Movers

Senior-level hires and promotions for the week of Sept. 23, 2019

Dr. Rogelio E. Ribas has been named corporate vice president of Baptist Health International, which is a part of Baptist Health South Florida.
Dr. Rogelio E. Ribas has been named corporate vice president of Baptist Health International, which is a part of Baptist Health South Florida.

EDUCATION

Bernadine Douglas has been appointed vice president for institutional advancement at Barry University, beginning Nov. 1. She is currently vice president for alumni and college relations at Berea College in Kentucky. Before that, she was vice president of external relations at Embry-Riddle University in Daytona Beach. Douglas has a bachelor’s in public relations from the University of Florida and an MBA from Webster University.

LAW

Rossana Arteaga-Gomez has joined AXS Law Group in Wynwood as a partner in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution department. Arteaga-Gomez, a trial lawyer, was formerly a partner with Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stumpf in Miami. Her background is in civil litigation and criminal defense in state and federal court. She has a bachelor’s in English literature, and a J.D., from the University of Miami.

Carol Barnhart has rejoined Greenberg Traurig as a shareholder in the firm’s Miami corporate practice. Barnhart was most recently at packaging manufacturer Grupo Phoenix, where she was general counsel, chief compliance officer and chief HR officer. She has a bachelor’s in business administration, and a J.D., from the University of Miami.

Christina I. Echeverri has been elected a partner at Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine. Echeverri, who has been an associate at the firm, focuses her practice on divorce, post-judgment proceedings, enforcement proceedings, paternity actions and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Echeverri has a bachelor’s from Florida International University and a J.D. from St. Thomas University.

Jordi Guso has been elected by Berger Singerman’s equity partners to a four-year term as the firm’s managing partner effective Jan. 1. Guso joined the firm in 1997 and has been on the firm’s executive committee since 2013.

Arturo Ross has joined Akerman in Miami as a partner in the labor and employment practice group. He was at Gunster. Ross maintains a broad national and local practice representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has a bachelor’s from Cornell in industrial and labor relations and a J.D. from the University of Miami.

NONPROFITS

Jorge Abreu has been named manager of exhibits and community engagement at the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition. He was at the Dade County Farm Bureau, where as executive director, he lobbied on behalf of the agricultural community in Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. Previously, Abreu was president and owner of West Kendall Nursery for more than 16 years. He also has been vice president of Altima International Group. Abreu has a bachelor’s in environmental horticulture and animal biology from the University of Florida and an MBA from Florida International University.

At ADL Florida:

Marsha Frith has been named education director at the anti-defamation league in Boca Raton. She was at the Institute of International Education and was based in New York. Frith, a graduate of Wellesley, has a master’s in English from Brooklyn College.

Liat Altman was named director of Latin American affairs last year and has recently relocated to South Florida from New York. She was the program director of JCC mid-Westchester in Scarsdale. Altman has a bachelor’s in business from the Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas and a master’s in international affairs from Columbia.

Jessica Schapiro and Zohar Casden have been named associate directors of development. Schapiro was at Masa Israel Journey. She has a bachelor’s in political science and Judaic studies from George Washington University and a master’s in fundraising management from Columbia. Casden was at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County. She is a graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

Roberto Pesant has been named senior managing director, investment sales at Berkadia. He will be based in the firm’s Miami and Boca Raton offices. The firm, a joint venture of Berkshire Hathaway and Jefferies Financial group, offers an array of services to its multifamily and commercial property clients. Pesant was managing director in the Miami office of Walker & Dunlop. He has a bachelor’s from Trinity College and an MBA from Emory.

Scott V. Strickland has joined Blue Box Real Estate as senior vice president and will be based in Miami. Blue Box is a commercial real estate firm specializing in advisory services for landlords and tenants. Strickland was executive vice president at JLL in Miami.

See past senior-level hires and promotions in South Florida for 2017-2018: 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 ) (No Movers ran on April 2, 2018) April 9, 2018 ▪ April 16, 2018 ▪ April 23, 2018 ▪ April 30, 2018 May 7, 2018 May 14, 2018 May 21, 2018 May 28, 2018 June 4, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 18, 2018 June 25, 2018 (No Movers ran on July 9, 2018) July 16, 2018 July 23, 2018 July 30, 2018 Aug. 6, 2018 Aug. 13, 2018 Aug. 20, 2018 Aug. 27, 2018 Sept. 3, 2018 Sept. 10, 2018 Sept. 17, 2018 Sept. 24, 2018 Oct. 1, 2018 Oct. 8, 2018 Oct. 15, 2018 (No Movers ran on Oct. 22, 2018) Oct. 29, 2018 Nov. 5, 2018 Nov. 12, 2018 Nov. 19, 2018 Nov. 26, 2018 Dec. 3, 2018 Dec. 10, 2018 Dec. 17, 2018 Dec. 24, 2018 (No Movers on Dec. 31, 2018) Jan. 7, 2019 Jan. 14, 2019 Jan. 21, 2019 Jan. 28, 2019 Feb. 4, 2019 Feb. 11, 2019 Feb. 18, 2019 Feb. 25, 2019 March 4, 2019 March 11, 2019 March 18, 2019 March 25, 2019 April 1, 2019 April 8, 2019 April 15, 2019 April 22, 2019 April 29, 2019 May 6, 2019 May 13, 2019 May 20, 2019 May 27, 2019 June 3, 2019 (No Movers ran on June 17, 2019) June 24, 2019 July 1, 2019 July 8, 2019 July 15, 2019 July 22, 2019 July 29, 2019 (No Movers ran on Aug. 5, 2019) Aug. 12, 2019 Aug. 19, 2019 Aug. 26, 2019 (No Movers ran on on Sept. 2, 2019) Sept. 9, 2019 Sept. 16, 2019

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Mover’s spotlight

Name: Dr. Rogelio E. Ribas

New position: Corporate vice president of Baptist Health International, which is a part of Baptist Health South Florida.

About: He will lead business development and manage relationships with international insurers, physicians, governments and potential partners, as well as oversee international consulting services, marketing and public relations, and a team of 11 in-country managers across Latin America and the Caribbean.

From: He had been interim leader of Baptist Health International, responsible for developing physician relations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, catastrophic patient case reviews, insurance collaborations, patient support services and air ambulance transfers.

Also: Dr. Ribas joined Baptist Health International in 2011 as director of international healthcare partnerships and insurance development and was promoted to assistant vice president in 2013.

Education: Dr. Ribas has a bachelor’s, and medical degrees, from the Escuela Autónoma de Ciencias Médicas in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Best advice: To always be mindful of what our patients and their families are going through. It’s our job to make their experience as straightforward and manageable as possible during their most vulnerable moments.

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