Oxley joined Summit State Bank in 2016 and has more than 10 years’ experience in financial services, the bank stated.
Simón joined Summit State Bank in 2018 and has over 15 years’ experience in the banking industry. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and is co-vice president for the Northbay Chapter of International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.
Nicholas Peters, P.E., has been promoted at Summit Engineering to manager of the Electrical Division.
Peters received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from The University of Dayton in Ohio. He is a licensed as a professional engineer in California and is an allied member of the Redwood Empire chapter of American Institute of Architects.
Asfand Khan, M.D., has joined the Department of Psychiatry at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center.
Kahn attended the International American University College of Medicine, and completed a general psychiatry residency training at Penn State University in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This was followed by a fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Urmila Shende, M.D., has been named COVID-19 vaccine chief by the county of Sonoma to oversee its rollout of the inoculations.
Shende has been working with the Sonoma County Department of Health Services since March 2020, providing clinical expertise to the County’s COVID-19 response efforts, the county’s announcement stated.
In her new role, she will be responsible for implementing the vaccine distribution strategy, coordinating vaccine administration, and interfacing with health care leaders and other stakeholders as part of the countywide vaccine response.
Shende earned her medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University. She finished her pediatrics residency in 1997 at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles where she stayed on as a chief resident and staff attending for a year. Beginning in 1998, Shende started her private practice in Santa Rosa and, 10 years later, joined Kaiser Permanente providing general pediatrics and general patient care.
Michael Caravelli, M.D., has joined The Coon Joint Replacement Institute at Adventist Health St. Helena.
The board-certified orthopedic surgeon comes to St. Helena from The Center for Orthopedic & Neurological Care and Research in Bend, Oregon. He joins fellow orthopedic surgeons John Diana and Ryan Moore and a team of specialized advanced practice providers, nurses, therapists and navigators at the Coon Joint Replacement Institute.
Caravelli has over a decade of surgical experience including a residency at Northwestern University in Chicago, and a fellowship at the UC San Francisco. His expertise includes robotic-assisted total and partial knee replacement, direct anterior hip replacement and complex knee and revision surgery.
Kent T. Yamaguchi Jr., M.D., recently joined the Orthopedics Department at Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center.
After attending the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Yamaguchi completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at UCLA followed by a fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Tanis Crosby has been selected as executive director of the San Francisco–Marin Food Bank, which serves 55,000 households each week.
Crosby replaces Paul Ash, who the organization stated is retiring after 32 years. Ash will serve as an adviser and consultant to Tanis and the food bank as needed.
For about 20 years, Crosby was a leader in the YWCA movement, most recently CEO of the combined YWCA Silicon Valley and YWCA San Francisco & Marin organizations.
Career Technical Education (CTE) Foundation has elected three new board members and a new officer slate for the 2021 year.