Physicians Mark Sockell, Nelson Branco, Kristen Matsik and Elizabeth Etemad have taken on new roles at Meritage Medical Network, the North Bay’s largest independent, physician-run medical network, which offers services in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.

Sockell is the new chief medical officer. He previously served as Meritage’s medical director of Medicare Advantage and earlier was director of medical education at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco.

Branco has been named chairman of the board of directors. He is managing partner of Tamalpais Pediatrics and an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSF.

Matsik and Etemad, both members of Prima Medical Group, are new board members.

Mastik is an OB/GYN, and serves as an assistant clinical professor at UCSF.

Etemad practices family medicine in Sonoma and Marin counties.


Evelyn Clancy is the new director of Timothy Murphy School, a nonsectarian, non-public school in San Rafael that serves special education students. She has 20 years of experience in educational administration, including as a principal, director of student services and special education program director.


Gonzalo Romo is the new community liaison for Redwood Credit Union, representing the financial institution and supporting community efforts in its five-county area. He previously worked for nonprofits in Marin and Sonoma counties, including the Conservation Corps North Bay, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Marin and Petaluma.


Eric Freed and Ashoo Vaid have been elected to the board of directors of the American Red Cross of the California Northwest.

Freed is vice president of program operations for Reach Air.

Vaid is president for the North Bay Market of Wells Fargo.


Tullus Miller has been appointed chairman of the board of directors for Hanna Boys Center near Sonoma. He is a CPA and partner at Moss Adams LLP and previously served as board’s vice chair and treasurer.


Mary T. McDevitt has joined the board of directors for San Rafael-based Buckelew Programs, which provides recovery programs in Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Lake and Mendocino Counties. She retired from McKesson Corporation, where she held senior roles in corporate public affairs, marketing, communications and program management for more than 15 years.