Health Council of South Florida


< OCTOBER 2014 >



David Saltman, L.C.S.W., Chair
Florida International University
Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Chaplain Shirley L. Brown, M.Div., BCC
Senior Congregational Health Chaplain and Pastoral Care Educator
Community Health Chaplain of Congregational Health
Baptist Health South Florida

Luis Collazo
Palm Breeze Assisted Lving Facility

Rev. Michael Daily
Director, Good News Care Center

Gianna DeMercado, M.B.A.
Director, Regulatory Services
Miami Beach Community Health Center

Lorna A. Escoffery, Ph.D.
Escoffery Consulting Collaborative, Inc.

Laura Goodhue
Executive Director
Florida CHAIN

Maria Hidalgo-Diaz
Community Relations Representative
VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

Ivette Mainquist-Camejo
Senior Community Relations Specialist
United HealthCare

H. Virginia McCoy, M.P.H., Ph. D.
Associate Dean, Community Health, Professor of Public Health
Florida International University
Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Liana C. Mentor
Assistant Director of Programs
Office of Academic Enhancement
University of Miami

Arianna Nesbitt, M.P.S.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition

E. Robert Schwartz, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami

Ann-Karen Weller, R.N., B.S.N., ICCE
Director, Office of Community Health and Planning
Miami-Dade County Health Department

Honorary Members

Juan Carlos del Valle, M.P.A.
Assistant Vice President, Government and Community Affairs

University of Miami

Rene Garcia
Florida State Senator, District 40


Marin Gillis, Ph.D., L.Ph., Chair
Director, Integrated Ethics and Medical Humanities
Florida International University
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Deacon Albert Mindel, M.S.F.S., M.A., Vice-Chair

Shedrick Boren
Administrator and Chief Executive Officer
Sister Emmanuel Hospital For Continuing Care

Carol Cohan
Social Justice Advocate

Ann-Lynn Denker, A.R.N.P., Ph.D.
Magnet Project Director for Nursing Services and Officer for Human Subjects
Jackson Health System (JHS)
Adjunct Faculty, University of Miami School of Nursing
Member, JHS Bioethics Committees
Member, Ethics Advisory Board, University of Miami Ethics Programs

Raul de Velasco, M.D., FACP
Chair, Baptist Health System Bioethics Committee
Chair, Clinical Ethics Committee, Baptist Hospital of South Florida

Lyn Farr, R.N., C.H.P.N.

Jaime Franco. M.B.A., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Vice President and Managing Partner, LITMUS Clinical Research Group

Gladys Gilliam, A.R.N.P., A.C.C.C., Ph.D.

Kenneth W. Goodman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine and Philosophy, Epidemiology and Public Health and School of Nursing and Health Studies
Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
Co-director of the University of Miami’s Ethics Programs, including its Business Ethics Program
Founder and Director of the Bioethics Program and its Pan American Bioethics Initiative.
Director, Ethics Programs, World Health Organization Collaborating Center in Ethics and Global Health Policy

MaryJo Iozzio, Ph.D.
Professor, Moral Theology and Director of Graduate Programs in Theology & Ministry, Barry University
Catholic Hospice of Miami-Dade Ethics Committee
Mercy Hospital Miami Ethics Committee
Pax Christi USA Anti-Racism Team
Member, American Academy of Religion, Catholic Theological Society of America, Pax Christi USA, and Society of Christian Ethics

Chaplain Robert W. Jakoby, M.Div., BCC
Corporate Director,  Pastoral Care Services, Baptist Health South Florida
Fellow, Association of Professional Chaplains
Member and past President of both the Association of Baptist Chaplains and the South Florida Chaplains Association
Corporate Director, Financial Assistance Program and the Employee Sunshine Fund (financial aid)
Ex-officio Director, Baptist/South Miami Foundation Board
Member of the Corporate Senior Management Group
Physicians Community Service Committee
Systems Ethics Committee

Charles B. Radlauer, M.D., J.D.
Adjunct Professor, Florida Atlantic University, Department of Industry Studies, Legal Aspects of Health Care Administration, Health Care Organization and Administration
Adjunct Professor, Barry University, Department of Natural and Health Sciences, Bioethics & Health Care Systems
Adjunct Professor, Broward Community College, Business Administration Department, Business Law & Business Ethics
Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Nova-Southeastern School of Medicine

Nancy Roberts, R.N.

E. Robert Schwartz, M.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami

Sid Schiff
Florida Club Care Center