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Movers and Shakers: HOPE Family Services Announces New Executive Board


BRADENTON – HOPE Family Services is pleased to announce the unanimous reappointment of Len Tabicman, LMHC as President of the Board of Directors. Mr. Tabicman, a retired school psychologist and Chair or the Florida Retirement Commission brings a unique balance of compassion, humor and business acumen to the Presidency. Len has practiced psychotherapy in New Jersey and Florida. He understands the value of an organization like HOPE that not only addresses emergency needs but also offers a prevention program to students in an effort to stem the tide of new victims of domestic violence.  

Other Executive Committee members unanimously reelected include: Twila Averill (Branch Manager, First Bank) as Vice-President, Tom Salisbury, (Comptroller, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office) as Treasurer and  Dr. Judy Smith (Director of Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs, Florida Blood Services) as Secretary. 

In addition to the Executive Committee, the Board elected two new members; Dr. Lyn Boyer and Rosemarie Fisher. In addition, eight prominent community members serve on the Board of Directors; Daniel J. Friedrich, Natalie Gundrum, Mindy Hill, Robert P. Hillstrom, MD., Carol Laudicina, Dr. Sarah Mackie, Susan Timmins and Jeffrey Woodin. The Board provides governance, guidance and support to HOPE Family Services, Manatee County’s only domestic violence service provider. For more information please visit www.HOPEFamilyService.org or call 941-747-8499.

About HOPE Family Services

HOPE has been Manatee County’s domestic violence service provider since 1979 and each year serves an average of 2,000 local individuals affected by domestic violence. All of HOPE’s services are confidential and offered to those who need help at no charge. 


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