NVFS Announces Award Winners at 2010 We Are America Now Event

We Are America Now

A Recognition Event Honoring the Contributions of Immigrant and Multicultural Families to our Community


Friday, March 5, 2010
Fairview Park Marriott
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Keynote Address: Dr. Robert G. Templin, Jr.
President, Northern Virginia Community College

Northern Virginia Family Service, along with community partners Northern Virginia Community College and Inova Health System, and our event co-chairs, J. Walter Tejada and Raul Danny Vargas, are pleased to announce the following awardees for their contributions to our community, to be recognized at the 2010 We Are America Now event:

Rosemary Tran Lauer, Founder, Devotion to Children
For her work to provide access to educational and childcare programs to disadvantaged children. Lauer is of Vietnamese heritage and strongly encourages diversity in her work with the Lauer Group.

Joe V. Travez, Co-Founder and CEO of Prototype Productions, Inc. (PPI)
For his investment in youth leadership and innovation. Travez is of Ecuadorian heritage and has made a significant impact as a community leader, passionate about developing new technology that has direct benefits towards social and economic development.

Dr. Claudia Campos, Clinical Psychologist
For her advocacy of health education. Campos is of Colombian heritage and is a recognized leader in this region’s Latino community. She collaborates with many media outlets to educate the public in her specialty areas of reproductive health and psychology.

Please join us in this celebration to showcase the vibrant, positive and constructive contributions immigrant and multicultural families make to our community, as we honor these individuals who have made a significant difference in this region.

Last year, more than 200 business and community leaders attended this event.

For more information, contact Crista Peterson, Director of Annual Giving Programs at 703.219.2136. You may also register online for sponsorship or individual tickets.


Established in 1924, Northern Virginia Family Service is a private, non-profit community service resource dedicated to helping individuals and families find new paths to self-reliance and brighter futures. Each year, NVFS helps more than 20,000 people find affordable housing, counseling and child care; access low-cost medical and dental services; utilize foster and respite care; participate in job training; benefit from trauma recovery; and more. For more information, visit www.nvfs.org.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 70,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College’s Web site, www.nvcc.edu.

Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.