For the past 20 years I have
worked as an assistant in State and Local Government Law in addition to
assisting with candidate fundraisers, republican events and Lincoln Day
Dinners. I have been part of the Leadership 1000 group for over 15
years and President of the Orlando Republican Women's Network for 2 years,
in addition to acting as advisor to the Club and Chairing the Nominating
Committee. I have extensive leadership experience with many
organizations including the Women's Executive Council Orlando Board and
assisting on the Women's Achievement Awards Committee.
I have been on the
Corporate Board of Executive Women International as Secretary/Treasurer;
Marketing/Public Relations Director; Chaired the Planned Giving Program
and served as Corporate Membership Advisor over various Chapters
throughout the United States.
I have also served on
Corporate Committees such as Marketing, Audit, Budget, Minutes Review, and
Expansion of Executive Women International in addition to being a delegate
to the Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting for 3 years and Alumnus of
the Executive Women International Leadership Academy.
a local basis I was President of Executive Women International Orlando
Chapter for 5 years and served in numerous board positions as Vice
President, Treasurer, Membership Director, Corporate Advisor, Nominating
Committee Chair, Silent Auction Chair ad Scholarship Chair.
I am currently a Stephen Minister and
Stephen Minister Leader. I facilitate a Women’s Cancer Support Group and
Congregational Care Committee at First
Presbyterian Church of Orlando.
I have also participated on the Central Florida
Council Boy Scouts of America Silent Auction Committee for the past 10
In the past I have been Treasurer of the Pratt Area
Community Council in New York and have been a Delegate to the Girl Scouts
USA Annual Meeting and participated in numerous positions with Girl Scout
Council of Greater New York (i.e. Chairman of Area Nominating Committee;
Service Unit Manager; Cookie Captain; Cookie Association Chairman;
Calendar Cupboard Chair; Junior, Cadette and Senior Scout Leader).
and raised in Brooklyn, New York where I received an A.A.S. degree with
Honors in Legal Secretarial Studies. I have lived and worked as a legal
assistant in England for almost 5 years and then returned to the United
States and have spent the last 25 years in the Orlando, Florida area.
I am married to my
husband Fred Larsen, a native Floridian, for the past 15 years.
I am also a recipient of the
Outstanding Republican Award in 2011 and have received the Appreciation
Pin and Thanks Badge from Girl Scouts USA.
VP of Communications
Rhonda Herborn, a Florida native, has close to 30 years
of experience focusing on education, communications, organic networking,
marketing and sales.
has been a member of the Orlando Republican Women’s Network (ORWN) since
2009, beginning as Newsletter Chair and the club photographer. In 2012,
Rhonda was elected to the position of 2nd
VP–Membership Chair, and in 2013 she became the 1st
VP –Programs Chair. During Rhonda’s two-year term as ORWN’s President from
December 2013 to December 2015, she focused on educating members and
guests on current issues, pending legislation and relevant actions for
members to take to improve their respective communities, as well as their
state and nation. Rhonda has led ORWN members to support worthy causes
such as Operation Shoebox, Harbor House and Sunshine State Angel Gowns.
ORWN’s President, Rhonda also developed unique programs featuring notable
speakers such as Florida’s First Lady Ann Scott, Congressman John Mica,
Dr. Angela West, and Dr. Jonathan Matusitz. Topics included the Governor’s
policies, transportation & veteran’s affairs, preserving our unique
American principles and values, and the politics of Islam, to name a few.
The most recent
innovation she developed with the input of her board, named “Cocktails &
Conversations”, provides a unique public forum in which discussion on
pre-selected topics is held in a small and intimate round table format.
the development and broadening of relationships with the Young
Republicans, College Republicans and Teenage Republicans, Rhonda continues
her efforts to re-ignite the American tradition of personal
responsibility, American exceptionalism and the importance of
trans-generational responsibility in preserving our freedoms.
the new VP of Communications for the Florida Women’s Political Network,
Rhonda will continue to expand the reach of affiliated clubs while
providing resources and training for the Network’s unified efforts.
In a personal level, Rhonda’s
past activities have included serving as a Girl Scout co-leader, a reading
volunteer, a certified assistant for K-5 autistic children, a
seamstress to the middle school theatre program, and a high school sports
Rhonda is a certified
Community Emergency Response Team member and NOAA Storm Spotter. She
currently resides in Orlando with her husband Jim, where they have raised
their six children.
VP of Events
VP of Fundraising
My name is Ms. Lisa
Gail Bennett. I am a 35yr old mother of three. My children range in ages
from 11yrs to 16yrs old. I grew up in Macclenny, FL where I still live
today. I graduated High School in 2000 from the Georgia Christian Academy,
a private school located in Townsend, Ga. After graduation, I went on to
start a career in the banking industry dealing in foreclosures and
1989 I decided to embark on my most fulfilling and life changing endeavor
of all; I became a mother. My son Dylan was born in 1999 followed by
Dalton in 2002 and last but not least, Baleigh in 2004. The years I spent
as a stay at home mom were very special to me! As my children grew, I
decided to go back to school and enrolled in The Paul Mitchell Academy in
Jacksonville, FL. I started with the intent of becoming a cosmetologist
but ended up learning so much more. I learned leadership skills,
marketing, retail sales and an abundance of business know-how. Some of my
most rewarding and valuable skills were the ones I obtained while doing
charitable fundraisers like the Cancer Awareness
event that I helped organize and promote.
I am currently employed at
Northeast Florida State Hospital where I work with the mentally ill. I
find this work to be both challenging and rewarding. Along with my
knowledge in the art of Reiki Massage, I am helping to heal people in
mind, body and soul. Reiki Massage is a Japanese technique used for the
therapeutic healing of mind, body and soul for athletes, cancer patients
and the severely wounded. These are just a few facts about me and I am
looking forward to working with FWPN as VP of Fundraising!
VP of Legislation
My professional life
is a synthesis of expertise that compliment key areas of my career and
My practice areas include
Family Law (emphasis on Father’s Rights), Criminal Law, & Personal Injury.
My style is effective, aggressive and diligent representation, seeking
always to advance my clients interests. I am an active participant in
several legal associations including the Central Florida Family Law American
Inns of Court, the Orange County Bar Association, Federalist Society and the
American Bar Association. In addition, I am certified as a Florida Supreme
Court Family Law Mediator and admitted to practice in the United States Tax
My first years after graduating
from law school were spent running a UCF incubator enterprise that catered
to college students looking to simultaneously obtain worthwhile career
experience and make money, by offering long-term temporary assignments. I am
the author of a white paper entitled,
Employment Revolution - Strategies for Addressing the Baby Boom Bust and the
Gen-X Surge. In
addition, I am a Certified Diversity Trainer and have conducted workshops in
areas from interviewing to consulting small business which has given me a
view of the issues presented on both the human resource and legal sides of
the coin. Florida Trends Magazine selected me for a feature piece in the
July 2011 issue.
experience and community involvement have rewarded me with invitations to
deliver numerous keynote speeches to over hundreds of people. Events include
speeches at the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida Career Expo and Diversity
Job fair, the We are Wonderful Women Networking Conference, at the Florida
Business Expo (keynote), Orange County Public Schools- Alternative
education- and my advice has been quoted in an article entitled, Revamp Your
resume With These Valuable tips, published by The Network Journal and
I am Martha L. Cabot, born and
raised in New Hampshire, college education received at Bates College in
Maine, and I now live in Florida. I have been a Republican since
birth, given the house I grew up in. I have worked with various
organizations over the years in an effort to keep excess government, the
secular progressives, and so on, from changing our great nation.
now in times that are very treacherous and need to be more vigilant, more
positive and enthusiastic
than ever in fighting back. Together we can be a great and
powerful voice that can be heard at the RNC and in Washington. We have the
right and the power to bring our great country back for future
Join us and pitch in to win!
honored to return to the Board of the Florida Republican Women’s Network
(FWPN) as your Treasurer.
For those of you who don’t know me, I
worked for Bell Atlantic Directory Services now called something I don’t
even recognize for 27 ½ years.
My last assignment was
my favorite: I managed a group of 4 Assistant Managers, and 5 Associates.
Our functions included:
determining what new software would be installed to our publishing systems
(Yellow and White Page Directories); testing all the new software
enhancements prior to their installation; table maintenance for the
systems; help Desk; and Quality Control Measurements.
I retired in January of 1999 and Don
and I decided to leave the high-tax state of Maryland and relocated to
Sebring, Florida. This was a great decision, we love it here and plan to
stay the rest of our lives.
In 2003, I went to work
for a family owner citrus company, Crutchfield Groves, Inc. in Sebring.
There I became a
bookkeeper and found the second best job of my life.
I worked there for 6
years and during that time, I managed the installation of a new accounting
system, prepared and input all the table data for the three companies; and
wrote user manuals for each job function; three different positions.
So this tells you why I wanted to be
your treasurer again. I LOVE bookkeeping.
I was the secretary for the Queen Anne's County Executive Committee
(Maryland), Vice Chairman of the Highlands County Executive Committee,
secretary, treasurer (for 6 years), and newsletter editor for the
Highlands County Republican Women's Network. In 1998, I was the
District Chairman for the Queen Annes County area to elect Ellen
Sauerbrey for Governor.
Throughout my business career and as
a prior member of the FWPN Board, I have always strived to be a team
player. My main role is to keep an accurate accounting of the
finanaces of the FWPN; prepare an annual budget; prepare all necessary
reports for the FWPN and the IRS monthly and annual tax reporting; and to
generally guard the FWPN funds like there were my own. I will be
very supportive of the new team in all their endeavors to grow our
organization and educate our members. I'm definitely one of those
people you can count on to be there when I'm needed.