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 August 2018 winner and runner-up nominees are in!
Congratulations, Ofelia Colin!
"Ofelia Colin serves as an Administrate Associate for the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes. She has worked in the Department of Pediatrics for 15 years and counting.
Ofelia is a SF Bay Area native – she was born right here at Stanford Hospital! When she is not working, Ofelia enjoys traveling, date night with her better half (when she is able to), family/friend gatherings and most importantly being a mom to her two children, Dalia and Colin. Ofelia states, “I love everything about my job! I work with the best division in Pediatrics. They are amazing, genuine and dedicated faculty, fellows and staff.”
Notable, runner-up nominees for August 2018:
Kyle Kovtun (Stem Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine), Liana Hsu (Endocinology), Michelle Au (Neonatology), Sue Leamons (Operations/ Finance) and Toshumba "Tee" Barkus (Operations/ Facilities).
Your July 2018 winner and runner-up nominees are in!
Congratulations, Lana Tat!
“Lana Tat serves as a Financial Analyst within the Pediatrics Operations team supporting the Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine (SCTRM), the Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine (LCGM), and the Center for Curative and Definitive Medicine (CDCM). She has worked in the Department of Pediatrics for a little over 2 years and a total of 9.5 years with Stanford University.
Lana is a SF Bay Area native – she was born in San Francisco and grew up in San Jose. She graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Urban Education. When she is not working, Lana enjoys hanging out with family and friends, playing with her dog, gardening, cooking, hiking, watching movies, and relaxing on the beach. Lana states, “I love being part of a fun and supportive team. My role gives me the opportunity to interact with such a diverse group of individuals across the University and Hospitals. It’s very rewarding to manage complex accounts and to support research projects aimed at curing diseases and saving lives.”
Notable, runner-up nominees for July 2018:
Michelle Au (Neonatology), Sam Saunders (Cardiology), Joan Luthra (Genetics) and Gopin Saini (Stem Cell Transplant and Regenerative Medicine)
Your June 2018 winner and runner-up nominees are in!
Congratulations, Susan Freeman Ike!
" Susan Freeman Ike serves as a Senior Fellowship Coordinator for the Department of Pediatrics, Education Administration team. She has worked with the Department of Pediatrics for a little over 4 years!
Susan is a native of Asheville, North Carolina. She completed her undergraduate school studies in Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Alabama. When she is not working, Susan enjoys traveling and reading. Susan states that, "She loves her fellow program coordinators - they are amazing! She also enjoys tackling different challenges and coming up with unique solutions."
Notable, runner-up nominees for June 2018:
Lana Tat (Research Administration) and Sam Saunders (Cardiology)
Your May 2018 winner and runner-up nominees are in!
Congratulations, Caroline Ragadio!
Caroline Ragadio serves as an Administrative Associate for the Division of Neonatology. She has worked with Stanford Department of Pediatrics in the same team and position for nearly 4 years!
Caroline is a native of Delano in Southern California. She completed her undergraduate school studies in Health Administration at Mission College in Santa Clara, CA and University of Phoenix. When she is not working, Caroline enjoys traveling, being a foodie and making money lei’s for special occasions like graduations. Caroline states the best part of working at Stanford is that, “I love the people I work with!”
Notable, runner-up nominees for May 2018:
Lana Tat (Research Administration) and Alyssa Ray (Hematology/ Oncology)