Family Practice

Serge Thys, M.D.
Serge Thys, M.D.Staff Physician

Serge Thys, M.D.

Staff Physician

Dr. Thys joined FoundCare in 2015, after completing his residency at the University of Arkansas. He received his M.D. from Ross University in Dominica. He is a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician and has hospital affiliations with JFK Medical Center. Dr. Thys is fluent in English and Creole.

Gabrijela Mekic-Ruiz, APRN,FNP-BC,C
Gabrijela Mekic-Ruiz, APRN,FNP-BC,C Nurse Practitioner

Gabrijela Mekic-Ruiz, APRN, FNP-BC,C

Nurse Practitioner

Gabrijela joined FoundCare in 2016, after becoming a Family Practice APRN. Before obtaining her APRN, she worked as an RN for seven years. Gabrijela received her BSN from Nova Southeastern University and her MSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Her areas of focus include preventative health and women’s health. Gabrijela is fluent in English, Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.

Vladimir Laroche, M.D.
Vladimir Laroche, M.D.Staff Physician

Vladimir Laroche, M.D.

Staff Physician

Dr. Laroche joined FoundCare in 2019, bringing with him 38 years of experience as a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician. He received his MD from UNAM in Mexico. Dr. Laroche speaks English, French, Creole, and Spanish.

Family Practice

Rose Philius, APRN
Rose Philius, APRNNurse Practitioner

Rose Philius, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Rose joined FoundCare at the end of 2019, focusing on women’s health. She received her Associates in Science from Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, her BSN from the University of South Florida, and her MSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Rose is fluent in Creole, French, and English.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALISTS

Leslie Diaz, M.D.
Leslie Diaz, M.D.Infectious Disease Specialist

Leslie Diaz, M.D.

Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Diaz has been practicing medicine for 24 years. She worked at FoundCare from 2008 to 2012 and returned to FoundCare in 2015 as the Medical Director for the North Palm Beach Office and Infectious Disease. Her areas of focus include infectious diseases (including HIV), wound care, and IV infusion therapy. She received her M.D. from Universidad Central Del Este in the Dominican Republic and is Board Certified in Infectious Disease. Dr. Diaz has hospital affiliations with Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center and Jupiter Medical Center and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Stella Medina, M.D.
Stella Medina, M.D.Infectious Disease Specialist

Stella Medina, M.D.

Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Medina joined FoundCare in 2018, bringing with her eight years of experience as a Board Certified Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine Physician. Her areas of focus include infectious disease (including HIV) and viral Hepatitis. She received her MD from the Iberoamerican University School of Medicine in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and completed her residency at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Medina speaks English and Spanish.

FAMILY PRACTICE / INFECTIOUS DISEASE

Sophia Giscombe APRN, FNP-BC
Sophia Giscombe APRN, FNP-BCNurse Practitioner

Sophia Giscombe, APRN, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Sophia joined FoundCare in early 2017, focusing on infectious diseases (including HIV) and wound care. She received her MS in Administration and Management from Aspen University and her MS in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing.

Corlina Johnson, APRN
Corlina Johnson, APRNNurse Practitioner

Corlina Johnson, APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Corlina joined FoundCare in 2017, bringing with her 12 years of experience as a Registered Nurse and four years as a Family Practice and Infectious Disease APRN. Her areas of focus include HIV, viral Hepatitis, chronic disease management, and preventative health. Corlina received a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University. She received her MSN from Florida Atlantic University and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Pediatrics

Oneka Marriott, DO, MPH, FAAP, FACOP
Oneka Marriott, DO, MPH, FAAP, FACOPMedical Director for Pediatrics

Oneka Marriott, DO, MPH, FAAP, FACOP

Medical Director for Pediatrics

Dr. Marriott joined FoundCare in 2016, as Chief Medical Officer and Pediatrician. Dr. Marriott graduated from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, Florida. She is a Board Certified Pediatrician from the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics and is passionate about maternal and newborn health. Dr. Marriott has hospital affiliations with JFK Medical Center.

Jean Y. Monice, M.D., P.A.
Jean Y. Monice, M.D., P.A.Staff Physician

Jean Y. Monice, M.D.,P.A.

Staff Physician

Dr. Monice joined FoundCare in 2019, bringing with him 40 years of experience as a Board Certified Pediatrician from the American Board of Pediatrics. He graduated from Program Port-au-Prince, Haiti Doctor of Medicine, and completed his residency in Pediatrics at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in Bronx, New York. Dr. Monice has hospital affiliations with St. Mary’s Medical Center, Wellington Regional Medical Center, and JFK Medical Center. He is fluent in English, French Creole, and Spanish.

Lisa Ferreira, DO
Lisa Ferreira, DOStaff Physician

Lisa Ferreira, DO

Staff Physician

Dr. Ferreira joined FoundCare in late 2018, bringing with her 25 years of experience as a Board Certified Pediatrician from The American Board of Pediatrics. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Ferreira is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Jaime D. Lambrecht, M.D.
Jaime D. Lambrecht, M.D.Staff Physician

Jaime D. Lambrecht, M.D.

Staff Physician

Dr. Lambrecht joined FoundCare in late 2018, bringing with him 35 years of experience as a Board Certified Pediatrician. He holds certifications from The American Board of Pediatric Medicine (1989) and The American Board of Preventative Medicine (1991). He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia, and completed his residency at Columbus Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Lambrecht has hospital affiliations with St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Janis Jones, M.D.
Janis Jones, M.D.Staff Physician

Janis Jones, M.D.

Staff Physician

Dr. Jones joined FoundCare in late 2018, bringing with her 40 years of experience as a Board Certified Pediatrician from the American Board of Pediatrics. She earned lifetime certification from The American Board of Pediatrics in 1985, and graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, before going on to complete her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. Dr. Jones has hospital affiliations with St. Mary’s Medical Center.

Dentistry

Vic Rampertaap, M.D.
Vic Rampertaap, M.D.Dentist

Vic Rampertaap, M.D.

Dentist
 

Dr. Vic joined FoundCare in 2018 as Dental Director, bringing with him 32 years of experience as a General Dentist. He received his DDS from Howard University, School of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., and completed his residency from The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is a former Professor of Dentistry at Nova University College of Dental Medicine and has a passion for population health and education.

Dorotie Lacroze, M.D.
Dorotie Lacroze, M.D.Dentist

Dorotie Lacroze, M.D.

Dentist

Dr. Lacroze joined FoundCare in 2019 after graduating from Nova Southeastern University, School of Dentistry in Davie, Florida.  Dr. Lacroze was a Registered Nurse for five years while completing her dental degree and completed her residency at NYU in New York, New York. She is fluent in English and Creole.

Joanna Abreu
Joanna AbreuDental Hygenist

Johanna Abreu, R.D.H

Dental Hygenist

Johanna Abreu, R.D.H, joined FoundCare in 2018. After completing the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination in 2016, Johanna relocated to Florida from the Dominican Republic to work as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2017.  Johanna was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and is fluent in English and Spanish.

Behavioral Health

Mariel Paralitici-Morales M.D.
Mariel Paralitici-Morales M.D.Psychiatrist

Mariel Paralitici-Morales, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Paralitici-Morales joined FoundCare in 2017, bringing with her six years of experience as a Psychiatrist. After graduating from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Medical School, she completed her residency in General Psychiatry, and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harlem Hospital Center, in New York. Her areas of focus are children and adolescent pharmacology. Dr. Paralitici-Morales is fluent in English and Spanish.
Myriam Glémaud, LCSW, Psy.D.
Myriam Glémaud, LCSW, Psy.D.Director of Behavioral Health

Myriam Glémaud, LCSW, Psy.D.

Director of Behavioral Health

Dr. Glémaud joined FoundCare in 2017, bringing with her seven years of experience as a psychologist and twenty years of experience as a social worker. She received her MSW from the University of Ottowa in Canada, her Psy.D. from Albizu University in Miami, Florida, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Glémaud focuses on helping patients achieve optimal health through behavior modification and positive thinking. She also addresses underlying mental health issues that may hinder patients' overall health. Dr. Glémaud is fluent in English, Creole, and French.
Serge Thys M.D.
Serge Thys M.D.Psychiatrist

Serge Thys, M.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Thys joined FoundCare in January of 2016, bringing with him almost 30 years of experience. He completed three separate residencies in Pediatric Medicine, Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Thys received his M.D. from Universidad Centro de Estudios Tecnologicos in the Dominican Republic. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Creole.
Nayda Lucero Iglesias, Ph.D.
Nayda Lucero Iglesias, Ph.D.Behavioral Health

Nayda Lucero Iglesias, Ph.D.

Behavioral Health

Dr. Iglesias joined FoundCare in 2018, bringing with her 12 years of experience in Psychotherapy. After graduating from Interamerican University Metropolitan Campus in Puerto Rico, she completed a doctoral internship in Psychology at FoundCare, Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Interamerican University, Cupey Metropolitan Campus in Puerto Rico. She is interested in using prevention and intervention techniques to help people improve their well-being. Dr. Iglesias is fluent in English and Spanish.
Sharron Frederick, LCSW
Sharron Frederick, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker

Sharron Frederick, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sharron Frederick joined FoundCare at the end of 2015. She received her MSW from Florida Atlantic University and has been a practicing LCSW for six years. She is dedicated to working with patients who struggle with depression and anxiety, and focusing on goal-setting, increasing self-esteem, improving communication, implementing lifestyle changes, coping with medical issues, grief and loss, and anger management.
Laura Friedman, LCSW
Laura Friedman, LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Laura Friedman, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Laura Friedman, LCSW joined FoundCare in 2016 as a Medical Case Manager and joined the Behavioral Health Team in 2019.  Laura received her MSW degree in 1987 from Hunter School of Social Work in New York City.  She has over 28 years of experience working with people with chronic illness.  Laura has presented at numerous National and International Social Work conferences on: “The Use of Religion and Spirituality as Coping Tools” and “HIV: Disclosure and Stigma”.  Laura specializes in helping patients become their best selves including learning how to cope with life stresses, improving self-esteem, coping with medical and mental health diagnoses, processing grief and loss, managing caregiver challenges and other life transitions. Through the Florida Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, Laura also works with uninsured women to obtain breast and cervical cancer screening.