How We Got Started
Ovarian Cancer and Pediatric Cancer are two of the most deadly diseases facing women and children every year. Early detection and awareness are crucial elements in achieving successful diagnosis and treatment. Unfortunately, there is limited financial support given to research, treatment, and education for Ovarian Cancer and Pediatric Cancer. When a Central Florida family experienced the tragic loss of three women to Ovarian Cancer and three children to Pediatric Cancer, they knew it was time to take action. Established in HOPE, the M Family Foundation established a way to provide direct support to the women and children in need.
To increase Ovarian and Pediatric Cancer awareness and education while providing financial support to women and children battling these diseases.
“Our family has been personally and deeply affected by Ovarian and Pediatric Cancers. We have been inspired to fight alongside those who are still fighting and mourn alongside those who are mourning. We accomplish the most by working together with our friends, family, and community organizations. Join our family by serving those in need with kindness, charity, and hope.”
-M Family Foundation Founders
David A. Marcantel
A Celebration, FL resident since 1998, Dr. David Marcantel was born in Louisiana and spent his childhood in Louisiana, Texas, and even the Panama Canal Zone.
He currently heads several medical practices as well as a software company and is a dedicated community leader.
He received his BS from LSU and his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, Louisiana. Dr. Marcantel and his family were the 5th residents of Celebration when the town was built in 1996. He opened the practice in 1998 and has been serving the community for over 20 years. Dr. Marcantel was the Section Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Florida Hospital Celebration Health. He also was Director of Clinical Services at Celebration Health. His practice takes an active role in the hospital leadership and the surrounding communities. In 2011, Dr. Marcantel saw an additional need in the community for pediatric services and opened Celebration Pediatrics.
When he isn’t working, Dr. Marcantel enjoys his time with his wife and five sons. He is a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, volunteers for local charities, and serves on the board of the Celebration Youth Football League. His hobbies include art, travel, golf, and sports.
Kelly M. McCarthy
Kelly M. McCarthy has more than 20 years of experience in investment banking. Kelly has been involved in over $1 billion in financings for client-companies through more than 100 Initial Public Offerings and Private Placements.
Ms. McCarthy began her career as a money manager for high-net-worth individuals and institutions at Global Capital Securities Corporation, a full-service investment banking and brokerage firm. She then served as Vice President of Syndicate, managing the syndication of all of the firm’s public offerings. Later she was promoted to be the firm’s Vice President of Corporate Finance. Ms. McCarthy also served as an officer of Medinex Systems, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed health-care technology company, leading the company through more than $30 million in financings and the completion of 10 acquisitions.
Ms. McCarthy is currently President and CEO of InfusionCapital, a leading investment banking advisory and investor relations firm. InfusionCapital specializes in assisting small and medium-cap companies in accessing the capital markets, as well as advises them on business development, M&A, corporate governance, and strategic communications with the Wall Street community. Over the last 15 years, Ms. McCarthy has served on both private and public boards and has held series 63, 7, and 24 securities licenses. In 2007, she was distinguished with a “Forty Under 40” leadership award from the Orlando Business Journal.
Thomas W. Meury
Thomas graduated with a degree in Biology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and received his MBA from Northeastern University. He comes to Medinex with a 20 year background in operations and finance.
Thomas has been the COO of a Swiss manufacturing company since 1988 and the CFO of InfusionCapital since 2003. In both companies, his role was critical to the success as he led both to profitability and assisted our clients in their financial model. Thomas enjoys food and traveling.