Welcome F.I.S.H. OF SANCAP Board Members
Sanibel, FL (June 15, 2020) – FISH OF SANCAP is pleased to welcome new members Melissa Congress and Ann-Marie Wildman to the Board of Directors. States Maggi Feiner, President & CEO, FISH, “We look forward working with Melissa and Ann-Marie as integral part of our continued success. With their support and contributions of member of our Board, we will build a better future for all in our community.”
Upon graduating from the University of Florida in 1986, Melissa Congress’ first job was working with P&G in Atlanta. After being transferred to Tampa, she met Scot Congress and within a year they were married, and she moved to Sanibel Island. Growing up in a military family, her parents emphasized the importance of being involved and giving back to whichever community they lived in. Melissa has been involved for over 30 years serving on boards for numerous organizations including the Junior League of Ft. Myers, Sanibel School PTA, founding member of Sanibel Captiva Cares, Big Arts, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), Sanibel Community Association and the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. Melissa and Scot own Congress Jewelers which has been on the Island since 1984. Scot and Melissa have four children Whitney (26), Andrew (25), Dana (23) and Rebecca (17).
Ann-Marie Wildman, born in Ottawa, Canada, attended the University of Ottawa majoring in political science. While visiting Honolulu, Ann-Marie met her husband and was offered her dream job of working in an art gallery in Waikiki. She lived in Honolulu for nearly 20 years where she worked in art galleries and became an event planner for art shows. Ann-Marie moved back to Canada in 1996 where she opened her own gallery and opened a company specializing in the publishing limited edition fine art prints. In 2009, she re-married to a Sanibel resident of many years, and Sanibel became her home. She has been involved with the Harry Chapin food bank and “Ding” Darling. Ann-Marie is past President of the Shell Harbor Homeowners Association and currently heads up the Missions Committee for the Chapel by the Sea.
For more than 38 years FISH has been a "neighbors helping neighbors" organization as the islands only wrap-around service provider offering a wide range of human services. FISH works through donations, and, with their professional staff, provides assistance to those that live, work or visit Sanibel and Captiva. To learn more about the programs and services of FISH, please contact Alicia Tighe, Executive Director, at (239) 472-4775 or visit their website at www.fishofsancap.org