Board of Directors

Patty Jones – Chairman
Donor and community volunteer, Patty has been involved with OSS since 2011 and has previously held positions as vice president and secretary. She was also chair of OSS’s Thanks for the Memories and Concert Series. Patty is the former chair of both Empty Bowls Delray Beach and Women of Grace. She has been involved in many local fundraising committees, as well as PTO president of Upper School for four years.
Deborah Dowd – Vice Chairman
Retired Palm Beach County educator of nearly 40 years, long time active Delray Beach resident, and a member and donor to many local non-profits, including Impact 100 Women and Women of Grace.
Pati Maguire – Secretary
A professional artist on her sixth term on the OSS board, Pati is also a founding board member of Plein Air Palm Beach and served on the board of In The Pines, an organization dedicated to improving the lives and building homes of the farmworker community in Delray Beach and Boynton.
Bill Branning
President of BSA Construction, and former board member of numerous community industry and business associations, including Delray Beach CRA, Site Plan Review & Appearance Board, Historic Preservation Board, Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, and the Delray Beach Historical Society.
James Chard – Treasurer
Former management executive who has served as an elected official in Delray Beach, and on numerous boards, including the Comprehensive Plan, Site Plan Review and Appearance Board, and Historic Preservation Board, among others. James also supports various local not-for-profits, including Community Greening and Chamber of Commerce.
Joe Gillie
Former president and CEO of Old School Square, a position he served for 23 years. Joe has supported the arts in Palm Beach County for over 35 years.
Connor Lynch
A born-and-raised Delray Beach resident, Connor is the third-generation of CEOs in the family-owned business Plastridge Insurance. Connor is involved in many non-profits and on a number of community boards and also serves on OSS’s finance committee.
Elise Nail
Former OSS board chair and current owner of Putt’n Around Delray Beach, Elise is a generous donor to numerous community not-for-profits.
Noreen Payne
Realtor at Lang Realty and active Delray Beach resident, Noreen currently also serves on the board of directors for Achievement Centers for Children & Families, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce (former chair), and active volunteer for Caring Kitchen.
Jeff Perlman
Former mayor of Delray Beach and executive vice president of CDS International Holdings, Jeff is a longtime OSS supporter and volunteer consultant who has also served on numerous non-profit and corporate boards in his 35 years as a Delray Beach resident.
Scott Porten
Former chairman of the OSS board, Scott currently also serves on the board of directors of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce (former chair) and as vice-chair of the Beach Property Owners Association.
Malik Ramelize
Attorney and social justice advocate, Malik is also a Delray Beach Native.
Cynthia Ridley
Community volunteer and outreach coordinator for such organizations as CROS Ministries, MAD DADs of Greater Delray Beach, Delray Beach Homeless Task Force, Roots Culture Festival of Delray Beach, and Community Justice Planner for the City of Delray Beach.
Gregg Weiss
Business owner and highly-involved Delray community member, Gregg supports such organizations as Arts Garage, Milagro Center, Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce, and HOW Foundation.
Paul Zacks
Former Delray Beach CRA Commissioner and former chairman of both the Delray Beach Planning & Zoning and the Delray Beach Board of Adjustment, Paul was also on the board of directors for the Delray National Little League and Delray Beach Soccer League.

Ex-Officio Board Members

Frances F. Bourque – Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Philanthropist, arts supporter, and founder of Old School Square Center for the Arts, Inc.

Robert D. Chapin – President Emeritus
Attorney and founding partner of Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack.