Barbara H. Jacobowitz
June 25, 1958 – July 7, 2019
Barbara H. Jacobowitz, 61, of Royal Palm Beach, Florida passed away Sunday, July 7, 2019. Barbara was born June 25, 1958 in Brooklyn, New York to Selwyn and Leona Kurta. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years, Dr. Irwin Jacobowitz; daughter, Melissa Jacobowitz; son Joshua Jacobowitz; sister Pamela (Paul) Bierman; nieces Jacqueline and Haley Bierman. Barbara has been very involved in community and institution-specific health prevention, promotion and treatment activities as a professional and volunteer advocate for numerous diseases. Her bachelor’s degree is in Political Science from the State University System in Stony Brook, New York and her Master of Science degree is in Public Health, with a concentration in Administration and Planning from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Over the past 30+ years residing in Florida, Barbara has been the Planning and Development Coordinator for Hospice By The Sea; Director of Planning at the Palm Beach County Health and Human Services Planning Association; Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Health Council for 15 years; and currently serves as the Health Services Administration University Department Chair at Keiser University. Barbara is a founding member of the Palm Beach County Diabetes Coalition and currently serves as the Chair on the Diabetes Coalition Board of Directors, and Chair of the Data and Resources Committee. She was the 2010-2011 Chair of the Florida Alliance for the Prevention and Treatment of Diabetes. She also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Palm Healthcare Foundation, where she currently is the Secretary of the Board, and had been a member of the Community Investment Committee for seventeen years. Barbara is a 2018 Heroes in Medicine awardee and has served over 30 years as a member and past Chair of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on Health and Human Services for the Palm Beach County Commission. Funeral Services and Burial will be held 2:30pm, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at IJ MORRIS AT STAR OF DAVID CEMETERY OF THE PALM BEACHES, 9321 Memorial Park Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33412 561-627-2277. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be offered to the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County www.diabetescoalitionpbc.org
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