November STARS Employee of the Month

Michael Pigeon – Cook, Dining
» Start Date: June 2007
» Born: Claremore, OK
» Raised: Turley, OK
» Wanted to be as a Kid: Zoologist
» Favorite Sport: Wrestling
» One Meal Forever: Pizza
» Described by Friends: Dependable
» Hobbies: Competitive Gamer
» First Job: Tour Guide at the Tulsa Zoo
» Family Recipe: Biscuits and Gravy
» Collects: Buffalo Nickles
» Motivated By: To honor my dad
» What his supervisor says: “Michael is a great employee. He is very caring, dependable, and
respectful. He has made tremendous professional growth in the time that he has worked here and has
become a true asset to the Charter Oak restaurant as well as the organization and its members.” – Kelsey Knouse, Charter Oak Chef

November STARS Employee of the Month

Anderson Bambokile – Household Manager, Health Center

» Start Date: February 2021
» Born and Raised: Zambia in Central Southern Africa
» Education: Ozark Christian College and Tulsa Tech
» Favorite Sport: Soccer
» Described by Friends: Caring, kind, wise, humorous and hardworking
» Hobbies: Cooking and Grilling
» First Job: Collecting samples in a copper mine
» Favorite Quote or Bible Verse: “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord,
not for human masters.” Colossian 3:23
» Family Recipe: African Chicken Curry
» Favorite Book: A Savior Worth Having by E.V. Hill
» Collects: Seiko Watches
» Family: Married with three children
» What his supervisor says: Anderson is compassionate, and devoted to his faith, family, staff
and elders. His positive attitude brightens everyone’s day.” – Cheryl Hrdlicka, Director of Nursing

October STAR of the Month

Kelley Haralson, Dining

» Start Date: April 2019
» Born: Houston, TX
» Raised: Tulsa, OK
» Education: Central High School and Tulsa Junior College
» Favorite Sport: Volleyball
» One Food Forever: Pizza and salad
» Described by Friends: Caring, hardworking, helpful and devoted
» First Job: Pizza Hut Server
» Favorite Holiday: Halloween
» Family Recipe: Meatloaf
» Favorite Movie: The Notebook
» Collects: Antiques and old coins
» Free Time: Reading, watching television and visiting family and friends
» Fun Fact: Once owned an ice cream business
» What her supervisor says: “Kelley is a great employee. She is always putting everyone ahead of herself. She is truly a sweet and kind person. We are privileged to have her on our team and at Trinity Woods.” – Latasha Grundy, Dining Supervisor


October STAR of the Month

Stephanie Lieb – Housekeeping

» Start Date: May 2017
» Born: Torrance, CA
» Raised: Gardena, CA and Tulsa, OK
» Education: Will Rogers High School and Community Care College
» Wanted to be as a Kid: Veterinarian or Lawyer
» Favorite Sport: Football
» Described by Friends: Strong, smart, resilient and kind.
» Hobbies: Diamond paintings and crafts
» First Job: Dietary Aide
» Family Recipe: Deviled eggs or Great Grandma’s Baked Beans
» Favorite Book: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
» Family: Married with four boys
» What her supervisor says: “Stephanie does her job well and cares about the members she serves. She is an asset to Trinity Woods and our team” – Cathy Green, Director of Housekeeping

August STARS Employee of the Month

Clarence Elliott, Transportation
» Start Date: October 2021
» Born and Raised: Tulsa, OK
» Wanted to be as a Kid: A Navy man
» Described by Friends: Sincere and Dependable
» Hobbies: Listening to old albums and reading
» First Job: Mr. Cecil’s Barber Shop
» Favorite Bible Verse: “Blessed is he who considers the poor.” Psalms 41:1
» Favorite Book: My name is Charlie Wilson by Charlie Wilson
» Family: Married with 5 children
» What his supervisor says: “Clarence is a very conscientious person and always goes above and beyond in helping our members. It is a pleasure to a have person like him to work with.” – Cliff Mosley, Transportation Supervisor

August STARS Employee of the Month

Amy McDaniel, Housekeeping
» Start Date: June 2018
» Born: Gardenia, CA
» Raised: San Francisco, CA
» One Meal Forever: Tacos
» First Job: McDonalds
» Wanted to be as a Kid: Singer
» Family Recipe: Goulash
» Favorite Book: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
» Hobby: Crocheting
» Family: Married with six children
» What her supervisor says: “Amy is a thoughtful and conscientious worker. She is happy to do the work needed to get the job done right. She is an asset to our team and to the member we serve”. – Cathy Green, Housekeeping Supervisor

July STARS Employee of the Month

Laura Myers, Dining
» Start Date: January 2022
» Born and Raised: Tulsa, OK
» Wanted to be as a Kid: Archaeologist
» Family Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie
» Hobbies: Cooking and Yardwork
» Favorite Holiday: Halloween
» Favorite Saying: “Nothing changes…if nothing changes.”
» Spends Free Time: Cooking, Sleeping and Traveling
» Fun Fact: I am actually very shy when I first meet people.
» What her supervisor says: “Laura is a blast to work with. She is always smiling and laughing and truly
loves serving our members.” – Stacy Pine, Dining Supervisor

July STARS Employee of the Month

Cathy Green, Housekeeping Manager
» Start Date: August 2009
» Born and Raised: Tulsa, OK
» Wanted to be as a Kid: An Adult
» Described by Friends: Crusty on the outside but a marshmallow on the inside.
» Hobbies: Trail Hiking and Fishing
» One Food Forever: Pizza
» Special Skill: Fluent in Pig Latin
» First Job: Counting cattle on the trucks entering the stockyard
» Fun Fact: I have a minister’s license and officiated my son’s wedding.
» What her supervisor says: “Cathy is a loyal, hardworking, and a dedicated employee. She is very
dedicated to her staff and the members. Cathy is a hard worker, a pleasure to work with, and provides
excellent customer service to the Trinity Woods organization.” – Dennis Graham, COO

June STARS Employee of the Month

We are so excited to spotlight Rosal Osburn, CMA in the Holliman Center as the June STAR employee of the month! Rosal thank you for your outstanding customer service!

» Start Date: June 2003 (19 years!)
» Born and Raised: Philippines
» University: Holy Trinity University in the Philippines
» Wanted to be as a Kid: Flight Attendant
» Described by Friends: Caring person and a giver
» Hobbies: Traveling, cooking and watching sports on television
» Favorite Verse: “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm
118:24
» Collects: Angels and Crystals
» First Job: Telephone Switchboard Operator
» Fun Fact: She has traveled on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
» What her supervisor says: “Rosal connects with residents, family and team members easily because of her passion to serve others.” – Jacob Will, VP of Health Services

May STARS Employee of the Month

Tim Woodard, Maintenance
» Start Date: January 2021
» Born and Raised: Miami, OK
» Favorite Sport: Football- Go Chiefs!
» Favorite Family Recipe: Fry Bread
» Hobbies: Woodworking and Golf
» Favorite Quote: “You’ll face many defeats in life, but never let yourself be defeated.”
» Collects: Art (paintings)
» Favorite Movie: Top Gun
» Family: Five Kids and Nine Grandkids
» What his supervisor says: “Tim is a “handshake guy” which means, he does what is right and
what he says he will. His character is of a caliber you rarely see anymore. I am thankful he is with
us, working alongside us each day taking care of Trinity Woods residents and fellow employees.” –
Ty Westlake, Facilities Manager

May STARS Employee of the Month

Karen Dills, Member Services
» Start Date: November 2019
» Born: Dover, DE
» Raised: Everywhere, Military Family
» Wanted to be as a Kid: Broadway Star
» Described by Friends: Outgoing and caring
» First Job: Hotel Maid
» One Food Forever: Nachos
» Favorite Book: Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich
» Collects: Flamingos
» What his supervisor says: “Karen is a kind soul and is loved by all who meet her. She is willing
to step in and help wherever needed and always does it with a smile and a positive attitude. Karen
is a true asset to the Member Services Team.” – Carri Matheson, Member Services Director

February STARS Employee of the Month

Melissa Dimanochie, CMA, Marshall Gaddy House

» Start Date: July 2016
» Born: Mississippi
» Raised: Killeen, TX
» Wanted to be as a Kid: Nurse
» Hobbies: Reading Urban Fiction
» Described by Friends: The funny one!
» Favorite Book: To Kill A Mockingbird
» Favorite Family Recipe: Chili
» Favorite Things about Trinity Woods: “The elders I care for and my coworkers. It’s a blessing every day that I am able to care for my elders.”
» What her supervisor says: “If they gave out gold medals for dedication and hard work, Melissa would have a collection. She is an exceptional member of our team. Not only does Melissa light up and enrich our elders lives with her positivity and enthusiasm she also inspires her coworkers. She is an integral
part of our team and I value her loyalty and commitment to the Trinity Woods mission.” – Sadie Krywicki, Memory Care Manager

January STARS Employee of the Month

Candy Ramirez, Cook, Employee Corner Cafe

» Start Date: August 2011
» Born and Raised: Texas
» Described by Friends: Caring, helpful, attentive and does the right thing
» Favorite Holliday: Family birthdays!
» Favorite Recipe: Salsa – Green or Red
» Favorite Quote: “This isn’t Burger King but you can have it your way – upon availability.”
» Favorite Thing about working Trinity Woods: “Doing what I love to do, helping and serving and especially cooking for my employees.”
» What her supervisor says: “Candy is a very caring person. She works tirelessly to ensure superb service to every employee.” – Richard Applegate, Food Services Director

October STARS Employee of the Month

Start Date: April 2008

Born and Raised: Mexico

Favorite Family Recipe: Pozole, Enchiladas, Tamales and Tacos!!

Favorite Sport to Watch: Figure Skating

 Fun Fact: On June 13th, 2013, she became an American Citizen.

Favorite Verse: The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. Hebrews 13:6

Motivation: The community members are my family and I love making them smile, feel respected and loved.

What her supervisor says: “Alicia is a dedicated hardworking member of the Trinity Woods family who strives for perfection. She goes out of her way to ensure the satisfaction of the members and staff alike. Alicia is energetic while motivating and encouraging her fellow co-workers. She is very engaged and passionate about her work.” Dennis Graham, COO.

October STARS Employee of the Month Announced!

The October STARS Employee of the Month is Beverly Bufford a CNA in Cobb Landing. Beverly is a caregiver in the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Household. She originally started at OMM in 2014, took a short break and has been back since March of 2020.

“I truly love working with the elders in Cobb,” said Beverly. She was born in Tulsa but grew up and attended school in Chicago, IL. She met her husband in high school and they have been married 20 years. They have seven children, four girls and three boys. Her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving because she loves to cook and spend time with her family.

What her supervisor says, “Beverly is such kind soul. She is one of the trainers on Cobb Landing for new employees and is always so thorough and patient with everyone through their learning experience,” said Julie Akers, Household Manager in Cobb Landing.

March STARS Employee Of The Month – Lori Johnson, Wellness Coordinator

We are so lucky to have Lori Johnson, Wellness Coordinator for the Health Center, as the March STARS employee of the month. Lori Johnson will celebrate her ninth year with OMM in April. “Bringing joy, laughter and comfort to all who live and work at OMM” is what she loves about her job.

Lori was born and raised in rural Nebraska on a farm. Her caregiving nature started at an early age when she began sewing and cooking to help her mother and grandmother. After high school she went to Northeast Technical Community College and became an LPN. There is little she hasn’t done in the nursing fi eld and truly believes caring for people is her calling.

Lori is a strong supporter and volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association. In fact, she always wears purple “to remember all those we have loved and lost.” She collects teacups and Precious Moments figurines. She still enjoys cooking and sewing and even singing. One time in college when traveling across Europe she sang at Notre Dame Cathedral.

When she is not spending time with OMM elders she enjoys her family’s Wednesday Night Dinners. Lori and her husband, Bill, have been married 37 years next month. They have four grown children – twin boys, one daughter and a son. She is also the proud grandma of nine grandchildren.

What her supervisor says  “You can find Lori everywhere on campus. Her presence is really known at events. She sees an opportunity takes note and adjusts. She works out the logistics and solicits help from volunteers to make sure the Health Center elders have the opportunity to attend events. This is just one-way Lori’s passion shines through for the elders she serves.” Jennifer Rawlings, VP of Wellness.

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