Retired Sergeant Fabian Brown from the San Francisco Sheriff's Department has been elected as the new BALEAF President! Fabian is no stranger to the BALEAF Board; she has served on the Board for the past 10 years, including serving on the Executive Board for the past 3 years as the organization's Vice President.
When Kelly Blackwell-Garcia decided not to run for another term as President, after serving in that capacity for the past 7 years, Fabian decided to take the next step and run for President. She is absolutely thrilled to join the rest of the Executive Board – SFPD Sergeant Maura "Mo" Pengel/Executive Director, Retired SFPD Inspector Robin Matthews/Vice President, who was also elected in the same election as Fabian, Retired Richmond P.D. Sergeant Christa Cappiali/Secretary, Retired SFPD Officer Pat Burley/Treasurer, and Retired San Francisco Sheriff's Department Sergeant Matt O'Shea /Sergeant-at-Arms – as they continue to move BALEAF forward in it's efforts to assist Bay Area law enforcement officers and their families and civilian members of those agencies. Kelly will remain on the Board as a regular Board member.
Fabian joined the San Francisco Sheriff's Department in 1996 and worked in a variety of positions there, including the courts, the station transfer unit, and CJ1 Intake, and often served as the Watch Commander there. She retired this past year as a Sergeant. She is a member of the American Red Cross Leadership Board, and is also serving on her third, three-year term as the Region 10 Coordinator for the International Association of Women Police (IAWP), which covers California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah and Hawaii. When she isn't busy with BALEAF, she enjoys camping, white water rafting, gardening, and traveling.