Joyce Cusack

District: 27 -- Democrat

Part of Volusia

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 Services

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

Affiliations

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

Highlights

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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