Kim Brown Sims, MBA, B.S.N., R.N., FACHE, has been hired by Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa as vice president of patient care services and chief nursing officer.
Brown Sims previously served for three years as the chief nurse executive at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, the center’s announcement stated. Previous administrative and clinical roles include assistant administrator of women and children’s services for Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, director of administrative services at Kaiser Permanente in Roseville and three positions in the Kaiser Permanente Sacramento neonatal intensive care unit: interim manager, assistant nurse manager and staff nurse.
Brown Sims has an Associate of Science degree in nursing from Solano Community College; a Bachelor of Science in nursing from California State University, Sacramento; and an MBA from Trident University International. She earned her vocational nursing certificate from Napa Valley College.
Alain Negueloua is the new general manager of the newly opened Las Alcobas Napa Valley, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Negueloua brings more than 30 years of experience to the 68-room resort in downtown St. Helena, the company stated.
Most recently, Negueloua was general manager with Mandarin Oriental Boston. Prior to that, he spent several years managing the 100-room Meadowood Napa Valley property. Throughout his career, Negueloua held a variety of senior management positions, including resident manager and general manager of Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco, and general manager of The Mark, New York. Before joining Mandarin Oriental, Negueloua gained over 13 years of managerial experience with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.
Negueloua studied human resources management at San Francisco State University, and holds an associate of arts degree in hotel restaurant management from City College of San Francisco.
Randall Dockery is the new director of operations for Petaluma’s FrontRow, a firm that provides technology for schools. It has offices in Petaluma and is part of the William Demant Group, with 45 group companies located in over 20 countries and consolidated sales exceeding $1.4 billion.
According to the company, Dockery spent 11 years as senior supply chain manager for Calix. Most recently he served as vice president of customer solutions for Utelogy, with a focus on software-defined audio-visual technology.
Partner Jesse Debban has been appointed chair of the Business Transactions Group at Farella Braun + Martel. The law firm is headquartered in San Francisco with an office in Napa. Debban is a member of the corporations committee of the California State Bar. He earned his J.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law in 2006.
Gregory Gener recently joined Bank of Marin as the new branch manager in San Rafael.
Gener brings more than 35 years of banking experience. The bank stated that he is taking over branch manager duties at its downtown location from Jaime Ortiz, who has been promoted to the role of market manager developing business in the San Rafael market.
Gener holds a bachelor’s in political science from San Francisco State University and was an advisory board member of Working Solutions in San Rafael. He is a former director of both the Business Improvement District of San Rafael and Saint Vincent de Paul Society.
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