Honorees & Participants

Being Brave 2022

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Angel Maria Cruz

Founder/CEO of Liberating Women LLC.

Outstanding Advocate Award

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Susan Giordano

Program Director, Rutgers Homeless & Indigent Population Health Outreach Project (HIPHOP)

Outstanding Provider Award

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Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple

Award to be accepted by Rabbi Philip Bazeley

Outstanding Volunteer Award

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Lonnie Allgood

Former NFL Player 

Special appearance for #TheManStand

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Jason Stavrianidis

Venus Jewelers Gemologist 

Being Brave 2022 MC

Being Brave 2021

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Melba Moore

Tony Award-winning Entertainer & Activist
Being Brave Award

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Gisela Ciancia

Principal, Roosevelt Elementary School
Outstanding Advocate Award

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Safe+Sound Somerset

Accepted by Financial Empowerment Coordinator Tonya F. McKinley

Outstanding Provider Award

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United Methodist Church of New Brunswick

Accepted by Reverend Cyndi Stouffer

Outstanding Volunteer Award

Being Brave 2020

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Sheryl Lee Ralph

Actor, Philanthropist, and Activist

Being Brave Award

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Leslie Maxie

Maxie Media Group

Outstanding Advocate Award

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Det. Danny Gallardo

New Brunswick Police Department

Outstanding Provider Award

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Debbie Maddock

Sophie's Bistro

Outstanding Volunteer Award

Being Brave 2019

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Tarana Burke

Activist, Advocate & Founder of #MeToo Movement

Being Brave Award

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Elaine Hewins

Domestic Violence Education and Awareness Program at the RWJUH Community Health Promotions, Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health

Outstanding Advocate Award

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Louise Ragusa

Woodbridge Domestic Violence Response Team

Outstanding Provider Award

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Dr. Penelope Lattimer

New Jersey School Development Council

Outstanding Volunteer Award