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People that “Echo” are individuals within Santa Cruz County that work diligently to improve our community. These individuals are selected for their exceptional community service.

People that “echo” Nisa Talavera

This month’s editorial for the people that “echo” in Santa Cruz County selected Nisa Talavera Last month, she was one of the key players that helped to bring the Jessie Lewis Choose Love Enrichment Program to Santa Cruz County. Nisa Talavera and Heidi Pottinger both founded the local non-profit organization CHARM (Child Health and Resilience Mastery). The mission of the ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Sandra Davila

This month’s people that echo features Sandra Davila. Mrs. Davila recently started working as the C-CREO Hub Liaison. The C-CREO Hub is a college access and career readiness center located in the Santa Cruz Center. The C-CREO Hub recently held its grand opening to the public on Thursday, August 29th.  “For months, under the direction of Maya Donnelly C-CREO Director, ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Jeaneth Sanchez

This month’s people that echo features Jeaneth Sanchez a rising star in Santa Cruz County. She is the Girl Scouts membership specialist for Santa Cruz County.  Ms. Sanchez was born in Nogales, Sonora Mexico. She later immigrated to Nogales, Arizona with her parents and siblings, the youngest of 5 sisters. She is happily married and mother of a 7-year-old boy ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Cassandra Camacho

This month’s people that “echo” in Santa Cruz County is proud to introduce Cassandra Camacho. She was born and raised in Nogales. She has a Master of Education in Human Relations and an alumni from Northern Arizona University. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Arizona.. Mrs. Camacho is a ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Rosa Lopez-Merino

This month Border Eco features Rosa Lopez- Merino from Wellness Connections. Ms. Lopez-Merino is not new to the field of behavioral health. She started 10 years ago working for SEABHS as a driver in December of 2008. In January 2011, she went to work for MIKID as an area coordinator. She played an important role in helping to bring this ... Read More »

People that “echo”-First Lady Cathy Garino

This month “people that echo” is proud to introduce our First Lady Cathy Garino. Mrs. Garino is not new to the stage of public service. Her husband Mayor Arturo Garino is one of the most accomplished public servants in Nogales serving a second term as mayor. He served as mayor in 2010. After Mayor Garino completed his term in 2014, ... Read More »

People who “echo”-Terry Cañez

Border Eco’s choice for people who “echo” in Santa Cruz County for the month of February is Terry Cañez, Clinical Director from Community Health Associates. She was born and raised in Nogales. Terry is the oldest of 3 daughters, her parents are Jose (deceased for 20 years), and Rosa Belia Cañez. Ms.  Cañez is married. She has 5 children; 2 ... Read More »

People that “Echo”-Efrain Trigueras

This month people that echo recognizes Efrain Trigueras the  Nogales Operations Site Director from the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Mr. Trigueras was born in Yuma, Arizona but raised in San Luis, Arizona He comes from humble beginnings from a family of 4. His mother and father were both hard-working farmers, who worked in the fields of San Luis. ... Read More »

People that “echo”-Martiza Cervantes

Maritza Cervantes is the new WIOA Program Director but not new to the community. Late in life, she pursued a higher education from a promise she made to her father prior to him losing the battle of Emphysema. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Administration. She gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from ... Read More »

Meet Your Local State Represenative-Rosanna Gabaldón

Over the past six-years, Rosanna Gabaldón has been serving as our Arizona State Representative. She has been successful in advocating for Southern Arizona to the Capitol. She introduced and sponsored several bills related to public safety, the environment, and public education.  Our State Representative supported and advocated for many bills that were important for our area. She advocated for funding for ... Read More »

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