Police Athletic League Board of Directors

President Dennis Reilly

Dennis Reilly has more than 40 years of progressively responsible experience in the Law Enforcement and Private Security industries.

Dennis, an industry-recognized security expert has held positions in management, marketing, operations, and sales. He retired from the New York City Police Department then was hired by a nationwide private security firm to manage a start-up office in New York City. Under Dennis’s leadership this company achieved consistent revenue growth, quarter after quarter; as a result, he was named Manager of the Year. Following Dennis held positions with major security companies as Regional Manager and Regional Vice President and has led them through start-up, survival, and growth modes.

Dennis spent the last 12 years in the Event Security/Staffing industry and has held positions such as” Venue Manager, District Manager, and Director of Operations. He has provided event security for The Organization of American States coordinating with various government agencies to provide security for every President of the Americas excluding Fidel Castro. Additionally, Dennis coordinated media events and communications for the 2007 and 2010 Super Bowls. Dennis is married to his wife for 30 years and has three daughters and six grandchildren.  He has lived in Boca Raton since 1992.  He has been the Vice President of the Boca Raton PAL for 6 years

Vice-President Tom Vladimir

Tom has served on the Boca PAL board for over 10 years as past president and currently as vice-president. He is the owner of Runner’s Edge Inc and Tennis Anyone in Boca Raton and also executive director of the Runner’s Edge Foundation. Tom grew up in Mercer Island, Washington and attended Emory University. Tom was the head Cross Country coach at FAU in 1995-97 and has run many marathons from Boston, Marine Corp, Chicago (2:58), New York and Disney.  Tom has two kids Ryan and Andrew.

Secretary Gary Giannone

Gary moved to Boca Raton with his wife Janet in 2006 after retiring from the New York City Fire Dept. Gary serves as Recording Secretary and is also a coach in our boxing program.

He is licensed in the State of Florida to train and manage boxers.

Executive Director Bob DeNeve

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Program Director Marcella Cava

Marcy Hora-Cava serves not only as our board secretary, but also as our tennis coach. Marcy has over 26 years at the professional level as a player and coach.

Marcy currently works full time as the head tennis coach at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to FAU, Hora-Cava served as a tactical police officer for the Boca Raton Police Department and helped coordinate and budget the Police Athletic League (PAL). She currently holds the position of secretary for the PAL. Hora-Cava’s experience as a tennis coach included working with PAL, as well as at the Meadow Club in Southampton, New York and the Boca Raton Resort & Club.

Hora-Cava also has a distinguished background as a player. She competed internationally playing in nine countries and 20 states and was a member of the University of Miami tennis team. While at UM (1998-2002), Hora-Cava was a two-time Big East champion and NCAA participant and served as the 2001 team captain. Hora-Cava earned her Bachelor of Science degree in communications where she had a double emphasis in criminology and photography.

Prior to her time at UM, Hora-Cava held national rankings in singles and doubles since the age of 12 and held a top 10 Florida ranking throughout those years as well. She was named the Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel Player of the Year and was named the “Player of the Month” numerous times.

Hora-Cava was born and raised in the Boca Raton/Delray Beach area and married Matthew Cava in August of 2008. They are expecting their first child in February of 2010.

 

Board of Directors

Nancy Chanin

Nancy Chanin is long-time community activist and fundraiser for a broad range of causes.  She is currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at Florida Atlantic University.

Nancy has been a Board Member of the Boca Raton Police Athletic League since 2003 and recently served as President for two plus years.  In 2007 she successfully lobbied the Boca Raton City Council when they considering cutting all municipal funding for PAL.

An Associate National Commissioner of the Anti-Defamation League, Nancy has twice traveled to Washington, D.C. to lobby for legislation dealing with civil rights issues. Nancy was also involved with One.org, “the campaign to make (world) poverty history.” meeting with Congressman Wexler to urge him to support legislation dealing with health care, education and debt relief in Third World nations. In addition, Nancy worked closely with SOS Children’s Villages in Coconut Creek. SOS provides a home and support services for abused, abandoned or severely neglected foster children.  She twice co-chaired the organization’s annual auction.

Nancy has written Op-Ed columns for the Sun-Sentinel as well as several Letters to the Editor.

Nancy is the mother of three teenaged-children. Born in New York City, Nancy moved to Boca Raton 16 years ago.  She attended Cornell University and graduated from New York University with a BA in history and a minor in journalism.  While living in New York, Ms. Chanin worked for a variety of publications, including the Gannett newspaper chain. She was also a reporter for the publicly owned radio station, WNYC.

Peter Derstine

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Guy Fronstin

Guy Fronstin, Esq., is a former Florida criminal prosecutor at the OFfice of State Attorney, 15th Judicial Circuit and a former securities industry attorney for the NASD (known today as FINRA), who is now in private practice as a criminal defense attorney handling all criminal matters, from misdemeanors to felonies. In addition to representing his own client base, Fronstin defends cases ranging from State cases such as DUI, Vehicular Manslughter, Sexting and other Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, Drug Trafficking and Murder to Federal Fraud, Counterfeiting, Insruance and Medical Fraud, and other Business and Economic Crimes.

Fronstin has co-counseled numerous high profile cases with prominent criminal attorney Roy Black as well as Alan Dershowitz, and Ken Starr, among others. Most recently he successfully defended NFL player David Bostin, self-made Wall Street Billionair Jeff Epstein, and a Defendant (14 years old) in a case in Boca Raton, Florida where six boys were arrested for sexual battery on two girls (13 and 14 years old). Currently, he is counsel to Dr. Stewart Gorenberg whose wife, Randi, was murdered after shopping at Town Center Mall in Boca Raton and is also representing Michael Dippolito.

Guy Fronstin is an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Florida. He received his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern School of Law in 1992 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1992.