Lauderhill, Fla. – The Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC) has announced that Dr. Sharetta Remikie has joined the staff as the first chief Equity and Community Engagement officer.

Dr. Remikie began in her new post on Oct. 18. The newly created position replaces what was previously the chief communications officer, that was held by Sandra Bernard-Bastien, who retired Sept. 30.

Remikie, most recently the director of Maternal Child Health at March of Dimes, holds a doctorate degree in Education, with her dissertation exploring pregnancy or infant loss among African American women in Broward County.


For more than 30 years, Remikie has used her various professional roles and community activism to tackle the cause of health equity as a social justice issue. Her journey has included national trainer and motivational speaker on race, diversity and women issues.

For much of her professional and volunteer career, she has worked to ensure that marginalized women have happy and healthy pregnancies as well as healthy birth outcomes.

In her new role, Remikie will oversee the CSC’s training and capacity building programs, as well as its communications and community engagement efforts, helping to ensure that tenets of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) are applied in matters of distribution of resources, information, access, and engagement in support of the children and families of Broward.

“I look forward to working for an organization that is known and respected, not only in Broward, but statewide and across the nation, for its ability to positively impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of children and families,” said Remikie.

“This is a pivotal moment in history, as we recognize the multigenerational impact of structural racism and work to dismantle its toxic effects while building a better Broward and a better world together.”


Among her many achievements, Remikie was inducted into the Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2016 and is a member of the Delta Eta Zeta chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

The Children’s Services Council of Broward County is an independent taxing authority established by a public referendum to provide the leadership, advocacy and resources necessary to enhance children’s lives.

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