About Our Team
As the Administrator of Talem Home Care, South Florida, Brenda brings over 30 years of Healthcare Supervisory, Business Management, and Leadership expertise tho the role and organization.
As an educator she has had the opportunity to work closely with a home health agency as they start up a new program called carelink. The program designed to prevent patients return to the hospital.
She experienced first-hand the many challenges and heartbreak of caring for a loved one at the onset of illness through the end stages of life while caring for several family members with cancer, end-stage renal disease, and complications from uncontrolled diabetes.
Brenda has decided to come on board and serve at the Administrator for Talem Home Care, South Florida.
"I am committed to drawing on my experience and resources to help seniors and their families in need. Also, I will be focusing on assisting Talem Health Care of South Florida to become the Employer of Choice within the Community." - Dr. Brenda Parks, DNP, APRN, MPH
Linda Washington-Brown, Ph.D., EJD, PNP, FNP, ANP-C, MSN, FAANP, FAAN is a nationally certified Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, who has provided multiple educational seminars to over 800 participants and healthcare professionals, mostly nurses, nationally and across south Florida on the Corona Virus.
She is the retired founding Associate Dean at Broward College’s Bachelors in Nursing Program, CEO of Xspurt Provider Services, adjunct faculty at Broward College and Florida National University graduate NP faculty; and Advanced Practice Registered Nurse over the homeless vaccination project at the Miami Rescue Mission - Broward Outreach Center clinics.
She is the immediate past-President of the Miami Chapter Black Nurses Association; Chair of the National Black Nurses Association Diversity and Inclusivity Committee, former Chair of National Black Nurses Association Immunization committee, Chair, State Coordinators for the Association of Black Nursing Faculty; member and co-Chair of American Association of Nurse Practitioners Nomination Council; co-Lead Florida Action Coalition’s Diversity Council; member of the Board of Directors’ Miami Rescue Mission, Miami Rescue Mission clinics, CARE elementary, Miami Dade County School Board Social Service and Health and Wellness committees and is an active member of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Nu Chapter.
Linda is the recipient of several local, state and national awards, a funded researcher and community activist, advocating for the rights and health care services for undeserved populations and victims of human trafficking in south Florida. Linda is a member of Heart2Heart International Medical Mission team and has traveled to Ecuador, Haiti and Jamaica providing healthcare services to global populations.
Sharon has an educational background starting in the correctional system as a Teacher. She went on to work for the Department of Children and Families in Program Management monitoring Substance Abuse and Mental Health agencies who housed clients for services. She thoroughly enjoyed working with clients who were not capable of making adequate choices about their lifestyles.
She furthered her career by transitioning to higher education. There, she acquired a more relaxed paradigm of work. She was able to study different areas of life skills; namely, customer service, human resources, social etiquette and more. Eventually she used these skills in volunteerism work with different non-profit agencies.
Sharon has completed higher degrees that she feels would benefit her in her volunteerism and working with people. She most recently is completing a doctoral degree in Mediation/Conflict Resolution to help those who encounter difficulties. She continues to enhance her learning in customer service and life skills. She is a prolific writer and enjoys program management.
It was then that she met Talisha Cross and found that the two of them had a common goal of working with people, no matter what the disability or lack of was. They both enjoy seeing clients/patients benefit from services that are available to them. Sharon went on to form a non-profit herself in working with clients who need to go to work to become self-sufficient in order to take care of themselves and their families.
In her spare time, she dedicates her volunteer service to non-profit organizations: Order of the Eastern Star, PHA; Heroines of Jericho; Ladies of the Circle of Perfection; Heroines of Templar Crusaders; Order of the Golden Circle; Pumps, Pearls & Portfolios, Inc. (Welfare to Work), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (PDO), Top Ladies of Distinction, Community Partnerships, Women’s History Coalition, Miami-Dade Commission for Women, and more. She has received several awards related to her work as a volunteer. Sharon also has been actively donating to the community through food and clothing drives, youth group organizations, events, fundraisers, human trafficking functions, senior retirement homes and scholarships which reflects her desire to help, serve, and protect the public in providing a healthy and positive quality of life for all.