Board of Directors
Tess Gilbert - President
Tess Gilbert is a pharmaceutical industry subject matter expert with over 17 years of experience in clinical planning, protocol and study development and execution, and clinical development consulting. She holds a master’s degree in the psychology of organizational development and has a passion for effective change management. After beginning her clinical research career as a research technician at IU School of Medicine, Riley Children’s Hospital, Autism Clinic, Tess joined Eli Lilly and Company as a Clinical Development Associate. While at Lilly, Tess enjoyed several roles in various therapeutic areas, including neuroscience, diabetes, oncology, bone-muscle-joint, and auto immune disorders. She also led teams through the protocol design and operational feasibility processes as both a Clinical Trial Project Manager and as a Clinical Development Consultant on the Lilly Design team. At IQVIA, Tess shared her knowledge and experience in clinical drug development, organizational change management, and the CTOS Technology Suite, with potential and existing customers through thought leadership, training, and demonstrations. She is currently a Senior Project Manager at Covance, a subsidiary of LabCorp, consulting and advising the growing Project Management organization while managing clinical trials in the Clinical Pharmacology space.
On a personal note, Tess became involved in the Fort Wayne Ice Skating Club through her daughter, Jordyn, an aspiring competitive figure skater. Tess has a passion for developing and supporting club skaters. Her goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for all of our club skaters in a positive and supportive environment. Though not a figure skater herself, Tess enjoys getting on the ice from time to time and appreciates the hard work, determination, and skill that goes into the sport of figure skating. Outside the rink, Tess enjoys travel, hiking, photography, and reading great books.
Theresa Overy - Vice President
I am Theresa Overy and am currently the VP and membership chair of the FWISC. I have been a member of the club for many years now and a board member for about 5 years. I have represented the club as a delegate at both Tri-State Council and National Governing Council for 3 years. I am a LTS coach and currently am serving as the Logistics Manager of our Theatre on Ice teams. I am also an adult skater and have participated in many competitions throughout the years, including Adult Sectionals.
I have been married to my wonderful husband, Doug for 34 years and have great 4 sons, 1 sweet daughter-in-law and an adorable granddaughter. I am an RN and am an adjunct faculty member at Ivy Tech currently teaching in their Medical Assisting program. Besides skating and of course, spending time with my family, I enjoy many other activities including: kayaking, traveling, playing the flute in 2 community bands, fiber arts (spinning (wool for yarn), knitting, etc.) and being involved in our church.
Chanchai Hocharoen - Treasurer
A former FWISC Vice President. Has been on the FWISC Board since 2013.
Kelly Parrot - Secretary
Angela Zimmerman - SafeSport Compliance Director
After months of watching her son’s love of skating grow, Angela joined the FWISC board to support and serve the club making such a difference in their lives. She works as a Performance Improvement Specialist in Strategy and Business Development for Parkview Health System. Angela also serves as Youth Leader and Youth Ministries Board Member at Faith Baptist Church. Her greatest blessings come from her beautiful, blended family as wife, mom/step-mom to 5, and grandma to 9.
Zarifa Nazarova - Director
Originally, I am from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 2000, I got my bachelors degree from the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies and worked as a translator for the Japanese company in Uzbekistan. In 2002, I immigrated to the US with my husband and one year old son. Subsequently, I fell in love with this country and never went back. Throughout the past two decades I have lived in 5 different states and have had two more children. My favorite hobby is dancing, as it keeps me healthy. In 2014, I took my love for dancing and became a Zumba instructor at the Parkview YMCA. In 2017, I received my Master's degree from the Indiana University School of Social Work with specialties in mental health and addiction counseling. Currently, I work as a Behavioral Health Care Provider at the Bowen Center.
Rebecca Posner - Director
Lisa Surack - Director
Native of Fort Wayne, I have three children. Tyler (27) and Sarah, Cameron (25) and Adderly (13). I just became a Grandma to a beautiful Granddaughter. Adderly has been skating since she was 6. Her passion began when she was invited to a birthday party at the rink and has been skating ever since. She loves skating, the friendships she’s developed and has acquired many life skills through her lessons.
Emma Wang - Director
I have been living in Fort Wayne for over 13 years, with my husband Yihao and two children Andy and Angela. Andy started to get on ice with his friend when he was five and now skating is an important part of his life. My family enjoys spending time together in concerts, movies, books, hiking, travaling, etc.
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