For Immediate Release
April 05, 2024
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Toni Thompson, Jessie Trice CHS
Bernadette Morris, Sonshine Communications

(BPRW) Jessie Trice Community Health System to Host Retirement Celebration for Ms. Annie R. Neasman on April 27

The event highlights the icon’s legacy of service in the healthcare field, and much more!

(Black PR Wire) MIAMI, FL – The Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS) and the Jessie Trice Community Health Foundation (JTCHF) will be “Celebrating a Legacy of Service” on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 5 - 11 PM at the Mandarin Oriental, Miami, located at 500 Brickell Key Drive in Miami, Florida. Mark your calendars to celebrate a remarkable journey of dedication and service, as the Jessie Trice Community Health System bids farewell to the remarkable career of its beloved President & CEO, Annie R. Neasman, RN, M.S.

“We invite the community to join us for a grand celebration,” said Irene Taylor-Wooten, the JTCHS Board Chair. Ms. Neasman leaves behind an indelible legacy as a healthcare leader and we are thrilled to celebrate her incredible legacy of service,” she added.

The Icon’s Reputation

Annie R. Neasman, RN, M.S., is a visionary healthcare leader who has dedicated herself to a lifelong commitment to improving healthcare access and outcomes for underserved communities.  Ms. Neasman has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in public service with a focus on serving the underserved communities of Florida. She has served in several healthcare leadership roles, including the former Deputy Secretary of Health/Chief Public Health Nurse for the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Tallahassee. She was also the Deputy District Administrator for FDOH serving Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, and she was the Administrator for the Department of Nursing at Jackson Memorial Hospital System. Most recently, Ms. Neasman is the former President/CEO of Jessie Trice Community Health System.

With over 40 years in the healthcare service industry, Ms. Neasman has played a pivotal role in developing public health programs and initiatives that address health disparities and promote better health outcomes. She and the Jessie Trice Community Health Foundation have partnered with health care providers to launch the Annie R. Neasman Training and Research Annex.

The Retirement Celebration

The Celebration of Annie Neasman’s Legacy of Service, which takes place on April 27, 2024, will serve to recognize her many achievements and successes in the health care industry over the past four decades. The Celebration event will also share the exciting news of the Annie R. Neasman Training and Research Annex. The Emcee for the event will be Jawan Strader, an Emmy® award-winning journalist and one of South Florida’s most recognizable news figures. Strader co-anchors NBC6 news, weeknights at 5pm and 6pm alongside NBC6 anchor Jackie Nespral and at 11pm with NBC6 anchor Trina Robinson. He also hosts Voices with Jawan Strader, community affairs show dedicated to the black community and the disenfranchised. Highlights of the event will include speeches and presentations by JTCHS board members and staff, a slideshow of memories, presentations of thoughtful gifts and a career scrapbook, and much more. General admission tickets to the event are $200 per person. To purchase tickets, visit

The Building Dedication

The Retirement celebration will serve as the platform for launching the Annie R. Neasman Training and Research Annex Campaign. The mission of the Annie R. Neasman Training and Research Annex is to bring together the components of training medical professionals in community healthcare, and to focus the fields of medical research and community advocacy for the advancement of healthcare in underserved communities.  Healthcare disparities and the lack of health equity are often most striking in many low-income communities. It is believed that the training of medical professionals to work in community healthcare facilities, conducting research with a focus on the diverse ethnic and cultural makeup of low income and underserved communities, and working together in concert with advocacy for these underrepresented populations will produce positive outcomes towards the goal of achieving health equity for all persons.  The Annie R. Neasman Training and Research Annex will serve as a vital tool to close this gap and serve to connect those in the medical profession with the essential tools needed to support the concerns of this community in a culturally relevant, safe and feasible manner.

Sponsorship opportunities are available! For more information on sponsorship opportunities and to help fund and support the Annie R. Neasman Training and Research Annex, visit or email Media interested in learning more and planning to attend are encouraged to contact Bernadette Morris with Sonshine Communications at

About Jessie Trice Community Health System

The Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. (JTCHS) is one of Miami-Dade County’s preeminent federally qualified community health care centers, governed by a remarkably dedicated Board of Directors (51% of which are users of the medical and dental services) and a diverse, incredibly talented, committed family of providers and staff. The 1st Federally Qualified Health Center in the state and 5th in the nation, Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc., is a Florida 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit organization that has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967.

JTCHS knows and specializes in comprehensive health, offering a myriad of services to improve the health of the community. This includes: dentistry, family medicine, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, transportation, pharmacy, healthy start, obstetric & gynecological care, school-based health, community health promotions, health & wellness center, pediatrics, and ancillary services. For more information on the Jessie Trice Community Health System, call 305-637-6400 or visit In addition, to stay connected with news and information about their services and facilities, follow Jessie Trice Community Health System on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @JessieTriceCHS.

About the Jessie Trice Community Health Foundation, Inc.

Jessie Trice Community Health Foundation, Inc. (JTCHF), is a not-for profit 501 c 3 organization organized in 1985 to promote the provision of medical care, treatment and health education to the general public and to support Jessie Trice Community Health System’s initiatives to reach the underserved and uninsured population. For more information, visit

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