Errol A. Douglas

SPHR Education Master of Science in Business and Industrial Counseling Wright State University, 1996 Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management Wright State University, 1992

Summary of Experience

Mr. Douglas has 17 years experience in human resources management and is the author of a chapter, “Evaluating Employees in the Health Care Realm,” as a part of the Inside the Minds: HR Trends (2010 Edition) book by Aspatore.

He has served in a variety of leadership roles in human resources with private and public sector organizations, where he provided generalist HR support, employee and labor relations support, compensation, workforce development expertise, along with recruiting knowledge.

He is currently the Executive Director for Human Resources at the University of Miami Hospital (UMH), where he serves as the internal consultant to Medical School HR, Hospital administrative team, supervisors, and employees on human resources and labor relations issues that affect performance and business relationships. He also currently serves as the Chair of the Workforce Shortage Committee (designated to address the workforce issues of the member organizations in the association) and as a part of the South Florida Hospital and Healthcare Association (SFHHA). He is best known for overseeing the first ever interest-based bargaining for the State of Florida with the SEIU 1199 union, where a pay for performance metrics on length of stay was implemented as a part of the agreement versus a standard across the board increase.



Jim Durante

Director Facilities Design & Construction at the University of Miami. He is responsible for the oversight of project management for the design and construction of all Non Capital projects for the Gables and Marine campus.

Mr. Durante started with the University of Miami in 1986 as supervisor for the Housing Dept. and in 1997 transferred to Facilities Design and Construction and was promoted to Director. He oversees 6 Project managers that are handling close to 200 projects at any given time.

J.C. del Valle

Assistant Vice-President of Government and Community Relations for the University of Miami. He joined UM as the Director of Government Affairs in February 2008. The Office of Government and Community Relations serves as the liaison between the University and federal, state, and local government offices and legislative bodies along with overseeing community relations countywide. In his role as AVP, he oversees all University activities related to local government. He is also responsible for the community relations of all UM programs and activities as well as identifying new funding opportunities for the University via different sectors of government and business.

Before joining UM, he worked as an Assistant to the County Manager of Miami-Dade County, in a department that was responsible for six (6) key infrastructure departments. He was also the Senior Policy Analyst for Mayor Alex Penelas and Assistant Director of Legislative Affairs for Mayor Carlos Alvarez. He currently serves on the boards of UAspire and the Area Health Education Center and the committees of One Community One Goal, YMCA, City Year, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Miami, and the Florida Covering Kids and Families Statewide Coalition.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and received a master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida International University.

Ms. Susan Montes

Chief Procurement Officer at the University of Miami. She leads a Purchasing team of 35 employees divided into 3 campuses; the Coral Gables, Marine, and Medical campuses. Together they facilitate over $600 million in acquisitions of goods and services. The majority of the purchases are through negotiations, competitive bidding, state contracting, and Group Purchasing Organizations.

During her tenure, Ms. Montes negotiated university wide contracts yielding an annual savings in excess of $9.5 million; implemented web based purchasing; and has also streamlined the organization structure of the purchasing department and raised the professional development of the team members – all are degreed and most are certified. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Ms. Montes worked as the Materials Manager at Coulter Corporation, a manufacturer of blood analysis instrumentation.

Ms. Montes belongs to several purchasing professional associations. Among them are the National Institute of Government Purchasing, the Institute of Supply Management, the National Association of Educational Buyers, the Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers, and the Chief Procurement Officers of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). She also holds the following certifications: APICS CPIM (Certified in Production & Inventory Management), ISM Lifetime C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager), UPPCC CPPO (Certified Public Purchasing Officer), and Brown Belt in Six Sigma. Ms. Montes received her MBA from the University of Miami in 2001 and her BS from Barry University in 1987.

Tracy A. Moté

Director of Supply Chain Administrative Services Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine 900 NW 17 Street, Miami, FL 33136 Telephone: 305-326-6079 Email: Tracy Moté is Director of Supply Chain Administrative Services at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she is responsible for the procurement of all commodities, equipment and services as well as the daily operations of the purchasing, receiving and warehouse departments. Recognized as an expert in inventory management and an experienced financial management professional, Moté oversees all hospital construction projects, capital budgets, and coordinates the emergency management operations.

Prior to joining the University of Miami, Moté was the director of purchasing for Memorial Healthcare System in Hollywood, Florida. During her tenure she developed cost savings and data management initiatives throughout an integrated healthcare delivery system comprised of three hospitals, a nursing home and 18 offsite offices representing $100 million in annual expenditures.

Moté, a registered nurse licensed in the State of Florida, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Connecticut, followed by a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Moté lives in Hollywood, Florida and is the mother of two daughters.

Barbara Pierce

A communication professional with extensive experience in creating and implementing effective marketing, public relations, and advancement messages, materials, and campaigns in settings ranging from higher education to health care. She currently serves as executive director of the University of Miami Office of Communications and Marketing, where she leads development of major institutional communication vehicles such as print collateral and top-tier website content for the University’s $1.6 billion Momentum2 campaign.

Previously, Pierce was a senior account manager at Wragg & Casas Public Relations in Miami, Fla., where she handled issues-oriented messaging for major corporate and government clients. From 1995 to 2005, she served as associate director at Duke Creative, the creative agency for DukeUniversity Medical Center & Health System in Durham, N.C., where she directed a variety of communication projects for this top-ten university aswell as its medical enterprise.

Pierce has also guided successful communication initiatives for organizations including the UNC Center for Public Television, the Museum of New Mexico, CBS Entertainment, and Walter E. Disney Enterprises. Her work has received awards from the Council on Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and other professional organizations.
Pierce holds a Master of Arts degree in international administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Arts degree in graphic design from the University of California at Los Angeles.