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Ebola lessons learned

Ebola lessons learned


Editor's Note: This was originally published on 1776.vc. In January, a 10-year old boy was severely ill in an Ebola Treatment Unit in the Kambia District of Sierra Leone. The Ebola outbreak had already taken the lives of both of his parents. Miles away a three-year old girl, showing no ...

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Connections abound to benefit veterans

Connections abound to benefit veterans


Six months ago I was asked by the Rosedale Country Club Manager Charles Nehls to be the keynote speaker for their 7th annual military ball in January 2015. At the time, I had no idea of the connections that would be woven through and beyond that meeting. Three years ago, residents of ...

The Harwood Effect

The Harwood Effect

Aspirations to Actions

Last summer, I was invited to be part of an initiative started by The Patterson Foundation -- Aspirations to Actions -- that is engaging people in Southwest Florida through The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation's unique approach. The Harwood Institute's process -- which develops Public ...

Remembering Kathy Baylis

Remembering Kathy Baylis

The Patterson Foundation

It is with a heavy heart that I share the passing of our beloved friend and colleague, Kathy Baylis, following an arduous battle with cancer. Kathy, a cherished member of The Patterson Foundation’s team, contributed her intelligence, compassion and unwavering tenacity to help generate ...