It takes over100 full and part-time 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
Michelle Collett, President
Michelle is currently the Branch Manager of Acheiva Credit Union in North Port. During her 17 years in banking, she gained experience ranging from being a teller, to a customer service representative, to solely running a satellite office in an assisted living facility. Michelle has worked in deposit operation, written policies and procedures, developed business plans, and has been heavily involved in networking and community development. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Michelle attended college in Pensacola, Florida where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Art. After college, Michelle continued to live in Florida, finally settling in the Port Charlotte area in 2005. Currently, she is serving on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the Friends of the Shannon Straub Public Library and the Sky Family YMCA advisory board. Michelle is a graduate of the North Port Chamber Leadership Class of 2019.
Ellen Domke, Vice President
After retiring from the automotive industry as the General Manager of one of the largest Buick Dealerships in the Midwest, Ellen and her husband Thomas retired in 2015 to Heron Creek in North Port where she became involved in various community organizations. She was a Board Member and Volunteer Coordinator of the Charlotte County Red Cross, on the Board of the Heron Creek Foundation and active in the F.I.S.H. organizations. Currently she also runs a networking/information sharing luncheon called Homeless to Home Networking Luncheons for South Sarasota County non-profits, social service agencies, churches, civic leaders, foundations, law enforcement and concerned citizens to come together and define and try to create solutions to assist the underserved of the community.
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, F.I.S.H. of North Port, Twig and OLPH.
Pat Ballauer, Secretary
Pat is a retired office manager who has volunteered as a driver for Meals on Wheels since 2010. Pat moved from Ohio to Florida in 2000 with her husband Tony. She has served on the board of North Port Women of the Moose as Chaplain, Seniors Regent, and Junior Graduate, and is still an active volunteer with the Moose. She now holds the higher degree of college of Regents.
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.
Scott Hedrick, Kitchen Coordinator, Route Coordinator
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 coaching volleyball and playing softball, volleyball and tennis.
Christy Hedrick, Assistant Driver Coordinator
Christy moved with her husband, Scott from Indianapolis, In 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.
Donna Scheiner, Client Coordinator
Donna moved to North Port in 2012. Graduated in 1986, studying in Counseling, Sociology, Psychology and Criminal Justice. She has worked as a Mental Health Counselor also worked for Catholic Charities in Senior Services Long Term Care Specialists. Currently working as an Office Manager and Paralegal.
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.