Audrey Moran, Jacksonville community leader; Valerie Callahan, Executive Director, Gabriel House of Care and Jackie Thielen, MD, Women’s Health, Mayo Clinic Florida

Over 200 women attended Gabriel House of Care Women’s Council community luncheon on Tuesday, September 10, at TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. Audrey Moran, Jacksonville community leader and Jackie Thielen, MD, Women’s Health, Mayo Clinic Florida, discussed facing life’s changes with resilience. Moran and Dr. Thielen shared stories of challenges they have faced in their lives and how they were able to persevere through them.

Moran formerly served as the Executive Vice President of Baptist Health and President of Baptist Health Foundation. She directed six significant areas of responsibility: social responsibility, philanthropy, behavioral health, spiritual care, human resources and leadership development. Moran previously served as President/CEO of the Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless in addition to Chief of Staff for Mayor John Delaney and Director of Legislative Affairs for Mayor Ed Austin.

Dr. Thielen currently serves as part of the General Internal Medicine Section of Women’s Health at Mayo Clinic and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a founding member of the Mayo Women’s Health Clinic in 2005, now called the Menopause and Women’s Sexual Health Clinic. Dr. Thielen recently transferred to Mayo Clinic Florida as the first member of the newly formed section of Women’s Health.

Gabriel House provides affordable, temporary lodging to adult cancer and organ transplant patients and their caregivers who come to Jacksonville for treatment. In addition to these services, guests are also offered integrative therapy programs to help accelerate the patient’s healing process as well as help alleviate the emotional stresses associated with serious illness.