Three leaders in the community join the Board of Trustees at Doctors Hospital of Sarasota. Sarasota Area President of Florida's United Way Suncoast, Mireya Eavey; Venice orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Michael Jaquith; and Florida State University Medical Student Alexandra Johnston are the three newest members of the board. They will help guide and advise the leadership team at Doctors Hospital.

As the Sarasota Area President of Florida's United Way Suncoast, Mireya Eavey works to help break the cycle of poverty and help children and families succeed. She is also the executive director of CareerEdge Funders Collaborative, an organization that connects funders, educators, employers and community-based organizations. The goal is to educate, train, employ and promote local employees.

Dr. Michael H. Jaquith opened his office in Venice in 1985. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the founding president of the Catholic Physicians Guild of the Diocese of Venice. For years he received The Venice Gondolier's People's Choice Award as the top orthopedic surgeon in the Venice area.

Alexandra "Alex" Johnston is a student at Florida State University's College of Medicine. She has served on the executive board of FSU's Undergraduate Chapter of the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA). During her time with AMWA, she volunteered at both hospitals and a camp for impoverished children, and spent time on a U.S. warship in the Pacific Ocean. She received the Navy Health Professions Scholarship to serve in the U.S. Navy as a physician.

"Through their professional and personal lives Mireya Eavey, Dr. Michael Jaquith and Alex Johnston demonstrate great commitment to making our community better. I look forward to working with them and our entire board as we bring exceptional and personalized care to our area," said Robert Meade, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Sarasota.

Mireya Eavey

Dr. Michael Jaquith

Alexandra Johnston