Congratulations to the Phyllis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award Nominees

Congratulations to the Phyllis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award Nominees

Congratulations to the following individuals nominated for the Phillis Richards Austin Icon for Children Award. It is an honor to be nominated and these individuals deserve recognition for their excellent work improving outcomes for children in our community.

Cyndi Cantu
Chief Forensics Officer at Center for Child Protection
Nominated by: Michael Torres, Center for Child Protection

Dr. Melinda Cantu
VP of SAFE Housing, Healing, and Support Services
Nominated by: Piper Stege Nelson, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer at The SAFE Alliance

Susan Dawson
President and Executive Director of E3 Alliance
Nominated by: Libby Doggett, Community Advisor

Darcie DeShazo
Executive Director at The Settlement Home
Nominated by: Danielle Bornowski, Communications Director & Jessica McKay, Transitional Living Program Director, The Settlement Home for Children

Felisa Epps
Youth Educational Success Manager at the Housing Authority of the City of Austin
Nominated by: Dominique Sam - HACA

Isabel Huerta
Founder & Executive Director of Sammy’s House
Nominated by: Renee A. Higgerson, MD at Dell Children’s Medical Center

Stacy Johnson
Founder and Director of Central Texas Table of Grace
Nominated by: Ashleigh Raymond, Development Manager, UnoSquare

Christina Kuehn
Quality Assurance Coordinator at The Children’s Partnership
Nominated by: Elizabeth Pearson, Integral Care

Andra Liemandt
Founder & CEO of The Kindness Campaign
Nominated by: Amy Wagner, Operations & Marketing Assistant, The Kindness Campaign

Sarah Madsen Cox
President of the Clay Madsen Foundation
Nominated by: Ryan Therrell, The Beck Group

Jennifer Melton
Director of Special Education at Rains Independent School District
Nominated by: Dr. Lisa Daniel & Ms. Candace Craig, Rains Independent School District

Beth Misner
Co-Founder of Business Network International & Administrator for the Misner Family Foundation
Nominated by: Kristi Krauss, Realtor

Wanda Montemayor
Counselor for O’Henry Middle School
Nominated by: Sara Stevenson

Cory Redding
Professional NFL Player & Founder of Cory Redding Foundation
Nominated by: Jeremy Howell, Co-owner of Redd’s Barbershop

Gretchen Rees
Director of Clinical Services at Samaritan Center
Nominated by: Masa Pettit, Director of Development for Samaritan Center

Lesa Rossick
Founder of Market Ambassador & Keep Austin Eatin
Nominated by: Michael Torres, Center for Child Protection

Richard Yuen
Licensed Psychologist at Lonestar Psychological Services
Nominated by: Charles E. Bell, MD