District Leadership Directory

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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.

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Michelle Leway, DTM
Conference Chair

Distinguished Toastmaster Michelle LeWay has been in Toastmasters since January 2014 & just earned her 2nd DTM. She has fulfilled multiple roles in her home District of 47 – Area Director, Division Director, District Contest Chair, Club Mentor, Club Coach and has organized and run over 15 Youth Leadership Programs in South Florida. She has held numerous club officer roles & has been involved in over 175 speech contests in her Toastmasters career. Michelle has been honored twice with the Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year award. Her grown-up job is as a Procurement Specialist for Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, but her background in theatre, clowning & circus arts helps keeps the balance between her adult side & her inner child. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Michelle found a crazy, beloved family in the Toastmasters & loves to help others achieve things that they didn’t think were possible.

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Beverly Ledgister
Area 10 Director

Beverly is a Retired Registered Nurse and is now in the Health Coaching arena. She’s married with three adult daughters. She joined Weston area toastmasters 4 years ago to be a better speaker. She has held the roles of Sargent At Arms, President, and most recently Vice President of Education and Treasurer for the Weston area Toastmasters Club. She is passionate about preventative health and personal growth.
Beverly credits Toastmasters on her growth in leadership, communication and public speaking skills.

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Nazima London
Area 14 Director

I was born Cheryl Nazima Alli in a small country in South America called Guyana.
I migrated to the United States about 3 decades ago, most of my life in the USA has been in South Florida.
I have a daughter who is the light of my life, she inspires me to do the best that I can and to love life the way that she does!
I love the outdoors and enjoy riding my bike, going to the beach, kayaking and hanging out with my friends.
I joined Broward College Toastmasters Club 3 years ago and have missed only one meeting because it was impossible to join from the air.
I enjoy being toastmaster; I feel that I have become a better and more competent speaker than I was 3 years ago. I would like to acquire my DTM status one day soon.

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Lucas Lopes
Area 32 Director

Lucas enjoys getting out of his comfort zone and diving into new challenges whether that is in extreme sports, dancing, or leadership opportunities. When he found The Toastmasters Club at FAU he knew it was the perfect place to do just that. Now he enjoys helping new members find their courage and meet their goals whatever they may be. Lucas is an Air Force veteran, Research Engineer at The Pennsylvania State University, father, and a Senior in Mechanical engineering at F.A.U.