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2020-2021 Board of Directors

bill douglass

Bill Douglass
President

james mcguigan cpa

James McGuigan, CPA
Treasurer

marion manchester

Marion Manchester
Chair of Volunteers

laica

Laica Gerwien-Moreta
Board Member

jim elford

James Elford
Board Member

Lee Moore
Board Member

kathleen grey

Kathleen Pogany
Board Member

helen millman

Helen Millman
Board Member

Staff

doug herron

Douglas Herron
Executive Director

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Jaya Dong
Administrative Assistant

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Janie Hoover
Special Events Coordinator

helen millmanHelen Millman

Helen Millman is a local children’s book author who is highly motivated in creating the space for children to discover their authentic place. Self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment are the foundations from which her creative themes arise.

She realized at an incredibly young age that a creative channel would become the driving force in her life after her father’s sudden death. Millman’s sensitive and touching talent continues to grow as she delves deeper to share with others both common and unique experiences influenced by her journey, ethnicity & diversity.

Helen Millman has three boys ages five, ten and twelve. She and her husband own and manage their restaurant Wood N Spoon and Millman is Executive Producer of the Asbury Shorts USA in Vero Beach

marion manchesterMarion Manchester

Marion spent most of her professional life in banking. Starting out as a teller while in college and working her way through the ranks. She took early retirement from Wells Fargo in 2016 as SVP and National Sales director for the Healthcare Treasury Sales Division.

After retirement, she has served as a volunteer for the Indian River Medical Center and as the Secretary and Board Member for the Education Foundation of Indian River County. She has also earned her Florida Real Estate license and is currently affiliated with Keller Williams of Vero Beach.

doug herronDouglas Herron

Doug is the Executive Director at the Education Foundation of Indian River County (EFIRC). Prior to starting his tenure with the EFIRC, he served in public education for 30 years. As a middle school mathematics teacher, he was honored to be chosen as District Teacher of the Year in 2004. As a school administrator, he successfully led both middle and elementary schools during his 13-year tenure.

Doug is a 2016 graduate of the Florida Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Leadership Academy, which focused on recognizing and replicating high-quality teaching practices. His experiences in public education have provided him with a wealth of knowledge, which he brings to his role of executive director.

kathleen greyKathleen Pogany

Kathleen joined the Reynolds Team of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty after relocating to Vero Beach from Cleveland, Ohio where she enjoyed a teaching career for 24 years. Kathleen taught third grade for two years in California and then returned to her family in Ohio. She taught kindergarten through fifth grade in Bay Village, Ohio for an additional 22 years. She enjoyed specializing in science and mathematics and received a master’s degree in mathematics.

After her son Tyler graduated from college and left to pursue a film career in California, Kathleen decided it was time to make the full time move and leave her career in education. She joined her parents and siblings in Vero Beach and enjoys working with adults now as a full time Realtor along with her husband and family.

She has a passion for education and has a desire to still contribute to the educational system she had belonged to for most of her life.

laica

Laica Gerwien-Moreta

Laica Gerwien-Moreta is a government contracting consultant with proven experience in the Information Technology, Aviation, Aerospace, and Health Industries. Laica previously held leadership roles within various defense contractors supporting domestic and international operations as well as medical management solutions and humanitarian programs.

Laica has also served as an Empowered Official overseeing all International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) related activities and responsible for the strategic alignment of resources and staffing in support of global supply chain. Laica holds a bachelor’s degree in technical management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and professional certification in government contracting from The George Washington University, School of Business.

She is a certified contract manager (GWCCM), member of the National Contract Management Association Space Coast Chapter, and regularly participates in professional development training.

marion manchesterMarion Manchester

Marion spent most of her professional life in banking. Starting out as a teller while in college and working her way through the ranks. She took early retirement from Wells Fargo in 2016 as SVP and National Sales director for the Healthcare Treasury Sales Division.

After retirement, she has served as a volunteer for the Indian River Medical Center and as the Secretary and Board Member for the Education Foundation of Indian River County. She has also earned her Florida Real Estate license and is currently affiliated with Keller Williams of Vero Beach.

laica

Laica Gerwien-Moreta

Laica Gerwien-Moreta is a government contracting consultant with proven experience in the Information Technology, Aviation, Aerospace, and Health Industries. Laica previously held leadership roles within various defense contractors supporting domestic and international operations as well as medical management solutions and humanitarian programs.

Laica has also served as an Empowered Official overseeing all International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) related activities and responsible for the strategic alignment of resources and staffing in support of global supply chain. Laica holds a bachelor’s degree in technical management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and professional certification in government contracting from The George Washington University, School of Business.

She is a certified contract manager (GWCCM), member of the National Contract Management Association Space Coast Chapter, and regularly participates in professional development training.

kathleen greyKathleen Pogany

Kathleen joined the Reynolds Team of ONE Sotheby’s International Realty after relocating to Vero Beach from Cleveland, Ohio where she enjoyed a teaching career for 24 years. Kathleen taught third grade for two years in California and then returned to her family in Ohio. She taught kindergarten through fifth grade in Bay Village, Ohio for an additional 22 years. She enjoyed specializing in science and mathematics and received a master’s degree in mathematics.

After her son Tyler graduated from college and left to pursue a film career in California, Kathleen decided it was time to make the full time move and leave her career in education. She joined her parents and siblings in Vero Beach and enjoys working with adults now as a full time Realtor along with her husband and family.

She has a passion for education and has a desire to still contribute to the educational system she had belonged to for most of her life.

helen millmanHelen Millman

Helen Millman is a local children’s book author who is highly motivated in creating the space for children to discover their authentic place. Self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment are the foundations from which her creative themes arise.

She realized at an incredibly young age that a creative channel would become the driving force in her life after her father’s sudden death. Millman’s sensitive and touching talent continues to grow as she delves deeper to share with others both common and unique experiences influenced by her journey, ethnicity & diversity.

Helen Millman has three boys ages five, ten and twelve. She and her husband own and manage their restaurant Wood N Spoon and Millman is Executive Producer of the Asbury Shorts USA in Vero Beach

doug herronDouglas Herron

Doug is the Executive Director at the Education Foundation of Indian River County (EFIRC). Prior to starting his tenure with the EFIRC, he served in public education for 30 years. As a middle school mathematics teacher, he was honored to be chosen as District Teacher of the Year in 2004. As a school administrator, he successfully led both middle and elementary schools during his 13-year tenure.

Doug is a 2016 graduate of the Florida Department of Education’s Commissioner’s Leadership Academy, which focused on recognizing and replicating high-quality teaching practices. His experiences in public education have provided him with a wealth of knowledge, which he brings to his role of executive director.