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About Me: 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 Education
About Me: Christine Campbell wears many hats – she’s an accomplished author, motivational speaker, columnist, podcaster, and entrepreneur. She is a toastmaster activist and at one time belonged to eight groups, attending weekly in all of them. Currently she is the Division B Director 2023-2024. Christine is also the founder Owners2Owners Business Networking Group.
Her philosophy on life is “Set Yourself Free, Live in the present, Dream for the future, and Experience the Magic of New Beginnings!” With over 45 years in marketing, promotions, and public relations background experience under her belt; she strongly believes that giving back to society is a great way to succeed in life.
Christine authored her first book titled “Newby 101: Network Marketing from the Inside Out,” which was published on Amazon (January 2022), in which eighty percent focuses on self-development. She is finishing her second book titled “Live your P.U.R.P.O.S.E.” which offers tips on how to make the most out of life.
Christine is happily married to John – her best friend and soulmate. They were married on 11-11-11. They have a large, blended family consisting of eight kids with their respective spouses along with sixteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
VP of Membership
Asuncion "Susi" Caraballo
VP of Public Relations
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.
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
About Me: I am a 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.
As part of my day job, I enjoy developing strategies to help businesses grow their revenue. On a lighter note, I like to stay physically active and spend time outdoors.
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 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: Greetings!
After attending the University of South Florida with a keen emphasis on business and finance, I passionately embraced the financial services realm. Since 2008, I’ve had the honor of leading Lesk Financial, a prestigious financial services firm nestled in the heart of Florida.
I currently call Coral Springs, Florida, home, where I share the joys of life with my wonderful wife, our two dynamic children, a pair of spirited Golden Doodles, and one rather unconventional cat who’s convinced he’s part of the dog pack!
My professional journey has been largely centered on long-term care, life insurance, and alternative fixed-income products. With the mission to enlighten clients about retirement intricacies, tax-optimized investing, and leveraging estate planning with these financial tools, my aim has always been to create a meaningful impact. Engaging with Lesk Financial is not just about expert guidance; it’s about strategic planning that can potentially mitigate a range of taxes, from income to estate.
I firmly believe that effective financial counsel transcends mere planning. It’s about holistic understanding, encompassing every facet of your life, not just the numbers on a spreadsheet. With a rich experience spanning over two and a half decades in financial planning, I’ve gained insights into diverse needs and aspirations. My goal is to help crystallize your objectives and chart a path tailored to your aspirations.
At Lesk Financial, our doors and minds are always open. Anytime you wish to delve deeper into financial knowledge, we’re here, committed to imparting education 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!