Date(s) - Thursday, March 14, 2019
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
At the fourth annual Spring Soiree, you can expect to be inspired. Th luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at a country club in South Tampa from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The afternoon promises to be filled with fun, reflections and lessons that we can apply to our own lives when attendees listen to the following panel of insightful women.
Lorisse H. Garcia, CPC, PCC, Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment, Vice President of People Operations
Lorisse is the senior vice president of people operations at Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment. She describes herself as an HR executive who reorganized her life and coached herself to follow her passion and purpose. Lorisse’s favorite quote is, “The best way to predict the future is to create it” by Abraham Lincoln. She puts this quote into action by helping people reach their greatest potential through leadership and personal development. She is also the co-founder and board president of the Always Wear Your Seatbelt Foundation, a not-for-profit, founded in memory of her son, Eddie Culberhouse and his girlfriend Laura Grant.
Martha Minahan, Retired Teacher
Martha has lived her life serving others. At 18 years of age, she became a nun and the convent sent her to teach at Boys Academy. After 11 years, Martha decided to leave the nunnery and started teaching at Jesuit, where she met Bill, her husband. Bill was the beloved football coach at the school. In 1986, he was diagnosed with kidney failure, but through the generosity of a donor family, he received a new kidney. Martha remembers, “The day of our joy was another family’s deepest sorrow. They gave us the greatest gift.” This beautiful gift led the Minahans to become advocates for transplant patients and organ donation. Bill passed away in December of 2013, but his legacy lives on through Martha. She continues to help the transplant community and created the Bill Minahan Award, which recognizes high school football players in Hillsborough County who have served as the best role models for their teammates though deeds and actions. Martha’s passion and commitment to making a difference have made Tampa a more caring and aware community.
Lauren Rosario, Coca Cola Beverages Florida, Manager of Consumer Insights
Lauren is the manager of consumer insights and segmentation for Coca Cola Beverages Florida. Originally, from Bristol, England, she now lives in Riverview with her husband and son, and volunteers at her church, United Way, Trinity Café and with Hospice Women of Philanthropy. She finds daily inspiration in the lyrics by Hillsong United, “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders, let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me, take me deeper than me feet could ever wander.” These words are a beautiful reminder to Lauren of the challenging and beautiful times in her life when she lived outside her comfort zone.
Stephanie Stanfield, Regions Private Wealth Management, Senior Vice President Area Wealth Executive
Stephanie is the West Florida area wealth executive for Regions Private Wealth Management. She leads a team of wealth professionals who concentrate on the client’s complete financial picture, using comprehensive wealth planning approach to achieve client’s long-term goals. She is a member of three community boards WEDU, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Friends of Tampa River Walk. Stephanie is motivated by a famous quote from Lou Holtz, one of the most successful college football coaches in history, “Ability is what you are capable of doing, motivation determines what you do, attitude determines how well you do it.” She explains that everyone will face adversity at some point in their lives, but it’s up to each of us to pick ourselves back up.
Julia Steinbrenner, New York Yankees
Julia is employed by the New York Yankees and is a member of the New York Yankees Tampa Foundation. She also serves on boards for the Children’s Dream Fund and the US Institute against Human Trafficking as well as serving on the Young Professionals committee and several event planning committees for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. Julia’s life motto is “no one person can help everyone, but everyone can help one person.” She is strongly committed to her community and devoted to making the world a better place. She also has a six-year-old daughter who loves to cook, bake and volunteer with her.
Please join LifePath Hospice and the Hospice Women of Philanthropy for this special event. The cost is $40 per person and includes lunch. RSVP by Monday, March 11. Tables of eight are available. Purchase tickets online. Please call 813.789.7890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.