Business Organizations

Chris Messina joined the Santa Rosa Chamber staff as the interim Advocacy Council manager. His job responsibilities include providing administrative support to the council and its committees, doing research and analysis on public policy issues and assisting President Jonathan Coe and Advocacy Council leadership in reviewing the best organizational structure for the council.


Phillips Tile Co. in Fairfield named Scott Cheeseman president and CEO.  Mr. Cheeseman is a certified green building professional, a member of the ULI and sits on the regional board of directors for the Home Builders Association of Northern California.

Health Care

Lorena Mendoza, a licensed optician with more than six years of optical experience who speaks fluent Spanish, joined the staff at The Eye Works Optometry in Napa.

Nonprofit Organizations

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Mary Celestre, Petaluma branch manager and assistant vice president of Summit State Bank, was elected to the board of directors for Petaluma Ecumenical Properties Housing. Ms. Celestre has been actively involved in PEP Housing’s fundraising events for the past nine years. She currently serves as a board director for Petaluma People Services Center.

Personal Services

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Licensed aesthetician Daria Acocella partnered with Parkpoint Health Clubs in Santa Rosa, Healdsburg and Sonoma as in-house aesthetician.

Real Estate

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Nancy Meacham joined the St. Helena office of Pacific Union Real Estate as a broker associate. Formerly with Morgan Lane, Ms. Meacham is a 22-year real estate veteran. Also joining the firm is Julia Brooks Larsen as a broker associate in the firm’s Napa office.  Ms. Larsen joins Pacific Union from Morgan Lane in Napa, where she served as a broker associate for the past 13 years.

Prudential California Realty’s rock stars for the month of October in Santa Rosa are Mike and Leila O’Callaghan. Top listing agent is Stephanie Pile. Top company producer is Marnie Goldschlag.


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Kunde Family Estate in Kenwood appointed Richard Perman as tasting room manager. Mr. Perman was most recently retail sales manager at Chateau St. Jean. Prior to that, he owned and operated In Good Spirits, a retail wine and liquor store in Southern Florida.

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