Candidates for President
My name Is Gina Marie Sisbarro, Sales Consultant with Marco Office Supply. I have served as your President for 2017 and I’m seeking my second term as President.
Owner and Operator of “Marco Mystery and History Tours”; in my fifth season
Owner and Operator of Sisbarro Acting School and Acting Troupe; in my second year
Theater Producer & Director for over 20 years on Marco Island. I wrote and premiered two full length plays for the Marco Island Historical Society; “The Men of Rushmore and Their Wives” and “Battlefield of Brotherhood”.
Children’s Book “Booey and the Bug”
Adult Novel “Finally found” currently worklng on second edition
Most Recent Positions
2017 – 2018 President WNOCC
2017 Ambassador for BNI of SWFL
2017 – 2018 BNI Membership Committee of BNI Downtown Network
2015- 2016 President of BNI Trailblazers
2014 – 2015 VP President of BNI Trailblazers (received Platinum VP Award from BNI of SWFL)
2016 Member of Naples Above Board Chambe
2014 Member of Christian Chambe
2015 Member of Greater Fort Myers Chamber
Member of Marco Island Kiwanis Club for over 15 years (Positions held were President and Mentor to two area high schools as the Key Club Liaison; Lely High School and Marco Island Academy )
Member of LCBW for three years — Opened Chapter on Marco Island
American Cancer Society — Board Member and Chair for the Annual Cattle Baron Ball
Served as Chair for Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser
Board Member March of Dimes of SWFL
Candidates for Vice President
My name is Melissa Rocchio, I moved to Naples Florida in 2015 with my husband of 28 years, daughter
11 yrs & my son 10 yrs.
Since arriving in Naples, I started a women’s networking group as a Director of a National Organization
called W.O.M.A.T.E.C. I also served as the National Director of Training & Development for our 72
chapters nationwide. January 2017, I founded another women’s group called Connecting Women with
Community (CWC). My role was to create a group where women can grow to the next level in both
their personal & professional lives. Created a culture where women felt confident inspiring &
empowering one another. In this leadership role I carried my skills & experience that I gained from a
worldwide company in hospitality where service was KEY.
Currently I serve as a Chair, Growth & Development, WNOCC. The CWC & WNOCC are both volunteer
My experience as an innovative Human Resources professional with 15+ years of strategic and tactical
leadership experience in organizational development, training, recruitment, talent management and
coaching. Proven success in process management in the areas of performance improvement, talent
review, succession planning, 360-degree feedback, employee engagement, assessment and selection,
curriculum development and facilitation. Strong ability to motivate and maintain relationships in local
and global cross-functional teams, and with vendors, to exceed stakeholder expectations and support
the culture and values of the organization.
I also am the founder of Live Connected where you can find balance with yourself, health, family and
Candidates for Secretary
Stacy Nicolau has lived in Naples for 17 years. She is the co-owner and co-publisher of Neapolitan Family Publishing. Stacy’s expertise is in marketing, editing and social media. Stacy graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She has three children, ages 11,14 and 16.
She has served as secretary for the past year.
Candidates for Treasurer
Karen Michele Parry
Mortgage Loan Originator
Best Interest Mortgage
I was raised in Petoskey, Michigan and graduated from Petoskey High School in 1982. I attended:
North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, Michigan-2 years
International College, Naples, Florida-2 years
I began my career in Financial Services in 1997. I opened Benchmark Home Mortgage in 1999. In 2006 I made
what turned out to be a great decision to sell my share of the company to my then two business partners. I stayed
on until 2009. I took some time then to explore another branch of Financial Services, insurance. However, I never
really felt at home in that arena. I decided to join Best Interest Mortgage in 2014. It was appealing to me because
their Mission Statement put simply is:“We Keep Your Best Interest In Mind!”
I have been living in Collier County since 1984. My husband, Bill, and I live in Naples along with our 2 children,
Emilie (15) and Jackson (11).
Volunteer positions I currently hold or previously held:
Treasurer for the Gulfview Middle School PTO-school year 2017/2018
Membership Committee in charge of applications for the Downtown Networkers chapter of BNI-BNI
fiscal year 2017/2018
Secretary/Treasurer for the Downtown Networkers chapter of BNI-BNI fiscal year 2016/2017
Leadership Council representing Youth for the third year at First United Methodist Church/Naples
Member of the Board of the Methodist Day School/First United Methodist Church since 2010
Volunteer for the Lake Park Elementary School PTO from September of 2007 until May of 2017
WNOCC Elections Timeline
- November 10th Candidate Filing & Letter of Intent for anyone wishing to run for a position is due. Please email both to Ana Maria Senica: ASenica@midwestone.com
- November 17th Bio’s & Photos of Candidates will be posted on website
- December 8th Mailing to members that includes self addressed/postage paid envelope, ballot form with due date
- December 12th Members attending the meeting may hand in their ballots in a sealed envelope to Ana Maria or Carla Philips (Election Committee)
- December 22nd All ballots submitted via mail must be postmarked no later than 12/22
Please download this form if you are interested in becoming a candidate.