2015 Vision & Values Awards

SOS Vision & Values Awards


 

On Friday, August 14th, the entire SOS staff gathered at the Balboa Harborside Pavilion in Newport Beach for an afternoon of fun at the second 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.

The event started off with iced tea, lemonade, appetizers, and a chance for staff members to mingle while admiring the sweeping views of the beautiful Newport Beach harbor seen from the ballroom. Then Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric Huang began the program.

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 2015 Celebrity Chef Dinner that will take place on Octpber 30.

This year’s winners were Dr. Maryann Huntsman, who won the Visionary Award; Gladys Gutierrez-Teske, winner of the Dignity Award; Vanessa Ontiveros, honored as the Excellence Award winner, Nicole Ganci, who took home the Justice Award, and Janet Cho, who won the Service Award.

Karen McGlinn closed the awards with a touching thank you to the staff for all the ways they make this world a better place. After the program, attendees were invited to enjoy a Balboa Bar station and make their own delicious treats!

Dignity Nominees

  • Maria Anaya
  • Sara Barragan
  • Sarayne Benitez
  • Nicole Ganci
  • Dr. Eric Huang
  • Dr. Mary Ann Huntsman
  • Lidia Jauregui-Campos
  • Xiomara Joslyn
  • Jennifer Mosher
  • Julie Neja
  • Vanessa Ontiveros
  • Ivon Perez
  • Lupe Rios
  • Phillip Velasco
  • Jeny Veneros

Service Nominees

  • Sara Barragan
  • Sarayne Benitez
  • Nicole Ganci
  • Diana Gutierrez
  • Gladys Gutierrez-Teske
  • Dr. Eric Huang
  • Lidia Jauregui-Campos
  • Xiomara Joslyn
  • Vanessa Ontiveros
  • Israel Ortiz
  • Leticia Salas
  • Phillip Velasco
  • Jeny Veneros
  • Dr. Duc Vu

Excellence Nominees

  • Sara Barragan
  • Jeremy Elkins
  • Deirdre Fitz-William
  • Nicole Ganci
  • Diana Gutierrez
  • Lidia Gutierrez
  • Dr. Eric Huang
  • Dr. Mary Ann Huntsman
  • Ivette Ibarra
  • Xiomara Joslyn
  • Jennifer Mosher
  • Julie Neja
  • Nancy Pierre-Paul
  • Leyda Rivera
  • Jeny Veneros

Justice Nominees

  • Rebeca Alcaraz
  • Sara Barragan
  • Gladys Gutierrez-Teske
  • Dr. Teresa Hollander
  • Dr. Eric Huang
  • Xiomara Joslyn
  • Jennifer Mosher
  • Julie Neja
  • Israel Ortiz
  • Nancy Pierre-Paul
  • Ivon Perez
  • Leticia Salas

Visionary Nominees

  • Grace Diaz
  • Jeremy Elkins
  • Nicole Ganci
  • Diana Gutierrez
  • Dr. Eric Huang
  • Ivette Ibarra
  • Lidia Jauregui-Campos
  • Jennifer Mosher
  • Dr. Jila Nikkhah
  • Nancy Pierre-Paul
  • Sergey Sergeyev
  • Phillip Velasco