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OneJax Institute

Humanitarian Awards Event


Each year, OneJax hosts a Humanitarian Awards Event to honor outstanding humanitarians and raise funds to support our programs. This notable event includes a formal ceremony to recognize a new group of honorees each year.

OneJax Humanitarian Awards began in 1970 and has honored individuals who have made a significant humanitarian contribution to their communities.

2023 Humanitarian Awards Event

Date and Location: May 4th, 2023 at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts

OneJax Humanitarian Awards Event sponsors gain exposure in a large group of community leaders along with inspirational words from our Honorees. As an event sponsor, your leadership sends a powerful message in support of the mission of OneJax and of the honorees' good works in support of our city. The impact of your sponsorship is equally powerful - enabling OneJax to create opportunities for diverse groups of individuals to learn about themselves and one another thereby reducing stereotypes and bias, and developing community awareness and understanding about critical social issues facing our city.

2022 Honorees

2022 Gold Medallion for Lifetime Achievement

The Gold Medallion for Lifetime Achievement recognizes those who have had an extraordinary impact on and have given back generously to their communities over their lifetime. This award is given to an individual who has been a past recipient of the Silver Medallion and who has distinguished herself/himself not only through outstanding dedication and community service but also through her/his exceptional commitment to the OneJax mission of promoting the dignity and respect of all people. This award is not necessarily given every year.

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Audrey Moran: Attorney & Board-Certified Mediator

Audrey Moran is an Attorney and Board-Certified Mediator. She most recently served as the Executive Vice President, Baptist Health and President, Baptist Health Foundation. Audrey has enjoyed a rich and varied career. Recognized as a OneJax Silver Medallion Humanitarian in 2015, she began her legal career with the law firm of Mahoney Hadlow and Adams and later joined the State Attorney’s Office where she started the Special Assault Unit, handling rape, domestic violence and child abuse cases. Audrey was the first female attorney appointed to the position of director in the Fourth Judicial Circuit.

At Baptist Health, Audrey directed six significant areas of responsibility: social responsibility, philanthropy, behavioral health, spiritual care, human resources and leadership development. She was a member of the executive team which served as the cabinet for the President and CEO of the health system. In between these roles, Audrey served as Chief of Staff for Mayor John Delaney and as Director of Legislative Affairs for Mayor Ed Austin. She also served as the CEO of the Sulzbacher Center and dipped her toe deeper into the political arena by mounting a campaign for Mayor, which regrettably, she lost.

She has served on countless Boards of local nonprofits and foundations. Most notably, these include serving as a trustee of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, chair of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce; chair of the board of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, chair of the Downtown Development Authority, an inaugural member of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission, served on Mayor John Peyton’s Jacksonville Journey Steering Committee and was the Transition Team Co-Chair for Mayor-Elect Alvin Brown. She currently serves on the Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center. Most recently, along with 2022 Silver Medallion Honoree, David Miller, Audrey co-founded OurJax, a nonprofit advocacy group that works to promote transparency, integrity and accountability in local government.

Audrey is the recipient of a long list of awards and honors, much too lengthy to include here. Among those recognizing her for outstand impact and achievement are Gateway Girl Scout Council, Leadership Jacksonville, the Jacksonville Bar Association, Equality Florida and the First Coast Business Hall of Fame, among others. She also received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th annual EVE awards in Jacksonville.

2022 Silver Medallions

The Silver Medallion is awarded each year to men and women in recognition of the individual's outstanding dedication and community service. Recipients of this award have exhibited an extensive record of involvement in civic, charitable, volunteer and professional organizations; dedication to the improvement of human relations among diverse groups in our city; impeccable personal and professional integrity; sustained commitment to humanitarian ideals; history of placing humanitarian concerns above self-interest; and realistic humility about his/her importance in the world.


Warren Jones: Member, Duval County School Board

Warren Jones is the consummate public servant and is described in many ways: smart, humble, a man of impeccable integrity, kind and selfless. His career in public service has had a permanent impact on the City of Jacksonville. Warren served on the Jacksonville City Council for 28 years, first serving from 1979 - 1999 and again from 2007-2015. He holds the distinction of being elected by his peers to be President of the Council not only once, but twice, in both 1991 and 1992.

In 2016, he was urged by many community leaders to run for a seat on the Duval County School Board, which he won handily. Once again, he was elected by his peers to be President of the School Board. He played an important role helping the School Board bring a tax referendum to the voters to fund critical infrastructure improvements for our public schools. He has also been a staunch advocate for removing the names of confederate leaders from our public schools.

Warren has served on numerous boards throughout our community including JEA, MOSH, the Jacksonville Zoo and Legal Aid. He also served on the board of directors for OurJax - a grass roots, citizen led organization that called for transparency, integrity and accountability in our local government.

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Marc Mayo: Corporate Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, FIS

If it wasn’t for Marc Mayo and a few others, the OneJax we know today would not exist. In 2005 and 2006, As NCCJ, the national organization of which we were a local chapter, began to unravel, Marc led the charge to disaffiliate and recover the funds we had funneled to the national organization. He then set about establishing a new, completely local and independent organization which became OneJax in 2006. He continued to serve on the board until 2008.

Marc is corporate executive vice president and chief legal officer of FIS.  He manages the provision of legal services and support to FIS and its subsidiaries worldwide. He also serves on the company’s executive leadership team and on the board of the company’s charitable foundation. Prior to joining FIS, Marc was a shareholder with the law firm of Rogers, Towers P.A., specializing in corporate and employment law. Prior to that, he was general counsel and senior vice president of human resources of AccuStaff, a publicly traded staffing company that has since been purchased by Adecco.

As President of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Marc led efforts to replace lost federal funding for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid to provide legal services for the poor, resulting in being recognized by the American Bar Association with the Harrison Tweed Award, their highest honor for state and local pro bono legal work. That effort was also recognized by the Florida Supreme Court with the Volunteer Bar Association Pro Bono Service Award.  In 2019, he received the “World Recognition of Distinguished General Counsel” from the Directors Roundtable and was listed on The Legal 500’s GC Powerlist 2019.

Marc’s involvement in the community extends way beyond OneJax. He has served as chair of the boards of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (North Florida Chapter), the Center for Corporate and Family Health and the Jacksonville Bar Association. He also served on the Boards of the Mental Health Foundation, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Vision, the Jacksonville Film Festival and the FSCJ Legal Advisory Committee.

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David Miller: Co-Founder & Board Member, Brightway Insurance

David Miller is the Co-Founder of Brightway Insurance, one of the largest property and casualty insurance retailors in the country. With annual sales approaching $1 billion, Brightway has earned recognition from Forbes as the #1 Franchise to Buy in the U.S., from Entrepreneur Magazine as the No. 1 insurance franchise in the country, and from Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the country 10 times.

David believes great organizations and communities reach their potential only when each individual reaches their own personal potential.  His focus on community building centers around four social action pillars: public discourse, poverty, education, and social justice.

As Co-founder and Chair of OurJax, Miller and other civic leaders worked to highlight improprieties in local government and, in the process, have been effective in enhancing citizen engagement.  (Think JEA and Lot J.) David has invested his time, talent and treasure in many notable efforts locally. He’s significantly involved in the Emerald Trail, and serves on the board of LiftJax, successfully working with stakeholders from across the community to help eradicate poverty and re-energize the Eastside neighborhood. His ongoing support of City Year, Read USA, and the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is making a difference for education in our community, while helping to build capacity to do even more.

David currently serves on the Senior Advisory Council for OneJax, and is a major supporter of the Sandy Miller Metrotown Institute, a OneJax youth diversity program which brings youth from all over the city together to learn about differences and develop future leaders. The program now bears the name of his mother who was instrumental in developing the program nearly 30 years ago. A major supporter of United Way, David is a past chair of their de Tocqueville campaign and chaired the Stein Fellowship Program. In addition, he has served on the boards of Leadership Jacksonville, The Chamber of Commerce, The Jacksonville Civic Council, and Jewish Community Alliance, where he is a past president.

2022 President's Citation, Posthumously Awarded

The President’s Citation is awarded to a Humanitarian whose efforts and vision have resulted in substantial, positive, local AND national changes in one or more areas. By definition, this award requires a leadership component that extends past the Jacksonville area and the state of Florida. 

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Dr. Leon Haley, Jr., MD, MHSA, CPE. FACEP, FACHE: Former CEO UF Health Jacksonville, Vice-President for Health Affairs and Dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville; and Professor of Emergency Medicine

Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, CPE. FACEP, FACHE served as the CEO of UF Health Jacksonville, Vice-President for Health Affairs and Dean of the University of Florida College of Medicine –Jacksonville; and Professor of Emergency Medicine. His previous service included services as the Emory Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Services at Grady and Chief Medical Officer of the Emory Medical Care Foundation. A former Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory, Dr. Haley also served as Deputy Senior Vice-President of Medical Affairs, Chief of Emergency Medicine for the Grady Health System and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Haley received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his master’s degree in health services administration from the University of Michigan. Dr. Haley completed his residency, including a year as Chief Resident, in Emergency Medicine at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI. Prior to his position at Grady and Emory, Dr. Haley was a Senior Staff Physician at the Henry Ford Health System and a member of the Henry Ford Medical Group. Dr. Haley was Board-Certified in Emergency Medicine, a Certified Physician Executive, Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Dr. Haley was an active board member of the Jacksonville Electrical Authority, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Jacksonville Civic Council, the American Hospital Association Urban Sustainability, the Florida Hospital Association, the Florida Safety Net Hospital Alliance, the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education, the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the Shady Side Academy Board of Visitors and the Griffith Leadership Center at the University of Michigan. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternities.

Dr. Haley’s interests and publications were in health administration, operations and strategic management and diversity as it relates to healthcare and emergency medicine in particular. Dr. Haley served on or chaired various hospital, university and national committees including the Board of Directors for the Essential Hospitals Institute, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Health Insurance Status. He was a member of several national organizations including the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American College of Physician Executives and the National Association of Health Services Executives.  Dr. Haley was also an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Haley received several honors and awards including being chosen as one of the Jacksonville Business Journals “Ultimate CEO” in 2019, Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Healthcare Heroes for 2005 and the “Up and Comers Award” in 2004. The Who’s Who in Black Atlanta 2007, Georgia Trend Magazine’s “40 Leaders Under 40” in 2002, Georgia Association of Physician Assistants Physician of the Year Award in 2003, International Who’s Who of Professionals and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Pink Ice Gala Community Service Award and the Delta Sigma Theta Golden Torch Award. Dr. Haley completed the Woodruff Leadership Program at Emory University and a Fellowship for the National Association of Public Hospital (NAPH) Program.  Dr. Haley’s research interests were funded by the Department of Defense, SAMSA, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Healthcare Foundation of Georgia. Dr. Haley served on the State of Georgia’s Trauma Network Commission as an appointee of the Lt. Governor.  Dr. Haley has three children; two sons, Grant and Wesley and one daughter Nichelle.

We Appreciate Our 2022 Sponsors!

OneJax is immensely grateful to our 2022 Humanitarian Awards Event sponsors. Your sponsorship affords us the tools we need to make our vision of being the catalyst that creates an inclusive community where difference is welcomed and celebrated a reality in Jacksonville.

THANK YOU for your generous support!

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