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About the Bloggers

Adita Lang

Adita Yrizarry-Lang is a best-selling author, speaker, and holistic lifestyle coach. She’s a mother of 2 which is her greatest claim to fame!

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Carrie Firestone Baum, MD, MPH

Dr. Carrie Firestone Baum is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist.

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Cindy Herdé

Cindy Herdé is a pediatric speech and language pathologist. She has over 15 years of experience working within various clinical settings in the pediatric feeding field.

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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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Ginevra Janus

Ginevra Bianchini Janus has been a pediatric dietitian for over 14 years.

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Isabella Ancheta, ATC, LAT

Isabella Ancheta is a certified athletic trainer with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Sports Health Program.

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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

Wellness & Community Dietitian. 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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Maria Parra, MS, RD, LDN

Maria is the Registered Dietitian for the Sports Health Outpatient Center at Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

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Meredith Kallaher

Meredith is a Miami Mom Collective Contributor. She also helps businesses explode their sales goals by crafting their brand stories and marketing strategy.

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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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Rose Alvarez-Salvat, PhD

Dr. Rose Alvarez-Salvat is a child and adolescent psychologist, she's specially trained to work with children facing chronic medical conditions.

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Sandeep P. Davé, MD

Dr. Sandeep Davé is a board-certified pediatric otolaryngologist and serves as chief of the Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists Section of Otolaryngology. He is the proud father of 4 children.

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Shifra Koyfman, MD

Dr. Koyfman is a pediatric gastroenterologist within the Division of Gastroenterology 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.

Eileen Garcell-Garcia

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

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.

Michelle Nuñez-Mendoza

Michelle is a copywriter, content strategist, and marketing professional.

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".