board

Haris M. Domond, HCN Board Chair

Haris DomondBackground/Experience . A certified mental health counselor since 1993, Board Chairman Haris M. Domond has experience in a variety of treatment settings including outpatient clinics, churches, Department of Children & Family (DCF) base settings, as well as in private practices in Florida. Mr. Domond is certified through the FDF Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) as a group facilitator, supervisor and trainer; and through the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) as a clinical associate. Fluent in several languages, Mr. Domond was instrumental in Collier County Counseling (CCC), the first multi-language BIP program in the county, focusing on domestic violence, substance abuse, anger management, and parenting programs in coordination with the Women’s Shelter and the Council for the Betterment of Collier and Lee County.

“I have the propensity to build trusting relationships and connections with anyone I meet,” he says. “I help link people together, creating partnerships and alliances while motivating them to move forward to achieve personal and professional success.”

Mr. Domond has held several positions with Collier County Government and currently serves as Operations Analyst with Collier County Traffic Management Center.He resides in Naples, Florida with his family and has been a user of the healthcare system of Collier Health Services, Inc. for the past 15 years.Mr. Domond was appointed to the Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida board of directors in April 2012 .

Mario Dorestal, Vice Chair

Mario DorestalBackground/Experience. Mr. Mario Dorestal is professor of mathematics and education at Florida SouthWestern State College, Naples campus. He received graduate degrees in Mathematics, Curriculum / Instruction, Technology and Education Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. Mr. Dorestal is also a tenured instructor in the Lee County Public School System.A talented writer and avid Dolphins fan, Mr. Dorestal resides in Naples with his wife and their two sons.

Elda I. Hernandez, Secretary

Elda I. HernandezBackground/Experience. Mrs. Elda I. Hernandez is a longtime community activist in Immokalee and has managed the Career Development Program of The Immokalee Foundation for the past five years. Her family moved to the U.S. from Mexico when she was five years old. As migrant farm workers, her family traveled from South Carolina to Immokalee, where they settled permanently.Mrs. Hernandez is a graduate of Hodges University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.  She is active in numerous community service organizations including Rotary Club of Immokalee, Guadalupe Church, Cinco de Mayo Board of Directors, Leadership Collier Class of 2009, Christmas Around the World, Community Emergency Response Team, Collier Building Industry Association, Immokalee Middle School SAC, and Relay for Life.

Edward (Ski) Olesky, Treasurer

OleskyBackground/Experience. Edward (Ski) Olesky is an appointed member of the Immokalee Master Plan and Visioning Committee (IMPVC) and was instrumental in the development of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) newly drafted Master Plan. A well respected member the Immokalee business community, Mr. Olesky is the owner of the Lake Trafford Marina and Airboats & Alligators, Inc. in Immokalee.

He has been active in local civic organizations such as the Immokalee CRA Advisory Board, the Immokalee Enterprise Zone Development Agency, the Immokalee Rotary Club and Immokalee Fire Control & Rescue District. Mr. Olesky also donates endless hours of his personal time each year as Santa Claus for under privileged children and various charitable organizations. Mr. Olesky also serves on the Board of Directors of Collier County Parks and Recreation, Tourist Development Council, Empowerment Alliance of Southwest Florida, Immokalee Chamber of Commerce and Collier Health Services.