Staff Spotlights and Shout Outs

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Alexis Leftridge, Bright Futures Candles and Home Start Thrift Boutique

"Over the last 6 months, Alexis has shown tremendous leadership and poise under pressure. With the recent transitions,  Alexis had to pull double duty at Bright Futures and at the Thrift Boutique. She isn't afraid to try new things and always shows enthusiasm and energy when given a task.  Alexis shows maturity and poise at every opportunity and I look forward to seeing her continue to grow and express her great ideas at BFC! - Laura Tancredi-Baese, CEO

Katherine Rejer, Housing Program (East)

"Katherine is our outreach specialist in East County, but she is so much more. In the interim, she has taken on the being a case manager with the clients at the Amikas Tiny Cabins and part of Sheriff HART. Katherine is a team player and is always willing to help. She can always bring a smile or a laugh, especially on tough days.  She goes above and beyond for her clients, and we are lucky to have her making a difference in the community." - Karina Hernandez, Housing Program Manager

Sherry Naum, Community Services for Families

"CSF would like to recognize Sherry Naum who has been with the agency almost 17 years. With CSF she has been able to not only serve some of the hardest families and from very different backgrounds and cultures, but she also has helped new staff learn processes and resources to better serve families. Sherry is always kind, knowledgeable and willing to help others." - Caroline Wessel, Community Services for Families Program Manager

Jordan French, Housing Program (Central)

"Jordan is our DV Case Manager and Central Housing Coordinator, but to us she is Ms. Handyman. Jordan stepped up when the Central team needed her the most. She is an advocate for her clients and demonstrates what a case manager shouLd be. She shows great strength is her willingness to learn and grow in her field to better support her clients." - Karina Hernandez, Housing Program Manager

Stella Sanderson, Behavioral Health

"From the moment Stella started with Home Start in April '22, it felt like she'd been a member of our team forever. She jumped in ready to assist, organize, teach, learn, and team-build from day one. Stella has had some pretty rough cases this past year, and has always rose to the occasion; ready to advocate for client's well-being. We are all grateful for her support and kindness, both in and out of the office.
- Sade Carswell, Psy.D. Behavioral Health Program Manager

Rasha Jabreil, First 5 First Steps

"Rasha is an extremely positive and compassionate individual.  She enjoys her role as an F5FS Family Support Specialist. Her eyes light up consistently with joy when she talks about her clients' accomplishments."  - Karen Flores, First 5 First Steps Program Manager

Alejandra Gonzalez Hernandez,  Communities in Action

"Alejandra has greatly contributed to the success of the CalFresh team. Alejandra is a fierce advocate for students requesting assistance with CalFresh. She is kind hearted and resourceful when it comes to advocating for the benefit of the clients. She treats her client with empathy and kindness. Alejandra, thank you for all you do, it is a great pleasure to have you on the team.."  - Angelica Gonzalez, Communities in Action Program Manager
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