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Red Shoe Society

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The Red Shoe Society of North Central Florida is a group of young professionals who serve and raise awareness for Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida within the Gainesville community.

Red Shoe Society members have the opportunity to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, coordinate and participate in fundraising events, and host socials to network and spread the word about our mission.

The Red Shoe Society hosts quarterly meetings as well as several great networking events. Members are welcome to join various committees headed by chairs on the Red Shoe Society Executive Committee. Becoming involved is a great way to meet other young professionals interested in community service and make a difference in the lives of the children and families served at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida.

The Red Shoe Society of North Central Florida’s Plane Pull gives teams of 10 people a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to pull an airplane while raising vital funds for RMHC North Central Florida. This action-packed event combines strength, teamwork, and competitive spirit to raise funds for seriously ill children and their families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. All are welcome to form a team – organizations and businesses, groups of friends and family members, religious organizations, and everyone in between.

If you’re interested in creating a team or sponsoring this event, please visit

If you’re interested in joining or have questions, please contact us at


Members are expected to pay $100 annual dues, which represent the cost to fully fund a family’s one night stay. Members must also attend one fundraiser and one service project at the House during the year. We host quarterly all-member meetings, and members also have the opportunity to join various committees or serve on the Red Shoe Society Executive Committee.



2016-2018 Executive Committee

President: Christopher Militano, UF Health Department of Pediatrics
Membership Vice-President: Toni-Kay Gordon, UF Health Department of Pediatrics
Fundraising Chair: Sarah Houder & Chloe Richardson
Secretary: Stacy Beal, UF Health Shands Hospital & UF College of Medicine
Service Chair: Erica Goldstein, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare
Social Chair: Alesa Flewellen, UF Health

Red Shoe Society Members

Ashley Barstow, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare
Madison Bradshaw, Alpha Delta Pi
Vicki Baker, Graduate Student, University of Florida | Masters of Science in Management
LaQua Burney, UF Shands Pediatrics
Sandhya Chheda, UF Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & Renal Transplantation
Jessica Clayton, UF Health
Ghadeer Dawwas, University of Florida
Beth Eng, WCJB TV20
Lauren Gajda, UF Department of Pediatrics
Toni-Kay Gordon, Human Resource Assistant, UF Health Department of Pediatrics
Bo Ginn, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
Hannah Ginn, Porter Keadle Moore
Alex Gomez, AC Hotel by Marriot
Thomas Griffin, Treweek Insurance Agency
Leah Harms, UF Health
Stephanie Hare, Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida
Bryan Harris, Nationwide Insurance
Kate Hillard, RMHC North Central Florida
Carla Hooser, Campus USA Credit Union
Alisha Kinman, UF Health
Brittany Lee, Florida Blue Farms, Inc.
Dr. Desiree Machado, UF Health Congenital Heart Center (Pediatrics Specialty)
Jessica Maynard, Community Advocate
Kristy Moffat, Brightway Insurance, The Moffat Agency
Kelly O’Connor, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
Cristin Owens, UF Health
Steven Preston, Next Step Fitness
Chloe Richardson, Professional archivist and stay at home mom
Matthew Ryon, VyStar Credit Union
Laura Shiver, AC Hotel by Marriot
Stetson Shiver, Cypress and Grove Brewing Company
Lee Ann Spivey, Scrap Yard Dawgs Sports
Marcia Swope, Sante Fe College
Lorenza Weaver, Nationwide Insurance
Heather Wert, UF Department of Pediatrics
Alesa Willis, UF Health
Barnett Chenault, Skinner Vignola McLean, Inc.


For the dates of our upcoming events, please check out the calendar below. For more detailed information, click on the event you are interested in.


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RMHCNCF is recognized as a 501(c)(3) and therefore contributions to RMHCNCF may be tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Donors should consult their tax advisor for questions regarding deductibility.