NexGen’s Third Thursday to support school supplies drive

NexGen’s next Third Thursday will take place this week in support of the Foundation of Yuma Regional Medical Center’s Drive for School Supplies at Lutes Casino, 221 S Main St.

NexGen’s mission is to provide “great social, professional and community-involvement activities in Yuma, building lasting connections within Yuma’s young professional community and beyond.”

Chamber introduces first class of revived leadership program

John Courtis, executive director of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, has introduced the 2019-20 class of the chamber’s revived Leadership Program.

The class consists of Ashley Herrington of Arizona Western College, Barbara Hengl of EXP Realty, Brett Kelly of Farm Bureau Financial Services, Gordon Jacobson of the Jacobson Companies, Jim Chancey of Blackhawk Broadcasting, Jon Perry of Imaginary Friends Design Studios, Marge Harper of Jacobson Companies, Mary Miranda of Aponi Home Care, Raven Magana of Saffron Studio Yoga, Reetika Dhwan of AWC, Ruben Hernandez of Caroline Auza Development, Shahrooz Roohparvar of AWC, Sheryl Hehe of the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce, and Tanja Eiben, entrepreneur. 

“Fourteen people that have a big impact in the Yuma community. Join me in congratulating them on their commitment,” Courtis said, “And big thanks to the Steering Committee for getting us this far.”

The program was put on hiatus in 2009, and with the support of two major sponsors, 1st Bank Yuma and Yuma International Airport, it’s back with the mission of educating and exposing class members to the many facets of the Yuma area community. The goal is that they will then identify and accept leadership roles within that community.

For information on how to apply for future classes, call 928-782-26567 or visit the chamber at 180 W. 1st St.

YRMC residents graduate, while new class arrives

The Class of 2019 of the Family Community Medicine Residency Program at Yuma Regional Medical Center recently celebrated its graduation. The graduates are Dr. Alfredo Nevarez, Dr. Angelic Alvarez, Dr. Marvyn Grayson, Dr. Uchechukwu Oba, Dr. Martha Alemayehu and Dr. Saif Alrabadi.

“We are going to miss these wonderful doctors and wish them well in their next professional adventures,” YRMC said in a statement.

The Family Medicine Program also recently welcomed a new class of resident physicians to Yuma. The interns with the Class of 2022 officially began July 1. The new residents are Dr. Aaron Shumway of Mesa; Dr. Tamara Sanderson-Dissanayake of Portland, Oregon; Dr. Wesley Luke Taylor of Jacksonville, Florida; Dr. Palak Satija of Alberta, Canada; Dr. Matthew Bishop of Valley Center, California; and Dr. Silas Wiefelspuett of British Columbia, Canada.

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