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Romeena Lee, DO, is the daughter of Chinese and Cuban immigrants, and the first in her family to become a physician. Dr. Lee completed her Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2007 from Boston University. While living in Boston, she worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a project coordinator focusing on quality and compliance.
In 2010, Dr. Lee began volunteering with Boston Health Care for the Homeless at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Street Team Clinic. While she was not trained to provide medical care, Lee spent every Thursday handing out meal tickets and assisting a team. This experience ignited her passion for public health issues and was the motivation for her medical career.
In 2014, Dr. Lee received her degree in Master of Public Health with a focus on Public Health Practice from the University of Massachusetts. In addition to domestic public health initiatives, Dr. Lee traveled and lived in Honduras where she was a volunteer for the underserved population on sexually transmitted diseases and the importance of preventive medicine.
Then, she returned to Miami to attend medical school where she continued my public health initiatives. Lee coordinated and attended several medical outreach trips to Ecuador, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. During her medical school studies, Dr. Lee trained at various hospitals such as Jackson Community Hospital and volunteered with local homeless care shelters. Lee was nominated for the Student Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine of the year. In May 2018, she received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Her experiences growing up in a family of immigrants, watching her parents learn English and struggling to build a life in a new country influenced her greatly. Dr. Lee is a self-described “foodie” because she loves to cook for her family and friends. She is committed to practicing the art of medicine with integrity and compassion.
Dr. Jheannel White is an established physician privileged to be part of the Family Medicine Program at the Brodes H. Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Canter at CHI. Dr. White received her Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in Jamaica. She gained extensive clinical experience treating a diverse patient population.
Dr. White is committed to providing compassionate patient care and enjoys developing lasting relationships with her patients. She respects and values the different cultures of patients and understands that each patient is unique. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, spending time with family and friends, watching movies and playing with her dogs.
Originally drawn to electrical engineering, Dr. Theodore discovered his passion for medicine while he was completing his degree. He devoted himself completely after the 2010 hurricane that devastated his homeland, Haiti.
Dr. Theodore graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Miami. Rather than sticking with engineering, he went on to enroll at Windsor University, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Theodore simultaneously enrolled at Davenport University, where he earned his MBA in Health Care Management. He is currently completing his post-doctoral Family Medicine Residency at the Brodes H. Hartley Jr. Teaching Health Center at CHI. Due to the unique path that he had taken towards becoming a physician, Dr. Theodore has abroad and rich perspective of what it takes to care for people effectively.
While attaining his doctorate on the island of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Theodore had the opportunity to interact and care for a direly underserved population. Having grown up in Haiti, he understood from a young age what real suffering looked like and consider it a calling in his life to help the sick and dying.
His mother always encouraged him to apply wholeheartedly to his education, be confident in his gifts and abilities and insist on the responsibility to serve others. Although Dr. Theodore’s path to becoming a physician has not been a straight line, he is ready to make an impact on others through all that he has learned.
Dr. Sebastiany is an International Baccalaureate Program graduate of Southeast High who went on to play college football at Florida State University. He graduated from FSU College of Medicine, and he is now a resident at Community Health of South Florida specializing in Family Medicine.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Minor in Chemistry from FSU, Dr. Sebastiany worked as a medical assistant at Dermatology Associates of Tallahassee. From his experience as a medical assistant, he has learned that attention to detail is critical in the art of medicine.
After a year of medical experience, Dr. Sebastiany returned to his alma mater to earn his Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. During medical school, he certified an autism screening tool in the primary care pediatric setting to improve earlier detection and outcomes in children. In the future, Dr. Sebastiany hopes to utilize his fluency in Creole, French, Spanish, and German to improve the health of individuals, both foreign and domestic.
At a very young age, Dr. Laura Mustieles used to accompany his father, who is an ENT, to her clinic days. Since then, she knew she wanted to be a doctor when she grew up. Dr. Mustieles earned her Medical Degree from La Universidad de Zulia, in Maracaibo, Venezuela. After graduating, Dr. Mustieles worked for a year in a rural setting, where she had the chance to work as the only attending physician in the outpatient center.
During that time, she treated patients of different ages and socioeconomic status. Dr. Mustieles had the opportunity to follow them until their recovery enriching her decision of becoming a Family Medicine Doctor. Being able to follow up throughout the life of a patient is priceless for to her. Dr. Mustieles would like to keep treating a broad spectrum of diseases that could be treated in the family medicine environment.
Although she was born in Texas, she was raised in Germany, Turkey, England and Illinois. While studying at FAMU, her continued interest in seeing the world and experiencing different cultures, paired with her desire to serve. This led her to enlist into the United States Air Force, where she served for six years.
During her many travels, Dr. Richardson discovered her passion for serving the community. She followed this passion at Ross University School of Medicine while serving disadvantaged areas in Dominica. Dr. Richardson also served as a research coordinator at Washington University School of Medicine within the Division of Public Health in St. Louis, Missouri and subsequently in clinical research within Pulmonary and Critical Care. She coordinated several research projects with the primary objective of reducing healthcare disparities in Prostate Cancer patients.
Dr. Richardson chose Family Medicine as it manifested a strong sense of community. She loves that this field knows the value of building strong relationships and the importance of truly getting to know each patient. Outside of Medicine, she truly enjoy outdoor adventures, traveling and cultural immersion, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Stephanny Santana-Rivera was born and raised in the western part of Puerto Rico in a town called Mayaguez. She attended the University of Puerto Rico, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Later, Dr. Santana-Rivera went to the island of St. Kitts and Nevis, where she attended the University of Medicine and Health Sciences and graduated in 2019. At the same time, she attended Walden University online, where she obtained a Master of Healthcare Administration. Dr. Santana-Rivera is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Public Health. Ever since she was a little girl, Dr. Santana-Rivera wanted to be a physician. While doing her rotations in medical school, she realized she enjoyed the patient-physician interaction. That’s when she understood that family medicine would be the best choice for her.
Dr. Santana-Rivera was also the founder of an association to help underserved children with afterschool activities such as tutoring, sports and arts. This allowed her to work with underserved and helped steer her towards family medicine as well. As president of the American Medical Women’s Association, she organized different health fairs in St. Kitts, and provided healthcare to people who had never seen a physician before. This experienced opened her eyes to access to care and prevention of disease. All these opportunities helped her grow into the person she is today.
My interest in Psychiatry was fortified by my natural ability to counsel individuals and modify human behavior, both as an educator and as a clinical staff. I am passionate about providing Mental Health services to individuals who have limited access to professional care. I am particularly interested in working with children and understanding the neurochemical manifestations of childhood experiences.
I completed my undergraduate degree at The University of North Texas and attained my medical degree at Ross University School of Medicine. I also had the opportunity to work as an inner-city alternative school educator for children with behavioral challenges. I have years of experience in Quality Improvement with an ongoing pursuit for better health outcomes through technology and big data. Consequently, I attained a Certificate of Applied Informatics from the School of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Health Science Center in Houston.
I have a diverse skillset with many interests ranging from gardening, cooking, and music to arts, carpentry and automotive works. My greatest strengths are my positive energy, duty to serve and my sense of humor.
“The sense of humor is the oil of life’s engine. Without it, the machinery creaks, and groans” – G. S. Merriam
At a very young age, I used to accompany my father, who is an ENT, to his clinic days. Since then, I knew I wanted to be a doctor when I grew up. I earned my Medical Degree from La Universidad de Zulia, in Maracaibo, Venezuela. After graduating, I worked for a year in a rural setting, where I had the chance to work as the only attending physician in the outpatient center.
During that time, I treated patients of different ages and socioeconomic status. I had the
opportunity to follow them until their recovery enriching my decision of becoming a Family Medicine Doctor. Being able to follow up throughout the life of a patient is priceless for me. I would like to keep treating a broad spectrum of diseases that could be treated in the family medicine environment.