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, including the elderly, is his greatest strength and an important value he will bring to FoundCare.
Serge Thys, M.D.
Serge Thys, M.D.Medical Director- Adult Medicine

Serge Thys, MD

Medical Director- Adult Medicine

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.

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.

Jennifer Bethel, MD
Jennifer Bethel, MDStaff Physician

Jennifer Bethel, MD

Staff Physician

Dr. Bethel joined FoundCare in 2021, bringing with her over 10 years of experience in Family Medicine. She holds a BS in Chemistry from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, and her doctorate in Allopathic Medicine from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.  Dr. Bethel completed her residency training at Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis.  She is board certified in Family Medicine and licensed to practice medicine in Florida.  Dr. Bethel has a strong background in preventive medicine, women's health, and the management of chronic conditions.  

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 earned his bachelor's in pre-medicine and modern languages from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. He earned his 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. He is licensed to practice medicine in Puerto Rico and Florida. Dr. Lozandier has a strong background in general medicine with an emphasis on infectious disease, cardiology, and community medicine. He is a lecturer who has presented on anatomy, rheumatoid arthritis, acute rhinosinusitis, physiology, pharmacology, chemistry, and clinical procedures. Dr. Lozandier is fluent in English, Haitian-Creole, Spanish, and French. 

Elude Sylvain, ARNP
Elude Sylvain, ARNPNurse Practitioner

Elude Sylvain, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Elude joined FoundCare in early 2022, bringing with her 7 years of experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She earned her bachelor’s in nursing at South University in West Palm Beach and her master’s in nursing at South University in Savannah, Georgia. Elude is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She is passionate about providing quality care to families and is fluent in English, French and Haitian Creole.

Women's Health

Rose Philius, APRN
Rose Philius, APRNWomen's Health Director

Rose Philius, APRN

Women's Health Director

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, English, French, and Spanish.

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.

Staci Shapiro, RT (R)(M)(ARRT)
Staci Shapiro, RT (R)(M)(ARRT)Mammographer

Staci Shapiro, RT (R)(M)(ARRT)

Mammographer
 

Staci joined FoundCare in 2020, bringing with her 20 years of experience as a Mammographer. She earned her associate's degree in radiologic technology from Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens and completed additional training in Fort Lauderdale. Staci’s areas of focus include screening and diagnostic breast imaging and utilizing the latest technology in 3D Mammography. She is passionate about educating women on the importance of breast health.

Janet Abramowitz
Janet AbramowitzMammography Coordinator

Janet Abramowitz

Mammography Coordinator
 

Janet joined FoundCare in 2020, bringing with her 2 years of experience as a Mammography Coordinator and 18 years of experience assisting mammography patients.  She is passionate about helping women achieve their full health potential by educating them about the preventative measures they can take to avert breast cancer, including routine mammography screenings. Janet is fluent in English and Spanish.

INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALISTS

Leslie Diaz, M.D.
Leslie Diaz, M.D.Medical Director- North Palm Beach Office

Leslie Diaz, MD

Medical Director- 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

Pascal Gedeon, PA
Pascal Gedeon, PAPhysician Assistant

Pascal Gedeon, PA

Physician Assistant

Pascal P. Gedeon has been a practicing PA in public health, primary care, and infectious disease since 1993. He earned his bachelor’s from St. John’s University in New York before completing the physician assistant program at The School of Health Sciences of Touro College. Pascal is a certified HIV Specialist through the American Academy of HIV Medicine. He received additional training at the Palm Beach County Health Department, where he provided medical services for 17 years under the late Dr. Peter Gomatos. In 2017, Pascal was honored with a Heroes in Medicine Award, presented by the Palm Beach County Medical Society, for utilizing his health care skills and resources to provide outstanding services to the local community. Pascal’s goal at FoundCare is to provide the best possible care to the diverse and multicultural population it serves. He is fluent in English, French, and Haitian Creole. 

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.

Adriana Rodriguez, APRN
Adriana Rodriguez, APRNNurse Practitioner

Adriana Rodriguez, APRN

Nurse Practitioner
 

Adriana joined FoundCare in 2021. She served as a registered nurse for over a decade in South Florida before returning to school to become a nurse practitioner. Adriana earned her BSN at Broward College and MSN-FNP at South University in Florida. She is passionate about providing quality healthcare with a focus on infectious diseases. Adriana is fluent in English and Spanish.

Mario Theliard, MD
Mario Theliard, MDStaff Physician

Mario Theliard, MD

Staff Physician
 

Dr. Theliard joined FoundCare in 2022, bringing with him 21 years of experience in internal medicine and infectious disease. Over a decade ago, Dr. Theliard worked as a case manager at FoundCare before leaving to pursue his medical degree. Dr. Theliard completed his residency training at GHESKIO Centers in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He also received infectious disease training and conducted research at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York, and Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Dr. Theliard graduated from the State University of Haiti School of Medicine. In addition to practicing medicine in the U.S., Dr. Theliard has experience practicing medicine in Haiti and Puerto Rico. He is fluent in Creole, French, English, and Spanish. FoundCare welcomes Dr. Theliard back to our team.

Pediatrics

Jean Y. Monice, M.D., P.A.
Jean Y. Monice, M.D., P.A.Medical Director- Palm Springs Office

Jean Y. Monice, MD, PA

Medical Director- Palm Springs Office

Dr. Monice joined FoundCare in 2019, bringing with him over 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.

Janis Jones, M.D.
Janis Jones, M.D.Medical Director-PEDS North Office

Janis Jones, MD

Medical Director- Greenwood 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.

Joane Cadet, MD
Joane Cadet, MDStaff Physician

Joane Cadet, MD

Staff Physician

Dr. Cadet joined FoundCare in 2021. She earned her Medical Degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Cadet's interests include early childhood development, nutrition, and quality health care. She is fluent in English and Haitian Creole and Board Certified from the American Board of Pediatrics.

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, 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.

Maria C. San Jorge, MD
Maria C. San Jorge, MDStaff Physician

Maria C. San Jorge, MD

Staff Physician

Dr. Maria San Jorge joined FoundCare in early 2022, bringing with her over 30 years of experience as a Board Certified Pediatrician from the American Board of Pediatrics. She graduated from Universidad Centro de Estudios Tecnologicos (CETEC) in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and completed her residency at the University of Connecticut Primary Care Pediatrics Program in Waterbury, Connecticut. Dr. Maria’s areas of focus include infectious disease and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dentistry

Mike Jean-Baptiste, DDS
Mike Jean-Baptiste, DDSDental Director

Mike Jean-Baptiste, DDS

Dental Director

Dr. Mike Jean-Baptise (Dr. Mike) joined FoundCare in 2021 as the Dental Director. After dedicating his early years to the New York City Fire Department as an emergency medical technician, Dr. Mike pursued his passion for dentistry. He earned his doctorate of dental surgery (DDS) at the Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., and his undergraduate education from The City College of New York in New York City. Dr. Mike specializes in child and adult dentistry and promotes healthy dental habits to patients of all ages. He is passionate about providing dental services to those in need.

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

Serge Thys M.D.
Serge Thys M.D.Director of Psychiatry

Serge Thys, MD

Director of Psychiatry

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.

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.

Berthovena Byrotte, LCSW
Berthovena Byrotte, LCSWLicensed Clinical Social Worker

Berthovena Byrotte, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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.

Sophia Lopez, LMHC
Sophia Lopez, LMHCLicensed Mental Health Counselor

Sophia Lopez, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor


Mario Mendes, LMHC
Mario Mendes, LMHCLicensed Mental Health Counselor

Mario Mendes, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Mario joined FoundCare in 2020, bringing with him 11 years of experience as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida. He received a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. Mario specializes in innovative techniques to treat trauma and other disorders using Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Rapid Resolution Therapy, seeking quick and long-lasting relief for emotional disturbances. While working for leading agencies throughout South Florida, Mario provided services in residential and outpatient levels of care for substance use and psychiatric disorders. Originally from Brazil, where he worked as a Psychologist, Mario offers therapy in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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.

Irma Napoleon, PhD
Irma Napoleon, PhDPharmacist

Irma Napoleon, PhD

Pharmacist

Dr. Irma Napoleon joined FoundCare in 2021, bringing with her 3 years of experience as a pharmacist. She has 14 years of experience as an intern and technician in various specialty pharmacy settings (including the Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy), where she promoted evidence-based drug therapy management for HIV and organ transplant patients. Dr. Napoleon received her doctorate in pharmacy from the Marshall School of Pharmacy in Huntington, West Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s in biomedical sciences from the University of South Florida and her master’s in mental health counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Tampa. Dr. Napoleon is passionate about diabetes, hypertension management, and infertility treatment. She is fluent in English and Haitian Creole.

Bharat Patel, RPh (AAHIVP)
Bharat Patel, RPh (AAHIVP)Pharmacist

Bharat Patel, RPh (AAHIVP)

Pharmacist