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The Northern California Center for Well-Being has hired Annette Zucconi as its new operations manager as part of its leadership team. Ms. Zucconi has dedicated over 20 years to non-profit community education work and brings a breadth of curriculum development, contract and program management experience to the Center for Well-Being.
Clinic Ole named Colleen Townsend as its new chief medical officer. From 2006 to 2011, she worked as Clinic Ole’s assistant medical director. She had been serving as the clinic’s interim chief medical officer since Sept. 2011, after Dr. Robert Moore stepped down to become the chief medical officer at Farifield-based Partnership HealthPlan of California. Dr. Townsend started at Clinic Ole as a family physician 10 years ago through a scholarship from The National Health Service Corps. The clinic has 24,000 patients and 30 providers. In 10 years the budget has grown from $2.6 million to $16 million. The clinic has expanded to include the Sister Ann Dental Clinic, Healthy Moms and Babies and OB/GYN services. The clinic also has grown from four sites to eight.
REACH Air Medical Services has appointed two key employees to new positions: Omid Eslamipour to director of maintenance and Dale Pike to chief pilot. Mr. Eslamipour was previously director of quality assurance. He brings more than 25 years experience as a professional aircraft maintenance technician through senior manager of aircraft maintenance control for more than 450 aircraft at United Airlines. Mr. Pike has been named chief pilot, having joined REACH as aviation training manager. His experience includes FAR 135 operations and US Customs Border Patrol.
Mark Knight, St. Joseph Health System’s interim vice president of strategic services for Northern California, will return to full-time consulting in February at Knight Consulting Group in Santa Rosa. Having served at St. Joseph Health System as an executive for the past seven years, Mr. Knight is returning to the company he established in 1998. Knight Consulting helps health care clients analyze their immediate and long-term needs; anticipate industry and public policy changes; develop strategies for growth; create new partnerships through merger, acquisition or affiliation; and integrate operations and delivery of services for maximum benefit.Mr. Knight has more than 30 years of executive-level experience in a diverse range of hospital and health care positions, serving as a hospital and HMO chief executive officer, a health care regulator at the state level, and as a strategic consultant for clients in the industry.
The medical staff at Palm Drive Hospital has selected new officers for 2012. They are: Chief of Staff: Jorge Gonzalez, M.D., medical director of emergency services; Chief of Staff-Elect: Ingo Rencken, M.D., medical director of radiology; and Secretary-Treasurer: Misty Zelk, M.D., a specialist in pediatrics and internal medicine.
A successful business woman, civic leader, two surgeons, and a real estate broker were recognized for their service and contributions to community during the Queen of the Valley Medical Center Foundation’s Annual Awards Dinner. The 2011 award recipients are: Gary Rose, realtor at Heritage Sotheby’s International Realty, - Karney Kenchelian Award for Dignity; Elizabeth Davis, president of Napa’s Alkar Human Resources, - Volunteer Award for Service; Dorothy Salmon, an executive consultant, civic and business leader, – President’s Award for Excellence; Dr. William McClure and Dr. Rebecca Jackson , plastic surgeons and partners in Napa Valley Plastic Surgery, – Sister Ann McGuinn Award for Justice. The five awardees were formally recognized for their contributions to our community at the Annual Awards Dinner on Jan. 12 at the Napa Valley Country Club.Insurance