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 Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health.

  • 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.

2021-2022 Officers & Directors

Robert G. Berrin, Chairman of the Board
Lani Kahn Drody, Vice Chairman
Tomas P. Erban, Chairman Emeritus
*Robert Coward, Treasurer
E. Carlton Wilton, Jr., Secretary
Alex Villoch, CEO

Executive Committee

    Steven I. Bandel
    Michael B. Berman
    Robert G. Berrin
    Stephen A. Blumenthal
    Steven J. Brodie
    Robert Coward
    Liana M. De Mena
    Lani Kahn Drody
    Tomas P. Erban
    Joseph A. Fernandez
    Karel K. Foti
    Mark A. Hernandez, M.D.
    Sofia Holtzman
    Michael L. Katz
    Erin D. Knight
    Rudy Kranys
    Michael M. McCarthy
    Jane C. Packard
    Guillermo Pascual
    John Pasqual, DMD
    Donald S. Swatik, Ph.D.
    Albert R. Taño, M.D.
    Audra Hill Wallace, CPA
    J. Scott Weston
    Vivian Williams
    William W. Wilson, III
    E. Carlton Wilton, Jr.
    Judith H. Zeder

Directors

    Jorge A. Arguelles
    Ernesto Aviñó
    Steven I. Bandel
    *Richard L. Barbara, Esq.
    Elizabeth Rae Baxter
    Maria Beguiristain, Esq.
    Michael B. Berman 
    Vanessa M. Bertran, Esq.
    Monica S. Betancourt
    Mary Blum
    Stephen A. Blumenthal
    Charles Bowie
    *Steven J. Brodie 
    Joseph R. Buchanan, Esq.
    Nina Perry Cahill
    *Guillermo Campos
    Carolina Canida
    Michael Peale Carrier
    Dennis Carvajal 
    Bea Citron
    Tobin Cobb 
    Linda M. Coggins
    Shawn Crews
    Lianna M. De Mena
    *Steven M. Demar, CPA
    *Alan T. Dimond
    Dawn Edwards
    Kim Elliott
    Eduardo Eraña
    Michael T. Fay
    Theodore Feldman, M.D.
    Joseph A. Fernandez
    Pedro A. Fernandez
    Karel K. Foti
    George W. Foyo
    *Pedro J. Garcia
    Aileen Garciga
    Alex Gierbolini
    Jose Antonio Gonzalez
    L. Felice Gorordo 
    Kristina Rae Gossman-Ducanes
    *Todd Gurne
    Ghassan Haddad, M.D.
    William H. Henneberry
    *Mark A. Hernandez, M.D.
    Jay A. Hershoff, Esq.
    *Sofia Holtzman 
    Lourdes Jofré-Collett
    Yvonne Turner Johnson, M.D.
    Lane M. Jones
    Rebecca Karsenti, M.D.
    Michael L. Katz
    Barry T. Katzen, M.D.
    Alexandra Kelley
    Erin D. Knight
    Jason Koler
    Rosario Rico-Toro Korn
    Rudy Kranys
    Alex Krys
    *Susan Matson Lampen
    Jon Landau
    James M. Leonard
    Pascal Liguori
    Steven Litinsky, M.D.
    Todd Litinsky
    Gail Ranieri Long
    Manuel E. Machado
    *Brian Magrane, M.D.
    *John Cyril Malloy, III
    *George M. Marakas, Ph.D.
    Michael M. McCarthy
    *Kevin M. McGovern
    Jhonny A. Mercado
    Juan Antonio Michelena
    *Carly Miller
    Mario J. Miranda
    Brenda Maria Moreira
    George R. Neugent
    Gil Neuman
    Stormet C. Norem
    Jane C. Packard
    Derek Papp, M.D.
    Guillermo Pascual 
    John Pasqual, DMD 
    Adriana Pereira-Reyes
    *Jorge E. Perez, M.D.
    Marcos A. Perez
    Terry Perrin
    *Lillian M. Peters, CFP, CDFA
    *Abby Denise Portuondo
    Sharon Prolow 
    Lindsay Rabito-Leonard
    Mahendra Raolji
    *Evan T. Rees
    David P. Reuter
    Mark D. Rich
    Carlos J. Rodriguez
    Lindy Roth
    *Darren Salinger, M.D.
    *Joel H. Schenkman, M.D.
    Betty Anne Schilling
    Julia Shen
    *Paul Skoric
    Neil R. Sosler
    Patricia Stanley
    Claudia M. Stober
    Donald S. Swatik, Ph.D.
    Rupa Tak
    *Albert R. Taño, M.D.
    Jeffrey Taylor
    Bill R. Tillett
    Wilfredo Valle
    John T.A. Vanderslice
    Audra Hill Wallace, CPA
    J. Scott Weston
    Joseph Weston
    Charles L. White, III
    Vivian Williams
    Aleta Williamson
    William W. Wilson, III
    E. Carlton Wilton, Jr.
    Barbara J. Wright
    Marta Yee
    Boris Zedan
    Judith H. Zeder

Councils

Baptist Hospital of Miami - Miami Neuroscience Institute Council Directors
2021-2022

    Stephen A. Blumenthal
    Carolina Canida
    Robert Coward
    Liana M. De Mena
    Lani Kahn Drody
    Jose Antonio Gonzalez
    Erin D. Knight
    Alex Krys
    Gil Neuman
    Carlos J. Rodriguez
    E. Carlton Wilton, Jr.

Bethesda Hospital Council Directors
2021-2022

    Mary Blum
    Charles Bowie
    Dawn Edwards
    Todd Gurne
    Pascal Liguori
    Steven Litinsky, M.D.
    Todd Litinsky
    Michael M. McCarthy
    Stormet C. Norem
    John Pasqual, DMD
    Lorraine Stolfi Rinella
    Betty Anne Schilling
    Julia Shen
    John T.A. Vanderslice
    Charles L. White, III

Doctors Hospital - Baptist Health Orthopedic Care Council Directors
2021-2022

    Nina Perry Cahill
    Michael T. Fay
    John Cyril Malloy, III
    Kevin M. McGovern
    Brenda Maria Moreira
    Guillermo Pascual
    Abby Denise Portuondo
    Paul Skoric
    Rupa Tak
    Judith H. Zeder

Fishermen's Community Hospital Council Directors
2021-2022

    Linda Coggins
    Alexandra Kelley
    Jason Koler
    James M. Leonard
    George R. Neugent
    Jane C. Packard
    Lindsay Rabito-Leonard
    Donald S. Swatik, Ph.D.
    Barbara J. Wright

Homestead Hospital Council Directors
2021-2022

    Michael B. Berman 
    Michael Peale Carrier
    Kim Elliott
    Kristina Rae Gossman-Ducanes
    Mark A. Hernandez, M.D.
    George M. Marakas, Ph.D.
    Mahendra Raolji
    Darren Salinger, M.D.

International Council Directors
2021-2022

    Jorge A. Arguelles
    Steven I. Bandel
    Monica S. Betancourt
    Eduardo Eraña
    Alex Gierbolini
    Rosario Rico-Toro Korn
    Jhonny A. Mercado
    Juan Antonio Michelena
    Mario J. Miranda
    Vivian Williams

Mariners Hospital Council Directors
2021-2022

    Elizabeth Rae Baxter
    Jay A. Hershoff, Esq.
    Jon Landau
    Gail Ranieri Long
    Brian Magrane, M.D.
    Derek Papp, M.D.
    Lindy Roth
    Patricia Stanley
    Claudia M. Stober
    Audra Hill Wallace, CPA
    Aleta Williamson

Miami Cancer Institute Council Directors
2021-2022

    Ernesto Aviñó
    Richard L. Barbara, Esq.
    Maria Beguiristain
    Robert G. Berrin
    Guillermo Campos
    Bea Citron
    Tobin Cobb 
    Shawn Crews
    Steven M. Demar, CPA
    Alan T. Dimond
    Pedro A. Fernandez
    L. Felice Gorordo
    Lane M. Jones
    Rebecca Karsenti, M.D.
    Michael L. Katz
    Rosario Rico-Toro Korn
    Rudy Kranys
    Susan Matson Lampen
    Terry Perrin
    Lillian M. Peters, CFP®, CDFA®
    Sharon Prolow 
    Evan T. Rees
    David P. Reuter
    Joel H. Schenkman, M.D.
    Bill R. Tillett

Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Council Directors
2021-2022

    Steven J. Brodie
    Theodore Feldman, M.D.
    Joseph A. Fernandez
    Pedro J. Garcia
    Alex Gierbolini
    William H. Henneberry
    Lourdes Jofré-Collett
    Barry T. Katzen, M.D.
    Manuel E. Machado
    Juan Antonio Michelena
    Marcos A. Perez
    Mark D. Rich
    Neil R. Sosler
    Vivian Williams
    William W. Wilson, III
    Marta Yee

South Miami Hospital Council Directors
2021-2022

    Joseph R. Buchanan, Esq.
    Dennis Carvajal
    George W. Foyo
    Ghassan Haddad, M.D.
    Sofia Holtzman
    Yvonne Turner Johnson, M.D.
    Carly Miller
    Adriana Pereira-Reyes
    Jorge E. Perez, M.D.
    Jeffrey Taylor

West Kendall Baptist Hospital Council Directors
2021-2022

    Vanessa M. Bertran, Esq.
    Aileen Garciga
    Carly Miller
    Albert R. Taño, M.D.
    J. Scott Weston
    Joseph Weston
    Boris Zedan

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
    Bernie Fernandez, M.D.
    Drew Grossman
    Javier Hernandez-Lichtl
    Brian E. Keeley
    Christine Kotler
    Nelson Lazo
    Ana Lopez-Blazquez
    Joe Natoli
    Patricia Rosello
    Kenneth Spell
    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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