“Research improves services and treatments for the present as well as the future. It builds capacity to serve more patients and provides new services. Improving patient outcomes while addressing health disparities provides a means for building a foundation on which to grow.”

Annie R. Neasman

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 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.

To help fund and support the Annie R. Neasman Training and Research Annex, the Jessie Trice Community Health Foundation is seeking partners to join us in this commitment to provide the necessary resources for this momentous endeavor. Together, we know that we can make a tremendous impact in the lives and welfare of women, men, children, and families in need. Thank you – in advance – for joining us on this journey.