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Dr. Stephanie S Thomas, DHSc, MPA

Board Member

With a healthy dose of tenacity, compassion, commitment, ingenuity, dedication, integrity, and a love for family and community, Stephanie Thomas brings a wealth of experience to just about any role. A seasoned public sector professional with nearly two decades of service, Stephanie is the embodiment of infectious selflessness. It is no surprise then that this dedicated public servant is ready to fight for her district, making a choice to serve the community in which she was born and raised—and still lives today, in the same house.

A proud Haitian-American whose parents migrated from Haiti in the 1960s, Stephanie recounts her childhood with a palpable fondness. She especially relishes memories of family outings to the historic Gesu Roman Catholic Church as well as her tenure at Edison Elementary School, Morningside Elementary School, Nautilus Middle School, and Miami Beach Senior High School. An avid learner, Stephanie went on to earn her Associates’ Degree in Pharmacy from Miami-Dade College, a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management, as well as a Master’s in Health Informatics & Managements Systems from Florida International University, and a Master’s degrees concentrating in Public Administration from the University of Miami. But she’s not done. A mother of two young adults, Stephanie was conferred with her Doctorate in Health Sciences (DHSc) degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School.

It’s little wonder she finds herself eager to use her experiences as a public servant for over 20 years, mother, volunteer, and healthcare professional. Her public service includes:
City of North Miami
• Community Planning & Development
• Deputy City Clerk
• Business Tax Receipt Manager, CBTO
• Constituent Services Coordinator, (Mayor & Council)
Affiliations, Memberships & Volunteerism
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sority, Inc., (AKA), Pi Delta Omega Chapter
• American Planning Association (APA)
• American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) South Florida Chapter
• American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
• Florida Bar Association Health Law Section
• Florida Bioethics Network (FBN)
• Haitian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF)
• Health Council of South Florida (HCSF)
• Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
• International Institute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC)
• National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), South Florida Chapter,
Board Member, Historian
• Pi Alpha Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs & Administration, University of Miami Chapter

“I think it’s time to invoke Gandhi. It’s time for me to STEP up and ‘be the change.’”—
Stephanie Thomas

Needless to say, Stephanie draws on her name in her commitment to the community, choosing to STEP in and STEP out to ensure its safety, development, and prosperity