Meet Some of the Staff
Marta E. Morin, B.S., M.Ed., in Special Education and Adult Education
Through a broad portfolio of more than 40 years of in-field work experience in developmental disabilities, global reach in special education work in Florida and other countries, and a reputation for trust and quality, Marta has meaningfully contributed to improving special education and residential programs and services in the field of developmental disabilities not only at MCP and in Florida, but also in other countries abroad.
Marta is well-known for her visionary abilities, leadership qualities, innovative delivery mechanisms, and high-quality programs that she has lead over her career. MCP is set to continue sound service delivery through innovation in its core through a dedicated, committed, energized and passionate organization, combined with a focus on “creative and out of the box thinking” to acquire new heights, while retaining a steadfast focus on the people supported and their families. Under Marta’s leadership, MCP has brought on board the College of Direct Support, The College of Direct Support Supervision, the National Direct Support Professional (NADSP) Code of Ethics, NADSP national registration of its direct support staff as a condition of employment, THERAP, and a wide range of affiliation agreements at the college and vocational institutional levels. As a result, the organization has received global recognition by Training Magazine, ranking MCP as one of the Top 125 best companies to work for, for many consecutive years.
Marta has over 32 years’ experience with MCP and prior to this was involved with writing the proposals for the establishment of MCP under UCP of South Florida. She also held a number of leadership positions abroad prior to joining the organization full time, where she has held the titles of Executive Director, Associate Director, Director of MCP and Consultant. A special educator by training, she began her work in Florida, but quickly moved on to expanding her special education knowledge and career and held various positions in teaching, special education, therapy clinical development, management, leadership and consultation in Europe, Africa, Central America and Florida. Upon her return to Florida Marta was hired by the Miami Dade County Public School System and later transferred to the private sector, where she was appointed Habilitation Director and Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional Director and was responsible for overseeing policy, residential services, programming, nursing, staff training and physical plant across multiple locations for Sunrise Community, the first and largest ICF/IID organization in Florida. Marta was a part of an early movement in Florida to deinstitutionalize children and adults residing in state institutional settings and moving them to Intermediate Care Facilities for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, a setting in which she continues to specialize in today.
Marta is certified by the Department of Education in Special Education and has been a member of the Association of Professional Developmental Disabilities Administrators, The National Association of Direct Support Professionals, ADD, TASH, ANCOR, and FARF . She also started the first NADSP Chapter in Florida. She currently services as advisor and has been past board member of Residential Plaza Blue Lagoon, one of the largest assisted living facilities in Miami – Dade County, Florida.
Marta holds a Masters’ in Special Education/Adult Education from Florida International University and Bachelors of Science Degree in Special Education K-12 and put herself through school while working in the law firm of Sally, Barnes and Pajon. She is married and has a son who also works in the field in New York.
Migdalia Santiago, Master in Non-Profit Management with Health Administration Certificate
Migdalia Santiago, MCP’s Associate Director, has been with MCP since 1990, and she has over 27 years of experience in the field of developmental disabilities.
In her current role she has direct oversight of the Director of our Lifelong Learning Program, the Director of Nursing, The Director of Therapies, the Social Worker and Psychologist. Prior to this, Migdalia was the Administrator of the Braddock Facility for ten years and while there, enhanced the residential and educational experiences of the people we support. Prior to joining the administrative team, Migdalia also served as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional for six years at MCP.
As part of her significant role in MCP’s success, she addresses compliance issues, conducts research for policy revisions, provide staff at all levels with support and coaching in day to day operations, as well as the implementation of policies and regulatory requirements. She is an invaluable guide to senior management in strategic planning, development, and leadership, in addition to the day-to-day operations and management of the organization.
She plays a major role in advising and coaching the staff development component of the H.R. department. In her role, Migdalia provides ongoing and individualized coaching to ensure that both our training department and employees are effectively prepared for company interactions preparing them for the challenges of a technologically-driven workforce and providing quality care to the people supported at MCP.
Migdalia holds both, a Master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida in Non-Profit Management with emphasis on Health Care and a Bachelors in Education with emphasis on Communication Disorders from New Mexico State University, New Mexico. Migdalia is a member of the National Alliance of Director Support Professional (NADSP), the Association of Professional Developmental Disabilities Administrators (APDDA) and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Director of Human Resources
Patricia Riboul, M.S. in Human Resources, Certified Human Resource Manager
Patricia has 19 years of professional experience with working in the field of Human Services and oversees the functions of the Human Resources Department, including but not limited to; recruitment, talent management, employee relations, risk management, safety, benefits, EEOC, performance management and ensuring compliance with all personnel legal requirements, payroll, and staff development.
Director of Nursing
Maura Bourne, B.S.N., M.S. Health Care Administration
Maura has over 36 years of experience in the medical field and oversees the medical department (under the direction of the MCP Medical Director) including a nursing staff of approximately 60 licensed L.P.N./R.N (Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Nurse), two Assistant Director of Nursing, four Health Care Coordinator’s, one Respiratory Therapist, and one Registered Dietician.
Assistant Director of NursingGertrudis Hong, R.N., DDNA Certified, Assistant Director of Nursing
Gertrudis has over 17 years professional experience in the medical field as a Doctor in her native Cuba and 23 years working directly in the field of developmental disabilities. Gertrudis is responsible for assisting the D.O.N. in oversight of the MCPRS nursing department and holds her certification from the Developmental Disability Nursing Association.
Director of Staff Development
Elizabeth Das, M.S in Human Resource Development
Elizabeth has 25 years of experience working in staff development. She is responsible for staff development and for ensuring compliance with all training for MCP employees. Elizabeth also serves as program administrator for the agency’s Learning Management System(THERAP) and College of Direct Support and college of Direct Support Supervisory
Director of Physical Plant and Operations
Jeff has 25 years’ of professional experience working with MCP as the ICF/IID Director of Physical Plant Operations. He insures compliance and over sees operations of the maintenance departments providing technical and physical plant support to employees and individuals receiving services. He also oversees Emergency Management, Life Safety, and the Transportation Department.
Christopher Mazzarella, M.A. in Psychology, Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Christopher has 35 years of professional experience working in the field of developmental disabilities and is the agency’s psychologist and certified behavior analyst. He is responsible for assessing and developing behavior supports. He is also responsible for supporting the social worker with all agency admissions and for supervision of the university level psychology internship program.
Administrator of the 80th Street ICF Facility
Camille Tapper, B.S. in Special Education
Camille has over 23 years of professional experience in working in the field of developmental disabilities and serves as the administrator for the 80th Street Intermediate Care facility and was a qualified intellectual disabilities professional prior to becoming an administrator. Camille worked in the capacity of lead residential services coordinator at 80th Street facility.
Administrator of the Sunset ICF Facility
Anna Moor, M.Ed. and Computer Science & Education
Anna has 24 years professional experience; Fourteen years were spent working for the Miami Dade County Public School system as a licensed, certified teacher and serves as the administrator for the Sunset Intermediate Care Facility and was a qualified intellectual disabilities professional prior to becoming an administrator.
Administrator of the Braddock ICF Facility
Lynne Rattigan Grey, B.S. in Health Services Administration
Lynne joined our agency February 21, 2011 as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional. During her tenure with MCP and prior to her Braddock Facility Administrator assignment, Lynne also worked in the capacity of lead residential services coordinator at both 80th Street and Sunset facilities. Lynne has 17 years in the nonprofit developmental disabilities sector. She has been working in a professional leadership capacity in field since 1996. Prior to working with MCP, she worked at Mactown and the Miami center in Miami.
Administrator of the NW 2nd Street ICF Facility
Maria Rego, B.S. in Special Education
Maria has 29 years professional experience working in the field of developmental disabilities and has been with MCP for 15 years. She serves as the administrator for the NW 2nd Street Intermediate Care facility. Prior to becoming administrator, she was a qualified intellectual disabilities professional and worked many years as a special education classroom teacher.
Director of Physical Therapies
Luis Paz-Soldan, PT
Luis has 35 years of professional experience as a licensed physical therapist with twelve years professional experience in the field of developmental disabilities. Luis is responsible for complete oversight of the Therapy Department including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and the adaptive equipment department, which is responsible for fabrication of specialized equipment.
Admissions Coordinator, Social Worker
Zulma Galdamez, M.S.W.
Zulma has over 18 years professional experience as a social worker with most of her experience in the field of developmental disabilities. In conjunction with the psychologist, Zulma is responsible for coordinating all admissions to MCP and for playing an advocacy roll for the people we support and their legal guardians/families and parents.