Who We Are
About the MDCHPC
The purpose of the Coalition is to provide coordinated effort in dealing with healthcare emergency preparedness and response capabilities of hospitals and community stakeholders in Miami-Dade County.
Administrative Co-Chair: Jose Lopez, Baptist Health South Florida
Public Health Co-Chair: Irima Gonzalez, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County
Clinical Co-Chair: Dr. Gerard Job, MD, FACEP, Jackson Health Systems/ Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
Operations Co-Chair: John Caprio, SMRT7, South Florida DMAT
Exercise and Training Committee Co-Chair: Christina Chao Morales, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County
Exercise and Training Committee Co-Chair: Carlos Cuevas, Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County
Clinical and Ethical Issues Committee Co-Chair: Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros, Baptist Health South Florida
Clinical and Ethical Issues Committee Co-Chair: Dr. Kenneth Goodman, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
Security and Intelligence Committee Co-Chair: Jesus "Jesse" Menocal, Baptist Health South Florida
Security and Intelligence Committee Co-Chair: Johany Acebal, Nicklaus Children's Hospital
Deputy Director: Marilia van Keeken, Ed.S, MS
Coordinator: Stephanie Bello, MS
Training and Exercise Coordinator: Tamara Turk, MPH
New members are always welcome!
Our ultimate goal is to assist the county in healthcare preparedness. As such, we welcome all organizations to join us in making our county healthier and stronger. If you would like more information, please contact our Coordinator or attend a meeting. We hope to see you soon.