Meet Our New BCRC Board President, Frank Tabar – Breast Cancer Resource Center Blog

Meet Our New BCRC Board President, Frank Tabar

The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara is excited to announce the appointment of new Board President, Frank Tabar.

Frank Tabar Silvana Kelly Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara

The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara is excited to announce the appointment of new Board President, Frank Tabar. Frank, who joined the BCRC Board in 2019, succeeds Rose Hodge, who has been with the organization for over a decade and will continue to serve as a Board Member and in an executive advisory capacity.

“It has been a great honor to have served as President of the BCRC Board,” said Hodge. “I’m incredibly proud of our accomplishments over the many years I have been with the BCRC. We have helped so many individuals facing breast cancer through an exceedingly difficult time in their lives. I’m confident in Frank’s leadership as the BCRC continues to grow and expand our impact in the future.”

Silvana Kelly: You have been in service to many other nonprofits, why were you moved to join the BCRC Board.

Frank Tabar: BCRC has been providing a valuable service to our community, and specifically to those dealing with breast cancer and their families for over two decades. It is an honor to be part of this organization and its dedicated board members.

Silvana Kelly: What are some of your personal goals in your new role as BCRC Board President?

Frank Tabar:Our goal is to make sure everyone in our community is aware of BCRC and its services; expand our services where needed; and increase our presence among local service providers.

Silvana Kelly: Your professional and personal life is dedicated to supporting the people of our community, what are some of your favorite things about living in Santa Barbara?

Frank Tabar: My family and I have been fortunate enough to have lived in various communities in southern California. However, none of them match the closeness and caring population of Santa Barbara and neighboring cities. This is a community that truly cares about all of its citizens.

Silvana Kelly: Is there anything you would like to tell us that most people do not know about you?

Frank Tabar: I just became a proud grandpa for the third time and enjoy every minute of it.

More about Frank:
Mr. Tabar joined Farmers and Merchants Trust Company in 2012 and currently holds the title of Senior Vice President and Strategic Risk and Operating Officer. Frank manages the Santa Barbara office of Farmers and Merchants Trust Company.

Frank has over 35 years of experience in financial services including positions with Santa Barbara Bank & Trust and Bank of the West, among others. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from US International University in San Diego, and a Master of Business Administration in Financial Management from National University, Los Angeles.

He has specialized training in trust and fiduciary risk, compliance and is a Certified Trust Auditor (CTA), a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Securities Operation Professional (CSOP). Mr. Tabar has also served several years on the boards of Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Family YMCA, and Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise. Currently, he also serves as a board member of Santa Barbara City College Foundation.


Kathy Bank says:

Thank you Rose Hodge for all your hard work through the years.

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