published on December 21, 2016 - 12:16 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The Girl Scouts of Central California South have announced their three honorees for the upcoming 2017 Women Inspiring Girls Awards Luncheon.

The winners are are Armen Bacon, author and columnist; Soyla Griffin, CEO of Valley Health Team, Inc.; and Sandy Stubblefield, community volunteer.

The event will be held at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, located at 1226 N Wishon Ave. in Fresno, on Feb. 24, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Bacon, a former administrator of communications and public relations for the Fresno County Office of Education, has written two books and is also a columnist for the Fresno Bee.

She was most recently honored as the 2015 Distinguished Alumna of Fresno State.

Griffin, a CPA, launched her professional career with the national accountancy firm Ernst and Young. Griffin also served as CFO for health entities and later provided consultation to her own clients, focusing on community health centers. In 2007 Soyla was named CEO of Valley Health Team, a federally qualified health center serving farm-working and low income families throughout Fresno County.

Stubblefield graduated from the University of Utah in 1964. She came to Fresno the summer after she graduated and took a job at Fresno State as activities adviser. Sandy left employment at Fresno State to become a student in the graduate psychology program to pursue her goal of becoming dean of women.

Sandy then became a volunteer, focusing predominantly on Fresno State. She served on the board of the Friends of the Madden Library from 1999 to 2006, including two terms as its president. She also served a term on the Arne Nixon Center Advocates board. She is a past president of Pi Beta Phi and has volunteered with Fresno State’s Panhellenic Alumnae Association.

After her son Brett died of suicide in 1995, Sandy has turned her focus to the Fresno Survivors of Suicide Loss. She has attended two national programs dealing with mental health and completed a lay counseling course through Northwest Church. The Center is open to the public at no cost.

Fore more information, visit http://www.girlscoutsccs.org/women-inspiring-girls/

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