MEET  THE  BOARD

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ROBIN ROSE
Board Chair

Dr. Robin Rose has enjoyed an executive career in both the airline and nonprofit industries for over forty years. Throughout her twenty-five-year nonprofit career, she provided leadership to five youth-serving organizations: she was the Executive Director of A Season for Nonviolence, the non-profit organization founded by her friend and mentor Arun Gandhi, the 5th grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, the Executive Director for OneCommunity in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the CEO of Frameworks of Tampa Bay, the President & CEO of Girls Inc. of Sarasota County, and the President & CEO of Girls Inc. of Jacksonville.

 

Currently, she provides consulting, speaking, mediation, and experiential training services through her company Rose & Associates, LLC.  

 

Dr. Rose has a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University, a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in Conflict Resolution and Management from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 

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AMY SHAHEEN MSN, RN, CNL, CCRN-POD  Vice Chair

Amy has lived in Jacksonville for 40 years. Married to her high school sweetheart, she and her husband have 2 wonderful boys, Nick and Christopher. She's  been a nurse for 19 years and has spent the last 9 years employed at Wolfson Children's Hospital. Her youngest son, Christopher has brittle

bone disease and has undergone 18 surgeries at Wolfson Children's Hospital. As a nurse and mother of a special needs child, she has an understanding and passion that allows her to form special bonds with the patients and parents.

DANA NOLAN OD
 

Dana M. Nolan, OD, is a family optometrist who practices in the heart of Avondale. A Jacksonville native, Dana received her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of South Florida, and her Doctorate in Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. She then returned home to practice optometry in 1998. After practicing in Orange Park for nine years, Dr. Nolan opened Vue Optical in October 2008. She is passionate about her family, including three uniquely wonderful girls.

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JENNIFER KILLINGSWORTH SLP
Board Secretary

Jennifer was born in 1969 with Tetralogy of Fallot with Pulmonary Atresia. She grew up in Ponte Vedra, FL. She had closed heart surgery in Gainesville at 18 months before her father died from sudden death cardiac arrest. Thereafter, she had open-heart surgeries in Birmingham, Alabama at ages 7, 15, and 20.  Since her last surgery, her valve replacement has been holding up beautifully.  At age 51, Jennifer says she feels fortunate to still be under the care of a local pediatric electrophysiologist for rhythm issues and monitoring of her implantable defibrillator, as well as an adult congenital heart specialist. She feels fortunate to be a survivor with a wonderfully supportive husband, two amazing daughters, and a career that allows her to give back to her community by supporting providers of early intervention. THHP has given her an outlet to share her story with other heart families.  She hopes families see resiliency, determination, and strength and know that it’s possible for their children to remember childhoods filled with laughter, love, and fun, more so than medicines, appointments, and heart surgeries.   

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DONYA MARSHALL RN, BSN
Board Treasurer

Donya is a nurse and mother to a tween with a congenital heart defect. Her personal understanding of both the daily and long-term physical, mental, emotional, and financial struggles of those dealing with medically complex issues is what drew her to serving local families through her role as Board Treasurer. In her experience of navigating the multiple worlds of the hospital, insurance, and schools alone, which in and of itself is traumatizing, all while ensuring the health of her youngest child, she wants to ensure this organization is available to serve all local families facing a CHD diagnosis. Her goal as a board member for The Healing Heart Project is to remove some of the burdens for families diagnosed with CHDs. Since THHP was founded in 2016, the support and services have been beneficial in her own life, and she is constantly looking for ways to pay this forward. She started by participating in sponsored community events and is proud to now play an active role in advancing our mission. She believes we cannot expect to grow as an individual if we remain stagnant. She looks forward to connecting with and serving those affected by congenital heart defects in the northeast Florida region and beyond.