Baptist Health’s Foundation leadership is focused on inspiring philanthropy and building extraordinary donor relationships in support of excellence, innovation, community wellness and global leadership in healthcare. Through philanthropy, the Foundation supports and expands Baptist Health’s ability to provide outstanding patient care and bring the latest treatments and technology to patients and families affected by a serious illness. Our team tirelessly works with donors to fund cutting-edge research and offer continuing education opportunities to clinical staff.

Staff Leadership

  • Alex Villoch

    Alex Villoch

    Chief Executive Officer

    786-467-5411
    AlexVi@baptisthealth.net

    Alex Villoch serves as Chief Executive Officer of Baptist Health Foundation, overseeing all administrative, operational and philanthropic initiatives. She is the liaison between the Foundation Board and greater Foundation staff. Her role also includes oversight of Baptist Health International and Baptist Health’s Government & Community Relations and Hospitality & Business Relations divisions.

  • Barbara James

    Barbara James

    Vice President of Development & Development Support

    561-737-7733 ext. 84445
    BarbaraJa@baptisthealth.net

    Barbara James is responsible for the planning, operation and coordination of philanthropy for Bethesda Hospital East and West, located in Boynton Beach. Her role also includes oversight of the Foundation’s Corporate Philanthropy Partners program, research and prospect management efforts and system-wide events team.

  • Annie Martinez-Lopez

    Annie Martinez-Lopez

    Assistant Vice President of Development

    786-467-5526
    AnnaM@baptisthealth.net

    Annie Martinez-Lopez is responsible for the planning, operation and coordination of philanthropy for Baptist Hospital of Miami, Gift Planning, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute and Miami Neuroscience Institute.

  • Jacquie O’Malley

    Jacquie O’Malley

    Assistant Vice President of Development

    786-467-5401
    JacquelineO@baptisthealth.net

    Jacquie O’Malley is responsible for the planning, operation and coordination of philanthropy for Miami Cancer Institute and HEAT.HELP.CURE. – a partnership between the Miami HEAT and Baptist Health Foundation to raise critical funds to benefit Miami Cancer Institute.

  • Wendy Reilly Gentes

    Wendy Reilly Gentes

    Assistant Vice President of Development

    305-434-3665
    WendyRG@baptisthealth.net

    Wendy Reilly Gentes is responsible for the planning, operation and coordination of philanthropy for Doctors Hospital, Fishermen’s Community Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, Baptist Health Orthopedic Care, West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Baptist Health Academics.

  • Jamie Thomas

    Jamie Thomas

    Assistant Vice President of Development

    786-467-5421
    JamieT@baptisthealth.net

    Jamie Thomas is responsible for the planning, operation and coordination of philanthropy for the Physician and Grateful Patient programs, Miami Innovation Institute, South Miami Hospital, Homestead Hospital and Baptist Health’s Ocean Reef Community.

Volunteer Leadership

Baptist Health Foundation’s Board of Directors are all volunteers who serve without pay. Their only compensation is the reward of improving the status of healthcare in our communities. Board members are members of the community who are committed to the vision and mission of our organization. The Foundation Board of Directors are some of our greatest advocates. Their contributions, time and effort help guide the strategic vision, financial sustainability and awareness of Baptist Health as a nonprofit organization benefiting from philanthropic support to better serve our community.

2023-2024 Officers & Directors

Lani Kahn

Lani Kahn Drody

Board Chair
Michael Katz

Michael L. Katz

Vice Chairman
Robert Berrin

Robert G. Berrin

Chairman Emeritus
Erin Knight

Erin D. Knight

Treasurer
Tobin Cobb

Tobin Cobb

Secretary
Alex Villoch

Alex Villoch

CEO

Executive Committee

    Michael B. Berman
    Robert G. Berrin
    Stephen A. Blumenthal
    Joseph R. Buchanan, Esq.
    Tobin Cobb
    Liana M. De Mena
    Alan T. Dimond, Esq.
    Lani Kahn Drody
    Joseph A. Fernandez
    George W. Foyo
    Mark A. Hernandez, M.D.
    Michael L. Katz
    Erin D. Knight
    Rudy Kranys
    Pascal Liguori
    Michael M. McCarthy
    Jane C. Packard
    Sid Perkins
    Terry Perrin
    Mark D. Rich
    Carlos J. Rodriguez
    Patricia Stanley
    Albert R. Taño, M.D.
    Wilfredo Valle
    John Vidalin
    Aleta Williamson
    William W. Wilson, III
    E. Carlton Wilton, Jr.
    Judith H. Zeder

Directors

    Jorge A. Arguelles
    Ernesto Aviñó
    Steven I. Bandel
    *Richard L. Barbara, Esq.
    Sebastian Barrack
    Maria Beguiristain, Esq.
    Michael B. Berman
    Mary Blum
    Stephen A. Blumenthal
    Charles Bowie
    *Steven J. Brodie
    Joseph R. Buchanan, Esq.
    Vivian Cabrerizo
    Gaetano Caltagirone
    Carolina Canida
    Anthony Caravetta
    Bea Citron
    Linda Coggins
    Robert Coward
    Shawn Crews
    Emina Cunmulaj Nazarian
    Annelies Da Costa Gomez
    Liana M. De Mena
    *Steven M. Demar, CPA
    *Alan T. Dimond, Esq.
    Caron Dockerty
    Patrick M. Donovan
    Dawn Edwards
    Kim Elliott
    Eduardo Eraña
    Michael T. Fay
    Armando Fernandez
    Joseph A. Fernandez
    George W. Foyo
    *Ricardo Garbati
    *Pedro J. Garcia
    Kristina Rae Gossman-Ducanes
    Jimmy Graham
    Romain Grosjean
    Lennie Gullan
    *Todd Gurne
    William H. Henneberry
    *Lorena Heredia-Caseres
    *Andy Hernandez
    *Mark A. Hernandez, M.D.
    Jay A. Hershoff, Esq.
    Eion Hu
    Mia Hu
    Carolyn Hurst
    Lourdes Jofré-Collett
    Lane M. Jones
    Rebecca Karsenti, M.D.
    Alexandra Kelley
    Jason Koler
    Rudy Kranys
    *Alex Krys
    Vishnu Kurella
    *Susan Matson Lampen
    Pascal Liguori
    Manuel E. Machado
    Michael M. McCarthy
    Jhonny A. Mercado
    Juan Antonio Michelena
    Camilo Miguel, Jr.
    Brenda Maria Moreira
    Sara Moshkani
    Kristen Munroe
    George R. Neugent
    Jane C. Packard
    Guillermo Pascual
    John Pasqual, DMD
    *Jorge E. Perez, M.D.
    Sid Perkins
    Terry Perrin
    *Lillian M. Peters, CFP, CDFA
    *Abby Denise Portuondo
    Sharon Prolow
    *Evan T. Rees
    Mark D. Rich
    Rosario Rico-Toro
    Alejandro Rodriguez
    Carlos J. Rodriguez
    Lindy Roth
    *Darren Salinger, M.D.
    *Joel H. Schenkman, M.D.
    Betty Anne Schilling
    Jeffrey Allen Schwartz
    Julia Shen
    *Paul Skoric
    Neil R. Sosler
    Patricia Stanley
    Claudia M. Stober
    Donald S. Swatik, Ph.D.
    Carol Taiclet
    Rupa Tak
    *Albert R. Taño, M.D.
    Jeffrey Taylor
    Bill R. Tillett
    Yolanda Valencia
    Wilfredo Valle
    John T. A. Vanderslice
    *John Vidalin
    Audra Hill Wallace, CPA
    J. Scott Weston
    Joseph Weston
    Charles L. White, III
    Vivian Williams
    Aleta Williamson
    Susan R. Williamson
    William W. Wilson, III
    E. Carlton Wilton, Jr.
    Judith H. Zeder

Councils

Baptist Hospital of Miami - Miami Neuroscience Institute Council Directors
2023-2024

    Stephen A. Blumenthal
    Vivian Cabrerizo
    Carolina Canida
    Robert Coward
    Liana M. De Mena
    Lani Kahn Drody
    Carolyn Hurst
    Erin D. Knight
    Alex Krys
    Kristen Munroe
    Rosario Rico-Toro
    Carlos J. Rodriguez
    E. Carlton Wilton, Jr.

Bethesda Hospital Council Directors
2023-2024

    Mary Blum
    Charles Bowie
    Caron Dockerty
    Patrick M. Donovan
    Dawn Edwards
    Todd Gurne
    Pascal Liguori
    Michael M. McCarthy
    John Pasqual, DMD
    Betty Anne Schilling
    Julia Shen
    John T.A. Vanderslice
    Charles L. White, III

Doctors Hospital - Baptist Health Orthopedic Care Council Directors
2023-2024

    Sebastian Barrack
    Gaetano Caltagirone
    Anthony Caravetta
    Michael T. Fay
    Lennie Gullan
    Eion Hu
    Mia Hu
    Vishnu Kurella
    Camilo Miguel, Jr.
    Brenda Maria Moreira
    Guillermo Pascual
    Sid Perkins
    Abby Denise Portuondo
    Jeffrey Allen Schwartz
    Paul Skoric
    Rupa Tak
    John Vidalin
    Judith H. Zeder

Fishermen's Community Hospital Council Directors
2023-2024

    Linda Coggins
    Alexandra Kelley
    Jason Koler
    George R. Neugent
    Jane C. Packard
    Donald S. Swatik, Ph.D.
    Aleta Williamson
    Susan R. Williamson

Homestead Hospital Council Directors
2023-2024

    Michael B. Berman
    Kim Elliott
    Kristina Rae Gossman-Ducanes
    Andy Hernandez
    Mark A. Hernandez, M.D.
    Darren Salinger, M.D.

Mariners Hospital Council Directors
2023-2024

    Jay A. Hershoff, Esq.
    Derek Papp, M.D.
    Lindy Roth
    Patricia Stanley
    Claudia M. Stober
    Audra Hill Wallace, CPA

Miami Cancer Institute Council Directors
2023-2024

    Ernesto Aviñó
    Richard L. Barbara, Esq.
    Maria Beguiristain
    Robert G. Berrin
    Steven J. Brodie
    Bea Citron
    Tobin Cobb
    Shawn Crews
    Annelies Da Costa Gomez
    Steven M. Demar, CPA
    Alan T. Dimond, Esq.
    Armando Fernandez
    Lane M. Jones
    Rebecca Karsenti, M.D.
    Michael L. Katz
    Rudy Kranys
    Susan Matson Lampen
    Sara Moshkani
    Terry Perrin
    Lillian M. Peters, CFP®, CDFA®
    Sharon Prolow
    Evan T. Rees
    Joel H. Schenkman, M.D.
    Carol Taiclet
    Bill R. Tillett

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Council Directors
2023-2024

    Jorge A. Arguelles
    Theodore Feldman, M.D.
    Joseph A. Fernandez
    Pedro J. Garcia
    William H. Henneberry
    Barry T. Katzen, M.D.
    Manuel E. Machado
    Juan Antonio Michelena
    Mark D. Rich
    Neil R. Sosler
    Vivian Williams
    William W. Wilson, III

South Miami Hospital Council Directors
2023-2024

    Steven I. Bandel
    Joseph R. Buchanan, Esq.
    Emina Cunmulaj Nazarian
    Eduardo Eraña
    George W. Foyo
    Ricardo Garbati
    Ghassan Haddad, M.D.
    Lorena Heredia-Caseres
    Lourdes Jofré-Collett
    Yvonne Turner Johnson, M.D.
    Jhonny A. Mercado
    Jorge E. Perez, M.D.
    Jeffrey Taylor
    Yolanda Valencia

West Kendall Baptist Hospital Council Directors
2023-2024

    Jimmy Graham
    Romain Grosjean
    Alejandro Rodriguez
    Albert R. Taño, M.D.
    Wilfredo Valle
    J. Scott Weston
    Joseph Weston

Honorary Directors

    **Theodore Feldman, M.D.
    *Ghassan Haddad, M.D.
    **Yvonne Turner Johnson, M.D.
    **Barry T. Katzen, M.D.
    **Derek Papp, M.D.

Ex-Officio Members

    Matthew Arsenault
    Nancy Batista-Rodriguez
    Lourdes Boue
    Bo Boulenger
    Bill M. Duquette
    Drew Grossman
    Javier Hernandez-Lichtl
    Christine Kotler
    Ana Lopez-Blazquez
    Joe Natoli
    Jared Smith
    Kenneth Spell
    Bill Ulbricht
    Glenn D. Waters
    Jack A. Ziffer, Ph.D., M.D.
    Michael Zinner, M.D.

Board Member Restrictions

*Cannot serve as the chairperson of the Governing Board of the Affiliate or on any Baptist Health committees other than Quality & Patient Safety, and Community Benefit.
**Cannot serve on any board committees.

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