Ms. Mendez has led with a very hands-on approach to the daily operations of these organizations and has developed proven strategies in the management of billing, personnel, budgeting, marketing, contracting, strategic planning, facilities, transportation and technology.
Before joining Illumina Medical Centers, Ms. Mendez served as Director of Clinical Operations for Community Medical Group where her leadership and managerial skills assisted in improving a health care delivery system with 5 clinics to 14 clinics and 2 specialty centers, over 500 associates and 42 primary care physicians throughout Dade County. As well as a membership growth from less than 10k, to over 80k.
Marisa was instrumental in the growth and development which culminated in the acquisition of the company by Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC). Mrs. Mendez past experience in the health care industry was in the insurance carrier realm, serving as Director of Operations, Director of Network Development and Provider Relations for Managed Care of America, PPO and Frontier Health Services, HMO which were both acquired by Pacificare Health Systems (NYSE: PHS).
Marisa holds a Master of Science in Health Care Administration from Florida International University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
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