Landmark Title opens West Valley office

Landmark Title Assurance Agency recently opened its sixth office in the Valley and welcomed Shalene Belichesky as branch manager of its newest location. The new office is located in The Atrium at Arrowhead,17505 N. 79th Avenue, Suite 105 in Glendale.

Belichesky brings nearly two decades of experience to the Landmark Title team, previously working for national title firms in both California and Arizona. She has a deep understanding of escrow transactions ranging from traditional residential sales and new builds to commercial transactions and quick-close investor flips.   

“Shalene is a proven producer who is dedicated to seamlessly guiding our clients through the escrow process. Her extensive industry knowledge and experience are great assets to our team and to our clients,” says Vicki Etherton, president of Landmark Title. 

Landmark Title’s is headquartered in Phoenix with five additional offices throughout the Valley. To learn more about Landmark Title and its services, visit or contact the company at (602) 748-2800.

Yatin Dua named executive director of Westside Head Start

Yatin Dua has been named Executive Director of Catholic Charities Community Service’s Westside Head Start program, which provides comprehensive, early and continuous year-round childhood education.

Dua joined Westside Head Start in 2017 as Program Design and Management Administrator after two years as Budget Analyst with the Macon, Ga.-based Telemon Corporation’s Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Program that served more than 5,500 children in six states.

“Dua brings tremendous experience, expertise and deep-rooted knowledge of the importance and value of the Head Start program to the position,” said Carrie Mascaro, Vice President of Central Program Operations. “His business background adds an important perspective to the day-to-day operations of Head Start in his ability to identify trends, develop solutions and apply critical thinking.”

A native of India, Dua holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with honors from the University of Delhi and he completed a post-graduate Integrated Professional Competence Course at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.    

For more information about Westside Head Start and all of Catholic Charities Community Services programs, which are currently operating in a virtual environment, visit Online applications are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year.

Dr. Luis N. Pacheco MD, FAAFP joins Plexus Worldwide

Plexus Worldwide (Plexus®), a leading direct-selling health and wellness company focused on health and happiness, is pleased to welcome Dr. Luis N. Pacheco MD, FAAFP to its Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Pacheco is a highly recognized, award-winning family physician who has spent his career advancing family and public health.

As a Medical Advisory Board member, Dr. Pacheco will help guide product, development using his experience as a Board-Certified medical doctor in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.

“Dr. Pacheco will add an important perspective to Plexus’ Medical Advisory Board with his highly-recognized experience in family medicine,” said Tarl Robinson, CEO and Founder of Plexus. “Dr. Pacheco has spent his career helping families live healthier lives, and I look forward to seeing how his expertise will advance our mission to do the same.”

“When I took a close look at Plexus and the organization, the products and the people, there’s one thing that stood out, and that’s quality,” said Dr. Pacheco. “Plexus is all about helping to improve the lives of families and communities, and Plexus has very high-quality products that I feel comfortable taking and recommending.”

Dr. Pacheco is fluent in English, Spanish and French and has received numerous awards and recognition for his accomplishments including recognition from: The American Diabetes Association; The National ‘Head Start’ Educational Program; ‘America’s Top Doctors’; Outstanding Teacher Awards from the University of Southern California School of Medicine; and AOL Digital City Top Doctors USA.

AAWL welcomes new chief development officer

Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL), Arizona’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter, announced the appointment of Melissa Steimer as Chief Development Officer. 

Now operating in the role, Steimer brings over 23 years of experience in the nonprofit fundraising world, most recently as Chief Development Officer for UMOM New Day Centers. Steimer also has extensive animal welfare knowledge having worked locally at the Nebraska Humane Society and nationally at PetSmart Charities and Best Friends Animal Society.

Steimer holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is a member, and currently sits on the Board, of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Melissa to our management team,” said Judith Gardner, president and CEO of AAWL. “Animals throughout the Southwest will have a better chance at life thanks to her extensive fundraising knowledge.” 

To learn more about AAWL, follow the shelter on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit

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