Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP has promoted real estate and business transaction attorney Jennifer Lewis to partner. Lewis represents clients in various aspects of real property transactions and business matters including lease acquisition and disposition of commercial property, corporate formation, financing and compliance. She works primarily with clients involved in the wine, food and health/fitness industries. Lewis has practiced law at Wendel Rosen for eight years. Allison Krumsiek, the grants and stewardship associate at the Oakland Zoo and East Bay Zoological Society, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP). Krumsiek joined the 16- member board in January. She began her career in development at the American Red Cross during a time of large scale disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and the Southeast Asian tsunami of 2005. At the Oakland Zoo, Krumsiek oversees corporate and foundation relationships as well as production of the annual report and other stewardship-related projects. Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley LLP (FAB), one of Northern California’s longest-standing multi-practice law firms, has announced that litigation partner William E. Adams has been elected to the board of directors of the Alameda County Bar Association (ACBA). He will serve a two- year term. The ACBA board, under the leadership of new President Charles N. Bendes, helps the organization accomplish its strategic objectives, ensures its compliance with federal state and local regulations, and manages its financial position. Adams is a partner at FAB specializing in real estate, commercial, construction and insurance litigation. He is also chair of Fitzgerald Abbott & Beardsley’s Litigation Practice Group. The City of San Francisco has launched an identification card system for its residents, whereby anyone who can prove that he or she lives in San Francisco can get a photo ID card. Oakland-based Capture Technologies is providing the card system to San Francisco. A Datacard® MX6000™ Card Issuance System, which is a fully integrated platform for producing personalized cards, is at the heart of the solution. The purpose of the program is to streamline the provision of services for those constituents who don’t have traditional forms of identification, such as a driver’s license. Environmental Science Associates (ESA) has announced that Jeff Caton has joined the firm as director of ESA’s San Francisco Bay Area Region Renewable Resources Group. Caton has more than 20 years of experience in sustainability consulting, environmental engineering, and information technologies. He assists public and commercial clients, including several Fortune 500 firms, with waste and resource management, carbon footprints, and sustainability planning. He has also served as a lead verifier for the California Climate Action Registry and has in-depth knowledge of all leading greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions protocols. The Marcus Foster Education Fund (formerly Marcus A. Foster Educational Institute) has received a four-year grant from the College Access Foundation in the amount of $250,000 to support UpHigh, Uniting Potential with Experience for Higher Learning, a new component of the College Scholarship Program. UpHigh is a comprehensive, long-term program that awards multiple year scholarships and matches Marcus Foster scholars with mentors. By providing financial and human support, UpHigh aims to increase the college enrollment and graduate rate for Marcus Foster scholars, all of whom are low- income and first- generation college students in Oakland public schools. Highland Hospital has been awarded an accreditation by the commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) based on the results of a recent on-site inspection. Dr Valerie Ng, chief of laboratory medicine and pathology, and Derek Shue, directory of laboratory medicine, were advised of this national accreditation and congratulated for “excelle nce of the services provided.” The medical center’s laboratory joins more than 6,000 CAP- accredited laboratories nationwide. McDonough Holland & Allen PC, a leading Northern California law firm representing both private and public sector clients, has added Lara D. Compton as an associate to its Health Care Practice Group. McDonough’s Heath Care Practice Group is one of the largest in Northern California, and Compton’s addition brings the total number of attorneys in the practice focused exclusively on the health care industry to 14. Compton most recently was an assistant legal officer at Community Medical Centers in Fresno, the largest health system in the San Joaquin Valley. She also has clerked for California’s Department of Managed Health Care. E-agency, an Oakland-based branding communications company, and Hosting Services, Inc. have moved their offices to 725 Washington St., second floor, in Old Oakland. Telephone numbers have changed, and chairman Dave Dunn can now be reached at (510) 452-8870, Jack Lyness is at (510) 304-2411, and Ben Monroe can be reached at (510) 452-0432. A special Valentine’s Day cruise is on tap at Celebrations on the Bay. A five- course dinner and dancing are set for Saturday, Feb. 14. The cost is $50 per person. For information, call (877) 499-4229 or visit www.celebrationsonthebay.com. Envision Acade my (EA), a public charter school in downtown Oakland, is looking for local businesses and organizations interested in taking on 11th grade students as interns. All upperclassmen at EA complete unpaid internships in which they explore possible career paths and get first- hand experience in the workplace. Interns would work 10-12 Wednesdays between February and May and complete a project at their job site. If you are interested in taking on an intern, please write to email@example.com. A record-breaking freshmen class enrolled for fall quarter at California State University, East Bay, which has seen a 31 percent rise in first-time freshmen since fall 2007. The jump in freshmen enrollment contributed to overall enrollment growth of 8 percent (1,061 additional students). Enrollment at the university is 14,185, an all- time high. Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) welcomes two new significant members of its staff. Mary Dugbartey has joined ACMC and the Human Resource Team as the director of Workforce Planning and Development. Her responsibilities include employment, workforce planning, employee health, and human resources compliance. In addition, Susan Anderson joined the ACMC Health Care Foundation as development coordinator. Previously she was fund development coordinator at the Elder Care Alliance, and manager of special projects at the Alameda County Public Health Department. Marstel-Day has won a project merit award from the Environmental Business Journal (EBJ) for launching a new audio program on its website entitled “Vital Voices of the Environment.” Final awards were determined by a committee of EBJ staff and editorial advisory board members. The 2008 awards will be presented in a special ceremony at EBJ’s Environmental Industry Summit VII in Coronado, Calif. on Friday, Feb. 20. In other Marstel-Day news, Rebecca Rubin, president of Marstel- Day, has announced that her company has received two significant contracts to provide major services in a field in which it has brought about significant innovation. She noted that “We are pleased that both a civilian community leadership council and the United States Air Force have turned to Marstel- Day to provide analytical, research and policy development support in the critical intersection between military operational sustainability and community economic and environmental vibrancy. These two contracts will allow the company to take its proven skills in encroachment control and partnering, as well as policy formulation, and apply them on a regional and national basis to meet the important requirements of these two clients.” Hundreds of participants are needed to help Habitat for Humanity East Bay succeed with its annual Build-A-Thon to be held over the Earth Day weekend, beginning Friday, April 18 and running through Monday, April 21. Participants will frame 20 homes in four days at 10900 Edes Ave. in Oakland. Not only is the annual Build-A-Thon Habitat East Bay’s biggest building and fundraising event of the year, this year’s event will be the biggest in its history. Habitat East Bay has completed 26 of 54 homes of a planned development on the Edes Avenue site and is providing homeownership opportunities for families with limited incomes. The 2009 Earth Day Build-A-Thon is the launch of Habitat East Bay’s 20th anniversary campaign to build 200 green homes in the next five years. Anyone 16 years or older can build. To view a time-lapse video showcasing what can be accomplished by participants during an annual Earth Day Build-A-Thon, or to register for the 2009 event, visit www.habitatEB.org or call (510) 251-6304.
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