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District Leadership Team

The District 37 Leadership Team is dedicated to our District’s members. It’s a great responsibility and an exciting opportunity. As facilitators of the success of our members and clubs, the team instills a sense of enthusiasm, fidelity and responsibility throughout the district. If you are new to Toastmasters or are searching for a club in your community, use our Find a Club tool.

District Chairs & Ambassadors
Division & Area Directors
Past District Governors / Directors

Bill Marlow

District Director

Elmer Hill

Program Quality Director

Ramona Baylor

Club Growth Director                        (East)

Jody Koonce

Club Growth Director   (West)

Jody Koonce

Administrative Manager

Jim Carmody

Finance Manager

David Lindquist

Public Relations Manager

Michael Beach

Audit Chair

Bob Pierce


Peter Agiovlassitis

Logistics Manager

District Chairs & Ambassadors

Glenda Teams-Edwards

Immediate Past District Director

Judy Patton

Registration Chair

Gary Cohen

District Contest Chair

Pete Breidenbach, DTM

District Timer and Historian

Cindy Su Hanselman

Youth Leadership Coordinator – East

Abdul Hye

Youth Leadership Coordinator – West

Dawn Webb

Education Manager

Ron Crews

District Photographer

Rei Fuller

Director’s Council Mentor (West)

Karlene Phillips

Director’s Council Mentor (East)

Jamon Glover

District AV Chair

Toni Valakas

Realignment Chair

Vicki Johns

Credentials Chair

Michelle Bennett

District Chief Judge

Club Growth Team – East

Sharon Anita Hill

Club Extension Chair

Ken Taylor

Club Coach Committee

Greg Lane

Club Coach Committee

Dwayne Whiting

Coastal Sponsor / Mentor Committee

Ruth Iverson

Club Sponsor / Mentor Committee

Club Growth Team – West

Katrynah Talbert

Club Coach Team Metrolina


Bob Pierce

Club Coach Team Mountains


Valda Ford

Club Coach Team Triad


Wayne Grubaugh

Club Extension Mountains


Tim Edwards

Club Extension Mountains


Division & Area Directors

Peter Baumgarten

Division A Director

Jenny Bardoczi

Area 1 Director

Smokey Mountain Toastmasters Club
Asheville Toastmasters Club
Blue Ridge Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters On A Mission
Franklin Community Toastmasters

Stan Coss

Area 2 Director

Four Seasons Toastmasters
Land of Sky Club
Ridgefield Toastmasters
New Dimensions Toastmasters
Advanced Toastmasters of Asheville

Alicia Hughes

Area 3 Director

Lincolnton Toastmasters Club
Gastonia Toastmasters Club
Dye Hard Club
Cleveland County Communicators

Phyllis Kombol

Area 4 Director

Corning Wizards of Ahs
High Country Toastmasters
Catawba Valley Toastmasters Club
Burke Toastmasters

Catherine Maillet

Division B Director

Myrna Cooper

Area 11 Director

Toasters and Ovens
East Coast Electric Toasters
TIAA-CREF / Toastmasters of the Carolinas
Wells Fargo Research Drive Toastmasters
Friendship Toastmasters

Patricia Lisun

Area 12 Director

Caffeinated Boneheads
Lake Norman Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters at the Lake
Lowe’s Home Improvement
Davidson Toastmasters Club


Area 13 Director

People Growing Together
Goldmine Toastmasters Club
Yawn Patrol Zone Club
Eat Your Words Toastmasters

Brittney Connor

Area 14 Director

Wells Fargo CIC Toastmasters Club
University City Toastmasters Club
Etc – Etc Club
UNC Charlotte Toastmasters
Wells Fargo IP
Charlotte Toastmasters @ The Hartford

Randy O’Neill

Area 15 Director

Kenton Place Toastmasters
Advanced Communicators of Charlotte
B4 Nine Toastmasters
Aramark Healthcare Tech


Division C Director

Brian Crutchfield”

Area 21 Director

Wells Fargo Stagecoach Speakers Uptown Charlotte
High Energy Club
CPCC Toastmasters
Gateway to Speaking Excellence
Toast of the Crown

Nehal Tanna

Area 22 Director

Bank of America Uptown Toastmasters Club
Stadium Overlook Club
FUN Toastmasters
Public Service Toastmasters

Kedar Bullock

Area 23 Director

Atrium Health
CHS ToastMasters
ESP Toastmasters
Queen City Toastmasters Club
Greater Opportunity Speaking

Melissa Steadman

Area 24 Director

Piedmont Natural Gas Toastmasters
Southpark Toastmasters Club
Hornet’s Nest Toastmasters Club
Little Big Mouths

Eugene Ellington

Area 25 Director

Monday Six-O
Primetime Media Masters
Sealed Air Charlotte Toastmasters
Toastmasters Tuesdays

Wai Yau

Division D Director

Matt Smith

Area 31 Director

Belk’s Sto-Re-Tellers Club
Charlotte Works Toastmasters
Compass Speaks Out Club
RoundPoint Elite
Professional Edge Toastmasters

Johnny Bowman

Area 32 Director

Ship Masters Taostmasters
Microsoft Charlotte Toastmasters
Siemens Eloquent Energizers
BASF Toastmasters

Keturah June

Area 33 Director

Premier Toastmasters
Ballantyne Toastmasters
ADP Charlotte Toastmasters
SoChar Toastmasters

Mariana Denobili

Area 34 Director

Steele Creek TM
Transformation Toastmasters
PMMC Toastmasters
Bank of America Toastmasters Ballantyne
Charlotte NC-SYF Toastmasters

LaQuandra Bass

Area 35 Director

Matthews/Stallings Toastmasters
Ballantyne Lunch Toastmasters
Stagecoach Speakers Ballantyne
Toastmasters of Waxhaw
Union County Government Toastmasters

Beth Riggsbee

Division E Director

Anastasia Powell

Area 41 Director

Empire Toastmasters Club
Mercury Club
Northwestern Club
Forsyth Club


Area 42 Director

Aextreme Toastmasters Club
Voices of Leadership Toastmasters Club
High Point Toastmasters Club
ADI Techmasters Club


Area 43 Director

Bus Masters
Mainstream Club
Chair City Toastmasters Club
Triad Talkers at PTRC
Speak to Lead
Kernersville Toastmasters

Vanessa Hoffman

Area 44 Director

WEC Express
Winston-Salem State University Computer Science
Center Stagecoach Toastmasters
Winston-Salem Toastmasters
Hanes T-Masters
Stagecoach Speakers Linden

Willene Rucker

Division F Director

Melvin Gass, Jr.

Area 51 Director

Postmasters Toastmasters
Triad Toastmasters Club
Good Growth Toastmasters

Martha Howle

Area 52 Director

Greensboro Toastmasters Club
Gate City Vineyard Toastmasters
Carolina Christian Toastmasters

Al Green

Area 53 Director

The Progressive Toastmasters
Aggie Toastmasters
Sunrise Toastmasters
The Progressive Toastmasters

Amie Voss

Area 54 Director

Burlington TM
Lincoln Financial TM
Blue Moon Advanced TM
Expressive Leaders TM
Talk of the Town TM



Rich Lemert

Division G Director

Cecil Dharmasri

Area 61 Director

Chapel Hill Toastmasters
Hillsborough Toastmasters
Bell Tower Toastmasters Club
After 5 Bell Tower

Bob Johnson

Area 62 Director

Speak Up!
True Blue Toastmasters
Durham Club
AICPA Toastmasters
Pittsboro Toastmasters

Lakhesh Khullar

Area 63 Director

Duke Toastmasters Club
Blue Devil Toastmasters
PRATTically Speaking
GoTalk Toastmasters

Laurie Carson

Area 64 Director

R.I.E.L. Toastmasters Club
Talking Bayers Toastmasters Club
Rx Toastmasters Club
RTP Toastmasters Club
AgVocates Toastmasters

Miriam Abu

Area 65 Director

Geek Speak Toastmasters Club
NIEHS Toastmasters
Speakin’ Ezy Toastmasters Club
Smart Talk
Syngenta Toast Whisperers

Darlena Swann

Area 66 Director

City Talk Toastmasters
NC Project Leaders Toastmasters
Durham Rescue Mission Toastmasters
FHIgure of Speech
Knowledge Into Practice

Marie Kirkland

Division H Director

Abid Sheikh

Area 71 Director

RDU Toastmasters
Perimeter Park Toastmasters
Bull City Club
Gateway Toastmasters
Top Triangle Toastmasters

Smitha Mathew

Area 72 Director

Peakway Toastmasters
EMC Peak City Toastmasters
Apex Club
Cary Club

Adrien Feudjio

Area 73 Director

Credit Suisse Speak and Shine
[email protected]
RTP Power Speakers
Speak Up Speak Out
Techtalk Toastmasters
Lenovo Toastmasters US

Jean Snider

Area 74 Director

Bronco Toastmasters
Toastmasters Club of the Sandhills
Central Carolina Toastmasters
Cape Fear Toastmasters
Soaring Eagles
All American Toastmasters

Mehul Parekh

Area 75 Director

MetLife Innovators Toastmasters Club
Centre Green
Softtalk Toastmasters Club
Deere Talk Club
Fujifilm Tech Talks

Steve Pruskin

Area 76 Director

B-C-P Toastmasters
Heart of Cary Toastmasters
Wells Fargo Triangle Toastmasters
Carylina Toastmasters Club

Pam Carroll

Division I Director

Lynda Boulay

Area 81 Director

StepUp Speakers’ Circle
Cardinal Toastmasters Club
Hi-Rise Toasters Club
Centennial Visioneers
Campus Toastmasters
Mid-Day Cabaret

Preeti Gundecha

Area 82 Director

E&Y T^2
Madd Chatters Club
Raleigh Club
UCB Toastmasters

Mark Salyers

Area 83 Director

Capital City Toastmasters
MoneyTalks Club
Open Voice
Schneider Electric Toastmasters
Clayton Area Toastmasters (CAT)
We Are Wake

John Warren

Area 84 Director

Raleigh Talkmasters Club
RITSC Toastmasters Club
S+ME, Inc. Toastmasters
Bush Street Toastmasters
Tarheel Toastmasters

Katie Maloney

Area 85 Director

Bedford Toastmasters
Wake Forest Toastmasters
Captivating Dialogue
Novozyme Toastmasters
Uninterruptible and Professional (UPS) Club

Ruby Wells

Area 86 Director

High Noon Toastmasters
Born Toastmasters
In Good Company Toastmasters
Allscripts Toastmasters
East Awake Toastmasters


Division J Director

Ryan Samia

Area 91 Director

Rocky Mount Club
Greenville Toastmasters
River City Toastmasters
The Bantering Blues

Lisa Strickland

Area 92 Director

Kinston Club
Jacksonville Club
Seymour Johnson Toastmasters


Area 93 Director

Morehead City Toastmasters
Cherry Point Toastmasters
New Bern Toastmasters
Sound of Freedom Toastmasters

Janet Mordecai

Area 94 Director

Lamplighters Toastmasters
Wilmington Toastmasters
PPD Wilmington Toastmasters
Brunswick County Toastmasters