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Danville residents among new Hope Hospice board officers

'Each brings valuable experiences, expertise to organization,' CEO says

Three Hope Hospice directors have been elected as officers on the board.

They are Patrick Brown of Danville, elected as vice president; William Harvey of Walnut Creek, elected treasurer; and Melanie Ridley, also of Danville, elected secretary.

Results of the election were announced by Craig Eicher, Hope Hospice board president and also a Pleasanton police captain.

"We are fortunate that our board officers reside in the communities we serve," said Bob Boehm, Hope Hospice CEO. "Each brings valuable experiences and expertise to our organization."

Brown recently retired from San Francisco Print Media Company (publisher of the San Francisco Examiner), where he was the general manager, culminating a long career in the media business. He holds an accounting degree from the University of Iowa.

Harvey is a certified financial planner with San Ramon-based Spectrum Wealth Partners. Earlier, he worked at Charles Schwab & Co. and Morgan Stanley and has also held positions in banking in Danville and Walnut Creek. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in business administration and marketing.

Ridley, a fund development and health care quality consultant, has 15 years of experience in public health, mental health, women's health and health care access for the uninsured. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in community nutrition from UC Davis.

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