Regina Elizabeth “Liz” Wood was a native New Yorker, where her two sisters still reside.
Liz’s greatest desire was to become a nurse, fulfilling that ambition when she graduated from Adelphia University and pursuing her career as a nursing instructor.
For 25 years, she was married to her best friend, Tony Wood. Tony passed away in 2002, leaving a great void in her life. She has two children, Thomas Steinmann and Monika Steinmann, two fabulous grandchildren, Justin and Lexi, and a wonderful daughter-in-law Cheryl.
Liz Wood was active in many charitable organizations in New York and South Florida. She was on the Board of Directors for:
- Royal Dames of Cancer Research
- Fort Lauderdale Philharmonic Society
- American Cancer Society’s 1000+ Club
- Women in Distress
- Kids in Distress
- The Opera Society
- Henderson Mental Health Center
and was a founding member of HANDY (Helping Abused, Neglected, Dependent Youth).
Liz was a Woman of the Year for the American Cancer Society in 2000. She enjoyed being President of the Florida Philharmonic Society, and was chosen their Women of Style and Substance in 2002. She also received the award of Shelter Star from Women in Distress, and was honored as Mother of the Year by Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies in 2006. Liz continued to support and raise much needed funds for many worthy charities.
Liz Wood was deeply honored to be asked to be a Diamond Diva for her much-loved Opera Society.