Cynthia Jones: President
Cyndy Jones enjoyed a career of teaching for thirty-three years. She began her career teaching in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. After receiving her Masters Degree in Reading Education from the College of New Rochelle, she became a Reading Specialist in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District in Northern Westchester, New York. Her love for teaching directed her into researching reading assessment. With this expertise, Cyndy has presented workshops and seminars on the national, state and local levels.
She is also the co-author of Developing Standards from a Performance Task, THE HANDBOOK OF LITERACY ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION, Christopher-Gordon Publishers.
Michael Procek: Vice President
Michael Procek was born and raised in Connecticut. A graduate of The Loomis School, he went on to receive a BS Mathematics degree from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester MA and an MBA from Golden Gate University in San Francisco CA. While serving in the US Air Force, Mike completed the Air Force Institute of Technology Education with Industry Program and the Air Command and Staff College, and retired as a Lt Colonel after a successful 22 year flying career. He then transitioned to an equally challenging career as a Subcontract Manager and then Contract Manager for a major defense contractor before retiring to Cape Cod.
Mike is no stranger to non-profit and charitable volunteer work. He was President of the Nashua NH chapter of the National Exchange Club of America, a national service organization with primary focus on youth programs, and served on the Board of Directors for the first NH Child and Family Services Child Abuse Prevention Center during its initial funding, start-up and operation. Mike has supported HIT since its inception, working on the annual blood drives and the Fall Galas. In his spare time he “works” part time for TowBoat US Falmouth and was recognized in 2010 by the US Coast Guard for his rescue of an adrift swimmer in Nantucket Sound.
William Zammer, Jr.: Treasurer
One of Cape Cod’s best-known businessmen and philanthropists, Bill has served with distinction on many Cape and regional boards and organizations. Among them are Cape Cod Community College, where he is a trustee and along with his wife, Linda, started the Linda and William Zammer Hospitality Institute; Cape Cod Healthcare, where he is chairman of the board of directors; Upper Cape Regional Technical High School, were he is on the advisory board; and the A. Ray Tye Medical Foundation, where he is a director. Bill is also a past board chairman of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. Among the many awards he and his wife have received for their leadership and philanthropy are the Joshua A. Nickerson Society Award in 2012 and Cape Cod’s Outstanding Philanthropists of the Year award in 2005. A native of Norristown, PA, Bill has owned Cape Cod Restaurants, Inc. for the past 30 years, and served as president and CEO of Seilers/Sodexo Company. He was inducted into the Massachusetts Hospitality Hall of Fame in 2003. Bill received a BA in Business Administration and MBA from Northeastern University and lives in Mashpee. He has three children and eight grandchildren.
Jill Blanchard: Secretary
A graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, MA, Jill Blanchard focused on Post Traumatic Studies before earning a master’s degree in Education from St. Mary’s College in Minnesota. Her father served in the U.S. Coast Guard and many of her family served in either the Army or Marine Corps, which is how Jill’s passion to assist members of the military and their families began. Her current work focuses on employment recruiting, where she can follow that passion. Jill has also been a dedicated volunteer to several organizations, including HIT, and received the Grace Snow Community Service Hero Award in 2015. Jill was also a team captain for the 2017 Ruck4HIT relay.
Kenneth Jones: Director
Kenneth Jones is Eric Jones’s father. He is a retired marketing executive with over 30 years experience in consumer package goods marketing. Raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, Ken attended Northeastern University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 1970. In 1972, he was awarded a Masters Degree in Food Science & Technology from MIT, and in 1974 he received an MBA degree in Marketing from Cornell University.
Ken began his career in consumer marketing in Westchester County, New York in 1974 at the General Foods Corporation, moving to Lever Brothers in 1978 and to the L&F Division of Sterling Drug in 1980. In 1984, he moved to American Home Products, and returned to L&F in 1987. L&F was acquired by Eastman Kodak, and later by Reckett & Coleman, which ultimately became Reckitt Benckiser. Ken assumed positions of increasing responsibility in marketing of well-known household and food products including Category Director, and Vice President of Sales & Marketing for the Warehouse Club class of trade. After retiring in 2004, he moved from Pound Ridge, New York to Mashpee, Massachusetts where he now resides with his wife, Cyndy.
David Nunheimer, Esq.: Director
David’s practice focuses on the legal aspects of trust, estate, small business and retirement planning, and asset protection. He believes in the team approach to planning and works extensively with other financial professionals. David spends a considerable amount of time with clients to learn about them, their families, business interests and concerns. He then educates them about their planning options to achieve the best possible plan. Yearly reviews with the clients assure that the plan continues to fit the clients objectives.
Mr. Nunheimer is admitted to practice in Arizona and Massachusetts. He is a member of the National Network of Estate planning Attorneys; Wealth Counsel, LLC, the Maricopa County Bar Association and its Estate Planning and Probate section, and frequently lectures to groups about estate and small business planning.
A native of Massachusetts, Gen. Kimo Schiavi entered the U.S. Air Force in 1983 after earning his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Holy Cross College. A veteran of Operation Desert Storm with three tours to Southwest Asia, he earned almost two dozen major awards and decorations—including the Legion of Merit—before retiring from the Air Force and Massachusetts Air National Guard in 2013. At the time of his retirement, he was assigned to the Joint Force Headquarters of the Massachusetts National Guard, serving as the first executive director of the Massachusetts Military Reservation. From 2013 to 2017, he served as Town Manager and Police Commissioner for the Town of Ashland, and is now executive vice president for Patriot Spirits, Inc. on Cape Cod.
Philip A. “Tony” Dingmann, M.D.: Director
While in medical school at the University of North Dakota, Dr. Tony Dingmann joined the U.S. Army National Guard, and then went on to subspecialize in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Brown University. By the end of his 26-year military career, he had achieved the rank of Colonel in the Massachusetts Army National Guard. During this time, he served as a psychiatrist to National Guard members, as well as to active-duty military personnel during three deployments to Iraq. Tony has served as the medical director and treating psychiatrist at Child & Family Services and at the Cape & Islands Department of Mental Health, and has maintained a private outpatient clinic for children and adolescents for many years. He works with veterans through the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center as a treating psychiatrist and is an Associate Chief of Psychiatry for the Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Middletown, RI and Hyannis and New Bedford, MA.
Mary LeClair: Director
A former Barnstable County Commissioner and County Treasurer, Mary LeClair also served on the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission. She began her career on Cape Cod with Barnstable County National Bank, where she was assistant vice president and Mashpee branch manager. Mary has been a member of many local boards, serving on Gosnold of Cape Cod’s Board of Directors for 27 years, and is involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and WellStrong, among other organizations. She has also served as president of the Sons of Italy. Mary, who has two daughters and four grandchildren, lives in Mashpee. Combining her vast community experiences and her dedication to our service men and women, Mary continues to bring ideas to HIT.
Dr. Alycia Markowski: Director
Dr. Alycia Markowski is a certified orthopedic specialist and fellow of the American Academy of Manual Physical Therapists who earned her BSPT and DPT at Northeastern University and a Masters in Manipulative Physiotherapy from the University of Queensland in Australia. She is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences at Northeastern University and on the faculty for Evidence in Motion. Alycia has served veterans for many years as a physical therapist and cofounded a program to support and prepare local veterans to participate in the annual National Disabled Veterans Winter Sport Clinic in Aspen, CO. She also supports HIT as the medical care coordinator for Ruck4HIT.