Paula Anderson-Worts, D.O., M.P.H.
Paula Anderson-Worts, DO, is a board-certified family physician and associate professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. During her undergraduate training at the University of Miami, she majored in biology and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 1988. Some of the awards she received during her undergraduate training include the Golden Drum Scholarship and Who's Who Among College and Universities. During her medical school, she received the Chancellor's Scholarship and the NSU/COM Chapter of Student National Medical Association (SNNM) Leadership Award.
Dr. Anderson-Worts is a prolific contributor to community service. She is committed to educate and empower people in minority communities to take an active role in their own health. Over the years she has participated in numerous local health fairs and medical mission trips. In January 2000, Dr. Anderson-Worts participated in a medical mission to serve the impoverished people in Guatemala. In June 2000, she coordinated a mission to Haiti. Similarly, she organized twenty medical mission trips to Jamaica, serving over 65,000 patients since 2001.
In recognition for her accomplishments, dedication, and commitment to health education, she was nominated for the Ernest A Lynton Award for Professional Service and Academic Outreach. For her years of community service she was honored with the Millennium Mover’s Shaker Award in March 2003, the Partners For Women “ International Women’s Day” Recognition Award in 2005 and the International Health Initiatives, Inc. Caring Soul Award in 2006. Gold Humanism Award in 2010.
Michelle C. Powell, D.O., M.P.H.
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.
Her professional mission in life is to be an agent of change that will increase and positively impact the level of health education in communities everywhere. To this end, Dr. Powell regularly speaks to clubs, schools and organizations concerning health education, disease prevention as well as personal development and empowerment.
Tanya Milhomme Simmons, Esq.
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.
Fluent in Creole and Spanish she established her practice in North Miami Beach and specializes in the field of worker’s compensation. As an advocate, Mrs. Milhomme-Simmons assists, educates and protects the rights of the injured worker while focusing on their health and recovery. Prior to attaining her law degree Mrs. Milhomme-Simmons proudly served in the United States Air Force where she was a distinguished graduate. Mrs. Milhomme Simmons received an Honorable discharge.
Anita Petteway-Tyler, M.D.
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.
Dr. Petteway-Tyler is also a public speaker and often speaks at local churches, schools, and community group meetings about preventive medicine. She has received many awards including Greater Love Full Gospel Church "Influential Woman in the South Florida Community", North Miami Beach City Commissioners' recognition as "Impressive Women of North Miami Beach" providing significant medical contribution to woman and children and Network Miami Magazine's "One of the 25 Most Prominent and Successful Black Business Women in South Florida."
Currently, she serves on the corporate board of the Family Christian Association of America (FCAA). She also is a founding board member of Women of H.O.P.E. (Health Occupations Promoting Education), Inc. Formerly, she served on the board of the Dade County Medical Association. Dr. Petteway-Tyler is a clinical professor at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine in the department of Internal Medicine. She also serves as a clinical preceptor for first year medical students from NOVA Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has also served as an attending physician for Internal Medicine residents at both Mount Sinai Medical Center and Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach. Dr. Petteway-Tyler is a member of New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International, the James Wilson Bridges, M.D. Medical Society, the Florida Medical Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. She received her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1993 after graduating summa cum laude from Florida A&M University with a bachelor degree in biology.
Her practice's motto is "hand in hand, changing lives, one patient at a time." Dr. Petteway-Tyler knows that her labor is not in vain when she hears a patient say he can go on another day or when she receives a hug from a patient who states "thank God for you." She believes that she is called and gifted with the purpose of serving mankind by helping each person to live his best life.
Heather McClymont, CPA
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.
Currently Vice President of Finance for a global South Florida company, Heather manages all aspects of finance and accounting for that company. Heather is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and holds a Masters and Bachelors of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Heather has been Treasurer of Women of H.O.P.E. since 2009 and has been involved as a volunteer and project coordinator for Project Rose Garden, a project of Women of H.O.P.E. medical mission trip projects.
Corlette DeVeaux, MBA
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.
Her motto is Caring, Serving and Enjoying Life Daily. In all aspects of her life, Corlette’s focus is to provide for the needs of others, having a special love for the young and elderly. Corlette has had a career working in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years. She has served in leadership roles and most recently as Senior Director of Marketing & Customer Service for a bio-technology organization. In 2014, she was elected Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 .
Luzan Phillipotts, D.O., M.P.H.