Past Hispanic Honorees
Joseph R. Betancourt Joseph R. Betancourt, M.D., M.P.H.

Program Director for Multicultural Education; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Aida L. Giachello Aida L. Giachello, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Founder and Executive Director,
Midwest Latino Health Research, Training and Policy Center
University of Illinois at Chicago

On August 2005 Time Magazine cover as one of the 25 most influential Hispanics in U.S. 
 Antonia Coello Novello Antonia Coello Novello, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H.
Commissioner, New York State Department of Health;

former U. S. Surgeon General, and first woman to hold the position
Soledad O'Brien Soledad O’Brien
Senior Correspondent at CNN TV and former co-anchor with Miles O’Brien of CNN’s flagship morning program, American Morning
Cesar Perales, J.D. Cesar Perales, J.D.
President & General Counsel
Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund;

former Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services of the City of New York
Elena Rios, M.D.
President & CEO National Hispanic Medical Association;

Co-Chair for the Hispanic Health Coalition
Elena Rios, M.D.
Sandra Trujillo
Vice President

Children’s Defense Fund, New York State 
Sandra Trujillo
Guadalupe Pacheco, Jr. Guadalupe Pacheco, Jr., MSW

Guadalupe Pacheco is a former Senior Health Advisor to the Director for Minority Health of the Federal Government’s Office of Minority Health (OMH). He has held multiple prior management positions in non-profit, State, and Federal government agencies.