The Twin Hills Union School District Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Barbara Bickford as the superintendent of this four-school district in western Sonoma County. Dr. Bickford brings has 30 years of experience in education. For the past eight years, she has been employed by the Cotati-Rohnert Unified School District, most recently as an elementary school principal. She joined the district as a middle school counselor, served as the coordinator of English learner services, and was chair of the School Attendance Review Board.Health Care
Two Sutter Health doctors are among those who will be honored as 2012 Solano County Heroes at a breakfast event on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Paradise Valley Golf Course in Fairfield. Sutter Medical Foundation podiatrist Nancy Kaplan, DPM, and pediatrician Randolph Thomas, M.D., will be recognized as Act of Kindness & Philanthropy Heroes. The Heroes Awards Program is presented by the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Dr. Kaplan has been involved with LIGA International (The Flying Doctors of Mercy) since 1992, putting to use her medical expertise and Spanish fluency to treat patients in rural Mexico during annual weekend trips. Dr. Thomas works with Project Mercy, an international emergency relief and community development ministry that helps needy residents in Ethiopia.
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Ann Wilkes joined Massage Envy Spa--Santa Rosa as administrative assistant in March of this year. She has lived in Sonoma County for 31 years, and has held several positions in the county with specialties that include HTML, marketing and social media skills.Hospitality & Tourism
Visit Napa Valley hired Tom Bennett as its new vice president of sales following the organization’s recent name change to Visit Napa Valley from Napa Valley Destination Council. Mr. Bennett previously was senior vp of sales and chief sales strategist at Visit Newport Beach Inc. in Southern California.
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He also worked for 10 years with the Sacramento Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mr. Bennett has extensive experience in group sales, lead generation, business development, and cultivating relationships with meeting planners.Manufacturing