Florida CO-CHAIR

Marisel Losa

President & CEO
Health Council of South Florida

As President and CEO of the Health Council of South Florida, Ms. Losa directs a team of dedicated health professionals committed to providing services in a variety of areas which include strategic health planning and service coordination; program development and evaluation; chronic disease management and health disparities; and promotion of wellness and healthy lifestyles for both Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.
 
Ms. Losa has over 30 years of experience in the health care arena in Miami-Dade County and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration from Barry University and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Florida International University. Prior to her position at the Council, she was the Director of Mission Services at Mercy Hospital and Director of the St. John Bosco Clinic, which provides free medical care to the uninsured and underserved populations of Miami-Dade. As the Project Manager for Reach Out Miami Project, Ms. Losa also had the opportunity to work with Camillus Health Concern, and was responsible for recruiting volunteer physicians to provide free medical services at these sites.
 
Her extensive understanding of the healthcare arena allows for the analytical knowledge, skills and experience to support the development and implementation of collaborative efforts that improve service delivery systems in our community. She leads a dynamic and visionary organization that champions best-practice policies and evidence based methodologies. The organizational environment is one that is thoroughly committed to accountability, cost effectiveness and, most importantly, to planning of culturally appropriate programming that increases access to critical services, improves outcomes, and reduces health disparities.
 
Ms. Losa is the recipient of numerous honors which include: the Bank of America Foundation, Neighborhood Excellence Local Hero Award; the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Health Care Hero Award; the Florida International University, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Professional Leadership Award; the Florida International University, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Community Service Award; the Mercy Hospital, Mercy Heart Award for Outstanding Directors; and the Florida Department of Health, Outstanding Achievement Award.
 
She currently serves on the following Boards and Committees: the March of Dimes Board of Directors; the Florida Department of Health, Office of Minority Health, Racial and Ethnic Disparities Advisory Committee; the University of Miami Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute; the Building a Healthy Community Preventing Childhood Obesity Program Advisory Council; the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade for which Ms. Losa is the Co-Chair; the Florida International University Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, External Advisory Committee; and is also an adjunct professor in the graduate program.
 

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