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Leslie McSparran Death is not something to fear, according to St. Joseph Hospice volunteer Leslie McSparran. When her father was diagnosed with cancer in 1994, McSparran traveled back to Maryland to care for him. McSparran was impressed by the thorough care the hospital provided patients and their families. The experience inspired her to give back and now volunteers her time with St. Joseph Hospice. McSparran is the August recipient of Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary’s Oliver Halsell Care Award. As a volunteer with hospice, McSparran offers companionship and comfort to the elderly. She explained that she is there mainly to provide social support through activities, talking and just being present for the patient. McSparran also volunteers for the No One Dies Alone program, which offers patients who are actively transitioning a peaceful and reassuring atmosphere during their final hours. Volunteers also provide families with support during this difficult time. After nearly 30 years in aerospace, McSparran changed career paths, admitting that the corporate world didn’t satisfy her need to nurture. A self-described “people person,” McSparran now works for a family-owned catering company called Teak Catering, where she serves as the staffing coordinator. Her job involves organizing staff for each job and providing event support. McSparran will be honored at Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Awards banquet in November at Fairhaven’s Mission Viejo location. The banquet honors a year’s worth of achievements within the local community. Additionally, Fairhaven will make a donation in her honor to her selected charity, St. Joseph Hospital Foundation. For more information and to nominate a deserving candidate, visit Fairhaven’s website: http://www.fairhavenmemorial.com/community/oliver-halsell-care-award or email CareAwards@FairhavenMemorial.com.
August 19, 2014

 
Kristin Byrnes Kristin Byrnes, CEO and president of Newport Beach, California-based nonprofit Project Access, has announced that she will be leaving the organization after 11 years when a successor is found. She joi... Read More
March 20, 2015
Vern Underwood EY has honored Vern Underwood of Young’s Market Company, a leading distributor of fine wines, spirits and selected beverages in the western United States, with a special Lifetime Achievement Award as ... Read More
March 16, 2015
Arnetta Robinson “Close your eyes and imagine what your last day would look like.” This is the scenario Arnetta Robinson presents her patients on a daily basis. As community relations liaison at Sea Crest Home Health ... Read More
March 13, 2015
Scott Krueger Scott Krueger is the new Chief Financial Officer for Irvine-based accounting firm White Nelson Diehl Evans. He has 20 years of experience as a financial executive. With over 130 staff members, WNDE ... Read More
March 12, 2015
Patty Mouton At a March 9 State Capitol ceremony, Laguna Niguel resident Patty Mouton was named by Assemblyman Matthew Harper 2015 Woman of the Year for the 74th Assembly District. As vice president of outreach an... Read More
March 11, 2015
Kenneth Gundersen Kenneth Gundersen, CPA, has joined Irvine-based Allen, Haight & Monaghan LLP, Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors (AHM) as a partner. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Gundersen had twent... Read More
March 10, 2015
Edward Wu MVE + Partners, a leading architecture, planning and design firm, announces the promotion of Edward Wu to Senior Associate Partner. In his new role, Wu will oversee complex projects throughout design ... Read More
March 09, 2015
Yazdan Emrani Yazdan Emrani, P.E., is named Civil Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers Orange County Branch. Yaz is Sr. Vice President of Hall & Foreman, a division of David Evans and Ass... Read More
March 03, 2015