Laura St. Louis, DTM
I joined Toastmasters in January of 2015 because I wanted to learn to be a leader. I started with one club, then added a second. The members of this club are the people that have been my biggest supporters and encouraged me to take the leap and run for Club Growth Director. I then propelled to District Director in 2020. They don’t just provide leadership support. They also provide excellent evaluations. The feedback I receive from them has been invaluable. If you are looking to advance your speaking skills, this is the place.
Nadia Marie Roumanos, IP5, DL5, VC5
Vice President Education
Nadia Marie Roumanos, MS, has been a Toastmaster for two years. She has completed Innovative Planning, Dynamic Leadership, and Visionary Communication. She has served as Sergeant at Arms, Secretary, Vice President of Membership, and Area Director in District 63. She has been Vice President of Education for CDAS since July 2021.
Regarding her educational achievements, she has achieved a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economics with a minor in Management and Technology and a concentration in Applied Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic. She also has obtained a Master of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics from Vanderbilt University, School of Medicine. She will be starting a Master of Public Health in May 2022 from University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Professionally, Nadia is a certified data analyst with Python. She works for Monogram Health as a Healthcare Analyst where she works with T-SQL, Python, and DataBricks. She has been in numerous professional development courses and has taken courses such as MIT Launching HealthTech Innovation.
Pam Sheffey, PM3
Vice President Membership
I joined Toastmasters in January 2015. Since being a member of Toastmasters and serving in various leadership roles, I have been able to grow in areas that I didn’t think I could. My goal now is to get my DTM. I joined CDAS to help me grow in my presentation and leadership skills.
Julie Townsend, SR4
Julie is the Treasurer for the C Division Advanced Speakers. She previously held the role of VP of Public Relations. Her home club is Transportation Toastmasters.
Julie Townsend is an engineer with the Michigan Department of Transportation where she manages assets for signals/sign/message boards/lights/culverts. She holds both a Bachelors and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering with Michigan State University. Julie is also a licensed engineer in both Michigan and Ohio.
Julie owns and shows Appaloosa horse on her hobby farm. She also has a dog and three cats. Julie plays clarinet in several community bands and has been learning saxophone.
Vicki Harwood, DL5, MS5, TC5
Avar Laws Wright, DTM
Sgt of Arms
Carol Prahinski, DTM
Immediate Past President
C Division Advanced Speakers provides the most thorough and honest evaluations of any club that I have experienced; my teaching evaluations have soared by implementing their suggestions. When I was ready to hone my leadership skills, the members of C Division Advanced Speakers mentored me. Thank you!
As the past International Director, Region 6, I can confidently say you will learn to be confident and comfortable in front of any audience while having fun!
Tara McCoy-Jones, DTM