OUR TEAM

Joe Connelly

Joseph “Joe” Connelly began his career at a young age working in his family’s business in New England. Having been involved in diverse residential and commercial real estate ventures, Joe, the youngest of seven children learned every aspect of these vast operations from the ground up. Joe gained an innate understanding of construction standards, mechanical systems, people, and sound financial analysis, all of which have become the roots and foundation of his business success today.

Mr. Connelly graduated from Suffolk University with a BS, BA in Business Management. His professional experience includes management of ‘Class A’ office buildings, Harvard University healthcare facilities, higher education campuses and residential communities. He studied new software technology, hardware, building codes and life safety programs at Boston University and George Washington University. His role in managing staffs, assessing processes, documenting and presenting physical plant analysis to Administration Boards has lent itself seamlessly to public insurance adjusting.

Upon relocating to Florida in 2002, Mr. Connelly focused on business ventures within the residential and commercial markets. Joe has served as Executive Board Officer for Florida Association of Public Adjusters (FAPIA), served as the Palm City Chamber of Commerce President and currently is the Chief Marketing Strategist for American Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (AAPIA).  He also was asked and serves as a Trustee for the Stuart Martin Chamber of Commerce.  Joe is a member of the Windstorm Insurance Network and has been recognized as a certified insurance appraiser and has been a faculty instructor.  Mr. Connelly has advocated for property owners with insurance claims in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Texas, Connecticut, Maine and New Hampshire.

Recovery Insurance Adjusters has been a proud supporter of community driven initiatives.  Joe is proud to have been recognized by the community’s organizations as their annual award recipient by the Palm City Chamber of Commerce, Martin County Realtors of the Treasure Coast and the Business Development Board of Martin County.

The professional approach of his firm, Recovery Insurance Adjusters, enables homeowners, business owners, homeowner’s associations, and other property owners to obtain an equitable and fair settlement in the best interest of the policyholder.

Priscilla Vega

Priscilla joined the Recovery Insurance Adjusters Team in 2019; following an extended career in healthcare caring and advocating for South Florida elderly. Prior to commencing her hands-on experience with RIA; Priscilla received her Certified Adjuster designation in 2018, followed by Xactimate and Roof Adjusting training.

Proud mother of two accomplished children; her daughter is an EMT studying to become a Physician’s Assistant and high school junior son, interested in automotive engineering; Priscilla, her husband and family have resided in Port St. Lucie since 2000.

In early 2019 Priscilla made the decision to utilize her customer service skills and love of being an advocate for others as a Public Insurance Adjuster. She has thrived since joining RIA, stepping up to a new challenge both hands-on and taking advantage of numerous educational opportunities.

Laura Peterson

Laura Peterson has 19 cumulative years of insurance experience working on the carrier side; leading a team of claims adjusters throughout the state of Florida for 12 of those years. She worked with thousands of customers resolving claims resulting from auto accidents, water issues and hurricanes. Laura derived great satisfaction helping people in a time of need.

A single mother of two sons, a 10 year old Cub Scout and an 11 year old Boy Scout, Laura resides in Palm City, Florida. Hobbies she enjoys include tennis, fishing and adventures with her boys.

Laura became a Florida licensed Public Adjuster in 2019 understanding that insurance carriers and claims can be intimidating and stressful for property owners. She decided that her experience would allow her to advocate for homeowners experiencing insurance claims; working with them throughout the process to ensure they receive a fair and equitable settlement for the damages they have sustained.

Irene Villa

A graduate of Notre Dame University, Irene continued her graduate work at Manhattanville College.  Her career encompassed 15 years working with home and business owners, including being a prior business owner herself.  Irene moved to Florida in 2007 and has worked as a licensed and bonded 2-20 Insurance Agent as well as 3-20 Public Insurance Adjuster. 

Irene’s extensive experience working with homeowners has enhanced her ability to connect with and educate her customers, which is her driving force.  She brings not only her expertise in the language of insurance, but she is also bilingual in Spanish, enabling her to assist an even greater number of Florida homeowners.

A mother of both a daughter and son, Irene enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.  A proud member of the Recovery Insurance Adjusters Team, Irene has been very successful working with her clients achieving fair and equitable settlements for their insurance claims.

Cathleen Owen

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Cathleen Owen joined the Recovery Insurance Adjuster’s Team in 2017 in the capacity of Office Manager. Originally from Fort Lee, New Jersey; Cathleen continued her career in Real Estate Development when she relocated to Boca Raton, Florida in 1982.

She moved to the Treasure Coast in mid-1990 and joined the Visiting Nurse Association of Florida as Marketing Director. Cathleen also served as the Director of Community Development for New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and raised more than $2Million for the construction of the Children’s Crisis Stabilization Center in 2011.

Cathleen’s enjoys travel, golf and spending time with her family right here in Stuart, FL.

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4365 SW Thicket Court
Palm City, FL 34990
772-237-0892

West Coast Florida:
868 Banyan Court
Marco Island, FL 34145
239-877-1305

Joseph P. Connelly, Lic. #E157037

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