RALPH ZAGHA, M.D. |
Ralph Zagha is always ready for a challenge. He selected urology as his specialty due to the vast opportunities to help both men and women achieve positive health outcomes by performing both medical and surgical interventions. Dr. Zagha has been practicing urology in Broward County since 2006. Dr. Zagha is able to perform minimally invasive procedures to help cure many urological conditions from kidney stones to prostate enlargement to tumors.
Dr. Zagha has been involved in many leadership roles throughout Broward County. He is active at the Broward County Medical Association (BCMA) serving on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. He is the 2016-2017 President of the BCMA. He currently serves as Vice Chief of Staff at North Shore, Florida Medical Center campus in Lauderdale Lakes. Previously, he had served as Chief of Surgery at North Shore, Florida Medical Center. He is an active member of the Medical Executive Committee at HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital.
He also serves on other committees at University Hospital in Tamarac and Plantation General Hospital in Plantation. Dr. Zagha completed his surgical preliminary years at Massachusetts General Hospital and urology residency at the Lahey Clinic and Boston Children’s Hospital. He earned his M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Zagha obtained his B.S. degree from the University of California, San Diego with honors in chemistry, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
CYNTHIA S. PETERSON |
1990 – present Chief Executive Officer of the Broward County Medical Association
Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Directs and coordinates all programs and major activities of the 1500 physician membership association to include their Foundation and Political Action Committee
1996-present CEO, Broward County Society of Plastic Surgeons, & Broward County Pediatric Society
Executive Director, Indian River County Medical Society, Vero Beach, Florida
Has served and continues to serve on the Boards of several community organizations:
- Board Member, MediVan Health & Community Services 1990-2008
- Board Member, Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition of Broward County 1990-2007, Living Legacy Award 2012.
- United Way Campaign Cabinet, 2004-2007
- Leadership Broward Foundation Board, 1996-2002
- Broward County Comprehensive School Health Advisory Committee, 1990-present
- Board, Broward Healthy Start Coalition, Inc., 1992-2004
- Board, Broward Regional Health Planning Council, 2011-2014
- Board, Debbie’s Dream Foundation, 2015-present
- Board, United Way Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse, 2001-present
- Advisory Board, Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, 2004-2009
- Advisory Board, South Area, American Lung Association of the SE, Inc. 2003 – present
- Chair, Board of Governors, 2015 – present
- Board of Directors, American Lung Association of the Southeast, Inc., 2007-2014
- Honorary Board Member, Special Olympics of Broward County, 2000-present
- Affiliate Member, American Medical Association 1996-present
- Board Member, Gold Coast/South Florida Medical Group Management Association, 1990s and again 2006 – present
- Member, Conference of Florida Medical Society Executives, President 1991, 1980-present
Outstanding Board Member, South Area, American Lung Association of Florida, 2006
- March of Dimes Woman of Distinction 2001
- American Diabetes Valor Award 2001
- Special Recognition Award, Broward County Health Department, 2000
- Outstanding Health Service Leader, Institute of Health Policy, Nova Southeastern University, 1996
- 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County, 2009
- Florida Healthcare Coalition(FHCC), Community Leadership Award, 2009
- 2011 Guardian of Florida Award, I Am Florida Foundation, Inc.
- Leadership Broward Fun Lunch Honoree 2012
JOSEPH “Joe” KAUFMAN |
Local Leader & Candidate for US Congress District 23
Co-founded Americans Against Hate, a not-for-profit dedicated to fighting bigotry and terrorism.
He worked with the FBI, Homeland Security and Department of Defense to identify, route out and imprison terrorists active worldwide with a focus on protecting America.
XIMENA LEVY, M.D. |
Ximena Levy specializes in Health Economics & Outcomes Research-Hospital/Clinical Care Quality. She has an extensive background in Health Economics & Outcomes Evaluations, Health Quality Care Assurance, Health Quality Care Evaluations,
International Research in HIV/TB.
She is an experience, Founder & CEO of Zilonis Health Economics Consulting Group
since 2010, Boca Raton, Fl. Also serves ,FIU since July 2010 until August 2012 Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area.
Dr. Ximena Levy is the Chief Medical Officer of Sunwave Health Solutions. Prior to this role, Dr. Levy worked as a consultant in health economics and as a scientific researcher specializing in adolescents and substance abuse. Dr. Levy has been an advisor in health economics for governments, pharmaceuticals companies, and academic institutions such as the University of Miami and Florida International University, among others.
She earned her Master of Science in Public Health from Harvard University and received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Universidad Javeriana in Colombia. She moved to the United States when she was awarded with a scholarship from the National Institutes of Health for a fellowship in HIV/AIDS International Research at the University of Miami. Last, Dr. Levy is married and has one daughter.
DR. JESSICA LEON |
Dr. Leon possesses a unique combination of education and experience, and a genuine passion to help individuals (children through adults) and families in need.
She holds a Masters in Social Work and a Doctorate from Barry University
with a specialty in Marriage, Family, and Couples Therapy, and is a member
of five prestigious honor societies. She has affiliations within four leading associations in her field, and works as a volunteer for ten charitable organizations. She is also a registered play and sand-tray
A therapist for over fifteen years, Dr. Leon’s professional experience
includes working with a diversity of individuals and families in her private
practice, and employment as a Suicide Prevention Counselor and ESE Family
Counselor (Broward Schools), a Prevention Programs Manager, a Clinical
Manager, a Parent Educator, and a Behavior Management Specialist. She has
also studied anxieties and phobias in top research clinics nationwide.
Dr. Leon is a television and Podcast personality. She is a regular on Lifetime Television’s hit show “Mission Makeover”. Check out clips from the show here.
Her professional goals are two-fold: To help individuals and families in
crisis and to abolish the stigma associated with mental health issues and
their treatment. Dr. Leon resides in South Florida with her husband and their three young sons.
DR. REVITAL GOODMAN |
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified EMDR clinician, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with deep clinical experience in the treatment of trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief, and loss.
Through her work in high-end treatment centers for dual diagnoses, at mental health facilities, in private practice, and through thousands of hours practicing with groups and individuals, she supports and guides her clients in order to set them free to move forward in their lives.
Her focus is on resolving trauma and past negative experiences, emotional regulation and emotional well-being, controlling and managing anger, enriching interpersonal skills, and establishing positive behavioral modifications.
As a therapist, Revital invest clinical expertise and knowledge to provide clients with the highest level of care. A good therapeutic relationship is based on safety and trust. Revital is fully empathetic, care, provides honest, and direct feedback to guide her clients in their process of change.
ROBERT ELLIS |
Bob Ellis practices in the areas of Internet and technology law, business and corporate law, international and domestic commercial transactions, securities law, intellectual property law, estate planning, and drone law (law of Unmanned Aerial Systems or UAS). He is a frequent speaker on topics related to the Internet, digital technology law, international private law, and legal ethics.
He is the author of the 2016 edition of Stuckey & Ellis, Internet and Online Law (Law Journal Press), and the author of numerous articles and op-ed pieces regarding legal topics. His recent articles cover Drone Law ( Drones and the Law: What You Need to Know), Digital Estate Planning ( Estate Planning in the Age of Digital Possessions), Bitcoin ( What’s the Deal with Bitcoin?), and Online Privacy (The New Privacy: Internet Laws for a Hyper-Public World). He has twice testified before Congress on information law topics. He has served as chair of the Ohio State Bar Association’s International Law Committee, as chair of its OSBA’s Digital Technology Law Committee, and as a member of the OSBA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Multi-jurisdictional Practice. He is fluent in German and Russian.
Bob holds a B.A. from Ohio State and a J.D. from the Antioch School of Law. He was a Fulbright Scholar, and later a DAAD Scholar, for legal studies in Germany. He served in the U.S. Army for three years, doing intelligence work. He is a longtime aircraft owner and pilot. He is married and has two sons.