JOIN US: Gift of Good Health Luncheon

We are so excited to bring back Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine’s Gift of Good Health Benefit Luncheon on November 17, 2022 at Bonnet Springs Park. (Full details and event invitation attached.)

The Gift of Good Health is a unique opportunity to learn about LVIM’s past successes, present challenges, and future vision.

You’ll hear from our CEO, Alice Koehler and experience an inspiring patient story, and guests will have the opportunity to financially support the LVIM mission to provide high quality, compassionate FREE primary medical, dental, and mental healthcare to working individuals and families in Polk County.

This year, the Gift of Good Health will feature keynote speakers, Dr. Kevin Fiori and Jennifer Schechter, MSW, the 2016 recipients of the Sargent Shriver Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award.

Kevin is a general pediatrician, researcher and educator.  He is an Assistant Professor in both the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and Department of Family and Social Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY.  He is also Medial Director at the Office of Community and Population Health for the Montefiore Health System and Chief Science Officer of Integrate Health.  His research focuses on health disparities in communities both in the Bronx and abroad.  He completed his Masters in Public Health through Boston University as part of the Masters International Program within the Peace Corps and subsequently earned his MD from the University of Washington.  Kevin was awarded the Ellen Griep Award for Excellence by the University of Washington School of Medicine, the 2015 Chairman’s Award for Distinction in Research, and the 2015 Behavioral Science Award for Excellence from the Department of Family and Social Medicine.

While he was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Kevin and a few other colleagues (including his now wife), founded Integrate Health, an organization that strives to make quality healthcare accessible for all, beginning in Togo.  Integrate Health works alongside governments and the local community to implement and study an integrated approach to strengthening primary healthcare delivery.

Kevin is married to Integrate Health co-founder and CEO, Jennifer Schechter. From her bio:  “The innovations developed by Integrate Health and the Togolese Ministry of Health are contributing to the global movement to bring about systems-level change in the way primary healthcare is delivered.  Under her leadership, Jennifer has been recognized by the Clinton Global Initiative.  She is a Rainer Arnhold Fellow with the Mulago Foundation and a recipient of the Cordes Fellowship.  Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in International Politics from Georgetown University and Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Washington.”

Kevin and Jennifer were, together, awarded the Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service in 2016.

Additionally, as they built Integrate Health, they were mentored by the late, great Dr. Paul Farmer.





We are seeking event ($2,500) and table ($500) sponsorships and would love if you would consider supporting the LVIM mission in this way. Each of these sponsorships comes with the opportunity to invite eight guests (including yourself) to experience inspiration, learn about the healthcare needs of our community, and to join you in supporting our very important mission.


To confirm your commitment, please follow this LINK HERE.


And, of course, if you have any questions, please let us know.