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San Joaquin County
District Attorney's Office
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OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY

222 E. Weber Ave., Room 202, Stockton, CA
P. O. Box 990, Stockton, CA 95201

T (209) 468-2400 | F (209) 465-0371

TORI VERBER SALAZAR
District Attorney

Scott A. Fichtner
Assistant District Attorney

Kristine M. Reed
Assistant District Attorney

James Bojko
Chief Investigator

News from the Office of District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar
For Immediate Release


September 13, 2021

CONTACT: Elisa Bubak, Public Information Officer
T (209) 468-2400  | E Elisa.Bubak@sjcda.org

Family Justice Center Program Manager Suzanne Schultz Named 2021 ATHENA Award Recipient

Suzanne Schultz, ATHENA Award Winner Stockton - The San Joaquin County Family Justice Center Program Manager, Suzanne Schultz, has been chosen as the 2021 ATHENA Award Recipient.

"It is with great pride to announce the ATHENA Award selection committee chose Suzanne Schultz as their 2021 recipient," said District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar. "It takes a special person to be immersed in the heavy, raw, and difficult work Suzanne is a part of and still be able to shine. Her determination to seek real change in our community is beyond admirable." 

The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of accomplishment, excel in their chosen business or profession, have demonstrated support for women, and devoted time and energy to their community, as well as actively mentored others. Locally, the ATHENA Awards are affiliated with the Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce- one of the longest running ATHENA programs in the nation. 

"It was an honor and privilege for Children's Home of Stockton to nominate Suzanne Schultz for the 2021 ATHENA Award," said Joelle Gomez, Chief Executive Officer at Children's Home of Stockton. "This accolade is so fitting for Suzanne, a champion and warrior for countless women and girls.  She has spent her life as mentor, coach, advocate, fearless leader and, most importantly, a friend to many.  I marvel at her energy and inspiring spirit which lifts victims to victors. Suzanne's core belief is that hope and kindness can be life-changing, and indeed she has helped to change many lives for the better!

"The Greater Stockton Chamber of Commerce is excited to be honoring Suzanne Schultz as the 2021 ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient," said Interim CEO Timm Quinn.  "Suzanne embodies the Eight Leadership Principals of Enlightened Leadership as defined by ATHENA International through her passion for helping the children and families of our community."

Click here to learn about the ATHENA International Eight Leadership Principles

The 2021 ATHENA Awards Luncheon will take place on Thursday, November 4 at the Stockton Golf & Country Club. More information on the luncheon can be found at StocktonChamber.org/Athena-Awards