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Kim L. Maher Cavendish

Kim L. Maher Cavendish, museum administrator. Recipient Cultural Arts award Broward Cultural Arts Foundation, 1985, Woman of Year award Women in Communications, 1990, Woman of Distinction award Southern Florida Magazine, 1993; namedOutstanding Fundraiser, Florida Association Nonprofit Organizations, 1994.

Background

  • Cavendish, Kim L. Maher was born on February 25, 1946 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Joseph Wilson and Helen Elizabeth (Bell) Leverton.

  • Education

    • Student, Duke University, 1965. Student, George Washington University, 1966. Bachelor in English, University Florida, 1969.

    Career

    • Social worker Florida Health and Rehabilitation Service, Gainesville, 1969-1971, Delray Beach, 1972-1974, fraud unit supervisor West Palm Beach, 1974-1976, direct service supervisor, 1977-1978. Center director Palm Beach County Employment and Training Administration, 1979-1981. Executive director Discovery Ctyr., Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1981-1992, Museum Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale, 1992-1994.

      Chief Executive Officer Virginia Air and Space Center, Hampton, 1995-1999. President Orlando Science Center, 2000—2002, Museum Discovery & Science, Fort Lauderdale, since 2002.

    Politics

    Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    When anybody starts to follow the way of Jesus, it means to share his relationship with God as Father.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Some personalities are difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to despair. Do not give up on a search of the paths of God, and the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for will be received.

    Membership

    Board directors Singing Pines Museum, Boca Raton, Florida, 1984-1988, Broward Art Guild, Fort Lauderdale, 1985-1991, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, Virginia Aerospace Business Roundtable, Hampton, 1995—2000, Association Science and Technology Centers, 2002^, Giant Screen Cinema Association, since 2005, South East Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association, since 2007. Member Leaderhip Broward II, Fort Lauderdale, 1983-1984, faculty Institute New Science Centers, 1992, Cultural Executives Council Broward County. Member American Association Museum, Association Science and Technology Centers, Southeastern Museum Conference, Virginia Association Museum (board directors since 1999), Florida Science Teachers Association (board directors), Florida Association Museum (board directors 1989-1995, president 1993-1995), Leadership Broward Alumnae (curriculum committee 1984-1986), Fort Lauderdale Downtown Council (board directors 1992-1995), Women's Executive Club, Phi Kappa Phi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Scuba diving, piano, creative writing, collecting art and antiques, painting.

    Connections

    • Married William Fredrick Maher, June 12, 1965 (divorced 1980). 1 child, Lauren Robinson. Married Daryl Kent Cavendish, February 26, 2000.
    • father: Joseph Wilson Leverton
    • mother: Helen Elizabeth (Bell) Leverton
    • spouses: William Fredrick Maher
    • Daryl Kent Cavendish
    • child: Lauren Robinson Cavendish
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    Born February 25, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1965
      Duke University
    • 1966
      George Washington University
    • 1969
      University Florida
    • 2002
      president, Orlando Science Center
    • 1969 - 1971
      Social worker, Florida Health and Rehabilitation Service
      Gainesville, Georgia, United States
    • 1972 - 1974
      Social worker, Florida Health and Rehabilitation Service
      Delray Beach, Florida, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      Social worker, Florida Health and Rehabilitation Service
    • 1977 - 1978
      Social worker, Florida Health and Rehabilitation Service
    • 1979 - 1981
      center director, Palm Beach County Employment and Training Administration
    • 1981 - 1992
      executive, director Discovery Ctyr.
      Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
    • 1992 - 1994
      executive, director Discovery Ctyr.
      Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
    • 1995 - 1999
      Chief Executive Officer, Virginia Air and Space Center
      Hampton, Virginia, United States
    • 2002
      president, Orlando Science Center
      Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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