Friday, May 22, 2015

Representative  Joyce Cusack

District 27

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Biographical Information

City of Residence:  DeLand

Occupation:  Registered Nurse/Legislative Services

Spouse:  Charles A. "Chuck" Cusack, Jr. Jr. of DeLand

Child(ren):  Jan Cusack Johnson, Julie Cusack Gordon

Grandchild(ren):  Danisha Johnson, Jada Gordon, Jade Gordon

Education:  Daytona Beach Community College, A.A., Nursing, 1971; St. Leo College, B.A., Psychology, 1984

Born:  New Smyrna Beach, FL

Religious Affiliation:  Baptist

Recreational Interest:  cooking, reading, walking

Legislative Service

Elected to the House in 2000, reelected subsequently

Democratic Health & Families Council Lead 2004-2006

Democratic Leader pro tempore 2006-2008

Other Public Service

CORS - Community Outreach, Board Member

Daytona Beach Community College West Campus, Advisor to Board of Directors

DeLand Aviation/Industry Taskforce

DeLand City Commission Citizen's Advisory Taskforce, Chairman

Department of Children & Family Services, District 12 Health & Human Services Board, Chair

Florida Hospital DeLand Board of Directors

The Florida Bar Grievance Committee "C" for 7th Judicial Circuit

National Urban School Health Leadership Institute-ACS

United Way Board

DeLand Economic Development Board 1992-1996


American Heart Association, Board of Directors

Athens Business & Professional Women, Inc.

DeLand Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Inc., 1st Vice President 1999

DeLand Chamber of Commerce

DeLand Circle of Partners

Democratic Club NW Volusia

DNC-Democratic National Committee-Florida Member

Florida Democratic Party, State Executive Committee 1988-1999

Florida Nurses Association

Orange City Chamber of Commerce


Florida School Health Legislator of the Year 2001

The Trust for Public Land, Legislative Leadership Award 2001

Volusia County Women in the Work Place, Outstanding Community Service 1996

National Council of Negro Women, Outstanding Community Service

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