Service Awards Given to Unprecedented Number of Employees

Recruiting and retaining the brightest and most talented workforce is at the core of OCWD’s success. This year, more than 40 of its 218 employees celebrated work milestones, from five years of service to 35 years, for a combined 575 years of service. In addition, Board Member Denis Bilodeau received recognition for 15 years of service and Directors Cathy Green and Shawn Dewane each celebrated five years of service. OCWD wishes to thank these employees for sharing their talents, expertise and their thirst for innovation.

Thirty-Five Years Service

Michael Samples, Senior Maintenance Tech. Grade III

Thirty Years Service

Jeffery Kind, Construction Inspector II
Michael Ross, Senior Maintenance Tech. Grade III
Patricia Wimmerstedt, Senior Buyer/Material and Inventory Cont.

Twenty-Five Years Service

Janice Durant, District Secretary
Patrick Lewis, Maintenance Manager
Lily Sanchez, Supervising Chemist
Tom Stevens, Operations Supervisor

Twenty Years Service

Stephanie Dosier, Director of Human Resources
John Kennedy, Executive Director of Engineering & Water Resources

Fifteen Years Service

John Bonsangue, Principal Hydrogeologist
Adam Hutchinson, Recharge Planning Manager
Michael Saunders, Senior Heavy Equipment Operator
Esmer Uribe, Senior Administrative Support Specialist
Dick Zembal, Natural Resources Director

Ten Years Service

David Bolin, Principal Hydrogeologist
Darla Cirillo, Senior Administrative Support Specialist
Pete Doplito, Maintenance Scheduler Planner
David Field, Hydrogeologist
Janice Kovacevic, Senior Administrative Support Specialist
Christina Fuller, Senior Administrative Support Specialist
Joanne Goco, Staff Accountant
Kevin Greene, Accounting Manager
Jim Hammersmith, Maintenance Scheduler Planner
Rae Krause, Administrative Support Technician
David Mark, Principal Hydrogeologist
Vishav Sharma, Finance Manager
Don Supernaw, Senior Plant Operator III
Sterling Vamvas, Chemist

Five Years Service

Pedro Barrera, Maintenance Technician Grade I
Anthony Carreira, Senior Plant Operator III
Patrick Hollinden, Environmental Specialist
Troy Lane, Senior Maintenance Tech. Grade III
Mario Manriquez, Lead Operator
Elizabeth Mosher, Chemist
Thomas Nicholson, Senior Plant Operator III
Curtis Sanders, Plant Operator II
John Schifano, Field Representative
Danny Simala, Maintenance Tech. Grade II
Frank Simone, Buyer
Chris Vu, Plant Operator II
Lisa Wirtz, Senior Human Resources Specialist