Our Team


Executive Management Team


John W. Dow

President and Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Zuckerman

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Betty Hernandez

Vice President of Behavioral Health Services

Laura Naredo

Vice President of Continuous Quality Improvement

Jose Vempala

Vice President of Finance

Johnny Guimaraes

Vice President of IT and Compliance Monitoring



Executive Committee


Judge Steven Leifman


Amy McClellan


Valera Jackson

Past Chair

Judge Jeri B. Cohen

Member At Large

Mario Jardon

Member At Large

Bruce Hayden

Member At Large

Susan Racher


Chief Samuel Ceballos

Member at Large

Nondiscrimination Statement


In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as well as other applicable local and state regulations, all SFBHN programs and services are available to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, or sexual orientation. If you feel that you have been subjected to some form of discrimination by South Florida Behavioral Health Network or any of its employees, volunteers, or providers, then please contact: Jessica Rodriguez, Contract Management Supervisor, at (305) 858-3335.