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Mrs. Bonilla was born and raised in New York City, the oldest of five daughters. Considered by friends to be an NYPR - New York Puerto Rican, she is fluent in Spanish, her parents' native language, which has proven to be most helpful. She and her husband German and two sons moved to Orlando, Florida in 1991. Their eldest is a Master Sergeant in the Air National Guard in Idaho. Their youngest graduated from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando and was the executive chef at the Hilton in Altamonte Springs for several years. He changed careers when he relocated to Maryland and is now an insurance adjuster and enjoying normal hours with his family! German and Elizabeth have two grandchildren and are looking forward to more. She was most recently at Shepherd's Hope as their Office Manager. Prior to that she was a SunTrust Bank Trust Associate, Woodlawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home Office Manager and Good Home Preschool Pre-K Teacher and Assistant Director. She enjoys people and bringing order and organization to her surroundings. 'Ellie' Bonilla has an extensive volunteer history that continues today. She was PTA Secretary/President during her sons' elementary and middle school years. She is still very active in her church teaching Kids' Sunday school and both she and German mentor couples for successful marriages and enjoy hosting events at their home. She has been part of a dance ministry for over 20 years. And in her spare time enjoys reading, crafting, decorating and event planning. She and German enjoy movie times together - he watches 'chick-flicks' with her and she watches 'sci-fi/Star Trek/Super Hero' movies with him!