Board of Directors

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Joseph “Trey” and Nicole FlynnPresident and Vice President.

On June 6, 2011 Trey and Nicole’s lives were changed forever when they were told that their son would be born with a very rare congenital heart defect. They quickly turned a difficult situation into one that would help their family and friends better understand the fight that their son Holden was going through.

When Holden lost his battle with CHD on January 5, 2014, Trey and Nicole committed to doing everything they could to help other CHD families.

Trey has worked as a criminal defense attorney in the Orlando, Florida area for 7 years, serving as lead counsel on over 50 jury trials. Nicole put her career on hold to tend to the care of Holden, who required as many as 4 doctors appointments a week. She recently went back to work as an administrative assistant for a local doctor.

In their free time they enjoy going to the beach and cheering on the Florida Gators.

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Juan and Sara Gonzalez

When their son Monroe was born six weeks early on November 3, 2013, Juan and Sara Gonzalez were quickly thrust into the CHD world. Monroe’s fight carried on until January 17, 2014 when he passed in the arms of his parents.

Juan is a chef at the popular and highly rated Winter Park establishment, Cask and Larder. Sara has served as a Branch Manager in the Seminole County Public Library System since 2012, assisting in the transition of libraries in the modern digital age. She earned a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management from the University of Central Florida.

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Joseph and Jeanne Flynn

Dr. Joseph C. Flynn, Jr. has been a well respected orthopedic spine surgeon in the Orlando area for over 20 years, carrying on the tradition left behind by his father, Dr. Joseph C. Flynn, Sr. He helped establish and is a partner at the Spine and Scoliosis Center. He also recently served on the Board of Directors for the Orthopedic department at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Jeanne has volunteered much of her time to St. Andrew Catholic School and Church where she has chaired several fundraising events including auctions, school festivals, and fundraising drives. She has also donated her time working the front desk for the school during the calendar year. They both are the proud grandparents of Holden Flynn.

Andrew and Evelyn Leffler

Andrew is currently employed as a Government Sales Manager for Applied Industrial Technologies. His day to day duties have made him familiar with hospital settings as he frequents VA Hospitals around the country. Evelyn has diligently served as a pediatric nurse for over 30 years in both hospital and clinical settings and is currently employed at Pediatric Associates. As a pediatric nurse she has been exposed to the medical hardships that come with CHDs, having treated several CHD children. They are both the proud grandparents of Holden Flynn.

Ed Berger

Ed is currently the President and COO of Lazarus Publishing, Inc. In the past he has served as a Sales and Marketing Executive for General Motors and a Board Member and the Marketing Chair for Jack-in-the-Park, an annual fundraising event in Winter Park, Florida benefitting the Florida Special Olympics. He has a MBA from Rollins College.