Greenspan Humanitarian Award
Dr. Diane Cullinane is a developmental pediatrician, board certified in pediatrics and neurodevelopmental disabilities, and PCDA's Executive Director and Co-founder. As Executive Director, she provides assessment and follow-up care for children with autism and other developmental challenges, and is involved with teaching and program development. She holds a certificate in DIRFloortime and is a past president of the DIRFloortime Coalition of California. She is the author of Behavioral Challenges in Children with Autism and Special Needs: The Development Approach and a frequent lecturer on clinical issues.
Mimi Winer, RN, MS, is a child-development specialist and PCDA's Co-founder and Director of Programs & Services. As a nurse, she developed a unique area of clinical specialization, merging her understanding of health and nursing issues with her interest in young children with special needs, child development, and parenting. Mimi's work at PCDA includes management responsibilities, providing child-development specialist services, and providing consultation and training to staff, families, and professionals on topics related to PCDA programs and services.
Community Service Award
Darryl Dunn is the CEO and General Manager of the Rose Bowl Stadium and a man well-known in the community for his civic engagement and charitable works. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the Rose Bowl facility and serving as the primary representative for the City of Pasadena to the American Golf Corporation, Dunn has spearheaded the creation of two nonprofit organizations, Rose Bowl Legacy and First Tee of Pasadena, which have provided support for both the Rose Bowl and the Brookside golf course. He resides in Santa Clarita and is a married father of two.
PCDA Achievement Award
Amanda Arellano is a confident, enthusiastic teen who began her care journey with PCDA in 2008. She has participated in a variety of programs, including Social Skills, Music Therapy, the Teen Club/Teen Buddies program, the NoteAbles choir, and the Young Actors Squad. Amanda's mother shares: "PCDA is like her family. I am thankful that PCDA has pushed my daughter to excel and go beyond my expectations. Amanda has reached more goals than I can ever imagine, such as being social. She went from showing difficulties to now achieving above and beyond what I can imagine."