Riverside Hospital Foundation . . .

fostering access to quality healthcare in Northeast Florida.

Board Members

Judith A. Maness
Judith A. Maness is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (LFACHE). As President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount St. Mary’s Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston, NY she completed a long planned merger of the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital with Catholic Health System of Buffalo. Judy came to Mount St. Mary's in 1997 from St. Vincent’s Health System in Jacksonville, Fla., where she served in a variety of leadership roles, including Vice President – Operations for Riverside Hospital for 13 years.Judy and her husband Ron have one son, Justin Blair Willacker who resides in Deland Florida. In Western New York, she served numerous community and professional organizations, including Chair, Board of Directors, Girl Scouts of Western New York, Member and Secretary, Board of Directors, Niagara Catholic Junior/Senior High School, Member, Niagara Falls Mayor’s Task Group on Health, Member, Board of Directors, The Lower River Region Chamber of Commerce, and Former Member of Board of Trustees, Riverside Hospital. She remains a member of the Jacksonville Women’s Network and she is a former Board Member of the Gateway Girl Scout Council.

W. Randall Mann
W. Randall Mann is a registered investment advisor,Prior to working in investment advisory business, he was a Certified Public Accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Jacksonville, FL.  He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Florida Graduate School of Business and a B.S in Commerce from Washington and Lee University.  He was awarded the Charted Financial Analyst designation in 1983.  A life-long resident of Jacksonville, he has served on the Riverside Hospital Foundation Board since 2006.

Gresham Stoneburner
Gresham Stoneburner is an attorney who was born in Jacksonville, Florida.  He graduated cum laude from the University of the South with a bachelor of arts in economics.  After earning his MBA from Emory University in 1977, Gresham went to law school at the University of Florida where he was a member of the law review and graduated with honors in 1980.  In 1981, he was awarded an LL. M.  in taxation from New York University.  A partner in the law firm of Stoneburner, Berry, Glocker, Purcell & Greenhut, PA, Gresham is a member of Riverside Presbyterian Church and the Jacksonville Downtown Club. Gresham is married to Katie and they have three children.  He joined the Riverside Hospital Foundation Board in 2009.  

Katy W. Towers
Katy Towers is a housewife, community volunteer, caregiver, cook, gardener, and more, and was a junior high social studies teacher for 21 years.  She has been president of Women for Christ and is active at her church.  She holds degrees from Sweet Briar College and Vanderbilt University.  She is married to Charlie Towers, a Director Emeritus of the Riverside Hospital Foundation. She has been on the Riverside Hospital Foundation Board since 2003, serving as grants chair and now as legacy grants chair. 

Alonzo Walton
Alonzo D.S. Walton manages family entities involved in real estate development, brokerage, and property management.  Prior experience includes investment analysis with Chilton Investment Company (New York) and Trinity Capital (Jacksonville), and real estate workouts at First Union National Bank (Vice-President). He currently serves on the Episcopal High School of Jacksonville Board of Trustees. Lon is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and he has served on the Riverside Hospital Foundation Board since 2010.

 David  Williams
David F. Williams is retired President/CEO of Power & Pumps, Inc – a distributor of pumps and power transmission products for the municipal and industrial markets of Florida and Georgia. The business was started by his father C.J. “Mike” Williams, a Director Emeritus of the Riverside Hospital Foundation. David served on the Honeywell International Distributor Council, was a Board member of Young Life - Jacksonville, a 2-term Director of the Rotary Club of Jacksonville, an Elder and Deacon of Riverside Presbyterian Church and a Trustee of the Edna Sproull Williams Foundation. David is a graduate of Davidson College. He is married to Lisa Williams and they have 3 children. David has served on the Riverside Hospital Foundation board member since 2009 and is current Chair of Community Grants Committee 2011-12.

Helen Werking
Helen Werking has been the Executive Director of the Riverside Hospital Foundation since 1996.  Previous job experiences include administrator of the American International Hospital Association's Jacksonville/Murmansk Medical Sister Cities Project,  Director of Refugee Services at Lutheran Social Services and of Memories of Love Foundation, business owner, and  vice-president/risk manager of Mayflowers Movers.  She has also served on the City of Jacksonville Mayor's Victims Assistance Advisory Council. She is a past president of the Arc Jacksonville and of the Council of Catholic Women, has served on the Jacksonville Transit Authority Disabilities Appeal Panel and Mt. Carmel Gardens. Helen is the proud mother of Henry Addison Werking, III.

Director Emeritus
George Anderson, M.D. (deceased)
Julian E. (Hickory) Fant
M. Harlan Johnston, M.D. (deceased)
W. LesterVarn, Jr.
H. Thomas Platt, III
Charles D. Towers (deceased)
Charles J. (Mike) Williams (deceased)



James “Chip” Abernathy
James H. Abernathy, Jr. (Chip) is a retired banking executive. Chip is the Past President of the Speech and Hearing Center of Jacksonville, The Sewanee Club of Jacksonville, and the Jacksonville chapter of the Financial Executives Institute. He has served as Treasurer of March of Dimes of Jacksonville, as a trustee of Riverside Presbyterian Day School, and was a participant in the inaugural Leadership Jacksonville class of 1977. Chip has also served as Chair of both Young Life of Jacksonville and Fort Lauderdale. He is a graduate of the University of the South (Sewanee). He and his wife have two grown sons and seven grandchildren. He joined the Riverside Hospital Foundation Board in 2007 and is a past President of the Board.

Catherine Bauman
Catherine Van Cleve Bauman is president of The Van Cleve Collection Inc, an importer and wholesaler of home furnishings. She started the company in 1986. Catherine is a graduate of Princeton University and spent 5 years in Taiwan, initially with Princeton in Asia. Her father, Dr. Robert Van Cleve, was a cardiologist at Riverside Clinic for 33 years. She is married to Greg Bauman and has 2 daughters, Katie and Anna. She has served on the Riverside Hospital Foundation Board since 2010.

Robert Colyer, M.D.
Robert Colyer joined the Carithers Pediatric Group in 1977. He was born in Jacksonville and after attending local schools, graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his Medical degree from Emory University, and then completed his pediatric residency at Vanderbilt University before returning home to practice. Board-Certified in Pediatrics since 1979, he has been actively involved as a Pediatric leader in the community. Dr. Colyer is a past president of the Florida Pediatric Society, the Youth Crisis Center, and the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville. He is also a past president of the Medical Staff at Wolfson Children’s Hospital and the Rotary Club of Jacksonville. Dr. Colyer is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida and enjoys all aspects of general pediatrics, including clinical teaching, and he also has a special interest in sports medicine and injury management. “Dr. Bob” is married to Donna, and he is extremely proud of his grown children Charlie, Catherine and Brent, and more importantly his three grandchildren “Wren,”, “Brodie” and “Grey.” Bob joined the Riverside Hospital Foundation Board in 2009.

Lorraine Dajani, M.D.
Lorraine Hollingsworth Dajani, M,D., endocrinologist & partner at Northeast Florida Endocrine & Diabetes Associates. Education includes: Universidad Nacional de La Plata (Argentina), Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) & University of Florida (Shands/Jax). She is a member of West Jacksonville Rotary Club. She is married to Dr. Omar Dajani, and mother to 3 children. She is primary care giver to her father, C. Wright Hollingsworth. She joined the Riverside Hospital Foundation Board in 2011.

D. Clint Dawkins, III
A native of Jacksonville, and born in Riverside Hospital, Clint Dawkins is retired CEO of Dawkins, Inc./Big D Building Center, a building products distribution and contracting company in North Florida, which was founded by his family in 1921. He is Past President of the Florida Building Materials Association, The Two Hundred Club of Northeast Florida, The Visiting Nurses Association of North Florida, and The Rotary Club of West Jacksonville. Clint is a Past Director of the National Lumber and Building Materials Association, the Northeast Florida Builders Association, and the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of North Florida; and he served as District Governor of Rotary International District 6970 in 2011-2012. Clint is a graduate of Emory University and The University of Georgia. He and his wife split their time between Jacksonville and Highlands, NC; and he has served on the Riverside Hospital Foundation Board since 2007.

Charles Kinney
Charlie Kinney is a retired hospital executive.  His career has brought him from MA to FL to NY. and RI.  He was the CEO of the Riverside Hospital, after the acquisition by St Vincent's in 1991 until its closure in 1997.  He is a graduate of Boston State College and holds a Masters in Health Care Administration from the University of Massachusetts.  Charlie has served on the Board of the Western New York Hospital association and was the Chairman of the Board of the Rhode Island Hospital Association.  He has also served on the Boards of Chambers of Commerce in MA and NY.  Charlie and his wife Diane live on Amelia Island.  He has two children and two grandchildren living in MA.

 William J. Knauer, M.D.. President
Dr.  W.  J. Knauer is a third generation ophthalmologist practicing in Jacksonville. He operated at Riverside Hospital up to the time of its closing. He is a past chief of staff at St. Vincent's Hospital and past president of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, The American Eye Study Club, and the  Rotary Club of Jacksonville. He currently chairs the Low Vision Center and the Eye Research Foundation. He is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is married to Mary Biggers Knauer and has served on the Riverside Hospital Foundation Board since 2007.

Robert S. Franco, M.D.
Robert S. Franco is a Jacksonville-based orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Meharry Medical College in 1981 and has over 41 years of experience. Dr. Franco has special training and skill in preventing, diagnosing, and treating athletic-related injuries. He currently serves on the University of Virginia Board of Trustees and Past President of the Riverside Hospital Foundation.