Faith Family Medical Center

Birthday Breakfast

Join Us for Our 2023 Birthday Breakfast

Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Doors: 7:30am
Program Begins: 8:00am
Wesley Mortgage Club at Nissan Stadium
1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213

Event Chairs: Anna and Jameson Norton 

Keynote Speaker: Rudy Kalis 

Rudy grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Spent four years in the United States Air Force before earning a broadcasting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He worked as a news and sports reporter at WFRV-TV in Green Bay for two years before coming to WSM-TV in Nashville in 1974 where he worked as a sports reporter, sports director and news anchor for 43 years until he retired at the end of 2017. 

Rudy has earned 5 regional Emmys, won 12 Associated Press awards for the outstanding sportscast in Tennessee and has been voted the best sportscaster in Nashville 30 times by various local publications.

Since retiring Rudy has become a full time volunteer for prison ministry Men of Valor.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors!





President and CEO
Phil Ellenburg, J.D. 

Chief Medical Officer
Parker Panovec, M.D.

Board of Directors

Reggie Ramsey, Chair 

Anne Hancock Toomey, Vice Chair

Anna Grizzle, J.D. , Secretary

Phil Roe, immediate Past Chair 

Gerry Andrady 

Stephanie Wall Bowman

Duncan Dashiff

David Gaw, M.D*

Don Griffin, M.D

Frank Hammer

Tom Henderson, M.D* 

Brittany Irby 

Elliott Kyle 

Charles N. Martin, Jr.*

Watechia Lawless Mitchell Ed.D

Eric Moss

Jameson Norton 

Jeff Pate

Julio A. Rivas, Ph.D

Zack Samples 

Timothy Van Hal, J.D

*Lifetime Member 

2022 Birthday Breakfast

Event Chairs: Neill and Elliott Kyle

For the first time in the event’s 14-year history, we hosted our Birthday Breakfast at a stunning new venue – the West Club at Nissan Stadium. It was great to be back in person with 400 of our closest supporters.

FFMC presented its inaugural Noble Neighbor Award to HCA TriStar Centennial Medical Center Laboratory as Community Partner of the Year! This award is the highest honor given to an individual or organization who has demonstrated exemplary and inspiring service to Faith Family’s patients in ways that provide significant and lasting impact beyond our clinic walls.

Our keynote speaker Senator Bill Frist, M.D. captured the crowd as he discussed how even though Nashville is the “Silicon Valley of Health Services,” we rank far behind peer cities in community health. He specifically highlighted Faith Family’s sole purpose is addressing these health disparities that lie behind the overall poor population health and how we must partner together to make an impact in the health equity challenge. Frist also shared a touching story of his Aunt Bonnie, Principal of Hattie Cotton Elementary School during the 1957 bombing that occurred days after mandated integration. He compared her leadership in times of uncertainty and equity challenges, to call on others to lead the way in difficult times we face now in healthcare.

Afterwards, the audience loved watching our patient talk between Dr. Panovec and “Big Steve” as we learned about Steve’s past and how Faith Family had an impact on his journey to sobriety, owning his own barber shop, and helping others through Narcotics Anonymous. Steven spoke on how Faith Family treated him with dignity and respect even when he felt undeserving. He pays it forward to doing the same for others.

Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors listed below, every dollar raised goes directly to helping our hardworking neighbors in need.

2021 Virtual Birthday Breakfast

Celebrating our 20th anniversary of helping our hardworking neighbors in need, our 2021 Virtual Birthday Breakfast was another record-breaking, successful fundraiser! Watch the event above to laugh along as our President and CEO, Phil Ellenburg, interviews the hilarious Henry Cho. We also had the privilege of honoring our clinic staff with a touching tribute for their tireless work through the pandemic. `
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2020 Virtual Birthday Breakfast

Our 2020 Virtual Birthday Breakfast was a tremendous success with a wonderful lineup featuring Amy Grant, Governor Bill Lee, the premiere of our new mission video, and a virtual tour of our fantastic facility. Watch the full event below: