Staff Member Spotlight

Meet Diego Sanchez: AVC Employee of the Month

chef diego sanchez

AlmaVia of Camarillo’s daytime chef Diego Sanchez is an ultimate example of our core values in action and a well-deserved recipient of our Employee of the Month honor. Diego strives for excellence in preparing food for our residents and loves to put on a show and make special meals for residents and guests. He collaborates…

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Sadie Harmon Joins ECA as Dementia-Inclusive Communities Director

Sadie Harmon

In August, Sadie Harmon joined Elder Care Alliance as Dementia-Inclusive Communities Director. This initiative, supported by a generous grant from The San Francisco Foundation, aims to combat ageism and stigma against people living with dementia through access to arts and culture. Making Connections Between Art and Aging Over the next year, Harmon will organize six…

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ECA Welcomes Dan Hadfield, vice president of sales & marketing

ECA Welcomes Dan Hadfield, vice president of sales & marketing

Elder Care Alliance welcomes Dan Hadfield as vice president of sales and marketing. Hadfield joins the team with more than 20 years of experience in operations, management and sales and marketing. Hadfield will oversee the success of Elder Care Alliance’s five senior living communities located in San Mateo, San Francisco, Camarillo, Oakland and San Rafael.…

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Employee of the Month: Melissa Camarillo

Employee of the Month: Melissa Camarillo

When you enter the lobby of AlmaVia of Camarillo, you can expect to be greeted by a smiling face. Melissa Camarillo is our community’s head receptionist, and visitors have the opportunity to speak with her Monday through Friday if they come into the lobby or call. Melissa is much more than a greeter. She also…

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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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