Applications are being accepted to fill six vacancies on the Board of Trustees of the Public Health Trust of Miami-Dade County, the governing body for the Jackson Health System.

 The system has been reeling for some time now under the weight of extensive operation losses that threaten its viability and survival.

“Finding qualified applicants for the PHT is imperative to return Jackson Health System to a sustainable level,” said Joe A. Martinez, chairman of the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners and the Public Health Trust Nominating Committee.

“The right person is one willing to dedicate the time needed to find appropriate solutions and bring Jackson’s financial management system up to par with its superb medical care,” Martinez said.

Application forms may be obtained from the County Executive Office, Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., 29th Floor, Miami, or online at 

Applications must be submitted with a current resume or curriculum vitae to Diane Collins, Division Chief, Clerk of the Board, at 111 NW First St., Suite 17-202, Miami, FL 33128; by e-mail to; or by fax  to 305-375-2484.  

Application forms must be received or postmarked no later than 4 p.m., Monday, April 18, to be considered. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure delivery of the application by calling the Clerk of the Board at 305-375-1652. 

The Miami-Dade County Commission, upon recommendation of the Public Health Trust Nominating Council, will make the appointments to the Board of Trustees. Trustees serve without compensation for staggered terms of three years.