Jeffrey Horstmyer, MD, FAAN – Chief Executive Officer As CEO, Dr. Horstmyer is responsible for leading the organization in meeting its strategic goals. Dr. Horstmyer’s background includes him serving as Founding Chairman of the Department of Neurology at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (2007-2014). Dr. Horstmyer completed his neurology residency training at Jackson Memorial Hospital/UM where he was appointed as the first administrative chief resident of neurology and was a fellow in neuromuscular neurology and electro-neurophysiology. He is committed to the advancement of medical education and serves as a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and New York Academy of Science, and a member of the advisory board of Biomedical Engineering at FIU. Dr. Horstmyer is also the founder of the MS Center of Miami and the Miami-Dade Stroke Consortium, non-profit organizations for the improvement of neurological care in Multiple Sclerosis and stroke.
Nina Nikolic – Chief Financial Officer Nina is responsible for financial modeling and revenue projections, business and operational planning and financing. She is the founder of Idea Capital, an advisory focused on assisting early stage companies and non-profits with strategy, market positioning and financials. Nina earned her BBA in Finance at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. She began her career as analyst at JHS Capital where she was in charge of co-managing a $150 million portfolio of clients’ assets. Since founding Idea Capital, she has advised over 20 companies and numerous community organizations on their growth, financial and fundraising strategies. She serves on the board of directors of Student Managed Investment Fund at FIU and Creativatory.
Paul Rothman – Executive Vice President As an entrepreneur and healthcare executive for over 25 years, Paul Rothman has been unwavering in his dedication to improving quality and delivery of healthcare services. Most recently, Paul was the founding President of Prestige Health Choice, Inc. Prestige is a for-profit Managed Care Organization formed in 2007 as a safety net health plan. Today, Prestige serves over 315,000 Medicaid eligible Floridians in 59 counties. The Company was purchased by Florida True Health. FTH is owned by Florida Blu and AmeriHealth Caritas (BCBS) in October 2015. Paul brings the Foundation a thorough understanding of managed care demands and regulatory requirements. He has developed value based financial models, data analytic systems, led teams that implemented successful quality measures and successfully built complex health delivery systems that resulted in positive financial outcomes. Paul’s experience is wide ranging. He has founded both provider and Payor organizations, developed HMO, ACO’s, MSO’s and Long Term Care entities. In addition to the business of health care he has also been a leader in healthcare policy. Among his many accomplishments, he was a team leader in the in U.S. Department of Defense MHSS 2020 project healthcare restructuring program impacting eleven million service members and their families, worked with the Fetzer Foundation in developing patient centered care models, and has served national healthcare association boards. In 2015 he was the recipient of the prestigious Jessie Trice Health Hero Award and in 2016 he was inducted into the Miami-Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame for achievements in healthcare.
Tamara M. Robinett – Executive Director As Executive Director, Ms. Robinett is responsible for overall coordination of community partnership activities, patient recruitment, patient educational resources and programs, and supervision of coordinators and navigators. Ms. Robinett brings a wealth of marketing experience having started her career in communications and public relations in New York City, moving onto business management and operations for the French houses of Revillon and Balmain. Her foray into healthcare began in sales for Saint-Gobain Desjonqueres North America, manufacturer of high grade pharmaceutical glass, and expanded in Broward when she aided in the growth and development of SMC Rehab, an outpatient rehabilitation facility focused on senior patients. There, she also helped in conducting a study to evaluate physical and occupational therapy for Parkinson’s disease, and served as the liaison for the National Parkinson’s Foundation. She also served as the Center Coordinator for the MS Centers of Florida Foundation, and most recently for the Neuroscience Centers of Florida Foundation where she propelled the foundation from its startup phase to become an ‘innovative disruptor’ of the current healthcare system. Ms. Robinett received her education in New York City at Walden School and is a graduate with honors from Université de Grenoble, Faculty of Languages and Letters, in Grenoble, France. She is fluent in Spanish, French, and Italian.
Jennifer Reed – Program Director As program director, Jennifer ensures the overall success of the Foundation’s major programs. She began her role with the Foundation as Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Stroke Consortium, a County-wide organization gathering EMS and hospital data to improve stroke care and outcomes. Jennifer is an attorney by trade, earning her JD from Florida International University’s College of Law. Prior to joining the Foundation, she spent the majority of her professional career in the Specialty Pharmacy space as a Pharmacy Technician and then Operations & Compliance Manager.