Kadesha Nicholas, MHA As an early careerist, Kadesha has experience with teaching and nonfor-profit organizations stemming from her experience at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. She has verifiable success in patient satisfaction, building relationships with upper-level decision makers, seizing control of critical problem areas, and leading motivated teams. Kadesha is currently the Practice Manager for the Division of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai Medical center. Kadesha received her Bachelor in Biology and Master of Healthcare Administration from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. She is currently a doctoral candidate of Public Health at Capella University. Kadesha is a member of ACHE and a Committee Chair of NAHSE South Florida. Mistress of Ceremony Gail Bouie,
MS, RN, FACHE As a customer focused, results oriented executive, Gail has extensive experience in hospital administration, operations, quality/performance improvement, and graduate medical education. Her widespread experience can be attributed to her tenure as Chief Operations Officer at Broward General and Chris Everet Childrens Hospital, Director of Operations for Primary Care Services at Memorial Regional Hospital, and most recently, Executive Director for the Sylvester Cancer Center at the University of Miami. Gail has been recognized for her outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and negotiating skills along with her passion for quality and patient safety. As a retired Healthcare Executive, Gail remains involved with healthcare organizations like NAHSE and ACHE. She is also an active member of the Zeta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and serves on the Henderson Behavioral Health Board. Chapter President
Grant McGaugh Grant McGaugh Advanced Technology Executive at Zones Inc. McGaugh provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology environment for Healthcare facilities in South Florida. The primary responsibilities includes a wide variety of strategic technology issues: governance and policy, data analytics, collaboration, communication and information technology protocols. McGaugh represents the information technology interests of Zones by serving on several regional and national boards including the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) South Florida Chapter President and Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) sponsorship committee. Assists healthcare entities with Workspace Modernization, Datacenter Transformation, Network Optimization, and Cybersecurity: Included HIPAA/HIETCH compliance assessments, cloud migration, data analytics and business intelligence, risk assessments, readiness reviews, policy and procedure development, monitoring corrective actions and developing compliant policies and procedures. Clients include 3 prominent university medical schools, companies, 5 hospitals, clinical systems, private practices and business associates. Innovation and tactical support: Grew Southeast Healthcare revenue from a few
thousand dollars to over 5 million in 3 years. Uses creative marketing techniques by promoting credible trends and ideas to engage with new prospects and existing clients. Marketing exclusively to his target audience to fulfill their vision of success in their respective endeavors. Prior to joining Zones, McGaugh spent 20 years in informational technology roles in South Florida. Most recently, as Emerging Technology Consultant for CenturyLink in Coral Springs Florida. McGaugh holds a Electronics Degree from Devry Institute of Technology. He has technology certifications from Cisco, AWS, HP, DellEMC and VMware. Guest Speaker Siddy Coakley Siddy Coakley, an author a motivator and speaker has been inspiring people for many years. She has been speaking throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. She hosted the Speakers Group of the Miami Central Committee and the Summit of Americas Conference. A member of the Miami Dade-Kingston Sister Cities and the Jamaica Tourist Board Lesion Committee. A retiree who worked with the Jackson Memorial Health System in Public and Patient Relations for over 30 years. She is also a member of Toastmasters
Speakers International organization for almost 30 years. Do your best, believe the best and expect the best is the foundation on which she build. Keynote Speaker Dr. Jeshenna Watkins Jeshenna Jamill Watkins is an obstetrician and gynecologist, physician leader, wife, and mother. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Watkins is a graduate of Rhodes College and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Early in her career she was instrumental in opening the only African American female led medical practice serving her childhood community. She later transitioned to the largest physician led practice in the United States, The Permanente Medical Group. While there, she was quickly identified as a leader amongst peers, spearheading many initiatives focused in Womens Health. Along with a focus on excellence in health care, Dr. Watkins has worked with many non-profits as a board member and advocate, including the Urban League Young Professionals-Memphis chapter, where she subsequently met her husband-Jonathan Watkins, current CEO of Broward Health Imperial Point. The two married in 2014 and have one
daughter-Jenna Watkins. As a physician, Dr. Watkins, practices patient centered care, with emphasis on providing high quality service implementing evidence-based medicine. As a humanitarian, she serves as advocate for health and education equality, with a focus on minority empowerment and teen pregnancy reduction. The Deborah Lee Eddie EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINEES Deborah Lee Eddie, FACHE Deborah Lee-Eddie, FACHE, has more than a quarter-century of progressively responsible leadership roles at the facility, market and system level in faith-based, nonprofit, public, and academic medical centers. Her background includes experience in both health plans and acute-care delivery. Lee-Eddie served for eight years at Englewood,
Colo.-based Catholic Health Initiatives as one of five senior vice presidents of operations, reporting to the system chief operating officer. Now focused on interim management and consulting, Lee-Eddie has served in key leadership roles at several large health systems, including interim executive positions with Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., and Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Philadelphia. Other professional positions included chief administrative officer of the Childrens Hospital at Jackson Memorial Health System in Miami; CEO of Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas; and vice president of Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, Tenn. A former president of the National Association of Health Services Executives and a past member of the University of Michigan School of Public Health Deans Advisory Board, Lee-Eddie also served as a member of the Board of Overseers and as a national judge for the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. THE NOMINEES ARE Felicia Hart Felicia grew up in rural Natchitoches, Louisiana where she began her career in community
health centers initially as a volunteer at age 17 and later became an employee. She maintains the same passion for the underserved and indigent population as she did at age 17. With over 20 years experience with federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), she possesses strong practice management skills with an outstanding record of achievement implementing special projects, delivering innovative solutions, and maximizing organizational efficiency. Experience spans front and back office, growth and realignment situations, corporate compliance management, and strategic planning. Since joining Broward Community and Family Health Centers (BCFHC) in 2002, she was integral to the organization obtaining its Joint Commission Accreditation (2008) and Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition (2012). Project Manager of three capital renovation and expansion projects and has been a strong leader inspiring her management team to obtain their college degrees. Given Mrs. Harts ability to comprehend BCFHCs operational needs, she has authored and secured grant funding of over $1.4 million to support the center operations, the development new health programs and capital projects. She spearheaded the opening of the organizations first dental office adjacent to the Pompano Beach location, oversaw the organizations rebranding and social media campaign and established the new managed care department to increase revenues. Felicia would through her resourcefulness and attention to detail effectively spearhead the implementation of electronic medical and oral health records by establishing multi-disciplinary team to merge patient, provider and staff requirements along with simultaneously guaranteeing minimal operational impact. As a direct result of Felicias
leadership in the electronic health record implementation project, BCFHC has been paperless since June 2008! Felicia exercises integrity, compassion, and sound judgment. These are critical characteristics needed by the health care industry. Her strong leadership skills, business savvy, commitment to community and compassion for others makes her a strong candidate for this award. She has a Bachelors of General Studies degree (Humanities Concentration) from Northwestern State University and is NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Certified Content Expert. Felicia is also a member of NAHSE South Florida. She has been married 24 years to Reverend Calvin Hart, Sr. and is the proud mother to Chasity, Ciara and Calvin Hart, Jr. Nicole Thomas, MHA, FACHE Nicole Thomas assumed the role of president of Baptist Healths second-largest hospital, Baptist Medical Center South, in July 2016; she became the point person of a $130 million expansion plan that included no less than a dozen campus projects. During the past year, she has overseen construction of an eight-story patient tower, a 1,300-space parking garage and a four-story, 100,000-square-feet medical office building for physicians and outpatient services which will include a satellite office of Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2017, Baptist South earned reaccreditation from both The Joint Commission and the Society of Chest Pain
Centers and earned re-designation as a Magnet hospital for the second time in five years. It was also named one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics, receiving Truven Healths Everest Award for achieving both the highest current performance and the fastest improvement over five years, an honor given out to only 10 percent of top 100 hospitals for high marks in quality patient care and satisfaction, operational efficiency and financial stability. In 2017, the emergency department rolled out a Fast Track triage process that shortens wait times and increases the speed by which a patient is seen by a physician. The new process was tested to the max last September, when the hospitals emergency department saw approximately 500 patients during Hurricane Irma. Thomas leads a hospital that includes more than 1,200 employees and more than 800 physicians. The 12-year-old facility, which admits more than 17,000 patients a year, is strategically situated in a booming area of Jacksonville that has witnessed an 18 percent population increase in the past 10 years, according to Nielsen research. By 2021, the hospital is expected to serve a surrounding population of more than 265,000 residents, many of whom will be young families. Thomas is one of only a handful of African-American hospital presidents in the state. I feel a great sense of responsibility to serve as a role model for girls and women to follow, said Thomas, who grew up in Houston and graduated magna cum laude from a historically black college in New Orleans before earning a masters degree in health care administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a minority merit scholar and a recipient of an Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management scholarship. Nicole is also a member of NAHSE South Florida. As more women are selected for leadership roles, they will continue to open doors for others to follow. I want women to know that anything is possible. They can blaze trails.
Eva Francis, RN MSN, CCRN, NE-BC Inspirational, Visionary, Compassionate, Adaptable, Collaborative, Accountable are some of the traits that describe Eva Francis. She is a former accomplished healthcare & hospital executive who has successfully transformed organizational culture resulting in improved hospital & departmental efficiency, multiple accreditations, leadership development and other aspect of improved healthcare. Beginning as a registered nurse in her native country of Jamaica, she migrated to the U.S. and completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Florida Atlantic University. Over the years, as a result of her dedicated work and her passion for nursing, she quickly navigated her way to the top, hence becoming a nurse executive and a respected and trusted voice in her field. She has inspired, mentored and trained thousands of healthcare professionals as well as leaders. Eva is an award-winning leader, an author, a professional speaker, and a certified leadership teacher and trainer with The John Maxwell Team. Eva is the Founder of Brilliant Healthcare Training & Consulting, as well as The National Nurse Empowerment &Leadership Organization which is a 5013c3 Organization that inspires, empowers, equip Nurses, Nurse Leaders & Nursing
Students to embrace Healthcare & Nursing Excellence in the Area of Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Eva is the Founder & Host of the Prestigious Annual South Florida Nursing Empowerment Conference where hundreds of Nurses from all across South Florida gather for a time of education, empowerment, inspiration and networking. The National Nurse Empowerment serves to educate our local community in areas such as diabetes, mental health issues and other healthcare conditions. She also hosts a Quarterly Meet & Greet for Nurses in South Florida. Nurse Empowerment has recently launched in Bahamas. Eva Francis is Doctoral Candidate in Leadership and Business Administration. She is a highly motivated individual, very active in community projects and believes that everyone was born with a unique gift that should be used to add values to the lives of others. Eva believes that we all should activate and achieve greater potential in life. Annie Ruth Miles Neasman, MSN, RN Annie Neasman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. (JTCHS), Miami, Florida. JTCHS has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. She directs and manages fourteen comprehensive community sites and forty school-based health facilities. Her multicultural, multilingual staff of 388 individuals serves a diverse clientele of approximately 47,500 individuals who make more than 143,000 visits each
year. Under Ms. Neasmans leadership, the JTCHS strives to provide comprehensive primary health care services, increasing access and improving the quality of life for our diverse community. Ms. Neasman is a graduate of Florida A & M University School of Nursing and the former Deputy Secretary of Health and Chief Public Health Nurse of the Florida Department of Health, Tallahassee, Florida. She has also served as the Executive Administrator of the MiamiDade County Health Department. Ms. Neasman served as President of the Miami Chapter Black Nurses Association for 2007. She is a member of Mount Hermon African Methodist Episcopal Church, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, National Association of Community Health Organizations and others. Annie is also a member of NAHSE South Florida. She has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her career including being Public Health Nurse of the Year by the University of South Florida and most recently, The Community Ambassadors Award from the Diaspora Arts Coalition, Inc., National Association of Community Health Centers Grassroots Advocacy Hall of Fame Award and Miami Chapter Black Nurses Association Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Neasman is the mother of Barry and Beatrice and Grandmother of Miles. Lupe Rivero Lupe Rivero is a 35-year veteran in the health care / health plan industry. She was appointed Vice President, Government and Member Programs at Community Care Plan (formerly SFCCN) in 2007. Previously, she held management positions at Compass
Health Systems, Miami, FL; Horizon Behavioral Services, Inc., Lewisville, TX; Magellan Behavioral Health, Plantation, FL; W2Credentialing, Coral Gables, FL; PsychCare, Inc, Coral Gables, FL; Aetna Health Plan, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and Palm Springs General Hospital, Hialeah, FL. With a reputation for excellence and outstanding performance throughout her career, Lupe was recognized as Employee of the Year during her tenures at Horizon Behavioral Health, Magellan Behavioral Health and Psych Care. She is also listed in Whos Who Women in Business. Lupe received an Associate Degree from Miami Dade Community College. Dr. Carol Biggs, RN, MBA, MSHSA As Chief Nursing Officer at Jackson Health System and the Vice President of Nursing, Dr. Carol Biggs is responsible and accountable for the leadership and direction of patient care throughout the institution for the neonate to the geriatric patient and establishes standards of patient care in a cost effective manner based on the mission, vision, and values of the institution. Her responsibilities include strategic planning, business/new product development,
performance improvement, financial accountability, personnel management, budgeting, referral development and business intelligence. Carol attained her Nursing Degree at Rutgers University in New Jersey and her MBA-HA from the University Of Miami. She received her Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) degree from Nova Southeastern University. She also holds an academic position at Florida International University as an adjunct faculty member at the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Carol is a native of Jamaica. She has worked in several well-known medical facilities such as South Miami Hospital, Cedars Medical Center and Jackson Memorial Hospital. Carol is a consultant and lecturer for various organizations involving health care education. She is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association, and an Associate member of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Claudette Spalding Dr. Spaldings career in healthcare began when she became a registered nurse, after graduating from the University of Miami with a BSN. She started working as a Staff Nurse at a local hospital, and a few years later, joined Jackson Memorial School of Nursing to teach in their nursing program. Dr. Spalding later transitioned to South Miami Health System, to become their Staff Nurse Educator, then Divisional Director, and later their Vice President of Nursing.
Dr. Spalding then joined Barry University, where she had an opportunity to pursue an MSN degree, a Post-Master ARNP, and a PhD. What is special about these accomplishments, is the fact that Dr. Spalding was working a full-time job, was a Faculty member at the university, and had a family to attend to - all, while completing her graduate degrees. Her knowledge of healthcare and work experience, helped her form a student-centric educational approach for teaching nursing students. This approach helped graduate new nurses with more confidence, professionalism, and excellent patient care skills. After working at Barry University for a few years, Dr. Spalding was promoted to Director of the MSN Specialization, then to Associate Dean of the Graduate Program, then Associate Dean of Academic Programs, and later to the DeanDivision of Nursing. As her responsibilities increased, her passion for education and commitment to preparing the next generation of nursing leaders became stronger. She was now heavily involved in leading other educators and creating environments where both students and faculty were nurtured for careers in healthcare. After serving in a leadership capacity at Barry University for 20 years, in 2013 Dr. Spalding accepted the position of Dean of Nursing for West Coast University, Doral. This new opportunity was invigorating - implementing nursing curriculum and hiring faculty to kick off the BSN program was her dream. And just after four years, West Coast University Miami, has grown to over 800 nursing students, with an excellent reputation and outstanding NCLEX pass rate outcomes. Dr. Spalding has been recognized with a Judith Balcerski Award for excellence in nursing research, and a Victoria Schoolcraft Award for excellence in leadership. She has been published under the
title, the connection between Spirituality and Nursing, and has been a keynote speaker addressing, the importance of higher education in nursing. Pamela Manning, ARNP, MSN, AGNP Mrs. Pam Manning dedicated her life to serving others; shes a wife to her husband Michael and a mother to three lovely children (Aron, Alycia & Ian). Pam is a Board Certified Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner and a Masters Degree in Nursing Education. As an entrepreneur, Pam currently owns and operates four profitable companies, two of which successfully launched in 2018. After teaching clinicals to nursing students at Palm Beach State College, Pam became the Academic Coach and Nursing Instructor at Fortis Institute, she wanted to do more. That same year, Pam started NCLEX Mentor and Coach in which she has helped hundreds of students to pass the State Boards. She is also the owner of the online classroom npexams.com to help nurse practitioners in preparation for the certification exams. Pam continues to seek out information and aspiring for more, she returns to school in which she currently seeking to attain a Doctorate Degree in Nursing (DNP). In August of 2018, Pam launch yet another company Legacy Advanced Health which is a primary care office in Coral Springs, Florida to help make healthcare affordable using the Direct Patient Care model regardless of past medical conditions. Her belief
is that with Legacy Advanced Health, she will be able to reduce the number of people developing chronic diseases and help to educate those living with the conditions to better manage their conditions. In November 2018, she launched a not for profit organization known as Escape for Nurses to help provide nurses with self-care training at a two to three-day retreat. Pam's belief is that nurses care daily for patients and then return home to care for the family and most time not having anyone to reciprocate the care they deserve. On the fun side, Pam enjoys traveling to learn about other cultures. Her adventures have taken her to countries like Spain, Greece, and Dubai. Recently, Pam was selected for a spot in the T.V. commercial (Cold Flash) and have appeared on a few radio shows. In Pam's spare time she volunteers at summer camp at Florida Atlantic University training students to be their best in runway, hair, makeup application, voice/diction, interviewing techniques and formal and informal modeling. This March, Pam is taking 20 other nurses to experience the beauty of Dubai. The Jasmin Shirley RISING LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINEES Jasmin Shirley,
MSPH Joining the North Broward Hospital District in 2003, Jasmin acted as the Vice President of Health Systems Development/Ambulatory Services and later appointed Senior Vice President of Community Health Services in 2015. Jasmin has extensive experience in developing and building community partnerships, collaborative planning initiatives, and ensuring optimum delivery of care. Having more than thirty-five years experience in healthcare administration, Jasmin holds numerous leadership positions within health-related committees and community boards. She also serves on the NAHSE South Florida Senior Advisory Council. THE NOMINEES ARE Netonua Reyes, MSN, RN Netonua Reyes currently serves Broward Health Imperial Point in a dual role as chief
Operating Officer and Chief Nursing Officer as part of the hospitals leadership team. She has 22 years of nursing experience in the acute care setting with specialties in both adult and pediatric medicine. Under the leadership of Reyes, she has propelled Broward Health Imperial Point into the 90th percentile for HCAPS for the last 5 months and we are truly excited about the organizations future under her leadership. Prior to joining Broward Health, she served as Director of Nursing at Jackson Health North in Miami, where she oversaw a staff of 120 in the hospitals Emergency Department and managed daily operations to ensure patient safety and quality according to regulatory standards. Prior to that, she served as nurse manager at Homestead Hospital, where she was responsible for a staff of more than 200 in the hospitals Emergency Department and facilitated the implementation of a new care delivery model to support the ED throughput and improve resource management. Reyes has both a masters degree and a bachelors degree in nursing from Nova Southeastern University. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Emergency Nurses Association. Reyes is a native of the island of Antigua and Barbuda and has spent most of her life in the United States, she is the proud mother of two beautiful girls and Glamma of one. Her passion and compassion as a nurse leader makes her an exemplary Leader and her spirit of adventure makes her always The life of the party. Her mantra is
Let All You Do Be Done In Love. Romaine Layne Romaine Layne joined Broward Health Imperial Point as Associate Chief Financial Officer where she manages patient accounting, contracting and expense management as part of the hospitals leadership team. Prior to joining Broward Health, Layne served as controller at North Shore Medical Center, where she was responsible for the hospitals financial operations, production of financial reports, budgeting, forecasting and other financial oversight and subsequently promoted to Chief Financial Officer at Coral Gables. Layne has a masters degree in accounting from Nova Southeastern University and a bachelors degree in accounting and business administration from Florida International University Romaine Kamara Layne as she is fondly called is the proud mommy of a tenacious 8-year-old son. A native of the beautiful island of Jamaica. As the spirit of the island is that of joy and peace Romaine is the epitome of this. She enjoys singing and listening to reggae music. Romaine is kind hearted with a wealth of knowledge and always willing to teach. You will always find smiling which becomes infectious in the office.
Camila Morrison, MS, BSN, RN As a Broward County Resident, healthcare needs for Camila's family took her to Memorial Regional Hospital often. Impressed with their care and culture, Camila joined the Memorial Regional Labor & Delivery team in 2002. Within six months, she was selected to represent OB as 1 of 42 clinicians to spearhead the new Clinical Informatics Department as a Subject Matter Expert, tasked with implementing the first Electronic Health Records (EHR) system. Camila participated in and led special IT projects such as Barcode Med Charting, standardization of the OB Fetal Monitoring System , the Clinical Documentation Steering Committee, and the transition from paper to electronic documentation system wide with Epic. Her passion for utilizing technology to improve the delivery of patient care also impacted the lives of external customers. Through the EEG Remote Access Project, Neurologist are now able to read EEG studies remotely and recommend care sooner, removing travel time to the hospital. Additionally, parents and family members across the country can now see a live video feed of their newborn who is in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, as a result of the NicView Webcam project.
While in graduate school at Florida International University, Camila engaged in extensive research in Telehealth. Intrigued by the uses across the country, she was nominated to be a member of the Memorial Telehealth Governance Committee. In 2016, she graduated with a Master of Science in Health Informatics and Management Systems, and later that year was promoted to Program Manager for the new Telehealth Strategy department. Camila Morrison is an agent of change and in her current role she oversees the development of new Telehealth Programs that will improve patient outcomes, decrease healthcare costs and optimize the patient experience. Camila is also a member of NAHSE South Florida. Tiana Blount, MHA Tiana Blount, MHA, has been named Associate Vice President, Ambulatory Operations, of Broward Health Community Health Services (CHS), which provides high quality, affordable healthcare and is the medical safety net for Broward County resident residing in the northern two-thirds of Broward County. In this role, Tiana provides oversight of CHS, as well as Broward Health Ur-gent Care and Broward Health Weston. Tiana previously served as Director of Operations for Broward Health Weston and Broward Health Urgent Care. She joined Broward Health in 2013 as Director of Operations for Broward Health Physician Group (BHPG). Her most notable
accomplishments at BHPG was the re-education and training of operations managers and coordinators for improved charge reconciliation, orthopedic construction planning for the 3T MRI and the July 2015 opening of the Broward Sheriffs Office clinic. Tiana received her bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration and Longterm Care Administration, as well as her masters degree in Healthcare Administration from The Ohio State University. In addition to all of her professional accomplishments, Tiana serves on the Board of Directors for Broward Regional Health Planning Council. Tiana has been featured in several local publications such as inWESTON and SunSentinel. In addition, She is also a member of NAHSE and served as a panelist at the Career Development event where she engaged students and early careerists about her journey as a healthcare leader. Shirelle Shipman, MBA, LSSGB Shirelle Shipman is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Health Services Administration with minors in Health Sciences and Health Information Management. She received a Masters of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Shirelle became a member of
The Black Female Development Circle, Inc. (BFDC) in 2005 at UCF. During her time at UCF she held positions as Membership Chair, Assistant Director and Director. She is also a past National Collegiate Representative on the National Board. Through BFDC, Shirelle has made everlasting friendships and connections with all types of women. BFDC has truly been a major part of her life. Shirelle also serves on the board of the Urban League of Broward County Young Professionals Network as the Vice President of Operations. Embarking on new journeys, Shirelle has been recently appointed Senior Business Operations Manager of Pediatrics at the University of Miami. In previous roles, she worked at Prestige Health Choice as a Provider Relations Representative, Community Outreach Manager and Manager of Provider Quality (HEDIS) Outreach. Her passion for healthcare has proven aid in her continued growth and development. Community advocacy, leadership, self-development and health awareness are her passions and she continues to work toward leaving a legacy that helps others. She remains actively involved in the community by contributing to various service organizations and enjoys mentoring women and girls. Shirelle is married to Rayford Shipman. She is the oldest of 3 brothers and 3 sisters and continues to be their role model. THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS