New Board Members and Executive Director


Melbourne, FL, August 17, 2016– Brevard Heart Foundation has announced two new members of their board of directors and a new executive director. Jennifer Mitchell and Dr. Annmarie Waite have joined the foundation’s board. Valerie Holloway is the foundation’s new executive director. Brevard Heart Foundation’s mission is to help Brevard County students pursue medical careers.

Jennifer Gagnon Mitchell is a past president of Florida State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international philanthropic educational organization dedicated to helping women pursue higher education. Jennifer currently serves on a P.E.O. international leadership development committee and also facilitates women’s studies at the Church of Viera. In addition to her philanthropic activities, she provides in-cycle campaign compliance services for several federal reelection campaigns. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida.

Dr. Annmarie Waite is the founder of the Girlfriends Guild, a not for profit serving the health and wellness needs of women. A nurse practitioner specializing in women’s health, Dr. Waite has been a childbirth educator, sexual assault victims’ advocate, clinical nurse coordinator, and was on the faculty of Georgetown University and George Mason University. In addition to leading her foundation, Dr. Waite teaches nursing at Eastern Florida State College.

Valerie Holloway has been a public relations and fund raising professional in Brevard County for over 20 years. She has worked in healthcare and education. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and a Masters in Management and Leadership.

“We are so pleased to have these talented individuals join us. Brevard Heart Foundation is slated for growth” says Travis Proctor, “the more talented students we can help become nurses and doctors – the more the community benefits”. Proctor, who is the CEO of Artemis the IT Company, serves as the foundation’s president.

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Brevard Heart Foundation has been helping improve medical care in Brevard for 59 years and has provided over $500,000 in medical scholarships.