Night of Heroes Gala
Save the Date
APRIL 22, 2021
Igniting a Future: Night of Heroes Gala
Thursday, April 22, 2021
at Stonebridge Manor in Mesa
Join us in honoring the East Valley Man and Woman of the Year 2021.
Through your generosity, the funds raised at our annual gala
allow us to continue to support East Valley women.
2020 Man and Woman of the Year
After many years working for other child abuse prevention organizations, Jessica took her vision and leadership to a new level when she founded Winged Hope Family Advocacy Foundation in 2013. This non-profit organization based in Gilbert, Arizona, is dedicated to supporting individuals and families who have been victims of child abuse, domestic violence, and other traumas, by way of offering direct victim services, developing advocacy centers and renovating shelters, and providing training and education in awareness, prevention and treatment. A victim herself, Jessica understands the emotional and physical consequences and challenges of trauma.
Jessica has created Advocacy Centers that are safe, functional and respectful. She is currently planning Family Advocacy Centers in Chandler and Gilbert. Jessica’s expertise in development and design for advocacy centers is essential, as they offer victim exams, investigations, and support services. Jessica works with medical teams, law enforcement, social services agencies, state officials, and most importantly the victims and families.
In addition, Jessica has been a spokesperson for Prevent Child Abuse America’s Arizona Chapter and is currently a speaker for the Arizona ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Consortium. For eight years, she volunteered on the Arizona Foster Care Review Board. Because of her expertise, commitment, and desire to help women and families, Jessica is most deserving of being named the 2020 East Valley Woman of the Year.
Dr. Brad Smith
Since 2002, Dr. Brad Smith has served as the Medical Director and primary on-site physician for Mission of Mercy’s (MOM) free mobile medical program for the uninsured, where 64 percent of all patients served are women. He manages the day-to-day operations at seven clinic locations, overseeing nearly 200 clinic volunteers and providing direct supervision of physicians and medical students in the clinic setting.
Dr. Smith has overseen the successful expansion of the Arizona medical program from three to seven clinics since 2008 to meet the demand for primary care services for underserved families in communities throughout Maricopa County. With two sites in the East Valley, clinics in Mesa and Chandler have provided critical assistance to women and families. Their mission is to restore dignity, “healing through love,” by providing free healthcare.
For more than 18 years, Dr. Smith has positively impacted the lives of thousands of uninsured women and children across the Valley. Women of all ages have had their health restored while receiving quality, compassionate care under his leadership. We are proud to honor Dr. Smith as the 2020 East Valley Man of the Year.
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