VCMRF Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation

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SAVE THE DATE for the 29th Annual Tauber/Fainer, MD Awards Celebration!

Sunday, May 15, 2022


The 28th Annual Leo Tauber, MD & David Fainer, MD Awards was held on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at Rancho Santa Clara del Norte (the Lloyd-Butler Ranch).  The event was recognized outstanding community contributions by those directly involved in the delivery of health care in Ventura County who, through professional, charitable, and public service activities, have demonstrated they exemplify Dr. Tauber and Dr. Fainer's ideals of generosity, excellence, and integrity.


We want to thank our supportive sponsors and donors who continue to provide funds to help us carry out our mission "To improve, in partnership with others, access to needed health care for the most vulnerable and underserved residents of Ventura County.”  We could not put on this event without you!



The late Leo Tauber, MD and David Fainer, MD, served as role models and mentors to many in the medical community.  Exemplary and empathetic professionals, Dr. Fainer and Dr. Tauber were known for their motto, “The secret of care of the patient is caring for the patient.”  The event is always a huge success.  The funds VCMRF raises touch many lives, and help support underserved children and families throughout Ventura County obtain access to health care services and programs, including dental and vision care services for vulnerable, low-income children and seniors in pain, and homeless outreach for those less fortunate.   


28th Annual Tauber/Fainer, MD Awards "A Day to Shine"

To View the Event Program, click here: 2021 Event Program


Deserving recipients of the 2021  Leo Tauber, MD & David Fainer, MD Awards include:


  • Hospital Physician: Thomas Golden, MD
  • Community Physician: J.N. Warwar, MD, FAAFP
  • Clinical Physician: Wendy Francke, MD
  • Nurse: Diane Cornell, RN, MSN, CCRN-K
  • Community Service Award: Amanda Larson
  • Oral Health Specialist: Adam G. Lautt, DDS, MS
  • Vision Care Specialist: Kyle McCarthy, OD
  • Behavioral/Mental Health Professional: Joseph Vlaskovits, MD
  • Allied Health Professional: Cindy Maurer, PT, DPT, OCS
  • Veterinarian Health Care Professional: Nino Garrolini, DVM





Nomination Form

To nominate a deserving health care provider, please fill out the form below and return it to VCMRF:
2022 Tauber & Fainer, MD Awards Nomination Form 


Past Honorees

To see a list of past honorees, please see the document below:

Tauber & Fainer, MD Past Award Recipients List




For more information about VCMRF’s programs and services, click here:



To watch the 2020 Virtual Event, just CLICK one of the links below:





To view a past event program, click on a link below: 

2020 Event Program

2021 Event Program