|2023-2024 - Patricia Worrow President
Patricia is a Senior Staff Accountant for TwinVee PowerCats, LLC., which designs manufactures and markets recreational and commercial power catamaran boats. A native Floridian, Patricia loves to help organizations evaluate, integrate, launch, and optimize software utilization. Patricia has amassed a diverse roster of experiences and has spent most of her career in the healthcare industry, initially gaining experience in hands-on patient care and advocacy working in an SNF as a C.N.A.
Her advocacy ethic has been fueled by her own personal health struggles while learning to navigate the healthcare industry and by advocating for herself to receive quality health care.
This passion led her to work in "Case Management" with high-risk pregnant teens and infants in small rural communities, developing access to services and other unattainable resources through community-based grant-writing projects. Patricia has also led several large-scale organizations with their integration and new software implementation projects. Her eagerness is an inner desire to work smarter, not harder. Patricia was most successful partnering with TBC Corporation and Trintech to leverage the software ReconNET beyond its original intended capabilities to create automated processes for the department which resulted in a 2-day reduction in month-end close processes while also reducing the Treasury department headcount by 64%. During the last two years, Patricia has taken a multi-location homecare company with many varied lines of business (MCO, Lead Agency, LTC/Private) from 100% paper invoicing to EVV & Electronic.
Patricia is a mother of one, grandmother to one, and a proud two-time cancer survivor who enjoys music, painting, mentoring, and teaching others how to leverage or learn skills to aid in difficult mental health situations and awareness.
Patricia joined Oceanside Charter Chapter in February 2021 and immediately volunteered to fill the vacancy of Secretary on the Executive Board for the remainder of 2020/2021. She has served the past two years as Chapter Vice President. In addition, Patricia has been honored as the 2022/2023 Chapter Woman of the Year and has been selected as the Chapter's 2024 ABWA Top Ten candidate.
|2023-2024 - Cindy Grossman Vice President
Cindy Grossman is a New York gal, who was born and raised in Queens. At an early age, Cindy was motivated to enter the retail business world. From Nordstrom management through her regional position with Montblanc, to now her skincare studio, Skinergy, she has exemplified exceptional customer service skills and shows compassion for everyone she meets. She enjoys being the best friend of Sebastian and Kristen while being loving wife and daughter to Mitch, Celia, and George.
A member of Oceanside Charter Chapter since April 2021, Cindy has served on the Membership and Hospitality Committees. She is looking forward to her role on the Executive Board and serving as Vice President of Oceanside this coming year.
|2023-2024 - Erica Rodrigues Secretary
Erica Rodrigues recently graduated from Eastern Florida State College where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management with a certification in Legal Office Management. Passionate about helping others, Erica decided to join the Student Government Association where she held the positions of Secretary, Vice President, and President. Being engaged in Student Government helped her recognize her strength in leadership and interest in the legal field. As a result she became the State Secretary for the Florida College System Student Government Association to further help advocate for students and have their voices heard. For her hard work and dedication, she was awarded the Excellence in Student Government award in 2019. In 2022, Erica achieved the honor of being a member of the FCSAA All-Academic Team in Student Government. She plans to attend law school to get her Juris Doctor degree with a focus in Intellectual Property and Cybersecurity Law.
When Erica is not studying hard, she is spending time with her cats, listening to music, or spending time with her friends and family by the pool. Erica joined Oceanside Charter Chapter in March 2023 as a way to meet and network with other women in different professions. She looks forward to serving as the Secretary on the Executive Board for 2023-2024.
|2023-2024 - Kristen Snyder Treasurer
Kristen moved to Melbourne Beach upon her father’s retirement from the Air Force in 1969. Unlike her five siblings, she was able to attend all Melbourne area schools from Kindergarten through her AA degree from Brevard Community College (BCC) without moving. Kristen then continued to UCF to earn her BS degree in Business Administration.
While at BCC, she started working in the office at Johnson Accounting, Inc., where she worked her way through college and the following four years with Bob Johnson learning basic accounting and tax preparations. In 1989, she took a job with a client firm, T.A. Altman Rentals. While working for the Altman family for the folloing 23 years, she managed the office, oversaw more than 200 rental properties, and handled all personal and business accounting for the Altmans. During those years with the Altman’s, Kristen continued to work each tax season at Johnson Accounting.
In 2012, Kristen entered the nonprofit world when she was hired by Genesis House, Inc. This 47-year old agency provides safe shelter to women with children, pregnant women and senior women. In this position, she oversees the staff, the resident’s case management plans, fundraising, grant writing, and all accounting work.
Kristen is married to her husband, Ron and enjoys time with her family and friends. Kristen, a long standing member of ABWA rejoined Oceanside Charter Chapter after her illness in September 2020. She has served on the Chapter’s Hospitality Committee, and now looks forward to serving on the Executive Board as Treasurer.
|2023-2024 - Tenille Perry Past President Advisor
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 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 wanted more opportunity to use the knowledge she acquired to educate the public, so she migrated into the agency side of the business.
In the agency field, Tenille had 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 hard-earned assets. Now, as the Personal Lines Manager for one of the largest insurance brokers on the globe, Marsh McLennan Agency, Tenille has been able to share her knowledge and lead a large team to success.
Tenille joined ABWA as an avenue to continued learning from the brilliant women in the organization and to further her knowledge in many different areas including leadership and business relations. She has been a member since 2019 and served as Secretary in 2018-2019 and as Treasurer in 2019-2020 prior to her appointment to fill the Executive Board vacancy of Vice President and President from 2021-2023 Executive Board years. In 2020, Tenille was honored as Chapter Woman of the Year.