About the Author

Jorge A. Alvarez is currently a consultant in new business and new market development. Visit his firm’s web site at: http://www.mcepartners.solutions. Previously he was the Dean of Academics and Community Relations for the University of Southernmost Florida. Prior to that he was the Campus President for the college’s flagship campus and Dean of the Business School of the institution. Jorge has 30 years of executive level experience in the health care management field. This experience includes: President of Hialeah Hospital PSO, Vice President of Neighborhood Health Partnership and Chair of the Government Policy Group for Redbridge, a global consultancy firm.

Jorge is currently enrolled in the Diaconate Formation Program of the Archdiocese of Miami. This program. God willing, culminates in ordination as a Deacon and graduates earn a Masters Degree in Theology from St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary. Jorge serves his parish, the Church of the Little Flower, in Coral Gables Florida in various capacities, including serving with his wife Maxine as Extraordinary ministers of the Holy Communion. Jorge serves on the Parish Council, named by the Parish Pastor, as well as on the St. Theresa Home and School Board, named by the School Principal. Jorge is especially proud of serving in the Emmaus Men’s Ministry where he was blessed by his peers by having been chosen as Team leader for Emmaus # 27. Jorge and his wife Maxine, married for 30 years, serve as team members on the parishes Marriage Covenant Retreats on both the English and Spanish teams.

Jorge has served the community in various civic activities including: Elected District Committeeman, Chairman of Political Outreach and Executive Committee Member of the Miami Dade Republican Party; Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Miami; Chairman of the South Florida Ad Hoc Congressional Health Insurance Board; member of the Board of County Commission’s Health Insurance Blue Ribbon Task Force; former Chair of the Coral Gables Budget and Audit Board and a member of the Coral Gables Code Enforcement Agency and Parking Authority. Mr. Alvarez received a mayoral appointment as the President of the largest citizen’s PAC in Coral Gables, the Gables Good Government Committee.

Jorge and Maxine are blessed with two daughters: Camila Maria, 27 years old and Isabella Crista, soon to be 17 years old! Camila graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami, Florida. She later graduated with a degree in film production and archaeology from Loyola Marymount University. Camila has currently completed her masters in professional sciences with a concentration in underwater archaeology at the Rosenthiel School of Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami. She recently finished a 3 month consultancy with Miami Dade County government where she developed policy on Sea Level Rise. She leaves soon on a 3 month nation wide tour with her punk rock band! Isabella is a junior at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. She spent 2 years on the swim team and 2 years as a cheerleader. She is now looking at colleges!

Jorge holds dual Masters degrees in Business Administration and Healthcare Management from the University of Miami. Mr. Alvarez is completed 54 credits out of 60 in a doctoral program in business management at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. Sadly he was not able to complete the program in the required time period. However, he looks forward to his new life in ministry!

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