Volunteers and Vendor Sponsors Make It Happen!

6Beds Leaders and Volunteers

For many who’ve asked, “Why not in SoCal?” or “Why not in NorCal?” when 6Beds hosts its events, the answer lies in 6Beds’ dedicated volunteer leadership and supportive local vendors.
by Ferdinand Ebio

As a grassroots and non-profit organization, 6Beds leadership is comprised of volunteer ARF and RCFE care home operators. From the board members to its officers — 6Beds does NOT pay them. In fact, they are all paying 6Beds members. Meaning, on top of running their own care homes and tending to their families, 6Beds leaders donate their time, energy and money to organize and raise funds for 6Beds and all its sponsored events.

All event proceeds (as well as membership dues) are put back into 6Beds to fund its critical advocacy and lobby work at the Capitol. 6Beds pays for two outstanding professional lobbyists to help protect and advance our industry, as well as an accountant and an organizational administrator to help ensure 6Beds’ continuity and support for membership growth. 6Beds also funds its own Political Action Committee (PAC) to help raise money to elect candidates supportive of our industry and defeat those who are not.

That being said, events such as the upcoming 2018 ARF & RCFE Annual Conference and 2018 ARF & RCFE Awards Night Gala are designed to raise funds for 6Beds’ critical lobby and advocacy work. They are organized by 6Beds volunteer leaders in the Bay Area (and some from SoCal) who draw upon 6Beds’ growing political and social capital to invite community leaders as well as federal and state agency representatives from DSS, DDS, regional centers, DOL and DLSE.


  • Gail Carina
    Regional Director of Community Living Services of San Mateo Institute of Aging
  • Bernie Mellot
    Executive Director, Ombudsman Services of San Mateo
  • Pam Gill
    Regional Manager, Department of Social Services, East Bay
  • Rapone Anderson
    Regional Center Branch Manager, Department of Development Services
  • Amanda Pyle
    Director, Community Services Unit, Golden Gate Regional Center
  • Ken Simonton & Mary Pham
    Wage and Hour Investigators, US Department of Labor


  • Senator Scott Wiener (D – San Francisco)
    Chair of Senate Human Services Committee
  • Assemblymember Ash Karla (D – San Jose)
    Chair of the Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee
  • Assemblymember Rob Bonta (D – Alameda, Oakland, San Leandro)
  • Mayor London Breed (D) – San Francisco
  • Supervisor David Canepa (D – San Mateo County)

To raise funds for these events and for the organization, 6Beds leaders work very hard to solicit local vendors for donations and other contributions.


    HHRG provides the service that is accessible and tailored to your situation. We are comprised of seven agencies, where you can find the care that suits you best. We have skilled nurses, therapists, home health aides, and other healthcare professionals who are well-trained in providing our clients’ different health requirements.

    (650) 270-6157


    Sierra Professional Insurance is a specialized commercial insurance services agency providing only Senior Living insurance products and risk services for elder care providers. You will find we simplify the insurance process and we have the knowledge to negotiate special coverages and

    (408) 623-2255


This year’s conference theme, Grow the 6!, embodies the collaborative work of 6Beds volunteer leaders and local vendors to bring you key information and empower you with the right tools to help you grow your care homes amidst a heavily regulated industry that is on the verge of exponential growth.

To that end, please join 6Beds in expressing a sincere gratitude to all the upcoming event guest speakers and presenters, to all the vendors sponsoring this year’s upcoming annual conference and awards night gala, as well as to all 6Beds volunteer leaders who have worked so hard to make these events happen.

  • Gina Wasdyke
    6Beds Founder and Director, ARF Operator, Sacramento
  • Lillie Mauricio
    6Beds Team Leader, NorCal, RCFE Operator, San Bruno
  • Ed Mauricio
    6Beds Member, RCFE Operator, San Bruno
  • Olivia De Anda
    6Beds Treasurer, RCFE Operator, South San Francisco
  • Dominic De Anda & Manny De Anda
    RCFE Operator, South San Francisco
  • Angelita Marinda
    6Beds Corporate Secretary, RCFE Operator, Pacifica
  • Lani Marinda
    6Beds Member, Pacifica
  • Dorie Paniza
    6Beds NorCal President, RCFE & ARF Operator, San Francisco & San Mateo County
  • Lambert Paniza
    RCFE & ARF Operator, San Francisco & San Mateo County
  • Reigil Paniza
    RCFE Administrator, South San Francisco
  • Amanda Nuqui
    Volunteer, South San Francisco
  • Ines Otbo
    6Beds Senior Vice President, RCFE Operator, Buena Park
  • Ferdinand Ebio
    6Beds Chief of Information Technology and Multimedia, 6Beds, Inc.
  • Joy Manahan
    Bezaworks Graphics Design, Orange
  • Tess Jomok
    RCFE Operator, Hayward
  • Ricky Chua & Delia Chua
    RCFE Provider, Daly City

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