Board of Directors

J.F. Bryan IV - President J.F. Bryan, IV, a Jacksonville native, was involved in the insurance industry for 30+ years, the last 13 spent as president of Independent Insurance Group. He is now a community trustee working with a variety of civic and charitable organizations. He currently serves as chair of Local Initiative Support Corp., and chair of the Reinhold Foundation.
 
Maureen Gartland - Secretary/Treasure Maureen Gartland is vice president/administrator at St. Catherine Labouré Manor, a faith-based nursing home affiliated with St. Vincent’s Medical Center. She studied psychology and sociology at Barat College and DePaul University.

Gartland serves on the Riverside Fine Arts Association, Body & Soul and is board president of Grove House. She is also a member of Rotary Club and Jacksonville Women’s Network.
 
Neil Abramson MD Dr. Neil Abramson graduated Allegheny College and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His post-graduate education included the University of Pittsburgh (Medicine) and the Thorndike Memorial Laboratory (Hematology) of the Harvard Medical School. From 1971 until the present time, he has been in Jacksonville, FL where he has served as clinical hematologist and medical oncologist and initiated and chaired the fellowship programs in Hematology and in Medical Oncology. He is Director of Education and Clinical Research at Baptist Cancer Institute in Jacksonville, Clinical Professor of Medicine at University of Florida-Jacksonville and recipient of the 2003 Outstanding Clinical Research Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology. His continuing responsibilities include clinical care, teaching, clinical research and editorial board responsibilities (previously for Blood and currently for Journal of Clinical Oncology and American Family Physician).
 
James E. Jenkins - Executive Director/Founder Mr. Jenkins served for 17 seasons as performer, teacher, and Director of Artistic Personnel with the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.  A 1983 graduate of the University of Miami, Mr. Jenkins served as the Principal Tubist with the Alabama Symphony for 10 years, along with holding faculty positions at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), The University of Montevallo, Samford University, Birmingham Southern College, and the University of Miami (1985 – 1986).  After leaving Alabama in 1993, Mr. Jenkins was engaged as performer and Personnel Manager with the Naples Philharmonic for two seasons.  He recently completed his fourth season as Principal Tubist with the Santa Fe Opera. Mr. Jenkins presently resides in Jacksonville FL where he serves as the Executive Director/ Founder of Body & Soul – The Art of Healing, Principal Tubist and Assistant Personnel Manager of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1995.