2022 Winners

With 50 well-qualified nominations, the judges were challenged to select just 20 people in 2022. They continue the tradition of past winners through their careers and in the community. Learn more about them.

Bethany Cartledge

Deputy Director

St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County

Scott Fagan

VP, Commercial Banking Officer

Columbia Bank

Heather Gabbert

AVP, Relationship Banking Officer

Columbia Bank

Joel Iboa

Founding Executive Director

Oregon Just Transition Alliance

Mandy Gettler

Senior Innovation Asset Administrator

UO’s Innovation Partnership Services

Emily Forsha

Vice President of Integrated Marketing

Travel Lane County

Stead Halstead

Director of Technical and Physical Operations

Bushnell University

Enoch Howell

Lead Designer/President

Brinoch, LLC

Rachel Jackson

Youth Development Director

Eugene Family YMCA

Amanda Kinsella

Chief Operating Officer

Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

Emily Little

Founder and Executive Director


Todd Mann


T. Mann Financial

Jessica Marquez

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact

University of Oregon

Kris McAlister

Executive Co-Director

Carry It Forward

Andrew Moreland


The Duck Store

Ross Newman

M.D. and Ownership Partner

Eugene Pediatric Associates

David Teach

Network Engineer

Amazon Web Services Elemental

Chris Wig

Program Director

Emergence Addiction and Behavioral Therapies

Ian Winbrock

Program Lead

UO’s Center for Science Communication Research

Marissa Zarate

Co-Executive Director of the newly forming nonprofit consisting of:

Huerto de la Familia, Centro Latino Americano, and Downtown Languages