Health Care

Partnership HealthPlan of California  announced two additions to its  administrative staff.  Dr. Richard Fleming has accepted the position of regional medical director for Yolo and Solano counties.  Tammy Fisher, MPH, has accepted a position as the new director of quality and performance mprovement. Dr. Fleming received his M.D. from U.C. San Francisco and completed his internal medicine residency at Kaiser San Francisco.  Prior to 2004 he was the assistant physician-in-chief, overseeing the Medicine Department and hospital operations at Kaiser in Vallejo.  For the past seven years, he has served as Kaiser Vallejo's Communications and Community Health Director. Tammy Fisher has been the director of quality and performance improvement with San Francisco Health Plan. Previously, she was a senior manager at the Pacific Business Group on Health and a manager for health and quality improvement at Brown and Toland, one of the largest physician independent practice associations in San Francisco.  Ms. Fisher obtained her undergraduate degree from U.C. San Diego and has a masters degree in public health from New York University.

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The American Heart Association Western States Affiliate named Ruth Skidmore and Brooke Clyde as Philanthropists of the Year for their support in fighting heart disease and stroke. Ms. Skidmore and Ms. Clyde, of Santa Rosa, became supporters of the AHA’s mission six years ago.  Ms. Skidmore is a  surgical ICU nurse and is now CEO of the Northern California Medical Associates. Since 2005, Ms. Skidmore and Ms. Clyde have contributed $320,000 to the AHA, including a $100,000 unrestricted donation made in January. The two have supported numerous Heart Walks and Go Red For Women luncheons, as well as the local InspiRed Woman program.Law

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Steven Goldberg, partner at Friedemann Goldberg LLP, has been named the “Santa Rosa Best Lawyers Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication, has designated “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities for 25 years. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community receives the honor. Mr. Goldberg has a wide range of experience with estate planning techniques, tax strategies, and complex trust administration matters. He is certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.Nonprofits

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today, a community education and leadership skills training program for high school juniors in Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Windsor, Cloverdale and Petaluma school districts,  appointed Katie Barr McCurdy as its new executive director.  Ms. McCurdy  previously served as the founder and executive director of The Patrick McCurdy Education Foundation, a Pleasant Hill, Ore.- based nonprofit, providing educational outreach and school based mentoring to at-risk students in the greater Willamette Valley region.  

Jodie Silberman is the new general manager of Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, the county’s home improvement outlet offering discounted home improvement and building materials to help fund Habitat for Humanity homes in Sonoma County. Ms. Silberman   was previously  director of sourcing and development at the Arrow Company in New York, where she developed merchandising strategies for the firm’s $160 million sportswear division. She later moved to Mervyn’s as director of sourcing and product development.  Ms. Silberman launched her own consulting service in 1999, with clients ranging from Williams-Sonoma to Stride Rite, from DFS Group Ltd. to Rocket Communications-User Interface Co. Real Estate

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Terra Firma Global Partners co-founders announced that Laura Hall has joined the locally owned and operated boutique real estate company as a senior sales associate. Terra Firma Global Partners has offices in Napa, Sonoma and Marin counties. Ms. Hall comes to Terra Firma Global Partners with a decade of service in the Sonoma County marketplace.   A graduate of Washington State University, she earned her BA in business with an emphasis on small business management and marketing.