Meet the Lake Nona Institute team, committed to bringing the brightest minds together for the annual Lake Nona Impact Forum.
Gloria A. Caulfield
Executive Director, Lake Nona Institute
Gloria Caulfield leads health and wellness strategy and planning for the Lake Nona Institute. Gloria is passionate about identifying partners who are skillful at collaboration and have the desire to innovate solutions that have the potential to move the needle on community health and wellness.
Vice President, Tavistock Sports Ventures
Andy is currently the Vice President of Sports Ventures for Tavistock Development Corporation, the Tavistock Group entity that is responsible for the 7,000 acre mixed-use development at Lake Nona. In this role he is responsible for all sports related business development. He played a critical role in landing the USTA’s “Home of American Tennis” and most recently led Tavistock’s efforts to build the Orlando City Soccer Club’s Training Center. Andy is also the President of Lake Nona Golf & Country Club and Lake Nona Realty.
Director of Event Development, Tavistock Group
As the Director of Event Development, Jules is responsible for developing, planning and executing various corporate, charitable and athletic events Tavistock Group hosts throughout the year. She has played a major role in the development of the Lake Nona Impact Forum since its inception, as well as the Tavistock Collegiate Invitational (TCI) and the Tavistock Cup over the past decade. Additionally, she provides marketing and development strategy for weddings and events at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club.
Community Relations & Marketing Director, Lake Nona Institute
Kathy Brown leads the marketing and community relations activities for the Lake Nona Institute’s health and wellness initiatives. This includes the Lake Nona Life Project, a long-term community health and wellness study, WHIT, a wellness home built on innovation and technology, and the Lake Nona Impact Forum, an event that convenes over 250 thought leaders from business, academia, government and industry sectors who are driving creative, innovative health and wellness solutions. Kathy earned her MBA in International Management from Case Western Reserve University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Northwestern University. She is also a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Program Director of Sustainability, Lake Nona Institute
Ron Domingue leads the sustainability initiative at the Lake Nona Institute. He is leading a collaborative effort by Institute partners and the community to assess and drive adoption of best practices and innovative technologies.
Program Director of Education, Lake Nona Institute
Mark Hayes leads the education initiative for Lake Nona Institute serving as the founding Chairman and member of the Lake Nona Medical City Education Council and serves as the Program Director of Education at the Lake Nona Institute. Mark’s role is to facilitate and execute the education mission of Lake Nona by creating a collaborative learning environment where schools, homes, businesses and the partners of Medical City are connected in a culture of collaboration, sharing in the responsibility for inspiring our learners of tomorrow. Mark and his wife Jodi have two children.
Marketing Vice President, Tavistock Development Company
Robert Thompson leads marketing strategy for Tavistock Development Company, a diversified real estate firm with a portfolio highlighted by the Lake Nona community in Orlando, its Lake Nona Medical City and the USTA’s 63-acre New Home of American Tennis. A Harvard Business School alumnus, Robert is a well-known business consultant and chief executive in Central Florida with a portfolio that spans numerous industry sectors, from finance to healthcare. As director of strategy for South Lake Hospital, he developed a 10-year vision for the 180-acre campus and reorganized its $10M elite athletic National Training Center.
Jessi Blakley, APR
Public Relations & Communications Director, Tavistock Development Company
An accredited public relations veteran, Jessi has been developing integrated communications strategies and strategic planning across the Tavistock Group portfolio of companies for more than a decade. She has helped position the Impact Forum among the nation’s leading healthcare innovation events and has been an integral team member in the development and growth of the Lake Nona Institute and Lake Nona Impact Forum since its inception.
Director of Marketing Operations, Tavistock Development Company
Brad Fennessy is Director of Marketing Operations at Tavistock Development Company, driving the organizations marketing approach across multiple industries, disciplines and developments. He brings extensive experience leading global programs and strategy across a number of industries and aligning marketing strategy with business priorities. Brad has lead global strategic communications for Fortune 500 companies, managed complex global client engagements and developed marketing strategy for a number of U.S. and international economic development initiatives. Brad is a graduate of the University of Florida and lives in Orlando, FL with his wife and two children.