Annie Neasman is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jessie Trice Community Health Center, Inc. (JTCHS), Miami, Florida. She directs and manages 14 comprehensive community sites which include a 40- bed Women’s Residential Center for substance use as well as 40 school-based health facilities. Her multicultural, multilingual staff of over 380 individual s serves a diverse clientele of approximately 47,000 individuals who make more than 180,000 visits each year. With 54 sites within central and northern Miami-Dade County, JTCHS under Ms. Neasman’s leadership strives to provide comprehensive primary health care services, increased access and to improving the quality of life for our diverse community. JTCHS has been serving the communities of Miami-Dade County since 1967.
As a result of the quality care provided during Ms. Neasman’s tenure, JTCHS has been visited by various individuals interested in the health and welfare of the Miami- Dade County Community, ie. HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, First- Lady, Michele Obama, Vice-President Joe Biden and many others who were able to witness first hand the excellence service provided by the organization.
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 Miami-Dade County Health Department where she was one of the individuals responsible for the recovery of the community after Hurricane Andrew. Ms. Neasman worked in the Jackson Memorial Health System where she specialized in her early career working in cardiology. She along with others published articles related to cardiology. 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. 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 Ambassador’s 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.