FAIRFIELD — Marilyn Manfredi has made her impact on the Solano County community, from emergency medical care to the lives of local youths.
She works at Vallejo-based Medic Ambulance Service, which provides advanced life support ambulance service to all of the county except Vacaville. She has served as quality assurance coordinator and will soon have a new role that has yet to be announced.
Her job as quality assurance coordinator consisted of reviewing the documentation for emergency medical calls. She looked at what went right and what needed improvement, giving Medic Ambulance that constant probing of its operations needed to continually get better.
That wasn’t Manfredi’s first job in the emergency medical field. She previously worked at Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center as the emergency room supervisor. It’s just a different point in the emergency service line.
Emergency medical work is where she found her niche.
“I like the high energy,” Manfredi said. “I like the variety. Every day is different. I think what I like about ambulance, being a part of it, is assuring people get the care they need at the first moment possible.”
She met her husband-to-be Rudy Manfredi in 1981 while working at Kaiser. Rudy Manfredi in 1979 had bought Medic Ambulance. She retired from Kaiser in 1999, did volunteer work and then went to work for Medic in 2000.
Marilyn Manfredi’s work in the community goes beyond the office doors of Medic Ambulance. She has been on the Solano Community Foundation board since 2001. The foundation helps businesses and individuals find local nonprofit groups to support, encouraging philanthropy. It supports nonprofit groups.
She is on the board for Tools of Learning for Children, a nonprofit group that provides phonics teaching materials to preschools. She said early childhood literacy is the key to success.
She served as a mentor for a youth learning job skills through the Yippie Foundation in Fairfield. She wanted to share her knowledge and insights.
Her work with Medic Ambulance has given her other chances to be involved with various local events. Medic Ambulance joined other community groups in sponsoring the Napa Solano Heart Association chapter’s annual Heart Walk last summer. It has helped with EMS week, with a county report saying the 2010 week was successful in part due to Marilyn Manfredi’s efforts.
“I like to focus on local things,” Marilyn Manfredi said. “My husband and I give to charities nationally, but it’s much nicer to know your helping the folks you live with.”
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