published on March 8, 2019 - 8:30 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
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Sen. Andreas Borgeas has recognized Davena Witcher, executive director of AMOR – Alliance for Medical Outreach & Relief, as 2019 Woman of the Year in the 8th District. Witcher received the honor during a formal ceremony on the floor of the State Senate on March 4. Witcher has a bachelor’s degree in nursing with a background in neonatal and transplant services. She has served on AMOR’s Board of Directors since 2008 and has played a key role in the development of the maternal and child services that are provided at AMOR’s cornerstone project, a 100-bed hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.


Nephrologist Tariq Javed has expanded his practice at Visalia Medical Clinic and is now accepting new patients. Dr. Javed is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Society of Nephrology. He completed his nephrology fellowship at the Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, where he served as chief fellow, and his internal medicine residency at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.


Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) honored Misty Her, an instructional Superintendent for the Fresno Unified School District, as Woman of the Year in the 31st Assembly District. Her was born in a small POW camp in Laos and was 5 years old when her family came to the United States, eventually settling in Fresno. She discovered a love for teaching and pursued a career in education. Along the way, Her also emerged as a pioneer, becoming the first vice principal of Hmong descent in Fresno Unified and then the first Hmong female principal in the United States.


PrideStaff Visalia was named a winner of PrideStaff President’s Circle Award for being a top producer in revenue and profits in 2018. Blanca Covarrubias and the entire PrideStaff Visalia team were recognized at PrideStaff’s annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. Reserved for Strategic-Partners, account managers and company managers, this honor is bestowed upon leaders who have achieved the highest level of growth for their staffing offices and exceeded revenue goals for the year.


The board of directors of The Vineyards California Armenian Home is pleased to announce the appointment of Francis X. Rodgers, the first CEO of the highly regarded continuing-care retirement community. Rodgers can be reached directly at (559) 251-8414. Rodgers brings over 35 years of experience in long-term care, assisted living and continuity care retirement communities to The Vineyards. As CEO, he will oversee the management of all levels of care at the senior lifestyle community offering continuing-care for seniors over the age of 60.

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