The Jackson Board has returned to its traditional name – PHT – following a two-year assignment, which helped lead Miami-Dade’s public health system out of a crisis. Sharpton was unanimously elected as the new chairman during the organizational meeting.
“I am proud to be chosen as chairman,” he said. “The Jackson board is committed to promoting a future of successful growth, while holding fast to our proud legacy of delivering a single, high standard of care to everyone in Miami-Dade County.”
The PHT was created in 1973 by the Board of County Commissioners as an independent volunteer governing body to provide leadership and oversight for the health system
The other newly elected PHT officers are Joe Arriola, vice chairman, Mojdeh Khaghan, treasurer, and Irene Lipof, secretary. Each served on the FRT.
The seven-member board currently has one vacancy due to the recent resignation of Stephen Nuell. As chairman, Sharpton, or his designee, will head a selection committee to fill that seat.
A native of Louisiana, Sharpton has been a resident of Miami-Dade County since 1979. He is a graduate of Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.
Sharpton brings substantial experience in accounting and business consulting to the board helm. He is a certified public accountant and also holds the distinguished designation of Accredited in Business Valuation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is recognized as a valuation and economic damages expert throughout the state.
He is president/CEO and managing partner of Sharpton, Brunson & Company, P. A., a premier South Florida accounting and consulting firm. He heads the company’s consulting and litigation support practices. Before starting his firm in 1984, he worked as a consultant at Price Waterhouse.
Sharpton is affiliated with numerous professional and civic organizations including the Orange Bowl Committee, Leadership Florida, the Family Christian Association of America, the Urban League of Greater Miami and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, among others.
His volunteer work includes serving as a trustee at his church, New Birth Baptist. He also works with the Liberty City Optimist Club and is involved with numerous fundraising efforts for charitable organizations. Sharpton is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha and Sigma Pi Phi fraternities, and the New Providence Lodge #365.