Get To Know Us


Laura Lynn

We are excited to announce our “Get to Know Us,” initiative which will highlight a member of our organization monthly! As a strong sisterhood whose members are the bread and butter of what makes our group so special, we feel that it is important for the community to get to know us on a personal level. With that said, our member for January is our very own President, Laura Lynn! Learn more about our organization and Laura’s 2020 vision for taking WEC Orlando to new heights this year! Laura Springer Lynn #wecorlando

Deanna Snyder, RN

Our February member of the month is the lovely, Deanna Snyder! Deanna has been a member of the WEC Orlando since 2001 and has held multiple positions on our board. As a leader of our organization, she is extremely passionate about helping others to step up and use their genius to better our community. Watch the video to learn more about her involvement and plans for 2020!

Liz Whelpley

Our April Get To Know Us member of the month is Liz Whelpley! Liz sat down with us and told us all about her past experiences in positions with the WEC, her favorite events, a little about her large family! Thank you Liz for taking the time to share a little about yourself!

Yarmmys Vargas

Our Get to Know Us member of the month for May is Yarmmys Vargas! Yarmmys is currently on our executive board as our Secretary. We had a lovely conversation about her involvement in WAA and her favorite foods to cook during the quarantine. Thank you Yarmmys!

Meet One of Our Scholars!

Secretary Yarmmys Vargas sat down with one of our previous scholarship recipients, Tamara Sanon, to see how her scholarship has helped further her education in journalism at UCF. In addition to being debt-free and full-time in school, Tamara has an internship at, and her own blog. 

Carina Gerscovich

Our June member of the month is Carina Gerscovich! We had the opportunity to interview her about her involvement within the WEC and also learn about her hidden talent! Thanks for sharing with us Carina!

Larisa Tapia

Our July member of the month is Laresa Tapia.  She created and founded the patented Polyblox learning tool which helps provide quality learning to children all over the world. She has overcome many obstacles in her life that have led to her who she is today. In our interview, we dive deeper and get to know Laresa's passion and interests as well as her plans for 2020.

Melissa Sonnenschein

Our September "Get To Know Us," member of the month is Melissa Sonnenschein! Melissa owns a holistic health center and is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician, and yoga instructor!

Candice Czaplak

Our October, "Get to Know Us" member of the month is Candice Czaplak! Candice started the WEC back in 2016 after the past president, Bobbi Govanus, asked her to help lead part of the Board Retreat that year. Since then, she has held a previous position as the External Communications Chair within our organization. She is the Chief Epiphany Officer (CEO) and Founding Success Catalyst at; helping people and companies discover and activate the power of their unique Personal Genius so they can more fully Thrive in life and work. We are so excited that Candice has been selected and agreed to be our "Get to Know Us," member this month! Scroll down to watch her full interview  

Nancy Mireles

Our Get To Know Us member of the month is Nancy Mireles! Nancy shares with us her experience within our organization as a member of the Women Achievement Awards and advice on how to deal with the upcoming election results!


Jennifer Becker

Our December Get to Know Us member of the month is Jennifer Becker! In addition to being selected as our featured spotlight, Jennifer was granted the "President's Award" for her remarkable service and contribution to the WEC in 2020. In this interview, we learn her position in the WEC as head of Programs, how she got started in our organization, and what superpower she would most like to possess and why!