Current Officers

2015-2016 - Sue Tyson-Parker President

Sue Tyson-Parker - Originally from a small town in West Virginia, Sue attended Marshall University and West Virginia State College where she studied behavioral psychology. After a career in child foster care, she moved to Florida and started a very successful career in the jewelry industry by working for large retail stores. She also worked in jewelry manufacturing and buying, and achieved several Gemological certifications in diamonds, colored stones and pearls while traveling throughout the eastern U.S. and Canada conducting product knowledge and sales training seminars. After moving to Brevard County in 2000, Sue started an advertising career with FLORIDA TODAY newspaper and became involved in the community. She has been recognized and honored by various organizations for her contributions to the community. She has served as President of the Indialantic Rotary Club from 2010 to 2011, and was the first woman in Brevard County to graduate from the Rotary Leadership Institute. Sue has served as president of both Brevard County ABWA leagues and is founder of the ABWA Space Coast Women Express Network. She was recognized by both leagues as the Woman of the Year and was also selected several years as the Top Ten candidate representing each league. An ABWA member since 2000, Sue has served on several ABWA National committees, including the National Officer Nominating Committee and the Ways & Means Committee at two National conferences. Sue currently serves as President and Program Chair for ABWA Oceanside Charter Chapter. Sue resides in Melbourne Beach, where she and her husband, Phillip Parker run a small pet sitting business from their home and spend time with their rescued boxer, Max .

2016-2017 - Sheryl Olguin Vice-President

Sheryl, a member of Oceanside Charter Chapter since February 2013, has achieved international acclaim as a singer and songwriter, and has survived non-hodgkins lymphoma cancer.

The talented, Sheryl Paige blends folk, blues, rock and adult contemporary styles like a good chef blends international cuisines.  Her vocals range from gentle soothing folk to powerful blues. Sheryl's music career spans 30 years, 4 record labels (including her own), and airplay from Japan to the United Kingdom.

As a business woman, Sheryl is Director of Operations at Naviscent where she has successfully managed major engagements for clients such as DHL, MTV, Disney, NBC-Universal, Warner Brothers, Cisco/WebEx, University of Phoenix, Johnson & Johnson, and other name brands across a number of verticals. Her background includes extensive experience in Information Technology (IT) and business management with key emphasis on User Experience Research & Design, Web and Mobile Applications, Enterprise Software, Internet, Interactive Digital Television, audio and video production.

2016-2017 - Cindy Schmitt Secretary

National speaker and trainer, Cindy Schmitt, has over 20 years of experience in the fields of training, performance management and process improvement. Her experience includes motivational speaking, performance management training, and process improvement consulting for schools, non-profit organizations, businesses and governmental agencies across the United States.

Cindy holds a Bachelor's of Professional Studies from Barry University and a Master's in Computer Information Systems from Florida Tech. Cindy has served on numerous boards and committees at local, state, and national levels. Cindy Schmitt's realistic, upbeat, and systematic approach has earned her recognition as a leader in her field. Two such honors include Air Force Space Command Training Director of the Year, and the Air Force Professional Performer Award given to the top 5%.

Currently, Cindy is the Senior Director of Continuing Education programs at Florida Institute of Technology, which includes the Applied Behavior Analysis Professional Development Program that is offered live and through distance learning. She is currently involved in research involving instructional technology in the online learning environment. Her passion is discovering and experimenting with new learning technologies.

Cindy has been a member of Oceanside Charter Chapter since February 2015.

2016-2017 - Catherine Alexander Treasurer

In 2013, Catherine Alexander founded Alexander Consulting, a firm dedicated to guiding teams to excellence. She is a certified member of the Project Management Institute and utilizes industrial engineering techniques to improve processes and increase profits.  In addition, she has extensive experience in strategic planning and developing winning proposals.Ms. Alexander served as the Project Manager for the NASA Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center. In this role she provided leadership, technical management and team development for the LSP Engineering Services Contract from 2003 through 2012.  Previous assignments with NASA included the Staff Office Lead in the Joint Performance Management Office providing analytical skills, communications management and customer service metrics for base services totaling over $300 million annually. Catherine retired from NASA after 33 years of service in 2013.Ms. Alexander is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, and Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL with a Masters of Business Administration.  She also attended the Pennsylvania State University on a NASA Fellowship for Leadership Development.  While at NASA, she was awarded a Silver Snoopy Award, numerous Distinguished Performance Awards, a NASA Certificate of Commendation and the KSC Director’s Gold Dollar Award in 2003 and 2004.Catherine is a resident of Merritt Island and is active in her community through membership in several women’s support groups, including the Women’s Center Guild and the Brevard Cultural Alliance and Dance Arts Centre, a non-profit dance school in Indian Harbour Beach. Her interests include classical ballet, gardening, and actively promoting better mass transit options within Brevard County. Catherine has been a member of Oceanside Charter Chapter since May 2015.


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