2014 Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Awards Gala

Distinguished Hispanic Ohioans

Aida Sabo
Gina Pinto-Williams
Veronica Dahlberg
Fernando "Freddy" Barreiro
Maria Anderson

Nuestra Familia

Class of 2014

Robert Sweeney
The Center for Closing the Health Gap
Robert Christmas
Gwen Robinson


Latino Military Service of Distiction

Class of 2014

Nathan Torres LT., Navy
Rich Gandarillas, 2nd Class Petty Officer, Navy (Retired)


In 1980, in fulfillment of the mandate to “secure appropriate recognition of the accomplishments of Hispanic/Latino people to this state,” Ohio Revised Code  121.32 (B), the Commission began presenting Hispanic Service Awards, which later became the Distinguished Hispanic Ohioan Award. 

Every year, Latino community leaders, friends and family gather from all around to meet in Ohio’s capital city to celebrate the annual Distinguished Hispanic Ohioans Gala, along with legislators, and other representatives of state government, including the Office of the Governor.