Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Executive Officers

Dennis R. Woods
Chairman, President & CEO
Dennis R. Woods is the Founding Chairman of United Security Bank, and assumed the additional duties of President and CEO in 1993. Prior to the inception of United Security Bancshares, Mr. Woods was the President and CEO and a 50% shareowner of a wholesale and retail food distribution company, Hestbeck’s Incorporated, for over 20 years. Mr. Woods has also been active in real estate investment, including ownership of commercial warehouses, apartments and residential real estate for more than 30 years. Additionally, Mr. Woods has been involved with the development and cultivation of pistachio and almond farms since 1980 to present. Mr. Woods has continuously served on the boards of Directors of a number of non-profit organizations such as Hestbecks Incorporated; United Security Bancshares; Pacific Coast Bankers Bank; California State University Fresno Bulldog Foundation; State Center Community College; United Way of Fresno County; Northern California Loan Fund Advisory and Denwoods Farm Company.
Kenneth L. Donahue
Executive VP/CAO
Kenneth L. Donahue is Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of United Security Bank and United Security Bancshares.
Bhavneet Gill
Senior VP/CFO
Bhavneet Gill is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United Security Bank and United Security Bancshares.
David L. Eytcheson
Senior VP/COO
David L. Eytcheson is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of United Security Bank and United Security Bancshares.
William M. Yarbenet
Senior VP/CCO
William M. Yarbenet is Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of United Security Bank and United Security Bancshares.

Board of Directors

Dennis R. Woods
Chairman
Dennis R. Woods is the Founding Chairman of United Security Bank, and assumed the additional duties of President and CEO in 1993. Prior to the inception of United Security Bancshares, Mr. Woods was the President and CEO and a 50% shareowner of a wholesale and retail food distribution company, Hestbeck’s Incorporated, for over 20 years. Mr. Woods has also been active in real estate investment, including ownership of commercial warehouses, apartments and residential real estate for more than 30 years. Additionally, Mr. Woods has been involved with the development and cultivation of pistachio and almond farms since 1980 to present. Mr. Woods has continuously served on the boards of Directors of a number of non-profit organizations such as Hestbecks Incorporated; United Security Bancshares; Pacific Coast Bankers Bank; California State University Fresno Bulldog Foundation; State Center Community College; United Way of Fresno County; Northern California Loan Fund Advisory and Denwoods Farm Company.
Robert Michael Mochizuki
Lead Director
Robert Michael Mochizuki is an Orthopedic Surgeon and Chief Executive Officer of Arthroscopic Surgery Associates Corp, a practice which he began solo in 1980 and through partnership formation and mergers, has grown into a large group of surgeons and employees and includes ownership of an ancillary surgery center. He is active in the Fresno community as a practicing orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Saint Agnes Medical Center, Fresno Surgical Hospital and Summit Surgery Center. Since 1982 to present, Dr. Mochizuki has also been involved in the development of local real estate including multiple commercial and residential projects.
Robert G. Bitter
Robert G. Bitter is a Clinical Pharmacist at Madera Community Hospital and also the Owner of Berenda Creek Ranch and a Partner in Selma Shopping Center. He is an active and award winning member of the Madera Sunrise Rotary Club and is a Past District Governor of District 5220. He has worked extensively with youth in the community, particularly with the High School Interact Club. Through Rotary, he is involved in many diverse International Service activities.
Stanley J. Cavalla
Stanley J. Cavalla is President of Suburban Steel, Inc. and Vice President of Tri State Stairway Corp. He is active in Fresno County as Business and Farmer.
George Thompson Ellithorpe
George Thompson Ellithorpe is the Owner of Insurance Buying Service. He is active in the Fresno community as an Insurance Broker, and has been involved in the California insurance industry since 1972.
Kenneth D. Newby
Kenneth D. Newby is a well-respected certified public accountant with long-standing ties to the community. He has been self-employed as a financial consultant in Fresno, California since June 2008. Previously, he worked as a Manager and a Partner with the public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Mr. Newby is a graduate of the California State University, Fresno, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting in 1972.
John Terzian
John Terzian was Former Owner and President of Tollhouse Enterprises, Inc. dba Peacock Market. He also served on various local and California grocery associations during his career in the grocery industry. He is active in the Fresno community as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society.
Michael T. Woolf
Michael T. Woolf is a Dentist, but he has also been active in the Fresno community as farmer. He is currently a 1/6th Owner of Woolf Enterprises, a diversified foods grower and processing operation. Dr. Woolf has also served on various professional and community organization Boards including Fresno Madera Dental Society, Western Pistachio Association, Fresno Metropolitan Museum Trustees and Carden Private School.
Benjamin Mackovak
Susan Quigley