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F.I.S.H. announces new board members

By Staff | Jun 18, 2020
PHOTO PROVIDED Melissa Congress
PHOTO PROVIDED Ann-Marie Wildman

F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva recently welcomed new members Melissa Congress and Ann-Marie Wildman to its board of directors.

“We look forward working with Melissa and Ann-Marie as integral part of our continued success,” F.I.S.H. President Maggi Feiner said. “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, Congress’ first job was working with P&G in Atlanta. After being transferred to Tampa, she met her future husband and within a year they were married, and she moved to Sanibel. Growing up in a military family, Congress’ parents emphasized the importance of being involved and giving back to whichever community they lived in. She has been involved for over 30 years serving on boards for organizations, including the Junior League of Fort Myers, The Sanibel School PTA, founding member of Sanibel Captiva Cares, BIG ARTS, Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Sanibel Community Association and Charitable Foundation of the Islands.

Born in Canada, Wildman attended the University of Ottawa majoring in political science. While visiting Honolulu, she met her husband and was offered her dream job of working in an art gallery in Waikiki. Wildman lived in Honolulu for nearly 20 years, where she worked in art galleries and became an event planner for art shows. She moved back to Canada in 1996 where she opened her own gallery and a company specializing in publishing limited-edition fine art prints. In 2009, Wildman remarried to a Sanibel resident and the island became her home. She has been involved with the Harry Chapin Food Bank and J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Wildman is past president of the Shell Harbor Homeowners Association and currently heads up the Missions Committee for the Chapel by the Sea.

For more information about F.I.S.H., call Executive Director Alicia Tighe at 239-472-4775 or visit www.fishofsancap.org.