Karen Patterson has been named controller at Goodwill Redwood Empire. Previously, she served as finance director at Feeding America in San Diego and accounting manager/controller for San Francisco and Marin Food Banks.
Tim Aboudara Sr. has been appointed sales manager at X2nSat Inc., a Petaluma satellite communications provider. Previously, he worked in sales positions at Northstar Integrated Wireless Group, E-Myth Worldwide and Celluphone.
Michael Irvine has been named community grant manager at Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. He has held positions in a variety of nonprofit groups, including EAH Housing in San Rafael, Children's Cancer Community in Sonoma and ADESCO and New Horizons El Salvador.
Misty Roudebush has been named director of direct-to-consumer and marketing at B.R. Cohn Winery. Previously, she was director of member and guest experience at Foley Family Wines' Luxury Estates and associate director of consumer marketing for AT&T.
Kitty Whitaker has been promoted to CEO at Hospice by the Bay, succeeding Sandra Lew. Whitaker joined the regional health care provider 18 years ago, serving as chief operating officer, director of hospice services, team leader and hospice nurse.