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: Vincent Torres, University of Miami Health System, UM Miller School of Medicine
Public Health Co-Chair: Jose Lopez, 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: John Hatfield, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami
Exercise and Training Committee Co-Chair: Richard Whitehurst, Baptist Health South Florida
Clinical and Ethical Issues Committee Co-Chair: Dr. Ana Viamonte Ros, Baptist Health South Florida
Clinical and Ethical Issues Committee Co-Chair: Greg Scott, Mercy Hospital
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: Riley Tuff, MSW
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.