Our board of directors are volunteer members who bring a wide range of expertise, skill sets and passion to help guide Project Scholar's mission and long-term plans. They help to protect the organization's assets, enhance its public standing, maintain legal integrity and assess its own performance.  


Paul Rountree


Paul Rountree is a native Floridian, growing up in the Tampa Bay area.  He served as an Aviation Specialist in the Army and was named “Soldier of the Year” for the HHC of      MORE


Nancy Srodes


Nancy Srodes is a relationship and results-driven Operations, Human Resource and Administrative leader with experience in nonprofit and for-profit sectors. MORE


Tom English

Board Member Emertitus

Tom English has been a Project Scholars/Pig on the Pond board member since 2008. Born in rural NJ, Tom attended Barry University in Miami as an adult night.  MORE

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Anita Geraci-Carver

Board Member

Anita was raised in Groveland before attending college and law school at the University of Miami. She is an active supporter of the arts and education in south Lake County. 

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Michael Mitchell

Board Member

Michael Mitchell is an award-winning videographer and founder of Overhead Films. He has more than 20 years' experience in video production, photography and audio/visual editing.

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Sean Parks

Board Member

Sean Parks is Chair of the Lake County Commissioner, representing south Lake County. He operates a small business and writes for "Lake Business" magazine. He and his wife, Ivy, are active in the community.


Mike Latham

Vice President

Mike Latham is president of GatorSktch Corp. He has been the Vice President of he Clermont Downtown Partnership and is active in the community, especially educational projects. MORE


Don Rose


Don Rose, now retired, was previously Director of Finance at Comtech Systems, Inc. in Orlando.  He is a member of First United Methodist Church of Clermont      MORE

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Lisa Busto

Board Member

Lisa Busto is the Director of Community Engagement at the National Entrepreneur Center in Orlando and also serves as the Communications Coordinator at First United Methodist Church of Clermont   MORE

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Patty Delaney

Board Member

Patty is an administrative assistant at Pinecrest Lakes Academy in Minneola.

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Jo Ann Jones, Ph. D.

Board Member

JoAnn Jones has been a Lake County resident since 1986 and is a lifelong educator. She has a doctorate in educational leadership and is involved in several community nonprofits.

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Justin Nichols

Board Member

Justin Nichols assists with marketing for the Chick-fil-A franchises in Clermont.


Jill Swidler

Board Member

Jill Swidler is a 20-year resident of Clermont and has attended almost every Pig on the Pond Community Festival in that time. She joined Project Scholars as a     MORE