Family Practice

Armando Collazo, MD, FACOG, CPE
Armando Collazo, MD, FACOG, CPEChief Medical Officer

Armando Collazo, MD, FACOG, CPE

Chief Medical Officer
 
Dr. Collazo joined FoundCare in 2020 as the Chief Medical Officer. He has over 30 years of extensive management and clinical healthcare experience with a background in chronic disease care management and population health management analysis for the Medicare and Medicaid population. Dr. Collazo has over 35 years of experience in general practice, as well as obstetrics and gynecology. He received his MD from Universidad Central del Este in the Dominican Republic and completed his residency at the Ponce Regional Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Dr. Collazo is board certified in OB/GYN, a life fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons for 30 years. Fluent in English and Spanish, Dr. Collazo is an executive leader that believes in patient-centered care. His passion and commitment to helping those in need and the elderly is his greatest strength and is an important value he will bring to FoundCare.
Estefani Belloso, APRN-BC
Estefani Belloso, APRN-BCNurse Practitioner

Estefani Belloso, APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Estefani joined FoundCare in early 2021, bringing with her five years of experience working as an APRN in South Florida. She is passionate about providing patient-centered care with a strong focus on preventative medicine to vulnerable populations. Estefani received her BS in Human Science from Georgetown University and her MSN and Post Masters Certificate in Oncology and Palliative Care from Case Western Reserve University. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Claude Lozandier, M.D.
Claude Lozandier, M.D.Staff Physician

Claude Lozandier, MD

Staff Physician

Dr. Lozandier joined FoundCare in 2020, bringing with him 10 years of experience in Family Medicine. Dr. Lozandier holds a B.A. in Pre-Medicine and Modern Languages from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and a Doctorate Degree in allopathic medicine from Saba University School of Medicine. Dr. Lozandier completed his training at the Hospital de la Concepción in San German, Puerto Rico, and the Leonard Chabert Medical Center in Houma, Louisianna. Dr. Lozandier is licensed to practice medicine in Puerto Rico and Florida. He has a strong background in general medicine with an emphasis on infectious disease, cardiology, and community medicine. Fluent in English, Haitian-Creole, Spanish, and French. Dr. Lozandier is also a lecturer who has presented on anatomy, rheumatoid arthritis, acute rhinosinusitis, physiology, pharmacology, chemistry, and clinical procedures.

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.

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

Serge Thys, MD

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.

Women's Health

Rashmi Kar MD, MPH FACOG
Rashmi Kar MD, MPH FACOGStaff Physician

Rashmi Kar MD, MPH FACOG

Staff Physician

Dr. Rashmi Kar joined FoundCare early 2020, bringing with her 16 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Kar’s areas of focus include prenatal care, adolescent gynecology, menopausal medicine, and preventive care in Women’s Health. She graduated from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Jamshedpur in India and completed her residency at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (NJMS) in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Kar also received her master’s in public health from Mailman School of Public Health in Columbia University, NY. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Bengali and Oriya.

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.Medical Director/ Infectious Disease Specialist (North Palm Beach Office)

Leslie Diaz, MD

Medical Director/ Infectious Disease Specialist (North Palm Beach Office)

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, MD

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, FACOPAssociate Chief Medical Officer

Oneka Marriott, DO, MPH, FAAP, FACOP

Associate Chief Medical Officer

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.

Lourdemillard Bellevue, MD
Lourdemillard Bellevue, MDDirector of Psychiatry

Lourdemillard Bellevue, MD

Staff Physician

Dr. Bellevue joined FoundCare in 2021. She attended St. George’s University School of Medicine in the West Indies and completed her pediatric residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Bellevue is passionate about social equity in health care. She is fluent in English, French, Haitian 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.

Janis Jones, M.D.
Janis Jones, M.D.Medical Director/ Staff Physician (PEDS North Office)

Janis Jones, MD

Medical Director/ Staff Physician
(PEDS North Office)

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.

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

Jaime D. Lambrecht, MD

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.

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

Jean Y. Monice, MD, PA

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.

Dentistry

Vic Rampertaap, DDS
Vic Rampertaap, DDSDentist

Vic Rampertaap, DDS

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, DMD
Dorotie Lacroze, DMDDentist

Dorotie Lacroze, DMD

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, RDH

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

Berthovena Byrotte, LCSW
Berthovena Byrotte, LCSWDirector of Behavioral Health

Berthovena Byrotte, LCSW

Director of Behavioral Health

Berthovena joined FoundCare in 2021, bringing with her 20 years of direct clinical experience in the field of mental health. She obtained her master’s degree from Hunter University in New York City and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Florida. Berthovena has worked with many diverse client populations, including substance users, veterans, adolescents and children, families, and the elderly. She has experience working in a wide range of settings, including schools, hospitals, foster care homes, and outpatient mental health centers. Berthovena is fluent in English and Haitian Creole.

Louise Aurélien, EdD, MS,ARNP, NP-C
Louise Aurélien, EdD, MS,ARNP, NP-CNurse Practitioner

Louise Aurélien, EdD,MS, APRN, NP-C, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Aurélien joined FoundCare in 2019, bringing with her 28 years of nursing experience. She is dual board certified as a Family and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Prior to her employment at FoundCare, Dr. Aurélien served on the Board of Directors from 2016-2019 where she chaired the Continuous Quality Improvement Committee (CQI) for FoundCare’s health centers. She is a national and international speaker on topics related to nursing education and nursing workforce diversity. Dr. Aurélien holds a Doctorate in Education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, a Master of Science with a Primary Care focus from Northeastern University, MA, a Post Master's Certificate in Psychiatry Mental Health from Florida Atlantic University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UMASS, in Massachusetts. Dr. Aurélien’s areas of practice include primary care, psychiatry mental health, long-term care, medical-surgical, maternal/child health, pediatrics, and school health centers. She is fluent in English, French, and Haitian Creole.

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.
Mitsou Handal, LCSW
Mitsou Handal, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker

Mitsou Handal, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mitsou joined Foundcare in 2020, bringing with her 15 years of clinical experience. Mitsou received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the American University in Washington, D.C., and completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, she is a certified Transformational Life & Health Coach. It is Mitsou’s passion to empower her clients to live out the most authentic version of themselves-becoming healthier mind+body+spirit and experiencing more joy and less stress. Mitsou is fluent in English, Spanish, Creole, and French.

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

Mariel Paralitici-Morales, MD

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.

Serge Thys M.D.
Serge Thys M.D.Psychiatrist

Serge Thys, MD

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.

Dermatology

Brent Schillinger, MD, FAAD
Brent Schillinger, MD, FAADDermatologist

Brent Schillinger, MD, FAAD

Dermatologist

Dr. Brent Schillinger has been practicing dermatology in South Florida since 1983. Dr. Schillinger earned his Doctorate Degree from the Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, and completed his dermatology residency at the Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. When it comes to ethics in dermatology, Dr. Schillinger believes in the “keep it simple” principle. While there are many new high-tech ways available to treat skin ailments, Dr. Schillinger believes that the simpler time-tested methods are the best option. With this in mind, he offers his patients choices so they can select an approach that works best with their needs.

Pharmacy

Brent Schillinger, MD, FAAD
Brent Schillinger, MD, FAADPharmacy Director

James Neff, RPh, MS

Pharmacy Director

James Neff joined FoundCare in 2018, bringing with him over 30 years of pharmacy experience. He received his pharmacy degree from the University of Florida and his master’s degree in Health Management from St. Thomas University. James has experience working in a variety of pharmacy settings, including hospital, retail, and specialty pharmacies. With multiple family members in the health care field, James developed a passion for helping people at an early age.  James takes pride in educating his patients on the importance of utilizing their medications properly to avoid unwanted effects and adverse reactions. His patient-centered approach led him to FoundCare, where he felt he could truly make a difference in the lives of underserved and minorities in Palm Beach County.