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Carlos A. Duart is the owner and CEO of CDR Enterprises Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiaries CDR Maguire, Inc., CDR Bridge Systems, Inc., and CDR Health Care, Inc. Mr. Duart’s role includes overall strategic management, partnership development, finance, and information technology. Mr. Duart has over 25 years of public sector experience in emergency management and transportation engineering. His experience includes public sector procurement, FEMA and FHWA reimbursement for federally declared disasters, public-private partnerships and financial modeling, as well as the procurement and management of international transportation projects for The World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank (BID), and European Unions.
In 2020, Mr. Duart, along with Executive Vice President and CEO of CDR Health, Ms. Tina Vidal, launched CDR’s disaster medicine division in response to the State of Florida’s COVID-19 pandemic response. Today, CDR is one of the top 3 state vendors providing over 750,000 COVID-19 tests, at over 20 locations throughout the state, to the citizens of Florida.
Ms. Vidal-Duart has 12+ years’ of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of the State of Florida COVID19 Infectious Disease Field Hospital System where she oversaw the management and deployment of the State’s field hospital system and its healthcare and administrative support personnel. In this role, she managed a system of administrative and clinical personnel, recruited and staffed clinical and support functions, managed multiple contractors, served as an interagency coordinator between multiple agencies and regulating bodies, and helped secure various medical supplies and personal protection equipment for the facilities. After the hospitals were demobilized, Vidal-Duart assisted CDR’s COVID19 test site logistics team to deploy a call center, launch a patient portal, and develop a turnkey software solution from patient registration through result delivery.
In her prior experience in healthcare, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Business Development with Pacer Health Corporation, a hospital conglomerate focused on acquiring and turning around financial distressed hospitals. She has experience in operating and managing an acute care hospital system, medical treatment centers, a skilled nursing facility, and psychiatric care facilities. Additionally, she ran a transportation and logistics subsidiary of Pacer, providing trucking/air freight, warehousing and distribution, and logistics services throughout the United States. Serving as interim Chief Executive Officer of acquired financially distressed acute care hospitals that were near bankruptcy or closure, she has a keen insight into the rapid response and decision making required in a field environment where time is of the essence. She oversaw the management and turnaround of multiple healthcare facilities; ensured seamless transition and integration of acquisitions into overall system structure; developed and implemented processes for their financial turnaround and positive financial performance; negotiated all contracts to achieve overall cost savings; and provided oversight of hospital and doctor services. During her tenure, she recruited physicians and nursing management staff, expanded healthcare service lines throughout the system, as well as acquiring new managed care contracts and payer sources; revamped hospital policy and procedures and quality improvement and control; and JCAHO certification and inspection.
Ms. Vidal-Duart currently serves as the Executive Vice President of CDR Maguire, Inc., providing administrative and operational oversight and leadership to the 80-year old engineering and emergency management consulting firm which serves multiple state and local governments. She has a Master’s in International Business, summa cum laude, and a Bachelor’s of International Business and Marketing, magna cum laude.
Mr. Robbie Meek currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of CDR Maguire Health and Medical, with a comprehensive background in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Meek served as the Incident Commander for the State of Florida Infectious Disease Field Hospital System where he oversaw the operations and management of the 9-facility system. He served in the designing process, training of the clinical staff, and the day-to-day operations. In May of 2020 when the State began to focus on Community Based Test Sites, Mr. Meek shifted his focus and began overseeing all of our Field Test Site operations. He designed and opened numerous test sites along with overseeing the creation of a digital process that improved testing accuracy and led to faster results.
Mr. Meek has over 20 years of active clinical experience in prehospital and critical care medicine, while simultaneously remaining an active educator for prehospital and critical care transport specialists. Prior to joining CDR Maguire, he was the founding Director of the Center for Disaster Medicine at Florida International University. Prior to that, he served with the United States Air Force on the Air Force’s elite Critical Care Air Transport (CCATT) Team. Mr. Meek has also recently become one of the leading experts in High Fidelity Simulation with the USAF.
Mr. Meek has been invited, several times, to speak on the subject and serve as the SME for several other sites wishing to set up a Human Simulation Department. Strengthening this foundation is his experience as an EMS administrator, as well as other mid-level committee work, providing for a career as a Paramedic that is filled with incredible experiences.
Mr. Meek remains clinically active as a functioning paramedic/firefighter and has multiple certifications, including:
Mr. Michael Kushner is the Chief Operating Officer for CDR Health. He has over 30 years of operational and human resource experience, in several industries, with a proven track record of developing and successfully implementing revenue generating and expense reduction initiatives.
Prior to joining CDR Health, Mr. Kushner served for 10 years as the Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer for Nicklaus Children’s Health System. During his tenure, he was responsible for marketing, patient relations, the central scheduling call center, physician liaisons, employee health, and volunteer services for the global pediatric institution, with 15 outpatient centers and 4,000 employees. Before joining Nicklaus Children’s, Mr. Kushner served for five years as Vice President of Human Resources at Catholic Healthcare Partners in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mr. Kushner has an Advanced Organizational Development and Human Resource Management Certificate from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York.
Mr. Kushner possesses a strong customer service focus— a top priority at CDR Maguire. His ability to recruit, develop and motivate teams offers our clients the results-driven management approach needed for quality service and unrivaled results.
Dr. Kini has more than 25 years’ experience as a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, and an ER and Trauma doctor. Dr. Kini most recently has served as the Chief Medical Officer of the State of Florida COVID19 Infectious Disease Field Hospital System where he oversaw all clinical personnel for the 9-hospital system. In that role, Dr. Kini provided training and in-servicing, ran drills with clinical staff, ensured quality patient care, and provided guidance regarding necessary equipment and supplies to treat COVID19 patients. Prior that that, Dr. Kini served as the Chief Executive Officer for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (f.k.a. Miami Children’s Hospital), providing management to the 26 facilities in the system and a 309-bed hospital with 3,000 employees and 700 plus physicians. He provided ancillary and clinical operations leadership as the Chief Medical Officer for Trinity Health, a 45-hospital, $5 billion system. He is seen as a national leader in innovation with several firsts in people, process, and culture, developing an integrated enterprise platform. A graduate from University of Alabama and Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Kini has a Master of Science in health management to complement his Medical Doctorate degree.
Mr. Frank Garcia has 20 years of experience in healthcare, with extensive experience and capabilities in strategy, clinical operations, managed care contracting, network development, leadership development, organizational change, and performance management. His ability to optimize financial resources, create and launch service lines, and collaborate with physicians and nurses allows Mr. Garcia to build productive teams while sustaining operational excellence.
Most recently, Mr. Garcia was the Vice President of Operations for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, responsible for overseeing the Emergency Department, LifeFlight Critical Care Transport Program, as well as the radiology, laboratory, and pharmacy services for the 289-bed pediatric specialty hospital. During this role, he oversaw nearly 500 staff members within the health system. Mr. Garcia was with Nicklaus Children’s for more than 13 years, and prior to that, he served as a Regional Operations Director for DaVita and Director of Managed Care for Mercy Hospital.
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Ms. Kelley Boree has more than 25 years’ experience developing innovative partnerships to create lasting professional and personal relationships. She has been in government relations since 2003, starting as a park development planner for the City of Jacksonville, FL. She advanced during her time at the City as a Division Chief and Director of Recreation and Community Services, leading a team responsible for one of the largest park systems in the nation and providing community and social services to a population greater than 1 million. With a profound understanding of the City, Kelley participated in continuity of operations planning; mitigation planning; and recovery efforts for the City since 2006. Her ability to develop relationships and convey operational direction to a diverse work force allowed Kelley to serve as the Operations Section Deputy Chief for the City of Jacksonville’s Emergency Operations Center during times of activation.
Kelley’s public service career also provided opportunities to serve as Director of FL Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of State Lands, overseeing Florida’s vast inventory of public lands; Director of FL Department of Management Services’ Division of Specialized Services, managing state contracts in excess of $150 million; and Director of Pasco County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department. Prior to Kelley’s government service career, she was the Director of Development for a national quick service restaurant, providing management consulting and franchise sales across the country.
Kelley’s passion to cultivate partnerships is evident in her progress-focused and results-driven leadership experience in both the public and private sectors.
Mr. Edward Martinez joins the CDR Maguire team as Corporate Chief Information Officer and Regional Chief Operating Officer for the Health & Medical Division and will be leading our efforts in disaster healthcare with technology, innovation, and leadership. He is a nationally recognized Senior Executive Leader with a demonstrated history of successful transformations and measurable organizational improvements. Most recently, Mr. Martinez served as Executive Consult for an Artificial Intelligence startup company, developing an advanced machine learning system for a personalized treatment protocol system. He is also an Associate Professor of Health Administration and Informatics at Florida International University Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Nursing & Medicine.
Prior to joining CDR Maguire, Mr. Martinez served for ten years as the Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Innovation Officer for Nicklaus Children’s Health System. During his time there, he steered their strategic digital transformation to a statewide health system with international outreach locations. He oversaw Health IT, HIM, Biomedical Engineering, Business Intelligence, and all development, including AI and Innovation Development, defined corporate patient engagement strategy, corporate AI Strategy, and commercialization of ventures. His leadership repositioned Nicklaus Children’s Health System as a national leader in innovation/emerging technologies and the nation’s first fully digitized children’s hospital, in partnership with Cerner Corporation.
Mr. Martinez’s experience in technology and healthcare, with FORTUNE 500 corporations, also includes Moffitt Cancer Center, as Vice President and CIO, and Hackensack University Medical Center, as CTO. A proven leader, strategist, and innovation-driven visionary, Mr. Martinez has experience with successful strategic system implementations for clinical and business environments, including EMR, EHR, ERP, HIE, ACO, and business intelligence, as well as advanced hospital digital experience design and construction, physician services, process engineering, and cloud computing.
Ensuring growth as both an advisory board member and C-level executive, Mr. Martinez helped to grow revenues from $250M to over $1B, enabling innovation that led to multiple M&A’s, bringing to market several innovations, interacting with industry experts, and developing first-in-kind digitization strategies that are now industry standards.
National achievements include, but are not limited to HIMSS EMRAM℠ Stage 7, Davies Award Winner, Most Wired and Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT, CHIME Global CIO of the Year.
A new addition to the CDR Maguire team, Mrs. Mooney brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare. Throughout her professional career, Mrs. Mooney’s positions have required hands-on participation in all phases of the preparedness cycle. Most recently, Dayle served as the Community Preparedness Manager for the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Preparedness and Response. Directly responsible for the program development, administration and implementation of Florida’s programs for both the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Hospital Preparedness Cooperative Agreements, Ms. Mooney collaborated with the local planners in all 67 County Health Departments and the members of Florida’s 10 funded healthcare coalitions to enhance public health and medical disaster preparedness and resiliency.
Other experience includes nine years as a manager with the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration responsible for the oversight of the licensure and regulation of healthcare facilities, including Clinical Laboratories (state and federal CLIA programs), Forensic Toxicology Laboratories, Home Health Agencies, Organ and Tissue Procurement Organizations, Hospice Providers, and End Stage Renal Disease Providers (ESRD).
Mr. Darin Leigh is the Chief Commercialization Officer at CDR Maguire Health & Medical. He has over 30 years of healthcare industry experience, focused on the global commercialization of products and services. He has a proven track record in life sciences, diagnostics, and medical devices, building successful commercial teams and delivering incremental revenue growth.
Prior to joining CDR Health, Mr. Leigh served as the Chief Commercial Officer at ChromaCode Inc, a PCR diagnostic test developer based in San Diego. He was instrumental in commercializing a COVID-19 PCR test in 3 months and generated over $30M in revenue— 6 months after launch. Mr. Leigh’s experience also includes commercial leader roles at several public and private diagnostic companies, including Metabolon, Asuragen, Luminex and Abbott Laboratories, where he consistently executed key company growth strategies, product launches and delivered significant revenue growth.
Mr. Leigh holds a degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from the University College of London and worked in CLIA laboratories early in his career before transitioning to commercially focused roles. His key qualifications include Strategic and Tactical Marketing, Revenue Growth, Building Successful Commercial Organizations, Business Development, Product Development and Global Launches, Long Term Portfolio Planning, and Commercial Operations.