Virtual Awards Presentation

Virtual Awards Video

Join us in celebrating our valued sponsors & volunteers who help advance our Mission,

Executive Director
Bernadette Mellott

Our Volunteers are the heart and soul of this organization.

They advance our Mission. Without them, we could not provide the services to our residents which assure both their safety and quality of life in assisted living settings.  The kindness and support which the volunteers demonstrate every day is remarkable.

Thank you for taking the time to view our video and celebrating our volunteers especially our three award recipients.  We are thankful for your ongoing support of our Mission.

2020 Award Recipients

Ombudsman of the Year

Diana Paradise

For Diana Paradise,
"working on behalf of the senior population is deeply rewarding and personally gratifying making volunteering at OSSMC a natural fit!"

Over the years, Paradise has devoted herself to advocating for the vulnerable and unrepresented as an educator, a music therapist in senior residential facilities in San Mateo County, and as the daughter of her
101-year-old mother.  
Distinguished Service Award

Greg Giguiere

Greg Giguiere’s job as an elder abuse investigator is to protect the rights of the elderly from neglect, physical abuse, or financial abuse and help in the prosecution of criminal or civil cases. Fora recent complex case, Giguiere will be awarded the Distinguished Service Award for going above and beyond in resolving a case with help from ombudsman DianaParadise.

“The main reason I got into police work was to assist the most vulnerable people,” Giguiere said.
Nancy Cronin Guiding
Force Award

Isaac Stevenson

Isaac Stevenson has performed around the world as a vocalist with a 19-piece band. Hosted his own Bay Area TV show for youth. Worked for 27 years at Becton, Dickinson, a global medical technology company. And received numerous awards for his contributions to radio and TV as well as his volunteerism. But what most humbles him today is his work as a volunteer ombudsman for OSSMC.

“I am humbled and so blessed in my life,” Stevenson said. “I have been so lucky to continue to serve my community.” 


Thank You.

William Andrejko
Phyllis Annett
Tom Barrett
Gail Cameron (1 year)
Ann Dreyfus
Adele Dunnigan
Carol Farrell
Alicia Ferrer
Michele Fraumeni
Mary Ann Gage (10 years)
Randy Hooper
Susan Javier
Jay Katz
Kathryn Kearney
Leslie Krauss (1 year)
Diane Leeds
John Lyle
Pamela Martin
Karen Morical
Pattie Murphy-Kracht
Louise Nelson (10 years)
Christine Newman
Diana Paradise (5 years)
Ron Pass
Diane Robertson
Richard Schwachter (5 years)
Dave Shaw (1 year)
Isaac Stevenson (5 years)

Thom Taylor
Art Wolf (1 year)


Rebecca Brown
Christine Lui
Judy Schutzman
Su Yang
Amelia Yee

Thank You.

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