Outstanding Carlton Senior Living Team Members Shine Bright at “Best of the Best” Awards

PR.COM | September 2, 2023

Carlton Senior Living, a trusted provider of senior care services, gathered to celebrate its exceptional team members at the illustrious “Best of the Best” ceremony hosted at the Skyline Events venue on Treasure Island in San Francisco. The event served as a heartfelt recognition of the remarkable contributions made by Carlton’s dedicated employees across various roles and shifts, who consistently go the extra mile to deliver exceptional moments for residents and their families.

Carlton Senior Living Team Members Shine At Best Of The Best Awards Ceremony

Distinguished by its unique approach, the “Best of the Best” awards at Carlton honor team members from every corner of the organization from each of their 11 communities across northern California.

The awards celebrate the dedication and commitment of staff members in diverse roles, ranging from compassionate care partners and diligent sales assistants to visionary executive directors and devoted dishwashers.

The “Best of the Best” awards are a testament to Carlton Senior Living’s unwavering dedication to providing high-quality, memorable experiences for residents and their families. Associates who exemplify the company’s core values and contribute significantly to the warm, welcoming atmosphere that Carlton communities are known for are recognized and celebrated.

Each quarter, winners emerge from every community role, showcasing the broad spectrum of talents and responsibilities that contribute to the overall success of Carlton.

These quarterly honorees then become contenders for the annual “Best of the Best” awards, representing the pinnacle of achievement within the organization. The grand celebration is the culmination of a year-long journey of dedication, hard work, and exceptional service.

“At Carlton, every team member plays an invaluable role in creating a vibrant and nurturing environment for our residents. Our ‘Best of the Best’ awards have been a cornerstone of our culture since 2016 and are a tribute to our employees’ compassion and dedication. We are so proud to recognize these remarkable individuals and celebrate their contributions,” said Lisa Schumann, Vice President of Community Relationships.

Carlton’s unwavering commitment to excellence in senior living is exemplified through its person-centered care approach and genuine recognition of the remarkable team members who drive its success.

Celebrating Excellence: Best of the Best Honorees

Carlton Team Members Celebrated At Best Of The Best Awards Ceremony


The standout achievers recognized at the “Best of the Best” awards ceremony were:


Olivia Sterba | Executive Assistant | Orangevale

Innes McFarlane | Sales Assistant | Sacramento

Imee Nungay-Segarra | Care Manager | Downtown Pleasant Hill

Zulma Valenzuela | Care Partner, Assisted Living, AM Shift | Sacramento

Efren Sabio | Care Partner, Assisted Living, PM Shift | San Jose

Lorena Preciado Ochoa | Overnight Supervisor, Assisted Living | Orangevale

Raquel Gomez | Care Partner, Memory Care, AM Shift | Davis

Asra Sultana | Care Partner, Memory Care, PM Shift | Elk Grove

Lourdes Bustamante | Overnight Supervisor, Memory Care | San Leandro

Alan Trujillo Dominguez | Chef | Davis

Denver Monzon | Cook | Sacramento

Joshika Ram | Dining Room Manager | San Jose

Suzette Marco | Director of First Impressions | Concord

Evangaline Rodriguez | Director of Memory Care | Elk Grove

Maricel Ong | Director of Resident Services | San Jose

Laurie Peirce | Driver | Elk Grove

Mary Kingori | Evening Supervisor | Sacramento

Rosa Gonzalez | Housekeeping | San Leandro

Gilberto Plascencia | Maintenance Assistant | Pleasant Hill

Jonathan Centeno | Medication Manager | Memory Care of Contra Costa

Dionne Hamilton | Medication Technician | Sacramento

Tapinder Kaur | Nurse | Fremont

Rhodesia James | Activities Assistant | Downtown Pleasant Hill

Amanda Sellers | Activities Manager | Fremont

Dron Kumar | Maintenance Manager | Fremont

Vicki Vasconi | Resident Liaison | Downtown Pleasant Hill

Mary Grafilo | Sales Director | Pleasant Hill

Juana Martinez | Wait Staff | San Leandro

 Miriam Faris | Executive Director | Davis


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