2022 Wetzel Awards

We're pleased to honor Wetzel Community Leadership Awardee Herman J. Hernandez and Spirit of Wetzel Awardee Bernice Espinoza.

Date & Time

Thursday, November 3, 2022


Dry Creek Kitchen
317 Healdsburg Ave
Healdsburg, CA 95448


$55 - Limited tickets available
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Join us for a celebratory breakfast event to honor this year’s Wetzel Community Leadership Award recipient Herman J. Hernandez and Spirit of Wetzel Award recipient Bernice Espinoza. These individuals demonstrate a commitment to equitable physical and mental health and are shining examples of how we can all make a difference in our community.

Enjoy your choice of a plated breakfast at Dry Creek Kitchen where iconic chef Charlie Palmer brings his signature style to the bounty of Sonoma County. Event will include honoree recognition and a brief program. Limited tickets available.

Each year, the Healthcare Foundation presents the Wetzel Awards to highlight individuals who demonstrate a commitment to improving health and health equity in our community. The Wetzel Community Leadership Award and Spirit of Wetzel Award are named for the late Maggie and Harry Wetzel, longtime friends of the Healthcare Foundation and generous members of our community. The memory of the Wetzel’s lives on through the award honorees who exemplify humanitarian leadership values in action on a daily basis. Their impact on our community is truly beyond measure.

Wetzel Community Leadership Award Recipient Herman J. Hernandez

Wetzel Community Leadership Award recipient Herman J. Hernandez is a founder of the non-profit Los Cien. Los Cien serves as a liaison between the Latino community and the wider community by helping to create dialogue and common understanding, cultivating current and future leadership through education and civic engagement, and conducting educational and charitable activities that are consistent with this purpose.

Spirit of Wetzel Award Recipient Bernice Espinoza

Spirit of Wetzel recipient Bernice Espinoza is an immigration attorney working with Secure Families Collaborative of Sonoma County. Her role as the Removal Defense Attorney in coordination with Corazón Healdsburg focuses on building a compassionate and just community by empowering and dignifying individuals and families, advocating against injustices, and uniting people to celebrate diversity.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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