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Tim Russell, an independent financial advisor at Valley Oak Wealth Management, was recognized as a top financial adviser and named to the LPL Financial Chairman’s Club. This distinction is based on a ranking of all registered advisers supported by LPL Financial LLC (“LPL Financial”), the nation’s largest independent broker-dealer.Construction

The Northern California Engineering Contractors Association announced its executive committee and board members for 2012.

They were sworn in at the ECA Installation and Awards Dinner on February 4 at the Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club. Also honored was Dick Ghilotti, Ghilotti Construction, for contractor of the year and Doug Allard, KriStar Enterprises, for affiliate of the year. The Hermsmeyer Hall of Fame Award was given to Marv Soiland, Soiland Co. The new 2012 ECA executive committee -- the governing arm of its board of directors -- consists of: Gail Cochran, RCX Inc -- president of board & chairwoman of exec. committee; Rodney Sichel, Empire Asphalt -- president elect; Bryce Pattison, Royal Petroleum -- secretary; Tom Donahue, Ghilotti Bros. Inc. -- treasurer; Damon Calegari, Aztrack Construction -- past president; ECA board of directors are:  Lisa Bare, Nicoli Inc.; Joe Costamagna, Woodruff Sawyer; Ken Dern, Aaction Rents; Paul Donaldson, Donaldson Consulting; Chuck Darrall, BoDean Company; Nathan Ehni, Peterson Tractor; Deanne Glover, Heffernan Insurance; Angela Hernandez, Cresco Rents; Doug Holmes, FEDCO; Rick Moshier, city of Santa Rosa; Ed Nessinger, Nessco Construction; Ron Powers; Lacey Torkelson Smith, Wells Fargo Insurance; Kent Stevenson, Stevenson Supply & Tractor; Aaron Tompkins, Moss Adams; Paul Yeomans, Sonoma BankHealth Care

Healdsburg District Hospital announced that Gary Anderson has joined North Sonoma County Healthcare District’s board of directors. Mr. Anderson will fill Herbert F. Polesky’s role as treasurer, after Mr. Polesky’s passing in late 2011. He will serve on the board until the end of 2012, when he will then be up for re-election. A Healdsburg resident, Mr.  Anderson has over 32 years of executive experience in the newspaper  industry. With an accounting background, Mr. Anderson worked with companies such as  the San Francisco Chronicle, The Detroit Newspaper, and The Detroit News in the past.

The North Sonoma County Healthcare District, which oversees Healdbursg District Hospital, also named Kurt Han as board chair and E.J. Neil as vice chair. Charles Anderson was named treasurer and Bill Hawn was named secretary.  Mr. Han has served on the board since 1998, when he retired as the city of Healdsburg's finance and redevelopment director.Human Resources

Sonoma-based Nelson Family of Companies announced that  Neil Solari, a 13-year veteran in the staffing and recruiting industry, was named vice president of Nelson & Associates for the San Francisco market. Mr. Solari will be responsible for the oversight and direction of the San Francisco branch and metro market for Nelson & Associates. He will supervise all areas of the business, including sales, operations, recruiting, and expansion of the team to meet clients’ increasing recruiting needs. Prior to joining Nelson & Associates, he worked with a large international leader in the staffing business where  he was senior vice president over permanent placement operations.  He also worked briefly for another staffing conglomerate as vice president USA from 2005 to 2006 where he led permanent placement operations.Nonprofits

Casa Allegra Community Services board members in February elected Pauline Basaran of Corte Madera as president. Allen Peters of Novato was elected vice president. The board also welcomed Michael Feno of Oakland and Mia Brown of Novato to the board. They join secretary Jane Scurich of Mill Valley, and members Dale Dutton of Corte Madera, Cyr Miller of San Rafael and Jacki Anderson, PhD, of Alameda.

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