WBCC Officers & Directors




President, Sheri A. Scarborough

Originally from Boardman, Ohio, Sheri moved to South Florida in 1980 after attending Kent State University. She became active in her community when her three sons started school at Whispering Pines Elementary School, beginning with the school’s PTA. As a licensed community association manager, Sheri often found herself dealing with Palm Beach County to resolve community issues, in the course of which she got to know WBCC’s legendary founder Fran Reich. At Fran’s urging, Sheri joined the Board of Directors of the WBCC in 1993, on which she has served ever since. She has been the President of the Council since 2002. She also serves as Chair of the Palm Beach County Zoning Commission and serves on the Boca Raton Airport Authority Aviation Advisory Committee. She’s a past President of the homeowners association in her own community, and owns her own property management firm, Scarborough Association Management, Inc.


Vice President, Ellen Winikoff

Ellen has served on the WBCC Board of Directors since 2003 and currently chairs its Program Committee. A Cleveland native and graduate of Boston University, she moved to Logger’s Run in 1984. She is a Library/Media Specialist at Sunrise Park Elementary and has served on the PBC Library Advisory Board for 15 years, currently as Vice Chairperson. Ellen has also been an adjunct instructor at Nova and Lynn University. She is the widow of the late Jeffrey Winikoff, who was the Council’s third President until his election as Palm Beach Circuit Judge in 2002. 


Treasurer, Arthur Charwat

A native of Manhattan, Arthur rounded off his education at New York University and the Wharton School of Business. He then had a long career at United Merchandising Manufacturers where, as Vice President, he oversaw 100 million dollars in textile sales annually. He is currently President of Pepper Tree III and President of the Pepper Tree Master Committee in Boca West, in addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the West Boca Community Council since 2006.

Secretary, Paul Pontrelli
Paul served in the New York City Department of Correction for 23 years until his retirement in 1995, whereupon he moved to Boca Winds. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Boca Winds HOA since 1999. Since 2003 he has served as its Vice President, then President, and currently Treasurer. He was elected to the Council’s Board of Directors in April, 2009 as the Representative from Bay Winds, the umbrella HOA for Boca Winds, Boca Falls and Ashley Park. 



Margi Helschien

 Margi has lived in Boca Raton since 1986 after moving from the Washington D.C. area. A mom to two sons, Margi is currently President of the Boca Raton Republican Club and is Vice Chair of the Palm Beach County Republican Party, a member of the Junior League of Boca Raton, and on the Advisory board of the American Red Cross, and author of several children's books. Margi is also President of Capitol Charter Consulting Group. Margi joins the West Boca Community Council Board this year and is serving on the Communications Committee.  

Steve Sherman

After moving to Boca Raton in 1986, Steve was elected to the Board of Directors for the Lakes of Boca Rio HOA, for which he served as President from 1989 to 1995.  Soon after moving to Meadow Lakes in 1995, he served on the HOA’s Board of Directors until 2009 and as HOA President for much of that period.  He also served as President of the Community Parent Teachers Association for over a year at Hammock Point Elementary School. He attended Nova Southeastern University, where he received a Certificate in Paralegal Studies with advanced study in litigation.  Steve is retired after serving as Sheriff Deputy for 35 years.  He served with the P.B.C. Sheriffs Department as well as with Broward Sheriff’s Office.  While working with the Sheriff's Department, Steve specializing in traffic enforcement issues in West Boca.  He is certified with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Alliance and the Florida Department of Transportation as a Commercial Vehicle Safety Inspector.   
Stanley Siegel
Stanley Siegel, born in Brooklyn, has been married to Bernice for 57 years.  They have two daughters, Linda and Barbara, and four beautiful grandchildren; Adam, Ariel, Sara and Rachel.  Stanley is a graduate of City College of New York (Bernard Baruch School of Business Administration).  He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-55 (1st Infantry Division Big Red One).  He worked for a textile company for 41 years, rising from Junior Accountant to Director of Personnel (Human Resources).  He is currently the Financial Secretary and Business Manager of Temple Beth Shalom of Boca Raton and the Budget Director of Cobrua.  In addition , he has been President of his condominium association for 12 years, is the Chairman of the Management & Operations Committee of Century Village (representing 5,712 unit owners), and Executive Vice President of the Century Village Democratic Club.  He is a past President of Cobrua (Umbrella Association), 



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