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Lois Margolin, DTM
District Director

Distinguished Toastmaster Lois Margolin has been an officer in at least one of her clubs since she joined in 2012. She is currently a member of 2 hybrid clubs and 1 true in-person club. She the Treasurer of Outspoken Toastmasters and Club Powerspeakers. Lois has sponsored 131 Toastmasters.

Regarding the District, Lois was the District Finance Manager (3 times) the District Contest Chair for Florida and Technical Support Co-Chair in 2019 when we went virtual, the BLAZING B Division Director, Club Growth Director and Program Quality Director! Lois felt it was important to serve in each role before becoming District 47s District Director.

On a professional level, Lois is a CPA and her company is cleverly labeled Lois Margolin, LLC. Lois is a part time CFO for multiple companies. Lois Margolin, LLC allows you to do what you do best, manage your business and make money. In addition, Lois has a bookkeeping company that manages the daily accounting activity.

Lois loves Toastmaster’s because it provides her the opportunity to mentor people and help them discover their inner light. She believes there is nothing more rewarding than helping people find their confidence and voice. Toastmasters makes her heart sing.

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Christine Cajuste
Finance Manager

Christine Cajuste join Toastmasters in 2019 and is a member of Club Power Speakers and Toastmasters of Tamarac.
She is an Accountant by trade and currently works in Municipal Government. With over thirty years in her profession. Christine is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master’s in business administration from Florida Atlantic University.
Christine is a follower of Christ. A favorite verse being “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” She is a mother, and her hobbies include reading (for its entertainment value), walking and light gaming (Sudoku being the game of choice for the moment).
The main aim of joining Toastmasters was to improve extemporaneous and Public Speaking skills, however, having discovered the Toastmasters have so much more to offer. Christine boasts that Toastmasters is by far the best investment she has ever made and will be a Toastmaster for life.

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Andrea Robinson, DTM
Public Relations Manager

Andrea Robinson is an Assistant Managing Editor at Law360, a New York City-based international legal publication. She also is an award-winning journalist and media relations consultant with more than three decades of experience.
Andrea joined Toastmasters International 13 years ago, after avoiding the organization for several years. After joining, she embraced the concepts and purposes of Toastmasters. She achieved her Distinguished Toastmaster achievement in 2020.
Andrea has served in District 47 as Division A Director and as Area Director. She is known for lending a hand to clubs in need by offering suggestions on how to engage members and tips for reaching out to their surrounding community. She also served as the editor of the Sunshiner during the leadership of District Governor Anthony “Tony” Longley.
In her professional life, Andrea appears as a contributor to the local ABC affiliate, WPLG Channel-10. For two decades she served as writer and editor at The Miami Herald, where she specialized in urban affairs reporting.
Her other organizational involvements include memberships in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., NAACP, the National Association of Black Journalists, South Florida Black Journalists, and Public Relations Society of America. In her spare time, she enjoys singing at the Universal Truth Center for Better Living in Miami Gardens.

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Susan Vineta, DTM
Admin Manager

Susan Vineta, DTM, a member of Toastmasters International since 2015, currently serving as the District 47, Southeast Florida and Bahamas Administrative Manager. She is a member of Daybreak, Sunrise, and Art of Speaking Toastmasters. Last year, she served as District 47 Club Extension Co-Chair. She received recognition as the 2023 Super Nova for Division A and as 2021-2022 Area 15 Director a Select Distinguished Area received the Division A Area Director of the Year award.
Professionally, Dr. Susan, a wellness entrepreneur, serves her practice members as founder of Better Energy Everyday, a concierge practice serving clients on-site with chiropractic care, nutritional consults
and lifestyle modifications providing strategies for optimized health.
Dr. Susan, passionate about the environment, chiropractic, and human rights, frequents Florida’s and the U.S. Capital’s policymakers advocating for betterment. As a professional volunteer, who loves to give back to the community, Dr. Susan gives of her time to several organizations aligned with her passions.
Currently, she is collaborating to manifest her vision of creating a sustainable healing center within Peace on Earth Ecovillage. Dr. Susan’s mission is to provide a sanctuary with access to world-class healers for residents and guests to be educated and guided to peace, love, joy, and better energy every day.

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Brandon Kinsey, DTM
Parliamentarian

Brandon Kinsey joined Toastmasters for a single month in 2007 before his work schedule changed. But let’s be honest, who really wants to attend a meeting at 7AM on Fridays? He came back in 2010 as a charter member of Outspoken Toastmasters, who meets at a much more reasonable time of Noon, where he still remains active to this day. He has served with District 47 for many years, at various times serving as District Webmaster, District Sound Engineer, Area Director, and District Pathways Chair. He earned his DTM in 2018.
When he’s not at Toastmasters he volunteers with the Boy Scouts of America, helping to mentor the next generation in leadership and service. He earned his Eagle Scout in 2004, and encourages the youth he mentors to do the same.
To support his Toastmasters and Boy Scout hobbies, Brandon is the Support Manager for IT Fusion. He earned his Bachelor’s in IT Business Management from Western Governor’s University in 2016. He now spends his days solving problems and looking for solutions, and occasionally asking clients to “turn it off and back on again.”
He currently serves as the District Parliamentarian where he helps educate and promote the use of Robert’s Rules.

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Jeanine Kinsey, DTM, PDD
District Webmaster

Distinguished Toastmaster, Jeanine Kinsey has been a member of Toastmasters since August 2006. She has served in several club officer roles and district roles since then including District Treasurer, Conference Chair, District Webmaster, Division Governor, Lieutenant Governor Marketing, Lieutenant Governor Education & Training and Distinguished District Director. She has earned two DTMs in the traditional path and is now working on her first Pathways DTM. She was a co-founder of her current club, Outspoken Toastmasters in 2010 and currently serves as the VP Education.
She is President of an IT Consulting Company, web designer, consultant and speaker and enjoys sharing her stories of living “Blind Sighted” with her audiences.
She has been married to Matt Kinsey for 34 years, has 2 adult children Brandon and Erin, and 2 grandchildren; Michael and Ayden. She is also very active in her church and in the Boy Scouts and enjoys hiking, camping, cycling and reading in her spare time.

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Andre Noudjo
Logistics Manager

Andre Noudjo has been a dedicated member of Toastmasters since 2016. Joining Toastmasters to improve his communication skills, he quickly discovered a community of caring individuals
driven to help others. Andre is always excited to share the valuable benefits he has gained from Toastmasters and eagerly serves others.
As a former Area Director, Andre actively contributed to the success of the clubs and the Division goals. He has welcomed the challenges and thrived on transforming his Toastmasters journey
into a cherished treasure. Andre's commitment to being a servant leader has led him to serve as the Annual Conference Co-Chair, from July 2022 to June 2023 and as the Club Retention Co-Chair from July 2021 to June 2022 for District 47. Andre's leadership extends beyond Toastmasters into his professional role as a college instructor. He is a passionate Toastmaster, dedicated educator, and accomplished professional who continues to make significant contributions to the Toastmasters community and beyond. Excited to serve as your Logistics Manager during the Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

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Antionette Fox, DTM, PRA
Advisor

DTM Antionette Fox joined Toastmasters October 1, 1999 and has served in many roles.
Area Governor & Division Governor of the Year for District 47
Division I – 2003/2004, Evaluator of the Year for the Bahamas for the year 2002-2003.
She is a Past President’s Distinguished District Governor achieving the rank of #5 in the World for District 47 out of 91 Districts
In 2018 because of her past performances and experience, she was called again to serve as District Director 2018/2019
She has served Toastmasters International in 2010/2011 as the first Region Advisor of Marketing for Region VIII, consisting of 7 Districts and during its rebranding phase as one of Toastmasters International first Brand Ambassador 2011/20012
After serving as District Governor she went back in the line up to serve her club Action for Achievement Club 1095 as its President for the 2009/2010 year, where she led the Club to Presidents Distinguished.
She is a Member of Transitions Mentoring Program, a group that Mentors young people throughout the Bahamas to transition in the different areas of life.
Antionette is a Business Analyst in the Managing Director’s Office of CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank and she holds a Management degree, an Accounting degree, the Certified Administrative Professional Certification, the Human Resources Manager Certification and a Certification in Hospitality Management. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and is currently pursuing her Masters in Management with Finance with 3 courses remaining.
Antionette has attained 8 Distinguished Toastmaster Awards
Antionette served as Region I Advisor 2022-2023 for the 2nd time where she assists Districts 7, 15, 39 & 57 located in Washington, California, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Oregon.
She is the proud mother of 2 beautiful daughters, Shakell Rolle and Ciarrah Newbold, son-in-law Guido Rolle and 2 handsome grandboys Johnathan and Judah.

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Barbara Strasdas, DTM, PDD
Youth Leadership Florida Co-Chair

Barbara Strasdas is a 23-year member of Toastmasters International. When she earned her Distinguished Toastmaster award in 2011, she was as proud and excited as when she received her CPA license. She now holds 4 DTM awards.
In her toastmaster journey she has had the opportunity to serve in many leadership roles: 2020-2021 District 47 Director, 2019-2020 Finance Manager,
Division Director, 2 years as Area Governor, and Chair of 5 District committees, as well as 25+ club officer positions.
She has also received these accolades: 2009 and 2014 Division D Outstanding Toastmaster, and 2023 Area 42 Super Nova.
In her professional life, her career path has been as a CPA in industry. Her creation of the mentorship program with the Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year has shown her how reaching out to the community youth will impact our future generation. She has proudly worked with 10 Youth Of the Year candidates – five of those winning the county title.
Her community involvement includes 2- time Chair of the FICPA Women’s Leadership Committee, Chair & Treasurer of the Palm Beach County FICPA Chapter and Board Treasurer of the Boys & Girls Club of Riviera Beach.

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Ruschellea Bain
Youth Leadership Bahamas Co-Chair

TM Russchellea Bain started her toastmasters journey October 2018. She knew to become more confident in public speaking this was something she had to do. Her home club is Cable Revolutionaries and the positions of 2019/2020 VPPR, 2020/2021 VPE and 2021/2022 President.
The First Breakfast Toastmasters Club of the Bahamas is where she is a dual member and was the 2021/2022 VPPR. TM Bain is the immediate past Area 62 Director with the area finishing at Select Distinguished and Division F Director 2022/2023. She is also a member if the Pinewood trendsetters and is the incoming VPPR. Using the acronym R.I.S.E., the toastmasters core values Integrity, respect, service & excellence is applied to her life
TM Bain also believes that the youths are the future and is a District Manager in The Youth Empowerment Program (YEP). Within YEP she was 2nd place Mentor of the Year, 2019, nominee for Assistant District Manager of the year 2021 and recently winning District Manager of the Year 2022. She’s also a Certified Youth Leader under the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Culture and a National Youth Leader nominee 2019.
TM Bain puts God first in all she does. She is a member of Global Worship Center where she is the Assistant Leader of the Alter Ministry.
She loves her son with all that is in her and she believes in empowering others as she empowers herself.

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CeCe Espeut, DTM
Recognition Florida Co-Chair

CeCe Espeut is a former US Marine, author, and two-time TEDx speaker. She joined Toastmasters in 2016 and since then has achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster Award four times. CeCe is a member of four clubs. CeCe has served in District 47 as an Area Director and as Club Growth Committee Chair, where she helped 200+ Toastmasters achieve their Distinguished Toastmasters award.
CeCe’s life is centered on three core values; God, Family, and Education.
CeCe currently attends Florida International University (FIU) where she is studying Industrial Organizational Psychology with an emphasis in Change Management and Personal Development.
CeCe is a keynote speaker at leadership conferences around the world where she speaks about Imposter Syndrome, Storytelling, and 2nd Chances. On the surface, these topics may not seem to be related but in actuality, they all deal with the stories we tell ourselves and our beliefs.

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Yvette Barr
Recognition Bahamas Co-Chair

With an unyielding passion for excellence, Yvette embraced the opportunity to nurture and
enhance her public speaking skills when she joined Cable Beach West Toastmasters Club 6796
in 1988 and served in various club leadership roles. Due to an advancement in her educational
studies and a new family, her life took a different path. Born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas,
Yvette rejoined Toastmasters, Healing Communicators Club 7178 in December 2020.
Since renewing her commitment to Toastmasters, Yvette has served as Treasurer and Secretary
in Healing Communicators Club 7178. She is the Vice President Membership Elect. She also
served as Treasurer of the East Central Archdeaconry Club 7717904. She is an Area 22 Director,
2022 – 2023. Yvette has conducted numerous Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) trainings
and facilitations during the 2022 – 2023 Toastmasters year.
Yvette has worked in the financial services industry for more than 32 years. She holds a
bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance along with numerous certifications and diplomas. She
presently works in Management at a leading International Wealth Management Company.
She is an active member of St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Nassau Bahamas. She, along with her
husband David, are the proud parents of one daughter, Daisha Sara Elize.
Her favorite quote is “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me”.

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Shakira Taylor, DTM, PDD
District Leadership Committee Chair

Shakira Taylor is an International Transformation Trainer & Coach | Author | UFBL (Universal Foundation for Better Living) Licensed Teacher. A graduate for Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business and Marketing. She earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Shakira holds a Masters Certificate in Metaphysical Studies from Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary where she currently teaches adults practical tools in creating better living.
Shakira joined Toastmasters International in January 2010. Since that time, she served in numerous clubs, Area, Division and District positions – her favorite being any position that allows her to mentor and fan the flame of success and empowerment in other Toastmasters. She is the 2021-2022 Past District Director for District 47.
Shakira believes “our real work is about mastering ourselves, not other things,” she explains. “I believe that within the habits, labels, and experiences we have, lay the gifts we must share with the world. My purpose is simply this “to encourage transformation and inspire the divine connection in myself and others.”
She is married to DEEP Transformation Coach and Senior Minister of Universal Truth Center for Better Living in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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Maurice Fuller, DTM, PDD
Credentials Chair

Dr. Maurice Fuller is a member of Universal Toastmasters, Universal Advanced Toastmasters and Toastmasters Everywhere in Brazil. He has achieved 3 Distinguished Toastmaster designations. He has sponsored, mentored, and coached numerous clubs. In District 47. At the District level he served as past Distinguished Area Governor to Division E Area 51 and as a past Club Coach Chair for District 47 and as a President’s Distinguished Division Director in 2018.
At the International Level he represented District 47 as a Content Pilot Liaison; working on developing the Revitalized Education Curriculum now renamed Pathways which we are now working with today.
Maurice is a Past District Director for District 47 and under his leadership earned the Distinguished District Award for the year 2018-2019. He was also Awarded District Director of the year for region 8 at the International Convention in summer 2019. In 2022 he received a Presidential Citation from Toastmasters International in recognition of outstanding achievement toward the goals and ideals of Toastmasters International.
Throughout his Toastmasters’ career he has presented many workshops to the District, Divisions, Areas, Clubs and TLIs.
He recently retired as a Clinical Pharmacist.. He is an ordained Inter-spiritual Minister, A certified Inter-spiritual Counselor, a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and an Certified Advanced Jack Canfield Success Principles Trainer.
He is passionate about helping people to feel alive, grounded, and purposeful through art, the practice of mindfulness and meditation. He has presented retreats, workshops and classes on Spiritual and Mindfulness Practices exploring ways of translating mindfulness teachings and spiritual practices in an urban, lay context, and supporting others in the practice of awakening.
He is an ambassador for Toastmasters wherever he goes and truly exemplifies the Toastmaster core values.

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Sew Balgobin
Realignment Committee Chair

Sew Balgobin (Vejay) is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer, who is the owner of VJ Network Solutions, where he provides computer support and services. He was Division A Shooting Star in 2020-2021 term, he has earned his Triple Crown award in 2022 and is now the Immediate Past Division A Director. Vejay became a Distinguished Toastmaster within three years as a member of Toastmasters International which will propel him to the next level of leadership. As a business owner Vejay is an active member of the Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce where he networks with other professionals to expand his business.

Vejay believes that preparation is the key for everything you do in life. He said that if you are prepared, then you are one step ahead of the game. Vejay is always willing to take on leadership roles in his personal and professional life. His motto is “Leadership with results.”

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Rhonda Sternberg
Audit Committee Chair

Rhonda Sternberg joined toastmasters July 2017 and is a member of both Chamber Voices and Outspoken Toastmasters. She is currently serving as the President of Chamber Voices.
She is an attorney with an estate planning practice and a CPA with a tax practice both in Coral Springs Florida. When not working, she likes to spend time with family and friends, and her fur baby puppy Lily.

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Rosena Duncanson, DTM
Audit Committee Member

Rosena Duncanson, DTM is a passionate writer, mentor, life coach and first time published poetry author of Memories of a Misguided Rose. Rosena has attained many professional accolades and takes part in both civic and professional development organizations.
Rosena Duncanson is a Senior Manager at a professional services organization. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree with a focus in Computer Science from Tennessee State University and a Masters of Business Administration with a Speciality in Cybersecurity from St. Thomas University. As a leader in Risk Advisory, she holds the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) designations with over fifteen(15) years of professional experience.
She has served at both the club and District Level. She is the Immediate Past President of Healing Communicators Toastmasters Club and recently earned the Distinguished Toastmaster Designation. She has also served in the past as Area Director and is the past District 47 Speech Contest Co-Chair.
She embraces her passion for youth development and helping others, through mentoring and coordinating various volunteer initiatives including coordinating Toastmasters’ Youth Leadership Programs and a read aloud program initiated with a local primary school to promote literacy in The Bahamas.

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Thomas Long
Audit Committee Member

Thomas Long has been a member of the Port St. Lucie Speakers Toastmasters club since October 2011 and is currently enrolled in the Innovative Planning and Leadership Development paths. He has served in various leadership roles within the Port St. Lucie Speakers club, including as a Past President. Thomas has helped with both in person and virtual speech contests and was a member of the Toastmasters District 47 audit committee for the 2020 – 2021 Toastmasters year.