Central Florida Humanitarians To Be Honored Tonight

By  //  November 6, 2014

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ABOVE VIDEO: Space Coast Medicine & Active Living Special Correspondent Danny Treanor talks with Central Florida Humanitarians.

Recognizing Outstanding Individuals & Organizations Who Dedicate Their Time, Talent and Treasure

CENTRAL FLORIDA, USA – The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Committee has announced the 2014 Central Florida Humanitarians who will be honored on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the annual awards dinner gala at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place.

The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that dedicate their Time, Talent or Treasure to help people in need locally – and around the world.


The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards were created to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that dedicate their Time, Talent or Treasure to help people in need locally – and around the world. ABOVE: Among those being honored include Maxwell C. King for his lifetime of dedication to Brevard, right; Pamela Gatto for her tireless efforts on behalf of improved healthcare of the community, center; and Dr. Kanti Bhalani of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation. (Space Coast Medicine & Active Living image)

• Ken and Colleen Braid 
• Brevard Alzheimer’s Foundation 
• Crosswinds Youth Services, Inc.
• Jeffrey Cleveland and Geoffrey Fraser  
• Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Enforcers
• Dr. Ashish Dalal
• Phil & Bunny Finney
• Bryan and Judy Roub
• Space Coast Honor Flights, Bill Welser
• Pamela A. Gatto
• Neil Jackson
• Jess Parrish Medical Foundation
• The Kempf Family
• Bob and Jessie Kirk
• Garrett Lamp, St. Baldrick’s Foundation
• Barbara A. Leggett
• Philip Meinhardt, MD
• Logan Morris,
• Bruce Nelson Jr. 
• Dr. Giuseppi Palermo
• Ted & Melissa Parker
• Pilots N Paws, Pat Picornell 
• Paws For Boots, Rory Dobis 
• Michael Cadore
• Dr. Frank X. Venzara III
• South Brevard Sharing Center
• Dr. Ashish R. Udeshi

The 2014 Central Florida Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement honoree is Dr. Maxwell C. King.


As always, the Central Florida Humanitarian committee will also honor hospital and hospice volunteers from Health First Hospice, the Dr. Jey Pillai Center for Hospice Care at Wasdin Woods, VITAS, Hospice of St. Francis, Health First Cape Canaveral Hospital, Health First Viera Hospital, Health First Holmes Regional Medical Center, Health First Palm Bay Hospital, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Melbourne, Wuesthoff Medical Center – Rockledge, the VA Clinic in Viera, and Sebastian River Medical Center. 

Dr. Jim Palermo
Dr. Jim Palermo

“Over the years, our editorial team has had the distinct honor and pleasure of identifying and featuring the many members of our community who give back so much and are dedicated to reaching out and helping others, here and throughout the world, in a multitude of ways,” said Maverick Multimedia Editor-In-Chief Dr. Jim Palermo.

“For the fifth consecutive year, we will once again produce the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards Gala on the first Thursday of November. This year, more than 42 deserving humanitarians will be honored during the Gala.”

The Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will be part of Space Coast Medicine Week, a comprehensive series of health and educational events produced by Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and Space Coast Daily.

RELATED: Space Coast Medicine Week Set For Nov. 1-8

Mike Williams
Mike Williams

This inspiring and compelling event is sponsored by M.H. Williams Construction, Brighthouse Networks, Health First, Brevard Physicians Network, Florida Pain Institute, MPAC ACO, Brevard Geriatrics, Clear Choice Health Care, Knudson Brain & Spine Law Injury Office, Dr. Mark Pinsky, First Choice Medical Group, Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine and SpaceCoastDaily.com. Each honoree or organization is presented the Central Florida Humanitarian Crystal Globe.

Giles Malone

“We would like to thank Mike Williams and the M.H Williams Construction company, who leads a  long list of sponsors who support the Central Florida Humanitarian Awards and who make this wonderful event possible,” said Giles Malone, a partner with Maverick Multimedia and Brevard Productions, who annually produce all the events of Space Coast Medicine Week.


Stay tuned to SpaceCoastDaily.com and Space Coast Medicine & Active Living magazine for exclusive and comprehensive multimedia coverage of each honoree as we present their compelling stories.

Tom Palermo
Tom Palermo

“Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 6 to celebrate and be inspired by these incredible individuals and groups,” said Maverick Multimedia President & Publisher Tom Palermo. “In the meantime, please click the link below that showcases the distinguished Central Florida Humanitarian Alumni.”


For more information about the Central Florida Humanitarian Gala call 321-323-4460 or e-mail MaverickMultiMedia@gmail.com

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ABOVE MAP: The 2014 Central Florida Humanitarian Awards will take place Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, located at 200 Rialto Place in Melbourne, Florida.