In this series, "Service Spotlights," we share stories of Easterseals Southern California (ESSC) staff who have made a positive difference in the lives of individuals we serve, their colleagues and the organization as a whole. Here are those we recognize in 2019.
Stephanie Sandoval has worked as a Life Skills Coach in Easterseals Southern California’s Adult Day Services (ADS) program in El Centro, Calif. since 2008, providing direct support to adults with disabilities, assisting them with their daily activities to build their social and living skills, and helping them advocate for themselves to achieve greater independence.
Mary Franklin brings her positive attitude to everything she does as an Accounts Payable Specialist at Easterseals Southern California (ESSC). Since she began working at ESSC in 2013, Mary's positivity and commitment to her work have been infectious, motivating many of her teammates to follow her lead. Her calm demeanor and problem-solving skills help her team focus on what's most important so they can concentrate on the solution.
In her role as a Family Support Worker for the past three years, Maribel has been in charge of enrolling children in the Early Head Start and Head Start programs at the CDC. She also provides referrals to comprehensive services and resources for employment, education, food, clothing, housing and more, that help strengthen and support the entire family.
IT Analyst Heidi Santos has been with ESSC for four years. She has a passion for customer service, and consistently goes above and beyond to evaluate, design, configure, deploy, and support technologies for all of ESSC’s service lines.
Every month we spotlight an associate who has made a positive difference in the lives of our participants, their colleagues, and the organization. In the latest installment of our "Service Spotlights" series, we share the story of an ESSC associate Yadira Jasso, who has made a positive difference in the lives of participants, her colleagues and the organization as a whole.
Since Kaz Lockett began working as an Employment Specialist for ESSC’s Bob Hope Veterans Support Program (BHVSP) in 2015, he has helped approximately 200 veterans transition from the military into civilian employment. By meeting one-on-one with veterans to learn about their employment and education goals as well as their past experiences, they work together to define what success would look like for them and to create a roadmap to effectively meet their goals.