Congratulations to the 2021 Man & Woman of the Year


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Hiren Govind has demonstrated acts of generosity throughout his career. Govind showed his support to the U.S. National Guard by opening his hotel properties to them during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This provided support to regional hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Govind’s love for his community can be seen in his generous acts. For over 20 years, Govind has partnered with the Edinburg Fire Department and has donated stays for Edinburg residents who have lost their homes due to house fires. 

When the unprecedented 2021 Texas winter freeze Govind worked to provide over 200 warm meals to our community during the catastrophic time.

Dr. Marissa Gomez-Martinez has demonstrated outstanding care for her community when she organized and participated in a free flu vaccine clinic in the colonias for low income children of Edinburg, working with Catholic leaders and various local charity leaders. 

She also helped raise money for the American Cancer Society by successfully completing the Cancer Research Month 40 Mile Walk Challenge, walking 90 miles in May.

Dr. Gomez-Martinez has been a Girl Scout volunteer for the last ten years. She is a Girl Scout Troop Leader in the Edinburg chapter of Girl Scout troops, the Edinburg Service Unit, as well as with Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas 

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Dr. Gomez-Martinez empowers our community’s youth to pursue careers in STEM. Having participated in DHR Health Institute for Research and Development’s first summer program, the Junior Clinical Research Internship.

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