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Who’s News: 10/16/20

WORK AT CASA DE AMPARO

Casa de Amparo is hiring. If you or someone you know is interested in working for Casa de Amparo, see available positions at casadeamparo.org/about-us/careers/.

RESORT NAMES MANAGER

Alila Marea Beach Resort Encinitas, at 2100 N. Coast Highway 101, has named Benjamin Thiele as general manager of the luxury beachfront resort. Thiele joins the Hyatt family following a decade with Kimpton Hotels — most recently Kimpton Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara and Seattle’s Palladian Hotel.

CSUSM FACULTY GET GRANTS

Two Cal State San Marcos faculty members in the School of Nursing have received a grant of $1.33 million to help further build the pipeline of psychiatric mental health nurse practitioners in California. CSUSM’s School of Nursing assistant professor Catherine Baker and professor emerita Nancy Romig received the five-year grant from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development. Both are co-coordinators of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program. The grant will provide full scholarships for 20 new PMHNP students and fund the costs associated with admitting additional students and securing field placements.

TRI-CITY STROKE CARE TOPS

Tri-City Medical Center earned eight certifications and awards from the American Heart and Stroke Association, including three Gold Plus Performance Achievement Awards for stroke care, heart care, and resuscitation quality, as well as two Gold Level awards for its care of patients with STEMI, or ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, heart attacks. Tri-City Medical Center is the only medical center in San Diego County to receive Gold Plus in both heart failure and stroke care and to earn more honors than any other hospital in the region. For more information, visit tricitymed.org/about-us/accreditation-awards.

COAST GUARD SCHOLARS

Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships were awarded to Ryane Quintanar, child of USCG Petty Officer Zachary Quintanar, from San Marcos, and Dorian Ashmore, child of USCG Chief Petty Officer Charles Ashmore, from Vista. The recipients are attending Loyola University Chicago and University of Hawaii at Manoa, respectively. The Coast Guard Foundation Scholarships benefit the children of enlisted men and women who are serving or have served in the U.S. Coast Guard, whether active duty, reserve, retired or deceased.

SUMMER GRADS

Summer semester 2020 graduates from Ohio University included Amita Denham of Oceanside, with a bachelor of science in nursing; Krissy Gonzales of Carmel Valley, with a bachelor of science in nursing; Kristin Sevilla of San Marcos, with a master of science degree and Randi Swilley of Oceanside, with a bachelor of science in nursing.

CARLSBAD POLICE GRANT

The California Office of Traffic Safety announced it has awarded the city of Carlsbad Police Department a $108,000 grant. The grant will fund a variety of traffic safety programs. The focus of the grant is roadway safety and it will assist the police department in its efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on the Carlsbad roadways.

SAFARI PARK LAUDED

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has been recognized by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums with top honors in AZA’s Exhibit Award for 2020, for the Walkabout Australia experience. The award was announced Sept. 16 at the 2020 Virtual AZA Annual Conference, recognizing the achievements in conservation, education, research, habitat design, marketing, diversity, research and volunteer engagement.

NEW DEAN

Leslie Salas Named Dean of Counseling at Palomar Community College. Salas comes to North County with 23 years of experience in the California Community College system.

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