Board of Directors
Patrick Lorne is a native of Delray Beach whose family has been in Palm Beach County for five generations. He grew up with a passion for the ocean and marine life. Patrick owns and operates Lorne and Sons Funeral Home, a family owned business which has been caring for the families of Palm Beach County since 1957.
Bill Reilly is currently the CEO of Champion Title & Settlements, Inc.,a real estate title and settlement company currently licensed in 29 states. Mr. Reilly is an experienced bank director, and was a founding board member of Reston, Virginia-based Washington First Bank, and its parent company Washington First Bankshares, Inc., from 2004 until its sale to Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. in 2017. Since 2021, Mr. Reilly has been on the board of Old Dominion National Bank. Mr. Reilly received his B.S. in Business Administration from Roanoke College.
Jessica Graham is the Coordinator for the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, a regional collaboration of natural resources, science agencies and conservation organizations dedicated to strengthening the management and conservation of aquatic resources in the southeast United States. She has extensive experience with building and maintaining effective conservation partnerships among local, state, and federal partners.
Nicole DeFlorio joined the Palm Beach School for Autism family in 2015. She started her career in education in 1994, working as an elementary school teacher in New York. She then spent some time working with adults with disabilities in 1999. In 2002, she found her passion when she started her career in transition services, working with high school students with special needs, helping them transition to from High School to "the adult world". Nicole is skilled in developing community and inter-agency relationships and is happy to be leading the transition program at PBSFA while also being a single mom, an environmentalist, and an active member of the Palm Beach County community.
Bonnie Chachkes was born in New Jersey and grew up in Georgia. She has a Masters degree in Marketing from University of Georgia. She owned her own personal agency in Atlanta, Georgia. Her husband who is a ER doctor and she has four children (one adult daughter with autism). Bonnie helped start a school in New York City for children with autism. She has volunteered her time on many boards in New York and Georgia.