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Apply for the Frank Barker Wellness Leader Award

Applications for the Frank Barker award are now open! Please complete the Nominator AND the Nominee Application to be considered. Both applications should be sent to awards@firstcoastwwc.org by April 7, 2017.


The FCWWC Board of Governors recognizes the efforts of wellness professionals that have defined attributes that enhance worksite initiatives. These individuals are passionate about wellness and in making a difference in people’s lives. Common attributes demonstrated include: leaders within the field, pioneers of innovative program change, effective communicators, nurturers, motivators, and educators. 

Mr. Barker was employed by Johnson & Johnson for 36 years beginning his career as a sales representative and advancing through several managerial positions to Company Group Chairman and Corporate Vice President. Mr. Barker served domestically and internationally for the world’s most comprehensive and diversified health care company, retiring and redirecting his life in 1996.

While at Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Barker initiated the Johnson & Johnson Health Management Company which developed and marketed the LIVE FOR LIFE Health Promotion and Disease Prevention program. Mr. Barker had counseled and helped govern many community based organizations, from the Hunterdon Medical Center in New Jersey to the health project Washington, DC, to the National Center for health education New York City and many others.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Army Infantry Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and the U.S. Army Associate Armor Officer Career Course from the U.S. Army Armor School, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

He is a graduate of Rollins College and a member of its Sports Hall of Fame [Basketball and Baseball]. Mr. Barker has been the past chairman for the Rollins College Board of Trustees, recipient of the Rollins College Alumni Achievement Award, and was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree on May 14, 2006.

He is a native of Jacksonville, FL, married to Daryl Stamm [57 years], has two children, Bruce and Doane and five grandchildren.

Congratulations to our 2016 Frank Barker Wellness Award Winner: 

Mary Beth Torres


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