Archive for “December, 2015”

State Approves New Jackson West Hospital

Great news for our clients, Jackson Health System, and all the residents of western Miami-Dade County as the Agency for Health Care Administration announces preliminary approval for a new Jackson West hospital to be built in the city of Doral.

We are proud of our work in representing Jackson Health System in the community and the success of our public engagement efforts throughout the county. Influence Communications team members meet with community leaders, civic activists, and members of the media to ensure our client’s message is communicated effectively.

Read more about Jackson West in The Miami Herald.

Learn what Influence Communications can do to best communicate your message. Call us today at  (305) 741-3051.

Influence Communications Vice President joins The Education Fund Board

edfundHelena Poleo, Vice President of Influence Communications, has joined the board of The Education Fund, whose mission is to provide private sector leadership and support for innovation in public education. Over 30 years, The Education Fund has raised more than $46 million for Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

” The team at Influence Communications feels passionately about giving back to our community. I am honored to serve on the board of The Education Fund and make a difference in a subject so near to my heart such as education in our public schools,” said Poleo.

Founded in 1985 with a grant from the Ford Foundation, The Education Fund acts on the belief that the health of Miami-Dade County begins with the quality of its public schools. By preparing and inspiring public school leaders and teachers, we impact student achievement and parent participation. By maximizing student potential, particularly for children living in poverty, we raise hopes and improve families’ futures. Our initiatives leverage private-sector investments and galvanize awareness of critical issues in public education. Our mission is to maximize students’ potential, ensure they each graduate, and provide each one with opportunities for success. Our programs benefit all schools, teachers and students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

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Helena also serves as a mentor of high school girls in Women of Tomorrow, and is a founding member of the Young Professionals Board of the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science.