2017 Vision & Values Awards

SOS Vision & Values Awards


 

On Friday, August 11th, the entire SOS staff gathered at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club in Newport Beach for an afternoon of fun at the fourth annual Vision & Values Awards luncheon. This event recognized the staff members that best represent the SOS Core Values of Dignity, Service, Excellence and Justice. There was also a Visionary Award honoree who best exemplifies our forward-thinking mission by taking risks, standing by their vision with confidence and passion, and being willing to experiment in order to allow for breakthroughs in creativity and discovery. There were also two additional awards, the Outstanding Achievement Award and the Client/Volunteer Award. The Outstanding Achievement Award honoree is awarded to the staff member who best furthered the vision of SOS by providing a unique contribution during the past year. The Client/Volunteer Award is given to a recipient who was nominated by an SOS patient, client or volunteer.

The event started off with iced tea, appetizers, and a chance for staff members to mingle while looking out at the beautiful Newport Beach harbor. The program was then kicked off by HR Director, Kimm Sharp. SOS Board Director Dr. Gwyn Parry said a few words about the organization, as did SOS CEO Karen McGlinn.

Next, the awards presentation began, with staff members who had nominated their coworkers taking the stage to announce the honorees. Each honoree received a trophy, had their name placed on a plaque showcased at SOS, and got two tickets to the 2017 Celebrity Chef Dinner that will take place on November 5.

This year’s winners were Ana Giron, who was the Dignity honoree; Jesse Urena, who was the Service honoree; Vanessa Rodriguez, who was the Excellence nominee; Dr. Teresa Hollander, who was the Justice nominee; Jay Donoghue, who was the Visionary honorree; Darin Rorrer, who was the Outstanding Achievement honorree; and Michael McGlinn, who was the Client/Patient/Volunteer honorree.

Karen McGlinn closed the awards with a touching thank you to the staff for all of the hard work they had put in over the past year.

Dignity Nominees

  • Maria Anaya*
  • Rita Armendariz
  • Lidia Campos*
  • Erika Contreras
  • Grace Diaz
  • Ana Giron
  • Kacy Gomez
  • Dr. Eric Huang
  • Jasmine Le
  • Marie Macaulay
  • Julie Neja
  • Tom Nguyen
  • Blanca Perez
  • Zoila Perez*
  • Marcela Rodriguez
  • Vanessa Rodriguez*
  • Luisa Santa
  • Wilson Santos
  • Sergey Sergeyev
  • Hanna Shin*
  • Jeny Veneros*

Service Nominees

  • Leticia Aguilar*
  • Cindy Aguirre
  • Ilona Artemov
  • Maria Ballesteros
  • Lidia Campos*
  • Janet Cho
  • Laura DeLaRosa*
  • Kacy Gomez
  • Lidia Gutierrez
  • Gladys Guttierrez-Teske
  • Dr. Teresa Hollander*
  • Xiomara Joslyn
  • Jasmine Le
  • Abigail Lopez
  • Dr. Rocio Ortega
  • Blanca Perez*
  • Nina Reyes
  • Leyda Rivera*
  • Kate Servino*
  • Roquel Tamez
  • Elaine Thobe
  • Kimberly Trejo*
  • Jesse Urena
  • Jeny Veneros
  • Dr. Duc Vu
  • Vincent Vinh

Excellence Nominees

  • Diane Arroyo
  • Dr. Diane Beyaoju
  • Lidia Campos
  • Janet Cho
  • Kristin Costello
  • Ervin Dinh
  • Sandy Garduno
  • Yadira Gomez
  • Katie Hernandez
  • Dr. Teresa Hollander*
  • Elizabeth Hopkins
  • Dr. Eric Huang
  • Maria Mendez
  • Christina Nguyen
  • Jonathan Ortega
  • Blanca Perez*
  • Zoila Perez
  • Vanessa Rodriguez*
  • Sergey Sergeyev*
  • Jesse Urena
  • Vincent Vinh
  • Jose Vizcara
  • Marisa Wayt

Justice Nominees

  • Maria Anaya*
  • Sara Barragan
  • Marisol Cendejas
  • Dr. Teresa Hollander*
  • Michael McGlinn
  • Leyda Rivera*
  • Marcela Rodriguez
  • Darin Rorrer
  • Stacey Sanchez
  • Alicia Segura
  • Sergey Sergeyev*

Visionary Nominees

  • Ervin Dinh
  • Dr. Teresa Flores*
  • Mary Ann Huntsman
  • Ivette Ibarra
  • Dr. Jila Nikkhah
  • Bianca Ortiz
  • Kimm Sharp
  • Deirdre Wilson

Outstanding Achievement Nominees

  • Erika Castro
  • Grace Diaz
  • Jay Donoghue*
  • Xiomara Joslyn*
  • Darin Rorrer
  • Luisa Santa*
  • Jose Vizcara

Client/Volunteer Nominees

  • Cindy Aguirre*
  • Rebeca Alcaraz
  • Rita Armendariz*
  • Diane Arroyo
  • Lidia Campos*
  • Laura Cendejas
  • Erika Contreras
  • Karen Cuadros*
  • Laura De La Rosa
  • Dr. Teresa Flores*
  • Sandy Garduno
  • Ana Giron*
  • Kacy Gomez
  • Yadira Gomez*
  • Yadira Gonzalez
  • Claudia Gutierrez
  • Gladys Gutierrez-Teske*
  • Mia Hernandez
  • Dr. Teresa Hollander*
  • Dr. Tammy Huang
  • Roxana Hurtado*
  • Daniella Islas
  • Xiomara Joslyn
  • Dr. Jonathan Kahn*
  • Ursula Loc
  • Jessica Martinez
  • Karen McGlinn
  • Michael McGlinn*
  • Julie Neja*
  • Christina Nguyen
  • Tom Nguyen
  • Israel Ortiz*
  • Blanca Perez*
  • Zoila Perez
  • Dr. Trinh Pham*
  • Alina Pineda
  • Rosa Reyes
  • Ana Rodriguez*
  • Darin Rorrer
  • Gabriela Sanchez*
  • Jesse Urena
  • Jeny Veneros
  • Marisa Wayt*
  • Stefanie Wilson
  • Deirdre Wilson*