The Board

  • Rich Rogers

    On Course Insurance, Inc.

    The game of golf, like life, is a challenge. You play better and make better decisions when you know the correct yardage. Nobody knows this better than Rich Rogers, a former Pro Golfer and founder of 6 Degrees Golf.

    Rich has intertwined his passion for Golf into his professional life as the CEO of On Course Insurance. Since 1985, Rich and his team have provided custom insurance analysis, estate planning and tailored solutions for his clients. Like each hole in golf, Rich believes each person faces their own unique challenges for today and the future. His goal is to keep the plan for your personal and business life on course to protect your assets and create peace of mind.

    Through partnerships with the top carriers in the insurance industry, On Course Insurance creates custom home, auto, health, life and business insurance solutions. 
Stay On Course with your life. Contact Rich to help you make the right decisions. Email: Rich@OnCourseInsurance.com or call 954-401-1005.

  • Traci Miller

    Miller Construction Company, Director of Business Development
    Traci Miller has been working for Miller Construction Company for 17 years in many capacities, including Office Manager, in the Community Relations and Accounting departments, and is currently Director of Business Development. Founded in 1973, Fort Lauderdale based Miller Construction Company is a prominent design/builder and construction services firm for the commercial, health care, educational, and industrial markets. It has been recognized by the Construction Association of South Florida with more Craftmanship Awards than any other General Contractor in South Florida.

    Traci was born in Gainesville, Florida, where her parents, Tom and Ginny Miller, attended the University of Florida. Being born a Gator, Traci also attended the University of Florida, studying Business Administration and English and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She runs her own business, MartinKnows Editing, as a professional business and manuscript editor, in addition to donating services to non-profit organizations.

    Traci lives in Ft. Lauderdale with her three children: Tommy, a junior at the University of Notre Dame, Heather, a freshman at FSU; and Ginna, 12.

    Traci’s community, civic, and professional affiliations include the Leadership Broward Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Rebuilding Together Broward County, Business Networking International (BNI), United Way of Broward County, NAIOP, CREW, and many others.

  • Paul Lopez, Esq.

    Tripp Scott, P.A.
    Paul-Lopez-Paul O. Lopez, a director with Tripp Scott, has chaired the firm’s Labor and Employment practice since 2001 and has also headed up the law firm’s litigation department since 2007. AV-rated by Martindale Hubble, Lopez is a trial lawyer with extensive jury and non-jury trial experience who has handled over a hundred trials and evidentiary hearings. As part of his labor and employment practice, he has represented clients in Federal and State Court, before the EEOC and the Department of Labor regarding non-compete and theft of trade secret litigation, federal overtime lawsuits and Title VII claims involving sexual harassment, race discrimination, the Family Medical Leave Act and the American with Disabilities Act. A substantial part of his practice also includes consulting with clients on in-house training for dealing with internal harassment and discrimination investigations, reviewing and preparing employment agreements, severance agreements and phantom stock plans.

    As a commercial litigator, he has also successfully represented clients in disputes relating to shareholder and partnership rights, dissolution and wind-downs of companies, claims asserted under Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Practices Act, claims under the Federal Lanham Act and under Florida’s name and likeness statutes. His clients range from mid-sized regional firms to Fortune-100 companies. In 2007-08, Lopez served as Chairman of the Fourth District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission which is a panel that makes recommendations to the Governor of which judges and lawyers should be elevated to the appellate court. He has served on that nominating commision since 2001, when Gov. Jeb Bush appointed him, and was then re-appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist in 2007.

  • Roger Cole, CPA

    Barnes & Associates CPAs, P.A.
    blank-avatar-139x150Roger Cole originally joined the firm at the end of 1993, before leaving at the end of 1996 for two years. In February 1998, he rejoined the firm after spending two and one-half years as the financial controller of a foreign, owned subsidiary based in Ft. Lauderdale.

    Mr. Cole graduated from the University of South Africa with an honors degree in Accounting Science. He is a a Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and is a member of the South African Cape Province Institute of Chartered Accountants (South Africa).

    Mr. Cole’s areas of expertise include auditing, accounting, corporate management procedures and taxation. He is experienced in the state income and sales tax aspect of companies operating in multi-states and internationally.

  • Steve Nudelberg

    On the Ball Marketing, Principal Thinker
    Steve-NudelbergSteve Nudelberg is an accomplished sales man, marketer, and most recently, he has labeled himself and his employees as “thinkers.”

    Starting out in the cellular phone industry in the eighties unknowingly provided the foundation for Steve’s future entrepreneurial success. After building and leading a winning national sales team for ABC Cellular, Steve found himself at a crossroads. In between jobs (or so he thought), he started receiving requests for him to match companies and personalities to sponsorship opportunities, mostly in the sports arena.

    Steve sat out by his pool and began making phone calls, in turn launching On the Ball as a sports marketing agency. Incidentally, the name came from the feedback Steve received that he was always “on the ball,” as opposed to a nod to sports.

    It wasn’t long before the agency took on a life of its own. Steve moved into an office in Plantation and hired a few key people. He soon realized that sports sponsorships was too limiting and broadened the agency’s scope to include branding, corporate identity, positioning and sales strategies. Ten years later, On the Ball is a thriving agency that specializes in Pure Thinking.

  • Bill Hansen

    Bill Hansen Catering
    Bill-HansenBill Hansen, a 40-year catering veteran, is widely recognized as a giant in the catering industry. Creative thinking, innovation, and good old-fashioned hard work have made Hansen a leader in every facet of the industry. He caters, coordinates, trains, teaches, motivates, manages, and writes. His company Bill Hansen Catering, generates nearly $2 million in yearly sales. Bill Hansen Catering is known throughout south Florida for its cutting-edge menus and superior service.

    Hansen began his catering career in the mid 1960s, while attending the renowned School of Hotel Management at Cornell University. He graduated with a BA in Hotel Administration in 1967.

    Hansen volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1967, and after graduating with honors from Officer Candidate’s School in 1968, was assigned to manage the Officer’s Club and Bachelor’s Officer’s Quarters at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Three years later he accepted the Navy’s offer of a consulting job and became their leading authority for club management, traveling the world inspecting facilities and training club managers.

    Hansen moved to south Florida in 1975 and started his own catering business in 1980 while he was managing the Miami Club, Miami’s most prestigious luncheon club. Bill Hansen Catering, an upscale catering company, quickly became the standard by which all south Florida caterers are measured.

    Hansen earned a Master of Science degree from FIU – one of the nation’s highest rated schools of hospitality and tourism – in 1980. He has been a part-time professor at FIU since 1990. Hansen’s book, Off-Premise Catering Management, is a textbook that is widely considered to be the definitive text for catering. He is also a columnist for Catering Magazine and Chef Magazine..

  • F Gerry Litrento

    Senior Executive Vice President, Retail & Business Banking, BankUnited
    GerryLitrentoPictureGerard (Gerry) Litrento is BankUnited’s executive vice president of Business Banking. BankUnited was recapitalized by a group of private equity investors in May 2009 in a history-making transaction. Today BankUnited is a privately held company with more than $11 billion in assets and more than 75 branch locations in 13 Florida counties.

    Litrento manages a state-wide team that provides credit and banking services to companies with up to $10 million in annual revenues. He works closely with the retail branch bankers and private banking teams.

    Before joining BankUnited, Litrento spent seven years with Regions Bank and served as city president for Broward County. Previously he was executive vice president of Region’s corporate banking teams in Broward and Palm Beach counties. Earlier in his career Litrento held commercial banking and credit positions with Bank of America, BankAtlantic and Southeast Bank.

    Active in community organizations, he is past chairman of the board of Junior Achievement of South Florida, and treasurer and member of the executive cabinet of the Broward Alliance. Litrento also holds leadership positions with the Broward Workshop.

    Litrento holds a bachelor’s degree from Florida Southern College.

  • Bob Birdsong

    OK Generators, President
    Bob-BirdsongMoved to South Florida at the age of 7. Attended Nova Middle and High Schools. Attended Michigan State University and left after being accepted into the United States Naval Academy. Served ten years in the Navy on nuclear submarines as a nuclear engineer and as an instructor and Division Officer in Naval Nuclear Power School and Naval Nuclear Field “A” School. Upon leaving the Navy in 1990, went to work for OK Generators as a Service Technician. Purchased the company with a partner in 1998 and bought out the partner in 2004. Completed second degree in Electrical Technologies from NYU in 2003.

    • Served in the United States Navy from 1980-1990. Earned Navy Achievement Medal
    • Served in the Florida Highway Patrol Auxiliary from 1988-1992
    • Instructor for Electrical Generation Systems Association (EGSA), power generation school. Co-developed curriculum and teaches advanced course track.
    • Active member of The Association of Energy Engineers
    • Active member of Construction Executives Association
    • Active member of Association of Building Contractors
    • Active member and sponsor of Construction Association of South Florida
    • Board Member of Six Degrees of Golf
    • Corporate Partner and contributor with to Broward General Hospital, Chris Everett Children’s Hospital
    • Board member of Broward health Foundation
    • Board Member of Broward 2-1-1
    • Contributor to Broward YMCA
    • Contributor to Urban Youth Impact
    • Contributor to March Of Dimes
    • Contributor and sponsor of Inspiration University

  • Steven Tanger

    Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.
    steven_tangerSteven B. Tanger is the President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT). While carrying forth a 95-year tradition of family-owned businesses, Mr. Tanger is putting his own signature on Tanger’s future. Mr. Tanger and his father, Stanley K. Tanger (1923-2010), who originally founded the firm in 1981, successfully completed an initial public offering of the first factory outlet real estate investment trust (REIT) listed on the New York Stock Exchange on June 4, 1993. His involvement was pivotal in the realization of Tanger’s initial public offering.

    Mr. Tanger’s grandfather, Moe Tanger, founded Tanger-Creighton, Inc. in 1918. Stanley Tanger took over the business in 1948 and guided it through another three decades of growth. Steven Tanger joined Tanger-Creighton in 1970 immediately after completing college. During the next ten years, he had the unique opportunity of working with both his father and grandfather. While at Tanger-Creighton, he rose to the position of Executive Vice-President and Director. Mr. Tanger also served on the Board of Directors for National Student Marketing, Inc. from 1972-1980. After the sale of the Tanger-Creighton in 1980, he founded S.B. Tanger & Company, an investment banking firm specializing in real estate syndication and venture capital. In 1985, Steven and Stanley Tanger joined forces once again, with Steven as the Company’s fourth employee. At that time, the Company had seven centers in six states totaling approximately 344,000 square feet.

    In the past 28 years, Tanger expanded Tanger Outlet Centers to 39 centers in 25 states and Canada totaling approximately 12 million square feet. The Company now has over 400 employees. Mr. Tanger is a frequent guest on network & cable business segments such as CNBC and Fox Business Network, and he speaks extensively to REIT and real estate industry organizations across the country. Mr. Tanger currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and The Fresh Market, is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Real Estate Roundtable and is also a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). Mr. Tanger received the Excalibur Award from the American Cancer Society and in 1996 he was presented with the Lifetime Excalibur Award for his effort in the fight against breast cancer, which continues today. In April 2011, Mr. Tanger received the UJA-Federation of New York’s Annual Fashion Division Award of Excellence. The American Apparel & Footwear Association awarded Mr. Tanger the Excellence in Retail Award at the AAFA Image Awards benefitting the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club in May, 2012.

    A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (’70 BS, Business Administration), Mr. Tanger also completed courses as part of the Executive Program at the Stanford University School of Business in 1977.

  • Matt Donoghue

    Director of Operations for ChemTec Equipment Company, Inc.
    matt_donoghueMatt Donoghue is a results-driven business leader with over 12 years of experience as a corporate executive to emerging companies with a proven track record for leading national and international growth initiatives.

    Matt is the Director of Operations for ChemTec Equipment Company Inc. ChemTec is a leading manufacturer of flow monitors, flow meters and excess flow valves for low flow applications for liquids and gases. Incorporated in 1968, they are a privately held company, family owned and operated.

    Matt joined ChemTec in 2004 and under his leadership has grown distribution channels nationally, established new international partnerships, implemented a new sales structure that has increased sales by 40%, lead the company through a complete rebrand and expanded production facilities by 50%.

    ChemTec continues to be an industry innovator under Matt’s guidance with a focus on research and development. Matt has honed his skill of identifying targets and spearheading successful product launches on both the distributor and OEM sides in many different industries.

    A graduate from Florida State University, Matt is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. Matt has lived in South Florida for 12 years with his wife Kelly and two sons.

  • F. Thomas Godart

    Managing Director of Godart Florida Real Estate Investments
    he_photoF. Thomas godart, managing director of the firm, has over 30 years of investment and development expertise in the south florida community. In 1999, godart real estate group was sold to equis corporation, based in chicago. Since then, he has been involved in numerous start-ups. Some of his most recent transactions included: the land sale for the hamptons at palm beach gardens, a 224 unit luxury apartment rental community; the land sale for monarc at met 3, a 462 unit luxury rental apartent tower in downtown miami; the land sale for bel air at doral, a 249 unit luxury rental apartment project across from trump national doral;the sale of tivoli isles, a master planned community in boynton beach; the sale of seasons at tradition, a master planned community originally developed by levitt & sons located in port saint lucie; and the land sale for allegro senior living, a 150 bed community located in jupiter, florida.

6 Degrees for Women Board of Directors

  • Tanya L. Bower

    a director with Tripp Scot
    Tanya L. BowerTanya focuses her practice on corporate and tax matters, including estate planning, asset protection and wealth preservation.

    She counsels owners of closely-held businesses on estate-planning matters and help clients in a wide range of businesses on ERISA matters, including establishing, amending and terminating pension plans. In addition, she is experienced at drafting corporate contracts and other documents; establishing and dissolving corporations, limited-liability companies and partnerships; and representing owners in acquisitions and mergers, including analyzing the tax aspects of these transactions.

    Bower is an active member of the Junior League of Greater Ft. Lauderdale, for which she serves as treasurer for the sustainers. She formerly served as co-chair of its strategic planning committee, Riverwalk Run and as a member and treasurer of the Transitional Independent Living for Foster Children Committee. Bower also serves as chair for the community advisory board for the FLITE Center, a resource center for youth transitioning out of foster care. She is a graduate of Class XXIV of Leadership Broward, where she currently serves on the board of directors and as the organization’s general counsel. In addition, she is a member of the Seminole Club of Broward County , and the tournament chairperson for the Bobby Bowden Golf Tournament.

    Bower holds an LL.M. in taxation from the University of Miami School of Law, a law degree, with honors, from Florida State University College of Law and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with highest honors, from Nova Southeastern University.

  • Joanne McKeage

    Coldwell Banker Realtor
    Joannes-2011-photos-011.jpg-resizedRealtor since 1994, Joanne McKeage began her real estate career as an ‘on-site’ real estate sales person selling new single-family-homes in the gated, golf community of ‘Lake Estates at Rolling Hills’ in Davie. After successfully selling and completing construction of this prestigious community Joanne joined Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc. on 17th Street Causeway in Fort Lauderdale in 2002 where she is a Broker-Associate and has been a top producing, award winning realtor year after year. Joanne assists her buyers and sellers with all of their residential real estate needs (single-family-home, multi-family, townhome, condominium, vacant land) in all of Broward County and is a certified “Previews” Luxury Property Specialist. I am committed to providing my customers with 100% Customer Satisfaction. To me every second counts and every customer deserves a rapid response!

    Global reach and local expertise. Coldwell Banker has consistently been at the forefront of the real estate industry, has internationally known offices around the world and has claimed virtual ownership over the Internet’s most exclusive real estate and is marketing properties to international buyers everyday. Should you have real estate needs outside of Broward County, another state or Country, I can assisting you, your friends and family to find the right realtor through our extensive Relocation Department.

  • Claire Berger

    Transworld Business Brokers
    clairebClaire Berger is a Certified Business Intermediary with Transworld Business Brokers. Her passion for putting people together has served her well in assisting buyers and sellers to find the right match since 2006. Previously she worked in the mortgage industry as both an owner of her own business and also as an employee of Royal Bank of Canada.

    Her diverse career includes working for Pepsi Cola in Miami and as a voice over talent and co-host of both local radio and TV shows.

    Claire holds a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from the University of Miami and an MBA from FAU in Boca Raton.
    Claire is very involved in the non-profit community having served on several boards in Palm Beach County. Currently she is President of the Board of Lifenet4familes in Broward and on the Student Council of the George Snow Scholarship Fund.
    She is also a member of the Fort Lauderdale Rotary Club and has been active with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce since 1997 and served as Chair of two of their networking groups.

    Though Claire has lived in several countries including Japan and Israel she’s been in Florida most of her life and definitely considers it home.

    Claire currently resides in Deerfield Beach with her husband Bud Clark.

  • Terri Wallace

    CEO of Leadership Broward
    Terri-WallaceTerri became Chief Executive Officer of Leadership Broward Foundation, Inc. (LBF) in October 2009, assuming the leadership of one of Broward County’s oldest and largest premier leadership development training organization. Her and her team’s efforts are focused on cultivating strong relationships and collaborations within the community, bringing needs and resources together in the non-profit, private, and government sectors through leadership development.

    Terri has a comprehensive understanding of the non-profit environment, board development, strategy planning and development, budget management, ROI accountability, donor stewardship, developing and administering programs, executing growth plans, and building organizational capacity. She comes to LBF from Skills Essential For Life Foundation, Inc., where she served since 2007 as the organization’s executive director. Before her leadership role at SELF, over a 9-year period, she served as the south Florida executive director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and as director of development for Deliver the Dream, Inc.

    Throughout her career, Terri has been actively involved in giving back to the community as a volunteer. She plays an integral role in civic organizations throughout Broward County including serving on a number of community boards, is active in various community associations, while being involved in many organizations in committee roles such as Tower Forum (Executive Committee), Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance (Board Member), FBI Citizen’s Academy, DEA Citizen’s Academy, Senior Executive Orientation (Executive Committee), Broward Health (Community Advisory Council), St. Thomas University President’s Board of Advisors, St. Thomas University Sports Administration Council, FAU – Broward President’s Community Council and Association of Leadership Professionals (Florida Representative). She is a graduate of Class XXIV of Leadership Broward, holds a MBA in Sport Administration from St. Thomas University, a bachelor’s degree in professional studies, business and marketing administration from Barry University, and paralegal certificate from California State University.

  • Tricia Kanbar Lowery

    Noble Communications
    Tricia-Kanbar-loweryNoble Communications was founded in August 2003 to serve clients who value industry experience, strategic thinking and proven solutions. With more than twenty years of experience in building marketing and public relations plans that make a difference, Tricia Kanbar Lowery is Noble Communications’ Founder and President. Her expertise in planning and implementing marketing and public relations campaigns has brought her clients nationwide media exposure and sales.

    Lowery specializes in integrating high-profile and effective marketing plan development and execution into an overall communications strategy. This consists of marketing and advertising analysis, special event implementation, graphic design, Website development and public relations planning and implementation.

    Our breadth of experience ranges from special events for nationally recognized companies to Web development for commercial real estate organizations to press releases for small law firms. In addition, we are certified with The City of Orlando and Broward County Schools as a WBE as well as an Emerging Business for the 2010 Super Bowl. Our achievements have garnered local and nationwide exposure as well as increased sales and profit for our clients.

    To contact Tricia personally, please call 954.949.3499 or visit Noble Communications’ Website at www.noblecommunications.biz.

  • Mary Lou Ruderman

    CPA and Co-Founder of Ruderman and Company, CPAs
    mary_lou_rudermanMary Lou Ruderman is a CPA and co-founder of Ruderman and Company, a CPA firm in Pompano Beach. The firm provides tax and accounting services for individuals, businesses, homeowner associations, and nonprofits as well as outsourced CFO advisory services. Mary Lou has over fifteen years of accounting and operational experience, including serving as CFO for a company that went public.

    Active in the community, she has served on the Board of Directors of numerous nonprofit organizations. Mary Lou is a graduate of Leadership Broward Class XXVIII and a past President of the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale and Cardinal Gibbons Alumni Board. She currently serves on the Broward County School Board Audit Committee, as Treasurer of the St. Coleman Home & School Association, and on the tournament committee of the Holy Cross Hospital Golf Classic. Mary Lou is a Pompano Beach native and continues to live there with her husband and their son.

  • Ginger Martin

    President and CEO of American National Bank
    ginger_martinGinger Martin is President and CEO of American National Bank, a locally owned community bank established in 1985. Under her leadership, the bank has received numerous awards for its financial performance and community involvement, such as Business Leader Media’s Top 300 Small Businesses in the South in 2011; South Florida Business Journal’s Business of the Year in the 26-100 employee category in 2010; and The Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year in 2009.

    Ms. Martin is on the Board of the Florida Bankers Association and the Leadership Broward Foundation. As an avid foster care advocate, she also sits on the Board of 4Kids of South Florida, Inc. She is a 2010 graduate of Lifework Leadership and Leadership Broward Class XXI.

    Ms. Martin was honored as Business Leader of the Year by Southern Business Leader in 2012; Influential Business Woman by the South Florida Business Journal and Outstanding Broward Alumna of the 1990s by Florida Atlantic University in 2011; Women Extraordinaire by Business Leader Media and Valor Honoree by the American Diabetes Association in 2010, and was named March of Dimes Woman of Distinction in 2008.

    Ms. Martin earned an MBA from Florida Atlantic University, a BBA Accounting Magna Cum Laude from the University of Louisiana, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

    Ms. Martin is very proud to have a daughter serving in the U.S. Navy.

  • Mary Adams

    Principal Consultant at The Employee Relations Group
    mary_adamsIn the Role of the Principal Consultant Mary specializes in assisting Small Businesses stay in compliance of state, local and federal employment laws. She has successfully arbitrated state and federal employee relation’s matters on behalf of employers to mitigate their claims. Mary is an experienced auditor that offers advice and training to assist employers on how to avoid litigation.

    Her previous work has included experience as director of human resources and outside counsel on human resource matters for employers in various industries located in: California, Texas, Nevada, Kentucky, Washington, Florida, Colorado, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Alaska and Canada.

    In addition to mitigating state and federal employee relations matters Mary has conducted extensive training in areas of: Internal Investigative Procedures, Safety, EEOC, FMLA, Employee Disciplinary Actions and counseled on legal compliance of each.

    Mary’s education include: Jurist Doctorate from accredited University of Silicon Valley School of Law and Certification of Mediation from California Supreme Court.

    Her professional and charity associations include: Broward Meals on Wheels, Ft. Lauderdale Children Diagnostics and Treatment Center and Leadership Broward Class XXXI.

  • Rona Rose-Witek

    Tropic Survival Advertising & Marketing
    rona_witekRona finds joy in putting together meaningful marketing matches. She is like a sport fisherman, except she’s passionate about the match, not the catch. She actually wants to help bring people together to do great things. Rona started her sales career in real estate. With her New York street smarts and a whole lot of moxie, within 6 months the company CEO nicknamed her desk “The Profit Center.”

    Rona then combined her sales talents with her New York street smarts to tackle a “big fish.” Commissioned by a large seafood distributor to develop new business after 7 years of failed attempts to win a coveted grocer account, Rona secured the account within 3 months, resulting in approximately $100 million per year in additional gross sales. The value of the company soared and it was ultimately sold for $76 million to the owner’s delight. We love those success sells stories!

    While Rona will readily admit to being an appointed member of a Strategic Planning Task Force for the Florida State Court, or serving as co-founder and Vice President of the Little LAM Inc. charity (supporting women who suffer from a rare lung disease), she usually doesn’t tell everyone she was crowned Mrs. Florida. But we think it’s cool so we’re telling everyone!

    Her favorite nonprofessional community gig remains her 5-year Presidency of her local Parent Teacher Association. According to Rona, “life’s biggest lessons are learned on the playground.” Tropic team members were a bit perplexed when hearing her theory, partly because the lesson most of us learned on the playground was “a punch in the face is necessary on occasion.” Just imagine the sense of humor she needed to survive 5 years leading a PTA. Thankfully her children, Royce (a scholar athlete) and Romi (a mini Rona complete with matching accessories), keep her life balanced and filled with love.

    Hilarious, charming and confident, Rona is also a fabulous singer. She even wrote a rap song about CometAds! Don’t ask her to perform it unless you’re prepared for her to go thug, gang hand signs and all. Sad. And a tad terrifying.