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The Jeffrey Bear Foundation, Inc.
The purpose of the Jeffrey Bear Foundation is to memorialize Steven "Jeffrey Bear'" Godbey, Jr., DVM by continuing his legacy in the Leon County community: providing charitable support to causes consistent with his values. In addition, because of the sad circumstances of his passing, we work to educate the community about the incidence of suicide and mental health concerns among veterinary staff and support health and wellbeing for veterinary staff.
Board of Directors
Thomas Holt, DVM
Former Florida State Veterinarian
Doctorate in Christian Education
Host of Real Talk with Judy (95.3 FM)
Jeffrey Bear’s Mother
Ralph DeMeo, J.D.
Legal Counsel and Animal Advocate
Debra Fadool, PhD
FSU Pre-Vet Club Sponsor
Jeffrey Bear’s Father
Executive Director, Community and Media Relations
Leon County Sheriff’s Office
Esteemed Mentor of “Jeffrey Bear”
Glen Wright, DVM
Director of Veterinary Technology, FAMU
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