Elsie Sterling Howard
Board of GovernorsElsie Sterling Howard is the current chairperson of the Sylvester Board of Governors Services Committee. She has also served as special events chairperson and has helped plan every gala since 1992.
Howard is the current chairperson of the Miami Beach VCA and previously served as the VCA Chairperson from 1999 to 2004. She also serves on the Board of the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. She is the past chair of the Citizens Commemorative Coin Committee for the United States Mint, and she served ten years as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and also served as Penn’s Alumni Society president.
In 2010, Howard was honored by the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce with its community leadership award. In 2009, Howard was recognized by the Miami Project as a "Woman of Substance & Style”. In 2003, she received both the National Volunteer of the Year/Stewart Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Red Cross Spectrum Award for volunteer leadership. She also received the Halpern Award from Sylvester.
Howard is married to attorney Gene Howard, is a mother of two daughters, and a grandmother of five.