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Accolades & Awards

Julissa is dedicated to using her platform to create positive visibility for Latino immigrants and healthy equity across the board.  Her health equity and community service work has been celebrated and honored throughout Colorado and the United States.

Creating High Impact, Positive Visibility for Equity and Access

2024 Disruptor of the Year Award, African Chamber of Commerce Colorado USA

2023 Immunization Champion Award, Association of Immunization Managers

2023 Distinguished Service Award, CU Anschutz Medical Campus

2023 Immunization Neighborhood Immunization Champion (Honorable Mention), National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS)

2022 Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Health Equity, Colorado Public Health Association

2022 Community Faith Award, Church of Saint Mary Magdalene

2022 DEI Champions in Advocacy Award, Colorado Springs Independent, Colorado Springs Business Journal, Southeast Express and Colorado Spring Military Newspaper Group

2022 Equity in Immunization Award, National Coalition for Immunization Coalitions and Partnerships

2022 Big Shot of the Year Award, Immunize Colorado

2022 Victor Smith Memorial Award, Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition

2022 Heroines of the Pandemic Award, Pikes Peak Women

2021 Accolades, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet

2021 Accolades, U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper

2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Best Practices Award, National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP)

2016 People Who Make a Difference Award, Wells Fargo

2015 William Funk Award for Building Stronger Communities, Colorado Nonprofit Association

2014 Unsung Heroine Award, Latinas First Foundation

2012 Kathy Hill-Young Community Spirit Award

2012 40 Under 40 Award, Denver Business Journal

2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award

2007 and 2006 Colorado Rockies Leadership Award Finalist

2006 Excellence in Education Award, Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

2006 Layperson of the Year, Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved

2005 Dia de la Mujer Latina “Courage and Valor” Award, Latino/a Research & Policy Center


Big Shot Award Ceremony


CU Anschutz Distinguished Service Award


Tigre Radio Woman of the Year