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Manager Health

Miami, FL, 33176
August 15, 2012

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vided technical consultation to administration and physicians, and represented the department on committees as required for technical outreach.

Directed the creative, production and business operations of the System’s photography to provide a comprehensive ongoing program to serve the System’s photographic needs.

Developed a television station for the South Miami Hospital patients, staff, and community.

Media Services Coordinator (1986-1991)

Coordinated and directed all strategic, operational, technical, administrative, human resources and fiscal planning and implementation for the media services/telehealth initiative.

Note: During most of tenure at South Miami Hospital, continued working evenings with Florida International University, and led the joint efforts of the university with South Miami Hospital in multimedia and distance learning initiatives.


Audio-Visual Materials Manager, Media Services Division

Oversaw all aspects of audio-visual production for classroom use.

Consulted and instructed university faculty and students.

Scheduled, delivered and maintained A/V classroom equipment. Supervised staff and inventory control.


During entire professional career, have been active in artistic and business endeavors, including photography and providing support to family business interests in real estate.


POST GRADUATE COURSEWORK – capitalizing on ongoing relationship with FIU, completed many graduate level courses in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering, from 1982 to 1984.

BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS, Florida International University, Miami, FL 1981 – Graduated with Honors.

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE, Asse Iraklion, Greece 1978

CERTIFICATE, Mechanical Technology, Athens, Greece 1976

Completed numerous other seminars on digital and high-magnification photography, videoconferencing, satellite communications, telemedicine, distance learning, and web services, TV broadcasting.


American Telemedicine Association European Telemedicine Association International Telecommunications Union Health Care Information and Management System Society Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce U.S.Director of Media Technology Services

Summary Profile

Proven leader in applying cutting-edge interactive multimedia and technologies to communicate complex content clearly, aesthetically and convincingly. Combining artistic talent, technological competency and business acumen, pioneered the early adoption of HDTV, 3D, IPTV, Telemedicine and Distance Learning achieving industry-leading milestones in medical provider media.

Based in South Florida and with global reach, led projects, operational teams and business partners to creatively produce new revenue streams and deliver tangible benefits to all stakeholders. Motivated to leverage business, technical and artistic competencies into new segments of medical and/or academic ecosystems.

Professional Experience


Advisory role with Baptist Health South Florida

Exploratory stages of several media/telemedicine-related projects.


(private, non-profit Magnet healthcare system encompassing Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariner’s Hospital, Baptist Outpatient Services, Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, Doctor’s Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital, 13 urgent care centers, 19 outpatient/diagnostic centers, and 25 international e-health networks.

Corporate Director Information Technology (2003-Nov. 2011)

Report to Vice President of Information Technology. Oversee administration and management for all aspects of Baptist Health South Florida’s telemedicine and media services operations, which provides clinical telemedicine, distance education services, satellite transmissions, IPTV, television broadcasts and engineering.

Develop and implement comprehensive strategic plans and development strategies, short- and long-range organizational goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures, estimates and budgets.

Direct employees in several divisions, including Learning Resources, Equipment Distribution, TV Production and Broadcasting, Photography, Graphics, Teleconferencing, and Telemedicine.

Support and develop programs for international surgical societies in 25 countries. Represent Baptist Health to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Corporate Director of Media Services (1998-2003)

Oversaw the daily operations of the engineering, satellite and broadcast operation functions ensuring compliance with company, state and federal policies and regulations, including those of the Federal Communications Commission. Assure systems compliance with copyright laws and Internet guidelines.

Spearheaded a telemedicine and media services management program for 8 hospitals, 13 urgent care centers, 19 outpatient & diagnostic centers, and 25 international e-health networks.

Successfully designed and installed numerous audio-visual, telemedicine, and media systems upwards into millions of dollars in over 25 countries where Baptist had implemented the e-health program.

Built protégé model medical communications department in the United States. Grew departmental revenues from 0 to $15 million.

Teamed with Nursing, Baptist Hospital and South Miami Hospital administration to gain hospital recognition as a Magnet hospital.

Team member instrumental in bringing 18 interactive tele-surgeries in 4 days to the American Urological Association exhibition floor. This had never been done and was a telemedicine milestone.

Initiated several informative newsletters for employees, patients, community and supporters of the hospitals, as well as in-house publications for employees (weekly and quarterly) and marketing collateral.

Created in-house stock photography center to generate additional revenues for department from other departments and outsiders.

Designed and implemented the digital/telemedicine platform for the South Miami Heart Center at South Miami Hospital.

Designed and implemented the ambient design for various clinical departments within the Baptist Health South Florida system.

Provided continuous support for the Tumor Board cancer research meetings within the Baptist Health South Florida system.

Assisted with the implementation of the Doctors Hospital Sport Medicine programs. Worked closely with the orthopedic physicians and Doctors Hospital staff to carry out the Sports Medicine affiliation initiative.

Developed an IPTV system to provide continuous content for patient, staff and medical education programming for Baptist Health South Florida.

Developed and implemented the Baptist Health Network which serves as a cable television station for the Baptist Health South Florida patients, staff, and community.

Systems Manager of Media Services (1994-1998)

Designed and coordinated the construction of a state-of-the-art telemedicine and media services center, including a 4 modern TV studios, 7 editing suites, an audio-visual library, 6 media/telemedicine control rooms, CCTV with over 1500 stations, 5 complete 150-300 seat auditoriums, 23 classrooms and 50 public rooms with leading-edge audio-visual technologies and interactive systems.

Education team member for Johnson & Johnson, Zimmer, CTS, General Electric, Health TV, Newborn Channel, Hispasat Satellite Services.

Interacted with statewide consortiums and internal departments to develop plans and procedures for the coordinated delivery of tele-health services and/or distance education programming.

Represented system to various institutional divisions, as well as externally to media, government agencies, funding agencies, physicians, and/or general public and local community.

Served as principal investigator on grant-funded research projects, including definition of work scope and methodology, development and writing of grant proposals, and direction of all grant administration activities.

Provided leadership in contract negotiations and marketing activities, and monitor all contractual agreements between department and outside agencies.

Directed and coordinated installation and/or expansion of network systems and technology. Implemented a career development program for Baptist Health South Florida with students of the Florida state university system completing telemedicine/media training through the college work-study program.

Implemented a distance learning career development program for several domestic and international academic institutions (Florida International University, Miami-Dade Community College, Barry University, and University of Miami).

Worked closely with senior faculty members, health care professionals and administrators to define current and emerging telehealth and distance education needs and opportunities.

Planned, organized and managed television engineering operations including broadcast and satellite transmissions and overseas facilities’ operation.

Designed and coordinated the construction of a state-of-the-art telemedicine and media services center, including a 4 modern TV studios, 7 editing suites, an audio-visual library, 6 media/telemedicine control rooms, CCTV with over 1500 stations, 5 complete 150-300 seat auditoriums, 23 classrooms and 50 public rooms with leading-edge audio-visual technologies and interactive systems.

Instituted a service-charged system, which resulted in net annual revenues of $15 million from for-profit affiliates, physicians and external clients.

Secured over $900,000 in pledges for the department’s building and equipment fund.

SOUTH MIAMI HOSPITAL, Miami, FL 1986 to 1994

(South Miami Hospital a 467- bed Magnet hospital known for the best-in-class, full service care...including award winning maternity services.)

Media Manager (1991-1994)

Developed and implemented a Health Network which served as a cable Communicate with PBS and educational television networks in Florida, the U.S. and internationally.

Pro Chamber of Commerce The Biological Photographic Association International Freelance Photographers Organization International Society of Telemedicine & eHealth Association of Military Surgeons of the United States NSCA Satellite 2007/ Access Intelligence Florida Professional Photographers Professional Photographers of America BioCommunications Association FOTOFusion Arthroscopy Association of North America Florida Healthcare Engineering Association American Society for Healthcare Engineering National Association of Broadcasters American Telemedicine Association of Latin America and the Caribbean .

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