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Thursday Sep. 01, 2016
Commissioner Joel Gustafson Resigns After Six Years on the North Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners

Fort Lauderdale, FL -- Commissioner Joel Gustafson announced he is resigning from the North Broward Hospital District (NBHD) board of commissioners. Gustafson has served a total of six years on the board and made this announcement at the August 31, 2016 public board meeting.

"It's been wonderful to be a part of Broward Health for the past six years,” Gustafson said. “I will always remember the amazing people that made our hospital one of the best in the nation, along with the incredible contributions made to our local community. Although I am resigning from my position, I will always remain in close contact with Broward Health.” 

“We’d like to thank Commissioner Gustafson for all of his time, effort and contributions to Broward Health over the years,” said Broward Health Interim President/CEO Pauline Grant. “Joel has always been a steady hand and a respected voice and we sincerely thank him for making our community stronger. We will miss him dearly and wish him all the best.”

A 46-year resident of Broward County, Commissioner Gustafson has actively participated in the community both civically and professionally.  Formerly, he was Chair of the Broward Alliance, a Board Member of the Florida Chamber, Co-Chair of the Host Committee of two Super Bowls and one Breeder’s Cup and he served on the Orange Bowl Committee.  He is currently a Board Member of Henderson Mental Health Center. 

Commissioner Gustafson is a retired attorney in Fort Lauderdale. Prior to retirement, he was with the firm Holland and Knight, LLP. He served as District Director to U.S. Representative E. Clay Shaw, Jr., from 2002 to 2007.  Prior to his position with the U.S. Congress, he was appointed to the Florida Commission on Ethics by four separate Governors between 1978 and 2004. In 1974, he received a presidential appointment to the National Highway Safety Advisory Committee to the U.S. Department of Transportation. He was a Florida State Representative from 1967 to 1972.


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