▪ Cary Catalano was appointed by Supervisor Sal Quintero and approved by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors to serve on the Fresno Housing Authority Board of Commissioners.
▪ Wells Fargo provided a $25,000 grant to Reading and Beyond. The funds will be used to support the Family Success Zone program. The program focuses on changing the current financial situation among families in high-poverty neighborhoods within the 93701 zip code by providing entire families with seamless programming.
▪ The East Fresno Kiwanis Foundation this month donated $2,500 to the Kiwanis Miracle Mile of Quarters project that raises funds for Valley Children’s Hospital. Members of East Fresno Kiwanis-sponsored Key Clubs, Circle K and Aktion Clubs laid out the quarters in the hospital entrance in the form of a giant K representing the Kiwanis effort in support of the hospital. The club has proudly supported this effort for more than 30 years.
▪ Identical twins Donald and Bill Rotella officially retired on June 8 as districtwide deaf/hard-of-hearing specialists for Fresno and Clovis Unified School Districts, respectively. The two educators have a combined 83 years of service to deaf and hard-of-hearing students throughout both school districts.
▪ Kelley Landano has been promoted to county librarian after serving as interim county librarian since Feb. 27. She earned her bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno, and a master’s degree in library science and information from the University of Alberta in Canada. During her career here, she has served as a children’s librarian, teen services coordinator and branch supervisor.
▪ Don Lopez is the new vice president of instruction for Fresno City College. He had served as interim vice president of instruction since December 2015. Previous to that, he was Fresno City’s director of technology beginning in 2006. He holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in finance with an emphasis in securities analysis and computer applications from California State University, Fresno.
▪ Emil Milevoj was named the new director of the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Fresno State. He will become an assistant professor of management in the Craig School of Business in the fall, in addition to heading the center. Milevoj joined Fresno State in 2001 as a lecturer in marketing and entrepreneurship.
▪ Dr. Ishwaree Chogle is now offering family medicine services for children and adults at Adventist Health/Community Care – Sanger. She has Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from Mahatma Gandhi Missions Medical College, where she also completed an internship. She came to the United States to complete her residency at the Department of Family Medicine at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. She is fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi.
▪ Wendy Sisneroz joined Opes Advisors as area manager for the region’s four offices in California’s Central Valley, including Fresno and Merced. She is known for her extensive knowledge of the lending process, from qualification to closing.
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