Meet our Staff and Volunteers

EXECUTIVE STAFF
Commander

Marcia C. Coleman

US Army

marciacrc3@hotmail.com

Served active duty US Army, Army Guard, Army Reserve and Air Guard. Was a

Logistics NCO(Non Commission Officer) and Air Traffic Controller.

Worked for 32 Years In Federal Government Contracting as a Contracting officer and

Chief of Contracting  for the US Army,  US Army Corps of Engineer, US Navy Air

Force and the The VA.   Working for the US Army oversees served as a contingency

contracting officer with the equivalent  rank of LTC who led logistic teams in support

joint military missions infrastructure. 

Established a Consulting company , who assist companies with government contracts and teaches Federal Government Procurement courses around the world.

Vice Commander

George D. Hoyle

USMC Retired

ghoyle@cfl.rr.com

Served active duty in the U. S. Marine Corps from October 1973 - September 1998.

 

Started off as a jet engine mechanic/plane captain. Promoted to the rank of Warrant

Officer in 1983 as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Worked on numerous fixed wing and

rotary wing aircraft. Served in both Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

 

Retired from the Corps in September 1998 and immediately went to work for the Federal Government as a Logistician. Worked as a Logistician for 19 years and retired from the Federal Government in April 2017.

The Vice Commander is the second ranking director and is responsible for filling all of the duties of the Commander in his or her absence. In conjunction with the Association's Commander, the Vice Commander appoints all committees and provides supervision of the operation of those committees. 

 

Secretary

Michael Gris

mgris1@aol.com

I've enjoyed living at Trilogy since December of 2017. I was born in Detroit and grew up

in southeastern Michigan.  After 30 years in Michigan, I moved to Florida and lived in the

Tampa Bay area.  I also lived in Huntsville, Alabama for six years prior to returning to

Florida.  I received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Lawrence Technological

University in Southfield, Michigan.  I will have been married for 42 years this December

to my beautiful wife, Catherine.  We have three married sons, with a total of six

grandchildren ranging in age from ten to one years old.

 

I retired from business in July of 2018 so I could devote my time to fun activities like tennis, softball, pickleball and the infamous "Honey Do" list.  My career was in technical sales of irrigation and landscape materials from the manufacturer, to the distributor, to the contractor levels of the business.  I wrote sales and technical articles for my employers and for clients.  I have been the secretary in a number of business and personal capacities.  These secretarial endeavors include positions for my college fraternity in Southfield, Michigan, the Tampa Bay Chapter of the Florida Irrigation Society, the United Methodist Men at my church and currently for the Trilogy Orlando Pickleball club.

 

I became interested in TOVA and joined last year because I wanted to not only honor my father and my wife's father who both served in WWII but also because two of my sons being military (Coast Guard, Army).  I had also become aware and admired the work of TOVA in the types of service projects that the club was doing for veterans but also for the community in general.  I look forward to helping TOVA on it's missions in whatever capacity I can.

Treasurer

Frank Bravate

frankbravate@gmail.com

My name is Frank Bravate. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Upon receiving my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting, I moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

In 1973, I obtained a position as a Tax Auditor for the State of Florida, Sales Tax Division.  After seven years, I took a position as Senior Auditor with the State of Florida Auditor General Office. I audited state government agencies throughout South Florida, until my retirement in March, 2007.

I also volunteered as Treasurer for Boy Scout of America Troop 383 for eight years.  I spent ten years as Treasurer for a local chapter of The Compassionate Friends, a support group for parents who have lost children. 

In addition, I volunteered for the American Cancer Society as a driver in a program called “Road to Recovery”. For eighteen months I drove patients who were too sick to drive or had no transportation to doctor appointments, chemotherapy treatment, or radiation treatment. 

I moved to Trilogy in August, 2017 with my wife Chris.

Member-at-Large

William (Bill) Jones

29wjones@gmail.com

Graduated from Mississippi State University in June 1969

Distinguished Military Graduate

Top Flight Cadet in all branches

 

June 1969-Infantry Officer Basics, Ft Benning, GA

August 1969-Primary Helicopter, Ft Wolters, TX

January 1970-Advanced Helicopter Flight Training, Ft Rucker AL

June 1970 Ft Hunter Stewart, Cobra transition, Savannah, GA

August 1970-71, 2/17 Cav, 101st Airborne, Camp Eagle, Vietnam

630+ combat missions, Distinguished Flying Cross, 27 Air Medals-2 with V for Valor and Bronze Star.

September 1971- 1972 Ft Hood, TX- Adjutant, then Intelligence officer

September 1973 Frankfurt, Germany - V Corps Support Command, General War Plans Officer - Command Briefer

September 1974 Wiesbaden, Germany - Command - 14th Maintenance Company in support of 67 major units in V Corps

 

1976 Graduated from North Texas State University - MBA Business and Economics.

 

1976 - 1978 Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

 

1979- 1991 National Sales and Service Manager - BD Drake Willock

1992 - graduated from the College of Financial Planning - CFP

 

1996-2016 Owner Stonebridge Financial Planning Group, Winter Park, FL

2000-2008 Adjunct Professor of Finance at University of Central Florida

2012 Retired

SPECIAL STAFF
Sergeant-at-Arms

Mark J. Gibson

mgibson1377@yahoo.com

  • Served in the US Navy from Nov 1977 to April 2003. Started out as an enlisted Weapons Technician and retired at the rank of LT. 

  • Deployed on 7 major Battle Group Deployments to the Mediterranean,  Arabian Gulf and Indian Ocean.  Applied for the Limited Duty Officer Program and was commissioned in April 1993.

  • Last Duty Station was at Joint Base Little Creek-Ft Story, Virginia Beach, VA assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 4 as Combat Systems Officer. 

  • Served in Operation Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Operation Enduring Freedom

  • Upon retirement worked for Battelle Corp and was assigned as the CBRNE Coordinator for Commander, Navy Region Mid Atlantic crom 2007- 2012

The duties of the Sergeant-at-Arms  will include the preparation of the Event Center ensuring operational readiness in order to hold scheduled meetings or events.  They will further coordinate with the Magnolia House management personnel as necessary, ensuring that the proper required equipment for guest speakers and members are in place.  They will further assist in maintaining good order and discipline during all TOVA related meetings and functions.  The Sergeant-at-Arms will coordinate their activities with the Events Chairperson, if appropriate. 

Events Promoter

Joe DePergola

joedepergola@gmail.com

  • Responsible for promoting TOVA and and all other events on the Grille TV. 

  • Sets up and manages the EventBrite online Ticket system for all TOVA events.

  • Attends and represents TOVA at the Bi-monthly BlueStar Events meeting.

Supply Officer

John Walsh

mwalsh81@aol.com

The Supply Officer is responsible for accountability and control of all TOVA-owned merchandise or equipment to include head covers, uniforms, and service flags.  The Supply Officer will often work closely with the Treasurer ensuring the ordering, paying for, and issuance of items such as shirts and hats to members in good standing.  They will keep and accurate log of members who have been issued or have paid for TOVA equipment or merchandise. 

TOVA Monthly Newsletter

George Coleman

GeLesCo@aol.com

Responsible for managing, compiling and distributing the TOVA Monthly Newsletter email.

Chaplain

Position Currently Vacant

The Chaplain will act as TOVA's Spiritual and Religious leader representing all denominations to offer the invocation at the monthly TOVA General Membership Meetings. The Chaplain will work closely with the Outreach Committee Chairperson (Debbi Ozak) to provide assistance to known individuals or families who may find themselves in need within the Trilogy community or in support of Veterans. Report circumstances requiring assistance to the TOVA Board of Directors.

 

This is currently a vacant position - if you are interested, please contact Marcia Coleman at marciacrc3@hotmail.com.

Flags for Fallen Veterans

Keith Woll

jkkwoll@aol.com

Flags for Fallen Vets is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that “an American flag is placed on EVERY Veterans grave site, at each National Cemetery in the country for Memorial Day”.

 

2020 is the 6th year that TOVA,  and Trilogy Orlando will be participating in the Flags for Fallen Vets. This annual event takes place over a two day period at Florida National Cemetary. The first day flags are placed over every Veterans, and their spouse's final resting place. Before each flag is placed, each Veterans name is spoken out loud and they are thanked for their service. The date for this year’s placement is Sunday, May 24, 2020. On the following weekend, Saturday, May 30, 2020, the flags are removed.

 

We need volunteers and donations. Please go to our website by clicking here.

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Keith Woll.

Wreaths Across America

Tim Shea & Peggy Shea

peggyandtim46@hotmail.com

Wreaths Across America is a national nonprofit whose primary mission is to fulfill its motto of “Remember, Honor and Teach” — that is, remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach your children the value of freedom.

Tova has been involved with this organization for about four years all made possible with contributions from TOVA and the Trilogy community.  Nineteen members of TOVA had the honor of placing wreaths on gravesites at Bushnell National Cemetery this past December.

Tim and Peggy were introduced to this non-profit organization about eight years ago while living in Massachusetts.

TOVA Blood Drive

Patrick Wellington

pwellington89@yahoo.com

Besides being a board member of the Cascades of Groveland Community Development District (CDD), Patrick serves as the chairperson of the TOVA Blood Drives held every eight weeks here at the Sports Pavilion near to the Tennis and Pickle ball courts.

 

One Unit of blood can potentially save 4 child’s life of 3 adult persons!

Thank you, Trilogy Orlando Residents!

For our January 17th drive,  we registered 37 donors and collected 38 units of blood. It should be noted that we surpassed OneBlood target for Trilogy which was for 30 units.

Dates for the blood drive for the rest of 2020 are:

March 13,

May 8,

July 3,

August 28,

October 23,

December 18

TOVA WebMaster

James Borror

tova.webmaster@gmail.com

Worked in retail for 15 years, starting out as an inventory clerk and
ending as Furniture Buyer for Bedroom and Dining Rooms at Levenson  & Klein.  Afterwards, work the next ten years as desktop, network, web, graphics programmer and all-around trouble-shooter at several companies including contract work for the US Army in Aberdeen Maryland.


Last 16 years before retiring, worked with United Parcel Service
managing a group of programmers for the website.
Partners with his wife, Barb and one other programmer for an online Game site (https://www.safeharborgames.net) for Card and Board Games since 2008.  Responsible for desktop and mobile programming, database support, Web design and support and customer assistance.
Jim will be responsible for the TOVA website and Facebook page.

(NOTE: Send Event Pictures to this email)

The webmaster will monitor and maintain all aspects of the TOVA website, and will serve as a technology advisor to the TOVA Board as needed. 

STANDING COMMITTEES

Adopt-a-Roadway

Chairpersons: Eleanor Winsor (twoterriers@hotmail.com) and

Dean Shahan (dean.shahan@me.com)
Current Contact:

Raymond Karosas (rkkarosas@gmail.com)

TOVA has adopted Wilson Lake Parkway as part of the Adopt-a-Roadway Program. In order to be in this program, the organization must adopt a minimum of 2 miles of roadway. A current road permit application must be on file with the Lake County Public Works Department. The TOVA member that coordinates this ongoing project has several responsibilities:  notify the County of the date and time of the pickup, how many volunteers participated, how long the group was out, and how many bags of garbage were picked up; maintain a safe working environment for the volunteers; work with the Webmaster to publicize the event and add photos; conduct pickups a minimum of four times a year.

Public Affairs Committee

Chairperson: Keith Breedlove

 

The Public Affairs Committee gathers facts as needed from the TOVA Board/Membership and distributes them to the members of the organization and the public; produces various media formats about TOVA for dissemination to the necessary organizations/individuals; maintains a virtual presence to include the organization’s website and other social media sites, and interfaces with the MyTrilogyLife website and newsletter; serves as the focal point and works closely with TOVA chairpersons for communications to members and outside individuals concerning upcoming events. If interested, please contact Sheldon Krieger at skrieger@hotmail.com.

 

Historian Committee

Chairperson: Dennis Wall

 

The Historian Committee shall be responsible for gathering and maintaining historical and event articles, photos, writings, or memorabilia for membership review.  The Historian will arrange for photography and collection of any photos provided by members of any and all events that need to be recorded for future TOVA members to remember those that came before them.

 

Membership Committee

Chairperson: Carol DePergola

(cdepergola@gmail.com)

 

The Membership Committee is the initial contact for any individual requesting membership in TOVA. He or she then submits the received application to the Secretary for screening. The Membership Chairperson also maintains an accurate roster of all TOVA members. He or she also assists in the collection of dues. At the monthly membership meetings, the Membership Chairperson will give a report that includes a current membership update and also introduces any new members to the group.

 

Outreach Committee

Chairperson: Cheryl Hall

(Hallc1035@gmail.com

The chairperson of this committee will be assisted by at least two other members who are charged with providing assistance to known individuals or families who may find themselves in need within the Trilogy community.  The Outreach Committee will call the individual(s), offering help to assist in whatever is needed, send a card based on the circumstances such as Get Well or Sympathy.  If necessary, a Chaplain and a veteran will be made available.  The committee encourages the membership to notify it of any needs so action can be taken.

Events Committee

Chairperson: (Currently Vacant)

The Events Committee is responsible for the planning, organization, staffing, and execution of all veterans and TOVA social events held within the geographical boundaries of Trilogy. This includes coordination with the Blue Star team and other organizations or government entities, as applicable. The Chairpersons will spearhead this committee and report directly to the Board as well as attend monthly committee meetings.

Veteran's Support

Chairperson: Mimi Miller

(mimibob@aol.com)

 

The Veterans Support Committee serves as a focal point for identifying veteran groups and programs to support. When a decision to give assistance has been made, the committee develops the plan and arranges for volunteers and other resources.

Budget Committee

Chairperson: Frank Bravate

(frankbravate@gmail.com)


The Budget Committee is responsible for creating, overseeing, and maintaining the fiscal responsibility for TOVA.  The committee will consist of the Treasurer, who serves as the Chairperson, plus 4 other TOVA members.


The committee normally meets three times a year, (April, August, and December) to review the budget and make any adjustments as necessary.  Any adjustments made must be approved by the TOVA Board of Directors (BOD).

 

In December of each year, the Committee will review the Budget Assumptions and develop a Preliminary Budget for the upcoming year.  As part of the budget, the Committee determines the contribution amounts for the Veteran Organizations and Community Causes that TOVA supports.  The Committee submits the Preliminary Budget to the TOVA Board of Directors (BOD) for final approval.