BREAKING: League of Women Voters of Florida and Others Sue Over Gov. DeSantis’ Congressional Map

Team Members

Anna Alvarez Boyd, ACC

Anna Alvarez Boyd, ACC

Following a 25-year career as a senior leader in federal service, Anna made Florida home in 2019. She joined the League in 2020 to support voter rights and education. Ms. Alvarez Boyd has a passion for developing the next generation of leaders and believes that...

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Felecia Jett

Felecia Jett

Felecia has been a member of the League of Women Voters of Manatee County since 2016. Initially becoming involved with voter registration, she became a member of the Board in 2019, gradually moving in to the Membership Chair position as well as serving on the...

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Dr. Jill Lewis-Spector

Dr. Jill Lewis-Spector

Dr. Jill Lewis-Spector currently is a member of the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Committee and leads its subcommittee on Curricula, Standards and Civics. She also chairs the League of Women Voters of Sarasota County’s Education Action Team. Formerly of...

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Debra “Debbie” Chandler

Debra “Debbie” Chandler

Ms. Chandler is on the board of the League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County, serving continuously since 2016. She has served as both first and second Vice President during her board tenure. Additionally, Ms Chandler organized and ran “Legislative Previews” and...

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Leah Nash, Executive Director

Leah Nash, Executive Director

Leah brings more than 20 years of career and volunteer experience in membership/patient associations, non-profit organizations, healthcare, government, media, and hospitality. Leah plans to guide the League in a way that fosters teamwork, efficiency and effectiveness....

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Blake Summerlin, Communications Manager

Blake Summerlin, Communications Manager

Blake Summerlin is a lifelong Floridian and a graduate of the University of Central Florida. He earned bachelor’s degrees in advertising and public relations. He has more than 4 years’ experience in government working in communication roles with the City of Orlando,...

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Dr. Julie Kessel

Dr. Julie Kessel

Dr. Julie Kessel has been with the St Pete League for 12 years and is the Past President of the League of Women Voters of the St Pete Area, having served in the past on the League state board as well. She is a board certified psychiatrist and completed her specialty...

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Danielle Irwin

Danielle Irwin

Irwin is currently the director of Cummins | Cederberg Coastal and Marine Engineering. She earned her Bachelor’s in Biology and Environmental Studies from the University of Southern California and her Master’s in Oceanography from Florida State University. She has...

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Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams

Jennifer Adams is a native Floridian and grew up in Central Florida. She is currently the co-chair for both the League of Women Voters of Florida and League of Women Voters of Orange County's Juvenile Justice Committees, Executive Director of Florida Community...

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Cecile Scoon, President

Cecile Scoon, President

Cecile Scoon received a Visual and Environmental Studies undergraduate degree from Harvard in 1981. She is currently a civil rights lawyer in Panama City, Florida. After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1984, she spent five years as an...

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Marisol Zenteno, 1st Vice President

Marisol Zenteno, 1st Vice President

After serving on the board of the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County, Ms. Zenteno served two terms as president in June 2018.  Her focus was to increase voter turnout in underserved communities by following the League’s mission to educate, advocate and defend...

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Shannon Baidenmann, Office Administrator

Shannon Baidenmann, Office Administrator

Shannon Baidenmann hails from Portland, Oregon and is a proud mother of two teenage children. Shannon, now a resident Winter Park, joins the staff of the Florida League's state headquarters with more than six years in nonprofit management and administrative...

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