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People in BusinessPlexis Healthcare Systems has promoted Paula Weldon

and Chad Soares

as the company consolidates its design, analysis and training programs.

Weldon has been named director of design, analysis and training at Plexis. She has been with Plexis for nearly three years and served as a design analyst, project manager, business analyst and training coordinator. Weldon supervises software designers, business analysts, training programs and technical writers.

She has participated in more than 20 client implementations and provided on-site assistance to Plexis clients in the United States and the Caribbean as an application trainer, business analyst and project manager.

Prior to joining Plexis, Weldon served as a technical support specialist, medical systems consultant, and applications manager at the Medford Clinic .

— Soares has been named Quantum Choice product director. He has been with Plexis for six years and served as engineering product manager prior to his promotion.

In his new position, Soares supervises a team of software designers and engineers developing Quantum Choice, Plexis' new software product that employs Net and N-tier technologies to address emerging products in the health-care industry.

Prior to joining Plexis, Soares studied technical electronics in the U.S. Army and worked in the software industry for more than 10 years.

Tim Womack

recently joined Pulver & Leever Real Estate, one of Southern Oregon's oldest real estate firms.

Womack grew up in Oregon and Colorado. He holds a bachelor's degree in management from Northwest Christian College and a master's degree in education policy and management from the University of Oregon.

Womack moved with his wife, Robin, from Bend. He can be reached at 858-9309 or 778-3476.

South Valley Bank & Trust has promoted Bob Foote

to vice president and senior commercial loan officer.

Foote will continue helping clients with business banking as a relationship manager at the Navigators Landing Regional Financial Center in Medford.

Derek DeBoer, director of operations at Dollar GMC Trucks & Oldsmobile, has been elected president of the Medford New Car Dealer's Association.

DeBoer has worked in the automotive industry for eight years.

Brent Waler,

general manager of Medford BMW, has been elected vice president. He has worked in the automotive field for 29 years.

Robby D. Harfst, a financial adviser for Raymond James Financial Services Inc. in Ashland, has been named to the firm's 2005 Leaders Council.

He joined Raymond James in 2002 and has more than 13 years' experience in financial and investment services.

Therese Strohmer

has joined national lender First Horizon Home Loan's Ashland office as a relationship manager.

She has more than 12 years of experience in the field. Before joining First Horizon, she was mortgage loan manager at Rogue Federal Credit Union and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

She is a member of the Women's Council of Realtors and teaches ABC's of Home Buying classes through Access Inc. Strohmer holds a bachelor's degree in history from Southern Oregon University.

She can be reached at 488-9271.

Medford Allstate Insurance agent Mike Galante

received the agency's Hands in the Community award for his commitment to volunteering.

The award also includes a &

36;500 grant from the Allstate Foundation for Living Opportunities Inc., where Galante volunteers.