About the Council


The Lompoc Valley Medical Center Council (LVMC) Employee Council is authorized by the Chief Executive Officer as an organization through which LVMC employees can participate responsibly and meaningfully in the governance of the LVMC staff community. While the Employee Council is not a decision‐making body in regard to LVMC policy, it shall provide information and ideas to those in decision making positions.

Specifically, the Council shall: Build and maintain a dedicated and loyal workforce. Facilitate communication between employees and LVMC leadership. Foster positive working relationships amongst employees of different organizational areas and departments by endorsing and promoting community‐building programs and activities.


Any active LVMC employee can be apart of the Council at anytime, however they cannot vote on Council matters until attending their second consecutive Council meeting. Members are expected to attend meetings when able, share public information with their coworkers, conduct themselves in a professional manner, be impartial and honest in all Council matters. All members must agree to never disclose any grievances or personal information that is discussed during a Council meeting.

Council Members


  • Juan Esquives, Chairman
  • Kim Nelson, Co-Chair
  • Aide Salas, Secretary
  • Tammie Bryant, Treasurer
  • Carol Armero, Events Coordinator

If you are interested in participating in helping out, please feel free to ask one of the individuals listed above for more information.

News and Events

Raffle Ticket Sale and Bake Sale

The Employee Council wants to help you pay your taxes! Help support Employee Council by purchasing raffle tickets. 1 ticket for $1.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00. The winner of the raffle will be announced on April 15th at 2:00PM in the Honda Room so be sure to get your ticket before then.

The Employee Council will also be holding a Bake Sale on April 15th in the Honda Room. Have a talent for baking? The Empoyee Council wants your help. Have a sweet tooth? Stop by and get your sugar fix while helping to raise money for employee events at the same time.

For more information please see a Employee Council officer:

  • Carol Amero in Diagnostic Imaging
  • Aide Salas in Maintance
  • Tammy Bryant in Finance
  • Kim Nelson in Informatics
  • Juan Esquives in ED 

The results are in! After a triple count of ballots, your new Employee Council officers are:

  • Juan Esquivias, Chairperson
  • Kim Nelson, Co-Chair
  • Aide Salas, Secretary
  • Carol Armero, Event Coordinator
  • Tammie Bryant, Treasurer

In all, 107 ballots were counted. Three others were unsigned and therefore were not counted.

I would like to remind everyone that besides the elected positions, the council is comprised of employees who volunteer their time to help make LVMC a better place to work for everyone.

If you are interested in helping in any way, reach out to one of the officers and keep an eye out for meeting and event announcements in the paycheck Newsletter.

Please join me in congratulating the new 2015 Employee Council Officers! 

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center employees held a jacket and clothing drive to collect donations for the more than 53 homeless children living in Lompoc's three shelters. Hundreds of jackets were collected via donations from hospital staff, as well as jackets collected by staff members from the lost and found bins at Buena Vista, Fillmore, Los Berros, Miguelito, Clarence Ruth elementary schools and Lompoc Valley Middle School.

Environmental Services staff at the hospital washed the clothing, which was folded by staff in the Health Information Management office.

LVMC is proud to help our community members in need.

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Lompoc Valley Medical Center employees donated 953 pounds of canned goods and nonperishable items today to the Santa Barbara County FoodBank for needy residents of the Lompoc Valley.

There were 908 individual items collected by Benny Valdivizo in his FoodBank truck.

We're thankful to have such generous employees and pleased to be able to help our community.

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