The 2008 William Belcher Award recipients are Sandra Diamond, J.D., and Frank Diamond, M.D.
Frank has been an active member of All Children's medical staff for 30 years: practicing as a board-certified pediatrician and pediatric endocrinologist in Largo for ten years and serving for the past 20 years as a pediatric endocrinologist at All Children's Hospital. Dr. Diamond is a professor of pediatrics at the USF College of Medicine and clinical director of the USF Diabetes Center. As a clinician and researcher he has cared for children with growth and metabolic disorders and diabetes. As a child health advocate he has helped to develop the All Children's Hospital Fit4Allkids: a weight management and fitness program for families and is working with pediatricians on Florida's west coast to encourage the use of the program with their patients. For 12 years, Dr. Diamond also shared his passion for children's health as a member and chair of Pinellas County's Juvenile Welfare Board.
Sandra, as attorney with the law firm of Williamson, Diamond & Caton, is the current chair of the 10,000 member Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar. She is board certified in Wills, Trust and Estates and is a Fellow of the American College Trust and Estate Counsel. Over the years she has been a key supporter of All Children's Hospital through service on the Planned Gifts Advisory Council, the ACH Foundation Board of Trustees (of which she is a past president), the All Children's Hospital Board, and now the All Children's Health System Board of Directors. She has been active in the Foundation's annual Estate Tax, Legal & Financial Planning Seminar, and is a frequent lecturer across the State of Florida in the areas of trusts, estates and guardianships.
The Diamonds are longtime supporters of All Children's on so many levels, including as Dream Builders having made a commitment to the All Children's Hospital Foundation through their own estate plan. They have also made a special gift to the Campaign for All Children's toward the construction of the new Hospital. Frank and Sandra are parents of Benjamin Diamond, serving as Special Counsel to Florida's Chief Financial Officer, Alex Sink, and Dr. Sarah Diamond, a resident in internal medicine living in Portland, Oregon. This award is a wonderful recognition for both Sandra and Frank and the many ways that they contribute to All Children's mission.