Banking and Finance

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North Valley Bank appointed Terrance Davis as senior vice president and business banking officer at the company’s Santa Rosa branch.  Mr. Davis has been in the financial services industry for over 20 years, including eight years as president of Summit State Bank. He was also executive vice president and chief operating officer and chief credit officer of Summit Savings and Loan and has worked for National Bank of the Redwoods and Westamerica Bank.  Mr. Davis also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa and on the Health Action Council as an appointee of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors.  Construction

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Len Bream has joined Leff Construction as an estimator at the Sebastopol-based company. Mr. Bream began his career in carpentry and foundation work. He has also worked as a field superintendent and project manager for small to mid-sized construction companies.  Mr. Bream has over thirty years of experience in the construction industry and has been estimating for twenty years.Law

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Attorney Richard Sutherland has joined the mortgage litigation team at Smith Dollar PC, a real estate and financial services law firm. Mr. Sutherland is an experienced trial attorney handling mortgage banking, loss mitigation, and financial services cases. His litigation experience includes multiple jury and bench trials, binding arbitrations, evidentiary hearings, jury selection and witness examination, as well as substantial law and motion practice. Mr. Sutherland has represented lenders and corporate entities in complex business litigation and lender liability matters pertaining to the financial services and real estate industries.  Health Care

Elizabeth Peralta, M.D., a surgical oncologist, has joined the Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods, which is part of the Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. Dr. Peralta is board-certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. She received her medical degree from the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, and completed a surgical oncology fellowship at City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, in Southern California.  Previously, Dr. Peralta taught surgery as an associate professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, Ill. As a visiting professor in China, she also taught at the Second Clinical College at Lanzhou University.Hospitality

Eric Shoemaker has been named executive chef at Alexander’s at Timber Cove Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant on the Sonoma Coast. Chef Shoemaker received his culinary education at the Los Angeles Culinary Institute and began his career as the sous chef at the Petaluma Sheraton. Since then, he has held positions as executive chef at the Cal-Expo Marriott in Sacramento and sous chef at the Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco. He lives in Santa Rosa.Technology

Kurtzman Carson Consultants in Novato, a Computershare company and provider of administrative-support services for the legal and financial industries, announced that Patrick Passarella has joined the company as vice president of Class Action Services.  Prior to joining KCC, he served as a senior manager in Computershare's Business Solutions Group. Previously, he served as vice president of a class action settlement administration firm.