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

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Cliff Wiener

Cliff Wiener
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 (Com-munity 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
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
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
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.

Elaine Dreidame

Elaine Dreidame
Past President
Elaine is a native of Cincinnati and moved to Polo Ridge in 1999, and now lives in the Village of Chatham. She served as President of the POA for five years, from 2011-2015, and editor of the monthly POA Bulletin from January 1, 2011, until August 30, 2016. Elaine received a B.S. in Education and a Master of Education from the University of Cincinnati and went on to earn a Ph.D. at The Ohio State University in Physical Education and Administration of Higher Education.

Elaine spent the first six years of her career as an instructor and coach at The College of Mt. St. Joseph in Cincinnati, and followed that with twenty-nine years at the University of Dayton, where she served in roles as assistant professor of physical education, head women's basketball and volleyball coach and senior associate director of athletics.

The scope of her impact on intercollegiate athletics encompassed the institutional, conference and national levels. She served as Division I Vice-President of the NCAA, a member of the NCAA Council and the NCAA Executive Committee, the NCAA Joint Policy Board and numerous other NCAA Committees. She was a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Executive Council and served as chair of the NACDA/Sears Director's Cup Committee.

Elaine was inducted into the University of Dayton Athletic Hall of Fame and the Ohio Association for Intercollegiate Sports for Women Hall of Fame. In 2003, she received the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators Lifetime Achievement Award.

Elaine served on the POA board in 2005-2006 and resigned from that position to head up the POA Outsource Legal Action Team, which filed the successful class action lawsuit. Following the completion of the lawsuit, she rejoined the POA Board of Directors in 2008.

Susan Ball

Susan Ball
Susan came to The Villages four years ago from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she had recently retired from a more than nine year career as a bi-lingual attorney, working in special education and guardianship law, mental health, and disability law. Although she ended her career as an attorney, Susan lived in Spain for two years before graduating with a B.A. in Spanish and then a Master's degree in Social Work.

She was an oncology social worker at the University of Michigan Medical Center many years, and held other social work positions in children's out-patient rehabilitation, in- and out-patient psychiatric facilities, and bi-lingual counseling services. She says that becoming an attorney was a relief because practicing law is so much easier than social work. "No one expects an attorney to find an apartment for an ill person with no money at 4:55 PM on a Friday afternoon before a three day weekend!"

After her father retired to Florida 20 years ago, Susan found herself having to advocate for him with both the medical and legal systems, leading her to pursue her later career in law. After graduation she practiced law with the Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, a non-profit organization providing advocacy and free legal services to people with disabilities.

Susan has been enjoying The Villages lifestyle; playing pickleball with the neighborhood group, golfing, and gardening. She lives in the very active Windermere Villas, where she just started writing a gardening column for their monthly newsletter. Susan has also just finished a course on Freshwater Systems of Florida with the University of Florida extension office.

Susan declares, "I have seen enough ice and snow to last two lifetimes."

Kenneth Copp

Kenneth Copp
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.

Bob Rovegno

Bob Rovegno
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

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
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. 

Jerry Vicenti

Jerry Vicenti
Membership Director
Jerry was born and raised in Staten Island, NY. He retired from The Port Authority of NY & NJ after 35 years of service. Jerry worked in the Procurement Department as a Buyer and Contract Administrator and supervised the uniforms services department, and the construction, operation and security of the Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal.

He served as Trustee on the Supervisor's Union Executive Board, worked in the World Trade Center Recovery Unit in 1993 & 9/11, and also worked with Secret Service and Homeland Security Department. Jerry received Special Citation awards for his work in the WTC Recovery Unit.

Jerry and his wife Annette moved to the Village of Hemingway in June of 2008. He joined the POA board in February 2011 and currently he's Director of Membership.

In November 2012, Jerry was elected to the Community Development District 7 Board of Supervisors in The Villages, representing the Villages of Hemingway, Duval, Bonita & Hadley. As District 7 Supervisor, he also serves on the Governance Improvement Committee and an alternate on the Project Wide Advisory Committee.

In his spare time, Jerry is President of The Italian Paisans Club and seven days a week you can see Jerry cycling on the south side of 466 in The Villages. Jerry has cycled over 7,000 miles a year for the last six years.

Bill Yelverton

Bill Yelverton
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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