Faculty and Staff

Jeffrey Beal, MD, AAHIVS

Jeffrey Beal is the Clinical Director for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. He is Medical Director of the HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Program in the Bureau of Communicable Diseases, Division of Disease Control and Protection for the Florida Department of Health. Dr. Beal received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and his medical degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. He completed an internship in Family Practice and Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College. He completed the Internal Medicine Residency program and a fourth-year fellowship in Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma and then stayed on the faculty, where he developed and ran a specialized clinic for Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Gay-Related Immune Deficiency. After 20 years in an academic, clinical research, and private practice setting in Oklahoma, he relocated to Florida where he continues working in the field of HIV/AIDS focused in an administrative and educational capacity. He continues seeing patients in primarily rural health department settings where the need is greatest. Dr. Beal has volunteered in Central America for the past 20 years on various medical missions. At present, he serves as Medical Consultant to JustHope, Inc., an organization that provides base community support, including health care services to residents of Chacraseca, Nicaragua.

 

Debbie Cestaro-Seifer, BSN, MS

Debbie Cestaro-Seifer is the Project Coordinator for the Florida/Caribbean Telehealth Education Training Center and also a Clinical Trainer with the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center.

 

 

Raquel Cordovi Garcia

Raquel Cordovi Garcia is the Evaluation Assistant for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. She assists on the development of evaluation instruments, data analysis, and evaluation summaries. She is a student at the University of South Florida majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Public Health.

 

Lynn Deitrick, RN, PhD

Lynn Deitrick is a Clinical Educator for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience, spending the last 13 years as a nurse, educator, researcher, and writer. Dr. Deitrick has developed and presented educational sessions for topics on HIV, spoken at national conferences, and previously prepared two online educational modules for hospital staff. In addition to her wealth of knowledge and clinical education experience, Dr. Deitrick has published 25 peer-reviewed journal articles. She holds a Doctorate in Applied Medical Anthropology from the University of South Florida.

 

Jonathan Elder, BA

Jonathan Elder is the Fiscal and Business Specialist for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. He provides fiscal support with purchase transactions, payroll data entry, and grant project account reconciliations. He is a Navy veteran and holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the Ohio State University.

 

Maribel Gonzalez, MSN, ARNP

Maribel Gonzalez is a Clinical Educator for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center (F/C AETC), based out of the Cape Coral office. She has more than 15 years of healthcare experience, spending the last 10 years as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner. Dedicated to public health, Ms. Gonzalez has worked as a community health nurse, educator, and researcher in public health settings. Most recently, Ms. Gonzalez served as the primary clinician for a rural Ryan White Part C clinic. She has developed and presented as a guest speaker at multiple F/C AETC annual conferences.

 

Adrian Green, BS

Adrian Green is the Graphic Production Assistant Designer for the Center. He assists in the creative development of the printed marketing materials and brand promotion.

 

 

Karen Hahn, BA

Karen Hahn is the Media Technologist for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. She is in charge of scheduling and administering webinars, events, and meetings; editing and producing the video for our websites and social media; and is in charge of providing technical support and training to faculty and staff on the use of training technologies, including web-based video conferencing and audience response systems.

 

Thais Iznaga, BS

Thais Iznaga is a Statistical Data Analyst for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center (F/C AETC). Ms. Iznaga works under the supervision of the Regional Evaluator of the F/C AETC and is responsible for the development and management of evaluation instruments, data analysis, and preparation of evaluation summaries for subsequent dissemination. She is also the lead person on evaluation of preceptorships and chart reviews. Ms. Iznaga received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science from the University of South Florida, where she had the opportunity to complete a 6-week NIH funded training in Biostatistics. Upon graduation, she worked as an Evaluation Assistant for the F/C AETC and as a Research Assistant in a prostate cancer community trial at Moffitt Cancer Center. Ms. Iznaga is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health (Epidemiology and Biostatistics) degree from the University of South Florida. She hopes to graduate by fall 2015.

          

Adis Kreso, BA

Adis Kreso is the Statistical Data Analyst and Data Manager for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. Mr. Kreso is responsible for data base management, training of database users, and preparation of internal and external reports including HRSA and National Evaluation Center mandated reports related to trainings offered by the Center.

 

Millie Leach, RN, BSN

Millie Leach is the Program Manager/Clinical Educator for the Perinatal HIV Prevention Program. Mrs. Leach has been a Nurse Educator for more than 20 years.

 

                 

Dori Liriano, AA

Dori Liriano is the Staff Assistant for the Center. She processes purchase orders and travel, and provides administrative support to the department as needed.

 

                             

Anna Mayor, MA

Anna Mayor is the Communications and Marketing Officer for the Center. Ms. Mayor manages communication and marketing initiatives to create awareness of resources and training opportunities. She coordinates the production and maintenance of promotional marketing materials and represents the Center at various conferences. Ms. Mayor also manages communication lists, website content, and social media.
                             

Kimberly Molnar, MAcc

Kimberly Molnar is the Director and Co-Principal Investigator for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. She also serves as co-Principal Investigator for the Florida/Caribbean Telehealth Training Center and the Perinatal Prevention Project.  Ms. Molnar manages the fiscal, administrative, and programmatic aspects of all of the Center’s funded programs. She manages sub-agreements with various training partners and serves as the primary contact for all federal and regional partners. She manages the pre and post-award grant requirements including funding agency reporting requirements. Ms. Molnar came to the Florida Mental Health Institute in August 1988 and has extensive experience in the management of contracts and grants. Ms. Molnar earned a Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida in 1995.

 

Joanne Orrick, PharmD, AAHIVP

Joanne Orrick is the Associate Director for the Center. She is an active participant in medical chart reviews and also conducts pharmacotherapy chart reviews specifically evaluating antiretroviral therapy and drug-drug interactions. She is co-editor of the HIV CareLink Newsletter and several Treatment Guideline Resources published by the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center.

                         

Efrain Santos

Efrain Santos is an Administrative Assistant for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center and is based in Cape Coral. He supports various clinical and administrative functions. He is currently pursuing a degree in nursing at Edison State College.

 

Julianne Serovich, PhD

Julianne Serovich is the Director for the USF Center for HIV Education and Research. She is also the Dean for USF’s College of Behavioral Community Sciences. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University.  Her Doctoral degree in Child and Family Development is from the University of Georgia.  In addition to serving as Principal Investigator for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center grant, she has been the principal investigator of seven other federally funded research grants, including the current project titled: Intervention to Assist MSM Disclose HIV Status to Casual Sex Partners.  Dr. Serovich has been studying HIV disclosure and issues related to the lives of lesbian, gay, and bisexual persons for over 20 years. This work has resulted in over 60 book chapters and peer reviewed publications.

 

Alyssa Shuey, BA

Alyssa Shuey is a Graphic Design Assistant for the ETI and the F/C AETC. She will assist in the creative development of the printed marketing materials and brand promotion.
                               

 

Suzanne Stevens, MSW

Suzanne Stevens is the Program Manager for the Expanded Testing Initiative of the Florida Department of Health. She also coordinates the F/C AETC CDC HIV testing initiative and medical case management (MCM) training programs and serves as a case management expert for the F/C AETC-Project ECHO® program. Ms. Stevens spent the last ten years as a Health Services and Facilities Consultant with the Florida Department of Health, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Section. Ms. Stevens provided technical assistance throughout the State of Florida as it relates to medical case management and core program eligibility requirements for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Her vast experience also includes implementation of Medicaid and Medicare program changes, implementation of service contracts, and the development and rollout of statewide policies and procedures. Previously she worked for 10 years as the Director of Client Services for an AIDS Service Organization, and has extensive experience in both providing and overseeing case management and direct client services.

 

David Waldron, BSN, RN

David Waldron is an HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist and a person living with HIV. A long time patient advocate, Mr. Waldron has been involved in local, state, and national advocacy and policy making HIV/AIDS organizations since the beginning of the epidemic. He has been associated with the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center since its inception and helped develop the chart review instrument that is used to assess the training and technical assistance needs of HIV service providers. He also provides training for medical case managers and onsite training of HIV clinic nurses.

 

Hesborn Wao, PhD

Hesborn Wao is the Regional Evaluator for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center. Dr. Wao oversees data management activities, design and implementation of effective evaluation to assess the effectiveness of the region’s clinical education and training programs, and dissemination of evaluation reports. He is also an Assistant Professor with the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Health Outcomes Research at the University of South Florida.

 

Pamela M. Young

Pamela Young is the Program Coordinator responsible for the Expanded Testing Initiative (ETI) project of the Florida Department of Health. She is based at the University of Miami-Comprehensive AIDS Program where she has worked for the last 18 years. Ms. Young is an affected member of the HIV community via her adopted daughter. Her duties have included enrolling clients into the South Florida SDIS Network and Ryan White programs and, working in Jackson Memorial’s HIV clinics to assess client’s financial status and provide referrals. Ms. Young has also been the billing supervisor and worked with individual departments within the University to ensure a sure smooth billing process.

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