Wolfson Children’s Hospital names new Board of Directors Chair and Vice Chair
New appointments reflect diversity of skill, knowledge and backgrounds in support of Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s mission.
Jacksonville, FL -
Wolfson Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce the new chair and vice chair of its Board of Directors. The new leadership brings a diverse range of skills, knowledge and experience to the team.
Erin Wolfson has been named chair and Mia Jones is vice chair. They will each serve three-year terms.
Chair – Erin Wolfson. An Atlantic Beach native, Wolfson is an Assistant State Attorney with the State Attorney’s Office, 4th Judicial Circuit, and has been with the office since September 2008. Although Wolfson has worked in a variety of different areas, including the Homicide/Major Crimes Division, she has spent the majority of her career in the Special Victims Unit focusing on the prosecution of domestic violence, sexual assault offenses and crimes against children. In 2016, she was assigned to the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative where her work focused solely on the investigation and prosecution of the 4th Judicial Circuit’s untested sexual assault kits.
Currently, Wolfson is assigned to the Special Victims Unit, where she is a Division Chief. Wolfson also continues to handle homicide prosecutions, as well as human trafficking cases not only as an ASA for the State of Florida but also as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Jacksonville Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.
Wolfson is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (B.A.) where she was an Ingram Scholar. She then went on to receive her law degree from the Fredric G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida. Wolfson is licensed to practice law in both Florida and New York and was named one of Florida’s Legal Elite Government/Non-Profit Attorneys in 2012. Wolfson has an extensive history of community involvement and was named one of the 2018 Women’s Center of Jacksonville’s Unsung She-roes for the work she has done to improve the lives of women. She currently serves as a member of The Women’s Board and is a member of the Hightower Emerging Leaders Fellowship, Class VII.
Vice Chair – Mia Jones. Jones serves as CEO for Agape Family Health, the oldest Federally Qualified Health Center in Jacksonville, providing quality health care to both uninsured and insured patients across Jacksonville. She was appointed as the inaugural Health Commissioner for the City of Jacksonville, where she tirelessly worked to ensure the community’s health care needs were met.
Jones served eight years in the Florida House of Representatives; elected in 2008 and reelected in 2012. She served two terms as Democratic Leader Pro Tempore (2012 - 2016), as well as the ranking member of the House Select Committee on Health Care Workforce Innovation and Health and Human Services Committee. Prior to serving in the Florida House, she was a member of the Jacksonville City Council (2003 - 2008). Previously, she held the role of Director of Minority Business Affairs for the Duval County Public Schools.
Jones began her career in public service in 1992 and served during the administration of Jacksonville Mayor Ed Austin in the Office of Equal Opportunity until 1995. Jones graduated with her B.S. in Accounting and MBA from Florida A&M University.
“Erin and Mia have both demonstrated a strong commitment to our focus of providing world-class care for the children in our community and I'm excited to welcome them to our Board of Directors,” said Wolfson Children’s Hospital President Allegra C. Jaros, MBA. “The passion they bring will be instrumental in advancing our mission and their unique insights will enhance our efforts to make a positive impact on the lives of our patients and their families.”