The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital wants to thank everyone for such a successful the 2016-2017 Florida Forum. Our lineup featured world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. We are thankful for your support and all we will be able to do For The Children as a result of that support.

Our 2016-2017 Event included these amazing speakers:

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World-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, inspiring storyteller, New York Times bestselling author and syndicated columnist, Dr. Ben Carson has been named one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists by CNN and Time magazine. Known for his groundbreaking medical career, he directed pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center for 29 years and holds more than 60 honorary doctorate degrees. He was a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

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As anchor of Fox News Channel’s The Kelly File, Megyn Kelly focused on breaking stories, in-depth investigative reports and newsmaker interviews, capitalizing on her skills as a former litigator. She covered the Boston Marathon bombing and the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In 2014, Time magazine named her among the 100 most influential people, and in 2016, People magazine named her one of the top 25 most intriguing people. She was key in Fox News’ coverage of the 2016 presidential election. Her book, Settle for More, debuted on the New York Times bestseller list for non-fiction. In January 2017, Megan announced she was leaving Fox News and moving to NBC.

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Two-time national champion, first round NFL draft pick, and Heisman trophy winner, Tim Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and New England Patriots. Currently, he co-hosts the SEC Network’s SEC Nation, a traveling pre-game show. He also contributes to ESPN’s SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage, offering in-depth perspective as a legendary SEC player. Tim is currently signed to play professional baseball with the New York Mets.

Our greatest thanks and appreciation to the 25th anniversary Florida Forum Committee.

Back row (left to right) Miles Schueth, Susan  Feeley, Meg Folds, Cheree  Graham, Carolyn  Houston, Sharon Lucie, Roxane Andrade, Kathryn McGehee, Elli Zimmerman, Lisa O’Steen, Holland Gibbs, Claudia Adams, Veronica Scott-Fulton, VP Patient Care Services at Wolfson, Mary Lee Willetts.

Front row (left to right) Leslie Quaritius, Caroline Busker, Grace Sarber, Robin Albaneze, Judy D’Antignac, Betsy Lovett, Denise Hudmon, Mamie Sprague.

Not pictured: Jan Andrews, Lisa Benton, Julie Bluett, Katherine Forrester, Elizabeth Gainer, Meredith Guess, Lindsay Helms, Chris Hieb, Suzanne Hinckley,  Julie’ Howard, Robin Love, Rebecca McNeil, Julia Mori, Nancy Padgett, Mary Pietan, Kelly Pietan, Jane Pomar, Liz Reilly, Andrea Rizzi and Katherine Smithwick.


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The Florida Forum speakers are not, and should in no way, be considered to endorse or support the Florida Forum Presenters or Sponsors.

2016-2017 Florida Forum Sponsors


Wells Fargo
Florida Blue
Landstar System, Inc.

Children’s Presenters

Baptist Health
Wolfson Children’s Hospital

Star Student Presenter

Jacksonville Jaguars

Grand Media Partner

The Florida Times-Union

Diamond Invitation Partner

Nemours Children’s Specialty Care
Diamond Program Partner

Diamond Public Policy Partner

Jacksonville University

Diamond Reception Partners

First Tennessee Bank
SAVOR … Jacksonville

Diamond Partners

Breakthru Beverage Group
L. W. Huntley
Sight and Sound, Inc.

Platinum Care Team Partners

Century Ambulance Service, Inc.
Fifth Third Bank

Platinum Literary Partner

The Andy & Toni Crawford Grandchildren: Zac, Allie, Meg, Niki & Chloe

Platinum Photography Partner
Monarch Studio

Platinum Wounded Warrior Project Partner
CSX Corporation

Platinum Partners

The Grebe Family
Jacksonville Business Journal
Ms. Shelley Klempf
Mrs. Edward W. Lane & Mr. & Mrs. John Corse
Omni Hotels & Resorts, Jacksonville
WJCT Public Broadcasting


Ameris Bank
Jack & Betty Demetree Family Foundation
Jess & Brewster J. Durkee Foundation
Duval Family of Dealers
Fidelity National Financial, Inc.
Fields Auto Group
The Frisch Families
Clarence W. Gooden
Martin Gottlieb & Associates
Marks Gray, PA
Frank & Marisa Martire – FIS Global
Mary Jane & Jack Uible

Partner For a Cure

US Assure


Auld & White Constructors, LLC
Jim Dalton
Darryl & Kate Elksnis
Fidelity Bank
Gardner’s of Ortega
Councilman & Mrs. Jim Love
Mr. & Mrs. Jorge F. Morales
Mr. & Mrs. Russell B. Newton Jr
Louis Portnoy Family Foundation
Randy & Paula Ringhaver
Mr. & Mrs. L. Johnson Sarber III
Selevan Family Foundation
Mrs. C.G. Strum
St. Vincent’s HealthCare
The Suddath Companies
Swisher International, Inc.
Erlane & John E. Tait
1010 XL – 92.5 FM


Bisi Ajala, MD
Mr. & Mrs. David T. Albaneze
Dr. & Mrs. Philipp Aldana
Jo Ellen Andrews
Bailey Publishing & Communications, Inc.
John & Anne Baker
Mrs. Sue Bateh
Lisa M. Benton
Hank Bonar
Bob & Sandy Beers
Mary & Bruce Bower
Carter & Cheryl Bryan
Bubbles Car Wash
G. John Carey
Nancy & Gary Chartrand
Charles & Gayle Chupp
Mr. & Ms. William J. Collins
Dr. Kevin Crismond
CSS Landscaping, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. William M. D’Antignac
Mr. and Mrs. Derek E. Dewan
Tom & Jean Dodson
The DuBow Family Foundation
Deborah Pass Durham
Major General (Ret.) & Mrs. Maury Edmonds
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Ellison Jr.
Paul & Victoria Ferber
T. Martin Fiorentino Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis X. “Skip” Frantz
Dr. N. Patrick & Sue S. Hale
Y. E. “Chipper” Hall
Dr. Amy Hardman & Mr. Robert Hardman
Maryanne Dokler Helffrich
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hinckley
Ms. Berrylin Houston
Mr. Frank F. Houston
Calvin & Sue Hudson
Jacksonville Magazine
Mrs. Tara Leskanic
Mrs. William D. Lovett
Hank & Jobie Madden
Mrs. Lacy Mahon Jr.
Mr. & Mrs. T. R. “Mac” McGehee Jr.
Mrs. Walter A. McRae Jr.
Dr. Debra Merinbaum
Miller Electric Company
Marcia & Dick Morales
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Morin
John & Gloria Murray
Dr. Ragu Murthy & Ms. Priyanka Murthy, Esq.
Gerald L Nichols & Jacqueline W Nichols Foundation, Inc.
Lee & Darlene Nutter
Elizabeth R. Ondriezek, P.A.
Sara & Terry Patterson
PRG Developments, Inc.
Dianne T. Rice
Stein Mart
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Harrison Hunt Street Jr.
SunTrust Bank
Mr. & Mrs. Cliff Taylor
Mrs. C. Herman Terry
Randolph E. Thornton
Timucuan Asset Management, Inc.
Sabrina Vieira
Delores Barr Weaver & J. Wayne Weaver
Dr. & Mrs. H. Warner Webb
Halsey Wise
Arthur & Debra Wotiz
The Write Touch
Jeff Wyatt & Jason Hyrne – Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC