People: Week of March 3, 2014

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[caption id="attachment_88535" align="alignright" width="192"] Gabriela Fonzeca[/caption]

Gabriela Fonzeca, CPA, was promoted to manager in the tax department of the Santa Rosa public accounting firm Dal Poggetto & Company, LLP.  She has seven years of experience in providing income tax services to food, construction, technology and wine industry companies.Banking and Finance

[caption id="attachment_88536" align="alignleft" width="192"] Fred Dopfel[/caption]

Frederick Dopfel, PhD, has joined Marin County wealth management firm Private Ocean as an owner. He will serve as co-chair of the firm's investment committee with Frank Jones. Dr. Dopfel has worked as an investment professional in the Bay Area for more than 30 years. In addition to his role as co-chair of the investment committee at Private Ocean, he is also a professor in the School of Business and Leadership at Dominican University of California. Previously, he was managing director and head of client advisory at BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager. He holds a PhD in engineering economic systems, an MS in operations research from Stanford University, and a BS in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Construction

Janver Holly, owner of Holly and Associates General Contractors of Santa Rosa, was awarded the 2013--2014 Big50 Award by Remodeling magazine in the Full-Service Remodeling category. The distinction was based on Mr. Holly's strategies for overcoming recessionary pressures in the construction industry. His innovations included business alliances with architects, attorneys and former clients.Health Care

Grant Davies, chief executive officer of Sutter North Bay Hospitals and executive vice president of California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, has been appointed to the board of commissioners for The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care facilities in the U.S. Mr. Davies oversees seven acute care hospitals with more than 1,400 beds and 34,000 annual admissions in the Sutter Health West Bay region. Prior to Sutter Health, he managed physician practices and outpatient operations for both the University of Utah Hospital and the University of Colorado Hospital.Law

Santa Rosa law firm Friedemann Goldberg, LLP, named Stephanie Barber Hess as a partner. She is the first new partner in eight years. With more than 15 years of experience, Ms. Hess specializes in business, commercial and probate litigation, bankruptcy and creditor rights. She has been an attorney with the firm since 2008. Ms. Hess is vice-chair of the Sonoma County Probate Bench Bar Committee, a member of the Redwood Empire Estate Planning Council and was selected to be part of Leadership Santa Rosa XXVII in 2010 by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.Nonprofits

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