New Milestones Champions Event Chairs, Speakers & Honorees

2016

Keynote speaker: Dr. Steve Strakowski
Chair: Lynley Prather
Emcee: Dr. Donald Christian

2015

Keynote speaker:  Dr. Andrew Keller
Co-Chairs: Neil Diaz & Tricia Kellam
Emcee: Dr. Donald Christian
Music: Hedda Layne

2013

Keynote speaker:  Tara Ebrahimi
Chair: Neil Diaz
Honorary Chair:  Dawn Stone Crouch
Emcee: Clarke Heidrick
Music: Ava Aranella

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2012

Keynote speaker: Ivana Grahovac

Chair: Whitney Hamnett-Pirkle
Co-Chair: Neil Diaz
Honorary Chair: Jan Bullock
Emcee: Clarke Heidrick
Music: Susan Lubin

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2011

Keynote speaker: Carrie Fisher
Chair: Kerri Morrison
Honorary Chairs: Kappie Bliss and Barbara Tocker
Emcee: Susan Sager
Honoree: Genevieve Hearon

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2010

Keynote Speaker: Kathy Cronkite
Co-Chairs: My-Cherie and Anthony Haley
Honorary Chair: Violet Bell
Auction Chair: Kerri Morrison
Emcee: Kesha Dirkson
Honorees:
Celia Neavel, MD
Diana Resnik
John Rosato
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2009

Chair: Sandy Perkins
Emcee: Evan Smith
Honorees:
Mary Margaret Farabee
Judge Nancy Hohengarten
Paul Whitelock, MD
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2008

Keynote Speaker: Joe Pantoliano
Chair: Suzon Kemp
Emcee: Michelle Valles
Honorees:
Judy Yudof, 25th Anniversary Founder's Award
David Brown, MD
Rosei Mendoza
Patricia Young Brown
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2007

Keynote Speaker: Mariel Hemingway
Chairs: Janna & Mitch Jacobson
Honorary Chair: Ray Benson
Emcee: Michelle Valles
Honorees:
Beverly Seffel
Divine Canines
The Peace Council 

2006

Keynote Speaker: Christopher Kennedy Lawford
Chairs: Suzon Kemp & Mary Margaret Farabee
Honorary Chair: Jo Anne Christian
Emcee: Elizabeth Dannheim
Honorees:
ARC of the Capital Area
Diana Kern
Judge Guy Herman
Deborah Peel, MD
Steve Savage, KAZI Radio

2005

Keynote Speaker: Patty Duke
Chairs: M.P. Mueller & Joyce Orr
Honorary Chair: Lynn Meredith
Emcee: Rev. Susan Hawkins Sager
Honorees:
Mayor Will Wynn
Jefferson Nelson, MD
ESPN Sports Radio Texas
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
The Settlement Club

2004

Keynote Speaker: Judith Viorst
Chairs: Francelle Bettinger & Natalie Thomas
Honorary Chair: Betty King
Emcee: Rev. Susan Hawkins Sager
Honorees:
Andrea Ball, Austin American-Statesman
Brenda Coleman-Beattie
National Charity League

2003

Keynote Speaker: Judy Collins
Chairs: Joyce Orr & Francelle Bettinger
Honorary Chair: Jan Bullock
Emcee: Judy Maggio
Honorees:
Judge Scott McCown
Doug Shupe, News  8 Austin

2002

Keynote Speaker: Carrie Fisher
Chairs: Natalie Thomas & Joyce Prentice
Emcee: Judy Yudof