Board also announces newest Directors Dr. Susan Baker and Patrick Martin

November 21, 2022 – Miami Jewish Health announces its 2022-2023 Board of Directors, as John Richard was elected Chairman of the Board – succeeding Jeffrey Rittenberg – and Ronald Fieldstone was named Vice Chairman. In addition, the Board also welcomes new Directors Dr. Susan Baker and Patrick Martin.

“John’s dedicated service and deep experience guiding community-focused organizations will be a tremendous benefit to our Board under his leadership,” said Jeffrey Freimark, president and CEO, Miami Jewish Health. “With the evolving healthcare landscape, John and our Board are focused on expanding Miami Jewish Health’s ability to offer accessible, leading healthy aging care to South Florida’s diverse population.”

Prior to his installation as Chairman, John Richard has served on Miami Jewish Health’s board for the past 12 years. He previously served as President and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County. During his tenure, the Arsht Center sparked downtown Miami’s cultural transformation, while also earning national and local recognition for its innovative offerings and community-focused programs. Previously, Richard was the Executive Vice President and COO at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC).

“Having the opportunity to work with a distinguished group of Directors and help guide the growth of such an integral organization like Miami Jewish Health is a great honor,” said Richard. “Whether pulling on our Board’s experience in healthcare, real estate, or community enrichment and relations, we all share in the goal to make sure Miami Jewish Health’s legacy and service to South Floridians remains strong.”

  • New Vice Chairman Ronald Fieldstone is currently a partner at Saul Ewing LLC. Fieldstone is widely recognized as one of the State’s top real estate attorneys, with deep expertise in commercial real estate and land-use and development law.
  • Dr. Susan Baker is the Director of Laboratories for North Shore Medical Center and Florida Medical Center. She offers the board more than 35 years of healthcare experience, working in various hospital and care settings.
  • Patrick Martin is currently a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins. For more than two decades he has been employment and labor law litigator. He is also a current member of the Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center and former director of the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce.

In addition, John Richard and the Board would also like to thank Jane Kahn Jacobs (19 years) and Carol Lang (7 years) for their dedicated committed service to Miami Jewish Health, as they recently retired from the Board.

Miami Jewish Health’s Board of Directors provides strategic oversight and advises the organization as it strengthens its position as a leading source of healthy aging through its innovative continuum of care. The 10-member board also works closely with the Miami Jewish Health Foundation and its Chairman, Jay Solowsky, to assist in their philanthropic and fundraising efforts to support visionary clinical care and enrichment programs.

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About Miami Jewish Health

Miami Jewish Health is one of the largest healthcare, residential, and community health care service providers in the southeast dedicated to aging adults. Our visionary approach to healthy aging is grounded in our EmpathiCare℠ philosophy and the devotion of our more than 1,000 team members. Serving clients and residents for more than 80 years, Miami Jewish Health offers a continuum of care that helps them live life better. The 20+-acre main campus located in Miami, provides services that include short-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation, a state-of-the-art dialysis center in partnership with DaVita, a 32-bed hospital, an ambulatory health clinic, an inpatient hospice unit in partnership with AccentCare, home health services, and independent, assisted, and long-term care residential options.


Specialty services include a memory and research institute specializing in the treatment and support of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurocognitive disorders. We also have the largest Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in Florida, with locations throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.