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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, July 18, 2016

St. Francis Foundation Welcomes New Board Members

Santa Barbara, Calif., July 13, 2016—St. Francis Foundation is proud to welcome Tina Frontado to its Board of Directors. Frontado, a native of Santa Barbara, brings 25 years of philanthropic leadership in Santa Barbara. She is a Partner in InAlliance Financial Planning, specializing in philanthropic and estate planning and former principal and founder of Santa Barbara Philanthropy, a philanthropic programs consultancy. Frontado has held leadership positions with Hospice of Santa Barbara, Avo Fest, Santa Barbara Education Foundation, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE International), Klein Bottle and Zona Seca.

Frontando received a B.A. in Economics and Sociology from UCSB, a Masters of Public Administration from Cal State Northridge, a General Contractor license, and is currently preparing to sit for the CFP exam.

In addition to joining the St. Francis Foundation Board, Frontando also serves on the Advisory Council for the Business Giving Roundtable, with previous board commitments to: Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Sarah House Foundation, Santa Barbara Rotary Charitable Foundation, and as 1st District Representative for the Commission for Women.

About St. Francis Foundation of Santa Barbara
The St. Francis Foundation of Santa Barbara promotes and supports health and healing in the Santa Barbara South Coast community, with particular attention to those most in need. The Foundation is the primary funder of the Parish Nursing Community Outreach Program, operated by Cottage Health System. St. Francis Foundation also supports nursing scholarships through Santa Barbara City College and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, and provides grants for local services including healthcare, senior services and end of life care. For more information, visit www.stfrancisfoundationsb.org.



Mark Manion


St. Francis Foundation is proud to welcome Mark Manion to its Board of Directors. Mr. Manion is a partner at Price Postel & Parma, LLP and serves as general counsel to several public agencies and non-profit affordable housing providers in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. He specializes in the areas of affordable housing, public agency, land use, real estate and environmental law. Mr. Manion is currently the firm’s chair of the Environmental, Water and Land Use Group and the Public Agency and Eminent Domain Group.

Mr. Manion received his B.A. in Political Science from UCLA and J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.
In addition to joining the St. Francis Foundation Board, Mr. Manion has also served on the boards of CASA Esperanza (PATH) Homeless Shelter, the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, Hillside House and the American Lung Association (ALA) of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.

About St. Francis Foundation of Santa Barbara
The St. Francis Foundation of Santa Barbara promotes and supports health and healing in the Santa Barbara South Coast community, with particular attention to those most in need. The Foundation is the primary funder of the Parish Nursing Community Outreach Program, operated by Cottage Health System. St. Francis Foundation also supports nursing scholarships through Santa Barbara City College and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, and provides grants for local services including healthcare, senior services and end of life care. For more information, visit www.stfrancisfoundationsb.org.

Syd Walker


St. Francis Foundation is proud to welcome Syd Walker to its Board of Directors. Walker is an experienced executive in finance and investments. In 2016, he joined Stifel, Nicolaus & Company as Vice President/Investments, and has served as a Vice President, Investments at Wedbush Securities, and Vice President Financial Advisor, A.G. Edwards & Sons, Santa Barbara.
Walker received his B.A. in Political Science from Occidental College and MBA from the University of San Diego. He is a Certified Financial Planner TM ( CFP®) and Charted Financial Consultant ( ChFC).

In addition to joining the St. Francis Foundation Board, Walker has served the community as Investment Committee Member for the Masons of California, California Scottish Rite Foundation and All Saints by-the-Sea Episcopal Church. He has volunteered with Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Transition House, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and the Channel Island Marine & Wildlife Institute.

About St. Francis Foundation of Santa Barbara
The St. Francis Foundation of Santa Barbara promotes and supports health and healing in the Santa Barbara South Coast community, with particular attention to those most in need. The Foundation is the primary funder of the Parish Nursing Community Outreach Program, operated by Cottage Health System. St. Francis Foundation also supports nursing scholarships through Santa Barbara City College and the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara and provides grants for local services including healthcare, senior services and end of life care. For more information, visit www.stfrancisfoundationsb.org.

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