Russell Corbett, President/Chair


Russell Corbett, President/Chair



Russell Corbett, a native Miamian, Studied at Miami Dade, Broward Community and Barry University and worked briefly in retail and home health care before taking a job with the US Postal Service in 1981. He has held many positions in Mail Processing, Customer Service, and Human Resources.

In October 1983, Russell was one of seven founding board members of Health Crisis Network (HCN) serving several terms as Secretary and a member of the Executive Committee. In 1998, when HCN merged with Community Research Initiative (CRI), Russell was elected to the Board of Care Resource and has served as one of the Vice Presidents, Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee.

Russell has also been active with the South Florida Renaissance Historical Society and The Episcopal AIDS Ministry at Trinity Cathedral. From 1983 until 2001 he volunteered with the outreach program at St. Bernard de Clairvaux Episcopal Church in North Miami Beach where he also sang in the choir, served several terms on the Vestry served as Verger. Since 2002, he has served at his new parish, St. Stephens Episcopal Church Coconut Grove. as a Verger, acolyte, chorister, and as a member of & co-chair of the Aids Outreach Ministry.

Russell and Christopher, his partner of fifteen years, live on Enchanted Place in North Miami where they were instrumental in beginning and spend their Decembers coordinating the Enchanted Place Holiday Lights Display, which has brought over $300,000 in donations to the health center in the last fourteen years.