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Board of Directors

Chair

Jonathan DeLuca
Subway

President

April Andrews-Singh

Immediate Past Chair

Carlos Castresana
Vice President
USI Insurance Services

Immediate Past President

Frank Scholl
Chief Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Leadership Development Chair

Pamela Africk
President
BestPractices USA, Inc

Chair Elect

Jose Romano
Assistant Vice President Business & Community Relations
Baptist Health South Florida

President Elect

Isis Zambrana
Vice President & Chief Quality Officer Quality & Patient Safety
Jackson Health System

Members

Alex Almazan
Attorney
Almazan Law

David Crumley
Vice President | H.R. Technology & analytics
Royal Caribbean Cruises ltd.

Frank Fernandez
Director of Public Safety / Assistant City Manager (Ret.)
City of Coral Gables

Heather Havericak
Chief Executive Officer
Broward Health Medical Center / Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital

Nichole Levy
Attorney & Brand Manager
13th Month Publishing & Productions

Iwan Mohamed
Market President
BB&T

Dr. Viviana Navas
Medical Director of Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, and Mechanical Circulatory Support | Director of Cardiovascular Fellowship
Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery

Lon Rosen
Owner & Founder
One Beat CPR & AED

Tatjana Rundek, MD PhD
Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences Vice Chair, Clinical Translational Research in Neurology Department of Neurology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Clinical Research Building

Dr. Judy Schaechter
Professor & Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief of Service, Holtz Children’s Hospital, Jackson Health Systems
The George E. Batchelor Endowed Chair in Child Health
University of Miami Miller Scholl of Medicine

Dr. Valerie Wanza
Chief School Performance & Accountability Officer
Broward County Public Schools

Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team

2020 Broward Heart Ball Chair

John Stetson
Owner
Stetson Capital Investments, Inc.

Executive Leadership Committee

Jonathan DeLuca

Subway

Adam S. Fass
Financial Advisor
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Aurelio M. Fernandez, III, FACHE
President and Chief Executive Officer
Memorial Healthcare System

Heather Geronemus
Director, Public Relations & Corporate Social Responsibility
Ultimate Software

Kenneth Herskowitz, MD
Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Broward Health

Michael Lepera
Senior Vice President
BB&T | SunTrust now Truist

Brijesh Mehta, MD
Medical Director, Stoke and Neurocritical Care
Memorial Healthcare System

Lon Rosen
Philanthropist

Frank Scholl, MD
Chief, Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Zachariah P. Zachariah, MD
Cardiologist
University of Miami Health System

Broward Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team

Co-Chairs

Tony Coley
President South Florida Region
BB&T | SunTrust now Truist

Osmel “Ozzie” Delgado
COO
Cleveland Clinic Florida Region

City Wide Executive Challenge Chair

Andrew Koenig
President
City Furniture

Vice Chairs

Dominic Andreano
SVP, General Counsel & Secretary
MEDNAX

William M. Lowe, Jr.
CEO
KEMET

Penny Shaffer
Market President
Florida Blue

Wael Barsoum, MD
President & CEO
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Scott MacLaren
President
Stiles

Michele Slane
Vice President of MCVI & Transplant Institute
Memorial Healthcare System

Rick Case
CEO
Rick Case Automotive Group

Nancy Meyer
Publisher & GM, S.E.
Sun Sentinel

Doug Strong
President & CEO
Holy Cross Hospital

Keith Koenig
President
City Furniture

Iwan Mohamed
Market President
BB&T

Bob Swindell
President & CEO
Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Shawn M. Kroll
VP Robotics Development
Stryker

Jeff Petak
Director of Sales
One Beat CPR & AED

Scott Tyner
VP of Advertising
Sun Sentinel

Dr. Doug Laurie
Vice President
American Heritage School

Lisa Scott-Founds
President & CEO
Winterfest, Inc

Miami-Dade Heart Walk & 5K Run Executive Leadership Team

Chair

Marcus St. John, MD
MCVI Baptist Health South Florida

Executive Leadership Committee

Alex Almazan
Almazan Law

Marcelo Ferrer
Abbott

Ian Del Conde, MD
Baptist Health South Florida

Deputy Chief Ron Papier
City of Miami Police

Deputy Chief Ron Papier
City of Miami Police

Jose Romano
Baptist Health South Florida

Christopher Vastine
Bacardi

Go Red For Women Executive Leadership Team

Chair

Heather Havericak
Chief Executive Officer
Broward Health Medical Center

Immediate Past President

April Andrews-Singh

Executive Leadership Committee

Luis Allende-Ruiz
Chief Executive Officer
Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami

Moj Khaghan Danial

Melissa Diamond, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist
Pediatric Associates

Randi Gold
President | Randi Gold PR & Strategic Media, LLC
VP-CFO, CMO | Timeless Age Medical

Sara Herald
Partner
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

Kelley Jackson, MSN, APRN
Nurse Liaison, Customer Analysis & Solutions
United Healthcare

Jacqueline Jordan
Vice President | Regional Director | Foundation and Institutional Advisors
Northern Trust

Board Members

Viviana Navas, MD
Medical Director of Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation, and Mechanical Circulatory Support | Director of Cardiovascular Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic Florida

Patti Rizzo
Head Coach – Women’s Golf
University of Miami

Ana Viamonte Ros, MD, MPH
Associate Dean for Women in Medicine & Science
FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Baptist Health South Florida

Juliet Murphy Roulhac
Corporate External Affairs
FPL

Tatjana Rundek, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology and Public Health Sciences
Vice Chair, Clinical Translational Research in Neurology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Judy Schaechter, MD, MBA
Professor & Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief of Service, Holtz Children's Hospital, Jackson Health Systems
The George E. Batchelor Endowed Chair in Child Health
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes, MD, MBA
Vice President-Education, Quality and Safety
MEDNAX Health Solutions Partner

Valerie Wanza, PhD
Chief School Performance & Accountability Officer
Broward County Public Schools

Health Equity Committee

Chair

Hannibal Burton
Director of Auxiliary Services
Miami-Dade College

Members

Dr. Phyllis Rhymes- Johnson
Black Nurses Association of Miami

Rosalyn Frazier
Chief Executive Officer
Broward Community and Family Health Centers, Inc.

Tarea Smith-Lewis
Chief Executive Officer
AT&T Health Institute

Andre Lewis
Co-founder
AT&T Health Institute

Rev. Shirley Brown
Center for Faith & Health Global Network

Priscilla Torres
Director, Organizational and Talent Development
Health Choice Network

Emilia Solano
District Executive Director, Community Health Strategies
YMCA of South Florida

Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo
Professor
Chief, Div General Medicine
University of Miami Health System

Nicole Cohen
Public Information Officer
Broward Regional Health Planning Council

Dr. Todra Anderson-Rhodes
Chief Medical Officer
Memorial Hospital Miramar

Dr. Pablo Sacasa
Chair, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science Department
Miami-Dade College North Campus

Tamara Robinett
Executive Director
Miami-Dade Brain Center