FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 3, 2015) – Anais Aurora Badia, MD has joined the board of directors of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation.

A board certified dermatologist, Dr. Badia opened Florida Skin Center in July 2001, just after completing her dermatology training in Albany, N.Y. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a doctorate of medicine from University of Health Sciences Antigua School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency and a pediatric dermatology mini fellowship at Miami Children’s Hospital, and a dermatology residency at Albany Medical College. She is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology.

Dr. Badia sits on the national osteopathic pediatric dermatology certification board. She has been recognized locally with the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board Volunteer of the Year and nationally with the Congressional Medal of Distinction. She is a regular lecturer at the Miami Children’s Hospital Pediatric Postgraduate Course and is a national speaker for the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine. She also lectures nationally and locally on a variety of dermatology topics and is published in leading dermatology and pediatric journals.

As leaders, conveners, grant makers and concierges of philanthropy, the Southwest Florida Community Foundation is a foundation built on community leadership with an inspired history of fostering regional change for the common good in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Community Foundation, founded in 1976, connects donors and their philanthropic aspirations with evolving community needs. With assets of more than $88 million, the Community Foundation has provided $61.2 million in grants and scholarships to the communities it serves. Last year, it granted more than $2.9 million to nonprofit organizations supporting education, animal welfare, arts, healthcare and human services. It granted $782,000 in nonprofit grants including more than $551,000 in regional community impact grants and additional $450,000 in scholarship grants.

For more information about the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, call 239-274-5900 or visit