Woodland Healthcare family practice physician Dr. John Bringhurst has joined Woodland Healthcare’s Community Board.
Bringhurst has been a family practice physician with Woodland Clinic Medical Group for the past 14 years. He was raised in Davis, and now lives with his family in Woodland. He has been strongly involved with the Hispanic community in Yolo County and has 30 years of experience as a translator and interpreter, in addition to serving as a Bishop for the LDS Church. Bringhurst received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and his medical degree from UC San Diego.
Community Board members are fully engaged in the support and dissemination of the mission, values and vision of Woodland Healthcare and Catholic Healthcare West. The Woodland Healthcare Community Board has 14 voting members including hospital president, Kevin Vaziri, and six full-time practicing physicians from Woodland Healthcare’s multi-specialty medical group who have demonstrated significant commitment and operational involvement at Woodland Healthcare.
Woodland Healthcare is Yolo County’s largest healthcare provider, serving the community since 1905. For more information, visit woodlandhealthcare.org.
Sarah Melcher and Sterling Melcher of Davis are among the more than 900 St. Olaf College students who will be recognized for academic achievement at the college’s annual Honors Day convocation on Friday.
Honors Day recognizes students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.60 or higher on a 4.0 scale. The convocation also recognizes students who have been awarded scholarships and fellowships, including Fulbright scholars, Goldwater scholars, and senior members of leadership and academic honor societies.
Sarah and Sterling are the children of Gregory and Susan Melcher. Sarah is a sociology/anthropology and Spanish major. Sterling is a theater major. Both are Davis High School graduates.
Recognized as one of the nations leading liberal arts colleges, St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition as a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Army Pfc. Joshua D. Moore has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
The course is designed to train servicemembers to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers, and ammunition vehicles; store, maintain, and distribute ammunition to using units as a member of battery or battalion ammunition section; perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment; and establish and maintain radio and wire communications.
Moore is the son of Jeannie Barnett of Poulsbo, Wash. and Ron Moore of Woodland.
The private is a 2006 graduate of Cache Creek High School in Yolo.
Nancy Edgar, a licensed clinical social worker and supervising clinician for the Yolo County Department of Alcohol, Drugs and Mental Health, was honored during National Social Work Month. She received the Lawrence S. Cassevah Advocacy Award for 2011.
Edgar was recognized for her outstanding advocacy work on behalf of Yolo County’s most vulnerable adults. “Her exceptional understanding of mental health issues, aging and community resources has benefited hundreds of clients and service providers during the past 10 years,” a county news release said.
This advocacy award is newly established in memory of Lawrence S. Cassevah, who provided outstanding social work advocacy at Woodland Healthcare’s Yolo Adult Day Health Center from 1996 to 2009. It is funded by Chapter V of the Gold Wing Touring Association.
Charles Tyson has joined the Yolo Land Trust Board of Directors and Margo Heekin has been appointed to the position of stewardship coordinator.
Tyson, a resident of Yolo County for more than 30 years, initially came to the area to study soil science at UC Davis. He is employed by the California Department of Water Resources, where he manages the Delta Ecosystem Enhancement Unit of the Flood SAFE Environmental Stewardship and Statewide Resources Office.
Heekin was born and raised in the Sacramento area, and has an agriculture and financial planning background. She earned a master’s degree in agriculture from Kansas State University and a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Heekin worked as the Conservation Project Manager for The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County before joining the Yolo Land Trust.
The Yolo Land Trust is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1988 by innovative group farmers, ranchers, community leaders and conservationists dedicated to protecting Yolo County’s land resources. For more information on the Yolo Land Trust, visit http://www.yololandtrust.org.