Meet the Board of Directors

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DJ Ruscik, Madam President



Julia Simpson, Vice Madam


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Terri Batdorf,  Treasurer       ​

We welcome Terri as a new member and treasuer.  A recent transplant from TX, Terri has a wealth of finance experience and volunteering for non-profits.

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Tara Efrid. Secretary


Tara immediately joined the Matlacha Hookers after moving the the island 3 years ago.  A native to the area, she grew up in Cape Coral.  As our new Secretary she keeps us up-to-date and informed of all the happenings in the organization.  Her attention to detail and follow up is greatly appreciated by all!  She is very excited to be more involved in the organization.  Her daughter attends P.I.E. so she has a heart for the work we do.

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Anita Jannotti, Chaplin


Anita is our new Chaplain in charge of our Outreach program, adopt a road and entertaining us with funny stories or jokes at the general meeting.  Anita is a kind and funny person, who has been a Hooker for 6 years.  She has worked at the Pine Island Community Thrift Shop and dealt with all kinds of people.    She volunteers for the Bag and Tag and wherever needed.

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Lucinda Good, Director

Moved to Florida 2 years ago in need of  Sunshine. Has worked for a dental organization for 30 years and still works remotely. Married 27 years and has 3 fur babies. Loves to travel, shop, exercise, volunteer and have fun! Joined the Matlacha Hookers to help others, and make new friends.

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Jill Filgut, Director

Jill relocated to Bokeelia from the Chicago area about 5 years ago.  She is retired and enjoys contributing to our community.  She says joining the Hookers has allowed her to meet many nice people.  As a Director, Jill is very involved in our Merchandising initiative.

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Monica Kochel, Director


Monica has been a FL resident for 15 years but only lived in this area for about a year.  She moved her to be closer to her kids.  She loves living on the island and giving back to the community.  A life long volunteer, she has always volunteered for an organization wherever she has lived.

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Beth Nelson, Director


A long time islander, Beth lives in SJC.   She has been a Hooker for 7 years and has served as  co-chair on the Bag and Tag and P.I.E. Derby  events, however, we can always count on her to volunteer for whatever is needed.  This is her second time on the board as a Director.

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Joanne Correia, Director    


Joanne is the Chairwomen of the Beacon of Hope Fund Raiser called the Wine Event. She has spent more than 45 years in the technology industry managing projects, events and people. Her can do attitude is contagious!  She loves to dance, volunteer, ride motorcycles, relax on her boat on Pine Island.

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Chris Buntin, Director     

Chris Buntin has been a Matlacha Hooker since moving to Pine Island in 2018.  She and her husband Joel built a home at north end of Bokeelia in 2018 and loves boating, fishing, reading, gardening, playing Rummikub and visiting with family and friends.  As a Matlacha Hooker she leads the Scholarship committee and has also participated in Bag ‘n Tag, Blood Drives, PIne Island Elementary Derby, Christmas Caroling and Adopt A Road events. She loves her Matlacha Hooker sisters and the work we do to help our Greater Pine Island neighbors.