Darryl K. Sharpton selected to chair Public Health Trust

Darryl K. Sharpton selected to chair Public Health Trust
Darryl K. Sharpton selected to chair Public Health Trust

Darryl K. Sharpton, CPA/ABV was selected to serve as chair of the Public Health Trust Board of Trustees (PHT) at its organizational meeting on June 3. This follows a two-year commitment as vice chair of the Financial Recovery Board (FRB).

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. Darryl Sharpton was unanimously elected as the new chair 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.”

Anative 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 helm of the board. He is president/CEO and managing partner of Sharpton , Brunson & Company, PA, a premier South Florida a c counting 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 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.

In 2001, Sharpton was appointed by then Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) and Metropolitan Planning Organization and served on those boards for six years. During his tenure at MDX, he was elected chair of the board in 2003 and served four consecutive terms as chair through 2007.

Sharpton is affiliated with numerous professional and civic organizations including the Orange Bowl Committee, Leadership Florida, Family Christian Association of America, Urban League of Greater Miami and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, among others.

His dedication to the community is evidenced by his volunteer work with his church, New Birth Baptist, where he serves as trustee. 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.

The other newly elected officers of the Public Health Trust are Joe Arriola, vice chair; Mojdeh Khaghan, treasurer, and Irene Lipof, secretary. Each served on the Financial Recovery Board. The sevenmember board currently has one vacancy due to the recent resignation of Stephen Nuell. Sharpton, or his designee, will head a selection committee to fill that seat.

The PHT Board of Trustees provides leadership and oversight for the health system. The PHT was created in 1973 by the county commission as an independent volunteer governing body concerned with the county’s most vital integrated healthcare resource, Jackson Health System.

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