Associate of the YearAssociate of the Year

The 2019 honorees have been selected by their community leadership teams based on their unique characteristics and actions. Each person adheres to the mission set forth by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago and supports our living joyfully culture. Their contributions have far-reaching implications and for that we are grateful.

Salvador Valle
Chef, Independent Living

Salvador understands how important his role is within the community and takes resident feedback very seriously. He uses their comments to keep refining and creating high-quality, nutritious meals. He views it as an opportunity to grow. Salvador is a team player who shares his expertise, positive attitude, and warm smile with everyone.

“Sal is an excellent steward of the resources he is given. Under his watchful eye equipment is maintained properly, food costs are controlled, and nothing is wasted.
But most of all we love his spirit.”
Calvin Isaacson, Executive Director