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Sherrill Stockton, senior vice president of small business lending, was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, a trade organization that serves the needs of government guaranteed lenders.

Business & Professional Services

Judy James joined Republic Services, operator of Sonoma’s central landfill in Petaluma, as manager of community affairs. Ms. James was previously director of community relations for Clover Stornetta Farms and executive director of the Sonoma County Farm Bureau.

Bianca Kolonusz-Partee joined the design team at Santa Rosa-based Trope Group. Her previous experience includes work in facilities at Barclays Global Investors and more than six years experience as a designer with a San Francisco office furniture dealer.


George Altamura, contractor and owner of Altamura Enterprises in Napa, was awarded the Sister Ann McGuinn Award for Justice. Mr. Altamura recently restored the Uptown Theatre.

Health Care

Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center appointed Freida Smith health information management director for the Marin and Sonoma service area. Ms. Smith was most recently manager of health information management at Tucson Medical Center. Dr. Nicole Faro and Dr. Laurie Salameh joined Kaiser’s pediatric department.

Julie Birdsall and Lori Borchers of Sonoma Eyeworks in Larkfield have passed the American Board of Opticianry examination.


Warren Dranit, a partner at Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP in Santa Rosa, was elected to chair of the California State Bar's Intellectual Property Law Section.

Nonprofit Organizations

San Rafael-based Senior Access appointed Ray Lorber to its board of directors. Mr. Lorber is currently the president of the MontMarin/San Rafael Park Neighborhood Association.

Real Estate

Matt Sevenau joined Alain Pinel Realtors’ Sonoma office. Mr. Sevanau is a contractor and former owner of flooring and tile design showrooms.

Terry and Chris Wunderlich joined Terra Firma Global Partners as Napa Valley associate partners. The couple has more than 35 years of combined experience.

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