|2022-2023 - Tenille Perry 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 a Regional 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. A dedicated member of the chapter since January 2019, Tenille previously served as Treasurer, and as Vice President in 2020-2021.
|2022-2023 - Patricia Worrow Vice President
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 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. In addition, Patricia has completed numerous APEX courses and is a recipient of the Protégé Award.
|2022-2023 - Kayla Bigerton Secretary
Kayla earned her Master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. She is currently conducting research on how age and gender influence perceptions of leadership effectiveness. While pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial Organizational Psychology, she has realized her passion for all things leadership.
Kayla has taken her passion for leadership development to her position as an Organizational Development Business Partner. Working on a team that provides internal management consulting on change management, coaching, succession planning, and leadership development, she develops and facilitates programs designed to improve leadership skills for individual contributors and frontline leaders.
An active member of Oceanside Charter Chapter since March of 2020, Kayla is the Chapter's 2022 Woman of the Year. She has served as a Co-Chair of the Best Practices Committee and as a member of the Professional Development Committee. In addition, she has completed 17 APEX courses and is a recipient of the Protégé Award.
|2022-2023 - Shari Tabat Treasurer
Born and raised in New Berlin, Wisconsin, Shari graduated from New Berlin High School in 1980. For several years she worked for the United States Post Office as a clerk working the night shift. Then in 1987 with the birth of her first daughter, she knew she had to find a family friendly career path. That’s when she answered a help wanted ad for an Inventory Auditor position that would lead her into a 30-year career! In 1995, having an entrepreneurial spirit, Shari started and operated a successful inventory auditing company called Emerald Coast Inventory Service (ECIS). ECIS primarily catered to the “Mom and Pop” small businesses in Wisconsin. In three short years, Shari grew the company to employ 20 full and part time people.
While visiting family in Gainesville, Florida in 2008, Shari had a sales meeting with the owner of a chain of retail stores. As a result of that meeting, ECIS was immediately hired to start a division in northern Florida. Shari split her time between Florida and Wisconsin, managing both divisions until the sale of the Wisconsin division in 2009 when she moved to Gainesville to operate the Florida division of ECIS until the sale of the company in 2017.
After the sale, Shari decided to follow her dream to live near the beach and moved to Indialantic, where she embarked on a new career. She obtained her real estate license in 2017 and quickly became a multi-million dollar producer with RE/MAX Elite. Shari prides herself as a full service Realtor, helping her clients navigate the complexities of the home buying and selling process. She assists her clients every step of the way, from initial consultation to closing day and beyond.
Shari is a mother of three adult children, and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her Goldendoodles Bailey and Luna, walks on the beach, Zumba, live music and dancing. Shari joined ABWA in 2018 as way to meet and network with other professional women, and looks forward to serving as Treasurer in 2021-2022.
|2022-2023 - Laura Chiesman Past President Advisor
As President and owner of FirstWave Financial, the Satellite Beach-based wealth management firm, Laura delivers individualized service to clients and leads her team to uphold the FirstWave philosophy, providing financial planning, wealth management and retirement planning services fitted to each client’s needs. She provides transition and succession strategies to the owners of privately held and family-owned businesses. Together they build a roadmap that empowers business leaders to make plans, and take action now, to increase their own WealthConfidence™ and pave the way for the ongoing success of their business, clients and successors.
Laura has been a dedicated member of the chapter since January 2010, having served as Vice President and President. She has also been honored as Oceanside's Woman of the Year.