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Michael Wiggins is the father of Cannon Wiggins and a founding member of the Foundation. Michael grew up and attended high school in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania. He went on to graduate from the University of Alabama with Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees. He is a founding partner in the law firm of McDonald, Toole, Wiggins, P.A. and has practiced law for the past 30 years in Orlando, Florida as a civil trial lawyer, representing Fortune 500 companies in catastrophic injury cases. He has also served as a board member for the Central Florida YMCA and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. Michael has been a featured speaker throughout the country and in the United Kingdom on his experience as a parent of a child diagnosed with cancer, and the need for pediatric cancer research funding. He is married to Melissa and they have four children: Olivia, Cannon, and twin boys, Gray and Arran. Their family resides in Orlando, Florida.
Philip holds a Bachelor’s degree from Tulane University with a concentration in business and finance. A native of Atlanta, GA, Philip first relocated to Orlando in 2002 for a job with the CNL Companies and married his wife Edyta in 2010. They now reside in Winter Park, FL and are the proud parents of two young boys. Philip and Edyta first met the Wiggins family and became advocates for their cause in 2013 after Cannon’s diagnosis.
Brian is a corporate attorney at Holland & Knight LLP with a practice focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructurings, strategic transactions, and corporate governance. He represents private and public companies engaged in a diverse range of industries, including health care, private equity, technology, real estate, infrastructure, and energy. Brian grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in accounting and received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. He lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Sarah, and their four children – Patrick, Grace, Connor, and Caroline.
Ryhan learned of the lack of education, research and funding of children’s cancer after observing her close friend, Melissa, go through a horrific time after Cannon’s diagnosis. Being a mom herself, she was inspired by the Wiggins’ will to persevere in finding cures for Pediatric Cancer. Ryhan received her Bachelor’s Degree in Real Estate Finance from San Diego State University. After working in real estate, she followed in her Grandfather’s footsteps to work relentlessly in the male dominated, Motorcoach industry. She lives in Winter Park with her two sons Lawson and Marshall. Ryhan adores being a mom of boys with all the dirt and critters that come with it. In her free time, Ryhan enjoys going to the beach and fishing with her boys.
John is Senior Manager of Business Development for the Philadelphia Business Unit of Gilbane Building Company. GBC is a global integrated construction and facility management services firm. John is responsible for overseeing all business development initiatives that lead to continued growth of market share and profitability. His responsibilities include leading cross-functional teams and motivating them to focus on effectively delivering on key pursuits and overall business unit goals. John has a proven track record of providing leadership to develop, implement and monitor short-term and long-term strategies that impact the overall performance of the business unit. Developing strategic business and pursuit plans with innovation as the core theme is my specialty. He has a solid understanding of the real estate and construction markets and demonstrated ability of deploying strategies that encompass emerging markets, macro trends, current customer needs and competitor behavior. He has developed a strong network of customer relationships by harnessing his innate ability to create positive, meaningful and trust building interactions.
Bruce graduated with Honors from Johns Hopkins University where he played lacrosse and football. He was captain of the football team his senior year. Bruce graduated first in his law school class. He joined Semmes, Bowen & Semmes and became a partner. He left to create a new firm, Goodell, DeVries Leech & Gray. After working there for 13 years, Bruce joined Venable, LLP as a partner. Bruce was President of the Maryland Defense Counsel Association and the International Association of Defense Counsel. He also served on the Boards of the Lawyers for Civil Service and the Defense Research Institute (DRI). Bruce has served on civic boards including Roland Park Place and Manna House. He has served several terms as President of First English Evangelical Lutheran Church. He has been married 41 years to Clare Parker and have two adult married children, Zach and Jessica and two grandchildren.
Kay Rawlins is a Founder and owner of Orlando City Soccer Club and serves as the VP of Community Relations and President of the Foundation.
Kay’s role includes speaking engagements on behalf of the Club, community outreach, sending players to schools and youth groups and encouraging staff and fans to join community projects. Kay heads up the Orlando City Foundation and is a board member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, Cannonball Kids cancer, Central Florida Foundation, 4 Rivers Foundation and the Commission on Homelessness, leading the Youth Homelessness Committee. Kay was awarded 2016 Businesswoman of the Year by the Orlando Business Journal and gave a talk at TEDx Orlando 2017.
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