Community Health Center of Cape Cod has named Bhawana Chitkara and the Rev. Will Mebane Jr. to its board of directors
Chitkara, of Mashpee, is the founder and owner of Fabvilla, a lifestyle boutique in Mashpee Commons. She received her bachelor of arts degree in Sociology from the University of Delhi in India and has more than 20 years of professional management experience. Prior to owning her own business, Chitkara was a vice president, branch manager at Eastern Bank and she also worked at RBS Citizens Financial Group as assistant vice president, branch manager. She has been involved with numerous non-profits on Cape Cod including Falmouth Housing Trust, Cape Cod Children’s Museum and Kiwanis of Mashpee.
Mebane, of Falmouth, serves as the ninth rector of St. Barnabas Memorial Episcopal Church in Falmouth and is a member of the faculty for the Episcopal Preaching Foundation. An eclectic business career preceded his enrollment in seminary; he held executive management positions with broadcast outlets in North Carolina, New York and Connecticut where he founded a management, media and marketing consulting firm.
Mebane holds a bachelor of arts degree in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He entered Yale Divinity School just before his 50th birthday and earned the master of divinity degree along with an award for excellence in preaching from Yale University. Mebane has been involved with many community and civic organizations addressing issues of social justice and equality and has volunteered with non-profit organizations addressing HIV/AIDS, affordable housing, refugee resettlement, education of urban youth and more.
For more information about the Community Health Center of Cape Cod, visit www.chcofcapecod.org.