District 27 District Officers 2021-2022

District Trio

Naomi Carrington-Hockman, DTM

District Director

Naomi Carrington-Hockman, DTM, District Director
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

LaShawn Foster, DTM

Program Quality Director

LaShawn Foster, DTM, Program Quality Director
“Quitters never win…and Winners never quit.”

Jeanna Lee, DTM

Club Growth Director

Jeanna Lee, DTM, Club Growth Director
“Curiosity killed the cat,
but satisfaction brought it back.”

District Staff

Deborah Jones

Administration Manager

Deborah Jones, Administration Manager

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Christopher Columbus

Patricia Weng

Finance Manager

Patricia Weng, Finance Manager

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” -Hebrews 11:1

Manpreet Singh Matharu

Public Relations Manager

Manpreet Singh Matharu, DTM, Public Relations Manager

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” –Albert Einstein

Jennifer Ferguson


Jennifer Ferguson, Chaplain
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”


Logistics Manager

Vacant, Logistics Manager

“Today is yet another good day to sing, dance, and laugh”

Anton Vanterpool, DTM


Anton Vanterpool, DTM, Parlimentarian

“Absolutely everything worthwhile will require you to give your best effort and get out of your comfort zone.”  – Linda Walker

Jim Dooley


Jim Dooley, DTM, District Statistician
“You’ve Got a Friend in Toastmasters.”

John Johnson, DTM

District Chief Judge

John Johnson, District Chief Judge

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt

Iris Taylor, DTM

Immediate Past District Director

Iris Taylor, Immediate Past District Director

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” -Anne Frank

Division Directors

Ida King

Division A Director

Ida King, Division A Director

Laughter is good medicine.  Pro 17:22

Tommye Grant, DTM

Division B Director

Tommye Grant, DTM, Division B Director

Bernadette Catalan, DTM

Division C Director

Bernadette Catalan, DTM, Division C Director

Charita Brent

Division D Director

Charita Brent, Division D Director

“What does the audience need from me? How can I be of service to the audience?”

Tamara Smiley Hamilton, DTM

Elizabeth Holland, DTM

Division E Director

Elizabeth Holland, DTM, Division E Director

“Teamwork makes the dream work” – John C. Maxwell

Michelle Bracken

Division F Director

Michelle Bracken, Division F Director

Division A Area Directors

Annette Sanks

Area 11 Director

Annette Sanks, Area 11 Director


Area 12 Director

Vacant, Area 12 Director

Raquel Davila

Area 13 Director

Raquel Davila, Area 13 Director

Robert Nielsen

Area 14 Director

Robert Nielsen, Area 14 Director

Carol Cox

Area 15 Director

Carol Cox, Area 15 Director

Division B Area Directors

Veleana Hurd-Whitaker

Area 21 Director

Veleana Hurd-Whitaker, Area 21 Director

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela

Natalie Thomas

Area 22 Director

Natalie Thomas, Area 22 Director

“You are capable of amazing things”

Tommye GrantVacant

Area 23 Director

Vacant, Area 23 Director

“I am passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein

Michael Smith

Area 24 Director

Michael A. Smith, Area 24 Director

“Toastmasters brings out the BEST in you, leaving no Toastmaster behind”

Division C Area Directors

Thanh Trang

Area 31 Director

Thanh Trang, Area 31 Director

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Johnnie Patterson

Area 32 Director

 Johnnie Patterson, Area 32 Director

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.” -Anne Frank

Valerie Yates

Area 33 Director

Valerie Yates, Area 33 Director

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -Benjamin Franklin

Janice Boss

Area 34 Director

Janice Boss, Area 34 Director

“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” -Nelson Mandela

Division D Area Directors

Monica Hamilton

Area 41 Director

Monica Hamilton, Area 41 Director

“I am the captain of my soul.” — Nelson Mandela

Gregg Adams

Area 42 Director

Gregg Adams, Area 42 Director

“Success does not come overnight. It is built over time by focusing on the right goals and by exercising the discipline to deliver against those goals.”

Brian Glover

Area 43 Director

Brian Glover, Area 43 Director

Dafina Edwards

Area 44 Director

Dafina Edwards, Area 44 Director

“Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work.” ― Gustave Flaubert

Division E Area Directors

Portia Morris

Area 51 Director

Portia Morris, Area 51 Director

Michelle Carter

Area 52 Director

Michelle Carter, Area 52 Director

Sonya Pond

Area 53 Director

Sonya Pond, Area 53 Director

Some men see things as they are and ask, Why? I dream things that never were and ask, Why not? – George Bernard Shaw

Kathryn Sosbe

Area 54 Director

Kathryn Sosbe, Area 54 Director

Division F Area Directors


Area 61 Director

Vacant, Area 61 Director


Area 62 Director

Vacant, Area 62 Director

Dutch Martin

Area 63 Director

Dutch Martin, Area 63 Director

Eric Mabaye

Area 64 Director

Eric Mabaye, Area 64 Director