Brooke Shields to Appear at the Annual Sound Minds® Celebration to Raise Critical “Access to Care” Funding for DLC

Brooke Shields to Appear at the Annual Sound Minds® Celebration to Raise Critical “Access to Care” Funding for DLC

Naples, Fl – As the demand for mental health and substance use services continues to skyrocket in Collier County, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC), the county’s only comprehensive, not-for-profit behavioral health provider, will utilize its annual signature event, Sound Minds®, to raise critical funding intended to provide access to care for children, families, and adults. This moving and thought-provoking event will feature actress, model, author, and entrepreneur Brooke Shields.

John and Dr. Amy Quinn will serve as the Sound Minds chairs and their Fountain 33 Foundation is the presenting sponsor. The Sound Minds education partner is Naples Children & Education Foundation.

Brooke Shields started her career at only 11 months of age, when she was selected as the Ivory Snow Baby. She began her extensive film career at age 9, and rapidly gained fame after starring in Louis Malle’s “Pretty Baby,” and the coming-of-age tales “Blue Lagoon” and “Endless Love.” As a model, Shields has graced the covers of hundreds of magazines, most notably Time Magazine as the “Face of the Eighties.”

Shields has maintained successful and critically acclaimed television and theatre careers, and she was recently the subject of the Emmy-nominated documentary “Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields.” She is the best-selling author of several books, including the critically acclaimed “Down Came the Rain: My Journey Through Postpartum Depression.”

In a conversation with Sound Minds moderator Jennifer Trammell, Shields will deftly navigate between heartfelt and humorous. She will speak candidly with attendees about her career trajectory and life in the public eye and her own experiences as a mother. Attendees will find her story resonates with their own lives, as Shields talks openly about finding the mental and emotional strength to live life to the fullest.

“Hearing from someone with lived experience who has found hope, help, and purpose in helping others find their way, is why Amy and I are proud to Chair this year’s Sound Minds event,” said John Quinn, Managing Director of Fountain 33.

“This event not only shines a spotlight on mental health awareness, but also reminds us that mental health issues can impact anyone at any time,” added Dr. Amy Quinn. “The event is so powerful because it helps to reduce the stigma around talking openly about our struggles with mental health.”

Event Details:

DLC’s signature Sound Minds event will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2024, at 5 p.m., at The Ritz-Carlton Naples, Tiburón. Tickets begin at $400 and include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and admission to the main program. There is also a VIP experience option, with the opportunity to meet Brooke Shields and enjoy a Ritz-curated dinner, at $1,500. A variety of sponsorships are available for those who wish to attend with friends or colleagues.

About the Event Chairs:

John and Dr. Amy Quinn are local philanthropists who are passionate about mental health prevention and education.

Dr. Amy Quinn, EdD, LMFT, specializes in treating teen and adult anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, and trauma. She holds a certification and has specialized experience in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a specialized treatment for trauma. Her treatment approach in individual therapy also includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and has a provisional license in marriage and family therapy in Florida with full licensure anticipated in September 2023.

At Premier Psychology, Dr. Quinn provides individual, couples and family therapy. She tailors her treatment approach to meet the needs of the individual, couples, or family. She is a Gottman Level 1 Certified Therapist and utilizes research-based approaches, including Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) in couples therapy. When working with families, she utilizes strategic interventions to help families improve their communication. She also relies on the latest research to assist parents in understanding how to parent their children during different stages of development.

Dr. Quinn earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Northwest Nazarene University, where she did extensive research on how burnout and compassion fatigue develops for professionals working in the mental health field. She has published several articles on teen mental health, resilience, complex PTSD, and trauma. She earned her first master’s degree in organizational behavior and evaluation science from Claremont Graduate University. She has extensive experience designing, implementing, and evaluating prevention interventions in school districts, organizations, and non-profits. Dr. Quinn also has a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Vanguard University. Her previous experiences in academia include serving as an Adjunct Faculty in the Graduate Program of Organizational Psychology at Vanguard University of Southern California, where she taught Applied Research Methods, Stress and Health in Organizations, and advised students on their research projects.

Dr. Quinn currently serves as a trustee for the Naples Children & Education Foundation, a trustee for the Community School of Naples Board of Trustees, and an advisor on the Kids Minds Matter Community Advisory Committee.

John Quinn is the Managing Director of Fountain 33 and leads all of his family businesses, private equity investments, and real estate development while driving both strategic as well as tactical investment and asset portfolio management. As President of Fountain 33 Foundation, he shepherds the deployment of family foundation assets to maximize impact, with the current area of focus in both education and mental health.

In his most recent corporate role, John was Managing Partner in Lucas Group’s Military Division, John connected client companies to the US Military’s elite performers – top talent that consistently delivered impressive business and operational results. John helped his clients to develop and fulfill critical staffing initiatives across key functional areas, including general management, operations, engineering, marketing, and business development.

Prior to joining Lucas Group John served in several planning, finance, marketing, and corporate development roles, including Vice President of Client Development for Raptor Networks, a start-up network switching and routing manufacturer and Finance Business Manager for the Walt Disney Company, a Fortune 100 corporation.

Preceding his time in business, John served five years as a US Navy Nuclear Submariner, where he received the Operations Tactics Award as the top performer in his peer group (1 of 150). Graduating Phi Kappa Phi, with Distinction, from the US Naval Academy in 1991, John earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering while gaining leadership distinction, as he was ranked in the top five of 970 classmates in leadership and received the award as the most distinguished athlete in academics, athletics, and leadership. John was also recognized for the athletic talent he displayed as a four-year starter on the lacrosse team, being named Division I All-American, Academic All-American, and member of the North-South All-Star team. In 1998, John earned his MBA with Second Year Honors from Harvard Business School.

John is currently a trustee of the Naples Children & Education Foundation and is on the Community School of Naples Foundation Board of Directors as well as the Lee Health Foundation Board of Trustees. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association’s Orange County Chapter as well as President of the US Naval Academy Alumni Association’s Los Angeles and Orange County Chapter.

John and Dr. Amy Quinn were recognized on the September 2021 cover of Gulfshore Life magazine as 2021 “Forces of Philanthropy” in Southwest Florida.

After touring DLC in 2022 and learning about its comprehensive services, the Quinns and their Fountain 33 Foundation served as the presenting sponsor for DLC’s 55th Anniversary Sound Minds Celebration in March 2023, featuring keynote speaker Goldie Hawn. After seeing the overwhelming success of that event, they volunteered to serve as the 2024 Sound Minds event chairs.

They hope their support will raise awareness about the need for treatment in Collier County, especially now after so many continue to struggle from the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ian.

More About Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields’ latest entrepreneurial project “Commence” (formerly BIN) inspires women over 40 to live their best lives with beauty and wellness products developed for the challenges that arise during this period. She also hosts her hit iHeart podcast “Now What? With Brooke Shields,” featuring insightful conversations with a variety of different guests.

Shields recently announced an upcoming book, currently untitled, that promises to explore the humility and power of aging. She can next be seen opposite Benjamin Bratt in the upcoming Netflix film “Mother of the Bride.” In addition to her professional career, Shields continues to be a strong advocate for women’s issues and keeping the arts alive in schools. She is a happily married mother of two strong and intelligent daughters.

About David Lawrence Centers

Southwest Florida nonprofit David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health (DLC) is a national leader providing compassionate, advanced, and exceptional mental health, substance use, and integrated healthcare solutions, available for children, adolescents and adults. DLC’s innovative treatment includes inpatient, outpatient, residential, and community-based services – a comprehensive system of care funded by community and government support. Each year, DLC serves 9,000 people through over 341,000 treatment sessions.

For more information about Sound Minds tickets and sponsorships, visit or contact DLC at 239-354-1419 or

Aug 14, 2023 | News, News & Events, Press Releases

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