LACERS honors its best employees as event returns post-pandemic.

Guiding Principles Returns

Story and photos courtesy Amelia Herrera-Robles, LACERS

Executives, from left: Rod June, Neil Guglielmo and Todd Bouey.

On May 9, LACERS held its seventh Employee Appreciation Week and Guiding Principles event to award employees who best represent the principle categories of professionalism, innovation, respect, kindness and caring, and teamwork. It was the first Guiding Principles event in person since the pandemic, although honors were presented virtually in the interim.

LACERS hosts Employee Appreciation and the Guiding Principles Awards to highlight and promote the outstanding achievements of the public servants who work tirelessly every day and consistently exhibit the LACERS guiding principles.

Employee Appreciation Week was held May 7-9, in conjunction with National Public Works Week.

Employees who were voted and selected by their peers for the honor collected certificates. What a way to congratulate and acknowledge those employees who work hard every day and make sure those they are serving are treated with respect and professionalism.

The event, was held in the LACERS Board Room in its new headquarters building.

Hosts acknowledged all those nominated for each award and then the awardee.

The Club thanks Neil Guglielmo, General Manager, Club Member, and the LACERS staff for their assistance in producing this story.

Guiding Principles Awards

2024 Honorees: The Guiding Principles Awards are presented to individuals and teams nominated and voted upon by their peers. These individuals and teams champion the LACERS Guiding Principles and incorporate these values into their daily work.

Kindness and Caring

Individual Award:
Christopherson Ilano
Felix Lewis
Lin Lin
Jeremiah Paras
Amelia Herrera-Robles

Team Award:
Survivor Benefit Unit:
Brittany Cotton
Marilyn Hernandez
Evelyn Sanchez
Ursula Ruiz
Adrienne Hobbs
Nancy Mirano
Rachelle Ramiento


Individual Award:
Aurora Binder
James Kawashima
Khia Moore
Lucy Fu
Rainbow Sun


Individual Award:
Ada Lok
Aleli Capati
Ani    Ghoukassian
Audrey Dymally
Carol Rembert
Margaret Drenk
Heather Ramirez
John Koontz

Team Award:
Fiscal Management Division:
Jo Ann Peralta
Selina Wong
Nancy Obiacoro
Lolita Badar
Candice Urbano
Bassant Saad
Justin Lam
Aurora Binder
Stacey Garcia
Teresita Dauigoy
Elsa Lam
Carmelita Klingbeil
Clarence Ou


Individual Award:
Chhintana Kurimoto
Estella Priebe
Isaias Cantu
Kevin Hirose
Lisa Li
Anni Quach
Thomas Ma

Team Award:
Systems/HRP Integration
Transition Team:
Cliff Lim
Tracy Beloin
Zooie Nguyen

Team Award:
HRP Integration
Transition Team:
Kevin Hirose
Lisa Li
Andy Chiu
Lilian Cao
Lauren McCall
Brian Cha
Ryan Intal
Sevan Simonian
Alex Lombardo
Karina Coimbra
Kimmy Kwan
Lian MacDonough
Linda Huynh

Team Award:
Move-In and HRP Integration Transition Team:
Thomas Ma
Ed Leh
Christopher Yip
Christopherson Ilano
Jason Leung
Aleli Capati

Team Award:
Administrative Services Office:
Edwin Avanessian
Isaias Cantu
Horacio Arroyo
Kristen Szanto
Julie Guan.
John Koontz
Alfredo Munguia


Individual Award:
Julia Guan
Marcel Nguyen
Taneda Larios
Vikram Jadhav
Ellen Chen

Team Award:
Member Processing Unit:
Kevin Hirose
Jamie Roberts
Felix Lewis
Pauline Pelagio
Roxana Haro

Congratulations to all the awardees, and all employees
who uphold LACERS’ highest ideals.