▪ The following Dowling Aaron Inc. attorneys were included on the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list this year: Richard M. Aaron, James D. Burnside III, Leigh W. Burnside, Nickolas J. Dibiaso, Michael D. Dowling, Donald R. Fischbach, Daniel O. Jamison, William H. Littlewood, Steven D. McGee and David D. Schneider, Super Lawyers; Joshua S. Alipaz, Marcus N. DiBuduo, Matthew R. Dildine, Summer A. Johnson, Steven M. Matlak, G. Andrew Slater and Justin L. Thomas, Rising Stars.
▪ The Zweig Group, a leading publishing company, recently ranked Provost & Pritchard Consulting Group in the top three among the “Best Civil Engineering Firms to Work For” nationwide in 2016. No. 1 in California, Provost & Pritchard has been selected for the “Best Firms” list each of the 14 years it has participated in the award competition, with this year’s third place its highest national ranking to date.
▪ Richard C. Conway, managing partner of Kahn, Soares & Conway LLP’s Hanford office, has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer for 2016 by Super Lawyers. This is the fifth consecutive year Conway has achieved the Super Lawyer designation.
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▪ Fig Garden Rotary presented a check for $17,000 to Valley Children’s Hospital for its Adaptive Sports Program. The program helps many special needs children participate actively in summer sports programs through the use of sports equipment that has been modified to fit their needs.
▪ Kimberly De Jong, family nurse practitioner, joined Visalia Medical Clinic. She earned her Bachelor of Science from California State University, Bakersfield, and her Master of Science in nursing/family nurse practitioner from California State University, Fresno, and has 15 years of experience in health care.
▪ Kaiser Permanente Fresno recently added new physicians Jere Ozaeta, occupational medicine; Soledad Raroque, pediatrics; and Victor Silva, adult medicine.
▪ Sandra Flores has been appointed the first program director of the Fresno County Preterm Birth Collective Impact Initiative, a collaborative effort to reduce the number of babies born prematurely in Fresno County. She received her bachelor’s degree in history from Oklahoma City University. In her role, she will hire and lead a team in reducing Fresno County’s preterm birth rate.
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