Rhonda Hauff, deputy CEO and chief operating officer of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services, recently was elected to the board of directors of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council. The Nashville-based organization is made up of community health centers with health care for the homeless programs, medical respite programs and other nonprofit stakeholders in the movement to end homelessness.

Real estate

Mayra Fernandez and Jolie Grant have joined Keller Williams Yakima Valley real estate as agents.


Licensed clinical social worker Julie Besel has opened a psychotherapy practice in downtown Yakima and is accepting new clients. Besel is available to provide psychotherapy to young children, adolescents and adults. Besel obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in gerontology from Central Washington University and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California.

Personal finance

Debbie Risk recently joined Leonard Rickey Investment Advisors as a client services associate. Risk is a Tri-Cities resident and has more than 20 years of experience in providing client services.

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