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EDUCATION

Dr. Jane Saldaña-Talley officially assumed the role of Interim vice president, academic affairs/assistant superintendent at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The college announcement stated that Dr. Saldaña-Talley originally joined SRJC in July 2007 after spending five years in Phoenix, AZ as the vice president of administrative services at Paradise Valley Community College and was formerly dean of college planning and budget at Modesto Junior College (MJC).

Prior to that, she was dean of allied health/family and consumer sciences and occasional adjunct psychology faculty at MJC, vice president for student services at Columbia College in Sonora, and director of research and planning for the Yosemite Community College District.

Saldaña-Talley holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of California, Davis/California State University, Fresno Joint Doctoral Program, and her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology from California State University, Fresno.

NONPROFITS

Welton Jordan has been named vice president of real estate development for the nonprofit EAH Housing.

He previously served in the interim role for more than eight months.

As vice president of real estate development, Jordan is responsible for business development, real estate acquisition, rehabilitation and new construction activities in California and Hawaii.

The organization stated that Jordan joined EAH Housing in 2013 as an area director and was responsible for managing development and property rehabilitation efforts for eight counties in northern California. Prior to joining EAH, he was a development project specialist for the Housing Authority of the City and County of Fresno from 2009 to 2013.

CONGRATULATIONS

Mary A Chapot has joined the Santa Rosa Symphony Board of Directors.

The organization stated that since 2012, Chapot has operated her own business as a private, professional fiduciary working as a conservator, trustee and executor, financial power of attorney and health care agent. She recently joined Exchange Bank as an Assistant Vice President and Personal Trust Officer.

After finishing her studies in vocal performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Chapot completed a master’s degree in music history at San Francisco State University. She spent many years in the Bay Area, performing with a variety of groups, including the San Francisco Choral Artists, the Pacific Mozart Ensemble and the Baroque Arts Ensemble

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Geni Whitehouse with Brotemarkle, Davis & Co. in St. Helena has been recognized by Accounting Today as one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting”.

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Cynthia Cantril, R.N., MPH, OCN, CBCN, director of Cancer Support Services and Patient Navigation for not-for-profit Sutter Health’s Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, has been recognized by the Biden Cancer Initiative as one of 10 individuals or organizations nationwide making a transformative impact on the lives of cancer patients.

Cantril received a first-ever FIERCE Award at a ceremony held at the Biden Cancer Summit for her work establishing patient navigation systems that help cancer patients and their caregivers find their way through the complicated and confusing maze that is the cancer journey.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden hosted the summit to promote new solutions and bring together problem solvers epitomizing what it means to be cancer FIERCE. As part of the initiative, more than 350 communities throughout the country organized their own cancer summits focusing on improving the cancer journey for patients, their families and caregivers.

Sutter stated Cantril won in the category of Patient Navigation, for her work in establishing the oncology navigator program at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in Sonoma County and her work as the co-chair of the Patient Navigation Charter Committee which seeks to set cancer navigation service standards across the Sutter Health system. Cantril established the oncology navigator program at Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation and set up extensive cancer support services including programs for peer counseling, survivorship, support groups and connections to exercise, nutrition and integrated therapies – through Sutter Health’s Institute for Health and Healing and others.

As co-chair of Sutter Health’s Patient Navigator Charter Committee, Cantril helps set standards for navigation programs throughout Sutter Health’s network of 24 hospitals in Northern California.