HEALTH FOUNDATION OF SOUTH FLORIDA NAMES NEW POLICY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR

Health Foundation of South Florida, the largest philanthropy dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, has named Natalie K. Castellanos, JD as Director, Policy and Public Affairs.  In this new position, she will work closely with Health Foundation’s Vice President of Operations and Strategy Dr. Janisse Schoepp in various capacities including advancing an advocacy agenda as well as informing and engaging with community stakeholders on key policy issues impacting the health of vulnerable, low- to moderate-income South Floridians.

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Last Week To Take Action and Submit Public Comment Opposing Immigration Rule Change

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) 60-day comment period on the proposed immigration rule “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” to expand the range of health-related programs that can be designated “public charge” ends next Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11:59 pm EST. As the proposed policy change is inconsistent with the values of Health Foundation of South Florida, we have been working with community partners to ensure voices are heard in opposition to the proposed rule.

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Interactive Map Showing Miami-Dade Voter Turnout by Precinct

Have you ever wondered how many of your neighbors vote? This map, developed by Health Foundation of South Florida, shows how many of your neighbors cast a ballot in the last midterm election. With only days left until Election Day, and with early voting already in effect, it’s anticipated be one of the highest turnouts for a midterm election – especially among young voters. In the last midterm election in 2014, Miami-Dade County had about 1.4 million registered voters, but only an average of 41% of those voters actually exercised their voting rights.

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City of Miami Gardens Receives $3.4 million Grant to Combat Chronic Disease

The City of Miami Garden’s Live Healthy Miami Gardens (LHMG) Initiative, has been awarded a grant from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Health Promotion Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program. The grant provides funding to improve health, prevent chronic diseases and reduce health disparities in Miami Gardens.

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South Florida Leaders Reject ‘Public Charge’ Policy That Denies Green Cards For Welfare Recipients

Several Miami-Dade County commissioners and immigration advocates protested Monday the Trump administration's proposed policy change that would deny green cards to welfare recipients. "This new rule is forcing legal immigrants to make an impossible choice between following the process to permanent residency and providing for their families," said Commissioner Eileen Higgins, whose district includes Little Havana, during a press conference.

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HEALTH FOUNDATION ELECTS DIONNE E. WONG TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Health Foundation of South Florida announced the election of Dionne E. Wong to its Board of Directors. The board leads the largest philanthropy dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Ms. Wong, a Senior Human Resources Executive and employment and labor attorney, has extensive experience in representing and leading transformational human resources programs and compliance for large complex public and private organizations, including hospital and health care companies, governmental agencies, public education, and Fortune 500 Companies.

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HEALTH FOUNDATION ELECTS RYAN K. STUMPHAUZER, ESQ. TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Health Foundation of South Florida announced the election of Ryan K. Stumphauzer to its Board of Directors. The board leads the largest philanthropy dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Ryan K. Stumphauzer, a founding partner with the firm Stumphauzer & Sloman, is an attorney recognized for defending government investigations, handling complex civil litigation, and conducting internal investigations, with a focus on the health care industry.

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HEALTH FOUNDATION PROMOTES JANISSE SCHOEPP, PH.D. TO VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS AND STRATEGY

Health Foundation of South Florida, the largest philanthropy dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, announced the promotion of Janisse Schoepp, Ph.D. to Vice President of Operations and Strategy. Dr. Schoepp, who joined the Foundation in 2004, will ensure that the Foundation is well positioned to achieve its strategic goals through enhancing operational efficiency and profitability as well as identifies and leads an impact investment strategy focused on revenue generation.

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HEALTH FOUNDATION ELECTS BOB DICKINSON TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Health Foundation of South Florida announced the election of Bob Dickinson to its Board of Directors. The board leads the largest philanthropy dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Bob Dickinson held positions with Ford Motor Company, RCA and Carnival Cruise Lines where he was president & CEO, the highest-ranking executive at the world’s largest cruise operator, prior to retiring in 2007. Dickinson is Chairman Emeritus of Camillus House and is a trustee for St. Thomas University.

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HEALTH FOUNDATION ELECTS DOROTHY TERRELL TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Health Foundation of South Florida announced the election of Dorothy Terrell to its Board of Directors. The board leads the largest philanthropy dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties. Dorothy Terrell is the founder and managing partner of FirstCap Advisors, a venture capital and advisory services firm committed to helping innovative technology companies move successfully through the critical early stages of product and business development.

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