September 10, 2009 - Fiesta! Clinica Tepeyac Celebrates 15 Years
What: Fiesta on the Plaza
Where: Infinity Park Events Center
When: Thursday, September 10, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Beneficiary: Clinica Tepeyac
Mistress of Ceremonies: Anne Trujillo, Denver’s 7 News anchor
Honoree(s): Rose Community Foundation and family therapist Barbara Ford
Honorary Chairperson(s): Pat Cortez and Manuel Martinez, Jesse Ogas, Hope Salazar, Christopher and Mary Beth Urbina
Executive Director: David Lack, Executive Director; Jim Williams, MD, Medical Director
Committee Members: Chair: Yolanda Ortega, Co-Chair: Lucille Rivera, Sherry Edmond, Jim Garcia, David Lack, Renee Lovato, Jeff Martinez, Nancy Sneath
Staff: Sherry Edmond, Julie Becker, Rachel Scott, Merida Carmona, Tracy Pineda, Cecilia Apodaca, Vicky Santos, Marlene Valadez, Amy Hansen, PA-C, Darren Roth, PA-C, Oswaldo Lozano, Bianca Rocha, Maritsa Contreras, Alejandrina Padilla, Claudia Parra, Tatiana Sandoval, Rosana Santiesteban, Patricia Urias, Sandra Garcia
Invocation: Father Marshall Gourley
Sponsors: Sponsors: ARC Thrift Stores; Colorado Capital Bank; The Colorado Trust; COPIC Insurance; D.C. General Services, Inc.; Excelcomm Commercial Advisors; Holland & Hart, LLP; Metropolitan State College of Denver; Mission Yogurt, Inc.; PAETEC; Saint Joseph Hospital; St. Anthony’s Central Hospital; St. Anthony’s North Hospital; Shaw Construction; In-Kind Sponsors: Ideal Image Printing; Univisión Colorado; Videography provided by Sky Focus Pictures; Photography provided by Prana Productions
Menu: Passed Hors d’oeuvres: beef taquitos with creamy dipping salsa; blackened chicken sate with remoulade; chorizo, poblano & black bean mushrooms; meatballs in chipotle cream sauce; beef empanadas with creamy salsa artichoke and sundried tomato chimichanga; Salsa/Quesadilla station: flour tortilla chips; salsa verde with avocado; tomatio pepper salsa; pico de gallo; warm Mexican chorizo dip; Morita pepper salsa; wild mushroom and manchego quesadillas with spicy mustard sauce; roasted corn quesadilla pieces with grilled poblano peppers and green onions, served with sour cream chicken and pepperjack quesadilla with creamy salsa dip; Fajita station: chicken or beef fajitas sautéed; peppers and onions; flour tortillas; pork; green and vegetarian green Chile; pinto beans and Spanish rice; Dessert station: fresh fruit display; pumpkin cheesecake squares with ginger snap crust; Mexican wedding cookies; Mexican brownie lollipops - decadent cinnamon chocolate brownies dipped in chocolate ganache and served on a Popsicle stick
Attire: Business casual
Board of Directors: Donna Goldin, President; Jesse Ogas, Vice President; Dan Euell, Secretary; Barbara Carveth, Treasurer; Jim García, Past President; Estevan Flores, M.D; Sandra Haynes, Ph.D.; Dick Heiney, D.C.; Chuck Javernick; Diane Miller; Dickie Montemayor; Ann Murphy; Vernon L. Naake, M.D.; Yolanda Ortega; Rolando Salinas; Nancy Sneath, MSW, LCSW; Lynne Wright
Blacktie Photos by: Danielle Corriveau
Outstanding Volunteer Award Winnter Barbara Ford laughs with Board of Directors member Dan Euell
Fifteen years ago Jim Garcia turned a humble suggestion of bringing in a nurse once a week to help parishioners with health care needs into a clinic that now tallies more than 12,000 patient visits per year. In celebration of its crystal anniversary Clínica Tepeyac hosted Fiesta on the Plaza, an event as sweet as the red roses—the essence of Our Lady of Guadalupe—that adorned the room. Hundreds of supporters, donors, and volunteer medical personnel came out to cheer the agency's success.
At the time, it turned out to be a blessing Garcia was between jobs. His personal transition allowed him to dedicate hundreds of hours to recruiting volunteers. With focused determination, he led a team from the church in transforming a ramshackle house into a health clinic that is a shining star of care in Denver’s community. Since 1994, Clínica Tepeyac has provided outpatient care and preventive health programs to tens of thousands of uninsured individuals across the Front Range. For many, it is a critical safety net.