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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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Hoevertsz has more than 18 years of experience in transportation and public works, the county reported. Prior to coming to Sonoma County, he worked for the county of Madera for eight years, serving as the director of public works for the last three years of his time there. He also gained experience as a senior engineer and division manager at the county of Fresno, where he worked from 2005–2007, after starting his career as an assistant engineer for Madera County beginning in 1999.

Hoevertsz has a degree in civil engineering from Fresno State University.

Alan Brayton and Bruce W. Burtch have joined the board of directors of Lifehouse, a Marin County-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support services to individuals with developmental disabilities.

Brayton is a returning board member who served Lifehouse from 2008–2014. Burtch is joining the board for the first time. Brayton is both an attorney and winemaker. He is one of the founders of the law firm Brayton Purcell, LLP, and the founder of Paradise Vineyards and Thirty Seven Wines.

Burtch served as public affairs manager for Marriott Corporation, public relations director for the United States Olympic Committee, vice president and general manager of Schulberg Mediaworks, director of marketing and communications for the American Red Cross Bay Area and president of Xerox Global Services on a two-year special assignment.