Women of Health Occupations Promoting Education, (H.O.P.E.), was the brain child of the late Mrs. Lori Allen Jones. She was inspired to bring women in health professional fields together to discuss ways to motivate minority communities to develop healthier lifestyle practices. The six founding members included 3 physicians; Paula Anderson-Worts, Anita Petteway, and Michelle Powell, two pharmaceutical representatives; Corlette Deveaux and Lori Jones and a podiatrist; Alison Tomlinson. The first event organized by the Women of H.O.P.E. was a health fair impacting over 500 people. The health fair took place on February 25, 2001 at New Birth Baptist Church in North Miami, Florida. The event was a huge success and stimulated the organization of other health fairs, mission trips, health education, and medical outreach. In memory of Lori Allen Jones the organization was incorporated as a Florida not-for-profit corporation in November 2004 and received 501(c) 3 tax exempt status in November 2008.
Women of H.O.P.E., is a group of professional women who believe that there are communities that lack many of the appropriate resources to gain better health care. The areas that suffer the most are indigent minority communities.
The Women of H.O.P.E. is a spiritual based organization that believes that spiritual healing coexists with physical health. The body is the temple that houses the Holy Spirit and when we abuse or neglect this temple we allow sickness and disease to breakdown a part of our foundation. The vision of this organization is to develop programs that promote health education and inspire minority communities to take charge of their health.
OUR MAIN GOALS
1 Target minority church populations.
2 Identify populations at risk.
3 Provide activities, suggestions, and ideas for implementing health education programs.
4 Create a coalition of motivated healthcare professionals to provide education and health services to the minority communities.
5 Provide education to create culturally sensitive healthcare providers.
6 Develop, support, and empower health ministries in minority churches.
Our mission at Women of H.O.P.E. is to empower, develop and provide health education programs and services worldwide to underserved minority communities, to improve their quality of life.
Dr. Paula Anderson-Worts is a family medicine doctor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Anderson-Worts accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 70 doctors at Broward Health Medical Center who specialize in Family Medicine.
Dr. Luzan Phillpotts is a Family Physician, who obtained her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU/COM) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Phillpotts completed a residency in Family Medicine at Broward Health Medical Center. She continued on to receive additional specialized training in Preventive Medicine with the Palm Beach County Health Department, and obtained her Master of Public Health from Nova Southeastern University (NSU).
Tanya Milhomme Simmons, Esq., is a Christian Attorney. In 1997 she received her Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University. Mrs. Milhomme-Simmons was admitted to the bar in 1999, granting her privileges to practice law in Florida State and Federal Courts. As an advocate, Mrs. Milhomme-Simmons assists, educates and protects the rights of the injured worker while focusing on their health and recovery.
Corlette DeVeaux is the founder of A Joyful Heart Senior Services, an organization that focuses on providing compassionate care and services for seniors.
She is involved in her community in a number of capacities and volunteers for a number of organizations. She is a member of Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Weston, The Alzheimer’s Association and Broward Coalition on Aging, just to name a few.
Since 1999, Dr. Petteway-Tyler has been a solo practitioner specializing Internal Medicine. Previously, she worked in a group practice with Primary Care Physicians' Group. In her current practice in North Miami Beach, she provides preventive and primary care services along with the treatment of chronic illnesses to those sixteen years old and older.
Heather McClymont is a well-established finance and accounting professional in South Florida. Her work has been instrumental in managing operating change initiatives, establishing processes, conducting budgeting and forecasting, and other financial practices to drive the ongoing health and success of public, privately-held and non-profit organizations in South Florida.
Dr. Michelle C. Powell is a Board Certified Family Physician. She received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Masters of Public Health Degrees from Nova Southeastern University and a Health Policy Fellowship at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Powell is the owner and operator of Powell Health Solutions, Corporation, a health and wellness center in North Miami Beach Florida. She is a health designer and motivational speaker.
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