Recipients of the 2018 Fainer/Tauber, MD Awards announced

Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation (VCMRF) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Fainer/Tauber, MD Awards on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the Lloyd- Butler Estate in Oxnard, the title sponsor of this year’s celebration.

In 1956, Dr. Leo Tauber, along with two other physicians founded VCMRF, whose mission is “To improve, in partnership with others, access to needed health care for the most vulnerable and underserved residents of Ventura County.” Since that time, the Foundation has been a leader in recognizing the achievements and dedication of the county’s doctors and health care professionals, through the David Fainer, MD and Leo Tauber, MD awards. By acknowledging the work of the health care professionals county-wide, VCMRF brings awareness of the exemplary work taking place every day in the health care community to help drive innovation in patient care and access to care for all residents, especially the county’s underserved population.

The 2018 honorees include:

  • Physician Beverly Valles Torres, MD, MPH
  • Nurse Rashidah Khan, RN
  • Community Service Award Michael Boyko
  • Oral Health Specialist Catherine Chien, DDS
  • Vision Care Specialist William Shaffer, OD Behavioral/Mental Health Professional Richard Deamer, MD
  • Allied Health Professional Kristine Supple, PA-C, MPH
  • Trailblazer Award Michael L. White, LMFT

The $225- plate event ($195 for past award winners) includes a champagne reception, entertainment by Allegato (jazz) Music, dessert, live and silent auctions, formal dinner and the awards ceremony. Funds from the event will benefit oral health and vision care services for low- income children and seniors, homeless outreach for those less fortunate, and survivorship wellness retreats for low-income women undergoing cancer treatment at local hospitals through the InnCourage program.

For more information please contact Victoria Chandler at the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation (805) 641-9800, email at [email protected], or visit website at

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