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Rosie Donnelly

Rosie Donnelly, Chairwoman

Rosemary Donnelly is a Reserve Portfolio Manager for Southern Wine and Spirits. Prior to working for Southern Wine she worked for the Florida Keys Restaurant Management group, as the General Manager for several restaurants in the Keys. Rosemary and her husband moved to Key Largo from Banff Alberta Canada in 1996, where they both were in the Hospitality Industry. Rosemary and her husband Buck, own a global spice company. They also produce a Key’s cooking show, airing on local television. Rosemary was born and raised in Ontario Canada and is a graduate of Lakehead University, with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a certified sommelier and a certified Spirits Specialist. Both of her children were introduced to Montessori school programs at a very young age, and have found TVM to be a perfect fit to further their academics.

Frederick Matthews

Frederick Matthews, Finance Committee

Frederick Matthews moved to the upper Florida Keys in 2013 from Miami, after purchasing what was originally intended to be a weekend home in Key Largo. When a new acquaintance told him about the quality public school system here, he and his wife Carina did their research, and made the decision to move to the Keys to raise their three children. Prior to moving to the Keys, Frederick had a twenty-year career in the medical device field, working in both Fortune 100 companies and small medical device start-ups. He led sales and market development organizations in the United States, Asia-Pacific, and Latin American regions (he speaks fluent Spanish). He’s also owned and managed a small medical device distributorship, which he sold to a division of Johnson & Johnson in 2009. Frederick earned his BA from Westminster College, and MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. Today, Frederick is pursuing his long-time interest in real estate development and sales. He is a full time, licensed real estate agent, and he holds a Florida certified residential contractor license. Frederick and Carina own Flying Fish® Real Estate, a real estate development company based in Key Largo. When not scouting for property deals and selling real estate, Frederick can be found underwater looking for spiny lobster, lionfish, and stone crabs, towing the kids behind the boat on a tube, tinkering with his old diesel pickup, and volunteering as a mentor with Take Stock in Children® at Coral Shores High School. Frederick’s three children have all attended TVM. One graduated, and is now attending Coral Shores High School, while the younger two remain enrolled at the school. Frederick serves on the TVM Board in the role of Chair of the Finance Committee, and he is active in the Facilities Committee. He encourages you to take part in your children’s education at TVM, to volunteer at the school when you can, and to attend the Board Meetings. Feel free to contact Frederick at [email protected].

Maureen McDonough

Maureen McDonough, SAC Committee

Maureen McDonough brings to the TVM Board of Directors 31 years of experience as teacher, professor, and administrator in educational settings ranging through middle school, high school, undergraduate and graduate levels. She is a professor emerita at the Community College of Baltimore County where she worked for 21 years, retiring as Director of Teacher Education. During that time, she served in a variety of leadership positions in professional educational organizations, including the presidency of the Maryland Association of Teacher Educators (MATE). She holds a B.A. from Syracuse University, a M.Ed. from Boston University, and a Ph.D in Educational Policy and Leadership from the University of Maryland.

She is married to a retired Army officer, with whom she raised three children while moving to various posts throughout the U.S. and Europe. During those years, Dr. McDonough served as room mother, PTO President, school newsletter editor, and t-ball coach. The McDonoughs have six grandchildren, two of whom attend TVM and are thriving in the challenging and supportive environment the school provides.

Dr. McDonough currently serves as Chair of the TVM School Advisory Committee (SAC).

Michelle J. Kane

Michelle J. Kane, Vice Chairwoman

Michelle J. Kane, a native of Toronto Canada moved to South Florida in 2003 at the age of 22. She studied at Florida Atlantic University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree cum laude in Multimedia Journalism and received a minor in Political Science. She decided to attend law school soon thereafter at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law School where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 2009. In her first year of law school, Michelle traveled with her class to New Orleans, Louisiana to aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She worked with the American Corp of Engineers at a local organization called Common Ground to assist with significant housing and condemnation issues by displaced residents in the 9th ward. This moving experience has given her a passion for grassroots outreach efforts in differing communities. Michelle has been a commercial litigator in Florida for 8 years and is now a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and County Mediator. Michelle is currently accepting new clients in the areas of family law, personal injury, property insurance claims and immigration. She moved to the Upper Keys with her family at the end of 2016 and opened her law practice recently in Islamorada at 880101 Overseas Highway, Islamorada FL 33036. She has twin girls that are three years old who soon will be calling themselves Sea dragons! Michelle serves as a legal liaison to the Board and is part of the HR and Compliance team.

AJ Engelmeyer

AJ Engelmeyer

A.J. Engelmeyer has been the Director of Public Works & Wastewater for Islamorada, Village of Islands
since February 2016. Prior to working for Islamorada, he worked as Project Engineer and Project
Estimator for Dragados USA completing large DOT roadway and bridge construction projects. He has his
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in Project Management and Structures from
Florida International University. He is a long time native of the Keys and a graduate of Coral Shores
High School. He and his lovely wife Evie have three kids, two daughters, and one son, that each attend
TVM. A.J. serves on the Board and is the Facilities Committee Chair.

Pat Witchel

Pat Witchel, Secretary

Patricia Witchel is retired from a career adjusting and supervising insurance claims, both on the primary and reinsurance sides. She holds the professional designations CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) and Are (Associate in Reinsurance). She hails from the suburban Philadelphia area and holds a BA in Psychology from Drew University. Pat became a New Yorker after meeting her future husband, Milton, a trial attorney, in court in 1983. They bought their Islamorada condo in 1985 and enjoyed many holidays there before becoming snowbirds in 2012. After Milton passed in 2018, Pat became a full-time Florida resident. She enjoys working with children and is a mentor for the Take Stock In Children program. She is a volunteer docent with the Keys History and Discovery Center, plays bells with the Burton Methodist choir, arranges hospitality for the Fl. Keys Concert Association, and is a long term member of her Condo Board.