2014 Passion Meets the Road Awards

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In September 2014, we held the 1st Annual Passion Meets the Road Awards event, acknowledging those who typically go unnoticed, yet whose work ethic is unwavering.

This year's event featured the following speakers and honorees:

Keynote Speaker

  • Karris M. Jackson, POISE Foundation

Featured Speakers

  • De'Netta Benjamin, Bethlehem Haven
  • Debbie Ference, Nami Southwestern, PA

Entrepreneur Honorees

  • Shawn McGill, Shawn McGill Consulting
  • Brooke Generett, Generett Counseling Services, LLC

Forerunner Honorees

  • Ed Gainey, State Representative
  • Charles Keenan, Allegheny County Department of Human Services
  • Theresa Kail-Smith, Pittsburgh City Council (Dis. 2)
  • Kelly Wolfgang, Community Care Behavioral Health

Master of Ceremonies

  • Chris Moore, WQED Radio

Roadrunner Honorees

  • Vernard Alexander, Re-Employment Transition Center
  • Wanda Beasley, Office of Children, Youth and Families
  • Ronna Davis, Tadiso
  • Valerie Dixon, Center for Victims
  • Ricky Moody, Southwood Psychiatric Hospital
  • Karen Upsher, Power
  • Donna Wasim, FamilyLinks