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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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Health Foundation Elects Officers To Board Of Directors

Health Foundation of South Florida recently re-elected Thao M.P. Tran, M.D., M.P.H. as chairwoman along with J. Everett Wilson, Esq. as Vice Chairman and elected Melida Akiti, LCSW as Secretary of the 2018 Board of Directors. The Board leads the largest philanthropy dedicated to improving health in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, with a focus on vulnerable populations.

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Activating Anchor Institutions to Build Thriving Communities in South Florida

As part of Health Foundation of South Florida’s Community Building and Economic Prosperity Initiative, the Foundation, in partnership with Citi Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, recently held a “ Activating Anchor Institutions to Build Thriving Communities on South Florida” forum with key community leaders. Photos and meeting materials are available here.

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These school lunches are farm to table

“Specials from our garden,” read the sandwich board in the lunch line at Lake Stevens Elementary’s cafeteria. Students lined up for a salad listed as Romaine lettuce on the menu, but it included fragrant Okinawa spinach and cranberry hibiscus, beet-red leaves that taste of citrusy cranberries. And the baked chicken featured Caribbean thyme.

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