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Tasha Boerner Horvath to Hold 2022 Women of Impact Award Ceremony

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Women of Impact Awards




CARLSBAD, Calif.  — Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath announces the honorees for the 2022 Women of Impact Awards for Assembly District 76, which will be held Friday, March 25 at 11 a.m. This award was created by the Assemblymember’s office to recognize North County women who stand out in their communities as innovators, leaders, and advocates. 

“Our North County communities are defined by the passionate and dedicated women working every day to improve the lives of our neighbors,” said Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath. “Though it’s impossible to honor every changemaker in our community the way they deserve, I’m proud to host this event praising some of North County’s most influential women and reflect on the ways their efforts make our home a better place to live.”

The recipients by category are as follows:

  • Impact in Business/Entrepreneurship: Nazeli Dertsakian
  • Impact to Military Community: Shannon Morell
  • Impact in Education: Dr. Cheree McKean
  • Impact in Civic Engagement: Beatriz Palmer
  • Impact in Activism & Advocacy: Holly Herring
  • Impact in Volunteerism: Kathleen O’Leary
  • Impact in Health: Colette Grant, M.D.
  • Impact in Community Service: Nancy Jones
  • Impact in Arts and Culture: Cheryl Ehlers
  • Impact as a Young Leader: Karina and Katelynn Hardee

The public is invited to take part in celebrating the 2022 Women of Impact Cohort. RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Those interested in participating can RSVP here. The event will be livestreamed here. For questions about the award ceremony, please call (760) 434-7605 or email

Event Date: March 25, 2022 
Location: Veterans Association of North County | 1617 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92058 
Press Contact:
Janet Chin | 323-228-3887


Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath represents the 76th District, which encompasses Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, and Encinitas.