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Michelle Boggs Named President of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation


Michelle Boggs has been appointed president of Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, the fundraising arm of Nicklaus Children's Health System. In this role, Ms. Boggs will oversee operations of the foundation, which raises funds to support the work of the nonprofit Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the region’s leading pediatric specialty hospital.

"Michelle has demonstrated her leadership and commitment to the foundation's mission to support world-class pediatric care for the patients and families of Nicklaus Children's Hospital. We are pleased that she will lead our foundation as we strive to create an even greater impact in the lives of the patients we serve," said Dr. Narendra M. Kini, CEO of Nicklaus Children's Health System.

Ms. Boggs joined the health system in 2018 as executive director for Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, assuming responsibility for community relations, stewardship, annual giving and donor relations.

Before joining the foundation, Ms. Boggs served for 12 years in various leadership roles with the American Heart Association. Most recently, she served as National Market Development Director charged with consulting to top markets across the country with revenue goals totaling 800 million.

Ms. Boggs was also the executive director for the American Heart Association in Miami-Dade and Broward county, leading with the responsibility of developing high-performing teams committed to understanding and achieving health, philanthropic and volunteerism goals.

Michelle graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in English. She is a member of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami and serves as a mentor for Take Stock in Children.

About Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Foundation (NCHF) is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. "Funding World-Class Care" and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care, NCHF, now a part of the Nicklaus Children’s Health System, has helped the 309-bed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists.

About Nicklaus Children's Health System

Nicklaus Children's Health System (NCHS) is the parent organization of Nicklaus Children's Hospital, South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children. The 309-bed nonprofit hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, was founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International and is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. The health system also includes Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation, the organization's 501c3 fundraising arm; a network of nonprofit outpatient centers and urgent care centers situated in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties; Nicklaus Children's Pediatric Specialists, a nonprofit physician practice subsidiary; and an ambulatory surgery center. NCHS is the region's only healthcare system exclusively for children.