It takes over100 non-paid, full, and part time volunteers to serve NPMOW elderly and those in our community who can no longer provide a fresh, nutritious meal for themselves 6 days a week including holidays.
Frank Miles, M.P.A., President
Frank moved to North Port from Illinois with his wife Amy. He is the director of the Neighborhood Development Services Department for the City of North Port. Frank has over 25 years of service in governmental public administration, planning, economic and community development programing. He has served as a City Planning Director for two municipalities, a City Manager/Administrator, a County Planning and Development Manager, a City and County Economic and Community Development Director, County Treasurer, College Administrator, Business Developer and Congressional Chief of Staff. He is a convener and facilitator assisting communities and their leaders to create a comprehensive community development visiobn. Frank has worked on funding for critical social services such as senior meals on wheels programs, low income heating and assistance programs, Medicare information, prescription drug services, homeless assistance, as well as supporting various other social service projects.
Ellen Domke, Vice President
Ellen moved to North Port from Illinois with her husband in 2005 having retired with a background in sales and coaching swim teams. Ellen is currently serving as director of Homeless to Home a networking organization. She has also served on the board of the Charlotte County Red Cross and the Heron Creek Foundation.
Jackie Rhodes, Treasurer
Jackie is a retired controller from a private country club in Delaware after 26 years of service. Jackie has served on committees as treasurer inclulding 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, F.I.S.H. of North Port, Twig and OLPH.
Pat Ballauer, Secretary
Pat moved from Ohio to Florida in 2000 with her husband Tony. Pat is a retired office manager who has volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels since 2010. She served on the board of North Port Women of the Moose as Chaplain, Sernior Regent, and Junior Graduate. She now holds the higher degree of college of Regents. She is still an active volunteer with the Moose.
Gloria Reinhardt Majerus, Driver Coordinator
Gloria has lived in North Port for 9 years and joined NPMOW in 2010 as a cook. 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.
For people of North Port, who are frail, disabled, or otherwise impaired, can 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.