Wendy Ford – President/CEO
Wendy Ford, 20-year veteran of OCOA and former Director of Housing and Finance, is a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s Business College; holds Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certifications along with Assistant Housing Manager and Housing Credit Certified Professional designations. Ford was recently awarded two Certificates of Achievements from HUD for superior Real Estate Assessment Center outcomes; recognized for implementing the ‘Senior/Kid Companion’ program at the State of Florida National Community Service Conference, a recognition designated by former Secretary of State, Colin Powell. Additionally, Ford is a member of the City of Kissimmee Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, a member of the Kissimmee Police Department’s Crime Free initiative program, and a graduate of the University of Florida LeadingAge Leadership Academy and Leadership Osceola
Carmen Carrasquillo – Sr VP of Marketing
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.