Jeannie Schiff received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Central Florida UCF (FTU) in 1977. She received a commission in the U.S. Air Force through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program at UCF and embarked on a career in military intelligence. On active duty, she obtained a master’s in public administration (MPA) from the University of Oklahoma. She retired from the Air Force in 1998, but continued her formal education, culminating in a PhD in Public Affairs from UCF in August 2010. She joined the University Club in 2004 and has chaired the Science, Health and Wellness Group since 2011. She previously served on the University Club Board as an at-large Director, the Vice President for Intellectual Activities, and Executive Vice President.


President Emeritus

Mark Cooper spent his formative years in Atlanta. He received a bachelor’s degree in government from Indiana University and his law degree from the University of Georgia. He practiced law in Orlando and Winter Park for forty-one years where he concentrated on business litigation, business law, and civil rights. Mark is a frequent speaker before the History Group on issues related to the law and civil rights. He and his wife Roberta have been members of the University Club since 2013.

Executive Vice President

Maria Delose was born and raised in Manchester, N. H. She attended Mount Saint Mary College where she received a bachelor degree in mathematics. Before moving to Florida with her family in 1986, she taught high school mathematics in the Manchester Public School System. Her career as an educator continued at Bishop Moore High School where she taught many different levels and courses in high school mathematics before her retirement in 2018. Since retiring she has been involved in a variety of community programs. Her passions involve gardening, cooking, music, and speaking different languages. At the University Club since 2019, she has enjoyed the classical music programs, social bridge groups, and especially the French Conversation Group where she currently serves as the facilitator. Maria previously served on the Board as Secretary.

Vice President Development


Sandy Rizzo was born in Charleston, South Carolina; while studying nursing in Minnesota she met her first husband who was in the Navy. They traveled to London and Cuba and had two children. While in London, she was treasurer of the European Navy Wives Club. She later married Joe Rizzo. For more than forty years in her real estate business function, she has managed monies. Her late father-in-law Joe was a club president, who, through his considerable music contacts, was able to bring many music programs to the University Club for members’ enjoyment. Sandy enjoys the Club and is happy to contribute. Sandy previously served on the Board as Assistant Treasurer.

Vice President Finance

Glen Winter was born and raised in a small town in northern New Jersey. He attended Bucknell University where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration, then went on to earn a master’s degree in accounting from Long Island University. For many years he worked in banking, then started a video projection business that provided services for large business meetings, concerts, and conventions. Ten years later, after a back injury, he returned to his accounting roots and became CFO of an electronics manufacturing company. Glen retired from that company in 2013 and has been an active member of the University Club since joining at that time. Glen has served on the Board as President and Treasurer.

Vice President House & Grounds

Bill McGuinness, and his wife Susan, joined the Club in 2021. He moved to Florida in 2019 and resides on N. Park Avenue, just one block from the Club. Bill grew up as an Army brat of a West Point Colonel, seeing the world. He attended the University of Virginia and works as a Civil Engineer and Senior Vice President at Skanska (an international construction/development giant) for the last fifty years, with assignments in Washington DC, Virginia, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Stockholm, etc., and now overseeing the $2.4 billion I-4 project in Orlando. Bill loves spending time with his wife and family, and enjoys traveling, history, cars, challenges, and of course Winter Park where he plans to retire in 2024.

Vice President Intellectual Activities

Edward Korry. Born in Paris, France, he has lived in several countries including Ethiopia, Chile, Egypt, and the UK, and also has visited more than seventy countries, giving him a global viewpoint. He attended Harrow in the UK and graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA and University of Cairo in Egypt with a MA. He also studied hospitality in Lausanne. He worked in the food and beverage industry at various corporate and independent hotels and restaurants and worked as F&B Director for the Practicum Properties of Johnson & Wales University until he became a fulltime academic where he taught for twenty-six years and created a new department focused on beverage education for culinary, hospitality, retail, and business students. He achieved a number of beverage certifications and served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Wine Educators for eight years before serving as President. Edward also served on other community centric boards including the French American School of Rhode Island. He moved permanently to Winter Park in 2019 after retiring. He has been very active in the many intellectual activities at the Club, and while serving as a Director on the Board, has been involved in the Public Relations Committee. This is Ed’s second year serving as VP Intellectual Activities.

Vice President Membership

Richard Oehmler was born in Bellevue, a suburb of Pittsburgh. He attended Harvard College, majoring in economics. After spending several years in military intelligence in Washington, D.C., he attended Harvard Business School. Richard worked as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company and later retired from J.C. Penney. A long-time resident of Huntington Bay, Long Island, he served for twelve years on the  Huntington School Board, including stints as President and Vice President. After retiring, he spent a number of years doing pro-bono management consulting for nonprofits. He and Jocelyn Amalong, a long-time Winter Park resident, married in 2012.

Co-Vice Presidents of Programs

A member of the Club since 2005, Diana Secor calls Pennsylvania her home state. She is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and worked for many years in Association and Real Estate Management. Diana has previously served as VP House and Grounds, Executive Vice President, and served a two-year term as President. She is currently Human Resources Chair and Chair of the Fiction Book Discussion group.

Sherry Levy, longtime Club member, has brought in many fantastic speakers over the years in her role as Chair of the History group. We are excited to see the lineup of speakers and entertainers she will be bring us for our 2024-2025 program year.


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Paul Breines earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brooklyn College and an MBA in International Business and Finance from NYU. He is the founder and retired CPA/Chartered Financial Consultant/CEO of Paul Stewart Associates, Inc. (PSA), a tax and financial planning organization headquartered in Princeton, NJ. Prior to establishing PSA he worked for Touche Ross (predecessor of Deloitte Touche) and was International Finance Manager of Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics for Johnson & Johnson. He has volunteered in teaching ESL to recent adult immigrants under the aegis of the Adult Literacy League, and reading to Pre-K students at the Winter Park Day Nursery under the Reading Pals program of The United Way. He previously served as VP Development.

Assistant Treasurer

Ann Sapp holds a BSBA degree from the University of Central Florida. She is a CPA with more than thirty years of experience in all areas of accounting and tax, having owned and operated a CPA firm with her late husband since the 1980s. Ann is an avid reader and enjoys both opera and musical theatre. She also paints and has participated in the members’ art exhibitions for the past two years.


Judy Burke was raised in the Chicago area. She received her bachelors degree in education from Northwestern University and her masters in Internal Business from Loyola University. She taught French for two years, then changed to the business community, working for a public accounting firm and nonprofit in Chicago before moving to Florida with her husband in 1975. She worked for an international association for forty years, which gave her the opportunity to visit more than thirty countries and meet people from around the world. She also served as interim executive director of the Canadian branch for two years, alternating her time between Ottawa and Lake Mary. She has two children, in Boston and Key West, and one grandchild.


Steve Bertha was born in Budapest, Hungary, but grew up in Venezuela. In 1963, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Chemistry, then attended Florida State University where, in 1967, he graduated with a PhD in Chemistry. He worked as a research chemist at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware and for thirty-one years, managed the inventions of Yale University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He founded the Chemistry Department of Simon Bolivar University in Caracas, Venezuela and later served as director of the University-based Industrial Research Institute. He has traveled extensively worldwide, including Hungary and its surrounding neighbors, and has written a partial biography so that his children and grandchildren will know about their origins. He has been an active member of the University Club since joining in 2015. He cochairs the Foreign Affairs Group, is a member of the Spanish-Speaking Group, has served on the Board as a Director, and is the current Chair of the Public Relations committee.


Michael Kakos was born in the Bronx, New York City. He graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. in Chemistry. Later he received an M.S. in Chemistry from Niagara University and an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Steven’s Institute in Hoboken, New Jersey. He serves as a trustee on the local Polasek Museum and Bach Festival Society Boards. Michael was employed in technical positions at firms in metals and ceramics before settling into engineering plastics at Celanese Corp. Eventually he moved into marketing and management assignments with the firm in London, England where he worked and lived for 46 years. He started and developed a plastic distribution business in London and married Aimee from Western Pennsylvania soon after. They retired after the sale of their business to Winter Park in 2000 but retained their summer London home until 2021. He and Aimee have been life members of the University Club since 2002.


Paul Mandelkern grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and Tallahassee. He graduated from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a minor in history. He received his law degree from Duke University and a masters of law in taxation from the University of Florida. He practiced law in Orlando for 41 years concentrating on business law and mergers and acquisitions with a focus on representing healthcare providers such as hospitals and large physician practices. Paul has served on the boards of several community organizations and on Winter Park city advisory boards. He is currently the chairperson of the City of Winter Park Code Compliance Board. He has been a member of the University Club since 2017 and is married to Club member Holly Mandelkern.