Meet Our Board of Directors

Frank Eddy

President, Frank Eddy


Frank and his wife, Jean, moved from Connecticut to Highlands Reserve (HR) in 2007. Frank helped initiate the Members Action Committee (MAC) in 2008 allowing homeowners to give input on changes to the HR Builder Board. In 2014, he was elected to the Homeowner Association Board when the community control was turned over to the homeowners. He served as treasurer from 2014 to 2019. During this time, Frank was one of three directors who served on the Transition Committee, suing the community builders for building defects. In 2019 he was elected President of the HOA and holds this position today.


Treasurer, Jill Watson


Jill Watson moved to Highlands Reserve with her husband in 2017, and is a mother of two young children. Mrs. Watson serves as Senior Vice President of Property Management for Sterling Organization and its related companies. In her role, Mrs. Watson is responsible for the oversight of the operations and property management activities for Sterling’s portfolio. As such, Mrs. Watson leads a team of property managers, facilities managers, and property level marketing managers. Mrs. Watson received an MBA in Operations Management, as well as a BBA in Finance and International Business from Florida Atlantic University.


Secretary, Tom Gabriel

Tom Gabriel relocated to Highlands Reserve from New Jersey in 2012. He regards our community as being both beautiful and friendly. After serving on two committees in our neighborhood, he was elected to the board of directors in 2020.


Director, Sharon Casha


Sharon and her husband Jerry moved to Highlands Reserve in 2015, along with their two children (currently in high school) and small Yorkies. Sharon was raised in New York State and moved to South Florida at the age of 23. She began her long-term career in the multi-family housing industry in 1991. For nearly 30 years, she worked for Lincoln Property as a senior onsite property manager and/or multi-site manager covering areas throughout South Florida’s tri-counties.

She currently works for Beztak Management in Jupiter, Florida in a similar position on a smaller scale property which allows her to be closer to home. Her husband is the owner of Jerry's Barbershop in Jupiter, a well-established small business.

They are proud Palm City residents and proud Highlands Reserve homeowners. They enjoy relaxing at home with their family and enjoy entertaining around their pool gazing at the preserve and its wildlife.

Thanks to her business experience, she will be a great asset as a board member and looks forward to helping in any way that she can. Sharon says," I want to maintain the integrity of our community for all our homeowners."


Director, Michael Cornely


Michael was raised in Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Boston College and a JD Degree from Nova University. He has been married for 42 years to Dr. Helen A. Cornely; together they have three children and three grandchildren.

After earning his law degree, Michael worked for the Honorable Janet Reno for nearly 15 years as a trial attorney, a prosecutor, eventually as a division chief, and one of her chief assistants. In 1990, he joined the law firm of Hartman & Cornely, P.A., specializing in representing first responders. He now has his own firm, C. Michael Cornely, P.A., and practices in Miami-Dade and Martin counties.

His goal as a board member, is to work hard and make sure that those who live here, with young families, feel safe and secure in a well-maintained, wholesome environment that is fun to live in. For those who call our community, their retirement home, he wants them to feel safe, secure, and assured that their investment was a good decision.



Marjorie Smith, Property Manager

Marjorie Smith, Property Manager

Marjorie joined Highlands Reserve in February 2018. She is a licensed Community Association Manager (CAM) with over 18 years of property management experience. She is also a licensed Notary Public. Marjorie's office is in the clubhouse. Office hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Contact her by phone at 772-286-0240 or by email at

Doug Petsel, Maintenance Manager

Doug Petsel, Maintenance Manager

Doug joined Highlands Reserve in January 2015. He is a licensed contractor with over 25 years of experience. Doug is responsible for all the day to day maintenance of the property. In addition, Doug is responsible for the irrigation wet checks and minor irrigation repairs.


We contract with the following companies to provide services for the HOA. If you have questions or suggestions about their services, please contact Marjorie Smith, our on-site property manager, at 772-286-0240 or by email at

LANDSCAPING SERVICES: Tropiscapes Landscaping

POOL MAINTENANCE: Palm City Pool and Spa Services




WATER: Martin County