WPHF Staff

Patricia Maddox
President and CEO

Patty Maddox has served as President & Chief Executive Officer of the Winter Park Health Foundation since its inception in 1994.  In this leadership role, Patty was responsible for the original structure, staffing and start-up of the organization.  Together with its Board of Trustees, she set the Foundation’s mission – to make a positive difference in people’s lives by optimizing physical, mental and social health and wellbeing.  Today, Patty leads all facets of the Foundation’s operation, management, program planning, and partnership development.

Patty came to Winter Park in 1993 to serve as Executive Vice President of the Winter Park Memorial Hospital Foundation, leaving Duke University in Durham, NC where she spent fifteen years in various philanthropic development roles for Duke University Medical Center and the School of Medicine.

Since 1993, Patty has been active in many efforts to improve the health and quality of life of residents in Winter Park and surrounding communities.  She has served on dozens of boards and chaired many including the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce. 

Currently, she is active in the local community, serving on the Community Supports, Inc. Board of Directors, the Orange County Chairman’s Healthcare Roundtable, and the Florida Hospital Board of Directors.  On a state level, Patty is Chairman of the Florida Philanthropic Network.

Under Patty’s leadership, the Winter Park Health Foundation has received numerous awards and recognition for its efforts to create healthier communities and improve the health of residents, especially children, youth and older adults. In 2015, Patty was named one of the Most Influential People in Winter Park and in 2016 she was honored to be selected Winter Park Citizen of the Year. The Winter Park Health Foundation was named 2017 Community Organization of the Year.

Patty received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of North Carolina.  She is an accomplished equestrian and dog breeder.  The Maddox family currently includes four horses and four dogs.

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Debbie Watson
Executive Vice President

Debbie Watson joined the Winter Park Health Foundation in 1994 as Executive Director of Community Relations.  Ms. Watson is now the organization’s Executive Vice President supporting program planning, development and administration; grants management; research and evaluation; as well as communications and community relations.

An experienced communications professional, Ms. Watson graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in psychology and mass communications.

Passionate about the health of children and committed to the belief that Healthy Kids Make Better Students, Ms. Watson served for many years as the chair of the Orange County School Health & Wellness Advisory Council and she remains active on various statewide task forces related to student/school health and wellness.  She is a member of the Florida Coordinated School Health Partnership, executive committee member for Florida Action for Healthy Kids, and is recently retired from the board of Living Healthy in Florida.

Ms. Watson is a member of several national organizations that support community health and philanthropy including Grantmakers in Health, The Communications Network, Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families and the Association for Community Health & Improvement.

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Ron Lambert
Chief Financial Officer

Ron Lambert, the Foundation’s chief financial officer since1995, oversees the organization’s investment portfolio of approximately $110 million and is responsible for the development, interpretation, coordination and administration of the Foundation’s policies and procedures as they relate to accounting, finance and investment, human resources and operations.  Mr. Lambert also oversees the Foundation’s properties.

Mr. Lambert, who graduated from Bryant College with a BSBA degree with a concentration in accounting, worked for The Anden Group as an accountant, project analyst, assistant treasurer and then vice president of finance before joining the Foundation.

His affiliations include the Central Florida YMCA Finance Committee, Oviedo YMCA-Center for Health & Wellness Board of Management; Easter Seals Florida – Central Florida Advisory Board; Leadership Winter Park Alumni Council, 2004 President; and Foundation Financial Officer’s Group.

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Matt Noe
Executive Director, Center for Health & Wellbeing

Matt Noe is the Executive Director of the Center for Health & Wellbeing. He has spent the last 14 years in the health, wellness, and education fields, most recently as the Director of the Crosby Wellness Center at the Center for Health & Wellbeing.

Matt started his career as a personal trainer and advanced into a variety of roles within the industry, such as Assistant Club Manager, Membership Sales Representative, Member Relations Manager, and Center Director.

Matt graduated with a B.S. in Sports Management from Eastern Kentucky University in 2007 and holds seven Nationally Accredited Certifications in the fitness industry.

Matt has also been a successful entrepreneur, business owner, consultant, and spokesperson in the health and wellness industry.  He has a passion for serving others, leading people, and being involved in the local community and local church. In his free time, Matt enjoys camping with his family, playing sports, running, swimming, hiking, biking, and getting lost in a good book or documentary.

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Trevor Hicks
Senior Director of Clinical Integration

Trevor Hicks is the Senior Director of Clinical Integration for the Winter Park Health Foundation. He has spent the past nine years working in the health andwellness field as a Doctor of Physical Therapy; the past eight of those nine years were spent with AdventHealth Sports Medicine and Rehab.

As Senior Director of Clinical Integration, Trevor works to optimize the Center for Health and Wellbeing’s health partners, health programming, and services. He is also responsible for the Clinical Integration Advisory Committee, a group of leaders focused on improving the healthcare experience for the community.

Trevor started his career with Orlando Health working in the Acute Care setting. He then shifted to the Outpatient Neurological sector with AdventHealth and ultimately worked with a focus on Orthopedic and Leadership Winter Park.

Trevor graduated from the University of Central Florida with his B.S. in Health Sciences and then again with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He went on to earn his postgraduate Board Certification in Orthopedics and multiple other certifications in both Orthopedics and Neurology.

Trevor has also worked in the education sector as an assistant professor with his alma mater in the Physical Therapy program and has served as a public speaker for the health and wellness sector and to promote the Physical Therapy profession. Trevor has a passion for helping others on their health journey, leading and guiding others as well as maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. When not at work, Trevor loves spending time with his family outdoors, enjoying time with friends, running, biking, hiking, and rock climbing. He lives in Orlando with his wife Lindsey, son Carson, daughter Lilliann and dog Luna.

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Robin G. Parent

Robin Parent joined the Winter Park Health Foundation as its Controller in 1996. Robin is responsible for financial reporting, human resources, and the comprehensive safeguards and controls over accounting and assets of the Foundation.

Robin is a native Floridian who’s family was brought to Florida’s space coast by the Space Shuttle program back in the late 1960s. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration. She is a Certified Public Accountant whose prior experience includes public accounting with a focus on the healthcare industry as well as working as the Controller for organizations in the fields of pharmacy and home health care services.

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Lindsay Kist
Communications and Marketing Director

Lindsay Kist is the Communications and Marketing Director for WPHF. In her role, Lindsay provides strategic communications and marketing oversight and planning for the Winter Park Health Foundation and its owned operating entities, including the Center for Health & Wellbeing, the Crosby Wellness Center, and Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen.

Lindsay comes to Orlando from New York City, where she spent a decade working in sports and health marketing and communications. She began her career at Billie Jean King’s Women’s Sports Foundation and helped launch Excelle Sports, a digital publishing start-up focused on women’s sports coverage.

At the Women’s Sports Foundation, Lindsay was first responsible for the Foundation’s digital communication efforts and later started and directed the organization’s Athlete Leadership programs. At Excelle Sports, Lindsay led the platform’s digital marketing and social media strategy team.

Lindsay was a member of the Varsity swim team and studied English at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C. She lives in downtown Orlando with her husband and young daughter.

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Jackie Carlin
Community Education Director, Center for Health & Wellbeing

Jackie Carlin is the Community Education Director at the Center for Health & Wellbeing. Prior to joining the team, she spent nearly 15 years at Growing Bolder,  where she oversaw all editorial projects, including the media company’s nationally syndicated TV shows, radio programs and podcasts, its magazine, and its popular social media channels.

In that role, she actively engaged with one of the largest active adult audiences in media, creating stories to inspire healthy living and motivational lessons for overcoming obstacles, and she worked closely with community partners such as AdventHealth, Florida Blue Medicare, the Mayflower, the National Senior Games and the Winter Park Health Foundation.

She is a three-time Emmy nominee who also worked at WESH-TV in Orlando and in the Washington, DC, bureau of ABC News, where she produced long-time White House correspondent Sam Donaldson’s webcasts and national radio program.

A graduate of the SI Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, Jackie is a Pennsylvania native who has called Central Florida home for nearly 20 years. She lives in Orlando with her husband, teenage daughter, and too many cats.

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Michelle Read
Program Assistant

Ms. Read joined the Winter Park Health Foundation in 2015. She is the Program Assistant to the Programming Management Staff of the Center for Health & Wellbeing and Wellbeing in the Community and oversees the Grants Administration.  Ms. Read is a graduate of Winter Park High School and the University of Central Florida.

Kate Stone
Event Services Manager, Center for Health & Wellbeing

Kate Stone began at the Center for Health & Wellbeing as Welcome Desk Lead, greeting guests and helping visitors reach their destinations within the building. In her role as Event Services Manager, she oversees logistics required for successful community education programs, event execution and guest services. . Her years of customer service experience guide her focus on promoting health education programs at the Center.

Kate moved to Central Florida from Southern California in 2018, joining the inaugural staff at the Center in April 2019. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Organizational Communication and Leadership.

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Steve Mathes
Facility Manager, Center for Health & Wellbeing

Steve Mathes was the Facility Manager for the City of Winter Park, FL. from 1995 – 2018. He worked in the Facilities Management Division in various capacities for over 20 years.

Steve obtained his Certified Facility Manager (CFM) credential from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) in 2012. He has been licensed as a Master Electrician for over two decades.

Steve has been a member of IFMA since 2007. He became a member of the Public Sector Council in 2008, and was elected to serve as Treasurer in 2012, 2013 and Vice President in 2014, 2015. Steve has attended World Workplace every year since 2008 and Facility Fusion since 2012. He served on the Host Committee for the 2009 World Workplace and 2015 Facility Fusion, both of which were held in Orlando, FL.

Steve has been an active member of the Orlando Chapter of IFMA since 2007, serving as Newsletter Editor in 2009, 2010. He served as a member of the Awards Committee in 2009, achieving recognition as Chapter of the Year.

He has held numerous leadership positions for the Chapter, including Vice President in 2011, 2012; President in 2013, 2014, and continues to serve as a Presidential Advisor to the Board. During his Presidency, he implemented a Reverse Trade Show, raising over $17,000 in revenue to provide scholarships for chapter facility managers to pursue professional development. Additionally, the chapter realized a 32% increase in membership during his tenure.

Steve served as a member of the Facility Manager Task Force for U.S. Communities in 2016. The Task Force consists of six public sector facility managers throughout the nation, who collaborate by aggregating spend analysis to identify opportunities for cooperative contracts that will result in cost savings for government agencies.

During his career, Steve has received several prestigious awards in recognition for his service. He was named Employee of the Year by the City of Winter Park in 1997 and 2012. In 2014, he received the Chamber Hero award from the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

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