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DA MIKE HESTRIN ANNOUNCES 2018 PRIDE AWARD RECIPIENTS

RIVERSIDE –Each year, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office recognizes the outstanding work done by its employees at its annual PRIDE Awards ceremony. 

PRIDE, the Program Rewarding Incentive of District attorney Employees, honors attorney and non-attorney staff for demonstrating extraordinary responsibility, professional development, productivity, dedication, initiative, a positive attitude, quality of work, dependability, cooperation, attendance, and public demeanor. 
“Each day, the employees of the District Attorney’s Office work to keep our communities safe and to ensure justice across Riverside County,” DA Mike Hestrin said. “Those we are recognizing with PRIDE Awards have truly excelled throughout calendar year 2018.” 
The 2018 PRIDE Awards banquet was held the evening of March 1, 2019, at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa.  

The cost of the awards and banquet was entirely covered by money raised through fundraisers held within the office. 
Here is the list of recipients: 

Area

Award

Name

Countywide

Prosecutor of the Year

Anthony Orlando 

Countywide

Crime Prevention Prosecutor of the Year 

Sharon Shuster 

Countywide

Misdemeanor Prosecutor of the Year 

Jessica Roundy 

Countywide

Misdemeanor Prosecutor of the Year 

Sara Beller 

Countywide

SPS Prosecutor of the Year 

Lauren Martineau 

Countywide

Paralegal of the Year 

Soledad Gomez 

Countywide

Paralegal of the Year 

Sophia Contreras 

Countywide

Investigator of the Year 

Wade Walsvick 

Countywide

Technician of the Year 

Andriana Pohja 

Countywide

Advocate of the Year 

Hollie Simkins 

Countywide

Clerical Employee of the Year 

Eula Plaza 

Countywide

Administration Employee of the Year 

Jennifer Johnson 

 Countywide 

Community Hero of the Year 

James Campos 

 Countywide 

Community Hero of the Year 

Andre Spencer 

 Countywide 

DA Achievement/Leadership Award 

Sam Kaloustian 

Western Region 

Group/Unit:  Domestic Violence Unit 

Allison Roach 
Nik Peterson

Kaitlyn Lasater

Greg Rollins

Homan Hosseinioun

Jennifer Flores

Karrie Brusselback

Kelly Sedochenkoff

Luigi Monteleone

Michael Lough

David Kao 
Steve Merrill

Danielle Bitetti

Monique LeFlein

Vanessa Sloniker

Matthew Morelock

David Purcell 
Karla Melendrez

Katy Yarbrough

Brianna Guzman

Tiffiny Hays

Denise Diamond

Rebecca Lawhead

Modesta Cardona

Ivonne Cortez

Tanya Reyes

Danielle Gonzales

Patrick Morris 

Eastern Region 

Group/Unit: Misdemeanor Prosecution Unit 

Amity Armes 
Sara Beller 
Barrett Von Esch

Monica Dobson

Thomas Farnell

Melina Londos

Hayden Thomas

Karen Salas 
Sanja Stark 
Karina Cardenas

Christopher Paynter

Sterling Winchester

Toni Guess 

Southwest Region 

Group/Unit: Southwest FPU/GTA Unit 

Jess Walsh 
Tim Cross 
Daniel Fox

Alexander Kuznetsov

Michael Maloney

Scott Mason

Matthew Strickroth

Arlinda Witko

Michael Boyd 

 

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