OceanView Community Association 

Please check out the director nominees on the "Meet The Board" tab . Please note that all nominees are eligible to be on the board.

Serving the community with a wide range of activites and services.
Meet The Board

(see below the 2019 nominees)

Dave Anderson
President

Suzanne Reiter
Vice President

Originally from Connecticut, Dave moved to the Big Island in 2007. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 22 years in the submarine service. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Chaminade  University. He subsequently worked 13 years as a civilian contractor, and 9 years as a builder and remodeler in Connecticut. Fortunate for OCVCA he has become a volunteer and applied his skills and experience in performing  building maintenance for the Community Center.  His volunteer efforts have also included cooking for pancake breakfasts, chief cook for several Thanksgiving dinners. Dave was elected as a 2016 Board Director, and on October 13, 2018 accepted the position of President. His hobbies include woodworking and fixing just about anything broken.
Suzanne is originally from Minnesota and moved to Ocean View from Texas in 2018, primarily to be close to her daughter. She has been an OVCA member since 2018 and has volunteered at the pancake breakfast, rummage sale, prepares the newsletter, and works the front desk of the community center two days a week. She is a retired legal secretary/assistant, with over 30 years of experience in the field. She has attended two years of college Tarrant County Junior College in Fort Worth, Texas.  Suzanne has one child, a daughter, who lives in Fern Acres.  She enjoys walking, reading, dancing, volunteering, movies, and visiting with her daughter.

Ron Gall
Secretary

Paulette Frerich
Treasurer

Ron was born and raised in Oregon. He moved to the Big Island in 2003. Ron received a BA degree from Oregon College of Education. Retired now, his career spans Law Enforcement, Court Offices,  Owner/Operator of Construction & Manufacturing Company,  and Co-founder of Clatsop Community Action. He became a volunteer, and still is, of the  Hawaii International HOPE Foundation. In March of 2015 he became an  OVCA volunteer and was elected to the position of OVCA President for 2017. Ron is married to Karen and they have 5 children, 6 grandchildren. His hobbies include golf, music, home renovations, playing cards, relaxing at the beach.
Born in Florida, Paulette moved around a lot as a Navy brat. In 1985 she decided it was time to put down roots so came to the Big Island. Working as a bookkeeper and executive assistant in 1993, she then opened her first business and is now the owner and operator of three corporations. As an OVCA volunteer she was elected to the position of Treasurer for the year 2017. Paulette has 4 children, 10 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Her hobbies include working with animals where she runs a "no kill" sanctuary locally. Additionally, she is an avid reader and enjoys gardening.

Barbara Lewis
Director

In 1984, Barbara moved  to the Big Island, where she studied elementary education at UH-Hilo for two years. She was a substitute teacher for 2 years, but  in 1988 took the position as Administrative Assistant to the President of MacFarms. In 1992, she went to work for Cyanotec at NELHA  working financial, personnel, and secretarial assignments until her retirement in 2011. She also served as an OVCA office volunteer and is currently a volunteer driver  for the VA’s Disabled American Veterans van. Her hobbies include socializing with friends, gardening, and walking.

Your 2019 Board of Director Nominees

Please remember to vote for your team before December  19th. Also note that all nominees are eligible to be on the board.

Anderson, Dave
Dave retired from the U.S. Navy after twenty-two years in the submarine service. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Chaminade University while on active duty.  He worked thirteen years as a civilian contractor supporting Naval Sea Systems Command in their efforts to procure the Trident submarine training facility in Kings Bay Georgia as well as upgrades to Command and Control systems for the Trident submarines.  Dave also worked as a builder/remodeler in Connecticut for nine years prior to becoming a Hawaii resident.
Since 2015, he used his submarine systems experience and building experience to bear while performing volunteer work and building maintenance at OVCC.  He has cooked pancake breakfasts and has been the head cook for several OVCA Thanksgiving dinners.  He rebuilt the diesel generator shed, repaired the generator and wrote procedures to operate the generator. Dave prepped and patched over 100 holes in the roof and provided TLC to almost every room in the community center.
Bailey, Gary C.
Gary grew up in upstate NY and attended two years of community college after high school.  He served in the Army during Viet Nam war and has a BA degree in biology from SUNY at Potsdam, NY and an MS in fisheries from University of Idaho.  Gary worked ten years at Washington State University as temporary faculty in Civil and Environmental Engineering; thirty years at Washington State Dept of Ecology as an Environmental Scientist working on water pollution; and retired in 2012.  Gary is married to Diane who is an RN and pediatric nurse practitioner. They have 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
Gall, Ron
Ron was born and raised in Oregon and moved to the Big Island after retiring in 2003. He has a BA from Oregon College of Education (nka WOSU) and post grad studies in Business and Accounting. He has varied work experience as a State Police Officer (1970-1977); Owner/Operator of a construction & manufacturing company (1977-1982); Parole & Probation Officer (1982-1985); Circuit Court Operations Supervisor (1985-2003); and current business owner.  Ron’s volunteer experience includes Clatsop Community Action board, a board member and officer for Hawaii International HOPE Foundation for over ten years, OVCA volunteer since March 2015 and OVCA board officer (2016-2018).  Ron and his wife, Karen, moved to Ocean View in 2011.  Karen is a retired legal assistant.  Together they have five grown children and six grandchildren. Their hobbies include gardening, golf, music, home renovations, playing cards and relaxing at the beach.
Chace, Timothy E.
Tim was born in 1956 and graduated from Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, Alaska.  He worked under a construction contractor after high school and built three homes for himself and another with his father-in-law.  He has broad training & experience in construction & highway maintenance; custodial and maintenance at public schools & state facilities like the Alaska Veterans & Pioneers Home.  He worked for Alaska DOT in asphalt maintenance & equipment operating and has experience maintaining air handler units, sump pumps, potable water systems, safety training and purchasing.  Tim and his wife, Annette, moved to Ocean View in 2016.  They have six children and sixteen grandchildren in Alaska. Tim is currently the pastor of the Lamb of God Baptist Church in Ocean View. He enjoys building, plumbing and electrical work.

Reiter, Suzanne
Suzanne is originally from Minnesota and moved to Ocean View from Texas in 2018, primarily to be close to her daughter.  She has been an OVCA member since 2018 and volunteers at the front desk of the community center two days a week and prepares the OVCA newsletter.  She has also volunteered at the pancake breakfast and rummage sale.  She is a retired legal secretary/assistant, with over 30 years of experience in the field.  She attended two years of college at Tarrant County Junior College in Fort Worth, Texas.  Suzanne has one child, a daughter, who lives in Fern Acres.  She enjoys walking, reading, dancing, volunteering, movies, and visiting with her daughter.
Lewis, Barbara
In 1984, Barbara followed her parents to the Big Island.  She studied elementary education at UH Hilo for two years and subbed in local schools for two years.  In 1988 she was hired as an Administrative Assistant for then President Rick Vidgen at MacFarms. In 1992, she worked for Cyanotec at NELHA doing accounts receivable, payroll and employee relations, along with the employee newsletter and secretary of the Safety Committee until she retired in 2011.  She has been a volunteer driver for the VA’s Disabled American Veterans van for seven years.  She also volunteers in the OVCA office and has been an OVCA Director and Officer. She enjoys getting together with friends, pulling weeds (ha ha) and walking.