Employee Engagement and Recognition

Meet our Employee of the Month Winners!

Our winner and runner-up nominees for each month will be displayed right here!

Here you will have the opportunity to get to know more information about your dedicated colleagues in Pediatrics such as which division they work in, what their role is within their division, how long they've worked for the Department and University, where they are from, and how they like to spend their time outside of work.

You'll even get a chance to see who else in the Department of Pediatrics is making a notable, positive impact as runner-up nominees for each month!

Your June 2019 winner and runner-up nominees are in!

Congratulations, Meg Venables !

Meg Venables is the Division Manager for General Pediatrics and Interim Division Manager for Gastroenterology. She began working at Stanford as a Program Coordinator with Spectrum Child Health (now MCHRI) in 2010. She became a Division Manager in 2016.

Meg is from Southern California. She came north to attend UC Santa Cruz where she studied Anthropology and planned to become a lawyer. When Meg isn’t working, she loves to travel, cook, run, and spend time with her silly dog – a 13-year old black pug named “Matsu.” Meg states, “I love the people I work with and also love the variety of work.”

Notable, runner-up nominees for June 2019: 

Divya Chauhan (Stem Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine), Jennifer Tran (Finance) and Juana Fulks (HR) 

Your May 2019 winner and runner-up nominees are in!

Congratulations, Jennifer Kang!

"Jennifer Kang is a Global Child Health Program Manager within the Division of Infectious Diseases. She began working with her division in 2011 with the intent of helping to implement a research project in Zimbabwe, and she has been “lucky to continue working with the same group as it's grown into the current GCH program.”

Jennifer was born in Korea and grew up in suburban Washington state “with one foot in the US and the other in Korea.”  Jennifer states, “I am proud to have been part of the first generation of my family to go to college, studying History at Dartmouth. I switched career paths after college due to an internship, which  thought was going to be for 3-months, turned into several gap years of exploring children’s health in Asia. I went on to get my Master’s in Public Health at the University of Washington, focusing on global health and development.”

When Jennifer isn’t working, and before having kids, Jennifer and her husband loved road trips, cooking, spontaneous adventures, and any chance to fly to a new place. Now that Jennifer has three active kids (4, 7 and 10 years old), she has a newfound appreciation for staycations and meals other people cook. She is thankful to her kids for letting her see the world again through their eyes and with their curiosity.

Jennifer states, “I love the camaraderie of the fabulous, generous global child health family, which includes folks from across the SOM and the Office of Faculty Development and Diversity with whom we share our office space. I love exploring new ideas and connecting students and trainees to the global health community here and abroad. Anytime we get to bridge a gap, fill a need, help chip away at inequity, through a research project or a new class at Stanford, that’s a beautiful thing.”

Notable, runner-up nominees for May 2019: 

Divya Chauhan (Stem Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine)