M. Teresa Sarmina

Pedro Ramos
Enid Curtis Bok Okun

Judge M. Teresa Sarmina, immediate past chair of the Philadelphia Award, is a sitting judge in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. She has been a Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney, and a Senior Deputy Attorney General in the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General.

S he received her law degree from Georgetown University, holds a Masters degree from the University of Chicago, and received her BA from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Judge Sarmina is the president of the Temple American Inn of Court, the Chair of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners, serves on the Ethics Committee of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges, and is co-chair of the Hispanic National Bar Association's Judicial Council. She also previously served, for over a decade, on the Boards of the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Congreso de Latinos Unidos.