Junior Executive Committee

  Shannon Bailey-Director of Junior Clubs

Shannon Bailey has been a proud member of Federation and GFWC St Petersburg Junior Woman’s Club since 1997. She has served GFWC Florida at the state level since 2010. She and her husband run Blackwell Auctions, an antiques and fine art auction gallery, and have a college age son. She is passionate about her family, her church, travel, and volunteer work. She has chosen Book Heroes as her Director’s Project for 2018-2020.

 Candice Postel-Director Elect of Junior Clubs

Candice Postel is currently a member of the GFWC Plant City Junior Woman’s Club but her GFWC journey began in 2004 with the GFWC New Tampa Junior Woman’s Club. She was also previously a member of the GFWC Tallahassee Junior Woman’s Club. Candice began serving on the GFWC Florida Junior Executive Committee in 2014 after serving four years on the Junior Planning Committee. She works for an insurance company. Candice and her husband have two daughters and a fur baby Tyson.  They enjoy camping and going to Busch Gardens in their spare time.

 Christa Nuckols-Vice Director of Junior Clubs

Christa Nuckols started her Federation journey in 2000 in Spartanburg, SC.  She currently holds dual membership in the GFWC Junior Woman’s Club of Jacksonville and Fernandina Beach.  She works full time as the Vice President of Operational Excellence at Drummond, a leader in managed print services.  She is actively involved in her church and raising awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

 Racquel Sturgis-Junior Corresponding Secretary

Racquel Sturgis has been a member of Florida Federation since 2001, when she first joined the GFWC Plant City Junior Woman’s Club. She has been married to her husband for 20 years and they have two children.  They are passionate about Gator football and showing livestock at local fairs and festivals.

 Dionna Farmer-Junior Recording Secretary

Dionna Farmer has been a Federated woman since 2010.  She began as a member of the GFWC Sebastian River Junior Woman’s Club and more recently went back to her hometown and become a member of the GFWC Okeechobee Junior Woman’s Club.  Dionna is a middle school Language Arts teacher and has been married to her college sweetheart for 15 years.  They have two children. Dionna is passionate about being a Junior and is proud to have the opportunity to serve at the state level.

Lauren Leahey-Junior Finance Director

Lauren Leahey has been a member of GFWC Florida Juniors since 2011, where she is a founding member of the GFWC Pasco Junior Women’s Club.   She is now an active member of the GFWC St. Petersburg Junior Women’s Club. Lauren has served GFWC Florida on the state level since 2016. She works for Coca-Cola Business Services North America in the Human Resources Shared Services team. Lauren and her husband live in Oldsmar where she spoils her furchild Mischief and her nephews when not volunteering or knitting.

 Jeanne Takeda-Junior Parliamentarian

Jeanne Takeda is an active member of General Federation since 2006 and GFWC Jupiter-Tequesta Junior Woman’s Club. She started working with GFWC Florida at the state level in 2012. She is dedicated and committed to assisting others in achieving their educational goals by working in higher education for over 25+ years. She is married to her husband of more than 20+ years and have two children and two rescue pups – Hunter & Lily. She is devoted to her family, work and community service at local, state & national levels.