Current Officers

2020-2021 - 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.

2020-2021 - Tenille Perry Vice President

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 she acquired 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 hard, earned assets.  Now, as an Account Manager with an independent agency, Levay 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 joined ABWA as a continued avenue to learn a great deal from the brilliant women in the organization, and to further her knowledge in many different areas. Tenille  has been a member of the chapter since January 2019.  She previously served as Treasurer.

2020-2021 - Patricia Worrow Secretary

Patricia Worrow is the Branch Administrator of the Melbourne office, and Claims & Collections Manager for VIP America in Stuart, FL.  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 a 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 working 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 head count 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.  While claims and collections is her primary job function by day, Patricia is also a two-time cancer survivor, mother of one, and enjoys cooking and spoiling her friends and family. She is also anxiously awaiting the arrival of her first grandson, Alex, in September.

Patricia joined Oceanside Charter Chapter in February 2021 and recently volunteered to fill the vacancy of Secretary on the Executive Board.

2020-2021 - Andrea Ellis Treasurer

Andrea Ellis was born and raised in the Philippines, where her family owned a neighborhood convenience store, which was passed to them by her maternal grandmother. Growing up in the family business, Andrea learned how to stock shelves, clean the store, and work as a clerk.  At a young age, she learned how to do it all and how to run the family business. Fluent in two languages, Andrea considers herself an eternal student. Therefore, it was no surprise that she earned two business degrees.

Andrea graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She also earned a Business Administration’s degree with high honors for achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland. Prior to that, Andrea was employed as a document controller for a multi-billion-dollar mining project in Perth, Western Australia.

Andrea strongly believes that the meaning of life is to find your gift, and that the purpose of life is to give that gift away as service to others.  This conviction made it an easy decision for her to join the Oceanside Charter Chapter in February 2020, when she considered it a privilege to volunteer as the Social Media Coordinator for the Chapter.  Andrea’s passions include entrepreneurship and technology.  Her enthusiasm in the Chapter led to her appointment by the Executive Board to fill a vacancy and to serve the Chapter as Treasurer.  In her free time, Andrea loves working out at the gym, crafting, enjoying the beach, going to Disney World, and spending time with her family.

2020-2021 - Sheryl Glore Past President Advisor

 

After retiring in 2019 from 40 years of Federal Service with the Department of the Air Force, Sheryl is enjoying time for personal pursuits. After travel plans were sidelined in 2020, she spent time downsizing and moving into a new home. Once travel becomes safe again she has five cruises in the queue.

Sheryl has been a member of the American Business Women's Association for 34 years, beginning with the Goldsboro Chapter in North Carolina and joining the Oceanside Charter Chapter when she moved to Florida in 1990. She is also a charter member of the Space Coast Women's Express Network. Sheryl was selected as Oceanside's Woman of the Year and has served in every position on the Executive Board with the exception of Treasurer.  She also served as the Chairman of the Space Coast Council of ABWA. 

She is very active in her church and enjoys the challenge of belonging to two book clubs.

 
 

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