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Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco

Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco

President & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Ismael Roque-Velasco brings more than 30 years of executive leadership and proven success to his role as President & Chief Executive Office of OpusCare (formerly Hospice Care of South Florida). Most recently he served as Chief Administrator Officer of Riviera Health Resort, a 223 bed facility in Coral Gables, Florida making a startup into a leading provider of post-acute care. Previously, he served as CEO of two hospitals (West Gables Rehabilitation Hospital and Metropolitan Hospital. During his tenure as CEO he was able to navigate both an organizational restructuring and hospital’s turnaround from the financial and operational perspective.

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Prior to joining the hospital industry, Dr. Roque spend 10 years as Vice President of Hospital, Ancillary & Hospital Claims Analysis Services for three startup Health Maintenance Organizations that were later sold for over $600 millions (Physician’s Healthcare Plans, Care Plus Healthcare Plans and Medica Healthcare Plans). He started as a Physician Administrator at CAC Ramsay in Miami developing the first Hospitalist Admitting Panels in South Florida back in 1989 and operating the 24 Hours Coordination of Care Department for this 180,000 member’s HMO. Upon the sale of CAC Ramsay, he was Founder, President & CEO of Healthnet Consultants and Maritime Services, which provided a boutique type managed healthcare delivery system to the Cruise Line Industry’ crew members around worldwide port of calls, PPO services to self funded companies and utilization management services to medical groups with Risk Contracts (MSO’s and Medical Centers), the company was sold in 2000. Dr. Roque was also the founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of Hospitalists of America.

Dr. Roque is the author of the bestselling book “Cuba for Kids” an illustrated history of Cuba, also he is Founder and President of the Board of Directors of the Soccer Academy of the Americas-Real Miami FC, a youth community based non-for-profit organization providing the youth of South Florida alternatives through a soccer program that has as a mission to place our youth into a college program and live a healthy lifestyle. He is a founding member of the Emmaus Medical Mission Group, providing more than 45 medical missions to Central and South America.

A graduate of the University of Malaga, School of Medicine in Spain, with a degree in Medicine and Surgery, where he also played professional soccer. He studied Pre-Med at University of South Carolina Upstate, under a soccer scholarship and holds several Certificates in Healthcare Management and Managed Care/Capitation as part of the University of Miami MBA Program and a Certificate in Contract and Conflict Resolution from Harvard University School of Public Health. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Physicians in Utilization and Quality Management and a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

  • Carolina A. Bustamante

    Executive Vice-President

  • Chai Assapimonwait

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Roger Machin

    Chief Operation Officer

  • Julio H. Tamayo

    Administrator & Chief Compliance Officer

  • Ninsy Baldor, MSW

    Director of Palliative Care

  • Gabriela Roque-Velasco

    Director of Market Research and Development

  • Maria Oyarzabal

    Director of Billing Services

  • Lizandra Morey, RN, MSN

    Director of Clinical Management

  • Zely Santos

    Director of Talent Acquisitions

  • Richard Cabezas, MSW

    Director of Social Work

  • Lily Milton

    Director of Patient Advocacy and Volunteer Services

  • Daime Garcia-Monzon

    Regional Director of Business Development for Palliative & Hospice Services for Florida and Texas

  • Javier Roque-Velasco

    Strategic Alliance and Innovations

  • Nicolas Roque

    Compliance Officer & Emerging Markets Coordinator

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