Ms. Jacobowitz has been very involved in community and institution-specific health prevention, promotion and treatment activities as a paid professional and volunteer advocate for numerous diseases. Her bachelor’s degree is in Political Science from the State University System in Stony Brook, NY and her Masters in Science degree is in Public Health with a concentration in Administration and Planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Over the past 30+ years residing in Florida, Ms. Jacobowitz has been the Planning and Development Coordinator for Hospice By The Sea (4 years); Director of Planning at the PBC Health and Human Services Planning Association (4 years); Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Health Council (15 years); and is currently the Health Services Administration Program Chair at Keiser University in West Palm Beach (4 years to date)
Ms. Jacobowitz was appointed to the Advisory Committee on Health and Human Services to the PBC Board of County Commissioners over 20 years ago and held the Chair position twice to date; was the 2010-2011 Chair of the Florida Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes; appointed by Attorney General Bob Butterworth to the Board of Trustees of the Palm Healthcare Foundation at its inception and re-appointed to the same Board in April of 2010; assisted Judge Deborah Pucillo in the development of the Domestic Violence Council of PBC; and has been a Trustee of numerous Health and Social Services agencies.
Heavily involved in the design and funding of services for People Living with HIV/AIDS, Ms. Jacobowitz was recognized in 1995 with a Certificate of Award by the Board of County Commissioners for the establishment of the HIV Services Planning Council. In 2007, Ms. Jacobowitz was awarded the Heroes in HIV/AIDS by the Redemptive Life Church on World AIDS Day and the PHF’s Healthcare Workforce Partnership’s Commitment to Community Award.
Ms. Jacobowitz is currently the Secretary of the PHF Board of Trustees and the Chair of the Responsive Grants Subcommittee. In addition, she held the position of Chair of the Community Investment Committee for twelve years and is a member of the Executive Committee.
She resides in Royal Palm Beach with her husband, Irwin, son Joshua and dog, Gomez.