Board of Directors

July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

Executive Committee Members

Paul C. Hunt


Retired, City of Coral Gables

Shelia McCann


Retired, Health Choice Network

Tanya M. Smith


Director of Provider Engagement,
Sunshine Health

Mary Garcia 


Former Vice-President of Compliance
Retired, Sunshine Health


Ray Bautista


Vice President of Finance

Sunshine Health

Ileana Bustelo


Deputy Director, Refugee Services

Florida Department of Children and Families


Dr. Carmen De Lerma


Medical Director

South Miami Hospital Child Development Center


Dr. Lourdes Q. Forster


Associate Professor of Pediatrics

University of Miami School of Medicine – Division of Community Pediatrics

Pamela Hollingsworth


Sr. Director of Strategic Initiatives and Program Development

Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe

Vivian Owen


Clinical Director

Avanti Support & Services

Isa Piloto-Baker

Clinical Program Manager

University of Miami / SESS / Healthy Start Program

The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade Board of Directors is comprised of individuals who are dedicated to their community and have a passion for ensuring that every baby gets a Healthy Start in life.  Membership reflects a diverse group of individuals in various disciplines and organizations. All members are volunteers and take time out of their day to meet and review all programmatic and financial responsibilities of the Coalition and govern the direction of the Coalition. In addition, the Board of Directors ensures there is transparency by the Coalition and that proper rules and regulations as defined within the By-Laws and as dictated by both State and Federal laws that govern non-profit organizations. The Board of Directors serve as champions in the community for the Coalition’s overall goals and mission and help promote it’s services to the community at large. The Board of Directors meet on a bi-monthly basis and hold other meetings (i.e. Executive Committee, etc.) as needed.

Upcoming Board of Directors Meeting

All Board of Directors Meetings are open to the general public. If you are interested in attending an upcoming meeting, we encourage you to please visit our Events page and look for “Community Meetings.”

Board Minutes are available upon request. If you would like to receive a copy of minutes from a previous board meeting, you may submit your request to

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7205 NW 19th Street, Suite 500,
Miami, FL 33126
Monday to Friday — 8:30am to 5pm
(305) 541-0210