Barbara Sharief

Experience and Leadership

Barbara Sharief History

Barbara Sharief

Professional Experience

  • South Florida Pediatric Homecare, Inc., Founder and CEO, 2001-Present (Adult and Pediatric Home Care)

Dr. Barbara Sharief receives her Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), Wilkes University, 2017
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Florida International University, 2000
  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Certification, Florida International University, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Florida International University, 1996
  • Associate of Science Degree (AS), Nursing, Miami-Dade Community College, 1994
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Graduate, 1992
  • North Miami Senior High School, Graduate, 1989

Barbara Sharief is sworn in for her 2nd term as Mayor

Public Service

  • Broward County Commissioner, 2010-Present; Mayor, 2013 and 2016; Vice Mayor, 2012 and 2015
  • Miramar City Commissioner, 2009-2010; Vice Mayor 2010
  • National Association of Counties (NACo), 2009-Present
    • Large Urban County Caucus, Member, 2010-Present
    • Health Steering Committee, 2017-2020
    • Membership Standing Committee, 2017-2018Medicaid and Indigent Care Subcommittee, Chair, 2016-2017
    • International Economic Development Task Force, 2016-2017
  • Florida Association of Counties (FAC), Member, 2009-Present
    • Executive Committee, President, 2015; President-Elect 2014; 1st Vice President 2014
    • Board of Directors, 2013-Present
    • Enterprise Committee, 2013-2014
    • Finance & Audit Committee, 2014-2017
    • Legislative Executive Committee, 2013-2018; President-Elect 2016
    • Education Committee:
      • ICG Board of Directors, 2019-Present
      • FCF Board of Directors, 2017-2019
      • Torchbearer, 2014-2018
      • Advanced County Commissioner Program (ACC) Alumni
      • Certified County Commissioner Program (CCC) Alumni
    • Policy Committees:
      • Federal Committee, 2017-Present
      • COVID-19 Ad Hoc Committee, 2020-Present
      • Urban Caucus 2018-2019
      • Constitution Revision Steering Committee, 2016-2017; Chair 2016
      • Health & Human Services Committee, 2011-2013; Chair 2012; Vice-Chair, 2011
      • Health Steering Committee, 2017-2020; Vice-Chair 2017-2019; Long Term Care Subcommittee, Vice-Chair, 2019-2020
  • Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Board Member, 2009-Present
  • Value Adjustment Board (VAB) of Broward County, Board Member, 2011-Present; Chair, 2016-2017 and 2019-Present

Current and Former Community Services

  • Miramar-Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce, Member; Government Affairs Committee, Member
  • Minority Women Business Enterprises
  • Urban League of Broward County
  • Homeless Initiative Partnership, Board Member
  • National Democratic County Officials (NDCO), Member
  • Caribbean American Democratic Club, Member
  • Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Member
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • Fort Lauderdale (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

Barbara Sharief receives the Woman of Distinction Award from the March of Dimes


  • Broward Women Making History Award, 2020
  • Florida Association of Counties, Presidential Award, 2018 and 2017
  • United Nations Association of the USA, Global Partnership Award, 2018
  • March of Dimes Woman of Distinction Award, 2017
  • Small County Coalition, Outstanding Leader Award, 2016
  • Davie Community Worship Center, Inc. Distinguished Recognition Award, 2014
  • African American Achievers Business & Entrepreneurism Honoree, 2014
  • Legacy Honors: Most Powerful Black Professionals in Business & Industry, 2014
  • Florida Association of Counties, Presidential Advocacy Award, 2013
  • Broward County Business & Professional Women’s Network Professional Award, 2013


  • Native Floridian; Born in Miami Beach
  • Three Children: Amanda, Alyssa, and Hailey
  • 49 years old

Some of Barbara’s accomplishments include:

  • Completion of the Pembroke Road overpass off Miramar Parkway and Pines Boulevard
  • Fought for the I-95 Express Bus from Miramar to Miami
  • Spearheaded the “Broward Means Business” initiative to increase the number of small businesses
  • Spearheaded the free Business Loan Seminar Series to educate potential small business owners about State loan programs that benefit small businesses
  • Secured $3 million in funding for the completion of the Miramar Pineland Nature Park
  • Worked on the E911 dispatch Consolidated Regional System for faster emergency response times
  • Stopped red light camera companies from utilizing county infrastructure to issue tickets to residents
  • Used her healthcare experience to save taxpayers $33 million in unfunded mandates

As County Commissioner, Barbara has focused on numerous issues including: 

  • Reducing homelessness
  • Prevention of foreclosures
  • Small business assistance
  • Neighborhood revitalization
  • Tourism
  • Advocating for affordable healthcare
  • Advocating for clean drinking water
  • Advocating for Veterans