District Leadership
Optimist International is divided into geographically-connected regions called Districts. Each District has a Governor, an Optimist volunteer who handles all District administration. To contact a District Governor in your area, click here.


2018-2019 District Governors

Alabama - Mississippi
Debra Merritt

Alberta, Montana, Saskatchewan & Northern Wyoming
Eric A Christian

Arizona
Michael S Toepper

Atlantic Central
Robert Collier Sr

California South
Diana E Drummey

Capital - Virginia
Chester L Grizzard Sr

Caribbean
Marcia P Streete Hendricks

Central Ontario
Denise Nacev

Colorado - Wyoming
Linda M McDonald

Dakotas - Manitoba - Minnesota
David C Martin

East Missouri
Mary Hatfield

Eastern Ontario
Marc Roy

GATEway
Gwen L Gable

Illinois
Sandra J Schmidt

Indiana North
Deborah N Dunham

Indiana South
Michael R Novak

Iowa
Mark Feilmann

Kansas
Kris E Kirkes

Kentucky - West Virginia
Jean Smith

Louisiana
Laquita G Jones

Maryland - South Delaware
David Bowman

Maryland - South Delaware
William A Stone

Maryland - South Delaware
Dale E Hoffert

Maryland - South Delaware
Mark Harris

Maryland - South Delaware
Kenneth C Bollinger Jr

Michigan
David T Dotts

Midwestern Ontario
Doris Haw

Nebraska
Beryle Lantz

New Mexico - West Texas
Ivory Matthews III

New York - New England
Elise Kanaley

North Carolina East
Linda J Shepherd

North Carolina West
Daniel Mallard

North Florida
Elizabeth Jackson

North Texas
Jill Rodgers

Ohio
Susan Armstrong

Oklahoma
Ronald L Whitaker

Pacific Central
David G Givens

Pacific Northwest
Benjamin J DeRemer

Pacific Southeast
Roberta DeCalogero

Pacific Southwest
Cathy Hicks

Quebec Central
Carine Therrien

Quebec East - Acadie
Charlotte Verreault

Quebec East - North Shore
Alain Simard

Quebec South
Florent Roy

Quebec West
Nancy Gagnon

South Carolina
Daniel E Grice

South Florida
Andrea Rodriguez

South Texas
Beverley W Oaks

Southern Wisconsin
Maureen Crombie

Southwestern Ontario
Cheryl Bolton

TennArk
Lynne Buford

West Missouri
Larry Lynch

Wisconsin North - Upper Michigan
Jodi M Arriola