Rockland Trust is pleased to welcome back Karen Rebaza to the Bank’s residential lending group. In her newly established role as Vice President, Residential Community Development Officer, Rebaza will be responsible for growing the Bank’s first time home buyer efforts through providing educational workshops, working with community housing organizations, and exploring opportunities for Rockland Trust to expand its residential product and program offerings in an effort to narrow Massachusetts’ home ownership gap.
“Rockland Trust is thrilled to have Karen back on our residential lending team. Her extensive knowledge of how best to serve first time home buyers is a tremendous asset to the bank,” said Joseph Lamberti, Vice President, General Sales Manager of Residential Lending at Rockland Trust. “Karen’s expertise and leadership will enable us to bring greater opportunities and resources to the individuals and families in the communities we serve.”
Rebaza rejoins Rockland Trust after spending two years serving as the Assistant Director of Homebuyer Services for Boston’s Home Center; previously she worked as a senior loan officer at Rockland Trust and Blue Hills Bank. Throughout her decade long career in the residential mortgage field, Rebaza has been deeply involved in advocating for the Boston community. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors for the East Boston YMCA board as well as the Advisory board for the Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance’s STASH Program.
“I am very excited to return to Rockland Trust and contribute to the Bank’s ongoing efforts to narrow the homeownership gap in Massachusetts”, said Rebaza. “I am eager to provide our community with specialized education and resources and assist our loan officers in building strong customer relationships.”
Rebaza came to the United States from Guatemala in 1992 and is fluent in both Spanish and English. Due to her passion and dedication when it comes to community and narrowing the home ownership gap, she has received multiple awards throughout her career recognizing her work in the mortgage field as well as her dedication to the community. Rebaza has received the Outstanding Professional Award, Mayor’s Office City of Lynn- Presenter Centro de Mujeres Latina: MARIA in both 2018 and 2019. In 2017, Rebaza also received the Inspiration and Dedication to the Latino Community in Boston from the City of Boston. She currently resides in East Boston with her husband Marco and her four children.
Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Rockland Trust was named to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” 2020 list, an honor earned for the 12th consecutive year. In 2021, Rockland Trust was ranked the #1 Bank in Massachusetts according to Forbes World’s Best Banks list for the second year in a row. Rockland Trust has a longstanding commitment to equity and inclusion. This commitment is underscored by initiatives such as Diversity and Inclusion leadership training, a colleague Allyship mentoring program, and numerous Employee Resource Groups focused on providing colleague support and education, reinforcing a culture of mutual respect and advancing professional development, and Rockland Trust’s sponsorship of diverse community organizations through charitable giving and employee-based volunteerism. In addition, Rockland Trust is deeply committed to the communities it serves, as reflected in the overall “Outstanding” rating in its most recent Community Reinvestment Act performance evaluation. Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services. The Bank serves businesses and individuals through approximately 100 retail branches, commercial and residential lending centers, and investment management offices in eastern Massachusetts, including Greater Boston, the South Shore, Cape Cod and Islands, Worcester County, and Rhode Island. Rockland Trust also offers a full suite of mobile, online, and telephone banking services. Rockland Trust is an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®,” please visit RocklandTrust.com.