OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS


The Property Owners' Association
P.O. Box 386
Oxford, FL 34484

(Click on the linked name to e-mail the representative.)


Cliff Wiener

Cliff Wiener
President
352-430-8497
Cliff and his wife, Sharon, are natives of Cleveland Ohio. They moved to the Village of Piedmont in 2002, where he helped organize the Piedmont Social Club and served as its Vice President for 3 years. Cliff attended Ohio University for 2 years and then transferred to Fenn College (now Cleveland State) and graduated with a degree in Accounting. He then applied for an apprenticeship with Local 38 IBEW and worked for 41 years as an electrician. He worked on many large projects in Cleveland, and was a Superintendent for a large contractor for over 15 years before retiring. He was also a State Electrical Inspector for many years.

In retirement, Cliff served as a guardian-ad-litem in Marion County for 5 years; was a District Commander for CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams); is a Certified CPR/AED Instructor teaching many classes throughout the year; was a member of the CIC (Community Improvement Council) for 4 years, the last two as vice president; has been a Mason for 56 years; is a member of Bahia Shrine and The Villages Shrine Club and its treasurer; was on The Villages Architectural Review Committee, and served as its chairman for 3 1/2 years; and has been a member of the Ohio Buckeye Club for 13 years and is the treasurer.

In his spare time, he is secretary of a bowling league he started in 2002, and he plays golf two or three times a week.

Gerald R. (Jerry) Ferlisi

Gerald R. (Jerry) Ferlisi
Vice President
391-5261
Jerry and his wife, Maureen, acquired their "Village" home in 2005, but became full time residents in the Village of Poinciana, in May 2010, upon Jerry's retirement.

He's had a long and distinguished career in Finance. He holds a BS in Accounting from Long Island University. He was trained in Public Accounting (Pannel, Kerr Forster) and moved into Hospital Finance where he served as Controller, St John's University, South Shore Division. He held senior positions at Staten Island University Hospital including Controller, VP, and Sr. VP and CFO. He's held similar positions (CFO and Sr. Director) for the NYU Hospital For Joint Diseases. He has served on numerous Finance Committees, including the Hospital Association of NYS (HANYS) and Greater NY Hospital Association (GNYHA). Earlier in his career, he served as treasurer for the New Springville Civic Association, (a not for Profit Civic Organization).

In addition to being Vice President of the POA, Jerry has been re-elected as a Supervisor for District 5. He was a member of The Villages CERT (Certified Emergency Response Team). He and his wife are trained responders for their block AED program. Jerry loves to bowl and golf, as well as attend various clubs, and is an avid member of SOSB (Seniors on a Spring Break). He is the proud father of two sons, with two daughters-in-law & two gorgeous granddaughters and has the pictures to prove it.

Donna Kempa

Donna Kempa
Treasurer
716-445-4008
Donna, her husband Tony, and retired guide dog, Parson, moved from the Village of Amelia to the Village of Glenbrook. They are originally from a suburb near Buffalo, NY.

Donna is a cum laude graduate from the University of Buffalo, BS in Registered Accounting and Finance. She also holds an AAS degree in Computer Programming. She holds certifications in public accountancy (CPA), fraud investigation and examination (CFE) and information systems auditing (CISA).

Following graduation in 2006, Donna was employed by Ernst and Young (Big 4 Public Accounting firm). She left public accounting for a life with less travel and joined a local Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance plan as a financial auditor. She currently works as an offsite Information Technology Consultant for Independent Health, a regional health insurance plan located in Williamsville, NY.

In her spare time, Donna can be seen jogging along Talley Ridge, watching her husband's softball game, playing pickleball, golfing, participating in yoga and yogalates classes, or enjoying the entertainment at the town squares.

Carolyn Reichel

Carolyn Reichel
Secretary
205-8199
Carolyn lives in the Village of Sunset Pointe. She graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Sociology. After raising a family, she returned to school and became a Registered Nurse. As a result of the demands of nursing, Carolyn continued her education, looking for alternatives.

In this process, she became a Registered Record Technician, a Paralegal, a Certified Professional in Health Care Quality, earned a Masters Degree in Legal Studies, and finally settled in as a Nursing Home Administrator for 17 years, before retiring to The Villages five years ago.

In retirement, Carolyn volunteers as a counselor for SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Elders) and is a member of the Community Improvement Council. In her spare time she enjoys golf, bridge and singles activities.



Kenneth Copp

Kenneth Copp
Director
751-0086
Ken comes from the great state of Michigan where he worked as a Production Coordinator & Business Analyst for Steelcase Inc. for 35 years. After retiring in 2005 he volunteered at the American Red Cross in Information Technology & Finance Operations. Ken is a 2003 M.O.S. Certified (Microsoft Office Specialist) and has extensive experience developing Microsoft Access Databases and Excel spreadsheet programs. He has a Degree in Architectural Drafting and Construction and was a Licensed Residential Builder in Michigan for over 30 years. In addition, Ken was a State Licensed Boiler Engineer for over 20 years.

His career also includes 21 years in the U.S. Navy and he is a Vietnam Veteran. He is a Lifetime member of the N.E.R.A. (Naval Enlisted Reserve Association) and has held the office of Secretary and Vice President of the Local chapter in Grand Rapids Michigan.

Ken is also a member of the Knights of Columbus 3rd & 4th Degree and has held numerous offices in both along with being a member of the 4th Degree Color Corp. The most notable being Charter Grand Knight (3 yrs), Grand Knight (3 yrs), District Deputy (5 yrs), Diocesan Membership Director (1 yr), Financial Secretary (12 yrs).

Ken and his wife Joyce moved to the Village of Duval in December 2007.

Andrew Curtis

Andrew Curtis
Director
315-0333
Andrew Curtis is a local estate planning attorney in Fruitland Park. He relocated to The Villages in 2006 from Miami. He is originally from Long Island, New York. He has graduated from such top universities as Cornell, Michigan, Georgetown and NYU. Prior to attending law school, he worked in both advertising and as a stockbroker. He is married to his wife Eve, and is the proud father of his son Max, who recently graduated from Cambridge University in England. While he classifies himself as a happy resident of The Villages, he got involved in the POA because he believes in its mission of informing Villagers of problems they might otherwise not hear about. He is also an avid cat lover, having found forever homes for 10 cats last year. He has also participated in two Honor Flights.

Theresita Dumagsa

Theresita Dumagsa
Director
391-4823
A brand new resident of the Village of Fenney, originally from Cebu, Philippines, and a resident of Northern Virginia before moving to The Villages in 2016, Theresita "Tita" Dumagsa is a Dietitian by education. She was Valedictorian of her high school class, and is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) in Manila, Philippines, Cum Laude. Shy of a thesis, Tita completed her Masters graduate studies in Food Services Administration at the Rutgers State University of NJ. Her professional career was as a Food Service Director and Chief Dietitian and a Nutrition College Professor and Training Dietitian in various hospitals and nursing homes in New Jersey and Virginia. Tita was the Editor-in-Chief of her high school and college papers. After retiring from Dietetics, Tita worked with United Airlines as a Human Resources Representative. She currently serves as the President of the United Airlines Retiree Group in The Villages, aka, the Citrus Groupers.

In 2017, Tita received the prestigious Most Influential Woman in the World award from the Filipina Women's Network's (Global FWN 100) in the "Behind the Scenes Leader" category, which recognizes 100 women of Philippine ancestry in the world who are changing the face of leadership in the global workplace. They have each reached status for outstanding work in their respective fields and are recognized for their achievements and contributions to society, mentorship and legacy, and are a driving force behind the success of a social cause or life issue, a community organization's project or initiative.

Her life's work has been to advocate for those who need a voice to help lift people from poverty in the Philippines through grant proposals she's written that provided for education, livelihood and infrastructure projects, particularly when the deadly and devastating super typhoon Haiyan that killed over 10,000 people hit the Philippines in 2013. Tita is a member of the Fil-AM Club and the Filipino Karaoke Club of The Villages.

Tita sees her involvement with the POA as a means of "giving back" to the community for the blessings she has received since moving to The Villages. It also fulfills her personal philosophy of "In service to others above self for the greater good," which she believes the POA is all about.

Elisabeth Hutton

Elisabeth Hutton
Director
219-508-6863
Elisabeth and her husband, Chuck, live in the Village of Dunedin. They moved to The Villages October 2014 from Emerald Isle, North Carolina. In 2016, she served on the planning committee for a residential information meeting about community stand-ards, and Chair of Color Committee that developed a report of possible color options.

Prior to moving from Emerald Isle, she served as Director-At-Large and Board treasurer of Sound of the Sea Property Board in Emerald Isle. This Board represented one hundred and eleven Unit Owners, and worked with residents to maintain and improve the overall appearance of the complex. She also was President of her Building Board representing 36 unit owners, and led the reconstruction of the building.

Elisabeth holds BS with a major in Nursing from Alfred University, and MS in Nursing and PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to retiring, she was a Public Health Nurse Consultant to the Virginia Commissioner of Health, serving as chair of two statewide health teams to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents and their families in Virginia.

Since living full-time in The Villages, she and her husband are members of the Villages Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, enjoy Mexican Train and line dancing with friends, and the lifestyle of The Villages.

Cathy Peppers

Cathy Peppers
Director
633-5667
Cathy and husband, Ralph, moved from Fresno, California to the village of Tamarind Grove in August of 2012. They'd lived in California all their lives, and no one there could understand why they were moving to Florida, including their two grown children.

Over and over they gave the same answer, "The Villages Lifestyle, there's nothing like it anywhere else." Ralph is a Building Contractor. Cathy worked in Human Resources, retiring as VP of HR for "The Fresno Bee". She also worked in similar positions in the manufacturing and retail food industries. She successfully introduced "AED" programs into two of "her" companies. She also served with distinction on the Board of Directors for The Marjaree Mason Center, Fresno's only shelter for domestic violence victims. Their mission is to champion the victims of this scourge, provide safe refuge, legal and monetary assis-tance, and help them transition to safe and productive lives.

She attained her BA in Economics from California State University at Fullerton, and enjoys computing, home decorating, sewing, needlework and reading, especially "The POA Bulletin" for the local news that isn't available elsewhere. Her previous experience with AEDs led her to become one of the coordinators for her neighborhood's successful AED program. She started looking for another positive, meaningful way to serve the Villages residents, and found it in the POA.

Bob Rovegno

Bob Rovegno
Director
704-618-1459
Bob was born in Brooklyn, New York and resided there until 1953, when his family relocated to Levittown, Long Island, New York. His career history included becoming a Nassau County police officer in 1967 and being able to retire from the Detective Division, with his final three years in Community Relations.

After retirement, Bob became an entrepreneur, owning a Dunkin' Donuts store, an AAMCO transmission shop and a Ramada Hotel. In 1990, he became a real estate broker in North Carolina and started a land development company. During his 22 years in the development business, he specialized in dealing with government authorities, zoning boards and legal issues, along with public concerns. In 2012, he retired from full-time involvement in the company, but still remains a consultant to the company.

Bob and his wife Rosemary celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last September. They have a son and daughter who both live in Charlotte, North Carolina. They purchased their first Villages home in 2006, a villa in Sable Chase. In 2012 they moved permanently to The Villages and in 2014 purchased their current home in Lake Deaton.

Bill Schikora

Bill Schikora
Director
552-1059

Bill Schikora grew up on Chicago's South Side; completed his education; married Carole Caulfield in 1962 and has three children: Beth, Bill, Jean. Early 1970's, Carole and Bill bought a summer cottage in Michigan and a few years later moved full time to Michigan's Kalamazoo/Portage area. Bill worked in a variety of fields including casualty insurance in Illinois and group health insurance for mid-sized companies in S/W Michigan. Carole had a successful in-home general accounting and tax preparation business in Michigan.

As a volunteer, Bill became a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA): a guardian-ad-litem representing individual abused/neglected children in family court proceedings. While continuing as a CASA volunteer, he was invited to serve on The Governor's Task Force for Children's Justice representing abused/neglected children and also served on the Kalamazoo County Child Death Review Team.

Late 2006, Carole and Bill bought their brand new home in the Village of Duval and fell in love with The Villages. They promptly became a POA member household. In June '08, after 46 years of marriage, Carole passed away while in Michigan. Fall of 2012, Bill sold their Michigan cottage, their home in Duval, and moved to Village Santo Domingo where he happily resides.

Bill was Elected to the CDD-2 Board of Supervisors in November 2016.


Sal Torname

Sal Torname
Director
352-350-2218
Sal was born and raised in Massachusetts and became a full time resident of The Villages in 2011.

He worked in the telecommunications industry for nearly 40 years starting with New England Telephone, now Verizon, and ending his career with General Service Administration, a Federal Agency providing communication services to other Federal Agencies. His assignments involved routinely working with large and small telephone companies and acting as a liaison between those companies and agencies to negotiate a variety of telephone agreements and contracts.

While employed, Sal became active in many civic and charitable organizations including service on Conservation Commission and was elected to his town's Planning Board.

He served as a Massachusetts Baldrige National Quality Award Examiner, from 1995-1997.

Sal received a BS Degree from Salem State College in Business Administration and a MS Degree from Anna Maria Collage in Quality Management. He now lives in St. James village with his wife Kathleen and has two daughters and four grandchildren.

Sal was elected to serve as a CDD8 Supervisor in 2012 and continues to hold that position. 

Bill Yelverton

Bill Yelverton
Director
633-5955
Bill is from Binghamton, New York. Prior to his retirement, Bill served as 'clinical administrator' at the Binghamton Psychiatric Center, a large 'state operated' psychiatric facility. In this capacity, he was responsible for both inpatient and outpatient services. His clinical training is in 'psychiatric rehabilitation' and he held positions as Director of Rehabilitation Services and Chief of Mental Health Treatment Services for much of his career. He holds BS and MS degrees from the State University of New York at Cortland and Oneonta.

As a volunteer, he was a member of his school district's Board of Education, was the 'Training Director' for the Association of Retarded Children, and was a 'mental health counselor' for the American Red Cross National Disaster Response Team in his region.

Bill and his wife Helene have resided in The Village of Mallory Square as 'snow birds' since 2006, becoming 'full-timers' in 2011. They have been married 56 years; have two sons, two grandchildren, and very soon will have two great grandchildren.


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