The Board Room for Oct. 12

Austin Ewell
Austin Ewell


▪ Martin F. Menz, Maxco’s CFO, earned the Certified Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis Professional designation as administered by the Association for Financial Professionals.

▪ Judson Myers, chief investment officer and research analyst at Regency Investment Advisors, has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) designation. Recipients of the CFA charter have successfully completed the CFA Program, a graduate-level, self-study curriculum and a series of three intensive examinations taken sequentially.


▪ The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias, which offers programs for youths at 14 sites in Tulare County, has expanded its board of directors. The new board members are: Bill Adams, Tamara Bishop Mitchell, Ronald Smith, Dustin Stewart, Julie Starr, Liz Yarber, Carie Ertl, Angela Blaylock and Minty Dillon. The president of the board of directors is Tom Johnson, vice-presidents are Scott Pratt and Kathleen Kelly, secretary is Marilynn Mitchell and the treasurer is Gary Herbst.

▪ State Center Community College District Board of Trustees appointed Rico Guerrero as the executive director of the State Center Community College Foundation. Bree Comstock, Austin Ewell and Kevin Herman have joined the SCCC Foundation as new board members.


▪ The Downtown Fresno Partnership received the Downtown Merit Award for its work and related to the I Believe in Downtown Fresno campaign during the International Downtown Association annual conference and trade show. This category highlights plans or strategies that used print, electronic media or multimedia efforts to promote downtown and further the value of city centers.

▪ Fresno State’s Office of Community and Economic Development attended the University Economic Development Association Annual Summit and was awarded the Excellence in Community-Connected Campus Award for its San Joaquin Valley Rural Development Center. The awards recognize the top university-based economic development initiatives in the country. Finalists are evaluated on the following criteria: replicability and scalability, sustainability, originality, impact and overall quality and responsiveness of presentations.

New Faces

▪ Lupe Terrones joined HFS Consultants as a consultant in the firm’s revenue cycle management practice. She attended the University of California at San Francisco and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and is pursuing a master’s degree in health administration.

▪ Charles Oberer is a gastroenterologist now with Visalia Medical Clinic, after completion of his fellowship at UCSF Fresno. He earned his medical degree at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed his residency at UCSF Fresno.

▪ Dr. James Dunn II is the new medical director at Adventist Health/JobCare sites in Hanford, Selma and Reedley. He earned his doctorate from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency training in occupational and environmental medicine from Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Md., where he also earned a Master of Public Health.

▪ Dr. Rajani Vanam, a board-certified internal medicine physician, is now caring for patients at Adventist Health/Community Care-Selma. After graduating with a major in physics, chemistry and biology from Sri Chaitanya Women’s College, Dr. Vanam attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College in Warangal, India, and then moved to the United States for internal medicine residency training at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield.

▪ Ryan Townsend joined Central Valley Justice Coalition as executive director. He brings experience in advocacy, journalism and communication.

▪ Ruth Medlin was appointed managing director of the Fresno chapter of eWomen Network, an organization the assists women in building strong businesses through relationships.

▪ Guarantee Real Estate hired the following agents to its sales staff: Shandi McNamara and Jeremy MacAlpine, Willow/Nees office; Peter Sumal and Jaclyn Sanchez, West/Herndon office; Justin Dervishian and Sandra Borunda, flex office; Barbara Hart-Jackson and Linda Keenom, Clovis office; Reynaldo Montalvo and Jaime Villanueva, Woodward Park office; Susan Ensz, south county offices; and Dena Amador, Palm/Nees office.

▪ Jeff Moyer joined Quail Park of Visalia as new executive director. He has extensive experience in assisted living and senior care and was most recently a traditional care director in Connecticut.

▪ Susana Rodriguez joined Valley Caregiver Resource Center as an education/development coordinator. She will be implementing a caregiver education program that will help empower and equip family caregivers of dependent adults and/or loved ones with a cognitive impairment.


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