2019 SCHA Awards
Outstanding Executive Director

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Nohemy Robles Nohemy Robles

Nohemy Robles

Position: Executive Director

Organization: Sunflower Gardens


List your nominee's experience in Senior Care.
Nohemy Robles, Executive Director for Sunflower Gardens Memory Care, is a phenomenal, elegant, and classy woman with a drive and passion to serve seniors and their loved ones. She has received numerous awards for her achievements in senior living. A Guatemalan native, she found herself in the City of Angels helping seniors with home safety and transportation assistance. She discovered her passion when she developed a connection with a woman who had a stroke and moved to a skilled nursing facility. Nohemy asked for a job at that facility so that she could continue to care for her but did not have certification to do so. Nohemy went to pursue her CNA license.

Describe how your Nominee has exceeded his or her Job Description, becoming a hero to you or others. Provide an example or as much detail as possible of the things that they do that go above and beyond their job description.
for 30 years Nohemy has been in various roles in senior living; and helped open two different assisted living communities. She is especially known for going above and beyond the call of duty to help seniors and their families. There are so many great stories we could tell but here is a recent one that really shows her level of kindness for mankind. Recently, she drove the Sunflower Gardens bus with our Activities Director, Daniela, from Santa Ana to San Diego to assess, prepare all necessary paperwork and ensure safe transportation for a prospective resident. This gentleman had been in and out of several communities and homes that could not provide the level of care he needs. Nohemy and Daniela spent the entire day well into the night making sure we could provide a great home for this man. He is now living at Sunflower Gardens and doing great! She went out of her way, above her “normal” duties to help him.
Nohemy has been helping seniors and their families for over 30 years. As Executive Director, she is an exceptional manager and motivator to all employees at Sunflower Gardens. She helps in all departments with all of the roles at her community, everything from answering the phone to cleaning the floor. She honors each and every person who is blessed to work with her and live at her community. Her influence has driven all of her staff to consider themselves part of the Sunflower Gardens family providing the best care to all of the residents and family members.