Accolades: Bogetti, Sangha, Macek, Hand and Fanto
by TP staff
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Tracy High grad rising leader in ophthalmology

Tamara Bogetti, MBA, a 1992 graduate of Tracy High School, was honored by the Ophthalmic Women Leaders group for being a rising leader in ophthalmology

during a ceremony in Boston on April 28.

Bogetti launched the magazine Advanced Ocular Care in 2010. She helped create EyewireTV, a weekly news broadcast program for eye care professionals around the world.

Last spring, Bogetti launched an all-digital, app-based publication targeting future leaders in ophthalmology called Millennial EYE. In December, the publication was named as a finalist in Folio Magazine’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards for Best Standalone Digital Magazine in the business-to-business category.

Tracy planning commissioner joins women’s center board

The chairwoman of the Tracy Planning Commission, Jass Sangha, is one of three new members recently elected to the Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services board.

The San Joaquin County-wide nonprofit provides shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and helps homeless and runaway youth.

Sangha is also the owner of Nirvaana Consulting and a member of Tracy Crime Stoppers, Tracy African American Association and the Tracy Unified School District anti-bullying committee.

Also joining the 15-member board are Jackie Sahargun, a Stockton native, and Manuel Lopez, the former county administrator.

Hospital foundation hires philanthropy director

Kate Macek has joined Tracy Hospital Foundation as philanthropy director after eight years as marketing and development director for Women’s Center-Youth & Family Services, a countywide nonprofit.

Macek, an Ohio native, moved to California in 2005 and has worked in fundraising, communications and public relations.

Tracy Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, gave $430,000 in 2014 to support hospital projects and community needs. The foundation’s Gala for Life on April 11 raised more than $30,000 for a new ultrasound machine.

THS alumna earns degree magna cum laude

Julia Hand, a 2010 graduate of Tracy High School, will graduate Saturday with highest honors from Dominican University of California in San Rafael.

She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a molecular and cell emphasis, magna cum laude. She received Dominican’s Presidential Scholarship all four years.

Hand’s research focused on enzyme cyclooxgenase-2 (COX-2) as a factor in cell migration and its effect on breast cancer. She presented her research at the National Undergraduate Conference and the American Society for Cell Biology National Conference.

A member of the national biology society Beta Beta Beta, Hand plans a career in clinical research.

Tech specialist is city employee of the month

Carlo-Angelo Fanto, an information technology specialist with the City of Tracy, started working for the city in September 2005 as an Information Services Technician II.

On Jan. 6, the police department launched the new Spillman Computer Aided Dispatch and Records Management System, and Fanto played an instrumental role in addressing the technology elements of the system. Fanto went out into the field to resolve issues with police patrol cars and worked long overnight hours to launch the system.

Fanto also helped install the “Are You OK” phone program that automatically calls Tracy senior citizens

to check on their well being. He used himself as a test subject, receiving calls throughout the day and night to ensure that the program was reliable and dependable.

Fanto lives in Tracy with his wife, Charito, and their three boys.

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