WOMEN OF THE WELLINGTON CHAMBER

WHO ARE THE WOW?

We are a collective group of like- minded Business Women driven to make a difference in the Community while supporting one another’s businesses thereby creating a network of sustainable contacts and resources.

 

WHAT DO WE DO?

We host monthly philanthropic events geared toward making the Wellington Community a better place to live, work and play as well as networking, sharing initiatives and having a whole lot of fun!

 

HOW DO I JOIN?

If you are a woman and Wellington Chamber of Commerce Member you are already a member of the WOW! Now, you just need to learn about our leaders and our events and start attending!

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

JEN HERNANDEZ- CHAIRWOMAN

I have been a resident of Wellington/ surrounding area for over 25 years, attending both middle school and high school in Wellington. I love all Wellington has to offer and am very proud to be involved in our amazing community.

 

My background is strong in management & leadership & is supported by my Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management from Florida Atlantic University. I have extensive experience in hospitality and events. I founded Art Cellar Wellington, a social painting and crafting studio offering fun step-by-step instruction for adults and children, & managed/ operated the corporation for 5 creative years before recently transferring ownership. I am passionate about teaching, collaborating, mentoring, & people and express that through my involvement in the chamber, community, & local non-profits like Place of Hope (in which I am an Angel Mom).

 

I currently proudly serve our community as a Real Estate Professional with PB Brokers Group with residential, commercial, & business brokering. I love God, outdoors, my family, friends, & community.

 

 

Ravi Culbertson, Co- Chairwoman

Ravi Culbertson

VP, Private Banker

Professional Bank

Resident of Wellington FL, my family and I enjoy living in Wellington, Florida. I have a almost 12 year old daughter who loves to play with her dogs, swim in the pool and enjoy the company of her family and friends. I am a Private Banker with Professional Bank. Professional Bank is headquartered in Coral Gables and they have opened their offices in Wellington. I have been Blessed with the opportunity of growing the presence of this wonderful bank in Wellington. We pride in providing the most personal service to our clients. We offer the private banking experience to each and every one of our clients. We offer all types of business, personal and lending products. I am also a proud member of our WOW committee with Wellington Chamber of Commerce. I am also on the Board of Directors for the Wellington Rotary Foundation as well as on the Advisory Board of Neil S. Hirsch Boys and Girls Club.

 

 

 

Bobbi Rottman FOUNDING BOARD MEMBER

Bobbi Rottman, the CEO of Eques Solutions, Inc., provides leading-edge, professional marketing solutions for businesses targeting the equestrian and luxury industries.
Rottman brings years of industry experience and expertise in helping equestrian athletes, private owners, local agencies, non-profits and luxury and equestrian brands achieve their marketing goals through innovative methods. Her practice focuses on maximizing organization’s financial goals through custom marketing concepts that fit each individual business. Strengths include developing marketing strategies, market analysis, effective negotiations, creative ad campaigns, and excellent customer service.
An accomplished leader, she is recognized as a professional by her peers in the industry as a rider, trainer, business manager, and entrepreneur. She worked side by side with
renowned professionals such as: Grand Prix rider and top international trainer, Katie Prudent; Grand Prix rider and trainer, Judy Garofalo Torres; Argentine Show Jumping Olympian rider Federico Sztyrle, and other elite private riders and owners. Rottman is a graduate of the leading sales and leadership development organization in North America, Sandler Sales Institute. She is a member of the South Florida Hunters Jumpers Association, the United States Equestrian Federation, the Sandler Sales Institute President’s Club, and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Born and raised in Palm Beach County, Florida, Rottman has been an avid equestrian competitor since she was a child. As a passionate entrepreneur, Eques Solutions is her third successful business venture.

Jenn Cohen 

Jenn Cohen is the business director at MaxHealth Chiropractic. She has been involved with the development and growth of her husband’s practice from day one. When not working in the office, she is busy taking care of their two children, practicing yoga, cooking and loves being involved in the Wellington community thru various organizations.

Jenn sits on the Wellington Chamber Health & Wellness committee, the Women of Wellington Committee, and is an
Ambassador of the Kids Cancer Foundation. She is proud to be part of a chiropractic office that takes an active role in the community and helps a wide variety of people improve their overall health.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa DiMartino 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kaela Genovese

Born and raised in New Jersey, Kaela Marie Genovese has always loved creating and designing jewelry. Her family has fond memories of her at a young age of just 3 years old always having to have her “essentials” wherever she would go. Her little purse, her mother’s jewelry, oversized sunnies, lipstick, and of course “keys” to her battery operated car.

Kaela started designing and creating her “one-of-a-kind” stretchy jewelry pieces that she would give to her family and friends. She would sit in her room for hours just beading while listening to her favorite Spice Girl jams…the only thing that’s change is her interest in music!

Kaela came to Wellington in the year 2000 and that’s when her life started to fully blossom. She attended The King’s Academy for high school and Palm Beach Atlantic University for her Bachelor’s of Science.

Kaela has spent much of her work experiences in Palm Beach, FL on Worth Avenue. She has been so blessed to have the experiences she’s had and she feels God has handpicked all the people that’s she encountered and could call Friends/Mentors. “Due to the people that have walked by my side and believed in me, I’ve been able to arrive at this point.”

“I believe jewelry is a very personable thing, and it should tell a story about the person who’s wearing it.”

“I create one-of-a-kind designs and all are handmade by me! I feel life is too short and by choosing to wear handmade jewels, it gives the power to be that one little thing that makes you feel unique and different from the rest!”

 

Vicki Gotha 

I have a corporate background in telecommunications project management. My transition to bookkeeping was organic, I started managing my husband’s books for his small construction company years ago. I went on to earn my QuickBooks certification. From there things took off; so, a few years ago, I started my own boutique bookkeeping firm – Prestige Bookkeeping Services, LLC. I enjoy working with small businesses nationwide to help them to become more profitable. Prestige Bookkeeping Services, LLC offers customized bookkeeping packages to meet the needs of each business we service. We take care of the books, so our clients can focus on other aspects of their business and do what they do best!   

I am a certified by Intuit as a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor, I am certified in Live Plan; a budgeting and forecasting tool and have earned a certification in LeanLaw; a software used by law firms that seamlessly integrates with QuickBooks Online.  

I love people, and love helping our clients achieve a sense of confidence. They know I am there for them every step of the way. I live in Palm Beach County Florida with my husband of 23 years. We are empty nesters, living in paradise (aka South Florida) we enjoy playing golf, going to the beach, outdoor concerts, exercising and reading. I love learning and am always looking for new opportunities to expand my knowledge.

 

Sherron Permashwar

Sherron Permashwar is a Certified Public Accountant and has been is the accounting field for over 26 years.  She opened her own firm, BMP Tax & Accounting, INC. in 2007.  Prior to going out on her own, Sherron spent 14 years in both corporate and public accounting industries.  She worked as the Assistant Director of Accounting for the American Red Cross Westchester Chapter in New York and as a Senior Accountant for a South Florida CPA firm.

Sherron is a graduate of City University of New York Lehman College, also attended Florida Atlantic University and a Certified Internal Revenue Accepting Agent.

Sherron serves as the treasurer of a small non-for-profit, Medical Mission Called to Served, Inc. since 2013. The organization main goal is medical mission trips to the Caribbean’s under serve areas.

In the past, she was the treasurer of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Nativity Lutheran Church, Young Professionals of Wellington, Women of Wellington Chamber, several Parent Teacher Organizations and Student Advisory Councils.

Sherron enjoys spending time with her husband of twenty-six years and watching her son, Mark play soccer in Royal Palm Beach, Florida.  She also loves to travel with her family and enjoys see the world through for children’s eyes!    Teaching her two sons, Brand and Mark about what it means to “Pay it Forward” is one of ongoing goals in life.

 

Arlene Smith 

Arlene Smith, I speak fluent Medicare
Life and Health Insurance Advisor,

Medicare and Retirement Focused
Palm Beach County School District Approved Retirement Vendor

Arlene helps people find ways to protect their hard earned assets from unexpected medical expenses.

She is a Florida licensed Life and Health insurance advisor broker with the Assurance Group (TAG) for four (4) years. Although she is licensed to sell Life Insurance, Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Annuities, she specializes in helping people turning 65, planning on retiring, and already on Medicare to navigate the Medicare maze. She helps them to find the right plan based on their lifestyle, needs and budget. She will also work with your Financial Advisor, CPA or Human Resource department to find you the best fit. There is NO Fee to you for her services.

Having been raised by a philanthropic, older, fun loving and hard-working “think outside of the box” couple, Arlene was taught to treat others as she would like to be treated; thus, she has a generous nature. Today, she lives by the words “Doing good to others is not a duty. It is a joy, for it enriches your own health and happiness.” Whether it be a voting member of the School Advisory Council (SAC) with Wellington High School. Board member of Project Graduation 2020 (that sadly did not happen). Volunteering with Wellington Cares. Making sandwiches weekly at Bethesda by-the Sea for St. George’s soup kitchen. Making to go dinners with Parianna Precious Hands and once a month volunteering and delivering food with Feed the Pantry of Palm Beach. She is willing to help and be supportive to all.

Before relocating with two (2) elementary school aged children from Bergen County, New Jersey in 2008, her husband found the best school district in all of Palm Beach County…Wellington! Thus, how she ended up here.

Arlene has numerous interests but not enough time to pursue them all.

She can be seen at most Wellington Chamber events. Always wearing a big smile, a huge flower on her lanyard and a hat. (Sounds like an exhibit at the zoo). Do not hesitate to say hello when you see her.

 

 Kathleen Williams 

Kathleen Williams is a Mortgage Loan Officer with Home State  Bank. She specializes inresidential lending in South Florida. She began her financial career over 34 years ago at major financial firms Bear Stearns and  Smith Barney on their trading floors in equities and municipal bond trading. Kathleen was also FINRA Series 7 & 63 Registered Financial Advisor at AG Edwards prior to her move to sunny South Florida in 1994.

In Florida Kathleen worked at AVM, LP, a fixed income arbitrage hedge fund in Boca Raton, where she traded interest rate derivatives as one of only two women on the all-male trading floor.  Kathleen has a passion for numbers and loved the fast-paced rigors and stresses of the trading floor. After 18 years trading derivatives, which included mortgage backed securities, she made the natural transition to selling mortgages on the primary market as a loan officer in 2013. Kathleen loves educating her clients and helping them achieve the American dream of owning a home.

Kathleen is very involved in her community of Wellington by serving as An active member of the Women of Wellington, a Chamber volunteer group whose focus is philanthropy in the western communities. She is an Ambassador for the Wellington Chamber as well. Kathleen is active in other networking groups to help further expand her referral and client base while at the same time making lasting friendships and business alliances.

Kathleen is married to Kevin for 25 years and has two daughters, Meghan a rising Senior  at FSU and Erin who will be joining her sister at FSU this Fall. She lives on a small farm with three horses, four dogs, two cats and a few chickens. She and her family enjoy attending all the local equestrian activities including show jumping, Polo and dressage.