Osceola Council On Aging Staff
Beverly Hougland - Chief Executive Officer
Beverly Hougland has been with the Osceola Council On Aging for 23 years, first as a Program Director and then as Executive Director since 1979. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Eastern Kentucky University. In 1998, Beverly received the Osceola County Distinguished Leader Award. Her professional associations include Florida Council On Aging, Local Board of Federal Emergency Management Agency, YMCA and the American Cancer Society. She currently is a member of The Governor´s Commission on Volunteerism & Community Service. Beverly has been instrumental in Osceola Council on Aging´s many awards including a Special Judges Award from Walt Disney World Company for services to seniors and the Golden Apple Award from the National Association of Nutrition Aging Service Providers. She is also a member of the Rotary Club of Kissimmee West.
Connie Benca - Chief Financial Officer
Connie has been affiliated with the Council on Aging since 1998, first as a Board Member and Chair of the Finance Committee. She joined the COA as a staff member in 2001 and is currently the Chief Financial Officer. She attended the American Banking Institute at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. She is a graduate of Leadership Osceola, class of 1999. Her professional associations include Florida Council on Aging, member of the Kissimmee West Rotary Club where she has served as President, Treasurer and Membership Chair. Connie has served as Treasurer and Chairwomen of the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce and continues to sit on the Board of Directors at the Chamber. She is a member of Osceola County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee and a member of the St. Cloud Regional Medical Center Women’s Advisory Council.
Carmen Carrasquillo - Chief Operations Officer
Carmen has been affiliated with the Council On Aging since 1992, first as a volunteer then as a board member. She attended Baruch College in N.Y.C. Her professional association includes Leadership Osceola Committee Member, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Social Services Task Force, Kissimmee Oaks Housing Board, Kissimmee Chamber of Commerce/Hispanic Business Council-2003 Chair, Kissimmee West Rotary-2003 Paul Harris Fellow, Kissimmee/St.Cloud Senior Games, Florida Association of Senior Centers, Past Chair of HBC 2003, 2006 Compadre Award, 2007 Telemundo Triunfadores Award, 2009 La Prensa Hispanic Women Who, 2009 Tu Revista Mujer Award and the 2014 Recognition 463rd Cadet Squadron, CAP. She is also a graduate of Leadership Osceola, class of 1997.