Denise Dudoit-Meyer, our community leader honoree, is the president of 'Ahahui Kiwila Hawai'i O San Diego (AKHSD), a nonprofit organization chartered in 1993. She has provided services to the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) communities through NHPI-led vaccine drives, PPE distributions, and wellness packages. Denise and AKHSD goes beyond the call of duty to seek out resources through their extended networks to continuously serve the collective community.
Dr. Taeko Uchino-DiCarlo, our small business honoree, is the owner of Positive Psychology Inc, an inclusive and affirming tele-therapy organization. She has demonstrated integrity, respect, and inclusivity in her professional and personal relationships. She is an advocate for those who have been oppressed, disenfranchised, and discriminated against. She practices with an intersectionsl lens and honors diversity. She strives to be voice for the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, neuro and body diverse populations, and more.