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David Pollack - Regional Vice-President, Molina Healthcare
David Pollack has served as president of Molina Healthcare of Florida since 2009. As president, Pollack is responsible for the strategic leadership of Florida health plan operations and the implementation and execution of strategic initiatives to grow the health plan while maintaining high quality care for members. With over 25 years of experience, Pollack has held various operational and financial positions within the health care industry. He started his career as an accountant at Ernst & Young and later became the president of Neighborhood Health Partnership, Inc., a South Florida managed care plan with commercial, Medicare and Medicaid operations. Pollack later served as the vice president of Portfolio Operations at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. At UPMC, he oversaw the organization’s investments in diverse health care entities. Pollack earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Director, Business Development and Legislative Affairs, Orlando Magic
Lucas Boyce is the Director of Business Development and Legislative Affairs for the Orlando Magic. He was appointed to this new role in July 2013. His responsibilities include strategic business planning with a focus on developing a new sports and entertainment district (SED) in downtown Orlando. He also oversees the company’s efforts in statewide legislative and government affairs. Prior to this role he served as Director of Community Relations, Multicultural Insights, Cause Marketing and Government Affairs. Lucas joined the organization in July 2008.
Prior to the Magic, Boyce served at the White House in the Office of Political Affairs where he monitored political activity and tracked key races across the Plains-Southwest region of the United States. Boyce also coordinated proactive communication, public relations and education outreach across diverse communities, constituencies and issues on behalf of the President.
During his tenure at the White House, Boyce also served in the Office of Public Liaison. In this role, he directed African-American and Professional Sports Outreach in addition to event related work in the fields of healthcare and economic policy. Prior to this, Boyce worked for Direct Impact, a public affairs firm in Alexandria, Virginia, and served in the Vice President’s Political and Communications Office.
Lucas is the author of Living Proof: From Foster Care to the White House and the NBA, published in January 2011. Learn more by visiting www.LucasDanielBoyce.com. He travels throughout Central Florida and across the country giving speeches focused on leadership, team work, overcoming obstacles and making a positive impact on the lives of others.
Lucas was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott as a Trustee of Valencia College in August 2013. Governor Scott appointed him to chair the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group in July 2012. He also serves on the Orange County Library Board, TSA Services Advisory Committee, Central Florida Fairgrounds, the National Coalition for Adoption Institute, Tiger Bay Club of Central Florida, and on U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s Service Academy Nomination Board.
Lucas was honored by the University of Central Missouri Alumni Association as the 2012 Outstanding Recent Alumnus. In 2011, the Orlando Business Journal recognized Lucas as the 40 Under 40 Man of the Year.
Boyce received his bachelor’s degree in political science and speech communication from the University of Central Missouri and graduated with his Executive MBA from Rollins College in May 2013.
Karen & Charles McClain - Grandparents, Seminole County
We are Karen & Charles McClain, parents of two children (Neisha & Alexis) and grandparents raising two grandchildren (Satricka and Zyqavioun). Our granddaughter, Satricka, has been diagnoses with ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ODD and PTSD. At age 8, Satricka started exhibiting strange behaviors. It was the pediatrician who initially diagnoses her with ADHD and PTSD. This was a journey we were not prepared to travel. We did not know where to turn or who to turn to for help. It was a friend’s daughter who worked for Federation of Families and shared what they were doing in the community. She provided me with a number and I called the next day. I spoke to a very sweet lady named Crystal Lilly. Crystal referred us to Wraparound Seminole. The next week there were two angels knocking at my door – Pam Davis and Dawn Wadle. What a difference a team makes!
We transitioned out of Wraparound Seminole but soon were re-enrolled due to Satricka’s current diagnosis of bipolar and ODD. This time, we took advantage of all services offered, in particular, the family support. Through the adversity of a beautiful little girl, whom we are proud to have as a granddaughter, we met a lot of people and formed many friendships being involved with Federation of Families. Satricka is now 12 years old and doing very well. She is actively involved with Youth Move and has participated in a short video expressing the need for a respite center. We are so very proud of her!
The meetings and trainings provided by Federation of Families are priceless. We have learned so much concerning mental health. To show our gratitude for Federation of Families love, help and support, we will continue to be indebted to your organization by giving our time and effort for years to come.
Eva Anderson - Grandparent, Orange County
Eva Anderson is a Texas born grandmother who has been married for 43 years. She attended college, was a certified Teachers Aide for three years, and retired as a licensed Insurance Agent of Texas after a 33 year tenure.
Eva and her husband moved from Texas to Florida three years ago to be closer to her daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren. Although she has enjoyed a wide variety of experiences and positions in her lifetime none have been as satisfying to her as that of being a grandmother. Eva is driven not to do great things for herself, but to motivate her grandkids to do even greater things for themselves.
Eva is maternal, domestic, and inclined to nurture those she cares about most. One of her great strengths is the tenacity with which she desires to protect her loved ones. It is that instinct that brought her to Federation of Families when her eldest grandson was diagnosed with ADHD.
Eva has led her family to use the education, tools and support available to help deal with the challenges of having a loved with a mental disorder. She has also become an advocate for her grandson and lends her voice to increase mental health awareness in her community.