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Deborah Pinnock (SR1)
About Me: Deborah Pinnock is a communication and certified HR professional who has worked both in the K-12 and higher education arena. She has also worked in corporate organizations, including a Fortune 500 company. Deborah spent over a decade in the in the healthcare industry with experience in customer service, marketing, sales, employee engagement and internal communications. Deborah holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication, an Associate in Science in Marketing Management, and a Bachelor of Music. She is a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) as well as a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer, and Speaker. Deborah is driven by her core belief that one individual’s journey can be used to make a positive difference in the lives of others. As such, she is passionate about creating content that will help individuals successfully navigate the workplace, and aid in their personal and professional growth. Individuals can connect with her helpful content by visiting her YouTube Channel, Hashtag DebTalk, as well as register for Reset 2021, a personal growth course based off of The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell.
VP of Education
Edgar Macero (VC3)
About Me: I am a healthcare finance professional who works in the M&A department at a large national medical group. I have a highly logical mind, strong analytical skills, and expertise in Managed Care and Revenue Cycle Management, which are the key pillars of medical revenue.
These traits and skills combined, allow me to enjoy and be successful at creating strategies, solving issues, and tackle challenges related to medical practices profitability.
While going thru college I worked as general manager in small furniture store, during which I got experience in all aspects of running a business. I later joined the corporate world and have worked in the accounting/finance department at various Fortune 500 companies.
I have a finance degree from Florida International University and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.
For fun, I enjoy staying physically active, particularly working out at the gym, bike riding, and swimming.
VP of Membership
Tricia Jervis (IP5)
About Me: My name is Tricia Jervis, I'm a Toastmaster Member of Club Awesome and this year's VP of Membership. My professional endeavors involve maintaining my nursing license while working in the software industry as a Business Analyst at MatrixCare for one of our Clinical application, used in long term Healthcare by hundreds of residential/skilled nursing communities nationwide. I chose Toastmasters for its history of supporting others and fostering an environment of positive examples from a diverse organization of members from all walks of life, at all sides of the living spectrum. Speaking still makes me anxious, but my journey is only beginning!
My name is Tricia. Do your team members have all the tools they need to get their work done? I’m a Clinical Product owner who helps my stakeholders run their Clinical Software by keeping it innovative and user friendly. You Don’t have time to keep up with the regulatory nuances that your nurses and doctors need! With Software that is tailored to your needs, create Customized processes. Let my Product give your staff the opportunity to care for their Residents without the worry of the software you’re using and have ME at your fingertips on a regular basis. Here’s my card and if you don’t mind, I’ll take your info as well.
VP of Public Relations
Tamra Smart (DL1)
About Me: No effort is required on my part when speaking with my friends and family! However, in doing my own self-assessment, I realized that I wasn't necessarily assertive when speaking to others outside of my comfort zone. I knew that I had to take action and address this gap! Signing up and attending Toastmasters is one of the single best personal and professional decisions that I've made! I have found this Toastmaster camaraderie to be a nurturing yet challenging environment...exactly what I needed! It's great to be surrounded by like-minded individuals who also have a desire to sharpen and develop their speaking, presentation and leadership skills. Although I'm not a long-tenured Toastmaster, I've seen the difference that being a club member has already made in the way in which I articulate myself. The question that I now ask myself is "how come I didn't know about this program before?".
Sgt. at Arms
Jose Perales (DL LD1)
Nardia Aldridge (DTM)
About Me: 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.
Mark Combs (PM1)
Immediate Past President
Tyler Storer (MS2)
David F. Carr (DTM)
About Me: Since I first served as Club President in 2012, I've been an area director, district social media director, and founding President of Online Presenters Toastmasters. I also run the WordPress for Toastmasters project, based on software originally developed for use at Club Awesome. Professionally, I am a writer and editor who spent years working for technology publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Internet World. I am the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and have given keynote presentations at technology conferences in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm. I consult on editorial and digital projects through Carr Communications Inc.
About Me: I am a self-employed, entrepreneur, Lawn Service provider for South Florida. Throughout the 20 years of experience in my profession, I recently became full-time. I have a passion for bringing our living environment to life and being performing outside here in south Florida makes it all the better. During my adventure in this new chapter, I'm looking to expand and create jobs for people. I also love to perform music as a DJ and spend time with family and friends.
Diane Diamantis (ACB, ALB)
About Me: I have provided writing and PR services to South Florida since 1996. Originally from Rome, GA, I attended University of Georgia and now work from home in Boca Raton, FL. I help companies spread the word about new products, services, personnel and all types of company news for small to medium sized businesses and non profit organizations. I also co-founded a 501c3 non-profit organization, Dollars 4 Tic Scholars, with my daughter, Kelsey. We award college scholarships to students who face the challenges of Tourette Syndrome. I came in Second Place in the Toastmasters 2015 Division B Evaluation Contest. I have served as Secretary and as Treasurer of Club Awesome Toastmasters.
Bruce Goldfarb (ACB, CL)
About Me: I have lived in So Florida and been a realtor here for over 28 years. I am a tennis player,karioke singer and swimmer.
Madalina Iordache (LD3)
About Me: I am a brand strategist and marketing expert. My focus is on helping small business owners reach their goals and grow their businesses by implementing strategic marketing tactics. Born and raised in Romania, I moved to Florida in 2006 and started my company, Bright Pink Agency, in 2008. A journalist by training, my true passion is communication, whether visual or verbal. In a past life, I used to be a photographer with an interest in surreal digital art, published a book, had a few shows and won several awards before shifting my focus onto marketing and business. I live in Coral Springs, Florida with my husband Alex and three daughters. We enjoy traveling and the outdoors - camping, kayaking, mountain biking.
About Me: After attending the University of South Florida and focusing on business and finance, I dove headfirst into the financial services industry. Since 2008, I’ve been the president of Lesk Financial, a Florida based financial services firm. Currently, I live in Coral Springs, Florida with my wife of 24 years, Ricia, and our two children.
As a professional in long term care, life insurance and gifting strategies, I take an active role in educating clients about retirement, tax-advantaged investing, and advanced estate planning. A collaboration with Lesk Financial can ultimately help you reduce income, estate, capital gains and gift taxes.
Since I believe proper advice goes beyond simply having a plan, I'm committed to understanding your entire life, not just the financial aspect of it. With over 24 years of financial planning, I understand what you need. By helping clarify your personal goals, together we'll set a course so you can pursue them.
Please feel free to reach out to Lesk Financial 24/7 - We're here for you and ready to educate the right way!
Bruce Pockey (DTM)
About Me: I am a Long Term member (affectionately known as a crouton) of Club Awesome Toastmasters for over 20 years. As of July 2018 I have attained my Distinguished Toastmaster designation. I remain a Toastmaster because of what Toastmasters has done for me personally and professionally, and to help others to get from Toastmasters what they need. I am the owner of Future Funding Unlimited, Inc. an independent insurance agency involved in Financial Services and Insurance including group and individual coverage for Life, Health, Disability, Long Term Care, and Supplemental Insurance. What sets me apart is my CPR service! Everything I do is Customized, Personalized, and highly Responsive. I am more than your agent. I am your advocate!