At a time when recognizing and treating the unique health needs of the LGBT community is more important than ever, Holy Cross Health is adding an experienced, well-educated voice to its organization.

Rudy Molinet has been appointed to the Board of Directors.

"It’s important to me to be part of an organization like Holy Cross that serves the community with such care and compassion,” said Molinet. “We have a diverse population of patients here, and as a member of the LGBTQ community and a healthcare executive, I bring a unique perspective.”

Molinet lives in Wilton Manors with his husband, Jeff Shearer. They have two adult sons, Ian and Aidan.

He also serves as CEO at Artemis Synergies Consulting, which works to develop management and strategic planning in healthcare. He is also a board-certified healthcare executive, professor, mentor and leader, Molinet is also an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University. He began his career as a nurse in a Catholic hospital, and is a first-generation immigrant and refugee from Cuba and has a passion for diversity, equity and inclusion.

He has received numerous awards for his work in the community including the “Voice of Equality Award” from Equality Florida, the state’s premier LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. He is vice-chair of the Wilton Manors Planning & Zoning Board, was president of the Rotary Club of Key West and has served on many community boards.

“I remember when I was a young nurse in New York City that it was the two Catholic hospitals that led the way in providing compassionate care for people living with AIDS and HIV. I see these same values at Holy Cross Health. They align with my values, and I am thrilled to be working with such an innovative leadership team.”

Molinet is joined by another new addition to the Holy Cross Health Board. Nikki Austin-Shipp is the founder and managing principal of The N.A.S. Advisory Group, LLC, which specializes in creating relationships that provide added value to both entities and individuals in governance, corporate America and charitable affairs.