Your Leadership Palm Beach County Class Year: 2000
Who encouraged you to apply for LPBC/How did you get involved in LPBC: Bob Bertisch was a great influence and inspiration.
How has LPBC affected you: It has given me a greater appreciation for the depth and breadth of Palm Beach County and and its issues, and the need for involvement and greater participation.
What is the best benefit that you have derived from your involvement with LPBC: The knowledge and the contacts.
What you do for a living: Chief Financial Officer for 3 related nonprofit organizations.
What you like best about your job: The fulfillment at the end of the day that I am part of an organization that effects positive change in our community.
Your education: BS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Stony Brook University, New York. MBA, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Your civic and community involvement: Currently LPBC Board of Governors and Co-Chair of Leadership Excellence Award Committee.
Your family: Married to MJ since 2005, 2 rescue dogs - Sparky and Frieda 4 year old terrier mixes
City of birth: Kyrenia, Cyprus (small island in the Mediterranean)
Place of residence: Sunshine Park, West Palm Beach
First job: As a youngster - auto body shop helper at age 12, as an adult - part time data entry accounting clerk while in college
Word that best describes you: Passionate
What brought you to Palm Beach County: Had to get out of New York
How long have you lived in PBC: 23 years
Where we would find you on a Saturday afternoon: Catching up with errands after a busy week or napping after a morning dive
Favorite way to spend time: SCUBA diving
Greatest extravagance: My music CD collection
Mentor: my dad and Bob Bertisch
Most important lesson you've learned: Change is good in spite of its hardships
Person most interested in meeting: Alive - Desmond Tutu - Dead - Mahatma Gandhi
Life motto: Peace
Best vacation you have taken: 6 day live-on-board SCUBA trip to Cay Sal, Bahamas
Last vacation: Cyprus
Place you most want to visit: Papua New Guinea/New Zealand
Most interesting place you have visited: Olympic Peninsula, Washington State
Last book(s) read: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy
Favorite spot in Palm Beach County: anywhere on the beach
Favorite restaurant: Paradiso, Lake Worth
Favorite movie: Brazil
Favorite TV show: Star Trek
Best decision: Committing myself to non profit work 23 years ago
Worst decision: I have no regrets
Toughest decision: Staying in the US
Goal yet to be achieved: Learning to relax