SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Westamerica Bancorporation announces the appointment of Inez Wondeh to its Board of Directors.
“We are pleased to add Inez Wondeh to our Board of Directors.” says David L. Payne, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Westamerica Bancorporation. “Inez has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and her unique background will enhance our board and contribute to our continued positive growth.”
Ms. Wondeh was named the Chief Executive Officer at [BASS Medical Group](https://www.bassmedicalgroup.com "BASS Medical Group") in 2019. She has held several key positions in various healthcare organizations, including four years as Chief Operating Officer at BASS where she helped execute many of the company’s growth strategy shifts. BASS credits Wondeh for providing visionary leadership that inspires the highest levels of performance in the financial and operational administration of the company. She led their strategic vision in the development and expansion of one of the largest independent physician-led groups in the Bay Area, which currently includes more than 42 specialties and 200 locations.
Ms. Wondeh holds a BA in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco’s School of Management. Additionally, Ms. Wondeh is the founder and CEO of Ngozi Educational and Health Care Foundation (NEHCF). The mission of NEHCF is to provide educational and health care needs to children impacted by wars in Africa.
Westamerica Bancorporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary Westamerica Bank operates commercial banking and trust offices throughout Northern and Central California.
Headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, BASS Medical Group is the Greater Bay Area’s leading healthcare specialist provider. With over 300 providers, 200 locations, and 44 specialties, BASS is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care in a family setting. Currently BASS operates 200+ locations throughout the Greater Bay Area, from the Central Valley to the North Bay. Known for operating smaller, independent physician-led practices, BASS offers personal, patient-focused comprehensive medical care and specialty services. For more information, visit www.bassmedicalgroup.com