Florida Speakers Association 2021-2022 Board of Directors

FSA Rachel Cartwright-Vanzant

Rachel Henderson, Ph.D.


Rachel Henderson, PhD, RN, LHRM is an expert on healthcare quality and regulatory compliance.  She is a keynote and seminar speaker for the healthcare industry in addition to providing expert testimony in the legal arena.

FSA Fabio Marques

Peter Palmer

Director at Large

Peter Palmer is a retired Firefighter-Paramedic that spent over a decade in the Public Safety field. He is a motivational speaker and real estate investment coach nationwide, a realtor specializing in income properties, 1031 tax exchanges, and self-directed IRA investing. He also produces a variety of events, from trade-shows to private (high-end) networking events. 

FSA Fabio Marques

Laura Bonich

Director at Large

Co-Dean, Conni Gordon Speaker Academy

Laura Bonich is all about purpose, people, and performance. She has worked with/for companies such as Burger King, H.J. Heinz, Kerry Ingredients and Campbell’s. She has developed and implemented national/global strategies that increased sales growth 20-50%, spearheaded multi-million-dollar portfolios and led projects from ideation to commercialization. With over 20 years in the Food & Beverage industry, Laura has experience in sales, purchasing, marketing, recruiting and executive coaching.

FSA Caroline de Posada

Alexandra Demosthenes, CPA, CFP


Alexandra has been practicing as a Certified Public Accountant and financial planner for more than 10 years. She works with small business owners to navigate the complicated tax code, reduce their taxes, and gain more clarity around their financial numbers so they can focus on the things they are best at, running their business!


FSA Helen Turnbull

Dave Bricker

Dean, Speakers Academy

As a speaker, presentation coach, and business storytelling expert, Dave Bricker helps remarkable people tell remarkable stories—through writing, speaking, graphic design, video, technology, and music. If you want to say it, share it, or sell it, bring him your story; he’ll help you tell it.

Kim Beckett


Kim Beckett helps sales leaders move their sales teams from good to great. Through her comprehensive sales program called EVOLVE, she shows sales pros how to leverage up-to-date, research-backed sales strategies that work in today’s virtual environment. The manager module guides managers through a simple coaching accountability process to ensure positive behavior change.

FSA James Henderson

James Henderson

Past President and Membership Director 

FSA Speaker Academy alumni and veteran speaker in the hospitality industry. James is currently the Associate Pastor of Celebration Community Beach Church, one of, if not the largest full-time, outdoor ministries in America.

FSA James Henderson

Jeremy Torisk


Jeremy is a husband, a father of 4, and a life-long drummer. Professionally, He is a Speaker, an E-Course Developer specializing in Ownership-Mindset Training, and host of The Go PROcast. He is the author of Labor To Leadership and contributing author of Standing O! Tribute

Jeremy is a Member of the NSA, FSA, NSA Carolinas, as well as the President of Born Toastmasters and a member of Speaking Professionally Toastmasters.