For more than 30 years, Colonel Brodes H. Hartley Jr. has been the CEO of Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI), a network of Federally Qualified Health Centers. Under his leadership, CHI has grown to include 10 health centers and 42 school-based centers.
Mr. Hartley believes in an integrated approach to health care: primary care, pediatrics, behavioral health, dental, pharmacy, radiology and more, all under one roof. Patients in Coconut Grove all the way down to Marathon in the Keys have access to convenient, quality health care, even for the uninsured.He is a founding member of the Health Choice Network and serves as chairman of the boards of Health Choice Network Inc. and Health Choice Network of Florida.Mr. Hartley received his bachelor’s degree from Florida A&M University and his master’s degree in hospital administration from Baylor University.
He served 26 years in the Army Medical Services Corps, including assignments as Executive Officer, 93rd Evacuation Hospital, Republic Vietnam; U.S. Army Hospital, Camp Zama, Japan; U.S. Army Hospital, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; and Nurnberg Army Hospital, West Germany.
Blake Hall has climbed the success ladder at Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI) since his start in 2005. He began working at the nonprofit health company as the director of planning and development and was later promoted to Executive Vice President. In 2013, the company grew by more than 30 percent, in part, because of Mr. Hall’s success in writing grants and having them approved for millions of dollars.
His work helped to secure the funding for CHI’s Marathon Health Center that opened in 2007. But in 2013 and 2014, his efforts also contributed to the opening of new centers in South Miami, Coconut Grove and Tavernier.He graduated from the intensive Health Care Executive Program at UCLA. Mr. Hall also has an MBA from Clark Atlanta University and received his bachelor’s degree in communications at Georgia Southern University.
Mr. Hall has received numerous national, state and local awards. Active in the community, he volunteers his time as a grant reviewer for Miami Dade Cultural Affairs for Arts Programs. Mr. Hall was recently promoted to Chief Operating Officer of CHI. All of this is on top of being a dedicated husband and father to a little boy and newborn twins of one boy and one girl.
In addition, he is the Medical Director of the Health Choice Network (HCN), a horizontally integrated health care delivery system.As CHI’s Chief Medical Officer, he is responsible for the oversight and direction of the center’s clinical programs and services including primary and specialty services, pharmacy, laboratory, health information management and radiology.
Dr. Amofah chairs CHI’s Performance Improvement Council, coordinates CHI’s accreditation activities and is an ambulatory care surveyor for the Joint Commission.As HCN’s Medical Director, Dr. Amofah’s responsibilities include guidance and support to its care management programs, quality improvement program and electronic health record (EHR) activities.
As a Bureau of Primary Health Care Health Disparities Collaboratives clinical scholar, Dr. Amofah has made significant contributions to and presented at national gatherings on the sustaining and spreading of gains in chronic disease care. Additionally, Dr. Amofah has presented at local, state and national levels on the benefits and challenges of utilization of EHRs.Dr. Amofah is board certified in internal medicine, is an HIV specialist, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is certified in risk management, managed care, and healthcare quality and management. He obtained his MBA with specialization in health services administration from the University of Miami and earned his medical degree from the University of Ghana Medical School.
When the White House wants guidance on how to address disparities in the health care of underserved minority populations, it turns to Dr. Amofah. He has gone to Washington, D.C., multiple times to serve as a subject expert in health care.
Dr. Molrine Tracey is the Chief of the OB/GYN Practice Program of Community Health of South Florida Inc.’s Teaching Health Center. Dr. Tracey has been with CHI since 2009. Three years later she was promoted to Medical Director for obstetrics and gynecology.
A native Jamaican, Dr. Tracey relocated with her family to the United States and began to pursue her dream of becoming a physician. She matriculated into the University of Miami where she received a bachelor’s degree in medical technology.
She has always been extremely passionate about the health and physical welfare of women and for 18 years made a positive impact as a cytotechnologist, which is the microscopic interpretation of cells to detect cancer and other abnormalities.With her insatiable desire to be more impactful as a hands-on clinician, Dr. Tracey went on to fulfill her lifelong calling as a doctor of medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
She later completed her obstetrics/gynecology residency at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia. In addition to her traditional degrees, Dr. Tracey also holds an MBA from Florida International University, as well as a master’s degree in biomedical science from Barry University in Miami. When she is not busy helping patients, Dr. Tracey enjoys reading, playing the piano, and a good game of tennis. She also loves to travel and spend time participating in church activities
Dr. Manuel A. Garcia is the Program Director for the Psychiatry Program at Community Health of South Florida Inc.’s Teaching Health Center.
Dr. Garcia wanted to be a doctor as long as he could remember, recalling that medicine had always been a part of his life. He would often accompany his father, who was in orthopedics, on his medical rounds.
“The dedication I saw in my father further heightened my desire to become a doctor and helped me truly understand the significance of the medical profession,” Garcia said.He received his medical degree in 1993 from The Higher Institute of Medical Sciences in Cuba. Upon arriving to the United States in 1996, he studied English at Miami Dade Community College and also began the arduous task of revalidating his medical degree.
During this time he also worked as a mental health counselor, which cemented his love for psychiatry and propelled him to specialize in it. “I feel psychiatry truly challenges me,” he said.Following meeting his wife and starting a family, he moved with them to New York City to begin his residency in psychiatry at Metropolitan Hospital in 2006. After finishing his second year, he was able to transfer back to Miami to complete his residency in psychiatry at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 2010.
Upon graduating, he worked at various community centers and outpatient centers as well as Jackson Memorial Hospital. He joined CHI in August of 2011. In January of 2013, Dr. Garcia became board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Garcia feels that he is very fortunate to have been able to pursue his dream as a psychiatrist. “My goal is to be able to provide patients with my services, the knowledge that I have acquired and the utmost quality of care and to maintain my faithfulness to the Hippocratic Oath,” he said.Dr. Garcia enjoys spending his spare time with his family and friends
Dr. Robert Johnson is the Program Director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at The Brodes Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI. He has been Director of Dental Services at Community Health of South Florida Inc. since 1986.
A native of Virginia, Dr. Johnson received a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. He obtained his dentistry degree in 1983 from Howard University College of Dentistry. While there, he was awarded a National Health Service Corps Scholarship, a program designed to provide health care professionals to work in underserved areas of the United States.
After completing a dental residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Washington, D.C., he was assigned to CHI in 1985 as a staff dentist. For 21 years, he also was a member of the JMH Public Health Trust staff in Miami.Dr. Johnson is active in a multitude of professional and civic organizations including the Community Action Agency of Dade County’s Health Advisory Committee and the Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership’s Dental Committee.
He is member of the Migrant Clinicians Network, the National Network of Oral Health Access and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. He has also been recognized as a distinguished member of the Miami Dade Dental Society, Community Smiles and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
Dr. Sheri Watson-Hamilton is the Director of Oral Health Services for Community Health of South Florida, Inc., (CHI). She is also the Program Director of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at The Brodes H. Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI. Dr. Watson-Hamilton has worked at CHI for more than 25 years.
Dr. Watson-Hamilton possesses extensive training and experience in all aspects of general dentistry, including sophisticated digital imaging, root canal therapy, periodontal maintenance (continuing care of gums) and cosmetic procedures. She is dedicated to utilizing the latest techniques and advanced technology to offer patients of all ages the best possible long-term dental health.
“My mission is to provide high-quality dental care to our CHI patients in a comfortable, friendly family-oriented atmosphere,” Dr. Watson-Hamilton said.
A Miami native, Dr. Watson-Hamilton graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Morris Brown College in Atlanta. Having received numerous awards for her academic scholarship and leadership, she graduated with a dentistry degree from the University of Florida in 1996.
Dr. Watson-Hamilton is a member of the National Dental Association, Florida Dental Association and Dade County Dental Society, where she served as secretary from 1996-1998. She is also a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the University of Florida Alumni Association.
When Dr. Watson-Hamilton is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys sports and family activities with her husband and two children.
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Dr. Philippe got hooked on helping people in underserved communities after graduating from the State University Medical School of Haiti in 1984. She discovered this passion when she was completing a one-year requirement in a disadvantaged area in Haiti. To further her goals, she pursued her studies at Yale University where she obtained a master’s degree in public health in 1986.
After working for a short period of time at the New York State Department of Health, Dr. Philippe returned to Haiti in 1987 to work as the Medical Director in the Albert Schweitzer Hospital’s Community Health Department.
In 1990, she served as the National Coordinator for the Haitian Ministry of Public Health’s Maternal and Child Health Program. Soon after, she joined the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization and was actively involved with its national immunization program.
In 1995, Dr. Philippe returned to the United States and enrolled at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as a fellow in a National Institute on Drug Abuse-sponsored program in epidemiology and prevention of substance abuse. Following graduation, she was accepted as a resident in the family medicine program at Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1999. A board-certified family medicine practitioner, Dr. Philippe completed her residency training in 2002 and then worked as an attending physician and preceptor at Jackson Memorial Hospital. In 2005, she joined CHI as an attending physician and as the medical director for its school-based health program. She is fluent in English, French and Creole, with a proficiency in Spanish. Dr. Philippe enjoys her work as a provider at CHI where she can work with underserved communities and different ethnic groups. She has an interest in HIV/AIDS and youth development programs.
She enjoys reading, classical guitar music and community activities.
Dr. Tamara Wright, who joined CHI in January 2017, is a family medicine physician at Martin Luther King Jr. Clinica Campesina Health Center. She is also the Associate Program Director in the Family Practice Program of the Brodes H. Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI.
She was inspired to enter the medical field by her mother’s passion and dedication as a registered nurse. Her younger brother, also inspired by their mother, became a physician.
In 1990, Dr. Wright graduated from Lugansk Medical Institute in Lugansk, Ukraine, where she was born and raised. For several years, she practiced as a cardiologist in the Acute Cardiac Unit at the First Hospital in Lugansk.
Dr. Wright moved to the United States and started her journey to practice medicine in a new country. She completed her residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia, in 2006. Dr. Wright is board certified in Family Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She enjoys reading, traveling, music and most of all, spending time with her family.
Dr. Edwin Bosa-Osorio is a faculty member in the Family Practice Program at The Brodes H. Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI. Board certified as a Family Physician by the American Board of Family Medicine, he joined CHI’s Coconut Grove Health Center in 2013.
Dr. Bosa-Osorio, who has a friendly and humorous bedside manner, is passionate about caring for patients of any age and condition.
Born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico, he moved to the Big Apple to attend New York University. But missing the warm climate, he transferred to the University of Miami (UM) where he not only graduated with a bachelor’s degree but earned his medical degree from the UM School of Medicine in 1983.
He continued as a Hurricane by completing his residency program in 1986 in the Department of Family Medicine. He couldn’t get away from UM, having taught as an associate professor in both academic and clinical positions. He also held several positions while tenured at the Jessie Trice Community Health Center, including Chief Medical Officer of Clinical Affairs.
Dr. Bosa-Osorio’s hobbies and special interests include basketball, landscaping and handyman work.
Dr. Riveron wanted to be a doctor as early as his childhood and adolescent years. He was exposed to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder firsthand. After medical school in 2012, Dr. Riveron did an observership at University of Miami Hospital in Psychiatry. He began his residency in Psychiatry at Larkin Community Hospital in 2014, where he completed his training in 2018. Upon graduating from residency, he joined the Brodes H. Hartley, Jr., Teaching Health Center at Community Health of South Florida, Inc – Doris Ison Medical Center in July of 2018. In December of 2018, Dr. Riveron became board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Riveron feels that he is very privileged to have been able to pursue his dream as a psychiatrist. “I hope to have the passion and dedication to provide my patients with the utmost respect and time necessary to create a better life for them and their families.” he said. Dr. Riveron enjoys playing competitive tennis among other sports, spending time with family and closest friends.
Dr. Gerald Pierre is a faculty member in the OB/GYN Practice Program of Community Health of South Florida Inc.’s Teaching Health Center. Having previously taught at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine’s OB/GYN Department, where he received the 1985 Teacher of the Year award, Dr. Pierre is looking forward to returning to teaching.
After completing a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bard College in upstate New York, Dr. Pierre earned his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. He later went on to Executive MBA Studies at the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Pierre completed an internship in obstetrics/gynecology at Hubbard Hospital before going on to his residency, also in obstetrics/gynecology, at Vanderbilt University, both in Nashville. Following his residency, he was the clinical director and director of OB/GYN at the Community Health Services Inc. in Hartford, Conn. He then worked in private practice in Bloomfield, Conn., before joining CHI as Medical Director of OB/GYN Services in 2005.
Dr. Pierre is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also a fellow of both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Health Services Corps.
Dr. Pierre is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is also a fellow of both the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the National Health Services Corps. In July 2014, Dr. Pierre was promoted to the Assistant Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jackson South.
Dr. Pierre has been actively involved in the community, previously serving as a board member and treasurer of the Nap Ford Community Charter School. He is fluent in English, French and Creole and has a working knowledge of Spanish.