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Martha Meyer Martha Meyer’s path to working with seniors was an unexpected one. The San Clemente resident spent 23 years as a restaurant executive before owning a successful women’s fashion boutique in Laguna Beach. In 2000, she and her husband moved to a community with a large elderly population. “I always loved helping the people in the neighborhood,” she recalls. “I would help them with their gardening, pick up their groceries, take them to lunch and organize little get-togethers.” When Meyer sold the boutique and was considering her next move, a friend told her about a job opening at Del Obispo Terrace Senior Living. “I never really considered it as a career but realized it would give me an opportunity to do something truly meaningful,” she says. This leap of faith proved to be the best move yet, both for her and the 70-plus residents at Del Obispo Terrace. Meyer is being honored as the April recipient of Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award. Fairhaven, an Orange County mortuary and memorial park with locations in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo, created the recognition program in 2012 to pay tribute to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional care in their profession, community and the world at large. Since taking over as Del Obispo Terrace’s Life Enrichment Director, Meyer has built one of the region’s most unique and extensive social programs, centered on what she calls the “Three E’s:” Engage, Enrich, Empower. She oversees a staggering 190 activities each month, including a Sunshine Club, poetry club, beach exercise program, technology education classes, drama program and even a monthly comedy club, where residents try their hand at stand-up comedy. “You’ll laugh until you cry,” she says. Meyer will be honored at Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Awards banquet in the fall at Fairhaven’s Mission Viejo location. The banquet honors a year’s worth of achievements among the local community. Additionally, Fairhaven will make a donation to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Meyer. 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.
April 22, 2013

 
Robert McDougall Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) appointed Robert McDougall as Retail Banking Executive. As an executive for retail banking, McDougall will take the lead for the retail consumer products and ... Read More
August 22, 2014
Abel Pomar Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU) appointed Abel Pomar as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer. Pomar joins ECCU from Bank of America, where he was responsible for leading the de... Read More
August 22, 2014
Scott Bellizzi Commercial real estate broker Scott Bellizzi has joined the Orange County office of Hughes Marino, Southern California’s leading tenant representation firm. As Vice President, he will continue his wor... Read More
August 21, 2014
Ryan Baderian MUFG Union Bank, N.A., announced that Ryan Baderian has been named a managing director for the Business Banking group. In his expanded role, Mr. Baderian is responsible for managing all aspects of bu... Read More
August 21, 2014
Luis Arambula Luis Arambula, AIA, rejoins MVE + Partners, Inc. as Senior Associate Partner. Luis has more than twenty years of architecture and design experience, with a variety of assignments including high-rise, ... Read More
August 21, 2014
Daniel Gura Daniel Gura joined MVE + Partners, Inc. as the Director of business development. With more than a decade of experience in business development, real estate, and law, Dan possesses a keen knowledge of ... Read More
August 21, 2014
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. McSp... Read More
August 19, 2014
Stephen Williams Hein & Associates recently appointed Stephen T. Williams the National Director of International Tax Services. Williams brings over 25 years of experience assisting international companies and individ... Read More
August 19, 2014
Arthur Ong The Wooden Floor appointed PIMCO Executive Vice President Arthur Ong to its Board of Directors. Ong holds 27 years of legal experience with a J.D. from Fordham School of Law and currently sits on the ... Read More
August 15, 2014
Jim Driscoll The Wooden Floor appointed Jim Driscoll as Chairman of the Board. He holds several years Board Leadership experience, previously serving as Vice-Chair and where he was instrumental in furthering the B... Read More
August 15, 2014
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