Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of April 9, 2018

Geoffrey Young, M.D., has been named chief of Head and Neck Cancer Surgery at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida.
Geoffrey Young, M.D., has been named chief of Head and Neck Cancer Surgery at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida.


Esther Park will be vice president of programming at ArtCenter/South Florida, a visual arts organization. She most recently was director of alumni and public programs at the National YoungArts Foundation. Park has a bachelor’s degree in radical political economy in mass media culture from Mount Holyoke College.


At rbb communications, nine team members have become equity partners. They are: Sandra Fine Ericson, senior vice president and director of results measurement; Laura Guitar, executive vice president; Jeanine Karp, vice president; Lisette Loughner, vice president of human resources; Josh Merkin, vice president; Abdul Muhammad II, chief digital officer; Rashid Saker, director of operations; Maite Vélez-Couto, vice president; and Shawn Warmstein, vice president.


Harry K. Moon, M.D. will be executive vice president and chief operating officer at Nova Southeastern University effective July 15. Most recently, he was founder and president of Himmarshee Surgical Partners. He has a bachelor’s from Tulane and a M.D. from the University of South Alabama.

Traci Wilk was named senior vice president of people at The Learning Experience, which is based in Deerfield Beach. She previously was chief people officer for Rag & Bone, where she led the opening of three global offices.

At KIPP, a national nonprofit network of charter schools:

▪ Leyla Bravo has been named principal of KIPP Sunrise Academy, the network’s first school in Miami. It is scheduled to launch in Liberty City in August. Bravo, who has a degree in government from Harvard, previously was the assistant principal at KIPP Infinity Middle School in Harlem.

▪ Kayla Johnson has been named an assistant principal of Sunrise Academy. She most recently was a manager of teacher leadership development at Teach for America. Johnson has degrees in English and criminology from the University of Florida and a master’s in teaching, learning and curriculum from Drexel University.

▪ Monica Kress will be managing director of operations for the KIPP Miami region. She was with the network in New Jersey, and she has a graduate degree from Pace University.


Daniel de Ontanon will be CEO of Insigneo, which is based in Miami. Most recently, he was head of Americas Investment Services at Citi Private Bank, where he was responsible for the region’s investment teams. De Ontanon graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, San Juan


At Broward Health Community Health Services:

▪ Tiana Blount has been named associate vice president, ambulatory operations. She previously was director of operations for Broward Health Weston and Broward Health Urgent Care. Blount has a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and long-term care administration, as well as a master’s degree in healthcare administration, from The Ohio State University.

▪ Aldo Calvo has been named Community Health Services’ medical director and will manage patient care and quality. For nearly 20 years, Calvo has cared for patients at Clinicas de las Americas. He has a medical degree from NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Babette Ferre-Kosar has been named by the Hollywood-based Memorial Foundation as director of development for the Memorial Cancer Institute. She was executive director of the I Care I Cure Childhood Cancer Foundation. She has a bachelor’s from FIU, a master’s in education from Baldwin-Wallace College and a master’s in paralegal studies from George Washington University.


Matthew J. McGuane, an attorney at Levine Kellogg Lehman Schneider + Grossman in Miami, has been named partner at the firm. He focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and real property law. McGuane has a bachelor’s in finance and economics, an MBA and a J.D. from the University of Miami.

Tom Robertson has been named partner at Bercow Radell Fernandez & Larkin, a land-use and zoning law firm in Miami. Robertson, a former Miami- Dade County attorney, joined the firm in 2015. He has a J.D., and an MBA, from UM.


Lisa J. Rahman has been named president and chief executive officer of Goodman Jewish Family Services of Broward County. She was director of administration, program and grants. Rahman has a BBA from Hofstra and an MBA from Adelphi.


Ken Silberling has been named senior regional vice president for South Florida at Truss, opening the Fort Lauderdale office for the Chicago-based commercial real estate tech company. He was previously vice president of sales at Capital Business Solutions in Deerfield Beach. Silberling has a bachelor’s from Florida State University and an MBA from Georgetown.

Luis Chacon of OneWorld Properties has been named sales director for YotelPad Miami by Aria Development Group.

Laura San José of Douglas Elliman has been named on-site sales director for 321 at Water’s Edge, an 11-story, 23-unit waterfront condominium tower in Fort Lauderdale.

This column lists high-level promotions of senior executives at the director level and above who are based in Broward, Miami-Dade or Monroe counties. These announcements, which also are at, are for full-time, paid positions. Send items to Put “Movers” in the subject line.

Mover’s spotlight

Name: Geoffrey Young, M.D.

New job: Chief of Head and Neck Cancer Surgery at Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida.

Previous job: Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. He was assistant professor of otolaryngology at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine.

About: Dr. Young specializes in the surgical treatment of cancers affecting the head and neck region, including melanomas of the skin occurring above the clavicles. He has expertise and experience in trans oral robotic surgery and trans oral laser microsurgery

Also: The Miami Cancer Institute is the state’s only member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance.

Education: Medical degree and a doctorate in molecular and cellular pathology from the University of Alabama. He completed a residency in general surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. Post-doctoral training included a fellowship in head and neck surgery at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Best advice: One of the hardest lessons to learn as a surgeon is when NOT to operate: A trusted mentor once told me that just because we CAN do something doesn’t mean we SHOULD. I always keep that in the back my head and try to make treatment decisions based on the patient rather than the disease.

See past senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for 2017:

▪ Jan. 2, 2017

▪ Jan. 9, 2017

▪ Jan. 16, 2017

▪ Jan. 23, 2017

▪ Jan. 30, 2017

▪ Feb. 6, 2017

▪ Feb. 13, 2017

▪ Feb. 20, 2017

▪ Feb. 27, 2017

▪ March 6, 2017

▪ March 13, 2017

▪ March 20, 2017

▪ March 27, 2017

▪ April 3, 2017

▪ April 10, 2017

▪ April 17, 2017

▪ April 24, 2017

▪ May 1, 2017

▪ May 8, 2017

▪ May 15, 2017

▪ May 22, 2017

▪ May 29, 2017

▪ June 5, 2017

▪ June 12, 2017

▪ June 19, 2017

▪ June 26, 2017

▪ July 3, 2017

▪ July 10, 2017

▪ July 17, 2017

▪ July 24, 2017

▪ July 31, 2017

▪ Aug. 7, 2017

▪ Aug. 14, 2017

▪ Aug. 21, 2017

▪ Aug. 28, 2017

▪ Sept. 4, 2017

▪ Sept. 11, 2017

(No Movers ran on Sept. 18, 2017)

▪ Sept. 25, 2017

▪ Oct. 3, 2017

▪ Oct. 9, 2017

▪ Oct. 16, 2017

▪ Oct. 23, 2017

▪ Oct. 31, 2017

▪ Nov. 5, 2017

▪ Nov. 13, 2017

▪ Nov. 20, 2017

(No Movers ran on Nov. 27, 2017)

▪ Dec. 4, 2017

▪ Dec. 11, 2017

▪ Dec. 18, 2017

(No Movers ran on Jan. 1, 2018)

▪ Jan. 8, 2018

▪ Jan. 15, 2018

▪ Jan. 22, 2018

▪ Jan. 29, 2018

▪ Feb. 5, 2018

▪ Feb. 12, 2018

▪ Feb. 19, 2018

▪ Feb. 26, 2018

▪ March 5, 2018

▪ March 12, 2018

▪ March 19, 2018

▪ March 26, 2018

(No Movers ran on April 2, 2018)