A special evening celebrating leaders who have been steadfast in shedding light on the lives of others.

The event featured a reception with integrative therapy demonstrations, music, hors d’oeuvres and a candle-lighting ceremony to honor those who have been or are a light in our lives.


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2019 Lights of LightBridge Honorees


Pam Ferris | President and Chief Executive Officer

Pam Ferris is the President and CEO of Seacrest Village Retirement Communities. After joining the organization in 1989, she oversaw the day-to-day operations for many years prior to her appointment as President/CEO in 2000. Pam has worked in long-term care administration since 1983 after she received a Master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis on gerontology. She holds both CA Nursing Home and Assisted Living licenses, and currently serves as a board member of the Moldaw Residences in Palo Alto, CA and the Association of Jewish Aging Services. Pam previously served on the boards of the San Diego Jewish Academy and the California Association of Health Facilities.

Scott Tarde | Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Scott Tarde is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, as well as, a Residential Care Facility for the Elderly Administrator. Scott is the Chief Executive Office and Executive Director of the George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc. ®, a San Diego based non-profit organization that specializes in adult day care and support services to families affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory impairment diseases. Scott has an extensive operational background in multi-site management of skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities. He is a Past President of the San Diego Health Care Association, past Vice-Chair for Region V of the California Association of Health Facilities, Chair of the San Diego County Skilled Nursing Facility Disaster Preparedness Task Force and Vice Chair of the San Diego Senior Alliance. Scott graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Psychology.

Lisa Swaiman | LightBridge Hospice & Palliative Care Volunteer

Lisa Swaiman is currently retired and happily volunteers for LightBridge Hospice — leading Expression Through Art sessions and visiting patients one-on-one. Prior to retirement, Lisa was Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications at The Capital Group, parent company to American Funds. At American Funds, based in Los Angeles, she started the retirement plan communications department, which created web and print materials to teach everyday people to plan for retirement. The goal was to translate financial-ese into English. Prior to American Funds, Lisa was Vice President at Fidelity Investments in Boston and Assistant Vice President at the Investment Company Institute in Washington, D.C.  In her early years, Lisa worked in San Diego in investor and employee relations at SDG&E.

Lisa hails from Minneapolis. She is married to Jim Grossman and has one daughter, Sarah Swaiman Grossman. In addition to LightBridge, Lisa enjoys multi-media art classes, travel, family and friends.

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