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Photo by Member Mark Krancer, Kram Kran Photo


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10/3/2023 4:00:00 AM Member News

Volunteers in Medicine is Seeking Sponsors as They Honor Women with Heart at Eighth Annual Signature Event

JACKSONVILLE, FL (September 26, 2023) – One of Jacksonville’s most exciting events honoring women in healthcare is back for its eighth year of celebration! On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) will host the Eighth Annual Women with Heart Luncheon at the Florida Blue Conference Center. The Women with Heart honorees are remarkable community leaders selected for their commitment to the advancement of the health of Northeast Florida. 


Additionally, VIM will honor Dr. Davalu “Davy” Parrish with its 2024 Dorion-Burt Heart of Gold Award. Dr. Parrish is a Jacksonville humanitarian and visionary who dedicated her career to serving at-risk children and families. Dr. Parrish is often recognized for her role as President and CEO of The Bridge, which for years provided a safe and nurturing space for thousands of at-risk teens.


The eight very special Women with Heart who will be honored at the event are: 

Kim Marie Barbel Johnson, D.O. - Mayo Clinic

Susan D. Brandenburg - Biographer

Ari Jolly - Florida Blue

Amy P. Meyer - Florida Department of Health

Andrea P. Reyes - Reyes Legal

Dr. Pauline J. Rolle - Ascension St. Vincent’s

Amanda Emery Stevens - Baptist Health

Dr. Gladys P. Velarde - UF Health


The Women with Heart Luncheon kicks off a year-long awareness and fundraising campaign for VIM. VIM is currently looking for sponsors for the 2024 event! Become a sponsor of the 2024 Women with Heart Luncheon by calling (904) 399-2766 x 123# or by visiting VIMJAX.org/wwh2024. For more information about the 2023 Women with Heart Luncheon held in February visit VIMJAX.org/wwh2023. For more information about Volunteers in Medicine visit VIMJAX.org.