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 of Directors

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 on 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.


William Holmes

Bill and his wife, Pat, purchased a home and moved to Marco Island full time in 1995 after visiting the area since the 1970’s.  Attracted to Marco Island because of the beautiful beaches, clean, warm water and proximity to the Everglades, Bill & Pat knew immediately Marco Island was the place to move to from the southern suburbs (Peters Township) of Pittsburgh, PA.   They became members of MICA approximately 24 years ago.  While in the Pittsburgh area, Bill had a successful property maintenance and landscaping company. Shortly after moving to Marco Island, Bill obtained his Community Association Manager license and was employed as The Summit House Condominium Manager for 23 years until he retired in May 2018.  He is a member of the Community Association Managers of Marco Island (CAMMI), where he served on the board for 15 years, with seven of them as president.  Bill was a Kiwanis Club of Marco Island member for approximately 18 years.  He is currently a board member of the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce.  In his free time, Bill enjoys going to the beach, watching sports and spending time with friends and family.  Marco Island has a village feeling and MICA continues to work diligently to retain a community atmosphere for the Islanders to enjoy for many years to come.


Laura Owen

A Pennsylvania native, Laura arrived in SWFL in 1993. As so many say, it took one look at the Gulf of Mexico and the spectacular beaches to know this would be her forever home. She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. She is impressed with the philanthropic nature of the residents of Marco Island. She graduated from the Leadership Marco program offered by the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce.  She has spent over 12 years at CJ’s on the Bay as the general manager, with her community involvement expanding. In August of 2015, Laura’s dream of owning a home on Marco Island came true. She was blessed to have purchased the Doxsee Family home, built in 1964. She has become friends with the three “girls” who grew up in the house and has a strong and enduring reverence for the Doxsee Family and the history of Marco Island. Laura is a huge proponent of our beaches, our environment and protecting the quality of life on Marco Island. She participates in beach clean ups through MICA and the Annual CJ’s on the Bay Beach Clean Up and is a member of MICA’s Residents’ Beach Advisory Committee.


Tom Valiante

Tom and June Valiante have been Marco Island property owners since 2004, becoming full-time residents in 2015. Tom joined the City of Marco Island building services department after 52 years of owning his own commercial construction company. He is past Fire Chief of the Roxbury Fire Department, past president of the local New Jersey Rotary Club, Yacht Club and Roxbury Emergency Management. He currently serves as a board member of the Marco Police Foundation and serves on MICA’s Architectural Review Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Marco Island Fire Rescue Foundation and a supporter of the chili cook off event. Both Tom and June are active supporters of the community and wish to maintain the beautiful Marco Island environment by contributing to the community through MICA.