Vicky Locey has been appointed chief operating officer and chief nursing officer at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Santa Rosa. She has served in a number of leadership roles since joining Kaiser in 1990, including patient care services manager and assistant medical group administrator. She also served as COO/CNO at the Kaiser medical center in Vallejo.

Ellen Maremont Silver has been named director of communications and marketing at Santa Rosa Junior College. Previously, she served as regional communications director for the American Red Cross and marketing and public relations manager for O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Luana Vaetoe has been promoted to chief executive officer at Becoming Independent, a Santa Rosa nonprofit serving people with disabilities. Previously, she served as director of human resources.

The agency also hired Kory Stradinger as chief operating officer. Previously, he worked as as a real estate agent with The Wine Country Group and held executive positions at companies including, Ultra Motor USA, HumanConcepts, Vivendi Universal and Berkeley Systems.

Mary Jo Dale has been named senior vice president of marketing and consumer sales at Crimson Wine Group. Previously, she served as chief consumer direct officer at KLH Consulting. She also worked as senior vice president of marketing at Gateway, vice president of consumer marketing at AT&T Wireless, and director of product development for Westin Hotels & Resorts.

David Palma has joined RE/MAX Full Spectrum as a real estate agent in its Ukiah office. He graduated last year from California State University Sacramento with a degree in organizational communications.

Steven and Jean Elliott have opened Fundemonium!, an independent toy store located at 171 N. McDowell Blvd. in Petaluma. Previously, they operated the HobbyTown USA franchise in Petaluma. They will hold a grand reopening celebration Oct. 12 and 13. For information, visit

McCormick & Co. Homes and Loans, a real estate and lending company operated by broker Marty McCormick, has opened a new office in Santa Rosa at 100 E St., Suite 101.

Chop's Teen Club has named new officers for its board of directors: David "Max" Beach, president; Michael Tonjum, vice president; Rolf Nelson, secretary; and Hank Schreeder, treasurer.

The Friends of Lake Sonoma has added two new board members: Miguel Lujan, Jr., founder of Samagse; and Brad Sherwood, program specialist for community and government affairs at the Sonoma County Water Agency.

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