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Edgar Macero (VC3)
About Me: I am a healthcare finance professional with over 16 years of experience working in various finance roles at Fortune 500 companies. I have a bachelors degree in finance and an MBA. Recently I started a new role as Finance Manager at American Orthopedic Partners, a start-up company of medical providers. As part of that role, I will be responsible for developing a revenue recognition and forecast process for existing and newly acquired practices.
I enjoy developing strategies to help medical practices increase their revenue. On a lighter note, I like to stay physically active and spend time outdoors.
VP of Education
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 Membership
VP of Public Relations
Sgt. at Arms
Andrew Bern (DTM)
About Me: 2016-2017: President of Club Voice and Coach for Club Voice
2016-2017: DTM Manager for District 47
2015-2016: Area 24 Director, Division B
Secretary (officer) of Presidential Distinguished Club
Club Coach #3383- Distinguished
Triple Crown Recipient | ACS, ALB, High Performance Learning
Profession: Emergency Physician ( MD, FACEP)
Past Chair, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Past Member, Board of Directors (2007-2013)
Awarded Council Meritorious Service Award (2015)
Immediate Past President
Deborah Pinnock (SR1)
About Me: Deborah Pinnock is a speaker, trainer, coach and content creator. She currently works at Broward College where she equips students and alumni with the knowledge and skills needed to get into the workforce and thrive there. She is also the founder of DebTalk, LLC, an organization that provides coaching for individuals and groups, develops online courses, as well as hosting, facilitation and speaking services.
For over a decade, Deborah worked in the healthcare industry, gaining a broad range of experience including customer service, marketing, sales, employee engagement and internal communications. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication, an Associate in Science in Marketing Management, and a Bachelor of Music. She is a certified HR professional with the Society for Human Resources Management, and a certified John C. Maxwell Coach, Teacher, Trainer, and Speaker.
One of Deborah’s core beliefs is that it’s important to share our journeys with others because one person’s journey can make a positive difference in the lives of others. As such, she is passionate about creating content via her Youtube channel, Hashtag DebTalk, which leverages her wealth of experience and knowledge to help others thrive in the workplace.
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. In my day job, I’m an analyst for the digital metrics company Similarweb.
Nardia Aldridge (DTM)
About Me: Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Nardia Aldridge joined Club Awesome Toastmasters in September 2016 to overcome her fear of public speaking. 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. Since joining, she has since presented at multiple state and national conferences. In September 2018, she presented at her first International Conference in Melbourne, Australia. In August 2022, she presented at the World Federation of Occupational Therapy Congress in Paris, France.
DTM Nardia Aldridge has served in and outside the club in multiple capacities. She has served as Secretary of Club Awesome 2021-2022, Vice President of Education 2020-2021, President 2019-2020, and Vice President of Membership for the 2018-2019 year. DTM Aldridge is the Founder of Shark Tank Toastmasters, chartered on January 29, 2021. She has served as President, Treasurer, and Secretary for the club and Club Mentor. DTM Aldridge is a Club Sponsor for Positively Impacting Lives Toastmasters, chartered in 2021. In addition, she served as the Area 25 Director. She won the Area Director of the Year and Most Outstanding Area Director Awards for 2020-2021. DTM Aldridge earned her Distinguished Toastmasters Status in August of 2021.
DTM Aldridge is an Associate 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. They have two children (Alyssa and Andrew). 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 learn more about this organization and Dr. Aldridge’s passion.
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.
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.
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!
Tyler Storer (MS2)