Meet The Board

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 on 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.