Dr. Charles Wright, MD is a Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) practicing over 25 years to save lives. He works with LifeLink non-profit community service organization dedicated to the recovery of life-saving and life-enhancing organs and tissue for transplantation therapy. The Foundation works in a sensitive, diligent, and compassionate manner to facilitate the donation of desperately needed organs and tissues for waiting patients, support research efforts to enhance the available supply of organs and tissue for transplant patients, improve clinical outcomes of patients post transplantation and works closely with the United Network For Organ Sharing (UNOS) to support its goals.
Sandra Terry is a native Floridian and powerful compassionate change leader. An expert of grassroots initiatives to build community she now overseas a team of 300 plus vounteers and serves as Executive Director of Laurel Civic Association. Over the 40 years of making life better for Laurel, the Laurel Civic Association has grown to become an active and dedicated non-profit organization making a difference in a wide range of neighborhood issues throughout Sarasota County.
The cornerstone and foundation of the organization has always been to make life better for the disenfranchised. Even though we began with a small group of concerned neighbors in 1969 who's main purpose it was to bring street lighting to a little close knit and largely African-American community, time and the inherit caring for others has taught everyone that needs have no geographic boundary.With the backing of more than 300 active volunteers, donations, and grants, the association has been able to provide programs designed to improve living conditions, decrease hunger, improve health and access to health information and provide educational support for children and adults. The successful programs have brought a series of neighborhood improvements that go far beyond the original goals and have been a magnet for clients from the southern most part of Sarasota County to the northern most part.
Don Hall is the founder and Executive Director of Transition Sarasota. Previously, he served for two years as the Education and Outreach Coordinator for Transition Colorado, the first official Transition Initiative in North America and a statewide hub. Don holds a Master's Degree in Environmental Leadership from Naropa University and is a certified Permaculture Designer and US Transition Trainer. In 2011, Don graduated from the Gulf Coast Leadership Institute, and in 2012, was named one of the "10 People Behind Local Food" by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.