Healthcare Visionary Annie Neasman Celebrates Retirement

Celebrating a visionary's career and launching a new training & research annex

A Neasman retirement 2024 04 430wThe Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS) and the Jessie Trice Community Health Foundation (JTCHF) will hold an event later this month 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.

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 a solid and distinguished career in public service with a focus on serving underserved communities in Florida. She held various healthcare leadership roles, including as the former Deputy Secretary of Health/Chief Public Health Nurse for the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) in Tallahassee. Additionally, she served as the Deputy District Administrator for FDOH, covering Miami-Dade and Monroe County, and as the Administrator for the Department of Nursing in Jackson Memorial Hospital System.

In addition to her professional experience, she is well-known for her commitment, passion, and advocacy on state and local levels. As a longtime advocate for improved healthcare outcomes in Florida’s underserved population, she serves on various boards, including the Florida Community Loan Fund and the Florida Association of Community Health Centers. She is a former board member of the Miami Children Initiative and served as the former President of the National Black Nurses Association – Miami Chapter.

Ms. Neasman's invaluable impact as a healthcare leader and advocate has garnered her numerous awards and recognition on national, statewide, and local levels. She has been inducted into prestigious halls of fame, such as the Grassroots Hall of Fame for the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) and the Huron Hall of Fame. A graduate of Florida A&M University School of Nursing in Tallahassee, Ms. Neasman holds a master's degree in adult education from Florida International University. She is a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and actively participates in the Mount Hermon African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Through her dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment, Ms. Neasman has made a significant impact on the healthcare industry and the lives of underserved communities. Her unwavering support to serve those in need positions her as a true leader in the healthcare field and in life. Her legacy will continue to inspire and drive positive change in the years to come.

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 healthcare providers to launch the Annie R. Neasman Training and Research Annex.

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. For more information on sponsorship opportunities and to help fund and support the Annie R. Neasman Training and Research Annex, visit

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.

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.

Florida Community Loan Fund worked with Jessie Trice Community Health System on the Miami Gardens clinic location by providing New Markets Tax Credit Allocation. In addition, Annie Neasman has been a volunteer Board and Committee member of FCLF for many years.

For additional information:
April 3, 2024, Black PR Wire's April Power Profiler: Annie Neasman, RN, M.S. (BPRW)

April 5, 2024, Jessie Trice Community Health System to Host Retirement Celebration for Ms. Annie R. Neasman on April 27 (BPRW)

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