U.S. Senate candidates Val Demings and Marco Rubio headline Legacy’s annual Healthcare issues. Issues promote vitality, wellness, and Black excellence in healthcare delivery and execution.

U.S. Senate candidates Val Demings and Marco Rubio headline Legacy’s annual Healthcare issues 

Issues promote vitality, wellness, and Black excellence in healthcare delivery and execution 

Legacy Miami and South Florida Magazine’s issues are distributed in the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel, respectively. The new issues arrive on newsstands on Wednesday, October 19. 

Hollywood, Fla. (October 17, 2022) – According to various government data, Black Americans contend with the most significant healthcare disparities while being among the nation’s most underserved patients. To reverse these trends, M•I•A MEDIA GROUP LLC, publisher of Legacy Miami and Legacy South Florida, the premier publications for South Florida’s Black influencers and affluencers, is committed to presenting best wellness practices and service-oriented practitioners in its annual Healthcare issues. The issues feature exclusive healthcare commentary from Florida’s U.S. Senate candidates U.S. Representative Val Demings and U.S. Senator Marco 

Rubio. Additionally, the content-rich editions showcase a husband and wife duo of orthopedic surgeons and executives leading some of the region’s largest healthcare systems. Legacy Miami and South Florida Magazine’s issues are distributed in the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel, respectively. The issues, which arrive on newsstands Wednesday, October 19, also introduce this year’s listing of South Florida’sTop Black Healthcare Professionals. 

“In this issue, we celebrate South Florida’s Top Black Healthcare Professionals. This year’s honorees run the gamut and have demonstrated a commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare and helping increase our community’s quality of life,” said Russell Motley, Legacy’s Associate Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief. “If you happen to meet our honorees, thank them for their service. Better yet, consider utilizing their expertise as they represent the best in the industry.” 

The magazines’ pages are packed with insightful content reflecting the best industry practices and profile executives at the top of their professional powers. Readers can discover how Dr. Deborah George is using her position as executive vice president of the Jessie Trice Community Health System to increase access to quality dental care. Or, learn how pharmacist Dr. Aisha Wilder is now prescribing what she calls optimal care for patients behind bars. Miami-Dade County School Board Member Dr. Steve Gallon, III is challenging our community to get back to work regarding the education of our children. Legacy remains the publication of record for professionals seeking to elevate their professional, career, business, and lifestyle ambitions. 

Introducing South Florida’s Top Black Healthcare Professionals of 2022: 

Simore Afamefuna Robinson, PharmD, CPh, Director of Pharmacy, Kindred Hospital – The Palm Beaches 

Shanreka Armstrong, Provider Network Specialist II, 

Sunshine Health – Centene Corporation 

Tysharra Belfon, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, Belfon Health & Aesthetics

Balkys Bivins, Ph.D., APRN, Founder and CEO, 

Monumental Health Partners/Monumental Health Partners, LLC 

Dr. Shaquan Chambliss-Huggins, Ph.D., DNP, DBAM, APRN, FNP-C, Director of Population Health and Integrative Services, Community Health of South FL, Inc.

Brian E. Coleman, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgeon, Atlantis Orthopaedics

Lynn Dilworth, Director of Marketing, Broward Health 

Karethy Edwards, DrPH, FNP-BC, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer, FAU/Northwest Community Health Center Alliance Community Health 

Suzanne Ffolkes, M.A., Assistant Dean for Strategic Affairs, Inclusivity, and Community Engagement, Florida Atlantic University College of Nursing 

● Geden C. Franck, M.D., M.S., Sports Medicine Physician, Memorial Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Center 

Safiya George, Ph.D., APRN-BC, FAANP, FNAP, Dean and Professor, Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing – Florida Atlantic University 

● Deborah George, EVP/Chief Dental Officer, Jessie Trice Community Health System 

Luanda Grazette, M.D., M.P.H., FACC, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine 

● Margot Jobson, DDS, Pediatric Dentist, Phanord & Associates, P.A.

● Tamara John, M.D., Orthopaedic Han,d and Upper Extremity Surgeon TJ Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery PLLC 

Sylvia Sloane Jones, DNP, MSN, APRN, RNC-MNN, Manager of the Nurse Residency Programs, Broward Health 

Allecia Lawrence-Leiba, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Clinical Nurse Educator and Clinical Nurse Education Coordinator, Jackson Memorial Hospital 

Kojo Marfo, M.D., Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon, Comprehensive Spine Center 

Monica Mizell, RN, BSN, MSN, MHA, Vice President, and Chief Nursing Officer, Community Health of South Florida, Inc. (CHI) 

Dr. J’Quyra Moncur-Blue, Chiropractic Physician, 

Entertainment And Sports Chiropractic Medicine, 

● Kathia Murray, PA-C, Physician Assistant, Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health 

● Rozalyn Paschal-Thomas, M.D., Medical Director,Rozalyn H. Paschal M.D. P.A.

● Dr. Gordon Perue, Stroke Neurologist, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

● Howard Pratt, D.O., Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Medical Director of Behavioral Health Services, Community Health of South Florida Inc. 

● Marcia P Rattray, R.N., Registered Nurse, Boca Raton Regional Hospital

● Dr. Jeff Rocker, Celebrity Therapist, Rocker Health 

Patricia Rowe-King, M.D., FAAP, Designated Institutional Official, Graduate Medical Education Program – Broward Health 

● Stephanie Maisonneuve, MSN, RN, Nurse Leader, Jackson Health System

● Toni Thompson, Director, Jessie Trice Community Health System

● Dr. Cecelia Tilerin, DNP, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner/CEO, Bodytek Fitness Pembroke Pines 

Marc Trajan, MBA, FACHE, Regional Vice President of Operations, Integrated Dermatology 

Karen Weller, Assistant Community Health Nursing Director, 

Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County 

● Dr. Aisha Wilder, RPh, CPh, Pharmacy Manager, Jackson Health System

● Dr. Chanadra Young Whiting, MPH/MHSA, CHES, Undergraduate Chair, and Clinical Associate Professor / Health Services Administration, Florida International University 

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