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About the Bloggers

Diane Morales

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Diane Morales is a Certified Child Life Specialist and has been working at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since 2016.

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Eileen Garcell-Garcia

Eileen is a Nurse Navigator with the Fetal Care Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

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Jenise Subervi

Jenise is Miami born and bred, a former special education teacher turned portrait photographer. She is a wife and a mother of two.

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Jennifer Rodriguez

​Jennifer Rodriguez Anzoátegui is a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist.

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Leyanee Perez, RN/LDN

Leyanee has impacted the lives of many children and families throughout Miami-Dade County through the nutrition outreach program called #GiveMe5.

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Luxme Hariharan, MD, MPH

Dr. Luxme Hariharan is a pediatric ophthalmologist within the Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and is a board-certified ophthalmologist.

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Malvina Duncan

Malvina is the Injury Prevention Coordinator for Nicklaus Children's Hospital and Safe Kids Coordinator for Miami-Dade County.

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Marcia Diaz de Villegas

Marcia Diaz De Villegas is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Nicklaus Children’s Health System, parent organization for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

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Michelle Nuñez-Mendoza

Michelle is a Marketing Content Specialist at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. She is a copywriter, content strategist, and marketing professional.

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Reshma Babra Naidoo, PhD

Dr. Reshma Naidoo is a licensed neuropsychologist and neurorehabilitation specialist at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

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Vanessa Molina Santamaria

Vanessa is a writer, editor, creative director and project manager who is passionate about bringing stories to life with words, photography and design.

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Past Contributors

Anais Grullon

Anais is the owner and founder of Belle Bellina. She's a wife, a mother of two, an entrepreneur and a fashionista at heart.

Bessy Barbeite

Bessy Barbeite is a former preschool teacher turned stay-at-home mom of two boys.

Cristina Edmunds

Cristina is a woman of many hats who calls both New Orleans and Miami home.

Kathy Buccio

Kathy Buccio is the host of the South Florida PBS Health Channel. She is also an entertainment and lifestyle reporter, writer, producer and influencer.

Maeghan Garcia

Maeghan started writing about her experiences in 2015, when she unexpectedly became a widow while 7 months pregnant.

Nikki Novo

​Nikki Novo is a Cuban-American author, spiritual mentor, and mom of two.

Paula Zelaya

Paula Zelaya is a Producer, TV host & founder of Zetta's Productions. After the birth of her third daughter in 2015, she launched her latest "Mia Mommy The blog".