Heroes in Medicine

Palm Beach County Medical Society Services honors extraordinary men and women at the Annual Heroes in Medicine Awards luncheon. Individuals and organizations that utilize their skills in the field of health care who provide outstanding service to meet the needs of people in local, national and/or global communities will be honored.

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2019 PBCMS Services Heroes in Medicine Award Winners

2019 Heroes of the Year 


Shawn Baca, MD - Rheumatology Associates of South Florida


Colleen Haley, ARNP - Team Health

Project Access Video 

Project Access Heroes 

Palm Beach Radiology Group:
Donald Goodwin, MD - Walter Forman, MD
Fred Muhletaler-Maggiolo, MD
West Boca Medical Center

DCA for Health, Inc.

Physician Heroes

Belma Andric, MD - Health Care District of PBC
Shawn Baca, MD - Rheumatology Associates of South Florida
Jose Castaneda, MD - Caridad Center
Robert Chait, MD - UM Regional Campus in PBC
Leonard Hock, Jr., DO - Trustbridge

Ruel Stoessel, MD - Pre-Birth Centers of America

Bruce Rendina Professional Heroes

Madelyn Christopher - JFK Medical Center
Darcy Davis, CEO - Health Care District of PBC
Lisa Rocheleau - Palm Beach Children’s Hospital

Michelle Lizotte Waniewski, PhD - FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

College Medical Student Heroes

Jordyn Cohen, MD Candidate - FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Leah Hellerstein, MD/MPH Candidate - UM Miller School of Medicine

Rachael Silverberg, MD/MPH Candidate - FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine

High School Student Heroes

Rachel Bailey - Lake Worth Community High School
Gabriela Carrazana - John I. Leonard High School

Joshua Alexander Timmer - Suncoast Community High School

Community Organization Heroes

Kaye Communications, Inc.
Kayla Cares 4 Kids
Pediatric Interest Group at Florida Atlantic University
Quantum House

Smith Smiles Toy Donations/Smith Smiles, Inc. 

Health Care Educator Heroes

Susan MacLeod Dyess, PhD - Trustbridge
Rhonda Goodman, PhD - FAU Christine Lynn College of Nursing
Mary Labanowski, MD - Caridad Center

Stephanie Stiepleman - WBHS Medical Science Academy

Health Care Provider Heroes (Non-Physician)

Colleen Haley, ARNP - Team Health
Diane Scho eld, RN - Surgical weight loss program- Delray Medical Center

Raymond Zelhof, PharmD - Trustbridge 

Outreach Wellness Prevention Heroes

Maureen Budjinski - UM Life Alliance – Organ Recovery Agency
Barbara Golden, PhD - The Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health
Mario Jacomino, MD - FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Rob Moreland - St. Mary’s Medical Center and the PB Children’s Hospital

Student Nurses Association - FAU Christine Lynn College of Nursing 

Health Care Innovation Hero

Business Development Board- Palm Beach Life Sciences Cluster

Lifetime Achievement Hero

Jack Zeltzer, MD - JFK Heart and Vascular Institute