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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