Worthy of Celebration–June 2015

Our Worthy of Celebration moments for June 2015





Great keynote address from Audrey Moran during the Women As Leaders Luncheon. Audrey is the senior vice president of social responsibility and community advocacy for Baptist Health and was part of our Generation WE panel during Generation W. Click here for more information about the Women As Leaders Luncheon.







Congratulations to Tina Lifford for her amazing performance in the season finale of ABC’s Scandal. In addition to being part of Generation W, Tina brought “The Circle” to Jacksonville last summer. Read how Tina’s appearance on Scandal caused “exhilarating discomfort.”







Trisha Bailey, COO and owner of Verso Wealth Strategists & Redbird Industries, can add one more thing to her long list of accomplishments—recipient of the 2015 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. The award honors those who promote human development and the essence of American life while still honoring their ancestry. When not at her day job, Trisha works with refugees, business leaders and school teachers. Click here to read a feature about her in the Jacksonville Business Journal.







Congrats to Shirley Webb for being recognized as the Lifetime Achievement Honoree by the Women Business Owners of North Florida. She was the founder and executive director of the Hubbard House, the University of North Florida’s Women’s Center and is now focused on the Women’s Center of Jacksonville.   Click here to read more about her honor.




Patsy Doerr


We loved hearing from Patsy Doerr during Generation W and now we can hear her monthly on a new podcast for Thomson Reuters Legal. Mind Your Business is a monthly review on the intersection between corporate responsibility and inclusion and modern business. As the global head of corporate responsibility and inclusion for Thomson Reuters, Patsy is the perfect host. Click here to listen to the latest episode.






Welcome to Karen Barnes, the new director of community engagement at Girl Scouts of Gateway Council. An experienced marketer and community relations professional, Karen has been a key figure in many creative economic development efforts in North Florida including The First Wednesday Art Walk, Jazz in June, Jacksonville Fashion Week and the Jacksonville Film Festival. Click here to read her LinkedIn profile.





Congratulations to Donna Deegan on being named a 2015 Breakaway from Cancer Champion. Honorees are selected from a nationwide search for survivors, patients, caregivers and advocates who have inspired those affected by cancer. Donna, along with other honorees, joined breast cancer survivor and Honorary Breakaway from Cancer Champion Joan Lunden at the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California, America’s largest and most prestigious professional cycling race. Click here to read more Donna and the other Breakaway from Cancer Champions.