▪ Stephen W. Schilling, chief executive officer of the nonprofit healthcare provider Clinica Sierra Vista, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the California State University Board of Trustees during the annual commencement at CSU Bakersfield on June 10.
He has expanded the organization from one location to more than 70 throughout multiple regions in California, including Fresno County.
The awarded doctorate is a result of meeting select criteria including: excellence and extraordinary achievement in significant areas of human endeavors, honoring outstanding service to the CSU system and humanity at large, and recognizing men and women whose lives and achievements should serve as examples to CSU’s student body.
▪ Leslie Fitzgerald, registered nurse with HealthCare California, successfully completed the Certificate for OASIS (Outcome and Assessment Information Set) Specialist-Clinical exam and may now use the COS-C designation.
The COS-C designation exam is the only nationally standardized, psychometrically validated test that evaluates a clinician’s knowledge of OASIS guidelines stipulated by the Centers for Medicare and Medical Services.
▪ Six Fresno criminal defense solo practitioners have been named to the Thomson Reuters Northern California Super Lawyers list. They are: Katherine L. Hart, William C. Hahesy Jr., E. Marshall Hodgkins, James P. Lambe, Roger K. Litman and David R. Mugridge. Super Lawyers is an annual listing of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition.
▪ The Rotary Club of Fresno Foundation announced its 2016-17 board members: Shirley Bruegman, chairwoman; Karen Musson, vice chairwoman; Richard “Dick” Herrinton, secretary; Anthony Andrade, treasurer; and directors Hal H. Bolen II, Duane Oswald, Maureen Lewis, Debra Kazanjian and Paul Duckworth.
▪ Lozano Smith LLP, a leading California education and public agency law firm, announced that two attorneys from Fresno have been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as 2016 Rising Stars.
They are: Ashley N. Emerzian and Wiley R. Driskill, senior counsel.
Emerzian represents the firm’s public agency clients, with a focus on general counsel, as well as labor and employment matters on behalf of school districts. Driskill has more than eight years of litigation experience focused in the areas of civil litigation, business litigation, public agency and entity law, the Ralph M. Brown Act, defending public entities, and defending employment discrimination and FEHA claims.
▪ Blue Shield of California has named Saint Agnes Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care, as part of the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Hospitals designated by the Blue Distinction Specialty Care program by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies are shown to deliver improved safety and better health outcomes, based on objective measures that were developed with input from the medical community. Designated hospitals must also maintain national accreditation.
▪ John Migliazzo, former Fresno County Farm Bureau employee, began his one-year term on July 1 as the Ag One Foundation’s new president. Ag One serves as a developmental foundation for Fresno State’s Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.
▪ Eagle Mountain Casino recognized employees as Eagle Award winners along with their nominated values. Recipients are: Glicerio Guzman, teamwork, January recipient; Gloria Zamudio, empowerment, February recipient; Maria Guzman, friendliness, March recipient; Anthony Men, teamwork, April recipient; and Angela Marshall, appreciation, May recipient.
The Eagle Award Program is a companywide peer-to-peer values-based recognition program that recognizes team members for extraordinary achievement in demonstrating those values.
▪ Carole T. Laval of Fresno was recognized as the Appraisal Institute’s July “Volunteer of Distinction” for Region I. She is principal at Laval and Associates and has been in the valuation profession for 43 years.
Her volunteer activities include serving as 2016 president of the Kennedy Club, and previously as president of the Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club and National Women’s Political Caucus of Fresno Inc. She also was a volunteer for the Fresno County Women Lawyers Hall of Fame to honor outstanding women.
▪ Oliver Greenbarg joined JP Marketing as a graphic designer. He earned his bachelor of fine arts in graphic design from Fresno State.
▪ Christie Long was promoted to vice president, branch manager of the downtown Exeter office of Central Valley Community Bank. She joined the bank in 2015 as assistant vice president. In her new role she is responsible for the overall branch management of the downtown Exeter office, as well as the development of new personal and business banking relationships.
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