Secretary’s Notes October 22, 2021

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Author: Nardia Aldridge, PhD

Dr. Nardia Aldridge is the current VPE of Education for Club Awesome Toastmasters. She is the Immediate Past President 2019-2020 year and the Vice President of Membership for the 2018-2019 year. Dr. Aldridge is also the Area 25 Director. She joined club awesome in September of 2016 and became the Vice President of Membership July 2018 and President July 2019. Since joining Club Awesome, she has gained the confidence needed to become a full-time Faculty at Nova Southeastern University and a more effective leader in her professional organizations. Dr. Aldridge has since presented at multiple state and national conferences. In September 2018, she presented at her first International Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Without Club Awesome, she would not be where she is today. Dr. Aldridge is an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Nova Southeastern University. She received her Ph.D. in Health Sciences from Walden University and has a B.S. in Occupational Therapy and an M.S. in Gerontology. Dr. Aldridge has also served nine years in the United States Army, where she met and married her husband, Roger Aldridge.  Dr. Aldridge is passionate about increasing diversity in the occupational therapy profession and is the President and founder of the South Florida Black Occupational Therapy Caucus. Please visit www.sfbotc.wildapricot.org to find out more about this organization and Dr. Aldridge's passion. 

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