For Immediate Release
March 19, 2024
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(BPRW) Jessie Trice Community Health System welcomes their new Corporate Leader

-Ryan Hawkins selected as President & CEO-

(Black PR Wire) Miami, Fla. – Highly regarded and recognized as one of the preeminent federally qualified community health care centers in the nation, the Board of Directors at Jessie Trice Community Health System (JTCHS) have selected Ryan Hawkins as their new President and Chief Executive Officer. 

Hawkins, who recently began his first day on the job, has replaced Annie R. Neasman, who has officially retired, after having the position for over 20 years.

“We are absolutely thrilled to have the leadership, skillset, and caliber of Mr. Hawkins to serve as our CEO at this critically important time in the healthcare industry,” said Irene Taylor-Wooten, JTCHS Board Chair.  “I, along with the entire board, know that Ryan is not only fully capable, but is a seasoned and experienced healthcare executive who is acutely aware of our needs, and can develop a firm foundation to ensure our stability and growth.   He determined to take us to the next level in our quest to provide quality and affordable support and service to our customers.” 

Prior to this position, Ryan served as Chief Operating Officer at Jackson North Medical Center. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Miami; a Master of Social Work and Master of Public Administration degrees from Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Florida A&M University. 

Mr. Ryan Hawkins is a highly regarded and well-respected health system administrator and government executive, with over 16 years of experience in the field.

“It is truly an honor and a privilege to have been selected for this position,” says Mr. Ryan Hawkins. “This is an established and exceptional institution, and my goals are focused to continue to build on its valuable reputation, expand its services throughout the communities we serve, and increase our clientele and team members which will enable us to strengthen our services and grow and reach our communities throughout the surrounding areas with effectiveness and efficiency.”

About Jessie Trice Community Health System

The Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc. is one of Miami-Dade County’s preeminent federally qualified community health care centers, governed by a remarkably dedicated Board of Directors (51% of which are users of the medical and dental services) and a diverse, incredibly talented, committed family of providers and staff. The 1st Federally Qualified Health Center in the state and 5th in the nation, Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc., is a Florida 501 (c) 3, not-for-profit organization that has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967. JTCHS served its first patients from a trailer. Now, more than fifty (50) years after its founding, JTCHS owns and operates eleven (11) Comprehensive Primary Care centers, a 40 bed Women’s Residential Center for substance use, and are located in two (2) universities and forty (40) school-based health suites.

JTCHS knows and specializes in comprehensive health, offering a myriad of services to improve the health of the community. This includes: dentistry, family medicine, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, behavioral health, transportation, healthy start, obstetric & gynecological care, school-based health, community health promotions, health & wellness center, pediatrics, pharmacy, and ancillary services. For more information on the Jessie Trice Community Health System, call 305-637-6400 or visit

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