2021 News

Announcing VHA Home HealthCare’s 2021 Client Choice Award winners

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By VHA
Collage of our 2021 Client Choice Award winners

At VHA Home HealthCare (VHA) our staff and service providers are known for providing high quality care with great heart.

In 2007, VHA started an annual program to recognize and honour staff and service providers who demonstrate spectacular client care. We transformed this staff recognition program into the Client Choice Awards in 2015 and began involving clients and their families in the nomination process. These nominations give clients and families the opportunity to identify exceptional service and share their appreciation for the excellent care they receive.

This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever clients and families are showing their support for VHA nurses, personal support workers (PSWs), rehab providers and coordinators through these nominations.

“There was a whopping 67% increase in nominations for this year’s Client Choice Awards over last year, resulting in 275 Client Choice Award nominees for 2021,” shared Dan Uzelac, Manager of Talent Acquisition and Development at VHA. “We are so proud of the spectacular care our team members provide to our clients and their families and this shows just how much they appreciate it.”

A selection committee made up of representatives from across VHA, as well as a client and family partner, took on the difficult task of selecting this year’s winners. The amazing group of 13 winners for this year were announced at VHA’s Virtual Staff & Service Provider Recognition event in late September.

See the videos sharing the stories of VHA’s 2021 Client Choice Award winners.

Full list of 2021 Client Choice nominees

Adiam Abraha
Ainie Escatron
Aleli Yumol
Alemengda Haile
Alesia Francis
Alexandra Lizano
Alicia Baoanan
Alma Pineda
Amor Buntag
Anabel Mueller
Andrew Tarnowski
Angela Barham
Angelita Tare
Ann Thomas
Anna May Benzon
Annabelle Israel
Annis Gooding Morgan
Arcely Roxas
Aries Sanchez
Arlene Nunez
Asherina Ocmer
Avelino Flauta
Ayane Lubaba
Baldwin Wellington
Abdul Sami Barat
Beatriz Cawis
Belinda Chico Mendoza
Bennethe Regente
Bernardita Pagal
Beverly Eby
Bibi Khan
Braulio Arqueza
Bravo Bibat
Brendalyn McDonald
Buu Vien Ho
Candice Carson
Carlalee Shaw
Carmen Bayle
Carmen Villatoro
Cassondra Kahrs
Catherine Nicolas
Chandra Naipaul
Cheryl Echon
Chi "Alex" Hou Fok
Christian Owusu-Mensah 
Christine Friesen 
Christine Froude 
Claudette Udarbe 
Colleen Beaumont 
Colleen Crosbie 
Criselda Reyes 
Cynthia Matundan 
Daisyrie Baraceros 
Danielle Roy 
Darlene Luzadas 
Dawn Franklin 
Deepti Mehta 
Densie Natnat 
Digna Alagao 
Dolores Manuel 
Dolores Shaw 
Dona Dinulong 
Dona Kumarage 
Dusanka Kalabic 
Edna Babao
Eileen Navarro
Eliza Midzio
Elizabeth Pascaul
Ellen Boamah
Elma Fernandez
Emebet Teklemariam
Erin Cunningham
Etsegenet Ayele
Evelyn Atienza
Ezekiel Jude Toda
Fe Morante
Felister Mburu
Ferdinand Dante
Fritzie Manibog
Gemma Paccarangan
Glorina Asuncion
Grace Pedro
Gui Ju Li
Hana Asfaw
Hannah Njenga
Henry Virtucio
Hidat Beraki
Himkala Subedi
Hongyu Woody Zhang
Huria Ibrahim
Idil Jama
Irene Estrada
Isoken Osagie
Jacqueline Williams
Jane Dangawen
Janet Borja
Janette Blas
Jasmin Valdez
Jennifer Kong
Jenny He Zhao
Jenny Rai
Jeraldine Tamayo
Jessilyn Biscocho
Jeya Kaneshalingam
Jhorlyn Mejia-Ordonio
Joan De Gula
Joan Swarsati Bissoondyal
Josephine Rolloque
Joveline Tun
Juliene Baido
Julieta Deleon
Junior Pullitt
Justina Mpanugo
Kaur Pawandeep
Kendalyn Walford
Kendy Abalos
Kenisha Moodie
Keu Soo "Jennifer" Kong
Kimberey McFadden
Kirusa Panchalingam
Ksanet Yebio
Kuduson Mehari
Lauretta Osayande
Lemlem Atta
Lemlem Khsay
Lilly Li
LIna Pagador
Linda Dunlop
Lorelie Baysa Laurente
Lourdes Bagguatan
Lucy Achas
Lyn Small
Ma Jamaica Lomahan
Ma Lavinia Kathleen Lorenzo
Manalebish Wunde
Mandeep-kaur Cheema
Maniraj Singh
Margarita Bautista
Margie Aquino
Maria Agustina Reyes 
Maria Cecilia Bergavera
Maria Cristina Miraflor
Maria Geah Amolar
Maria Lercy Del Sole
Maria Licera
Maria Maila Casido
Maria Miraflor
Mariam Sahanokho
Maribel Guinhic
Marife Felibello
Marilyn Eclar
Marina Caramat
Marita Bagat Vitto
Marites Nuesca
Marjorie Hapin
Marta Alas
Marva Williams
Mary Anne Bautista
Mary Carreon
Mary Jean Alejo
Maxine Burke
Meaghan Sturges
Mehret Berhane
Melba McDonlad
Melecia Joseph
Belinda Mendoza
Meng "Lisa" Zhu
Merly Belgado
Merlyn Gallarmin
Mervelyn Brown Paragh
Mervelyn Paragh
Meryden Ascano
Mica Ledesma
Minda Cunanan
Miriam Dori
Naga "Monica" Maganti
Murayo Guled
Nahida Mohamed
Nelia Tominez
Niranjana Rajanikanth
Olga Penafiel-Mora
Olivia Landeza
Onofrecia Batoon
Pamela Smith
Paul Bailey Ingram
Paula Kay Roque Hernandez
Paula Rico
Pawandeep Kaur
Peace Festus
Pearl Leyesa
Pei Hong "Bella" Li
Perlita Felicita
Phedra Wilson
Princesita Perin
Qi Fen "Annie" Liang
Rachelle Ragasa
Rae Llaneta
Raquel Gabriel
Rebecca Quiocho
Rena Calubiran
Reyhan Ozceylan
Rina Rivera
Rita Persaud Lariviere
Rohelita Guinawa
Roita Callo
Rosalie Lopez
Rosalina Pedro
Rosalinda Agapay
Rosalyn Caubang
Rosanna Edwards
Roselle Ople
Rosita Callo
Sahar Hassan
Saleema Rohoman
Samantha Patterson
Sangeeta Maharjan
Selam Samson
Shameika Rose
Sharon Alejo
Shei Ann Bangayan
Sheila Franco
Sheila Heywood
Shenglan "Jenny" Jiang
Shermy Waoi
Shiela Foronda
Shilu Kunwar
Sophia Lewis
Stacy Ann Noble
Stella Chukwu
Stephone Joseph
Sunday Erhonmose
Sunita Francis
Susan Lopez
Susana Perlas
Sylrose Augustin
Tamlyn Nicole Alba
Tashi Choezom
Tatjana Novakovic
Tickalyn Martin
Trichia Grant
Tsega Andemicael
Uma Sud
Veemi Chouhan
Vennis Thomas
Veronica Foisyloares
Veronika Namweya
Vilma Tabalina
Vivian Arellano
Wai-Kwan "Polly" Ng
Weda Causing
Weyneshet Weyeso
Xiao Ling "Sally" Wu
Yan Luo
Yin Huan "Jenny" He 
Yorlyn Orcasitas
Yvette Calliste
Zenash Atnafie