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50 Most Powerful in Orlando 2022: Philanthropy & Community Voices

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1 Pam Gould

President & CEO of Shepherd’s Hope, Inc.

Pam Gould has spent the previous three a long time “making an attempt to create bridges and engineer collaborations that present the many individuals in our neighborhood the entry to life-saving healthcare and a path to wellness that they must be profitable.”

A 3-term Orange County Faculty Board member, Gould is president of Shepherd’s Hope, a nonprofit that gives free medical care, schooling, and wellness packages to uninsured households throughout Central Florida. Shepherd’s Hope operates 5 free-standing well being facilities in Orange and Seminole counties and has offered main and specialty care to over 310,000 uninsured individuals since 1997.

A local of Pittsfield, Mass., Gould beforehand was a member of the skilled theater scene in New York Metropolis earlier than shifting to metro Orlando. As a college board member, she represents southwest Orange.


2 Philip and Sigrid Tiedtke

Energy Couple, Governing Board of the Enzian

Philip and Sigrid Tiedtke have a well-earned repute as a down-to-earth, approachable energy couple. When the Winter Park Library & Occasions Middle wanted a serving to hand, the Tiedtke’s wrote a $750,000 test to plug the fundraising gap. The result’s the brand new Tiedtke Amphitheater. Their $5 million present to Rollins School to construct the Tiedtke Theatre & Dance Centre, opening in spring 2023, brings a state-of-the-art efficiency heart to campus. Many individuals know the Tiedtkes from Enzian, the art-house cinema cafe that seems like a pal’s super-sized front room. The theater survived the pandemic, however the Tiedtkes shelved enlargement plans. As an alternative, Philip says, “We’re giving Enzian a complete redo inside our present footprint.” The couple met on a triple date and has their favourite motion pictures. Philip’s is Ingmar Bergman’s meaning-of-life masterpiece, “The Seventh Seal,” whereas Sigrid goes with the romantic fantasy of Jean Cocteau’s “Magnificence and the Beast.”


3 Derrick Chubbs

President & CEO of Second Harvest Meals Financial institution of Central Florida

Derrick Chubbs’ earlier position as head of the Central Texas Meals Financial institution in Austin discovered him serving the world’s most susceptible residents throughout the peak of the pandemic. Initially of this 12 months, Chubbs stepped in to interchange retiring Second Harvest head Dave Krepcho to handle the basis causes of starvation within the 6-county space the nonprofit serves. “Working towards long-term options to handle the basis causes of starvation in Central Florida whereas concurrently addressing the speedy wants of those that are meals insecure will enable us to serve higher and enhance the well-being of our neighbors and neighborhood,” says Chubbs. The meals financial institution’s motto is “Combating starvation. Feeding Hope.” This motto “speaks to a lot extra than simply meals,” Chubbs says. It additionally applies to quality-of-life points resembling household, success, schooling, and healthcare. “Daily, our devoted workers and companions work to feed, empower, nourish and have interaction these we serve, to make sure we will meet their most speedy wants, and start working with them to vary the trajectory of their future.”


4 Jeffery Hayward

President & CEO of Coronary heart of Florida, United Manner

When the pandemic threw a fragile help ecosystem into chaos, creating crises amongst Central Florida’s most susceptible populations, Jeffery Hayward knew it was not time to shut the doorways. He knew this was exactly the place United Manner may finest flex its persuasive muscle. “We knew how fragile ALICE (Asset-Restricted, Earnings-Constrained, Employed) households have been earlier than the pandemic. Inside days of the pandemic, calls into our 211 Disaster Line quadrupled from 700 a day to over 3,200 per day. The sound of desperation was like by no means earlier than,” Hayward says. Hayward got here to Central Florida six years in the past as chief of exterior affairs at United Manner of Massachusetts Bay, overseeing funding methods and main advertising and marketing, volunteer engagement, grants, and public coverage. Hayward misses the chilling New England winters however admits he’s at his “most relaxed once I’m on the seashore listening to the crashing waves.” He finds his household is his supply of vitality and motivation.


5 Barbara Poma

Founder & CEO of onePULSE Basis

June 12 is a somber day throughout Central Florida. We recall what we have been doing on that date in 2016, upon listening to {that a} man had gunned down 49 individuals and wounded 68 others inside Pulse nightclub on Orange Avenue.

There isn’t any “getting over” a human-created horror; we will honor the victims, residing and useless, and be taught from it. That’s what Barbara Poma facilitates every day.

Poma owned the LGBTQ+ nightclub and based the memorial to the taking pictures victims. As she strikes about her life, she does so with the 49 Pulse Angels guiding her steps.

The Nationwide Pulse Memorial & Museum and Orlando Well being Survivors Stroll are a piece in progress. The efforts acquired important recognition final 12 months when President Biden designated Pulse a nationwide memorial. “It would tackle the ideas of othering, belonging and changing into; to assist all who enter to find out about themselves.”

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