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Beverly Ledgister
Division A Director

Beverly is a Retired Registered Nurse and is now in the Health & Life Coaching arena. She’s married with three adult daughters (all married) and 4 grandkids. She joined Weston Area Toastmasters in 2019 because she wanted to be a better speaker. She has held the roles of Sargent At Arms, President, Vice President of Education, and Treasurer for the Weston area Toastmasters Club. Most recently she served as Division A Area Director (23/24). She is passionate about preventative health and personal growth.
Beverly credits Toastmasters for her growth in leadership, communication and public speaking skills.

Carolyn Perez
Area 10 Director
Marie Cine
Area 11 Director

Marie Cine joined Toastmasters six years ago (2018) because she decided that she wanted to become a better public speaker and more effective leader. Since then, Marie has served in the roles of VP Education, Secretary, and Treasurer for the Gelfand Good Morning Toastmasters Club, which she has represented in numerous speech contests at different levels of competition. Professionally, Marie has been employed in the public sector for over 17 years where she has held various posts. While actively pursuing her career, she obtained a master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Nova Southeastern University and has served as Marketing Chair for the South Florida Chapter of National Forum for Black Public Administrators. She is passionate about personal growth and learning, and hopes to motivate and inspire others to pursue their dreams beyond the ordinary.

Claudia Zapata
Area 12 Director
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Steve Hogan
Area 13 Director

Steve Hogan has been an active member of Toastmasters International since 2009. Throughout his tenure, he has served as Club President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Steve holds a BS in General Business and has more than 30 years of experience in retail management. In 2009, he transitioned to a new career as a licensed Realtor, leveraging his management background in the real estate industry.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys golfing, a passion that complements his professional and personal life.

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Nichole Nelson
Area 14 Director

Nichole is an Educator with 28 years of experience teaching Mathematics and a Realtor with over 5 years of experience serving communities in South Florida. Three years ago she joined North Miami Beach Toastmasters to become a more confident speaker and leader. She has served as Vice President of Membership and is serving her second term as Vice President of Education.