The Fig Garden Rotary Club recently awarded the following grants: $6,000 to the Robotics Team at Edison High Computech; $5,000 each to the "Helicopter Project" at Rotary Storyland and Playland, the new Hinds Hospice administration and grief counseling center and the Robotics Team at Duncan Polytechnic High School; $3,500 each for volleyball equipment at Tenaya and Wawona middle schools via the Fresno Volleyball Club and the Boy Scouts Camp Chawanakee sailing program; $2,000 each to the Fresno Fire Department "Helmets for Kids" program and Valley Public Radio; $1,500 each to Holland Elementary School for athletic uniforms and Fresno Survivors of Suicide for their prevention program; $1,000 each to help build a community garden at Tehipite Middle School and for school supplies at Lowell Elementary School via "The Wise Old Owl" program.
The Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary Society has named Fresno attorneys Oliver W. Wanger (Wanger Jones Helsley) and James P. Lambe (Fresno County Public Defender's Office) to its Order of Centurions for having completed 100 or more jury trials.
Mark J. Foote has been selected as the next CEO of Madera Community Hospital by the hospital's board of trustees.
Rachelle Taylor Golden has joined the law firm of Overstreet & Associates. She will concentrate on civil litigation primarily defending public entities, business and nonprofit corporations.
Pearson Realty announced its salesperson of 2013 was Jon Daggett, specializing in agricultural land sales.
Retail California, a division of Pearson Realty, announced its salesperson of 2013 was Peter Orlando, specializing in retail sales and leasing.
Kaiser Permanente earned a four-star rating in California for overall quality of care in the annual Healthcare Quality Report Card from California's Office of the Patient Advocate. Kaiser Permanente in both Northern California, which includes Kaiser Permanente Fresno, and in Southern California also received four stars in the "Patients Rate their HMO" category, which measures members' satisfaction with their total care and service.
The following have been promoted to partner of the Stoughton Davidson Accountancy Corp.: Michelle Ellis, CPA, CVA, who joined the firm in 2009 as an audit manager; Chris Tozlian, CPA, and Jennifer Tozlian, CPA, who both joined the firm in 2007, and Jason Weber, CPA, who joined the staff as an accountant in 2003.
The Fresno Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (SFSP) has elected the following board of directors for the 2013-14 fiscal year: S. Lujuana Bull, president; Sandy Henderson, president-elect; Al Carlson, past president; Jim Lusk, Toni Porter, Larry Lindenau, Richard Ransom and William Coleman, directors.
Jared West has earned the designation of certified portfolio manager through Columbia University and the Academy of Certified Portfolio Managers. West is a senior vice president of wealth management at Merrill Lynch.
Cornerstone Structural Engineering Group of Fresno has received a Small Firm Merit Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of California for its work on the Mountain Road 319 Bridge in Tulare County.
Gene O'Brien Sr., branch manager and executive vice president of Platinum Home Mortgage Fresno, was awarded Presidents Circle for 2013 at the recent sales conference in Temecula. O'Brien and his entire staff received awards for loan production and great customer service.
Nancy Flores has joined the Graveline Financial team as director of account management.
Pathology Associates welcomes the following board-certified pathologists to its team: Daniel A. Cortez, M.D., anatomic and clinical pathology; Calvin Chen, D.O., anatomic and clinical pathology; David A. Barrett, M.D., anatomic and clinical pathology; and Charay Jennings-Dover, M.D., Ph.D., anatomic pathology with sub-specialty board certification in dermatopathology.
Randy Cervelli has joined the grower team of the National Raisin Co. Cervelli will represent NRC as a raisin grower field representative.
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