Meet The 2019 Board


Ron Gall
President

Gary Bailey
Vice President

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.
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.

Suzanne Reiter
Treasurer

Annete  Chace
Secretary

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.

Barbara Lewis
Director

Dave Anderson
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.
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, filled in as President during 2018, and returned as a Director in 2019 accepted the position of President. His hobbies include woodworking and fixing just about anything broken.