, LVN for HealthCare California, completed the Wound Treatment Associate Program. The purpose of the program is to prepare nurses in providing optimal care for patients with acute and chronic wounds under the direction of a certified wound care nurse.
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, with Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group, passed the California Professional Engineers Exam for Civil Engineering. Based out of Provost & Pritchard’s Visalia office, he has more than four years of experience focused on water resources engineering, and has been integral part of the surface water monitoring required through the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program for the Kern River Watershed Coalition Authority and the Kaweah Basin Water Quality Association.
, vice president of McCaffrey Homes, has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the board of directors of the California Homebuilding Foundation.
, a certified physician assistant (PA) at Adventist Health/Community Care–Sanger, was selected by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants to serve as an expert on future PA development. He also passed an exam to receive his HIV/AIDS national certification to obtain a credential as an American Academy of HIV Specialist and is the only advanced practice professional in the Adventist Health/Central Valley Network to care for HIV patients.
•Mark W. Coleman
, of the Law Offices of Nuttall & Coleman, was selected as one of the Top 10 criminal defense attorneys in Northern California by The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys. These attorneys must demonstrate an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise, and success in their practice of criminal defense.
• Fresno Women’s Network announced the 27th installation of officers. They are:Connie Smith
, president;Jennie Guadagno
, first vice president; andDebbie Milla
, second vice president. Fresno Women’s Network brings women from all aspects of business together to network and support each other.
•Steven J. Jolly
, managing director-investments for the Fresno office of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named as one of the firm’s President’s Premier Advisors for the 20th straight year based on performance, education and client service.
• Pearson Realty announced its top producers for 2014. Salesperson of the Year wasJon Daggett
, senior vice president; followed byMario DeFrancesco
, senior vice president, andStanley J. Kjar, Jr.
, senior vice president; Rookie of the Year wasPeter Muwaswes
, vice president, all specializing in farm land sales.
• Newmark Grubb Pearson Commercial and Retail California, a division of Pearson Realty, announced top producers for 2014. Salesperson of the Year wasLewis Smith,
senior vice president-retail division, followed byNick Audino
, senior vice president-industrial division, andPeter Orlando
, senior vice president-retail division; Rookie of the Year wasDaniel Khin,
sales associate-office division.
•San Joaquin Valley Rehabilitation Hospital
received the highest level of accreditation for its stroke, amputation and comprehensive integrated inpatient rehabilitation programs from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. To receive this accreditation, a hospital or rehabilitation hospital must have comprehensive programs and services for all phases of stroke or amputation rehabilitation, with an emphasis on treatment, patient education and stroke prevention.
has been named president and CEO of Golden State Farm Credit. He has more than 28 years experience in the farm credit system and has served as regional vice president for American AgCredit since January 2012.
•Eating Disorder Center of Fresno
has been accredited for all services by The Joint Commission for its fourth consecutive year.
• The San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Association elected new board officers for the year and installed two new board members. The board isRich Hammond
of Biola, chairman;Nat DiBuduo
of Fresno, vice chairman;Nathan Cardella
of Mendota, treasurer;Ron Brase
of Fresno, secretary; and board membersJoey Biscay
, Madera (new);Tom Chandler
, Selma (new);Jay Irvine
, Visalia;Dr. James Kennedy
, Fresno;Jay Mahil
, Madera;John Monnich
, Modesto;Mike Saviez
, Fresno;Carson Smith
, Fresno; andChris Unti
• The Association of School Business Officials International has awardedClovis Unified School District
its Meritorious Budget Award for excellence in budget presentation during the 2014–15 budget year. The program promotes and recognizes excellence in school budget presentation and enhances school business officials’ skills in developing, analyzing and presenting a school system budget.
•Daniel M. Dooley
joined the law firm of Bolen Fransen Sawyers LLP. He will be Of Counsel to the firm and brings over 35 years of experience in agricultural, resources and water policy/legal issues.
joined Sierra National Forest as a deputy district ranger. She has degrees in environmental biology, and environmental management and forestry, giving her a uniquely comprehensive resource background, especially when combined with her previous experience, to make her well suited for the work on the Sierra National Forest.
of Fresno is the new senior vice president, agricultural finance for the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation. He will lead Farmer Mac’s business development efforts in its farm and ranch and USDA Guarantees business segments, as well as oversee the company’s overall credit administration and underwriting functions.
•Fidelity National Title
is opening its new commercial escrow branch at 7485 N. Palm Ave., #106, in Fresno.Bernadette Watson
, is the branch manager who, along withKathi Jennings
specializes in commercial, industrial, agricultural and 1031 exchange transactions.
was promoted from managing broker of Clovis to regional vice president of the Central California region for Connect Realty. The position was created for him as a result of his performance in real estate over the past 23 years as a top producer and as a real estate trainer with unmatched knowledge and unwavering commitment to coaching and training agents to become top producers.