Staff Member Spotlight

Meet Ashley Fajardo: AVC Employee of the Month

Moving is never easy, but when residents make AlmaVia of Camarillo their new home, Marketing Coordinator Ashley Fajardo works to make the experience and the transition as smooth and comfortable as possible. Her great creative and organizational skills, as well as her warm, positive attitude, make her a wonderful part of our team and well-deserved…

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Cheers! Culinary Director Eduardo Chavez Joins the AVSF Family

AlmaVia Culinary Director, Eduardo Chavez

With more than a decade of experience in restaurant, large-scale catering and five-star cuisine, Eduardo Chavez is a chef of all trades, and we’re thrilled to welcome him as our new Culinary Director and Executive Chef. Chef Chavez leads the 15-person culinary team at AlmaVia of San Francisco, serving daily meals to more than 125 residents and guests. He…

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Team Members Spotlight on the Mercy Team

Mercy employee Spotlight: Martha Valesco and Derielle Coleman

Each person who works at Elder Care Alliance (“ECA”) helps to create communities where people are empowered and engaged, providing environments that foster independence and joy. Advanced graphic design students from the TBD*  in-house design studio at California College of the Arts created a Celebrating Elder Caregivers campaign. The student project helps celebrate and honor…

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Team Member Spotlight on Nurse Sarah Nili

Nurse Sarah Nili

Each person who works at Elder Care Alliance (“ECA”) helps to create communities where people are empowered and engaged, providing environments that foster independence and joy. Advanced graphic design students from the TBD*  in-house design studio at California College of the Arts created a Celebrating Elder Caregivers campaign. The student project helps celebrate and honor…

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AlmaVia of San Francisco memory care director receives Excellence in Service Award

AlmaVia of San Francisco

Congratulations to Memory Care Director Josie Davis, who was named Outstanding Department Director by the California Assisted Living Association (CALA). The Northern California Excellence in Service Award honors exceptional department directors who have “demonstrated through words and deeds outstanding leadership, as well as a team approach and a strong commitment to the residents and community.”…

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Heart of Gold Award Winners

Heart of gold awards

Team members often choose to work with seniors because they have hearts of gold. At Elder Care Alliance, special employees who strive to enhance residents’ quality of life every day receive the Heart of Gold Award. The award, established in 2002, is presented each year to one employee from each community. Winners exemplify the values…

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New Dining Director Brings Culinary Experience to AlmaVia of San Francisco

Chef Nani AVSF Dining Director

Oahu native Virginia Mahealani Keaulana-Kuloloia learned to love cooking at a young age. She served along with her siblings as a backup crew member for events catered by her father — an executive chef, party planner and Hawaiian musician. “I was the only one of my siblings that enjoyed cooking and the hustle and bustle…

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Long-Time Team Members Enjoy Serving Residents

Celebrating 10 years at AlmaVia of San Rafael

At AlmaVia of San Rafael, a number of longtime staff members contribute to a strong sense of community that benefits both residents and employees. Team members who have been with AlmaVia of San Rafael for more than 10 years include: Ricardo Ortiz — Lead Cook Surjit Kaur — Dining Server Tracy Gibson — Administrative Services…

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Employee of the Week Spotlights

AVC Employee Spotlight December 2017

Every day at AlmaVia of Camarillo, dedicated team members strive to ensure the health, safety and happiness of residents. Please meet four of our recent Employees of the Week, individuals who go above and beyond in their service to our residents. Josie Santos is a Resident Care Assistant in Memory Care. Josie has been with…

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ECA New Employee Partner Program

Elder Care Alliance Employee Partner Program

A group of Elder Care Alliance team members recently became the first graduating class of the New Employee Partners program. The pilot program launched June 22 with a celebration that followed a four-month leadership development course for the new Partners, who will serve as guides to new team members. Kathleen Quinlan, Director, Professional Development, noted…

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