Awards & Honors

Awards & Honors

– Dress for Success, Community Advocate Award 2019

– Moffitt Cancer Center Momentum Award 2019

– International Propeller Club Port Tampa Bay Mainstay Award 2019

– Hillsborough Community College People’s Choice Award 2019

– Mark Studstill Award of Excellence from the Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance 2019

– Honored with Starting Right, Now 2016 Soul Award for support of its work with at-risk teenagers

– Received Florida’s Children First 2016 Child Advocate of the Year for work on children issues

– Manufacturing Alliance of Hillsborough County Founder’s Award 2016

– Honored with Junior Achievement 2016 Hall of Fame Outstanding Alumna Award

– Named to the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Power 100 in Tampa Bay area for 2016

– American Business Women Association – Pioneering Woman of the Year

– Received Silver and Bronze Leadership awards for service from Junior Achievement

– Received Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers 2015 Achievement Award for her advancement of women

– Named as one of 25 people to watch in business in 2015 by Tampa Bay Business Journal

– Community Tampa Bay’s Silver Medallion Award 2015

– St. John Progressive Fine Arts Ministry Humanitarian Award 2015

– Brandon Foundation Lifelong Contribution Award 2013

– Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough Lifetime Achievement Awards for Child Advocacy 2013

– Received YMCA’s 2012 Community Impact Award for her positive impact to citizens of

Hillsborough County

– Lifetime Achievement Award for Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

– Sun Coast Girl Scout Council Woman of Distinction Award

– Peter Bernal Award of Distinction for Florida Association of Health Care Plan

– Community Leader of the Year, Brandon Chamber of Commerce

– Davis Islands Civic Association Citizenship Award


    • Community Advocate for Education award for the Hillsborough Education Foundation


    • Sun Coast Girl Scout Council 2004 Woman of Distinction


    • Sheriff’s Association, Legislative Leadership


    • Florida Medical Association, Legislator of the Year


    • Florida Assisted Living Association, Legislator of the Year


    • Florida Association of Community Health Centers, Legislator of the Year


    • American Cancer Society, Legislative Leadership