Meet Barbara

Barbara Sharief

Meet Barbara Sharief

Barbara Sharief is a native of South Florida, who was raised within Broward and Dade Counties. She has seen first-hand the changes that have taken place in this culturally diverse community. She is in touch with the ever-changing needs of the people who call Broward County home.

Barbara is a very active and energetic mother to three daughters: Amanda, Alyssa, and Hailey. Barbara is an active member of the PTA and a very vocal voice for advocacy of patients’ rights and quality care for the elderly and children of Broward County.

Barbara has over two decades of experience in the specialized field of issues pertaining to medically complex children. Barbara holds a Doctorate of Nurse Practice (DNP) from the University of Pennsylvania, Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) and an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) Degree from Florida International University. In 2001, Barbara visualized and created what is now known as South Florida Pediatric Homecare Inc. The company currently services residents of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties and employs over 600 professionals in South Florida.

Barbara has served on the Miramar City Commission in 2009/2010. In 2010, Barbara was elected to the Broward County Commission District 8 seat-serving the culturally diverse population of Hallandale Beach, Miramar, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, and West Park. In 2012/13, and again in 2015/16 she served as Vice-Mayor of Broward County and then served as Mayor of Broward County for 2013/14 and again in 2016/17. She served as President for the Florida Association of Counties in 2015/16 and is currently the Chair of National Association of Counties’ Subcommittee on Medicaid and Indigent Care.

Barbara will continue representing her constituents on a state and national level to advocate for economic stability through job creation, small business support, advocating for affordable healthcare, veterans and putting an end to homelessness.