HealthFirst Family Care Center’s Chief Executive Officer, Julie Almond, and the HealthFirst Board of Directors and Leadership team are pleased to announce the appointment of Roger A. Cabral as President of the HealthFirst Board of Directors as of January 1, 2024.

First appointed to the Board of Directors in 2015, Roger has been an active member of the health center’s leadership holding various positions, most recently Board Treasurer and the Chair of the Finance Committee. His dedication to HealthFirst and the community the health center serves, his professional background, and his desire to improve the community where he works and lives provides Roger with the leadership and experience needed at a critical point in our history.  

Julie M. Almond, Chief Executive Officer, added her thoughts regarding Mr. Cabral’s appointment to Board President at Healthfirst by saying, “We are truly excited and grateful that Roger has accepted the position of Board President for HealthFirst.  We look forward to strategizing with him about our continued growth in the provision of quality care to the diverse community we so proudly serve.”

Outgoing Board President, Mr. Jack Weldon said “Roger has been a valued member of the board for nine years. He is community-minded and engaged, inclusive in his thinking, and has a keen attention to detail, all of which will serve the board well as he assumes the role of President of the Corporation.  I wish him and, by extension, HealthFirst, continued success as they work creatively to meet the healthcare needs of the community.

Mr. Cabral is Senior Vice President/Commercial Lending Team Leader at Bristol County Savings Bank. The more than 40-year veteran of the banking industry has worked for Bristol County Savings Bank for 15 years and at other institutions in commercial banking roles prior to joining the Bank. Mr. Cabral’s current professional and community activities include serving as President of the Fall River Rotary Club Charitable Foundation Trust. He is also a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Fall River and a Board Member for the Alma del Mar Foundation, Inc., in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Mr. Cabral earned his MBA from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island, and his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Southeastern Massachusetts University, Dartmouth, Massachusetts. He resides in Dartmouth, Massachusetts with his wife Grace.