May 3, 2019 - Issue: Vol. 165, No. 73 — Daily Edition116th Congress (2019 - 2020) - 1st Session
IN RECOGNITION OF ANNA DIAZ-WHITE; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 73
(Extensions of Remarks - May 03, 2019)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E539-E540] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] IN RECOGNITION OF ANNA DIAZ-WHITE ______ HON. FRANK PALLONE, JR. of new jersey in the house of representatives Friday, May 3, 2019 Mr. PALLONE. Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Anna Diaz- White as she is honored by 180 Turning Lives Around at their annual celebration on May 3, 2019. Ms. Diaz-White's exemplary leadership and contributions to 180 Turning Lives Around are truly deserving of this body's recognition. For over 40 years, 180 Turning Lives Around has provided a safe outlet for victims of domestic and sexual violence, providing shelter, resources, counseling, and advocacy. The support that the agency provides to the community is truly immeasurable and Ms. Diaz-White's 35 years of service at 180 Turning Lives Around are indicative of her dedication to the agency and the care of the individuals and families they serve. Joining 180 Turning Lives Around in 1985, Anna Diaz-White brought her experience from the financial sector to the non-profit in her role as Fiscal/Grant Administrator. Less than 10 years later, Ms. Diaz-White was unanimously selected by the Board of Trustees to serve as 180's Executive Director. Under her leadership, the agency has grown immensely, serving over one million people and expanding its outreach and services. Her vision and innovative thinking have created new standards of service in the field and serve as a model for other domestic violence agencies in New Jersey. With her direction, 180 Turning Lives Around has built one of the largest and most inclusive domestic violence shelters in New Jersey, engaged and educated local law enforcement, created the Monmouth Family Justice Center, Amanda's Easel Creative Arts [[Page E540]] Therapy Program, and the Shore Regional Outreach Program, among many other programs and initiatives. Ms. Diaz-White's advocacy and professional relationships have established important partnerships within the community to enable 180 to offer integrated services that have changed countless lives. Madam Speaker, I sincerely hope that my colleagues will join me in thanking Anna Diaz-White and 180 Turning Lives Around for their invaluable impact on the community. ____________________