Written by The Business Journal Staff
In California, Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) is pleased to announce the additions of Casey Trammell, PA-C; Harneet Kaur, DDS; Vanessa Antolinez, DDS; Tyra Monique Villalobos, PA-C; Brandon Leong, DDS; Tigon Huong Abalos, DDS; and Runit Kochhar, DDS to its provider team.
As a physician assistant, Trammell, and as a dentist, Dr. Leong are now accepting patients at FHCN’s Goshen Health Center. Trammell completed her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at the A.T. Stills University and received her Master’s in Public Health from the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Leong received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in Los Angeles, and holds his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fresno State. Trammell and Dr. Leong are accepting new patients at FHCN’s Goshen Health Center.
As dentists, Dr. Abalos and Dr. Kochhar are now accepting patients at FHCN’s Visalia School Health Center. Dr. Abalos received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry from Fresno State. Dr. Kochhar received his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program at NYU Langone Medical Center (formerly Lutheran Medical Center) in Ventura. Dr. Abalos and Dr. Kochhar are accepting new patients at FHCN’s Visalia School Health Center.
Kaur, DDS received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from Universidad De La Salle in León, Guanajuato, México and completed her bachelor’s in dental surgery at Dasmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences in Faridkot, Punjab, India. She is multilingual in English, Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. As a dentist, Dr. Kaur is now accepting patients at FHCN’s Woodlake Health Center.
Antolinez, DDS received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco and completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency at the University of Pacific Highland Hospital. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish. As a dentist, Dr. Antolinez is now accepting patients at FHCN’s Visalia School Health Center.
Villalobos, PA-C completed her Physician’s Assistant Program from the San Joaquin Valley College in Visalia, and received her Bachelors in Liberal Arts at Cal State University Fresno in Fresno. Villalobos is accepting new patients at FHCN’s Visalia Oak Health Center, located at 400 E. Oak Avenue.
Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) is pleased to announce community advocate Donna Johnson as the recipient of the Family HealthCare Network 2016-2017 Anita de la Vega Community Service Award. Donna was awarded this honor for her achievements and the impact of her services made in her community.
Donna, a retired grandmother, was nominated for her advocacy efforts for families living through the devastating effects of the California drought. Donna has been described as the “water angel” by her community in East Porterville as she became the voice and hope for many families in her community. She was selected as the recipient of the Anita de la Vega Community Service Award because of her relentless efforts to bring aid to those affected by the drought, and her drive and compassion to improve the quality of life of her community.
Family HealthCare Network (FHCN) is pleased to announce the addition of Marian Mekhaiel, Rph to its pharmacy team. As a pharmacist, Dr. Mekhaiel is now assisting patients at FHCN’s Porterville Health Center. Dr. Mekhaiel received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia and holds her Bachelor’s in Pharmaceutical Science from Faculty of Pharmacy Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Mekhaiel is assisting patients at FHCN’s Porterville Health Center Pharmacy, located at 1107 W. Poplar Ave.
Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has elevated 10 attorneys based in California to shareholder and principal status, effective Jan. 1, 2017. One of the new shareholders is Kevin V. Koligian of Fresno, who represents private sector employers before federal and state courts. He defends management against claims involving discrimination and harassment, leave and disability accommodation, unfair competition, and wage and hour violations. Koligian earned his J.D. from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Sheldon Baker, CEO for Baker Dillon Group LLC, a Clovis-based brand-marketing firm in California, has been appointed to the board of directors of ImagineU interactive children’s museum in Visalia. Baker, who has over 30 years of experience promoting brands, will provide public relations and marketing input and serve in a fund-raising capacity for the museum.
Rabobank N.A. has named Michael Lometti ag relationship manager for its Fresno/Madera Food & Agribusiness division. He develops new client relationships and manages the existing portfolio of agricultural business clients. Lometti brings five years of experience in financial services to this role. He has previously held financial and investment analyst positions with Rabobank and Prudential. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix.
Maggie Furrow is Catalano Fenske and Associates, LLC’s new director of marketing and communications. Furrow comes to CF&A with 14 years of experience in communications supporting high profile corporations, nonprofits, advertising agencies and government-funded projects. Furrow grew up in Clovis, and graduated from Fresno State in 2003 with a B.A. in mass communication and journalism. She chose to relocate to Baltimore in 2006 where she completed her Master’s in Communications from Notre Dame of Maryland University. In 2013 while completing her Master’s, she made the decision that Fresno in California was her home and where she wanted to live and start her family.