Yakima resident Lesly Ellis recently was accepted into the Sollus Northwest Administrative Fellowship program and will work for Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in a health care administration capacity. She most recently was an administrative specialist with the clinic.

Christina Zoric, a board-certified nurse practitioner, has joined Astria Health Center in Sunnyside, where she specializes in primary care with walk-in care. She has more than 10 years of acute care experience in nursing and is accepting new patients.


Lynn Franken has been appointed interim provost at Central Washington University. She is the former vice president for academic affairs/dean of the college at Thiel College. She holds a doctorate in English literature from the University of Texas.


Erhiza Rivera was sworn in recently as assistant state treasurer in a ceremony at the Legislative Building in Olympia. Rivera most recently worked as a grants manager at Heritage University in Toppenish after spending 12 years with the Benton County Treasurer’s Office.