Margarita Estrada, author, award winning speaker and blogger, is a leadership and presentation expert.  She is also a regular contributor to the business social platform, LinkedIn, and her articles have appeared on District 83 Toastmasters newsletter, The Voice. 

In 2014, she decided to chronicle the story of her family’s struggles with her father as he started showing signs of dementia.  The result was the authorship of her book, Vignettes of a Family Journey, dedicated to those who love, or have loved someone that suffers from dementia.  Her workshops involve medical facts, drama and poetry as well as exercises to strengthen the brain. 

Specialties:  Dementia and Alzheimer’s (from the caretakers’ perspective), Leadership and Team Building, Public Relations and Social Media,

Margarita Estrada, a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) awardee, is District 83 Toastmasters’ Public Relations Manager (her second time fulfilling this role).  In this capacity, she leads the Integrated Communications Team, consisting of 3 Social Media Strategists, Newsletter Team, Webmaster and 2 photographers.  Her experience building teams in her many capacities as a Toastmaster lead to the formation of her own company, GANAS Leadership, LLC ( ), based on the philosophy that leadership is both integrative and collaborative.

Personal Enrichment Pursuits include:  Mediterranean cooking and travel; Books and the arts (Margarita received a proclamation from the Town of Union City, NJ, for her contribution to Union City Arts.), and talking to people from all walks of life.

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Charter DateClub Name/Club Number
October 21st 2019AHS Toastmasters Club
November 20th 2019New World Toastmasters Club
November 12th 2019RobustWeatlh Toastmasters
December 16th 2019Oratory Toastmasters
December 27th 2019NJR Toastmasters
December 31st 2019Princeton Power Presenters
March 9th 2020Mitsui Toastmasters Club
March 1st 2020Woodland Park Toastmasters
January 21st 2020DFJ Toastmasters