Executive Officers

Scott Hedrick, President

Scott moved with his wife, Christy, to Venice from the Indianapolis area in 2010 to avoid the winter blues. He has worked in the nonprofit industry for the last 25 years holding multiple technical titles, most recently as the principal database analyst for a fundraising software company. He decided to leave his job to focus more on using technology to assist those in need throughout our community. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing at the beach, coaching volleyball, and playing softball, volleyball and tennis.


Tony Malavenda, Vice President

Tony and his wife Kathy moved to North Port in 2013 from Connecticut after having had enough of the cold New England winters. He spent 36 years as a public school educator in Connecticut. Most of that career was in special education starting as a Speech Pathologist and then moving into Special Education Administration as a supervisor and then as a Director of Special Education finishing his career as a Director of Human Resources.

Tony always enjoying volunteering and giving back to his community and helping others.  He has been on the Boards of various professional organizations as well as many community organizations including an Adult Resource Center and a United Way, holding various positions and offices at each.  Since moving to North Port he has volunteered at Lamarque Elementary School, FISH, and the Heron Creek Community Foundation Board.  Tony and his wife love to travel, spend time with their children and the beach.



Jackie Rhodes, Treasurer

Jackie retired after 26 years of service as a controller for a private country club in Delaware.  Jackie has served on committees as treasurer including the Ladies Association at Newark Country Club and the Jacaranda Country Club.  She also serves on a Social Committee and Communications Committee for the community she resided in.  Since moving permanently to Venice, Jackie is an active member at Our Lady of Lourdes parish and enjoys volunteering for NPMOW, FISH of North Port, Twig and OLPH.

Candace Nichols, Secretary

Candace is a Registered Nurse, having actively worked in her beloved profession for 47 years. Her primary focus was Labor & Delivery and Women’s Health where she served as Resource and Charge Nurse. She is most in her element when she is able to do for others. She is the Mom of 2 sons and “Mims” to her beautiful grandchildren, whom she loves dearly.  She and her husband Bob migrated from Massachusetts and Maine to Florida in late 2019. They began as sub drivers for NPMOW in 2020 and is now honored for the opportunity to serve on the board.

   

It takes about 200 unpaid volunteers for NPMOW to serve

a fresh, nutritious meal 6 days a week including holidays

to those in our community who can no longer provide one for themselves

  
   

Our Expectations
For the people of North Port who are frail, disabled, or otherwise impaired to remain independent and in their own homes regardless of age or finances; and that their caregivers may be supported in their roles through our program.

  

Gloria Reinhardt Majerus, Driver Coordinator

Gloria joined NPMOW in 2010 as a cook after moving to North Port.  She has worked extensively in Religious Education. Gloria has given workshops and keynote presentations throughout the country.  Presently Gloria is a Catechetical Consultant/presenter for Our Sunday Visitor Curriculum Division.


Christy Hedrick, Client Coordinator, Assistant Driver Coordinator

Christy moved with her husband, Scott from Indianapolis to Venice in 2010.  She grew up coming to Venice many times every year to visit her grandparents and fell in love with the area. Her background in Elementary Education served her well as a preschool director, teacher, daycare provider and mom. Christy loves exercising in the pool, spending time reading at the beach, and attending Bible studies where she can learn and grow.

Janet Carillo, Community Representative

Mrs. Janet Carrillo joined the City of North Port, Florida in September 2016 as the Social Services Manager. She oversees the North Port Family Services and Community Education Center which houses 10 nonprofit and government service agencies, as well as the City's social services division.  Prior to joining the City of North Port, Mrs. Carrillo was employed with the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas as their Community Resources Administrator.  In that role, she administered transitional and permanent supportive housing programs, and was responsible for the oversight of their low-income transportation and redevelopment assistance. For the past 9 years she has been working with low to moderate income individuals experiencing homelessness. As an advocate for those in need, she is aware of the complex issues that affect families and individuals specifically access to affordable health care, education, transportation, a proper mental health diagnosis, and affordable housing to name a few. As a resident of North Port and as the Social Services Manager for the City of North Port, Mrs. Carrillo is able to identify community gaps and address those issues with a collaborative and cohesive approach. Originally from California she now resides in North Port after moving from Arkansas with her husband, son and daughter.

Staff

Program Director - Terry Church

Terry and her husband, Philip moved to North Port in 2019 from the beautiful (but cold) state of Maine.  Before becoming the Program Director, she was a volunteer in the Meals on Wheels kitchen beginning in February 2022. With an extensive background in food service and a passion for human relations she is grateful for the opportunity to serve within the community that she loves. She has most recently worked in the real estate industry, analyzing documents, overseeing inventory management, vendor relations and training new agents. She was awarded the 2020 Administrator of the Year for her efforts there. Prior to that, she worked in Key West as a Program Development Coordinator, developing and implementing daily programs, acquiring resources from local businesses, and developing budgets. In Maine, she served as Program Manager at Good Will-Hinckley Home for Boys and Girls, supervising daily schedules for over 20 educators and full-time behavior technicians and 10 full time high-risk teen boys.

To relax, Terry and Philip love dining out with friends, outdoor living, activities on or near the water and life in general with their 8 year old yellow lab Bennett.






Board Members