CCBC Board of Directors
Fresno County Office of Education
Administrator, Regional Occupational Program (ROP)
Valerie Vuicich has been in education for 33 years with her most recent assignment as the administrator of Fresno ROP for the Fresno County Office of Education. Fresno ROP provides career technical education classes to over six thousand 11th and 12th grade students at 40 school sites/correctional facilities in 22 districts spread throughout the three counties of Fresno, Madera and Mariposa. In addition to the CCBC Board, Valerie is also a past president and Life Member of the Fresno State Alumni Association; the La Feliz Guild of Children’s Hospital Central California; and over 28 years in the Jr. League of Fresno, Inc. She is the current past president of her state professional organization as well as a member of the UC Office of the President’s A-G Advisory Committee for Undergraduate Admissions. Valerie’s previous work experience encompasses both secondary and adult education. Valerie has been a CCBC Board member since 2009.
Daniel Stobbe, MD
Daniel Stobbe, MD, FACNP, has been a practicing Nuclear Medicine physician for over 20 years. A Fresno native, Dr. Stobbe returned to the Valley in 1994 after completing his medical training in Southern California. During the past two decades he has provided Nuclear Medicine services to patients in both hospital and private practice settings, and in 2002 his special interest in oncologic imaging led him to open Valley Metabolic Imaging, the Central Valley's first PET/CT imaging center. Dr. Stobbe has been a CCBC Board member since 2010.
Robyn Esraelian was born and raised in Fresno. She graduated from CSUF and UOP McGeorge School of Law and has practiced Law in Fresno since 1980. She specializes in Estate and Tax Planning, Estate Administraion, Business Planning and Business Transactions. Robyn also provides legal services to several non-profit organizations in Fresno and the US. She joined the CCBC Board in 2010.
Bob Longatti has been a bank executive for over forty years in the Central Valley. In addition to his service with CCBC, he devotes time to the boards of Sierra Foothill Conservancy and Sierra Lands Beef. He is also an outside Board member for four for-profit corporations. Bob is a Valley native who received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Agricultural Business Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has been a CCBC Board member since 2012.
Bio to come.
Patricia Felton, MD
Dr. Patricia Felton is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology with over thirty years as a practicing physician in both California and Minnesota. Her specialty includes female sexual health, the treatment of menopausal symptoms, and hormone replacement therapy. In addition to private practice in Minnesota, she worked in the Health Services Department of General Mills and served on the Board of Cornerstone, a Non-Profit dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence. After ten years with Fresno Women's Medical Group, Dr. Felton has started her own practice specializing in bioidentical estrogen and testosterone pellet therapy. She is also a member of the Saint Agnes Women's Club. Dr. Felton joined the CCBC Board in 2016.
Bio to come.
Steven Hager, D.O.
Dr. Steven Hager is an active practicing hematologist/oncologist at cCare in Fresno. He has run over 50 clinical trials involving cancer patients in the last decade. Dr. Hager is a retired Navy Captin having served our country for 28 years. Dr. Hager joined the Board in 2015.
Alan Kelton, MD (FMMS President -Elect)
Bio to come.
Bonna Rogers-Neufeld, MD
Dr. Bonna Rogers-Neufeld is a California native, born and educated in Southern California completing medical school at Loma Linda University. As the first female president of a medical class at that school, she started on a path of leadership that continued as the chief resident at the diagnostic radiology residency at White Memorial Medical Center. She was board certified in diagnostic radiology in 1984 and received the fellowship in radiology by the American Board in 2009. At that time only 700 women had achieved that distinction in the history or the ABR.
Her current focus of practice is on breast imaging and intervention. The main goal is to detect curable early stage breast cancers through advanced imaging using the modalities of mammography, ultrasound and MRI. She also subspecializes in bone density evaluation for adults and children and recently brought on line the pediatric bone density service at Valley Children’s hospital. She is one of only a handful of physicians in our Central Valley who are Certified Bone Densitometrists.
She is on active staff at Saint Agnes Medical Center, Valley Children’s Hospital, Fresno Surgical Hospital and on courtesy staff at Community Medical Regional Center. She is the director of breast imaging services at Fresno Breast Center and SAMC.
Dr. Rogers-Neufeld is a widow and has two sons. Ethan is a senior resident in radiology at UC Davis and has just completed his year as chief resident. He did his rotating internship in Fresno at CRMC. Eric is a communications college graduate who is pursuing an educational career in Fresno.
The Neufeld family has always been involved in and supportive of Central Valley activities. Dr. Rogers-Neufeld is known for her sense of humor, tremendous energy, and organizational abilities. She is a highly sought speaker for women’s groups and currently serves on the Board of directors for the local Sisterhood of Survivors breast cancer support group.
William C. Pitts, MD
Dr. William C. Pitts, a medical school graduate of Stanford University Medical Center, completed his anatomic pathology residency and fellowship training in surgical pathology at Stanford, then spent four years on their faculty staff. Dr. Pitts, practicing pathology for over 30 years, has been with Pathology Associates since 1989. He is currently the Managing Partner for Pathology Associates and the Medical Director for Sierra Pathology Lab in Clovis, CA. Bill enjoys supporting community educational resources such as the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and Monterey Bay Aquarium. He has been a CCBC Board member since 2012.
Krishnakumar Rajani, MD
Bio to come.
Steven Stoltz, MD
Dr. Steven Stoltz, professor of medicine, is a board certified internist and is currently the chief of hospital medicine with the UCSF Fresno training program. He is passionate about medical education and works actively with residents and medical students on a day-to-day basis. He was part of the Teaching Scholars Program at UCSF, the Harvard-Macy program and is a 2014 recipient of the excellence in teaching award from the Academy of Medical Educators at UCSF. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and cycling. Dr. Stoltz has been a CCBC Board member since 2010.
Craig Vejvoda graduated from Humboldt State University in 1980 and has been in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry since then. He has a Master of Science degree in Financial Services and has been in private practice serving his clients since 1893. In addition to his service with Central California Blood Center (CCBC), he is a member of the Tulare Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Tulare Downtown Association and is Vice Chair of the Tulare County Economic Development Corporation. He is also a former mayor of Tulare and currently serves on the Tulare City Council. Craig has been a CCBC Board Member since 2011.
Bio to come.
Rita Gladding, Emeritus Advisor, joined the CCBC board more than twenty years ago. She is in the apparel business as a consultant for Doncaster Clothing. Known for her work as a community volunteer, Rita has been involved with the Junior League of Fresno, Fresno Art Museum, La Feliz Guild of Children's Hospital Central California plus many more. In 2013, she was honored to be chosen by the Leukemia Lymphoma Society as a candidate for Women of the Year.
Donald Knapp, MD
Dr. Knapp has been associated with the Central California Blood Center since 1976 and over that time has served as Board Vice-Chairman, Chairman and since 2003 as an Emeritus Advisor. He began the practice of Gastroenterology in Fresno in 1967 retiring in 1997 and thereafter enjoyed teaching Gastroenterology in the University of California, San Francisco/Fresno Medical Education Program and as a consultant in Gastroenterology at Holy Cross Clinic at Poverello House.
Oran McNeil, CPA
Bio to come.