Happy Holidays from BACS!
Our staff and their families celebrated the holidays together and gave thanks for our wonderful community.
This year, we are grateful for our community partners, whose work supported our shared vision of making the Bay Area a better place to live; for our participants, whose dreams and goals we can support; and for our staff, whose tireless efforts helped make real change this year.
Happy holidays, from everyone at BACS!
Welcoming Alistair McElwee: New BACS Board Member
BACS is delighted to announce the newest member of our Board of Directors: Alistair McElwee. His experience includes 17 years in operations at The GUS Team, LLC. and two years of oncology nursing at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Alistair’s education reflects his interests in politics, policy, and healthcare. He studied political science at UC Berkeley before a post graduate degree in public administration in San Francisco. More recently Alistair’s interest in healthcare led him to an advanced nursing degree. Alistair has participated as a volunteer for various arts organizations, hospitals, and political campaigns since 1986.
Welcome, Alistair, and thank you for your service!
Impact More Than 3,000 People This Year!
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Employee of the Month
A’Zah was nominated because she embodies the value of accountability in the SAGE Program. She is reliable with getting clients needs met by meeting them where they are at, and has taken initiative in making sure that they get the services and benefits that they are entitled to by doing “whatever it takes”. A’Zah has been a strength and asset to the SAGE Team, by holding staff accountable for self-care.
“What I like most about my job is the connection within my team and the willingness to help all participants beyond our familiarity. We lean and depend on each other to help everyone. And also the fact that employees feel appreciated not only by participants but also staff members. Everyone is genuinely excited for each other’s success.” – A’Zah
Congratulations, A’Zah, and thank you for all you do on the SAGE team!
Leadership Gives Inspiring Talk to BACS Staff
Jamie Almanza, Executive Director, gathered BACS’ more than 120 staff members to share her vision for BACS Past, Present, and Future. She and other Senior Managers shared news of exciting new program openings, program expansions, and opportunities for staff growth within BACS.