Dexter Levy, Dona Christensen and Charles Fouquette have been named to the Grossmont Hospital District's Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee.
Levy is a retired construction and labor relations executive; Christensen is a retired land developer and real estate investor; and Fouquette, is a retired construction industry supervisor, labor union representative and vocational trade instructor.
The committee is responsible for overseeing hospital construction expenditures from a $247 million bond measure approved by area voters in 2006.
Tracee DeGrande, Integral Senior Living's president and chief financial officer, has been named to the Executive Board of the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA).
The board is made up of a group of industry executives that meet three times a year to discuss industry trends and developments, advocacy, research and other strategic initiatives.
DeGrande has more than 26 years of finance experience, serving most of those years as a CFO in the senior living industry.
Jim Conley, Francesca Bunje, Luvelyn Benitez and Casey Whitsett have been appointed to new posts at Hope Engineering.
Conley, who has been promoted to vice president, has been with the firm 13 years. His specialties include parking structures, educational facilities and mixed-use/residential/hospitality sectors.
Bunje -- who has been promoted to associate, and has spent eight years with Hope -- specializes in the commercial, medical office and life science sectors.
Whitsett, who also has been promoted to associate, has been with Hope for nine years and specializes in the office/laboratory, commercial, educational and municipal sectors.
Benitez, who has been promoted to associate, has been with the firm seven years. Her specialties include the life science, commercial/corporate headquarters and educational sectors.
Kristen Clement has been promoted to chief financial officer of Capstone Advisors.
Clement, who will direct all of the San Diego-based company's real estate accounting operations, joined Capstone as a controller in 2002. She held a similar post at Guild Mortgage prior to that time.
Cindy Collins has been promoted to vice president of community management at Merit Property Management.
In her new role, Collins is responsible for the leadership and management of business development in San Diego with key responsibilities that include expanding client growth.
Collins has been with Merit for more than five years, and has more than 18 years of community management experience.
Justin Jameson has been named an account administrator at Cavinac & Associates.
Jameson has 10 years of experience in the insurance industry and will assist certain account managers with daily service activities for each client's benefit offerings.
Sara Taylor has accepted the position as executive assistant for Cavignac.
In this position, Taylor will provide high-level administrative support to agency executives and be directly responsible for data integration, marketing and public relations projects, social media and website maintenance.
Richard Kovalcheck has been named an associate director with Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp.
In his new position, he will be responsible for sourcing, underwriting, and obtaining financing for all asset classes of commercial real estate nationwide.
Prior to joining MMCC, Kovalcheck worked with Plaza Bank in San Diego, where he focused on sourcing and financing owner-user commercial real estate.
Peter Lloyd has been named senior vice president of leasing and a partner at Parallel Capital Partners.
Lloyd joins Parallel Capital following a 15-year career with the San Diego office of RREEF Real Estate, most recently as director of office and industrial asset management.