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ABOUT ME

Dr Nadia Assad

WHERE I COME FROM

Dr. Assad Nadia

I have a true passion and history of service to my community, and my career and life have centered around public service. I bridge the gap between cultures and other diverse factors by focusing on common dreams of the community such as improved education, increased economic growth, and an overall improvement in our environment. These dreams are interwoven throughout my personal and professional life. 

I attended Miami-Dade College, Rock-Hurst University Broward College, and Liberty University. I hold degrees in Nursing and Healthcare Administration. Additionally, I hold certifications in Business Management, Cultural Diversity, Community Relations and Education, Depression and Anxiety Treatment in youth, Mental Health Ambassador, Art Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner and a Doctorate in Counseling.

I have served as a Health care Administrator for several Mental Health Institutions, as a Constituent Service Representative for the City of North Miami Mayor and Council Office, as an Administrative Assistant with the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department, as Manager for the Clinical and Forensic Institute, and currently serves as a Job Coach and Community Liaison for the Broward County School District.

 As a business owner, I am also actively involved in the business and economic interests of the community. After working for the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce for two years, I was asked to serve on the Economic Development, Constituent Services, and Public Safety Committee. In this capacity, I connected with various stakeholders to collectively educate the community, and increase the economic growth and the overall safety of the community. In addition to my volunteerism, my ability to speak 3 other languages French, Spanish, and Creole has been a great asset in educating the community. I hosted and/or participated in several educational Radio shows, TV Shows, Podcasts, Workshops, and symposiums. The subject matters included Voter’s Education, Census, Mental Health Awareness, Family and Youth Empowerment, and Human Trafficking.

As a result of my passion for public service, I provided thousands of hours of community service and inspired others to do the same. Examples of my community service and engagement include, but are not limited to the following: 

  • Haitian–American Chamber of Commerce – Director of Outreach Community Relations 

  • Lauderhill Police Department Volunteer Program (Citizen Police Academy) Youth   Program Speaker and Special Projects. 

  • Lauderhill Fire Rescue CERT Team -Volunteer Team Member. 

  • FLIC - Citizenship Drive Coordinator and Translator 

  • Look Through My Eyes Foundation (Visually Impaired Foundation /Beep Base Ball Team) - Advisory Board Committee 

  • Kiwanis of Lauderhill – President

  • Parkway Middle School of Art – Mentor 

  • National Council of Negro Women – Civic Engagement Committee Chair. 

  • National Congress of Black Women- Member 

  • Hdpac – (Haitian Diaspora Political Action Committee) State Director of Florida.

  • ODIHA- (Office De La Diaspora Haitienne) Board of Director.

  • BAJI (Black Alliance for Just Immigration) - Translator 

 

 

My dedication and commitment to the community has earned me several awards. These awards include the following: 

  • 2016 - Life Saver Recognition Award - The Bayview Center Community for Mental Health. 

  • 2017 - Special Recognition Award for Community Services - Fom Sové Production Outreach. 

  • 2018 - City of Lauderhill Tribute to Women’s Prestigious Award - Vice Mayor Berger. 

  • 2019 - Mom of Impact Leader Award - The Colas Cancer Foundation and the Community Health and Empowerment Network. 

  • The 2019 Adrienne Collier Ford Award. 

  • 2020 - D.T.B.W.E Community Leader of Excellence Award. 

  • 2020 - Making the Difference Mentorship Award - Parkway Middle School of Arts  

  • 2020 - African American Achievers Award – The Jim Moran Foundation 

  • 2021- Trailblazer Award Lauderhill Haitian American and Greater South Florida Communities. 

  • 2021- Making the Difference Mentorship Award - Parkway Middle School of Arts  

  • 2022 - Making the Difference Mentorship Award - Parkway Middle School of Arts  

  • 2022 - The International Women’s Month Award – The Prosperity Social Community Development Group Inc., 

  • 2023 - Making the Difference Mentorship Award - Parkway Middle School of Arts 

  • 2023 - The 2023 - Prestigious Elite Award Recognition  for Community Advocacy

 

I have also earned the endorsement of many during my run for City of Lauderhill Commission Seat # 3 in the November 2020 Elections. 

  • The Metro Broward Professional Fire Fighters, and Paramedics District Two Lauderhill.  

  • The International Association of Fire Fighters - Local 3080.  

  • Mayor Howard Berger.  

  • Broward Social Network.  

  • Dr Antoine Thurston. 

  • The Ruth's List of Florida.  

 

I have honed my years in business and community service.  I have the experience, skills, and drive to get things done. I have gained valuable experience in a full spectrum of issues affecting residents and businesses in the community. I am driven by the needs of the community. One of my favorite quotes is “The fruit of love is service, which is compassion in action” and my Mantra is “Together We Can” From Mother Theresa, which is my nickname, “Mother Theresa”. 

CAMPAIGN PLATFORM

Nadia's campaign is focused on bringing positive change to Lauderhill. She is committed to improving the quality of life for all residents and ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed. Nadia's platform includes improving public safety, promoting economic growth, and investing in education. She also plans to work closely with community leaders and organizations to address the needs of the community.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

Nadia for Lauderhill: A Better Future

Nadia's mission is to create a better future for Lauderhill. She believes that by working together, we can make our community stronger and more prosperous. Nadia is committed to promoting equality and opportunity for all residents, regardless of their background or circumstances. She believes that Lauderhill has the potential to be a model city and is dedicated to making that vision a reality.

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