Wilma Brooks

As the second-longest-serving educator in the state, this teacher delivers lessons that go far beyond the classroom. 

Seed 2 Need True Heroes 2020

Penny and Sandy Davis

The founders of Seed2Need grow, harvest, and distribute 25 tons of organic produce each year to central New Mexico food banks. 

True Heroes: Erin Chisolm, New Mexico Magazine

Erin Chisolm

During the pandemic, this entrepreneur led a drive to distribute groceries and meals to thousands of residents throughout the state. 

True Heroes: Elizabeth Coronado, New Mexico Magazine

Elizabeth Coronado

The founder of Girls in STEM helps create a place for girls to find success—and themselves—in science, technology, engineering, and math.

True Heroes: Dr. Francisco Crespin, New Mexico Magazine

Dr. Francisco Crespin

The former military doctor has spent his career caring for underserved communities, ranging from migrant farmworkers in Las Cruces to homeless people in Albuquerque. 

True Heroes: Adam Crosby, New Mexico Magazine

Adam Crosby

A former University of New Mexico Hospital emergency room nurse led the charge to establish the state’s only 24/7 COVID-19 testing site. 

True Heroes: Daniel and Barbara Kim, New Mexico Magazine

Daniel and Barbara Kim

The Las Cruces couple gathered volunteers and surgical-blue fabric to create masks for those in need. 

True Heroes: Matt Probst, New Mexico Magazine

Matt Probst

The medical director of El Centro Family Health, in Española, works on root causes to improve northern New Mexicans’ lives. 

True Heroes: Ann Edenfield Sweet, New Mexico Magazine

Ann Edenfield Sweet

The founder of Wings for Life International helps incarcerated people and their loved ones build a runway to a better life. 

True Heroes: Elena Higgins and Tash Terry, New Mexico Magazine

Elena Higgins and Tash Terry

The folk music duo and co-founders of the nonprofit IndigenousWays used their voices to rally support and donations for the Navajo Nation during the outbreak. 

Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to serve their community this year? Nominations are being accepted for New Mexico Magazine's 2021 True Heroes May 3 – July 2, 2021. Winners will be featured in New Mexico Magazine's December 2021 issue and honored in a Facebook Live event on November 16, 2021.

Nominate your 2021 True Hero today!