And the Award Goes To….

Health Leadership Award recipient Gladys Cedillos is joined by OTCDP Office Chief Laurie Thomas and ACAS members.

Health Leadership Award recipient Gladys Cedillos is joined by OTCDP Office Chief Laurie Thomas and ACAS members.

Congratulations are in order for two Maricopa County Office of Tobacco and Chronic Disease Prevention (OTCDP) employees who were recognized earlier this month with Health Leadership Awards presented by Arizonans Concerned About Smoking (ACAS).

Community Development Specialist Gladys Cedillos was recognized for her success in referring individuals to the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine). Consistently a top referrer to the service, ACAS noted her work in targeting disparate populations for tobacco cessation.

Rebecca Henry, Prevention Program Education Supervisor, was recognized for her efforts to help establish, promote and support tobacco-free campus priorities, especially at the Maricopa Community College District. On July 1, 2012, the District adopted the Maricopa BreatheEasy initiative, which prohibits smoking and use of tobacco products at all 10 Maricopa Community Colleges and associated District property.

Recognized for their efforts in leading the BreatheEasy initiative were (left to right) MCCD's Bianca Rodriguez, Chancellor Rufus Glasper, Michele Hamm and OTCDP Prevention Program Education Supervisor Rebecca Henry.

Recognized for their efforts in leading the BreatheEasy initiative were (left to right) MCCD’s Bianca Rodriguez, Chancellor Rufus Glasper, Michele Hamm and OTCDP Prevention Program Education Supervisor Rebecca Henry.

The awards were presented at the ACAS’ 4th Annual Health Leadership Award Ceremony.  Special guests included Mesa City Councilman Dennis Kavanaugh and the event’s keynote speaker, Dr. Rufus Glasper, Chancellor of The Maricopa Community Colleges.

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