The Town Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (“TSNDC”) – a nonprofit organization created to foster development of Miami’s emerging Arsht Center neighborhood – is proud to announce two new members to its board of directors: Aaron Podhurst and Nelson L. Adams, M.D.
“Dr. Adams and Mr. Podhurst offer their expertise as long-standing advocates for thoughtful, attractive development in the area. Together with the other community leaders on the Board, they will help to create an even stronger synergy with stakeholders as we collectively continue to work toward the development of a vibrant neighborhood supportive of what has become Miami’s cultural entertainment heart,” said Armando Codina, chair of TSNDC.
A renowned trial lawyer for more than 40 years, Aaron Podhurst chairs the Miami Art Museum Board of Directors and has been an instrumental force in the continued development of the Museum’s new home and the area surrounding. His career has brought him many honors, including presidencies of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and The Florida Justice Association, fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and membership in the Board of Governors of American Association for Justice. Podhurst devotes countless hours to community service, including the presidency of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and membership in many other civic organizations. He is the recipient of the National Conference for Community and Justice Award, the 1999 Jurisprudence Award from the Anti-Defamation League, and the 2010 recipient of the “Legal Legends” award presented by the 111th Judicial Circuit Historical Society and the Historical Museum of South Florida.
Dr. Nelson L. Adams is the chairman of the board of the St. John Community Development Corporation, which focuses on the revitalization of the Overtown Community. Adams is a native of Miami and has practiced Obstetrics-Gynecology in our community for nearly 30 years. He is the chairman of the department of Ob-Gyn at Jackson North Medical Center and clinical professor at the College of Medicine at FIU. Dr. Adams is a past president of both the Dade County Medical Association and of the National Medical Association and is the founder and president of Access Health Solutions. Additionally, he is the chairman of the board of the Sunshine State Health Plan, chairman of the advisory board of the center for Leadership at FIU and vice-chair of the FIU foundation board. He is the recipient of many awards and honors including an honorary doctor of laws, the lifetime achievement award from the J.W. Bridges Medical Society and earlier this year the Claude Pepper community builders award and the Boy Scouts of America, Whitney Young Service award, to name a few.