FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The YMCA of South Florida, at Pembroke Pines (YMCA) announces its appointment of Anne Arvizu, PharmD, FASCP, PCC, as Chairperson of its Board of Directors. Anne was supported by the Board in a unanimous vote on Sept 3, promoting her in office from Vice Chair to Chair.

From left to right: Gilbert Garcia (Executive Director), Anne Arvizu (Chair), Ryan Smith (Vice President Ops) and Jake Steger (Chief Operating Officer)

The YMCA is an organization that promises to strengthen the community. The Y is a leading nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

“We are very excited to have Anne commit to lead the Board. Anne is respected globally as an organizational design and optimization expert. Her service over the past two years as board member and Vice Chair have been exemplary.  During her tenure, she pioneered the creation and standardization of our Board Governance materials, which have now been used as an example for other mission Y’s across our South Florida association. She also helped lead the Board through multiple times of transition and has most recently laid a foundation with her new board by working with me to craft approved charts of work for each of our revamped committees,” Says Mr. Gilbert Garcia, Executive Director of the YMCA of South Florida, Pembroke Pines.

Dr. Arvizu has served on multiple board of directors and notable national and international charitable organizations volunteering her time, talent and treasure to strengthen her local and professional communities. She spent a 2-year term as Secretary/Treasurer for the American Medical Writers Association, and currently also serves with the DIA as a Program Committee Member, Track Chair and speaker for their major events.

“We believe Anne will help expand the mission of the Y to greater heights and I look forward to partnering with her in our area,” says Mr. Ryan Smith, AVP, YMCA South Florida. Within her first 30 days as Chair, Anne appointed her new executive committee and the committee also received a unanimous vote. These esteemed community leaders include, David Wagner, CEO, Kindred Hospitals and Board Chair Emeritus and Chair, Executive Committee; Jim Tobin, Senior Consultant, Konica Minolta and Board Chair Emeritus and Vice Chair Executive Committee; Freddy Escalona, Region Vice President, Wells Fargo and Board Vice Chair; Terry Smallhorne, Vice President, Strategic Procurement, MDLive and Chair, Brand & Cause Committee; Carole Delorme, Community Advocate and Vice Chair, Brand and Cause Committee; Paul Perez, Vice President, 1Touch and Chair, Philanthropy and Resource Committee.

“I’m grateful for our executive team and all our esteemed board members,” Says Anne. “We have key leaders from multiple industries at the table and have plans to expand our board membership demographic to reach areas of untapped potential, so that we become known as a training center for leadership, advocates for drowning prevention, and a unifying force for positive change in the member communities we serve, of Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Davie, Southwest Ranches, Cooper City, Miami Lakes, Miami Gardens, Hialeah, and beyond.”

About Anne Arvizu

Anne has more than 20 years of clinical research and medical affairs experience in the Biotech/Pharma industry, and she is a sought after expert in Global Medical Affairs Operations and Global Medical Information capabilities build. Anne is the CEO and founder of RxER Communications Corp, and Corecentryx, Inc. Her clients have included, Pfizer, Shire, Alnylam, Opko, Merck, and multiple other Fortune 500 clients.

Dr. Arvizu, earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, A Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy from University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Villanova University. Anne spent her high school and college years as a staff member, Lifeguard, Lifeguard Manager and Special Needs Swim Instructor at the Upper Main Line YMCA in PA and is ‘in her element’ at our YMCAs in South Florida living our Mind, Body, Spirit approach to wellness.

This past year, the Pembroke Pines YMCA Family Center provided over $466,000 in financial assistance and scholarships that enabled over 5,000 kids, families, adults and seniors in the greater Pembroke Pines community to be part of the Y. The Pembroke Pines YMCA believes strongly in its values and promise to strengthen communities.

For additional information or to donate, please visit the Y’s website:

https://ymcasouthflorida.org/donate/

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