Dushyant Oza, M.D., has joined Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa as the chief neonatologist and director of newborn services. Oza joined St. Joseph Health Medical Group in July and he works in the hospital’s Maternal and Infant Care Center.
Oza previously served in a faculty position at Stanford University, as well as in several clinical and administrative roles. He served as the director of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and chairman of the Pediatric Department at a community hospital in the Bay Area for several years. Prior to accepting this position, Oza worked as a locum tenens physician at Queen of the Valley for two years.
He earned his bachelor’s degrees in medicine and surgery from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College in Indore, India. He completed his pediatric residency at Ochsner-Tulane Program in New Orleans. He is board-certified and recertified in neonatology from the University of Louisville, Kentucky.
Henry Perez has joined Loring Smart Roast, Inc., as director of engineering to further develop the Santa Rosa company’s growing product line of state-of-the-art commercial coffee roasters, accessories and software. He has more than 30 years in both engineering and management experience.
Perez earned a undergraduate mechanical engineering degree from California Polytechnic University and master’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of California, Berkeley. He began his career at IBM and went on to hold roles such as engineering manager at General Dynamics, director of technology at the EcoGreen Group, director of manufacturing engineering at Western Digital, director of engineering at Seagate Technology and operating manager at Agilent Technologies.
Bryan Nieves has been promoted to vice president of national accounts and Henry Paoli to national sales manager for car service-contract administrator AUL Corp. in Napa.
Nieves was previously national accounts manager. Paoli was formerly the company’s business development manager. Prior to joining AUL Corp., Paoli spent more than nine years as regional sales manager for GE Capital and more than 23 years as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves, the company stated.
Michael K. Moberly has joined Morgan Stanley’s Wealth Management office in Santa Rosa as a vice president, financial adviser and certified financial planner.
Formerly with Wells Fargo Advisors for eight years, Moberly has 18 years’ experience in the financial services industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Sonoma State University.
SAFE-BIDCO (State Assistance Fund for Enterprise, Business and Industrial Development Corporation) named new board officers for 2017–2018.
Charles “Chuck” Gravett is the new SAFE-BIDCO board chairman. He is a principal at Law Offices of Charles Gravett III in Napa.
Glen Stanley is the new SAFE-BIDCO vice chairman. He was appointed to the board of directors in 1999.
Stephen Temple is a board member-at-large. He is the president and CFO of Business Affairs Management Inc. located in Beverly Hills. Temple was appointed, by the governor, as his small business representative to the SAFE-BIDCO board of directors.
On Sept. 18, the state of California seized SAFE-BIDCO, claiming the state-chartered nonprofit lender was insolvent.
Johannes J. Hoevertsz has been selected by Sonoma County as director of the Transportation and Public Works Department. Hoevertsz has served as deputy department director since 2015. The department has approximately 165 employees and a budget of $142.3 million.
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