The board welcomed three new directors, Michael DiTerlizzi, Dr. Cheryl Jordan and James A. Knister.
Michael DiTerlizzi is a former Martin County Commissioner and was recently elected to a four-year term as the District 5 representative to the Martin County School Board. He is also Vice President of the Palm City Chamber of Commerce. He is a former Director of the United Way of Martin County, a former Community Board Member of the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County, a member of the Big Heart Brigade and former Chairman and Board Member of Florida Arts and Dance. His family has operated Highway Tire and Auto in Palm City since 1990. Mike and his wife Jodi reside in Palm City and have three children.
Dr. Cheryl Jordan was born in Texas but she claims Florida as home. Cheryl opened the first concierge medicine practice in Stuart. Her husband, Steve, is an orthopaedic surgeon in Stuart. Cheryl served in the Army and while on active duty was able to gain more experience in four years that some doctors experience in a lifetime.
James A. Knister has been a resident of Harbour Ridge sine 1997. Before retirement in 2004, Jim enjoyed a 32-year career at Donnelly Corporation in Holland, MI., were he was CFO and Sr. Vice President. In 1999, he co-founded XR Ventures, a venture fund focusing on early stage technology companies. He is the past Chairman of the Vision Group, PLC (Scotland), OSD Envizion (CA), ILIXCO, Inc. (CA), Donnelly Optics Corporation (AZ), and Information Products, Inc. (MI) and has served as a director of numerous other companies.
The Library Foundation of Martin County, founded in 1992, provides enhancements to the Martin County Library System by funding special library projects and capital improvements. Donations support cultural and educational programming and provide new technology and materials for the collection. In 2010 the Library System ranked first in the State of Florida in library visits per capita.
Membership levels begin at $35 for an individual. For more information please contact the Foundation office at 772-221-1409 or the website at www.LibraryFoundationMC.org.