The Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association (HONNA) Board of Directors selected new officers for 2023 at their December board meeting. The officers include Nick Bell, President; Anna Broshears, Vice President; Sarah Conrad, Secretary; and Kerry Converse, Treasurer.
Nick moved to the Old Northeast in 2019 after visiting St. Petersburg and falling in love with its “big little city” atmosphere and its appreciation of historic neighborhoods. He and his partner, Devin, renovated a 1929 Colonial Revival home, the fourth historic home they have renovated in four different cities. Nick is now retired but spent 25 years doing marketing for Silicon Valley companies. He has always taken an active position in civic matters and neighborhood associations in the various cities he has called home. In addition to assuming the presidency, Nick is responsible for HONNA communications, including HONNA.org, and serves on the Preservation Committee and Candlelight Tour of Homes Committee.
Anna and her husband, John, moved to St. Petersburg in 2016 where they bought and restored an historic Mediterranean-style home. Prior to the Florida move, she worked for 30 years at the Indiana University School of Medicine where she taught residents and medical students Cytopathology. In addition to serving as HONNA vice president, Anna is chair of the Events Committee and Co- chair of the Candlelight Tour of Homes Committee. She also serves on the Board of the Council of Neighborhood Associations (CONA) and leads the CONA Codes Advisory Group. When not working on civic activities, Anna can be found in her artist studio at the 5 Deuces Galleria. She serves on the Education Committee of the Warehouse Arts District Association. She and her husband have four adult children and a rescue kitty named Shirley Ann.
Sarah was born and raised in St. Petersburg and completed her BS at the University of Florida. She spent time in Seattle, central Florida, and Washington, DC before falling in love with the unique, quiet charm of the Old Northeast and deciding to return to St. Pete in 2021. She is now a stay-at-home mom and can often be found walking her two young children around the neighborhood. Sarah is excited to help with neighborhood events and hopes to bring more family friendly activities to the Old Northeast. She also is anxious to help promote the many benefits of becoming HONNA members and increase residents’ involvement in the historic neighborhood.
After retiring from his job of 20 years as an Environmental Engineer for the City of Nashua, New Hampshire, Kerry and his partner, Jerry, moved to St. Petersburg in early 2022. Kerry first visited St. Pete about 10 years ago and fell in love with its character and vibe. He decided at that time that St. Pete would become his home when he retired. Originally from western Massachusetts, Kerry has lived in the Boston area, New York City, and New Hampshire prior to moving here. Kerry joined HONNA when he arrived and worked with neighbors and HONNA’s board to successfully resist a developer’s desire to destroy the historic home next to his and build a parking lot. When not fulfilling his HONNA board responsibilities, he and Jerry are continuing to slowly but surely making improvements to their home. His other interests include art, architecture, music, running, biking, and kayaking. He is very proud to call Old Northeast his home.