May 17, 2023 (Lake City, Fla.) - Community Hospice & Palliative Care presented Dr. Philip J. Mobley Sr. with the 3rd annual Community Servant’s Hummingbird Award (formerly known as the Community Legacy Award) on Tuesday, May 16, at the Senior Lifestyle Enrichment Center, with many community leaders in attendance including Mattie Jones, retired Director of Nursing of Florida Gateway College, who was the keynote speaker.  

The Community Servant’s Hummingbird Award honors members of the community who represent a servant’s heart through actions of community service, education, and community initiatives. This unique opportunity honors exceptional individuals who have positively led and influenced our community, who have chosen to serve the public, and who represent a life dedicated to selflessly helping others. 

Dr. Philip Mobley received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida in 1975, his MBA from Jacksonville University in 2002 and his doctorate degree in Education Leadership from the University of North Florida in 2019. 

For many years, Dr. Mobley was active in the Jacksonville community. He served on the Board of Directors of UF Heath Foundation and Hope Haven Children’s Clinic and was chair of the Jacksonville Housing and Community Development Commission. Dr. Mobley has held key leadership positions on other boards, such as Family Support Services, OneJax, Jacksonville Urban League, Leadership Jacksonville, the National Conference for Community and Justice, and the University of North Florida Alumni Association. In addition, he was one of the founders of the Northside Community Involvement/WIN Night Basketball program located within the urban core of Jacksonville, Florida. 

After relocating back to Lake City, Dr. Mobley continued his community involvement by serving as a Board Member of the Suwanee Valley United Way and the Community Advisory Board for the Columbia/Hamilton County Health Department. 

Currently, Dr. Mobley works as NorthStar Family Resource Center manager and is the Senior Minister of the Northside Church of Christ, located in Lake City. He also serves on the advisory board for the Richardson Community Center and is on the board of directors for the Columbia County Senior Services. 

“Community Hospice & Palliative Care recognizes like-minded individuals serving our community. It is a privilege and an honor to recognize these individuals publicly,” said Billie Dodd, North Central Florida Regional Director. “Their efforts to improve the lives of others in the community and to be an advocate resonates with our mission, vision, and values.”