D. Shenell Reed
These trailblazing Florida women are making significant strides in their professions and communities. They are joined by Dr. Melissa Freeman, a 92-year-old New York physician who is a pioneer in medicine.
(Black PR Wire) ORLANDO, FL— ONYX Magazine’s fourth annual Women on the Move (WOTM), with Founding Partner Orlando Health and Presenting Sponsor Samuel B. Ings, Commissioner District 5, City of Orlando, will recognize some of Florida’s most impactful and influential women during an awards luncheon to be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Alfond Inn, Winter Park, Fla.
The theme, “Visionary Champions,” will highlight women who have shattered the glass ceiling in their professions and persevered against all odds. ONYX Magazine is excited to collaborate with its sponsors to present these phenomenal women; trailblazers who are leading major businesses to succeed on national and international levels in several professional disciplines.
Who: ONYX Magazine
What: ONYX Magazine's Women on the Move Awards Luncheon
When: Friday, March 1, 2019 - 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where: The Alfond Inn, 300 East New England Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Of Interest: ONYX Magazine’s Women's History Month Kickoff will unveil the March/April issue of ONYX Magazine Woman of the Year salute to Melissa Freeman, M.D., who has practiced medicine for more than 60 years. At 92 years old, she keeps active hours in her Harlem, New York, clinic. She is the first doctor in the nation to treat women with opioid addiction using a methadone maintenance modality of treatment. After the model was successful in her clinic, it was implemented around the world. She has been heralded by numerous organizations and has inspired interviews with Robin Roberts on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the BBC and other networks.
Keynote speaker is Angela Suggs, the first African-American to lead the Florida Sports Foundation.
Interviews: Interviews with Dr. Melissa Freeman, other honorees and ONYX Magazine Publisher Rich Black may be scheduled prior to the event through D. Shenell Reed at 813-298-9679. There will not be an opportunity for interviews during the event. Contact D. Shenell Reed at 813-298-9679.
ONYX Magazine celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African Diaspora throughout Florida. This publication, launched in July/August 1997, remains committed to empowering its readers by offering entertaining, inspiring and informative stories, which also include, editorials focused primarily on the interests and needs of African--Americans. It serves as a venue to promote the positive experiences of black life while promoting seamless, diversified connections with other cultures throughout the great State of Florida.
List of Honorees
Ann A. Ashley-Gilbert, M.D.
Altamonte Women's Center
Eloise Abrahams, R.N., N.H.A.
Guardian Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Sherri T. Brown
Director of Multicultural Business Development
Visit Tampa Bay
Bank of America
Sr. Vice President, Local Markets Organization
Chloe Juanita Evans Coney
Tampa Corporation to Develop Communities
Rep. Val Demings
U.S. House of Representatives
Elizabeth A. Dooley, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Central Florida
Melissa Freeman, M.D.
Beth Israel Hospital
Woman of the Year
Carolyn House Stewart, Esq.
28th International President
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Linda S. Howard, C.P.A., C.T.P.
Chief Financial Officer
Florida Municipal Power Agency
Director of Client Development and Corporate Social Responsibility
Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
Chief Information Officer
Vickie O! Heritage Productions
Dancia Penn, OBE, QC
Dancia Penn & Co.
International Woman on the Move
British Virgin Isles
Women of Color Golf
Commissioner, District 6
Orange County Government
Rep. Geraldine Thompson
Florida House of Representatives
Riva Tims, Th.D.
Founder and Pastor
Majestic Life Ministries
Paulette C. Walker, Ed.D.
25th National President
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Operations Southeast Region
Tonjua Williams, Ph.D.
St. Petersburg College