TEDxFSCJ Adventure: Access to Care

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FSCJ Deerwood Center

Performance Theatre—G1709

9911 Old Baymeadows Road

Jacksonville, FL 32256

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Access to quality healthcare shouldn’t be a luxury.

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However, in the U.S. the wealth-health gap is increasing––forcing many to choose between medications and food. Despite having the highest per capita health expenditures of all developed nations, the U.S. has slipped to the lowest rankings in health outcomes and equity.

Join TEDxFSCJ as we explore what these trends mean for our local community. Our expert panelists will discuss healthcare access challenges across the First Coast, the work being done to address healthcare inequity, and local healthcare resources for those in need.

Speakers include:

• Terrie Andrews, Ph.D., Behavioral Health System Administrator, Baptist Health

• Carol Jenkins Neil, Ph.D., Professor of Nursing, FSCJ, and President, First Coast Black Nurses Association

• Melanie Patz, Vice President of Community Investment and Impact, Baptist Health

• Mobeen Rathore, M.D., Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville

• Shannon Shea, M.D., M.P.H., Pediatrician, Agape Community Health Center

Hosting the discussion will be FSCJ Associate Dean of Nursing Joan Boyd and FSCJ Bachelor of Science in Nursing student Larissa Mayer.

The salon will be held Thursday, November 7, 6-8:30 p.m. at the FSCJ Deerwood Center.

Speakers

Terrie Andrews

Terrie W. Andrews, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist with a background in business operations and development. A Florida State University graduate, Dr. Andrews began her career at Baptist Health as an outpatient psychologist specializing in psychological testing and psychotherapy services for children and adults. In 2015, Dr. Andrews became the Director of Outpatient Services for Behavioral Health. She held that role until accepting her current job as Baptist’s System Administrator for Behavioral Health––a position where she is directly responsible for all health functions in Northeast Florida’s largest healthcare system.

Carol Jenkins Neil

Carol Jenkins Neil, Ph.D., RN, is President of the First Coast Black Nurses Association and a professor of nursing at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ). Under her leadership FSCJ hosted its first Health Disparities Summit. Dr. Neil has served in various leadership roles including: co-leader of the Diversity Council for the Florida Action Coalition, founder of Friends of Adult Day Services, former CEO of Hope Adult Day Services, and nominations committee member of the National League of Nursing. Dr. Neil is also the recipient of numerous accolades such as the President’s award at FSCJ and the Great 100 Nurses award.

Melanie Patz

Melanie Patz’s career is rooted in community development. Her past work with the United Way, the Hubbard House, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals is now followed by her community outreach as Baptist Health’s Vice President of Community Investment and Impact. In this role, Ms. Patz directs the development of the Community Health Needs Assessment in collaboration with Brooks Rehabilitation, Mayo Clinic Florida, St. Vincent’s Health System, and UF Health Jacksonville. Additionally, Ms. Patz addresses each of Baptist Health’s hospitals’ needs and works with Baptist Health’s Social Responsibility Board Committee to improve wellness throughout Northeast Florida.

Mobeen Rathore

Through his extensive humanitarian outreach and medical expertise, Mobeen Rathore, M.D. has served our local community for over 25 years. Currently, Dr. Rathore is a professor and associate chair of Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine—Jacksonville, Division Chief for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, and Director of the UF Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education, and Service (UF CARES). Additionally, Dr. Rathore co-founded MASS (Muslim American Social Services), Inc., one of the largest free clinics in the area. He is also an active member of community organizations such as Leadership Jacksonville, the Islamic Center of Northeast Florida, and OneJax.

Shannon Shea

Jacksonville native, Dr. Shannon Shea, M.D., earned her medical degree and master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She then completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco as part of the Pediatrics Leadership for the Underserved (PLUS) program. After residency, Dr. Shea spent five years with the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative’s Global Health Corps in Mwanza, Tanzania, caring for infants, children, and adolescents exposed to and infected with HIV. She returned to Jacksonville in 2017 and joined Agape Community Health Center and Jacksonville Pediatric Associates.

Hosts

Joan Boyd

Joan Boyd RN, MSN, MBA/HCA, is the Interim Associate Dean of Nursing at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ). While at FSCJ, Ms. Boyd has been a full-time nursing professor, adviser to the future healthcare student association, and a member of several department and college-wide committees––including the curriculum and service leaning committee and the continuing contract committee. Prior to joining FSCJ, Ms. Boyd combined both her experience and education to serve the medical field in diverse capacities and across various medical specialties. An RN since 1992, Ms. Boyd has also been a nursing manager, a house nursing supervisor, and she has worked in ICU, NICU, and oncology units.

Larissa Mayer

After graduating with honors from the Associates of Nursing Program at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ), Ms. Larissa Mayer matriculated into FSCJ’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. Outside of her studies, Ms. Mayer serves as a talent grant awardee for TEDxFSCJ and as a laboratory assistant for FSCJ’s Deerwood Center teaching labs. Ms. Mayer also mentors future nursing students, is an active member of NSNA, volunteers with her son’s baseball team, and has volunteered for the OHSA competition––a high health competition for students interested in pursuing health fields after high school. She is also a member of TRIO, a club for health programs at FSCJ.

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FSCJ Deerwood Center

Performance Theatre—G1709

9911 Old Baymeadows Road

Jacksonville, FL 32256

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