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Man And Women Of The Year Candidates Announced

The nominees for this year's Man and Woman of the Year were announced Thursday night at a kick off "Paparazzi" party in a private residence.

The annual event serves to recognize volunteers singled out by various nonprofit organizations for their contributions to the community.

A committee of past winners will now take up the task of choosing one man and one woman to be awarded the top honor at a gala dinner, which will take place May 7 at the Valencia Hyatt.
The distinguished nominees and the organizations that nominated them are:


  • Becki Basham: Friends of Hart Park
  • Mary Ann Colf: Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club:
  • Myrna Condie: College of the Canyons Foundation
  • Cheryl Gray: Zonta Club of Santa Clarita
  • Linda Hafizi: SCV Senior Center
  • Shelly Hann: HMNMH Health Foundation and Betty Ferguson Foundation
  • Janice Hoskinson: Child & Family Center Foundation
  • Janine Jones: Betty Ferguson Foundation
  • Renee Kaehny: The SCV Youth Project
  • Gloria Mercado-Fortine: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Anna Ott: Boys and Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley
  • Nancy Pitchford-Zhe: Heads Up
  • Colleen Shaffer: Circle of Hope
  • Candy Spahr: American Cancer Society
  • Stephanie Weiss: ACTION Parent and Teen Support
  • Betty Lou Wiseman: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station
  • Dora Zavala: Soroptimists International of Greater SCV


  • Roger Basham: Friends of Hart Park
  • Wayne Crawford: Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
  • Tom Dierckman: SCV Boys and Girls Club
  • Phil Ellis: Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA
  • Richard A. Patterson: SCV Facilities Foundation
  • Mike Stiles: Gentle Barn
  • Steve Sturgeon: Child and Family Center Foundation and Rotary Club of SCV
  • Ken Wiseman: Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station

To see pictures of the nominees and a full bio of each click here.