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By Staff | May 14, 2019

Kate Stone

Stone earns real estate sales associate license

Phaidra McDermott recently announced that Kate Stone earned her real estate license.

She joins the elite team at Kingfisher Real Estate.

Stone has a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English from Florida State University.

She has been an active participant in the Sanibel and Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, Sanibel and Captiva Islands Association of Realtors and Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva.

Robin L. Cook

Stone has also taken part in mission trips to Ecuador and Haiti with the Sanibel Community Church.

Cook secures certification

The Sanibel Captiva Trust Company recently announced that Executive Vice President Robin L. Cook completed the Certified Wealth Strategist program through the CANNON Financial Institute.

She has served as a wealth services advisor for the firm on Sanibel since 2012 and has more than 30 years of financial services experience assisting individuals and families in managing their investment and estate planning needs.

Anderson seeks gubernatorial appointment

Dick Anderson

Dick Anderson is seeking the appointment to the Lee County Commission District 3 seat.

The vacancy was left after the death of commission Chairman Larry Kiker.

Gov. Ron DeSantis will appoint Kiker’s successor.

Anderson ran against Kiker in 2016 and lost to the incumbent by a little more than 1 percent – a difference of a little more than 1,000 votes.

Anderson is a 40-plus year resident of Lee County with a master’s degree in education and urban planning and was part of the group that created the Conservation 20/20 land-preservation initiative. He worked in environmental and land planning for the Lee and Collier governments as well as WCI Communities, and he teaches college-level courses about the economics of the environment.

PHOTO PROVIDED Lee Physician Group Chief Administrative Officer Kris Fay, Dr. Piedad Silva and Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Regional Medical Officer Dr. Emad Salman.

Prendergast Child Advocate of the Year recipient named

The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has awarded Dr. Piedade Silva, a pediatrician with Lee Physician Group, the 2019 Prendergast Family Child Advocacy Award.

She received the award ahead of the hospital’s Florida Annual Pediatric Conference held on April 13 at the Sanibel Harbour Marriot Resort & Spa in Fort Myers.

The award recognizes Silva’s passion and commitment to helping and healing the children of Southwest Florida.

Recently, she has been instrumental in making Lee Health facilities more accessible to patients with asthma. In February, four LPG primary care clinics became the first pediatric outpatient offices in the state designated platinum-level “Asthma-Friendly” by the Florida Asthma Coalition. It is the highest level of recognition the coalition awards and highlights outpatient centers that create a safe and healthy environment for patients with asthma.

Silva also served on the board of directors for the Bonita Springs YMCA for several years and was an active member of the Children’s Medical Services cleft palate program.