Committee of the Islands Board Members
President and Technology Committee Chair
Education: BS, US Air Force Academy; MBA, University of Michigan; JD, Wayne State University; LLM, DePaul University. Employment: Attorney, Board Certified in Elder Law; VP & Treasurer, Owens Corning; VP & CFO, Wozniak Industries; VP, Treasurer & Tax Counsel, Gould, Inc.; CPA, Coopers & Lybrand. Also served in US Air force, pilot and aircraft commander. Sanibel Activities: Former Vice-Chair, Parks & Recreation Committee; former member City Budget Committee; former President Sanibel Bicycle Club; former Chairman, Sanibel Amateur Radio Volunteer Team; Member, Sanibel Interfaith Shared Scholar Committee; United Way VITA tax preparer.
Vice President and Nominating Committee Chair
Education: Ph.D. University of Maryland. M.M. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Employment: Formerly, college and university faculty and administrator. Freelance writer and musician. Sanibel Activities: Formerly, founding board of directors and first program director, BIG ARTS; freelance arts reporter, Island Reporter. Currently, BIG ARTS classical music committee and classical music scholarship committee; writer, Santiva Chronicle, and Times of the Islands, Generations and Sanibel-Captiva Island Resort magazines; summer, Saturday and substitute organist, choral singer and pianist, St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church; public relations consultant, St. Michael’s and Charitable Foundation of the Islands; vice president, Spanish Cay Association board. An occasional lecturer on musical topics, Holly teaches courses in music appreciation, world music and American popular music online
Education: MBA in Finance, GSU. Employment: VP Finance and Operations, ACL Automotive America, Div. of ACL Australia. Sanibel Activities: Full-time resident since 2000. Former Board President, VP and Treasurer, CROW; former Board Treasurer, Zonta Foundation of SW Florida; Board Treasurer, Herons Landing Community HOA; Board Treasurer, Committee of the Islands; Board Treasurer, The International Osprey Foundation (TIOF); osprey nest monitor, TIOF; Board VP, Zonta Club of Sanibel Captiva; Hope Hospice and Hope Parkinson's program volunteer.
Education: Law degree from Akron University. Masters in law degree/taxation from Boston University. Employment: Previously partner in Chicago law firm, heading both corporate and tax practices. Recently retired from the practice of law. Sanibel Activities: Sanibel resident for 21 years. Has served as a member of Sanibel Planning Commission (Chair), and the Sanibel Library Foundation Board (Board), and the John R. Wood Theater (Treasurer), and an officer of the Sanibel Library Foundation, and is founding member of the Sanibel League of Women Voters, Inc., Is currently a member of the COTI Board (Secretary), a member of the Zonta Club of Sanibel Captiva, and the Zonta Foundation of Southwest Florida, Inc., for Zonta, has served in every officer capacity in both the Club and the Foundation. Currently treasurer of the Sanibel Zonta Club, Lt. Gov. for District 11- Zonta and Governor Elect of Zonta District 11, which includes clubs in seven states and three countries.
Education: BS from Indiana University in Psychology and Recreation Therapy; BSN from Marymount University in Nursing. Employment: Career and volunteer work in Social Work and Nursing in NYC and Louisville KY. Sanibel Activities: Permanent resident since 1997. BIG ARTS Board, 2002-2007, Chair-Governance and Nominating Committee; Music, Strategic Planning and Development Committees. Chapel of the Sea Board Member and Mission Committee. Singer in BIG ARTS Community Chorus and St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church Parish Choir. Personal interests: Contemporary Art, Ballet, Classical Music and Jazz.
Barbara Joy Cooley
Director and Environment Committee Chair
Education: BS from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine in biomedical communications. Employment: Battelle Memorial Institute, science writing and public information program planning and implementation for federal environmental projects. The OSU College of Engineering, communications director. The James Cancer Hospital at OSU, medical writer. Sanibel Activities: Committee of the Islands, director, former vice president, and president; Zonta, member and former newsletter editor; Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation, life member; deacon of the Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ; member and former vice president of the League of Women Voters – Sanibel; former president of the Gulf Pines Property Owners Association. Publicist for Island Jazz.
Director and Community Outreach Committee Chair
Education: BA, Hamilton College. Employment: President of business magazine publishing company; Corporate marketing and sales director, World Monitor magazine; Management consultant to publishers of consumer magazines and newspapers. Sanibel Activities: Island homeowner since 1987, full-time resident since 1990. Past COTI president and vice president and current public outreach committee chairman. Co-founder of STOP-IT, which led drive against overdevelopment that resulted in conserving land for Pond Apple Park; campaign manager for former city councilman Dick Walsh. Co-chaired successful petition drive for City's Forever Wild Amendment.
Director and Traffic Committee Chair
Education: B.E.S., M.S.E., Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins. Employment: Humble Oil & Refining Co., U.S. Army, Univ. of Karlsruhe, Professor Emeritus of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison. Humboldt and Fulbright fellow at Technical Univ. of Munich. Sanibel Activities: Electric Power Research Institute Advisory Council, EPA National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy & Technology, WI Acid Deposition Research Council, Sanibel resident since 2007, Gulf Pines POA Board, Chair of Gulf Pines committees for Roads and Communications, Member Sanibel League of Women Voters, SCCF Member, International Osprey Society nest check team. COTI Board member and Chair, Traffic Committee.
Education: B.A, Political Science and Economics, University of Toronto; M.A., Public Administration, Carleton University, Ottawa; M.Sc. Urban and Regional Planning University of Toronto. Employment: Economic, Planning and Environmental consultant for public and private clients in Canada the United States, Asia Africa and the Caribbean. Active in Canadian ratepayer associations and condominium Boards. Sanibel Activities: Island homeowner in Periwinkle Park since 1995 after having come annually for winter breaks since 1970. Chair of the Monday Current Events Program at BIG ARTS since 2013; member of the Talking Points Committee at BIG ARTS and the Sanibel Economic Forum. Also member of the Sanibel Roundtable and a Great Books Club at BIG ARTS.
Director and Endorsements Committee Chair
Education: University of Michigan BA, JD. Employment: Practiced real estate and general law, owned and operated a Century 21 franchise, became a commercial Realtor and developer. Sanibel Activities: Visitor annually since 1973, residential owner since 1986. Founding member of and past president of Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, currently serving on the boards of The Charitable Foundation of the Islands, Rocks Civic Association, and Committee of the Islands. Have served for 20 years on the land acquisition Committee of SCCF.
Director and City Governance Committee Chair
Education: Mechanical Engineering, CCNY, UCLA: Harvard Business School. Employment: Founded Great North American Co's, Inc. business-to-business direct marketing,CEO and Chairman,1972 to 2009. Previous, seven years U.S. Government, Aerospace and Defense Industry, " Secret Clearance "design issues Lunar Excursion Module( LEM),Submarine Detection Command Center, F111 Military Aircraft. Sanibel and other Civic Activities: Member COTI Board of Directors 2014 to present, Sanibel Recreation Center Volunteer, Harvard Business School Club of Dallas Board of Directors 1992 to 2012, Board of Directors Executive Committee Dallas Summer Musicals 1983 to 1988, Board of Directors Hillcrest Academy private school in Dallas, Texas.Founding and committee member,Dallas Ballet,Kent Waldrop Foundation,Dallas Museum of Fine Arts Bond Fund Project. Coached Pop Warner Little League Football 10 years.
Director and Land Use Planning Committee Chair
Education: BA, Hunter College. LL.B and LL.M, New York University School of Law, concentrations in Administrative and Public Law and Trade Regulation. Employment: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Vice President and Counsel, Clairol Division, Vice President and Counsel, Medical Products Group. Sanibel activities: Board member and past president, Committee of the Islands; principal author of the 2005 Sanibel “Peoples Choice” Charter Amendments; past member, City of Sanibel Wildlife Committee, SCCF docent on Captiva Cruises, member of the City of Sanibel Charter Review Committee, 2017-2018.
Director and Membership Committee Chair
Education: AB from Harvard College; JD from Case Western Reserve University; Order of the Coif. Employment: Practiced corporate law at a Boston law firm for seven years; served as Assistant General Counsel for Millipore Corporation, a high technology filtration company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, for 19 years; Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Mykrolis Corporation, a supplier of process solutions to the global semiconductor industry listed on the NYSE, for five years until its Merger with Entegris, Inc.; Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Entegris, Inc., a supplier of process materials to the global semiconductor industry listed on the NASDAQ, for 10 years until his retirement in 2016. Sanibel Activities: Island home owner since 2006. Member SCCF; Member COTI; served on COTI Membership Participation Committee.
Next Board Meeting, May 10, 9:30 AM
Bank of the Islands