Leadership Jacksonville honors three outstanding community leaders

Leadership Jacksonville honors three outstanding community leaders
Juju Taylor | Pat Geraghty | Leon Haley

Leadership Jacksonville, a nonprofit organization that educates, connects, and inspires diverse leaders to build and strengthen their communities, recently hosted Celebration 2022 to honor three outstanding community leaders. The honorees were Patrick (Pat) Geraghty, Julia (JuJu) Taylor, and Dr. Leon Haley (posthumously).

Geraghty, President and CEO of GuideWell and Florida Blue is past chair of the Florida Council of 100. He is a current and past member of many Boards, was honorary chair of the 2019 American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Jacksonville walk, and an alumnus of New Leadership Summit 2013.

Taylor is a community volunteer with a long list of director positions behind her, including at PACE Center for Girls and Stein Mart. She currently serves as a trustee of multiple area organizations and is president of Weave Tales, Inc. Taylor is an alumna of Leadership Jacksonville 1978.

The late Dr. Haley was CEO of UF Health Jacksonville. He had held many leadership and volunteer positions and served on several Boards. He was a member of the Omega Psi Phi and Sigma Pi Phi fraternities and an alumnus of New Leadership Summit 2017.

“These incredible honorees exemplify a commitment to improving Northeast Florida through their influential leadership and community engagement. We hope each of their diverse stories inspires others to step forward to elevate the community,” said Leadership Jacksonville CEO Jill Langford Dame.

Proceeds from Celebration 2022 support Youth Leadership Jacksonville, an annual program that brings together a diverse group of selected Northeast Florida high school sophomores with demonstrated leadership ability and prepares them to become ethical leaders committed to active community involvement.

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