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Kenya Woodard – President

Kenya Woodard is a staff writer for The Daytona Beach News-Journal, covering police and the city of Palm Coast in Flagler County.Kenya’s journalism career began in college when she was hired as a reporter by the student newspaper, The Indiana Statesman. During her three-year stint with the Statesman, Kenya worked her way up from a reporter covering campus issues and Timothy McVeigh’s execution to editor in chief.

After graduating college in August 2004, Kenya moved on to The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Ind., where she worked as an education and general assignment reporter. She left the Gazette to become a staff writer at the News-Journal in August 2005.

Kenya was born and raised in Gary, Indiana, and is a 1997 graduate of West Side High School. She holds a degree in English, African and African-American Studies and Journalism from Indiana State University.

Kenya is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Kenya is looking forward to many years of living and working in the Sunshine State.

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Anika Myers Palm – Vice President

Anika is a reporter on the business and consumer issues team at the Orlando Sentinel. A graduate of Georgetown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she also has written about economic trends and development, elder issues, real estate and education as a freelancer and staff writer for several newspapers and magazines in Florida. She has a particular interest in economic issues affecting women and families. Anika, a Florida native, lives in Orlando with her husband, Eric Palm, a visual journalist.

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Chester A. Glover – Treasurer

Chester Glover, a District Congressional Caseworker in the Orlando District office for U.S. Representative Corrine Brown, came to Central Florida in the mid-1970s and has worked in numerous media and media-related positions. He has served as a news photographer at WDBO-TV (now known as WKMG-TV, Ch. 6), a media aide in the successful 1982 re-election campaign for Florida Governor Bob Graham and as a staff writer at the Orlando Sentinel. During that time, he became a charter member of what is now CFABJ. As a caseworker, Chester assists Central Florida area residents with problems they have with Medicare, Social Security, Immigration, Veterans Affairs, Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies. He also assists the communications director with media coverage and speechwriting for Congresswoman Brown. He has attended Valencia Community College, Rollins College, Stetson University and the University of Central Florida.

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Wendell “Max” Johnson – Parliamentarian

Wendell “Max” Johnson is Parliamentarian of the Central Florida Association of Black Journalists, and has held the post for the past seven years. A founding member of CFABJ, Max has held every executive position except treasurer. Max is primarily a broadcast journalist. For more than 20 years, he has done radio and television work and written articles for local publications. Currently, Max works full time as a Claims Adjuster for Allstate Insurance. He is originally from Detroit, where he graduated from the University of Detroit. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, the NAACP and other groups and continues to be the only Center Stage M.C. for the nearly 20-year-old Zora Neale Hurston Festival.

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Faith Maginley – Secretary

Faith Maginley is a freelance journalist, writer, and poet. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2005 with bachelor of arts degrees in radio/TV broadcasting and English/creative writing. During her era at UCF, Faith contributed to the school’s paper, the Central Florida Future, and headed the foundation of the student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists at UCF, for which she currently serves as advisor. Faith is a frequent contributor to the Orlando Times.