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Record-setting Barrier Breaker luncheon celebrates success stories

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1310 Spencer Tillman, from left, Naz Diamond and Cynthia Cisneros at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
Spencer Tillman, from left, Naz Diamond and Cynthia Cisneros. Photo courtesy of Ken Jones Photography
4901 David and Terri Mendez at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
Career and Recovery luncheon honorees David and Terri Mendez. Photo courtesy of Ken Jones Photography
1517 Dr. Kathy Flanagan, left, and Vernita Harris at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
Dr. Kathy Flanagan, left, and Vernita Harris. Photo courtesy of Ken Jones Photography
4960 Thanh Roettele, from left, Patrick McWilliams and Greg Mendez at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
Thanh Roettele, from left, Patrick McWilliams and Greg Mendez. Photo courtesy of Ken Jones Photography
1434 Dr. Vernus C. Swisher and Debra McGaughey at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
 Vernus C. Swisher and Debra McGaughey. Photo courtesy of Ken Jones Photography
4912 Dr. David Scott and Gwen Scott at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
David Scott and Gwen Scott. Photo courtesy of Ken Jones Photography
1483 Daniell L, from left, Cathy Mitchell, Naz Diamond and Westley Miller at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
CRR Star Clients Daniell L., from left, Cathy Mitchell, Naz Diamond and Westley Miller. Photo courtesy of Ken Jones Photography
1310 Spencer Tillman, from left, Naz Diamond and Cynthia Cisneros at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
4901 David and Terri Mendez at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
1517 Dr. Kathy Flanagan, left, and Vernita Harris at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
4960 Thanh Roettele, from left, Patrick McWilliams and Greg Mendez at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
1434 Dr. Vernus C. Swisher and Debra McGaughey at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
4912 Dr. David Scott and Gwen Scott at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014
1483 Daniell L, from left, Cathy Mitchell, Naz Diamond and Westley Miller at the Career and Recovery Luncheon July 2014

What: Career and Recovery Resources 18th annual Barrier Breaker Luncheon.

Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown.

The 411: More than 425 supporters helped raise a record $225,000 for programs that aid unemployed individuals facing various hardships on the path to finding viable careers.The event honored Terri and David Mendez and recognized Star Clients who shared their stories of success through the agency. Cynthia Cisneros and Spencer Tilman served as emcees. Paula Sutton and Annette Zimmerman chaired the event overseen by Career and Recovery Resources CEO Vernus Swisher.

Who: Ann B. Stern, Ric Campo, Brendan Halford, Jodie and Sonny Jiles, Christine Romsdahl, Judge Tom Ramsey, Judge Susan Sample, City Council members Ellen Cohen and Michael Kubosh, Rhonda Skillern-Jones and Gary Stein.

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