Glynis D’souza, DTM – Club Growth Director
Glynis has been a toastmaster for six years and is still enjoying her journey in speaking and leading. She served as club President and VP Ed, then went on to Area Director and now serves on the District Trio as Club Growth Director for 2016-2017. She has a passion for working with youth and has coordinated two YLPs. She enjoys empowering others to grow and lead. She is committed to growing new clubs and retaining existing ones and is thrilled to be working with such an accomplished team of Toastmasters, the crème de la crème of the district!
Randie Jacobs, DTM, PDG - Marketing Strategy Advisor
Randie Jacobs is a past Regional Advisor for Region 6. She has a passion for marketing Toastmasters. According to Randie, success comes through thinking strategically and taking bold moves.
Avis Brodie, DTM – Club Retention Advisor
Avis joined Toastmasters meeting in April 2005. One month later she was elected VP membership and has been on a leadership path ever since! Besides serving in club officer roles including 5 terms as president in 3 clubs, she’s served as marketing ambassador, revitalized education ambassador, club sponsor, club mentor and Club Coach, earning our District’s “Club Coach of the Year” award. Avis achieved her first Distinguished Toastmaster Award in 2008 and her second DTM in 2013, she is working on her third DTM. Avis served as an Area Governor in District 60. Elected as Lt Governor Marketing in 2009, Lt Governor Education in 2010, and District Governor 86 in 2011, Avis was recognized by Toastmasters international with the Excellence In Marketing award and the Excellence in Education award. In 2016 Avis was recognized with the District 86 Douglas Barclay award for her contribution and service to D86, as well as promotion of Toastmasters to the outside community. Avis has a heart for service and a vision of helping each member improve through the Toastmasters program.
Jacklyn Payne, DTM - Club Extension Chair
As club Extension chair for 2016-2017, I am responsible to grow new Clubs by Providing leads, tracking leads, and turning these Leads into actual clubs. I will be working closely with the Club Growth Director, Division & Area Directors to ensure all Divisions get equal attention to expand their club base. The needs of each Division will be assessed based on their geographic location and proximity to other clubs. Division and Areas Directors will connect us with seasoned Toastmasters to share their knowledge and experiences at Demo Meetings, as we bring the new clubs to Charter. Looking forward to serve District 86 to increase our numbers and visibility by helping Communities and Corporations improve their communication and leadership skills.
Kristina Johnston, DTM – Club Coach Chair
Kristina Johnston joined Port Credit Toastmasters in the Fall of 2011. During her time in Toastmasters she has held various roles including VP-Membership, VP-Education, Club President, Area Governor, and Division Director. She has also had several roles on the conference committees. Kristina has been fortunate enough to have received her DTM in Fall 2015, Port Credit Toastmaster of the Year 2012-2013, Club President of the Year, Area Governor of the Year and to have been the Club Coach for First Burlington Toastmasters. This year Kristina is continuing to grow as a Toastmaster and will be the Club Coach Chair and the Spring 2017 Conference Chair. Kristina thrives on helping others to grow and is looking forward to an exciting year. For Club Coaching, her target is to have fewer clubs at the end of the year that need coaches than there are currently.
Sharon D’souza, DTM – Club Coach Sponsor Mentor Coordinator
Sharon D’Souza has been a member of Meadowvale Toastmasters for about 9 years. She is the past President of Meadowvale Toastmasters during which time the Club grew phenomenally in membership, past Area 45 Governor during which time Area 45 achieved President’s Distinguished Status. Sharon is also an active participant in youth leadership programs. She has coached Air Cadets from Blackforest Squadron 800 in their effective speaking and debate competitions for the past two years and continues to be involved in the 2016-2017 training year. As a Club Sponsor/ Mentor Coordinator, Sharon aims (i) to match potential candidates with new club leads and (ii) to train and assist potential candidates to achieve their dream of sponsoring/mentoring a new club and moving ahead towards their DTM designation.
Matt di Marco, ACB CL – Special Events Chair
Matt is thrilled to be working on the 2016-2017 Growth Committee. Matt has a passion to inspire and empower toastmaster clubs to reach their potential and grow. He will be assisting club officers to plan open house and special celebration events including Charter Parties. As the Special Events Chair, Matt will work alongside other club leaders to fulfill this unique vision.
Karim Premji, DTM – Membership Renewals Advisor
Karim Premji is a Learning Master, D60/D86, 2013-2017 | Past D86 Division, Area, Toastmaster & Publicist of the Year | Past Member Making A Difference, and a 7 time DTM, 105 Education Awards. He has served every club officer role at least once. He will be designing strategies to help with Membership Renewals this year.
Hulda Mullings, ACS and Veronica Hislop, DTM – Speechcraft Chairs
Hulda Mullings has been a Toastmaster for 23 years. She has held several roles on her Club's Executive, and is a Past Area Director.
Veronica Hislop is a certified life-relationship coach with a Master’s Degree in Social Work, and a BA in Community Development.
Chandra Movva – YLP Coordinator
Chandra Movva is an Effective Speaking Coordinator at 845 Avro Arrow Squadron Royal Canadian Air Cadet and has a passion for working with youth to develop their speaking and leadership skills.
Amparo Cifuentes, DTM – Award Recipients Coordinator
Amparo joined Toastmasters in 2010 and during that time she has taken several club officer positions including president. As a member of her first club, Chosen Voices Toastmasters, she helped organize and
then mentor Point of Tale Toastmasters, where she is currently sergeant at arms. She sponsored and helped charter Chez Nous Toastmasters, a specialty club for French speakers. She is Webmaster of those three clubs. She served as an Area Director at district level. Amparo obtained her DTM designation in April 2015. This year she will help collect and coordinate the recipients of the MMAD Award and the Communication & Leadership Award.