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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

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

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

Tarana Burke

Activist, Advocate & Founder of #MeToo Movement

Being Brave Award

Elaine Hewins

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

Outstanding Advocate Award

Louise Ragusa

Woodbridge Domestic Violence Response Team

Outstanding Provider Award

Dr. Penelope Lattimer

New Jersey School Development Council

Outstanding Volunteer Award

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