Women of Distinction and Caring

Presented by Plaza Health Network Foundation

Plaza Health Network, an award-winning network of rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers, will honor five women community leaders at the Foundation’s Sixth Annual Women of Distinction & Caring Luncheon on November 5 at Jungle Island. Tickets are $125. For more information, call Ilene Zweig at 305-917-0405.


Toby Ansin


Toby Lerner Ansin is the founder of Miami City Ballet, and is a recipient of the Arts Hero Award from the Arts & Business Council of Miami, PODER Magazine's Boston Consulting Group Business Award, the Florida International Press Club Imprint Award, and many more.



Trish Bell


Trish Bell serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of Chapman Partnership, is Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, serves the Red Cross where she is a member of the Steering Committee of its Tiffany Circle, and is on the Board of Branches.



Roberta Chaplin


Roberta Orlen Chaplin is an ardent supporter of Jackson Memorial Foundation. Her transformative gifts to local organizations include the Roberta Orlen Chaplin Digital Breast Imaging Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital and creation of the Chaplin Pediatric Emergency Room at the Holtz Children's Hospital. She and her husband, Harvey, together with their family, have also established the Harvey R. Chaplin Heart and Stroke Center at Mt. Sinai Hospital.



Marile Lopez


Marile Lopez, M.B.A. is the chief financial officer of the Jorge Luis Lopez Law Firm, a governmental affairs firm representing municipal governments, Florida 100 and Fortune 500 companies at the federal, state and local levels. She is the Board Chair of the Miami Children’s Health Foundation (MCHF), former chair of the MCHF Diamond Ball and also serves on the Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Board.



Dr. Ora Lea Strickland, Ph.D, RN


Dr. Ora Lea Strickland, Ph.D, RN is Dean and Professor at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Florida International University; played a key role in founding the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR); and was a founding member of the Friends of the National Institute for Nursing Research (FNINR).