Healthcare Foundation Hosts 2021 Wetzel Awards

The Healthcare Foundation is pleased to honor Edgar and Judy Deas and Family with the Wetzel Community Leadership Award, and Montserrat Archila with the Spirit of Wetzel Award.

Healthcare Foundation Hosts 2021 Wetzel Awards Honoring Exceptional Commitment To Improving Health And Health Equity In Northern Sonoma County

Healdsburg, CA, December 4 – The Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County is pleased to honor the recipients of this year’s Wetzel Community Leadership Award and the Spirit of Wetzel Award at the annual Healthcare Foundation Philanthropy Awards Reception on Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

This year’s Wetzel Community Leadership Award recipients are EDGAR AND JUDY DEAS & FAMILY and the Spirit of Wetzel Award recipient is MONTSERRAT ARCHILA. These individuals demonstrate an exceptional commitment to equitable primary and mental healthcare and are shining examples of how we can all make a difference in our community.

“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate and highlight the extraordinary service of our Wetzel Awardees,” said Healthcare Foundation Executive Director Kim Bender. “Their contributions in the areas of healthcare advocacy, education, philanthropy, and volunteerism set an inspiring example and together have made an invaluable contribution to the wellbeing of our region.”

“The Wetzel Awards are a wonderful way to recognize people in our community who put the health and well-being of our community at the forefront of what they do,” said 2013 Wetzel Community Leadership Honoree Will Seppi. “As past recipients, our family is honored to be in great company with this year’s recipients, Edgar and Judy Deas & Family and Montserrat Archila.”

What: 2021 Wetzel Awards

When: Tuesday, Dec 7, 2021, 5:30 pm

Where: Live via Zoom

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About the Wetzel Awards:

The Wetzel Community Leadership Award is named for longtime friends of the Healthcare Foundation and generous members of our community, the late Maggie and Harry Wetzel. The memory of the Wetzels lives on through the leadership award honorees who exemplify humanitarian leadership values in action on a daily basis. Their impact on our community is truly beyond measure.

About The Healthcare Foundation:

The Healthcare Foundation Northern Sonoma County connects people and resources to promote wellness in underserved communities. We do this by supporting nonprofits in the areas of access to healthcare and mental healthcare, with a vision of eliminating health inequities in our region. The organization’s values center on community, compassion, and equity. All of our strategies support equitable access to culturally sensitive healthcare and mental health services, and promote overall community wellness. Founded in 2001, the Healthcare Foundation has invested more than $26 million to build a healthier region for all who live, work and play in northern Sonoma County. For more information, visit

Media Contact: Mary Ott, Development Director

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