Tenille Perry 2021-2022 - 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.

Rochelle Hood 2021-2022 - Rochelle Hood Vice President

Rochelle Hood is the President and Managing Director of PINK Consulting, a project management, process intelligence and customer experience consulting firm.  Rochelle is an experienced program manager, operations leader, and process optimization professional with specialization in Shared Services, Contact Center Operations, Procure to Pay Service Delivery and IT Project Management.

Rochelle is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.  She holds a BSc in Accounting and a Master in Business Administration (MBA). Rochelle currently serves on the Advisory Board for Global Business Academy headquartered in Amsterdam and is a volunteer leader on the Digital Events team of the Project Management Institute United Kingdom chapter. 

Rochelle joined Oceanside Charter Chapter in February, 2020.

Patricia Worrow 2021-2022 - 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 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.  While claims and collections are 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 for the remainder of  2020/2021.

Shari Tabat 2021-2022 - 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.

Maria Sulick 2021-2022 - Maria Sulick Past President Advisor

Born and raised 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, and as President in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.  She enjoys participating in an organization that nurtures the professional and personal growth of our local women.