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NEWSMAKERS Jim Sherman Exits West Hills for Los Robles After six years at the helm of West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, President and CEO Jim Sherman has decided to leave the hospital to assume the equivalent post at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. Acknowledging that it was a difficult decision to make, Sherman said he will begin his new position on July 6. “It was not something that I was looking for,” said Sherman, who was named the Business Journal’s “Health Care Leader” last year. “The current CEO at Los Robles is retiring from health care and fortunately both hospitals are in Health Care Association,” Sherman said. “I was tapped on the shoulder and asked if I had an interest. It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. It’s a much larger hospital, and it’s a tertiary hospital which means there is more open heart surgery and more oncology. It was something that will allow me to grow my management expertise.” An executive board member of the Valley Economic Alliance, and a board member on the West Valley Boys and Girls Club and the HCA/Las Vegas Patient Accounting Services Center, Sherman had worked at West Hills since April of 1998 serving as CEO and CFO prior to becoming President and CEO. Before joining West Hills, he had served as the executive vice-president of the California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles. “I look forward to building a sense of team at Los Robles. I want to get everyone from the volunteer on up to understand the big picture vision, to see what health care in the 21st century will be like,” Sherman said. “The hospital is building a new patient care tower and it will be a great opportunity to work with physicians and the community to meet the needs of a community going forward.” -Jeff Weiss Entertainment The Motion Picture & Television Fund has elected Joseph Fischer chairman of the board of directors. Taking the place of Roger Mayer, Fischer will be crucial in providing guidance in delivering services to the entertainment industry, including day-to-day management of MPTF’s health care, residential, childcare, and community social service functions, the organization said. Previously, Fischer headed the board’s finance committee. Human Resources Shawn Mohr is the new chief sales officer and president of the medical, financial & allied division of On Assignment, Inc. This new position makes Mohr responsible for working with each division to develop the company’s sales approach, and for operating field reporting and sales management. Manufacturing Bill Kirk has been appointed to a new post at Delta Scientific with responsibility for the firm’s special projects. Delta Scientific manufactures counter-terrorist vehicle control systems used in the United States and internationally. The long and extensive experience that Kirk had in the international security industry, including work in Delta’s Rome office and then work in Germany, is vital to his new position in Delta’s Valencia office, the company said. Kirk will be handling the company’s most crucial anti-terrorist applications. Media Tyler Cox has been appointed national program director of News/Talk of Salem Communications, a radio broadcaster focused on religious and family-themed radio programming. With his appointment, effective on July 1, 2004, Cox will serve as a resource for Salem’s senior management, network management, general managers and programmers, and will also oversee programming, talent, and building ratings for the company’s News/Talk stations. In over three decades of working for different communication companies, Cox has served as station manager for KMEO-FM/KESN-FM, operations manager at WWRC-AM in Washington, D.C. and at WBZ-AM in Boston, and as director of news and operations for KRLD-AM and as operations manager at WBAP-AM, both in Dallas. Medical Care Dr. Walter W. Mosher has been selected as one of 100 notable people in the medical device and healthcare industries according to Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry magazine. In 1956 Mosher co-founded Precision Dynamics Corporation, the global leader in the design, production, and distribution of automatic identification wristband systems and healthcare products, and was president and CEO of the company until 2002. Mosher has been honored for his contributions to these industries as well as his additional responsibilities in the medical community. Real Estate Residential real estate agent Marilyn McDonald has joined Troop Real Estate, Inc. in its Westlake Village office. She was previously with Pinnacle Communities. At Troop McDonald will focus on the resale market throughout the Conejo Valley, representing both buyers and sellers. Cindy Pardee has also joined Troop Real Estate in Westlake Village as an agent. Pardee was previously with Re/Max Olson in Westlake Village. Earlier she worked at Coldwell Banker. Technology Nexsan Technologies, Woodland Hills, made two appointments to newly created positions at the storage solutions company. Frank Patterson was hired as vice president of global supply chain, and Steve Freeman was named director of engineering. Patterson was formerly with Cisco Systems where he was most recently senior director of global semiconductor commodity management. Freeman worked at Madge Networks, Ahead Communications. Technology Current member of the Board of Directors Richard Gold has been nominated to become Chairman of the Board of California Amplifier, Inc., to become effective at a meeting on July 30, 2004. Gold has extensive experience in senior management positions in the telecommunications equipment industry, ranging from his position as Chairman, President, and CEO of Genoa Corporation, to being President and CEO of Nova Crystals, Inc., and to his position as Chairman of Radia Communications, Inc. The experience that Gold has in wireless technologies is a huge asset is shaping California Amplifier’s expansion into new markets, and is a strong pull for his new position as Chairman.

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