New Foundation Board members

Posted on October 18, 2016

Three new additions to the Community Foundation of Collier County Board of Trustees began three-year terms on July 1, 2016. Here’s a snapshot of the professionalism that Patricia Aiken-O’Neill, J.D., James F. Morey, and John Paul are bringing to the table. 

Patricia Aiken-O’Neill, J.D.

Patricia Aiken-O’Neill served for 22 years as President/CEO of the Eye Bank Association of America, an international association of transplant organizations and societies of corneal-transplant surgeons. She is committed to health issues related to the education of the handicapped. As a law student, she coauthored the rules for education of the handicapped in Washington D.C. Aiken-O’Neill has served on boards in the fields of education and advancement for women and girls. She retired to Naples with her husband, John F. O’Neill, M.D., a pediatric ophthalmologist. Aiken-O’Neill was a member of the Greater Naples Leadership’s and chaired the 2016 Greater Naples Leadership Government Day. She will be serving as chair of the Foundation’s Grants Performance and Outcomes Committee. She received her Juris Doctor degree from American University’s Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. “It is a thrill for me to join this impressive and productive board as a fully committed member,” she said. “All of us are focused on our shared mission to “do good” for the citizens of Collier County and the community.”

James F. Morey

James “Jim” F. Morey is a Florida Bar board-certified real estate attorney. He has represented buyers and sellers of residential property, developers, commercial property owners, financial institutions and condominium associations on a wide range of commercial and residential real estate matters. Morey also is a title insurance agent and has extensive experience with examination and resolution of complex title issues and real estate settlement services. Morey, who is serving on the Foundation Board Grants Committee, has conducted presentations on real estate contract terms and provisions, loan modification documentation and commercial loan workouts. “Giving back to the community is very important to me,” he says. “The Community Foundation’s ability to be a catalyst for meaningful change makes it the ideal organization to be involved with to make a positive difference in the community.”

 John K. Paul, CPA

John K. Paul (a.k.a. “JP”) is the financial manager of amenities and homeowner associations for homebuilder WCI Communities, Inc. A certified public accountant, he earned an Executive MBA degree from Florida Gulf Coast University, and is serving on the Foundation Board’s Grants Performance and Outcomes Committee. He is also involved with many nonprofit organizations in various capacities, including the 919 Ministries, Inc; Southern Florida District Church of the Nazarene; Haitian Coalition of Collier County; Bayshore Education Center; and Trevecca Nazarene University. Paul and his wife, Deborah, have four children, ages 10 to 2. “I’m honored to be involved with the difference-making work associated with the Community Foundation,” he says.

The Community Foundation is so grateful that these three talented individuals will bring their great insight and expertise to an already accomplished and dedicated Board of Trustees. Together, we can make a difference.