2016-17 Florida Forum

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.

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