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 - Xzondra Bergman Vice President

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. 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 Vice President.

2019-2020 - E'ala Burgess Secretary

Born on the big island of Hawaii, E’ala was raised by her single mother who always owned her own businesses from grocery stores to landscaping companies. A strong work ethic and drive for success were instilled in E’ala at a very young age as she helped to run the family businesses. When her mother was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, they sold everything and moved to Florida, where E’ala had the opportunity to become a corporate sales trainer for a sister company of NASCAR. 

After traveling the country training sales offices for a few years, E’ala found Melbourne and decided to settle down from life on the road.  She became a sales manager for Hand and Stone Spa and then moved on to the Hilton where she started working in guest services and then moved to sales coordinator in less than a year. E’ala plans to continue her sales career journey as she works her way into revenue and sales management. She is on target to complete her AS degree in Business Administration in the spring of 2020 at Eastern Florida State University.
E’ala currently runs her own dog sitting business and is in the process of starting up a family-operated, hand crafting and art teaching business with her mother, who has made an amazing recovery over the years since her original diagnosis. 

In her spare time, E’ala volunteers at the Brevard Zoo in the commissary department where she assists in making diets and enrichment items (toys) for the animals. E’ala joined Oceanside Charter Chapter in May 2019 and is grateful to be a member of a wonderfully supportive and inspirational group of women!

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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