Team Members

Cecile M. Scoon Esq., Co-President

Cecile M. Scoon Esq., Co-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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Debra “Debbie” Chandler Esq., Co-President

Debra “Debbie” Chandler Esq., Co-President

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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Anna Alvarez Boyd, ACC, 1st Vice President

Anna Alvarez Boyd, ACC, 1st Vice President

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, 2nd Vice President

Dr. Jill Lewis-Spector, 2nd Vice President

Dr. Jill Lewis-Spector currently chairs the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Action Team alongside her local League's Education Committee (LWV of Sarasota County). Formerly of New Jersey, she was a member of the League of Women Voters of New Jersey’s Board...

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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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Justice Peggy A. Quince

Justice Peggy A. Quince

Retired Justice Peggy Ann Quince was born in Norfolk, Virginia, the second of five children. The Justice and her siblings, Mary, Barbara, Solomon, and Michael, hold family near and dear to their hearts and enjoy family gatherings, where they reminisce about their...

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Lisa Yurkin

Lisa Yurkin

Lisa Yurkin is a clinical educator with over 17 years’ experience as a classroom teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Education in Special Education from Barry University. She is the founder and Director of...

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Kay Hoveskeland, Staff Administrator

Kay Hoveskeland, Staff Administrator

Kay Hoveskeland is a graduate of the University of Central Florida. Kay joins the League of Women Voters of Florida staff after serving as an intern in the summer of 2022.

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Tanner Nguyen, Returning Citizens Coordinator

Tanner Nguyen, Returning Citizens Coordinator

Tanner Nguyen is a student at the University of Central Florida majoring in Environmental studies with a minor in education. Tanner has been working with the League since November 2022 as the Returning Citizens Coordinator.  

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Dr. Monica Elliott, Secretary

Dr. Monica Elliott, Secretary

Dr. Monica Elliott is Emeritus Professor of Plant Pathology, University of Florida. She obtained Bachelor degrees in Botany, Environmental Science and History from Eastern Illinois University, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology from Montana State University and...

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