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Christine Cromwell has been elected president of the Sonoma County Executives Association, a business networking group that has existed in Sonoma County since 1974. She is an enrolled agent at Cromwell Tax & Bookkeeping in Santa Rosa.

Thomas Kaiser, M.D., a clinical cardiologist, has joined Healdsburg Physician Group. The announcement stated Kaiser will be working in general cardiology and specializes in cardiovascular disease.

The Dry Creek resident recently moved his cardiology practice from San Francisco, where he was affiliated with Sutter Pacific Medical Center and was a clinical professor of medicine at UCSF Medical Center.

Kaiser received his undergraduate degree from Notre Dame University and his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School.

Reba Correia-Brownlee, Leigh Ann Yebra, and David and Sarah Cunha are new agents at Better Homes Realty in Santa Rosa.

Correia-Brownlee and her colleagues work out of the office at 917 College Ave. Yebra began a career in real estate in 2008 and previously worked at Yebra Real Estate and Coldwell Banker. The Cunhas are both third-generation Sonoma County residents, with backgrounds in retail and six years of experience owning a local business.

Four Redwood Credit Union employees earned awards at the “No Boundaries!” 2017 annual conference, recently hosted by CUSO Financial Services, LP, and Sorrento Pacific Financial, LLC, in San Diego. Mike DeFazio earned the 2016 Gold Pacesetter Award. Clark Matthiessen earned the Silver Pacesetter Award. Christine Foster and Joseph Turfa each earned the Bronze Pacesetter Award.

DeFazio joined Redwood Credit Union’s wealth management team in 2007 and has more than 10 years of business and management experience. Matthiessen has been a financial adviser at the credit union for 16 years. Foster has more than 24 years of experience in financial services and has been with the institution for 16 years. Turfa joined the wealth management team in 2009, bringing more than 15 years of retirement-planning and investment expertise.

Tullus Miller has been appointed chairman of the Hanna Boys Center board of directors, a 72-year old residential treatment center for at-risk youth. Miller is currently a CPA and partner at Moss Adams, LLP, and previously served as Hanna’s vice chair and treasurer.

Mary T. McDevitt has joined the Buckelew Programs board of directors, the group announced. McDevitt retired from McKesson Corporation, a global health care services company, where she held senior roles in corporate public affairs, marketing communications and program management for more than 15 years.

McDevitt has a master’s degree in nursing from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor’s in nursing from the University of San Francisco. Buckelew provides counseling, detox services, housing, employment programs and a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline to more than 14,000 people in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino counties.

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