HAP Graduate Receives George Culores Hall of Fame Award

Congratulations to Yolanda Ramirez who received one of the four the George Culores Hall of Fame award on January 6, 2016. This award is given to individuals, professionals, businesses, and the media who have made an extraordinary difference in the lives of people with mental illness and the communities in which they live.

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Yolanda receives her award from MHSARC member, Rocio Cornejo.

Yolanda was nominated and chosen because of the dedication and heart she puts into working with and helping the communities of San Mateo County. Yolanda first got involved with BHRS over 4 years ago when she took The Parent Project® with the Office of Diversity and Equity as well as a NAMI course through the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs. She has since become a BHRS Health Ambassador, Parent Project facilitator, and NAMI Family to Family facilitator. Additionally, Yolanda switched career paths and now works as a Family Partner for Transitional Aged Youth at Edgewood Center for Children and Families where she uses her personal experience to provide support, training, and consultation to fellow parents involved in the treatment process of their youth’s transition to adulthood.

Congratulations to Yolanda on this much deserved award!

For more information on the Office of Diversity and Equity’s (ODE) Parent Project ® please visit http://smchealth.org/bhrs/ode/CommunityEd#parenting

For more information on the ODE’s Health Ambassador Program (HAP) please visit http://smchealth.org/bhrs/ode/CommunityEd#HAP

For more information on our MHSARC meeting please visit http://smchealth.org/mhsarc.