2012 Carmen and Tony Messineo Community Involvement Award Winner: Hope Barela

Hope served as a mentor for a student in the TeamMates program, and was also a member of the “Friends of TeamMates” volunteer group which helps with special TeamMates events and fundraisers. Hope was always the first person to reply to e-mails about volunteer opportunities and she usually signed up for more than one opportunity. Volunteers are integral to the success of our events, and Hope continually went above and beyond to not only give of her time, but also her connections and resources.