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Board President and CEO
Phoebe Cade Miles founded the Cade Museum in 2004. She is also co-founder and vice-president of the Gloria Dei Foundation (www.gloriadeifoundation.org), a family-operated charity that awards grants to organizations that promote the common good in accordance with Christian principles.
Both Gloria Dei and the Cade Museum Foundation were endowed with gifts by Mrs. Miles’ parents, Dr. Robert Cade and Mary Cade. Dr. Cade, a University of Florida researcher and physician who passed away in November 2007, was best known as the leader of the team that invented Gatorade in 1965. A native of Gainesville, Florida, Mrs. Miles has lived much of her adult life overseas, accompanying her husband to official postings with the U.S. Army in Nuremberg, Germany, and with the U.S. State Department in Bridgetown, Barbados; Berlin, Germany; and Buenos Aires, Argentina. She also spent a semester abroad as a university student in Heidelberg, Germany.
Fluent in German and Spanish, she earned a B.A. in History and a B.A. in German from the University of Washington in 1987. She is a 1981 graduate of Buchholz High School in Gainesville and has been married to Richard Miles, also of Gainesville, since 1985. They have three children, Christian, Cecelia, and Elena.
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Jennifer E. Denault joined the Cade Museum as its Development Director in April, 2012.
Prior to joining the Cade Museum, Ms. Denault served as Regional Director (Gainesville) of the American Heart Association for the past three and one-half years, where she more than doubled annual giving levels. She previously served for six years as Director of Development at the University of Florida Foundation, also in Gainesville, Florida.
Ms. Denault lives in Gainesville with her husband and two children and is a University of Florida graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism/Telecommunications.
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Patty was recruited by the Cade Museum due to her work for the past seven years as the DaVinci Studio Manager and Art Coordinator at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton, WI. In that role, she developed and facilitated art and sciences programming for more than 120,000 visitors each year.
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Sean Ryan O’Keefe
Sean O’Keefe joined the Cade Museum as the Business Manager in March, 2013.
Mr. O’Keefe is currently a student at the University of Florida in the Warrington College of Business. Prior to the Cade Museum, Mr. O’Keefe worked with the Charlotte Bobcats in the Finance department where he was exposed to the Sports & Entertainment industry. He previously worked as a Bookkeeper with American Campus Communities for two years, managing several properties and consistently remaining in the top 10 properties out of 296 properties with delinquency and vacancies.
Mr. O’Keefe lives in Gainesville with his two pugs. He enjoys collegiate and Olympic wrestling, Cardinals baseball and UF sports.
Music Program Director
Cheryl Fisher manages the Cade Instrument Loan Program in which qualified University of Florida music students are loaned antique violins, violas and cellos for the academic year to perform in recitals and concerts in Gainesville.
Mrs. Fisher is a cellist in the Symphony of the Potomac in Washington D.C. She is a member of the Board of CelloSpeak (adult cellists who perform in an all Cello Orchestra) and MoverMoms, a community service organization. She is a bookseller at Hooks Book Events in Washington D.C. where she lives with her husband and two children.
Mrs. Fisher received a B.A. in Political Science from Denison University in 1981. She was an Associate Broker with Morgan Stanley for eight years.
Richard Miles - Board Vice President
Richard Miles joined the Cade Museum in September 2009 and served as interim Executive Director until August 2010. He was named Vice President in September 2010.
A career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State from 1993 - 2009, Mr. Miles served as a civilian adviser on a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Karbala, Iraq from 2008-2009.
From 2006- 2008, Mr. Miles served at the White House on the staff of the National Security Council (NSC) as Executive Assistant to the Deputy National Security Adviser and as Director for North America. Prior to the NSC, he had a variety of diplomatic assignments abroad, including Argentina, Germany, and Barbados. He also held several positions at the Department of State in Washington D.C.
Before entering the Foreign Service, Mr. Miles was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, stationed with the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) in Nuremberg, Germany from 1988-1991. With the 2nd ACR, he participated in Operation Desert Shield in Saudi Arabia and in combat operations in Kuwait and Iraq during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
An occasional writer, Mr. Miles has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, World Magazine, and Military Intelligence. He also authored The Right Thing, a blog of his Iraq tour in 2008-2009.
Mr. Miles received a B.A. in Russian Studies from the University of Washington in 1987, and an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1993. He is fluent in Spanish and German.
From 1974-1982 Mr. Miles lived in Gainesville, Florida, graduating from Buchholz High School in 1982. He has been married to Phoebe Cade Miles since 1985. They have three children, Christian, Cecelia, and Elena.
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Edward R. Block is a distinguished physician and researcher with a career in medicine that has spanned almost 50 years. Most recently he served as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine of the University of Florida College of Medicine, a position he held from 2002 until November 2010.
From 1973 until 1975 he completed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine and physiology at the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1975 he joined the faculty at the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Pulmonary Outpatient Clinic at Shands Hospital. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1978 and to the rank of Professor in 1983. In 1986 he was appointed as the Associate Chief of Staff for Research at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, a position that he held until 2002. In 2001, Dr. Block was named a Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida.
Edward R. Block received his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1965 and his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1968. He completed an internship and first year residency in internal medicine on the Osler service of Johns Hopkins Hospital after which he served as a Clinical Associate at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease from 1970 to 1972 and as a senior staff fellow at the NIH from 1972 to 1973.
Dr. Block was President of the Florida Thoracic Society from 1999 to 2004 and President of the American Thoracic Society from 1998 to 1999. Dr. Block served on numerous editorial boards for the leading journals in pulmonary medicine and biology and was a guest reviewer for over a dozen other top tier scientific journals in his field of expertise. The author of nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles and chapters during his career, Dr. Block made numerous landmark observations related to the function and structure of lung endothelial cells and the contributions of those cells to the physiology and pathophysiology of lung vascular diseases.
Dr. Block was the recipient of numerous awards and honors. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University and was also elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society upon graduation from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He was a recipient of the University of Florida College of Medicine Faculty Research Prize in Clinical Science in 1997, as well as the Prestigious M.E.R.I.T. Award from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. He was appointed by the Governor of Florida to the Biomedical Research Advisory Council of the State of Florida, and was selected as the William S. Middleton Awardee from the Department of Veterans Affairs for the most outstanding research over the last two decades within the national VA Medical Research Service. In 2011, the University of Florida College of Medicine bestowed a Lifetime Achievement Award upon Dr. Block for his long and meritorious career at the University of Florida.
Mary Strasburger Cade was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Texas in Austin and received a B.S. in Nursing in 1951. In 1952, while working in Texas Children’s Hospital, she met James Robert Cade “over a fractured liver.” The two married in 1953, and later lived in St. Louis and near New York City before settling in Gainesville, Florida in 1961, where Robert Cade was a professor and nephrology (kidney) specialist. The Cades raised six children and helped raise 20 grandchildren. In 2004, Robert and Mary Cade established the Gloria Dei Foundation, which assists small charities who are promoting the common good in accordance with Christian principles. Mrs. Cade also has supported numerous organizations in the Gainesville area, including First Lutheran Church, House of Hope, Arbor House, University of Florida Medical Guild, and many others.
Dr. Joseph C. Cauthen, M.D. retired in 2010 from the neurosurgery department at North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville. He is the sole inventor on 18 U.S. patents and co-inventor on 4 others, primarily in the areas of spinal implants and intervertebral disc repair devices,
From 1970-1999, Dr. Cauthen was a Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Cauthen served as Assistant Chief, Neurosurgical Section, at Madigan General Hospital in Tacoma, Washington from 1969 – 1970. He received the Bronze Star for his service as the Chief of the Neurosurgical Section, 71st Evacuation Hospital, Pleiku, Republic of Vietnam from September 1968 – August 1969.
Dr. Cauthen received his M.D. from Duke University in 1963, and a Bachelor of Science from the Citadel in 1958.
Luis A. Diaz is Co-Founder and Director of Development of Town of Tioga, a Traditional Neighborhood Development in Gainesville, Fl. Recipient of the 2001 N.A.H.B. and Professional Builder magazine’s “American Living Gold Award” for “Smart Growth,” the 1998 Florida Association of Realtors E.N.V.Y Environmental Award, the Keep Alachua County Beautiful “Best of the Millennium” gold award, and a city of Gainesville Beautification Award. He has personally being in charge of all design aspects at Town of Tioga, including Town Center, Town Square Bandshell, community open spaces, and many of the homes.
Mr. Diaz is the President of Dibros Homes, Tioga Realty, and Big Trees Nursery and Plantation; a family owned group of companies that specializes in development, home building, ornamental nursery and landscaping. He is also the President of Town of Tioga Community Association.
Mr. Diaz is a Florida Green Build Coalition Certifying Agent. He currently serves on the board of the Builders Association of North Central Florida , State of Florida Builders Association, Gainesville Community Foundation, City of Gainesville Community Development Review Committee, and the Haven Hospice Community Advisory Committee.
He served for 4-1/2 years at the City of Gainesville’s Historic Preservation Board and was the past Chairman for the Reichert House.
Luis is the former 1995 President of the Gainesville Builders Association, 1994’s “Builder of the Year,” and recipient of the 2002 A.W. Fletcher Award. He has a Bachelors Degree from the School of Building Construction College of Design, Construction, and Planning at the University of Florida. Most recently, he received the 2013 Ethics in Business Award from the Rotary Club of Gainesville.
Dr. Fackler is a retired military surgeon and a consultant on wound ballistics. He graduated from Gettysburg College and from the Yale University School of Medicine, interned at the University of Oregon Medical School Hospital, trained as a general surgeon at Boston Naval Hospital and as a Plastic Surgeon at the National Naval Medical Center at Bethesda, Maryland.
In 1968, Dr. Fackler served as a combat surgeon in Vietnam, and from 1969 through 1971 at Yokosuka Naval Hospital in Japan, where he managed the major complications of Vietnam war surgeries. Dr. Fackler’s 31-year military career included five years at the US Army Hospital, Landstuhl, Germany, and ended with 10 years in San Francisco, where he set up and directed the Department of Defense’s Wound Ballistics Research Program at the Letterman Army Institute of Research on the Presidio Army Base.
Dr. Fackler’s has written hundreds of publications on projectile wounding effects and continues to write and consult on wound ballistics. He confers with law enforcement and military groups worldwide and has testified as a wound ballistics expert in forensic cases in the US, Canada, England, and Northern Ireland. Dr. Fackler and his wife, Sandy, reside in Gainesville.
Perry C. McGriff, Jr. is a native Floridian. Born in Arcadia, Florida on June 29, 1937, Perry and his wife, Noel, have five children and twelve grandchildren. An All-American baseball star and football player while at the University of Florida, Perry McGriff has devoted much of his life to serving his community and his university
Perry started his government service when he was elected to the Gainesville City Commission in 1968 and was the youngest person to serve as mayor in the city’s history. He was named one of the Five Outstanding Young Men of Florida by the Jaycees in 1972. Elected to the Alachua County Commission in 1974 and re-elected by a wide margin in 1978, Perry served as chairman 1977-78. Elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000.
Perry graduated from the University of Florida in 1960 and he has been an agent for State Farm Insurance in Gainesville since 1962.
Perry is a co-founder of the Gainesville Sports Organizing Committee. The sporting events hosted by the Committee have brought more than $60 million to the area over a ten-year period. Chairman of the advisory board of UF’s College of Health and Human Performance, Perry has served as president of the former Alachua County Alumni Association and he is a member of UF’s President’s Council and Gator Boosters.
A member of the board of directors of LifeSouth Community Blood Centers based in Gainesville, Perry came up with the idea for the Five Points of Life Bike Ride - a cross-country event which promotes awareness of the need for blood, organ and tissue donations. Perry participated in the cross-country event in 1997 and 1998. In addition, Perry has received many honors and awards was in 1999, when he received the Larry Frederick Award - the highest volunteer service award given by the National Network of Community Blood Centers.
David A. Molyneaux currently serves as Senior Director, Special Projects, for Invivo Corporation headquartered in Gainesville, FL. He is responsible for R&D activities in the area of Interventional Oncology and Pediatric MRI. As co-founder and Vice President of Invivo, Dr. Molyneaux cultivated the company from a small start-up in 1998 to become the worldwide market leader in MRI accessories by 2002. The company was sold to Intermagnetics General Corporation (IGC) in 2004 for $100 million, and then IGC was sold to Royal Dutch Philips Electronics in 2006. Prior to Invivo, Dr. Molyneaux was a Section Manager and Principal Engineer for the MRI Accessories Group at Picker International in Cleveland, Ohio for 11 years and was a Research Assistant at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for 2 years.
Dr. Molyneaux has also participated in several other entrepreneurial activities and start-up enterprises. In 2004 he co-founded Aspire, LLC, a start-up to develop and commercialize an Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) device and technique for improving breathing, swallowing and speech. In 2011, Aspire entered the commercial phase with the EMST device for non-medical applications and is working on FDA clearance for a clinical version. In 2006 he established his consulting firm, MRInnovations, LLC, which provides contract engineering services for medical companies. Also in 2006, he co-founded Centerbeam Log Homes, a custom log home builder exclusive to the Lake Wallenpaupack area in NE Pennsylvania. In 2007 he co-founded SIFT, LLC, a start-up to develop and commercialize a patent pending social information filtering technology to improve personalized rating system on web pages. In 2011, SIFT has implemented the cloud version of the software and it is currently under evaluation by several top-tier internet sites with full commercialization planned for 2013.
Dr. Molyneaux is on the Alachua County Seeds of Science Board of Directors, participates and sponsors the Alachua County Region Science & Engineering Fair, acts as an Industry Coach for Gatornest at UF College of Business, acts as a program sponsor for the Integrated Product and Process Design (IPPD) program at UF College of Engineering, and volunteers at the St. Francis House as a kitchen cook.
Dr. Molyneaux has 25 US patents issued or pending, and over 30 scientific & conference publications. He holds a Doctor of Electrical Engineering from Fenn College of Engineering at Cleveland State University and a Master’s of Science in Entrepreneurship from Hough Graduate School of Business at the University of Florida.
Dr. Molyneaux lives in Micanopy, Florida with his wife, Jennifer, a secondary school reading teacher, and his two sons, Brandon and Tiberius. His hobbies include, golf, tennis, fishing and auto racing.
Susannah Peddie worked at Merrill Lynch Private Client Group for five years before founding Susannah Peddie Fine Prints. Born and raised in Lake Wales, Florida, Ms. Peddie graduated from Davidson College with a B.A. in Psychology. Ms. Peddie is the founder and member of Linked-In Women of Gainesville, a referral and networking group for women. In addition to serving on the Boards of the Gainesville Community Foundation and the University of Florida Performing Arts (as president), she also is active in the Junior League of Gainesville, the Women’s Giving Circle, and the Women’s Forum. She is married to Brian Peddie of Gainesville and has one son.
Cathryn Perdue-Adler is a writer specializing in the field of animation, writing scripts for television and direct to video films for several animation studios most notably The Walt Disney Company. She has also developed movies for the CBS Television Specials Department. An oil painter, she has exhibited her art in the Metropolitan Los Angeles area for several years and is an avid gardener. She actively consults in garden design and maintenance and loves the southern California climate. Cathryn holds a BS in Film and Television Production from the University of Texas and lives in Sherman Oaks, California with her husband Howard, one daughter, two dogs and lots of plants.
Scott Perdue is an aviation writer for several U.S. and foreign magazines and the author of the novel, “Pale Moon Rising.” He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, NASA, Raytheon and the RAND Corporation. He was involved in the TV show, “Wings to Adventure” for two years and produced the promotional video for the Hollywood movie “Men of War.”
Scott has a Master’s degree in History from the University of California and an undergraduate degree from the University of Texas, where he majored in physics. He enlisted in the U.S. Marines after high school and later joined the U.S. Air Force where he flew F-4 and F-15E fighters all over the world, including during the First Gulf War and in Bosnia. After retiring from the Air Force he flew for a major airline. He joined the Cade Museum Foundation project in 2004 and served as Vice-President until 2009.
Married to Dana Perdue, also an Air Force veteran, he lives on an airpark in Fort Worth, TX. He has three daughters Ariel, Meghan and Shannon.
Randy Scott founded NovaMin Technology Inc. (NTI), which developed and commercialized a new breakthrough active ingredient which is now used in toothpaste and other oral care products worldwide. As CEO of NTI, Mr. Scott raised over $15MM in equity and debt financing for the Company, led it from development to commercial stage and then led the sale of the business to GlaxoSmithKline for $135 Million in December 2009.
Prior to his position at NTI, Mr. Scott was VP-Marketing, and then President, of USBiomaterials Corp. He took over leadership of the Company when it was near bankruptcy and turned it around to achieve its first ever profitable year after directing new product launches in the US, Europe and China.
Mr. Scott’s career began in marketing and brand management at Procter & Gamble, where he worked on new product launches in the tea and juice categories. He also co-founded a start-up in the specialty food & beverage business, raising venture capital, launching products and later selling the business. Some of those brands are still on the market today.
His marketing experience also includes work at LensCrafters during its early, entrepreneurial days and VP-Marketing for Easy Spirit shoes, leading them from quirky niche brand to the #1 brand of women’s shoes in the US. Mr. Scott is a graduate of Georgia Tech.
Sheila Spence spent her childhood in Denver, Colorado and moved to Ocala, Florida as an adolescent. She studied Finance and Business Management at the University of Central Florida before entering the thoroughbred industry where she managed one of the most successful and prestigious breeding, sales, training & racing operations in the country. Her work in the thoroughbred industry provided many unique experiences and an opportunity for extensive travel in the United States and many parts of the world. In 1994, she moved to Gainesville and founded Coordinated Services, a consulting firm that offered financial and operational expertise to organizations that served people with developmental disabilities. In 2001, Sheila became a partner in her husband’s management and executive education consultancy and helped develop Flycaster & Company, a strategic marketing, branding and design firm.
She is an avid fly fisher, aspiring gourmet cook, tennis and horseback-riding enthusiast, and budding canine agility competitor.
Sheila is an active member of the Junior League of Gainesville and she and her husband support many charitable and community organizations in our area. She is a champion of PUSH America, the national outreach project of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, serving the disabled throughout the United States. She is also a strong supporter of the Arc of Alachua County, a provider of an umbrella of services for the developmentally disabled.
Marilyn Tubb is associate vice president for college relations at Santa Fe College, a position she has held since 2009. Prior to her work with Santa Fe, Marilyn was vice president for community affairs at Shands HealthCare, the hospital network affiliated with the University of Florida. Until her retirement from Shands in 2007, she worked in healthcare public relations and marketing for nearly 30 years: first at North Florida Regional Medical Center, then at AvMed Health Plan, and, finally, for Shands HealthCare.
Active in civic affairs, Marilyn served two terms as chairman of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors and was recently re-appointed to its board of directors. She currently serves on the board of directors of Oak Hammock, a continuing care retirement community affiliated with the University of Florida. She is a board member and former chair of the Gainesville Community Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to community improvement through philanthropy, and she currently serves as chair of the Women’s Giving Circle for the Foundation.
She is a member of the Coordinating Council of the Heart of Florida regional development coalition for Alachua and Marion Counties. In 2009, she served as co-chair of the Community Campaign for the new Shands Cancer Hospital. Last year she also co-chaired the connectivity council for the Innovation Gainesville Initiative. She is a new board member for Florida’s Eden, citizen- and business-based plan to nurture and build a successful creative economy for the 30-county region of North Florida.
Marilyn has served as president of both the Girls Place Operations and Foundation boards and she continues her service as a director of the Foundation board. She is a former chair of the Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority. She served as chair of the Alachua County Economic Development Advisory Committee, which is focused on improving local funding for economic development infrastructure. She co-chaired the Market Gainesville Partnership, a coalition created to develop a brand for the community. In 2006, she co-chaired the successful “Opportunity 2010 Campaign” for the Council for Economic Outreach, which raised nearly $3 million for economic development in the community.
Active on behalf of the March of Dimes, Marilyn is past chairman of the local board, has served as Honorary Chair for WalkAmerica, and serves as secretary on the state board of directors for the Florida Chapter. She served six years on the National Office of Volunteers board for March of Dimes, and she was chair of the 11-state Southern Region. In November 2006, she received the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement” award from the March of Dimes.
She is a founding director for Florida Citizens Bank. She is a charter member and former president of the Gainesville Women’s Forum. She was selected as one of the first three women in Gainesville to become a member of Rotary Club of Gainesville. She is also a member of PEO and the Junior League, sustaining. She is a board member of the Philips Center for the Performing Arts, emeritus status. She chaired the 1994 United Way Campaign for Alachua County and will serve on the Cabinet for the 2010 Campaign.
Marilyn holds a BA degree in English from Agnes Scott College and a Master’s degree in communications from the University of Florida. A native of Gainesville, she is married to George Tubb, real estate attorney, and they are the parents of Tracy, who is a nurse at Duke Medical Center. Marilyn’s interests include golf, travel and hiking.
G. Martin (Marty) Wynkoop
Mr. Wynkoop has been in the medical biotech industry for over 28 years and is a veteran entrepreneur. He has been part of the genesis of several startup companies and has contributed to the growth of a number of companies. He has been fortunate to be a part of several successful company exits. Marty has financial and business operations experience with both public and private companies, including the management of turnarounds, financial restructurings, integration of acquisitions, strategic shifts in core operations, and helping grow early-stage companies.
Mr. Wynkoop and his team were finalists in the first Cade Museum Prize for Innovation in 2010. HIs experience includes; the Senior Principal of a successful consultanting firm that provides strategic leadership and direction to small and start up technology companies. President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Sales and Marketing and co-founder of OrthoHelix Surgical Designs, recently acquired by Tornier, a large worldwide medical company.
Mr. Wynkoop was an early contributor in the operations and customer development & relations at Regeneration Technology, a leader of biological orthopedic devices. Previously, he was responsible for developing and marketing unique spinal implants at Biomet. He was a successful surgical device sales representative for ten years, winning many performance awards. Additionally, Mr. Wynkoop is on the board of directors of several companies and is a strong supporter of Boy Scouts of America. Marty is married to Patricia and they have four children and six grandchildren.