2017 Glammy Awards
Joe Damico was born in the midst of WWII to an Italian-American family in Pittsburgh. In true Italian style, he grew up with a passion for food and a blessed childhood anchored by a devoted grandfather who mentored him in boxing, leading Joe to many golden glove championships.
Drafted to serve in Vietnam, Joe was awarded two Purple Hearts for bravery. Upon re-entering civilian life, he began his career in the automotive industry where his natural-born talents and disciplines brought many successes; including a five-year stint in England, where at the helm he built a large automotive sub-prime business.
It wasn’t until the sunset years of his life that he found Irene, his special lady, who is his partner on this ‘magic carpet ride’, along with their blended family of white Persian cats.
His natural altruism along with personal health challenges dealing with the collateral damage of Agent Orange exposure has driven Joe to jump in and help Glam-A-THON™ wherever needed. He has secured exciting silent auction donation items for the organization over the years, leading to increased financial donations to Broward Health Foundation. This year, Joe has raised the ante even more and decided to put his fundraising skills into overdrive upon accepting the nomination to become a Glam-A-THON GLAMMY recipient. Glam-A-THON™ proudly congratulates Joe Damico for becoming a distinguished 2018 GLAMMY honoree..
Acclaimed for her “livable luxury” design principles, Frances Herrera has quickly become one of the top interior design experts in South Florida. After establishing her design firm in New York City in 2002, Frances found that Florida was the perfect place to bring her approachable and luxurious design experience.
With the belief that personalized service and attention are the key to design success, Frances prides herself on service as exceptional as her designs. Sophisticated taste, flawless execution, and her ability to understand her client’s unique needs and desires are what set her apart from other designers. Helping clients through times of transition have also become a passion for Frances, as she helps these clients to design updated spaces to reflect their new position in life.
David Levens, MD
Considered one of South Florida’s leading cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Levens has been in practice since 1989 and has served as both Chief of Surgery (1999-2001) and Vice Chief of Staff (2003-2005) at Coral Springs Medical Center. Over the years, he has been named a “Top Doc” perennially in Castle Connolly’s national ratings, including most recently in 2016 and the preceding 5 years. Locally, he was voted "Best Cosmetic Surgeon" three times by the readers of the Coral Springs/Parkland Forum and, in fall 2011, was the only Coral Springs plastic surgeon to be recognized as “Super Doctor” by the Sun Sentinel’s City & Shore Magazine.
Dr. Levens has been featured in print, internet and television pieces on cosmetic surgery. He performs a broad range of today’s most sophisticated surgical procedures and treatments for the face and body. He performs all injectables for facial rejuvenation himself assuring the highest level of care for his patients. All surgery is performed in fully accredited facilities for optimal patient safety.
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1992, Dr. Levens is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a member of multiple other professional organizations including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Levens was selected as a Contributing Expert for the 2007 plastic surgery resource book, “Be Your Best” and was a monthly featured cosmetic surgery columnist for Parkland Life Magazine for many years.
In addition to his busy private practice, for eight years up until 2015, Dr. Levens had travelled annually for one week each summer to Ecuador to care for needy children born with cleft lip and palate and various other birth defects and deformities. Dr. Levens is committed to help educating future generations of health professionals through preceptorship affiliations with FIU-Wertheim School of Medicine, Nova Southeastern School of Medicine and Keiser University Physician Assistant Program.
Madeleine has lived in Broward County since she was nine years old. She began volunteering in the community during middle school as a camp counselor for Girl Scout troops at the Museum of Discovery and Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale. As a camp counselor, Madeleine taught young girls to love biology, chemistry, math, and engineering, and empowered them to be curious, confident, and self-sufficient.
Madeleine is a proud graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, but will always be loyal to her Florida Gators.
Madeleine now uses her legal career in service to the community, both during her tenure as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, and currently as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida.
As President-Elect of the Broward County Women Lawyers' Association (BCWLA), Madeleine remains committed to community service, empowering local women, and pursuing issues that impact women and girls.
In her spare time, Madeleine enjoys crossfit, yoga, and hiking and playing fetch with her two dogs, Zoe and Charlie, who are both helping with her fundraising efforts.
This is Madeleine's second year participating in Glam-A-THON™, and she is thrilled to do her part to #KissBreastCancerGoodbye!
Some people dream of an amazing life, but Jennifer Tallow actually has one. During her very successful career as an international management consultant, Jennifer worked primarily in Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. She has traveled the world for work and pleasure, and is planning a trip to Antarctica next winter to check off the one remaining continent on her bucket list. With all that travel, one would think she is strapped for time, but this diva doesn’t let time stand in her way. Jennifer is the immediate past President of the 1000+ Women’s Club to Benefit Cancer, Inc., with responsibilities for fundraising, marketing, and membership growth. During her Presidency, she envisioned and produced “Under the Tree of Hope," a video that illustrates the powerful work of the 1000+ Women’s Club to assist cancer organizations in the community through its grant program. Throughout Jennifer’s administration more than $235,000 was raised and donated to benefit charitable organizations in Broward County.
But her philanthropic work doesn’t end there; she is also a member of Cystic Fibrosis Gold Coast Guild, Pinion, and Memorial's Pink Angels. Jen can be seen at a multitude of events to benefit local nonprofit initiatives including Gilda's Club, Debbie's Dream Foundation, Broward Health, Jessica June Children's Cancer Foundation, Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Bella's Group, Women In Distress, HANDY, Glam-A-THON and Harvest Drive.
Teaching and mentoring has always been important to her, and Jennifer loves the opportunity to develop young minds as a teacher for Walden University. Jen knows that all work and no play would be dreadfully boring, which is why she relishes her personal time. If she is not jetting off on an exotic vacation, you can find her on the tennis courts in a competitive match, enjoying Pilates, reading or a game of Bridge, and for those who know her, she loves adding to her extraordinary eclectic jewelry collection.
Erica Stowers has built an excellent reputation through hard work, dedication and her total commitment to her widespread clientele. Erica has been a Realtor® not just a Real estate agent, that operates under a code of ethics and pays board dues, for over ten years. She has recently become a Broker to further excel in her career.
Erica’s timeless work ethic and constant education about the marketplace helps her orchestrate deals that completely satisfy each client. Her GRI designation for example, is just one of many courses she has participated in. The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional that has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation.
Erica’s outgoing, friendly, and sociable personality allows her to build long lasting relationships with clients.
Erica truly believes you get what you give in life; therefore, she has spent her life making a difference in the lives of others, especially children. She is heavily involved in her community and continues to find ways to make it better. Erica has served as a Guardian Ad Litem, mentored many through the Boys and Girls
Club of Broward County, and is currently serving as President of Lester H. White Boys and Girls Club of Broward County. Erica has been been involved in Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Broward County for 14 years being a Big Sister to Mollie since she was 11 years old. Erica also serves on the Realtor board charitable committee which recently built a playground for the children at a homeless shelter in Fort Lauderdale. Erica’s has two passions in life: Real Estate and Children, and has continued to make a difference in both. Erica helps people, buy, and sell homes with dedication and caring that will truly make a difference in such an important decision. Her success has allowed her to give back to what matters to her most, children.
When it comes to a mind and body in constant motion, Debby Thomas fits the bill. Debby's not ready to slow down her active lifestyle anytime soon! As an entrepreneur running two businesses, her goal is to one day exclusively engage in philanthropic activities. In 2016 Debby was honored as one of 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County by the Boys & Girls Club . She is a Certified Health & Life Coach /Personal Trainer and owner of Decide To Be Well, specializing in Geriatrics and Mentally Challenged Adults for over 25 years. Debby is also owner and Independent Consultant of Wellskin,Inc. partnering with Rodan + Fields.
As a passionate philanthropist, she has devoted her time for the past 15 years to supporting and fund raising for the annual Toys in the Sun Run/ VIP Harley Owners Group, as an organizer and volunteer, benefiting Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
Debby is also heavily involved as a fundraiser and annual walk team builder for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a 12 year supporter and volunteer for JARC (Jewish Association for Residential Care),
Annual Supporter of Not My Daughter, Alzheimer's Family Center, A Spring of Hope, SOS Children's Village, and numerous other charities. As Debby would say, "I'm addicted to the feeling and energy of giving back and helping others... there is no better high!! "
Happily married with two adult children and two grandchildren . "I'm a creature of habit and very disciplined... up at 4:15am to get to the gym and start my day! I know that a healthy body and mind will allow me to accomplish everything that needs to get done ....especially because there are so many others that just can't do for themselves ... and truly need our help!"
Debby is a new Board Member with Glam-A-THON™ and is highly engaged in the mission to Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye®!
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