Leadership & Staff
Elizabeth Izquierdo, CPA, MS
Chief Executive Officer
Elizabeth brings many years of acute care hospital experience to HealthSouth. She is a former chief financial officer of several major acute care facilities throughout south Florida and is well versed in financial management and operational efficiency. Elizabeth received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Thomas University and a master’s degree in accounting from Florida International University. In addition to overseeing all the operational aspects of HealthSouth Miami, Elizabeth also participates in the local Chambers of Commerce to educate and network with other businesses on HealthSouth Miami's outstanding outcomes, extensive technology, and rehabilitation expertise.
Luis E. Aguiar, FMG
Director of Marketing Operations
Luis is the director of marketing operations for HealthSouth Miami and has more than 18 years of medical experience working in an array of positions including as a physician for 13 years, director of case management, clinical marketing liaison and admissions liaison. He received his medical degree at Medical University of Villa Clara, Cuba. Luis offers expert level skills in the areas of clinical protocols, regulatory requirements, marketing, communications, admissions and technology management and is accustomed to collaborating with various departments to obtain desired goals and maintain an efficient and effective process.
Director of Quality & Risk Management
Carlos Garcia has extensive experience in Hospital Compliance/Administration, Quality and Risk Management. He was with Larkin Community Hospital for 3 years and Metropolitan Hospital of Miami (formerly Pan American Hospital) for over 20 years. Mr. Garcia holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospital Administration and Policy from University of Miami and a Bachelors Degree in Biology with a minor in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Barry University. Additionally, he is a licensed health care risk manager in the state of Florida.
Reyna M. Hernandez, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Reyna has more than 10 years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of healthcare administration, finance and accounting. She has worked in different sectors within the healthcare industry including acute care hospitals and managed care companies. Reyna received a bachelor’s degree in accounting, graduating cum laude with highest honors and a master’s degree in business administration from Florida International University. She is a certified public accountant.
Kenneth Peters, MS CCC-SLP
Director of Therapy Operations
Kenneth brings more than 13 years of clinical experience to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami. In addition to overseeing therapy operations at HealthSouth, he is the program coordinator of the Joint Commission Disease-Specific Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Program. He is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Buffalo where he received his bachelor's and master's degrees in speech-language pathology. Kenneth has advanced specialty certifications including VitalStimulation/Experia, Sona-Speech Acoustic and Aerodynamic Measurements of Voice Disorders, Myofascial Release Techniques and Dysphagia Management.
Chief Nursing Officer
Lisa Quintero has extensive experience in administration in the medical field. She was the assistant vice president in clinical nursing at West Kendall Baptist Hospital from August 2010 through April 2012. She was the director of nursing critical care & telemetry services at Memorial West Hospital for over 10 years. She also held a variety of nursing positions at Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Director of Human Resources
Susan has more than 15 years of human resources experience in both the healthcare and aviation industry. She received her bachelor's degree from Barry University, with an emphasis in human resources management.