises or everyday moments of need.
  • Diana Molina
    Creative Director
    Juntos Art Association

    The artist, community organizer, and creative director of the Juntos Art Association refuses to be fenced in.
  • Kirsty Forrest
    Silver Bells

    This Clovis business owner delivers holiday joy to hundreds of area seniors

The December issue of New Mexico Magazine will feature all 11 New Mexico True Heroes and KOB 4 will be showcasing the honorees during special broadcast segments throughout December.


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