Executive Management Team

John W. Newcomer, M.D.
John W. Newcomer, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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John W. Newcomer, M.D. is President and CEO of Thriving Mind South Florida, the non-profit organization that oversees safety net mental health and substance use treatment services for Miami-Dade and Monroe counties, with funding of over $135 million per year from Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF), as well as other federal, state, local and private sources. Dr. Newcomer is a board-certified psychiatrist with over 30 years of inpatient and outpatient experience delivering evidence-based and measurement-based practices. During two decades at Washington University in St. Louis, he became the Gregory B. Couch Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology and Medicine and served in leadership roles for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded General Clinical Research Center, the Clinical Translational Science Award and the Center for Clinical Studies, and he remains Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University. He also previously served as Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and as Executive Vice Dean for the College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. In 2014 he was named to the Thomson Reuters List of Highly Cited Researchers. In the public sector, he was consecutively appointed by Governors from both parties to serve as Chair for the Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board for the State of Missouri for 13 years, providing oversight for $1.2 billion per year in drug expenditures.

Stephen Zuckerman
Stephen Zuckerman
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Laura Naredo
Laura Naredo
Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Joanna Cardwell
Joanna Cardwell
Vice President of CQI
Adilen Cruz
Adilen Cruz
Vice President of Behavioral Health Services
Johnny Guimaraes
Johnny Guimaraes
Vice President of IT and Data Analytics
Jessica Rodriguez
Jessica Rodriguez
Vice President of Contracts and Procurement
Jose Vempala
Jose Vempala
Vice President of Finance

Executive Committee

Paul Imbrone
Paul Imbrone
Chair
William “Ted” Franklin
William “Ted” Franklin
Treasurer
Susan Racher
Susan Racher
Secretary
Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong
Chair Elect
Luis Collazo
Luis Collazo
Assistant Treasurer
Frank Rabbito
Frank Rabbito
Assistant Secretary

Board of Directors

Sally Alayon
Sally Alayon
Shanika Ampah
Shanika Ampah
Paul Armstrong
Paul Armstrong
Chair Elect
Chief Richard M. Clements
Chief Richard M. Clements
Luis Collazo
Luis Collazo
Assistant Treasurer
Capt. Michael DiGiovanni
Capt. Michael DiGiovanni
Bishop Joanem Floreal
Bishop Joanem Floreal
William “Ted” Franklin
William “Ted” Franklin
Treasurer
Dr. Malou Harrison
Dr. Malou Harrison
Paul Imbrone
Paul Imbrone
Chair
Valera Jackson
Valera Jackson
Subhash Kateel
Subhash Kateel
Mecca McCain
Mecca McCain
Michael Nozile
Michael Nozile
Major Arnold Palmer
Major Arnold Palmer
Dr. Joseph Parks
Dr. Joseph Parks
Frank Rabbito
Frank Rabbito
Assistant Secretary
Susan Racher
Susan Racher
Secretary
Commissioner Holly Raschein
Commissioner Holly Raschein
Roxana Solano
Roxana Solano

Honorary Directors

Kevin Andrews
Kevin Andrews
Honorary Director
Michael Festinger
Michael Festinger
Honorary Director
Rev. Jose Hernandez
Rev. Jose Hernandez
Honorary Director
Mario Jardon
Mario Jardon
Honorary Director
Victoria Mallette
Victoria Mallette
Honorary Director
Carlos Martinez
Carlos Martinez
Honorary Director
Sandra McQueen-Baker
Sandra McQueen-Baker
Honorary Director
Rosemary Smith-Hoel
Rosemary Smith-Hoel
Honorary Director
Duane Triplett
Duane Triplett
Honorary Director
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