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Kari Buist-Baker For Mission Viejo resident Kari Buist-Baker, caring for those in need has always been an innate ability. Her career has come full circle; she began as an obstetrics nurse caring for fragile infants, and today is founder and CEO of Senior Life Management, Inc., where she coordinates the resources families need to provide care for their elderly loved ones. Buist-Baker is the May recipient of Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award. Fairhaven Memorial Park & Mortuary, with locations in Santa Ana and Mission Viejo, created the recognition program in 2012 to pay monthly tribute to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional care in their profession and community, improving the lives and spirits of those they help. Winners come from many fields including private care, hospice, social work, counseling, assisted living, nursing, therapy and volunteer work. After her mother was diagnosed with dementia in 2003, Buist-Baker resigned from her job as an obstetrics nurse to pursue her passion of helping others find care for their senior relatives. She founded Senior Life Management in 2007, a nurse case management company that assesses and coordinates care for seniors by developing a personalized care plan based on each individual’s needs. To date, Buist-Baker has helped nearly 300 families. Senior Life Management recently was tapped as a consultant for Age Well Senior Services, Inc., a nonprofit providing programs, services and resources to seniors in South Orange County. The new partnership provides Buist-Baker and her staff with the opportunity to assist more families than ever before. Buist-Baker will be honored at Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Awards banquet in November at Fairhaven’s Mission Viejo location. The banquet honors a year’s worth of achievements within the local community. Additionally, Fairhaven will make a donation in her honor to her selected charity, Age Well Senior Services, Inc. For more information and to nominate a deserving candidate, visit Fairhaven’s website: http://www.fairhavenmemorial.com/community/oliver-halsell-care-award or email CareAwards@FairhavenMemorial.com.
May 20, 2014

 
David Benavides David Benavides has been named Executive Director of KidWorks, a Santa Ana-based nonprofit that now serves over 800 children, teens and parents through weekly programs and over 4,000 community members... Read More
February 25, 2015
James Le Communications expert James Le has been promoted to Marketing Director at Newport Beach, California-based nonprofit Project Access, which strives to be the leading provider of vital on-site health, ed... Read More
February 25, 2015
Steven Casselberry Steven Casselberry of Michelman & Robinson will moderate a Banking Leaders CEO Panel for the RMA OC (www.rmaoc.org) on Thursday, March 19, 11:30 am at the Pacific Club, Newport Beach. Register online ... Read More
February 19, 2015
William Tran Friedman Stroffe & Gerard, P.C., a leading transactional and litigation law firm based in Irvine, is pleased to announce that William Q. Tran has joined the firm as Of Counsel. Tran’s practice focuses... Read More
February 18, 2015
Phillip Ohler An experienced telecommunications executive based in Las Vegas, Phillip Ohler has assumed the role of director of business development for ARQ, an award-winning company that designs, installs and main... Read More
February 12, 2015
Andrew Mar Fish & Tsang LLP announces the addition of Andrew Mar as an associate attorney to the firm’s expanding IP practice. Mar has nearly a decade of IP legal experience and specializes in prosecuting patent... Read More
February 10, 2015
Erika Griggs Tustin-based Coreland Companies is proud to announce the promotion of Erika Griggs to Controller. With extensive property management and financial analysis experience, Griggs will oversee all property... Read More
February 06, 2015
Theresa Jamieson For many years, Theresa Jamieson wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps by pursuing a career in nursing. After obtaining her Associate of Science in Human Biology from Santa Ana College, she began... Read More
January 30, 2015
Mollie Hunter Girl Scouts of Orange County announced that software industry veteran Mollie Hunter has been named Chief Operating Officer of the 36,000 member nonprofit organization dedicated to building female lead... Read More
January 29, 2015