1991 Inductee - Susan D. Casillas


1991 Inductee - Susan D. Casillas

Susan D. Casillas, the recipient of the 1983 Susan B. Anthony “Woman of Achievement” award, is one of the most outstanding women in the city of Stockton. Casillas is a woman who has contributed tremendously to the social problems that face our society today.

Casillas is a Senior Bilingual Family Counselor with the Family Service Agency where she has worked since 1967. Casillas provides counseling for individuals, groups, and family as well as community outreach counseling. In addition to her job and family, Casillas is very active in the community. Casillas states that she makes her volunteering a pleasurable experience. Many organizations seek Casillas’ help in recruiting volunteers.

The highlights of Casillas life are the awards that she has received; the 1983 Latin American Club “Volunteer for Community Service” award; the 1983 Board of Supervisor’s “Women of Achievement” award; in 1986 the Council for Spanish Speaking “Woman of the Year” award; in 1990 Soroptimist “International Women Helping Women” award; the 1990 “Celebration of Women” award from the Women’s Center, and most recently was nominated for the Tierra Del Oro Girl Scouts Role Model award.

Casillas received her education in the Stockton Unified School District; she attended Montezuma Elementary School. After Casillas graduated from Edison High School, she received her Associates of Arts Degree from San Joaquin Delta College and earned her Human Service Certificate.

Casillas is very active in her community today as she has served on many boards and committees. Casillas is a member of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Workers Health Center; past President of L.U.L.A.C.; member of the Mexican American Chamber of Commerce; Co-founder and Vice President of the Comision Femenil Mexicana National del Condado de San Joaquin; and Co-founder of the San Joaquin County Hispanic Mental Health Professionals.

Casillas is extremely concerned about the future of San Joaquin County and our youth., Casillas was Co-chairman of the Somos El Futuro Conference for Youth held at San Joaquin Delta College. Casillas also served on the selection committee of Leadership Stockton and the KXTV Channel 3 Kelly Scholarship Committee. Another highlight in the life of Susan D. Casillas was her selection to serve in Vision 2000 Human Resource Committee because of her ability to speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves. Casillas has dedicated her life to the mental health field; where she has made it a goal to encourage women to achieve their goals. Many women today credit Casillas for her support and encouragement.

Tonight we are very proud to induct Susan D. Casillas into the 1991 Mexican American Hall of Fame.

“Susan D. Casillas is one of the most outstanding women in Stockton because of her outstanding community contributions.”