• The Washington State Hospice & Palliative Care Organization recently announced Barbara Hansen as the new executive director to lead the statewide nonprofit agency. Hansen, currently director of hospice and home health at Samaritan Evergreen Hospice (Albany, Oregon) and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Corvallis, Oregon) will begin her tenure in mid-July. She will also serve as the CEO of the Oregon Hospice Association through a partnership.
• Janie Sacco , vice president and SBA relationship manager of Kitsap Bank, has been recognized as the State of Washington’s 2015 Veteran Small Business Advocate of the Year. Sacco is involved with a number of organizations and has worked with the Small Business Association, SCORE and the Veteran Business Outreach Center programs to provide financial education classes. Additionally, she is involved with the SBA’s “Boots-to-Business” program, teaching financial education at the Everett, Whidbey Island, Bremerton and Bangor Navy bases, and has taught classes to veteran business owners at Clover Park Technical College.
Compiled by Mary Anderson, staff writer
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