Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 12 p.m. | Virtual Event
Join us for a virtual Compañeros Awards ceremony as we bring the community together to recognize the contributions of exceptional individuals and organizations making a difference in the lives of Latino families.
Compañeros features a renowned keynote speaker and showcases the great work being done in our community.
The returning presenting sponsor of the 2020 Compañeros Awards Luncheon is The Coca-Cola Company.
The 2020 Honorees include Mercy Care Chamblee (Olga C. de Goizueta Pacesetter Award), Alicia Philipp – President of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta (LAA Ambassador of the Year), Cox Enterprises (Corporate Champion), Augusto Michael Trujillo (Volunteer of the Year), Stratton M. Frank (2020 Cornerstone Award), and to be announced (Inspiration Award).
2020 Olga C. de Goizueta
Mercy Care Chamblee
of the Year
Augusto Michael Trujillo
Stratton M. Frank
Dr. Carlos del Rio
Executive Associate Dean
Emory University School of Medicine
Carlos del Rio, MD is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health. He is also Executive Associate Dean for Emory at Grady, PI and co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and co-PI of the Emory-CDC HIV Clinical Trials Unit. Dr. del Rio is a native of Mexico where he attended medical school at Universidad La Salle, graduating in 1983. He did his Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases residencies at Emory University. In 1989 he returned to Mexico where he was Executive Director of the National AIDS Council of Mexico (CONASIDA, the Federal agency of the Mexican Government responsible for AIDS Policy throughout Mexico), from 1992 through 1996. In November of 1996 he returned to Emory where he has been involved in teaching and research. Dr. del Rio was Chief of the Emory Medical Service at Grady Memorial Hospital from 2001 – 2009 and is currently the interim Executive Associate Dean for Emory at Grady. His research interests include the epidemiology of opportunistic infections in HIV and other immune deficiencies the epidemiology and transmission dynamics of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and issues related to early diagnosis of HIV, access to care and compliance with antiretrovirals.
Dr. del Rio is a Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Latin-American AIDS Initiative (SIDALAC), Member of the Monitoring of the AIDS Pandemic (MAP) Network, Member of the Board of the IAS-USA, member of the UNAIDS Scientific Technical Advisory Committee and Chair of the PEPFAR Scientific Advisory Board. He is Associate Editor for Clinical Infectious Diseases and Senior Editor for HIV for NEJM Journal Watch Infectious Diseases as well as an editorial board member of Global Public Health, Journal of AIDS and Women, Children & HIV. He has co-authored 5 books, 30 book chapters, and over 350 scientific papers.
The son of Cuban immigrants, with a Puerto Rican background Jorge is from West New York, New Jersey, where he graduated from Rutgers University with a dual degree in journalism and communication.
Jorge joined WSB-TV Channel 2 as the station’s 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. anchor in January 2020. With more than 20 years of experience as a journalist, Jorge is excited to tell the stories that impact the people of North Georgia. Jorge comes to Atlanta from our sister station WFTV, where he started in 2001.
In Orlando at WFTV, Jorge covered the effects of 9/11 on Central Florida tourism, reported on NASA’s Shuttle Columbia Disaster, and was in the elements for the severe hurricane season of 2004, during which several back to back storms impacted the Orlando area. He was also on the air to cover the devastation left behind on the island of Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria in 2017. The story is of special significance to Orlando because of Central Florida’s large Puerto Rican population.
But the most impactful moment that Jorge covered was the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub where 49 people lost their lives in June of 2016.
For a short time, Jorge left Orlando and worked at the CBS station, WFOR, in Miami. There, he won his first of nine Emmy Awards for one of his special reports on traffic patterns in South Florida. He returned to WFTV a few years later.
Jorge landed his first broadcasting job as a reporter at News 12 The Bronx in the 1990s and was promoted to the position of morning anchor in less than a year. Jorge will remember his time in New York City for his Emmy-nominated story of a 12-year-old boy-turned-author after his battle with bone marrow cancer.