Board of Directors

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President: Kathy Sullivan presents a $5,000 check from MICA to the Marco Island City Council, representing its contribution toward the City’s July Fourth fireworks display.

MICA Board Members:

Kathryn SullivanKathryn Sullivan
Served on the MICA Board of Directors from 2003 to 2008; re-elected in 2014.  Kathy serves as MICA’s President and previously served as President and Treasurer. BS degree in Physics from Bucknell University and MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Retired from AT&T as Vice President of AT&T for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Primary responsibilities included marketing and sales for the business customers and executive oversight of all partnerships and joint ventures in the territory. She presently serves as a Guardian ad Litem.


Ray McChesneyRay McChesney
Retired from AT&T after 25 years in 2000. Worked in sales, marketing, strategies, forecasting and budgeting in Ohio, Michigan and Japan. Ray is a member and past officer of the Marco Island Kiwanis Club, volunteering in several events including Reading is Fundamental, Car Show and the Seafood Festival. He has volunteered for the Fourth of July Beach Celebration, Marco Police Department for eight years, working Halloween Patrol, Sunrise Easter Service. He presently is on the City of Marco Island Beach & Coastal Resources Advisory Committee and volunteers for the Marco Island monthly Beach Cleanup events.  He serves as MICA’s Vice President.


Dick AdamsDick Adams
Career in the insurance business spanning 40 years which ran the gamut from trainee to CEO. Attended University of Buffalo and Wharton Business School. He currently serves as MICA Treasurer; member of the Marco Health Care Center Board of Trustees; President of Marco Island Police Foundation. Past member of City’s Beach Advisory Committee. Member of Marco Island Planning Board.


Patti LaMotte
A Maryland native, Patti served as Secretary and Treasurer for the family businesses of construction and land development, with responsibilities including annual budgeting, accounts payable, payroll and vendor management. Since becoming a full time Marco Island resident in 2011, Patti has immersed herself in a number of organizations using her business skills.   Patti is very active with the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation and the Bargain Basket. She serves on MICA’s Architectural Review Committee.


Albino BismonteAlbino Bismonte
Retired Medical Doctor specializing in Pediatrics. Active volunteer with professional medical organizations in Chicago. Al expanded his volunteer efforts upon moving to Marco Island to include Noontime Rotary Club, the Knights of Columbus, serving as Past Grand Knight & District Deputy, Eucharistic Minister for San Marco Catholic Church. Member of Marco Island Police Foundation and Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation.


Bob Brown

While Bob comes from Michigan, he has considered Marco Island his home since 1998. After attending college in Kalamazoo (Western Michigan University), he joined an industrial distribution firm that primarily was involved with pipe, valves and fittings. Eventually, Bob became Vice-President of Operations for a company with 67 locations east of the Mississippi. Belonging to the Knights of Columbus for many years, Bob transferred his membership to the Council at San Marco Catholic Church where over the years they have raised large amounts of money that was donated to various charities. After moving to Florida with his wife Mary Beth, Bob continued to work until 2004 when he retired. He decided to work and offer his services to the City of Marco Island. He served on the ad hoc Utility Committee and the Planning Board, which gave him insight to many issues with the Land Development Code (LCD) and how it relates to the Deltona Deed Restrictions, which Deltona authorized MICA to enforce. Finally in September of 2013, Bob was appointed to the Marco Island City Council. In 2014 the term was up and he ran for the seat and won. Bob proudly served the City of Marco Island for almost 15 years and hopes to bring some of his knowledge of Marco Island to the members of MICA.


Joseph Swaja
Joe and his wife Kathi Swaja have three children and 2 grandchildren. They have resided in Marco Island since 1998 and have been MICA members since moving to the island. Joe retired from Xerox Corporation, Rochester, NY, as Vice President Worldwide Customer Service for Production Systems after 41 years of employment. Community activities include current board member and past president Kiwanis Club Marco Island, member of Commissioner Donna Fiala’s Islands Advisory Committee, Marco Island Police Foundation Board Member, Marco Island Fire and Rescue Foundation member, Fourth Degree and current Chancellor Knights of Columbus San Marco Catholic Church, two term chairman and board member 10 years for former Collier County Productivity Committee.  Joe serves as chair of MICA’s Government Affairs Committee.


Jim JohnsonJim Johnson
Jim has been involved with MICA since 1996 serving on various MICA committees and on the board as Vice President and President in the past. Project manager for the Residents’ Beach Reconstruction and designer/project manager for our beautiful fountain and entry gates. Presently serves as Chair of MICA’s Architectural Review Committee. He is a licensed general contractor and received his engineering degree from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1968 and is a registered Professional Engineer.


Katherine O’Hara
Most of her professional career was spent at IBM Corporation. First in Boca Raton, Florida, then Boulder, Colorado, for 12 years, and finally back to Florida. She spent the final 6 years of her 20-year corporate career working full-time from her home office on Marco Island.  She is certified in Project Management, Conflict Resolution, and Organizational Dynamics. She worked for Sunshine Tours and the Marco Island Princess for several years responsible for Marketing (and frequently crewing on board the yacht). In June of 2011, she was selected as the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce. Katie is former Vice Chair of the City of Marco Island Beach Advisory Committee.  She is currently a member of the Marco Island Historical Society, Friends of Tigertail Beach, Marco Island Police Foundation and Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation. She is a graduate and past chair of Leadership Marco. Katie is passionate about Marco Island, the environment, and supporting local businesses. You can find her faithfully at any scheduled beach clean-up on Marco Island. Katie and her rescue Shih Tzu, Kira, live in one of Marco Island’s original inland model homes which she purchased in 1998.


Jerry Swiacki
Jerry Swiacki has been married to Linda Turner for over 40 years. They have five children and ten grandchildren. He is a retired General Surgeon (2014). He practiced at a teaching hospital in Michigan for 37 years then moved to Marco Island and practiced general surgery for seven years prior to retiring. Jerry is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and St. Leo Preparatory High School near Tampa. He first came to Marco Island in 1960 as a high school student with friends. Jerry and Linda purchased a condo on Marco Island in 1982 and their home in 2002. He serves as a board member for the Marco Men’s Club, Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation, Vice President of the Marco Eagle Sanctuary Foundation. He also served on the Marco Island Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee for four years, two years as chairman. Jerry and Linda are supporters and members of the Marco Island Center for the Arts, Marco Island Police Foundation, Marco Island Chamber of Commerce, Marco Island Historical Society, and San Marco Catholic Church.


Tom Morr

Tom Morr has been coming to Marco Island since 1978, has been a property owner since 2010 and lived here full time since 2014. Tom has watched the Island evolve over 40 years from largely vacant land to a beautiful and thriving coastal community and has a love for this unique and special place. Coming from a small Ohio town, Tom believes that preserving the scale of Marco Island and protecting our waters and beaches are key priorities for MICA and Marco’s residents. Tom’s career has included experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. He earned a B.A. in Government and Communications from Ohio University and a J.D. from American University, which he earned while working on the staff of a Member of Congress. Tom served in several roles on Capitol Hill and practiced law before transitioning to a non-profit. He led a successful community effort to bring flights to Washington Dulles airport and later managed non-profits that attracted jobs to the Washington and Philadelphia metro regions. Tom is the Commander ‘elect’ of the Marco Island Sail and Power Squadron and a member of 1st Presbyterian Church of Naples.  He serves on the board of the Independence Historical Trust (Independence Hall) and is an emeritus board member of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Tom thinks that MICA, as the steward of the Island’s land use covenants and Residents’ Beach, has standing to help envision the Island’s future and has a relationship with Marco’s residents to be a leading example of quality civic engagement.


 

John Coff

John Coff and his wife, Arlene, have lived on Marco Island since 2000. John is originally from New Jersey, graduating from Rutgers University with High Honors. He was a programming manager for Keuffel & Esser, an engineering supply company, and Red Devil Inc., manufacturer of hand tools and later its MIS Director and CIO. John retired in 2007 and began his career in volunteering on Marco! He is a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Marco and is presently Treasurer. He is also Treasurer of the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation and active in the Knights of Columbus. John serves on MICA’s Finance Committee.