2017 Leaders

Joe Burge
Joe Burge is a retired Pratt & Whitney Chief Engineer and 8 year USAF veteran.

With a BS and ME degree from Purdue, and an MS and AE from the University of Cincinnati Joe has 3 P.E. licenses and 34 patents.

He has flown 2 million commercial miles and 400 private pilot hours.

A Presbyterian elder, he has been married 61 years and has 4 college graduate children.

Anita Carbone
Co-Founder, Director
Born in Brooklyn, NY April 7, 1947, Anita became a political activist in high school by campaigning for Barry Goldwater. In college at the University of Tampa, she was elected Sophomore Class Secretary and President of her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. Graduated with honors, she was nominated for Phi Beta Kappa, National Honors Society.

Anita was one of the original 19 who created the Palm Beach County Tea Party and is a past Vice President. She also chaired the Jupiter branch and was the North County Volunteer Coordinator for the winning Allen West campaign.

She is currently the event planner and secretary for the Palm Beach Republican Club and every election year is the manager for the West Palm Beach Victory Headquarters.

Anita is a strong Tea Party activist and Trump supporter.

Marion Frank
Director and Wellington Chapter Coordinator
Marion is a graduate from the business school at the University of Miami in 1982. She went on to a career at IBM as a Marketing Representative for 10 years. After giving birth to her two sons, Marion went on to get licensed in Life and Health Insurance, Series 6 and got her International certification in Personal Training with the American College of Sports Medicine.

Marion and her family moved to Wellington in 1993 after they lost their brand new home in Miami’s Hurricane Andrew. Marion was very interested in the Wellington Community very early on in its incorporation. She ran for Village Council and lost, but acquired a great education in local politics.

For the past 12 years, Marion is the Practice Manager for a small, independent Anesthesia practice in West Palm Beach. She has seen many changes in healthcare recently, most are not conducive to the doctor-patient relationship, so she became the National Co-Chair for a grassroots group of doctors from all around the country that are fighting to restore the doctor-patient relationship and keep insurance companies and the government out of the decisions. (Docs4patientcare.org)

Terry Gallagher
Co-Founder, Director and Treasurer
Terry is a realtor operating in Northern Palm Beach and Martin Counties and with her husband was one of the founders of the Palm Beach County Tea Party.

Melvyn Grossman
President, Co-Founder and Director
Mel and his wife Barbara (Co-Founder) live in Palm Beach Gardens with their children and grandchildren who live in Jupiter. Mel owned a Sales and Marketing Company in New York, dealing with many Fortune Five Hundred companies.

Jane Justice
Jane Justice has worked in various industries including Long Term Health Care and Real Estate. She has been a leader in many of our Tea Party activities.