Mary Hooshmand, Ph.D., RN

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    Mary Hooshmand

Assistant Clinical Professor

University of Miami

Boca Raton, FL

Regional Nursing Director for Children’s Medical Services (CMS) Southeast Florida Region, which is the lead Title V agency in the state of Florida for children with special health care needs.  This region encompasses six counties in the south Florida region which extends from the Ft. Lauderdale area in the south to Vero Beach in the north and from the coastal region of the east to Lake Okeechobie in the west. Her background includes over 30 years nursing experience including state government positions in New York and Florida.  In 1994, she joined the Florida Department of Health where she has held progressive leadership positions beginning at the Palm Beach County Health Department and, since 1998, with Children’s Medical Services (CMS) where she began as the Nursing Director for the Ft. Lauderdale area office. She has led regional transition teams from across six counties to develop and implement regionalization plans.  Dr. Hooshmand is directly responsible for operations, budget, personnel, quality management, clinical, and care coordination programs for over 19,000 children with special health care needs across the region.  Dr.  Hooshmand is a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow alumnus and has been professionally affiliated with various community programs and statewide initiatives including the March of Dimes, Make-A-Wish, and the Florida Department of Health CMS Privatization Taskforce.  She has been recognized for both her service and leadership. Awards include a New York State Assembly Citation, University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies 2010 Distinguished Alumni, March of Dimes Service Recognition, several Prudential Davis Productivity Awards, Nursing Spectrum Nurse Manager of the Year, and the Broward County 2009 Outstanding Mother of the Year for her contributions to children and families.  Ms. Hooshmand has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, New York; a Master of Science in Nursing from Russell Sage College, Troy, New York; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing from the University of Miami.