Faustina Caudillo

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Faustina Caudillo’s role as a caregiver started at a young age, taking care of her grandma. In her early teens, she was there to help ease her elderly grandmother’s transition from life.

Erin Holt

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Erin Holt started out her career path in Child Development and quickly learned that it wasn’t the job for her. The Lompoc native and 1976 graduate of Lompoc High said she had friends who were nurses, who encouraged her to consider the medical field.

Bob Barboza

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As a retired longtime Lompoc insurance agent, Bob Barboza is used to working with people. So coming to LVMC to volunteer as a “Blue Coat” helper when he retired seemed a perfect job.

 Jodi Meyer

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Jodi Meyer is new to the area, but at Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services, she quickly found a place to feel at home.

Mary Vega

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CCC Certified Nursing Assistant Mary Vega has worked 24 years without ever missing a day of work for illness. That’s quite an accomplishment, considering she works a physically and mentally demanding job, and in those years she also adopted her three grandchildren.

Cindy Emerson

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Medical Assistant Cindy Emerson describes her job as a being a “little bit of everything.” She is the employee that patients of Dr. Ado Leporati interact with during appointments at Lompoc Valley Medical Center: Physician Services on Third Street (formerly Valley Medical Group).

Jackie Melone

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A one-time Red Cross volunteer, Jackie Melone was eager to help at the new Lompoc hospital when it opened eight years ago. “I thought it was a wonderful thing to do,” she said. “I like to give back to the community. They needed volunteers. I’ve enjoyed it ever since.”

Sarah and Sharon Smith

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When Sarah Smith was looking for inspiration on a future career path, she didn’t have to search very far. As a high school junior, Sarah spent a night shift shadowing her mother, Sharon, in her job as a Certified Respiratory Therapist at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. That was all it took.

Yvonne Cooper

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When the current Lompoc Valley Medical Center was opened, Yvonne Cooper was among those who answered the call for volunteers. She’s been a “Blue Coat” volunteer for about seven years, taking the Wednesday afternoon shift.

Andres Cordova, Jr.

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If his desire to return home to Lompoc wasn’t so strong, Andres Cordova Jr. might be working on air conditioning and refrigeration units for Ice Capades in New York City.

Rosalie Zepeda

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Rosalie Zepeda was born and raised in Lompoc and for the past 27 years has been a steadfast figure at LVMC’s Comprehensive Care Center. Rosalie is one of the longest employed Environmental Services Technicians on staff.

Tiffany Mamane

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Whenever someone needs something at LVMC, Tiffany Mamane quickly becomes the most popular person around. A buyer in the Purchasing Department, Tiffany is responsible for making sure essential items are ordered for hospital use – everything from pens to band-aids and sutures. “They used to call me the go-to girl,” she said. “They came to me for everything. They still do.”