Current Officers

2019-2020 - Maria Sulick President

Born and raised here on the Space Coast, Maria graduated from Titusville High School and attended Eastern Florida State College (formerly Brevard Community College) and the University of Central Florida, where she studied Business Administration.    For a period of approximately six years, Maria lived in St. Paul, Minnesota where she started a family.  Maria returned to Brevard County in 1998 and moved to Indian Harbour Beach where both her son and daughter attended the local public schools.  Maria was, and still is today, very involved with the Brevard Public school system, where she served in various positions within the Parent and Teachers Organization at Ocean Breeze Elementary, as well as volunteering regularly in the classroom and participating in the mentoring program. 

During this time, Maria and her sisters acquired a small business in which Maria held the position of Chief Financial Officer.  This small business led to her involvement with the Women’s Business Center at FIT, where their company was one of the first to participate in the business mentor program now known as IGNITE 360.  After the sale of their family business, Maria began her career in the Financial Services Industry.  She also returned to school at Eastern Florida State College and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in General Business Management.  Maria holds several Financial Service licenses including the FINRA Series 7 and 66, as well as the Florida State Life and Annuity License.  In her free time, Maria enjoys Bikram yoga, tennis, and spending time with her husband, Bill, and Springer Spaniel, Molly, as well as the rest of her family, which is scattered throughout Brevard county and Orlando. 

Maria joined ABWA in January 2017 and served as Vice President in 2018-2019. She looks forward to serving as President, and participating in an organization that nurtures the professional and personal growth of our local women.

2019-2020 - Amy Heath Vice President

Amy Heath has spent the last decade living overseas, working with the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education implementing and creating teacher training programs for Korean English teachers in South Korea.  

In 2011 Amy earned her Master’s in Education. In 2017, she relocated to Florida for a teaching position, and in 2018 she took a position as a Project Coordinator at the Florida Institute of Technology, where she was recently promoted to the position of Manager of Learning Design and Experience, Online and Off-Campus Education. 

Amy was introduced to the American Business Women’s Association by Cindy Schmitt in January 2019, and is very grateful for the opportunity to learn and meet new people.  Her hobbies include singing, playing guitar and binge watching Jeopardy and Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix

2019-2020 - Xzondra H. Bergman Secretary

Xzondra Bergman is Owner/Operator and Licensed Esthetician at Xzondra Helene Skin Care & Cosmetics, LLC. A graduate of the University of Central Florida, Xzondra received a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interpersonal/Organizational Communications.  She is currently attending Liberty University where she is pursuing her PhD. in Criminal Justice.

While attending graduate school in pursuit of her passion of social science, Xzondra launched a career in skincare and cosmetics which led her to a six plus year trajectory of management, marketing, and educator positions within prominent organizations in the spa, skincare and cosmetics industries.

Shortly thereafter, Xzondra embarked on Xzondra Helene Skin Care and Cosmetics, where she provides face and body skin care treatments in a relaxed private setting.  She enjoys providing her clients with a mind, body, and spirit “time out” from life stressors. Xzondra’s passion and mission is to continue to have dialogue on the issues of the heart, while increasing the significance of health and wellness balance in one’s everyday life.           

Xzondra joined Oceanside Charter Chapter In March 2019 and was recently elected to the 2019-2020 Executive Board as Secretary.

2019-2020 - Tenille Perry Treasurer

Born in Dallas, Texas, Tenille Perry moved to Brevard County, Florida in 1990.  She graduated from Palm Bay High school in 1995, and then started focusing on a career in the insurance industry in the year 2000.  Since high school, Tenille has always wanted to do something to help people, but she was at a loss as to what to do until she started in the mail room of an underwriting insurance company.  She soon took to the insurance world like a duck to water.  Within six months of getting into the industry, Tenille was running a division of the auto department, then transferred to the state insurance side.  After two years in the underwriting field, Tenille desired to have more opportunity to use the knowledge that she had learned to educate the public, so she migrated into the agency side of the business.

In the agency field, Tenille has worked for State Farm and Allstate for many years, focusing on all aspects of the insurance industry with primary focus on customer relations to show her clients how to fully protect their assets.  Now, as an Account Manager with an independent agency, Mack Insurance Group, Tenille has been able to share her knowledge and broaden the company availability to her clients with more than 100 companies to offer.  Tenille’s daughter, age 18, is now old enough to allow Tenille to enjoy additional free time, so she joined the ABWA as a continued avenue to be able to learn a great deal from the brilliant women in the organization, and to further her knowledge in many different areas.

Tenille joined Oceanside Charter Chapter in January 2019, and shortly thereafter she volunteered to fill the vacancy of Secretary for the remainder of the 2018-2019 year.

 
 

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