District Leadership Directory

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Steven Harwood, DTM

Steven Harwood, DTM is a Toastmaster for over 15 years. He a Charter Member of Zhong-Mei (Chinese-Eng.) Bilingual Toastmasters in NYC, Co-Founder and incoming VP Membership, of Broward Bilingual (Span.-Eng) Toastmasters Club (“Florida’s first Bilingual Toastmasters Club”), Charter Member and incoming President of Bilingual Toastmasters (French-Eng.) du Grand Toronto, Charter member of Peel Bilingual Toastmasters (Span.-Eng) in Toronto, and incoming VP Membership for Good Morning Gelfand
Toastmasters. In District 47 Steve has served as Area Director, District 47 Chair for Club Expansion, was Div. B’s 2012 Outstanding Toastmaster, and was Runner-Up in Div. B’s 2017 International Speech
Contest. Fluent in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin and with knowledge of Hindi, Steve is an international entrepreneur, President of Latin Nexus, LLC, where he helps companies expand their global footprint in international markets. In his corporate life, Steve held posts with major US and European healthcare companies as Regional Director Asia/Pacific, Regional Director Latin America, and as an expatriate based in India and Taiwan. Steve is also a former Adjunct Professor of International Business in the MBA program of the State Univ. of New York at Binghamton.

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Ana Paula Harwood
Area 15 Director

Ana Paula Harwood is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a Doctorate degree; she’s been in Oncology for last 15 years at Sylvester Cancer Center. She is originally from Brazil. Ana has been involved with Nurse Practitioner causes for quite a few years, starting at Sylvester Cancer Center with the Nurse Practitioner Council, then, Uhealth Council where she had a role of secretary. She was appointed by the Miami Dade Nurse Practitioner Council (MDNPC) to be the secretary and more recently as Florida Nurse Practitioner Network (FNPN) secretary.
Ana has been a member of Good Morning Gelfand Toastmaster Club for many years, however, for the last three years has shown commitment and being part of the Executive Board where she’s been a board member in almost all roles, except Treasurer and VP Membership.
Ana is passionate about helping others, spending time with family and friends. She’s married to Steven Harwood, and has a dog named Dya.

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Roxanne Hosein
Area 31 Director

Roxanne joined Toastmasters at the start of a Global Pandemic as her training ground toward realizing her dream of being a professional keynote speaker on both live stages and the virtual platform.
She has held office at the club level every year since her first year as a toastmaster until serving as an Area Director for Area 33 in Division C last year. She enjoyed it so much, she came back for more.
Roxanne takes pride in her heritage which roots spread far and wide to parts including Scotland, Portugal, India and the Ivory Coast culminating in the West Indies. She is married to her best friend, is a proud mother of a remarkable young man with a family of his own, a grandmother of three.
She continues on her journey of realizing her vision of being a professional speaker, trainer, storyteller, and online-learning content creator.

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John Hockey, DTM
Division D Director

2023 marks the fortieth year of my professional career in the real estate and construction industries. As part of my elevator speech, “…I have built over $1.0 billion in construction and the same volume in real estate transactions all over the world…” The two largest companies of employment are IBM and Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Inc. Currently own my own construction company, Caliber Contracting, Inc., and as a Broker Associate with RE/MAX of Stuart.
After completing the Dale Carnegie Course at the expense of IBM in the late eighties, Dale Carnegie suggested joining Toastmasters International. After attending two meetings in Poughkeepsie, New York, I was transferred to San Jose, California. It was not until I reinvented myself in 2010 that I finally join Palm City Orators.
John achieved his Distinguished Toastmaster (“DTM”) award on May 10, 2016. He served as an Area Governor in the 2012-2013 fiscal year. “Yes,” over ten years ago, when they still called the position Area Governor. Why return to leadership now?” Because I have been blessed by what Toastmasters International has done for me; feel the need to give back; changing the trajectory of the club for the future.