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Nov 5 – Federal and State Labor Joint Training Program

November 5, 2015
California Scottish Rite Foundation/Pasadena
150 No. Madison Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

7:30 AM
Open to All
8:15 AM
Open to All
Welcome & Introduction
Ines Otbo
6Beds Vice President,
Co-Chair Associate Membership and Conference Chairman

Elizabeth Hengstler
6Beds Vice President,
Co-Chair Communications
8:30 AM
Open to All
DOL/DLSE Joint Labor Training
Michael Eastwood
Assistant Director,
U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division

Ralph Valles
Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist,
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Justin Emerick
Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist,
U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division

Julie Tarazon
Senior Deputy Labor Commissioner (Supervisor),
State of California, Department of Industrial Relations,
Division of Labor Standards and Enforcement
12:30 PM
Open to All
Lunch, Sponsor Presentation and Networking
1:30 PM
Open to All
Wage and Hour Guide Overview — How it Will Help
Alecia Whitaker Winfield
Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, LA-Century City Location
Ashley Brick
Associate, Littler Mendelson, LA-Century City Location
2:00 PM
Open to All
DOL, DLSE and Littler Joint Q&A Panel Discussion
Cyndy Minnery 6Beds, Inc.MODERATOR
Michael EastwoodDOL
Ralph VallesDOL
Justin EmerickDOL
Julie TarazonDLSE
Alecia Whitaker WinfieldLITTLER
Ashley BrickLITTLER
3:00 PM
Members Only
The Wage and Hour Guide Use Training
Please note, members must purchase The Guide to attend this session.
Alecia Whitaker WinfieldLITTLER
Ashley BrickLITTLER

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6Beds New Leaders in Norcal Governance, Education, Communication and Community Partnership

In case you missed it, 6Beds had its first birthday celebration on August 1, 2015 at Marriott Long Beach (SoCal) and on August 18, 2015 at The Women’s Club at South San Francisco (NorCal). While 6Beds members continue to bask in our unprecedented milestones and successes, 6Beds leaders are already gearing up for another year of groundbreaking achievements.

6Beds’ unheralded political and organizational clout owes its steady growth to a statewide approach in promoting safe and affordable residential care.

At its core, 6Beds continues to champion the health, well-being and quality of life of the frail elderly and vulnerable adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness living in residential care homes throughout California. Moreover, since its inception last July 2014, 6Beds has risen as the voice of professional residential care providers through its political work with its lobbyists, professional dialogue with DSS, DDS and supportive relationships built with other stakeholders, and its groundbreaking dialogue and member training with federal (DOL) and California (DLSE) labor and development of the Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities in California with the internationally renowned Littler Mendelson labor law firm.

As we commence year 2015-2016 as your professional society, we want you to know 6Beds is committed to the enhancement, development and preservation of our profession and our members. As part of that commitment we welcome new leaders in the area of education, communication and community outreach and NorCal governance. They are as follows:

  • Dorie Paniza, former 6Beds VP, was appointed by 6Beds Board of Directors as President of NorCal.
  • Cindy Minnery will take leadership in Education.
  • Elizabeth Hengstler will take leadership in Communications with Elayne Carver and Trish Beach who will continue their work on 6Beds’ The Voice.
  • Ines Otbo will take leadership in Community Partnership.

We know there is yet much for 6Beds Inc. to accomplish. Together with your continued membership and ardent support, we will redefine the residential care industry to enhance care for our residents and preserve our profession.


6Beds Board of Directors
Gina Wasdyke, MBA
Ronald P. Simpson, MBA, PhD
Bruce Winstead, Esq.
George Kutnerian, MS, MBA

August 1, 2015, Celebration at Marriott Long Beach

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NorCal Celebrates 6Beds’ 1-Year Anniversary!

6Beds is Turning 1!

NorCal Celebration

AUGUST 18, 2015   4 PM – 6 PM

South San Francisco Women’s Club

470 Grand Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080

  • Missed out on 6Beds’ 1-year birthday bash in SoCal?
  • Want to network with 6Beds leaders and your fellow 6-bed operators?
  • Have questions about 6Beds’ meteoric rise and its future agenda?
  • Or interested in learning more about the latest state-of-the-art, Wage and Hour Guide for Residential Care Facilities or about the Trailer Bill aimed to adapt federal and California labor laws to our 6-bed industry?

Join us this coming Tuesday, August 18, 2015, as we host 6Beds’ 1-year birthday celebration in the Bay Area, together with its key leaders from throughout California.

This is your chance to get to know your 6Beds organization and network with its leaders — who are on the cutting edge, shaping our 6-bed residential care industry to come. Come prepared with your questions and ideas of how we can all work together to achieve what no organization before us has ever done in our industry.

We look forward to see you!

Please RSVP via our Eventbrite event registration page. It’s FREE!



3:30 PM Registration
Olive Deanda, Menchu Montilla, Dorie Paniza,
Angie Marinda, Elizabeth Hengstler, Ines Otbo
4:00 PM Welcome
Dorie Paniza
6Beds NorCal – San Francisco Bay Area Vice President
4:05 PM 6Beds Accomplishments
Ron Simpson, MBA, PhD
SoCal President and Compliance and Education Director
4:15 PM 6Beds Evolution and Lobbying California State Capitol
Gina Wasdyke, MBA
6Beds Founder and Legislative Director
4:20 PM Importance of An Organization
Elpie Termulo, MBA
6Beds SoCal Leader
4:25 PM Strength in Numbers
Angie Marinda
6Beds Secretary
4:30 PM Partnering with Community and Vendors
Ines Otbo
6Beds Socal Vice President
4:35 PM 6Beds Fiscal Accountability and Transparency
Olive Deanda
6Beds Chief Financial Oficer
4:40 PM Communicating with Members
Elizabeth Hengstler
6Beds Vice-Chair of Communications Committee and SoCal Vice President
4:45 PM 6Beds Strategic Plan (Trailer Bill, Labor Compliance Guide) and the Importance of 6Beds Political Action Committee (PAC)
George Kutnerian, MS, MBA
6Beds Director, Co-Chair of Legislative Committee and PAC Chairman
5:05 PM 6Beds Milestone Video
5:25 PM Networking
6:00 PM Thank You!
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6Beds meets with DSS Regional Managers Statewide

6Beds Founder and Director Gina Wasdyke,  and VP George Kutnerian met Regional Managers Wesley Beecham (of Northern California), Pam Gill (of EastBay Delta) and Stacey Ziegler (of Sierra Cascade) in Sacramento, November 14, 2014, at 11 AM. (No representative was available for the San Francisco Coastal Region since it is vacant.)

While at the same time, a similar meeting was also taking place in Woodland Hills where 6Beds Southern California President, Ron Simpson, Ines Otbo, Ofelia Aplicador and Elizabeth Hengstler met with Kit Chan (DSS Regional Manager for North Los Angeles and Central Coast).

Mary Jolls, Program Director of Statewide Adult and Senior Care, and 6Beds Director, Gina Wasdyke, spearheaded these meetings after 6Beds became the DSS Stakeholder on October 21, 2014.  Quarterly meetings will be scheduled on a regular basis between 6Beds leaders and DSS Regional Managers.  This is the beginning of partnership-building and collaboration on different projects and ongoing dialogue between licensees and DSS on how they can improve the system.

Both sides echoed the same goal for these meetings, and that is, to ensure safe and affordable care for California’s frail elderly and adults with developmental disabilities.  6Beds Founder Gina Wasdyke commented that this collaboration is long overdue.