Children’s Network to Shine A Light on ‘Unsung Heroes’

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The San Bernardino County Children’s Network will honor 16 people and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional services and have made a commitment to the safety and well-being of at-risk children and youth. Now in their 21st year, the Shine-a-Light on Child Abuse Awards Breakfast will be Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 a.m. in the Valencia Room of the National Orange Show, at 690 S. Arrowhead Ave, Gate 9 in San Bernardino. Tickets are $15 each or a table of 10 for $150.  For tickets or more information, please call (909) 383-9677.

Award recipients will be recognized in a variety of categories with the highest honor awarded to the Children’s Network Lifetime Advocate.


Andre Bossieux, Lifetime Advocate, Program Manager II

San Bernardino County Department of Behavioral Health


Elizabeth Scott-Jones, Administrative Services, Administrative Manager

San Bernardino County Children and Family Services


Clark Morrow, Public Relations, Crime Prevention Program Coordinator

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department


John Elway’s Crown Toyota, Business


Patrick Aronson, Senior SSP, Children and Family Services

San Bernardino County Children and Family Services


Jeffry Tunnell, Community Based Provider, Father Engagement Coordinator

The Mom & Dad Project


San Bernardino County Fire—Sparks of Love¸ Community Based Organization


Nakia Wilson, Education, Family Engagement Liaison, Cobalt Institute of Math and Science


John Facio, Law Enforcement, Deputy Sheriff, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department


Morrissa Cardoza, Legal, Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office

Gabriella Tokatlian, Legal, Deputy Public Defender, San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office


Adrienne White, Probation, Probation Corrections Officer, San Bernardino County Probation Department


Chantal Schlicter, Public Health, Office Specialist, San Bernardino County Department of Public Health


Women United of Arrowhead United Way, Volunteer


Raymond E. Love, Volunteer, Sales Representative, HALO Project


Dr. Deylyne McCampbell, Mentoring, Vice-President and Director of Counseling, Amazing Grace Mentoring Center


Children’s Network Officer Kathy Turnbull calls the honorees ‘unsung heroes’ and says nominations have steadily increased over the years.


“Our list of unsung heroes grows each year and as such, we have begun to add additional categories in order to capture more of the great people and excellent work that is being accomplished for at-risk children and youth in San Bernardino County.”

“The Children’s Network Annual Shine-a-Light on Child Abuse Awards Breakfast is a way to honor and thank them for their work with children and families,” she said.

The San Bernardino County Children’s Network works to improve the quality of life for “children at risk” who because of behavior, abuse, neglect, medical needs, educational assessment, and/or detrimental daily living situations are eligible for services from one or more of the member agencies of the Children’s Policy Council.

Children’s Network is doing its part to help the community achieve the Countywide Vision by ensuring residents have access to resources they need to provide the best possible life for their families. Information on the Countywide Vision can be found at

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