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

Mike Latham

Vice- President

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

Tom English

Board 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

Patty Delaney

Board Member

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

Angela Ratter

Board Member

Angela is a program specialist at Student Services for Lake County Schools. She is chair of the Scholarship Committee

JoAnn 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.


Nancy Srodes


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


Richard Chapman

Board Member

Richard Chapman has lived in Clermont for 12 years and works for ACH of America as a Risk Management Consultant. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club   MORE

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Mike Mitchell

Board Member

Mike Mitchell is an entrepreneur and owner of Overhead Films, a video production company based in South Lake County which he founded on his 20-plus years experience   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. 


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


Kathryn Deen

Board Member

Kathryn Deen is an award-winning communications specialist with recognition from the Inland Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists, Florida Press.  MORE

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