2019 Latinos Unidos Scholarship Luncheon
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 12:00 PM
1910 N. Ola Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33602
2019 Latinos Unidos Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Miguel "Mike" B. Fernandez
Chairman, MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P.
Miguel “Mike” B. Fernandez currently serves as Chairman of MBF Healthcare Partners, L.P., a private investment firm located in Coral Gables, Florida. The firm focuses on investing in healthcare service companies nationwide.
He has been the Founder and/or majority shareholder of 25 healthcare related companies. Most of these companies have been acquired by publicly traded companies. Among these enterprises are Physicians Healthcare Plans, CAC Medical Centers, Prescribit Rx, CarePlus Health Plans, Navarro Pharmacies, Medical Specialties Distributors, Hospitalists of America, Simply Healthcare Plans and Nutri-Force Nutrition.
Mr. Fernandez serves on the Board of Directors of Mednax (NYSE: MD) and on the Board of Trustees of the University of Miami and Loyola University Maryland. He has served on the Georgetown University MSFS Board of Advisors and on the Boards of Dana Farber Cancer Institute, the United Way, Sylvester Cancer Hospital, and others.
Mr. Fernandez has been frequently honored for his business acumen. He has been recognized dozens of times with business and community awards. In the last few years, he has devoted most of his time to helping the people of his native Cuba. As one of the founders, he helped launch the Cuba Emprende Foundation which teaches individuals how to begin and run small businesses in order to create a private sector independent from government control.
He is also the Founder of IMPAC Fund which focuses on family unity and works towards protecting the individual rights of immigrants. IMPAC Fund brings together business and civic leaders in Florida who support policies and practices that recognize the important contributions that immigrants make to our economy and our communities.
He was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa by St. Thomas University and by Loyola University Maryland. The degree recognizes outstanding achievements as a humanitarian, business leader and philanthropist. He also received an Associate in Science, Honoris Causa from Miami Dade College. He completed a 508 mile walk from France and Spain multiple times, in order to raise funds for a variety of children’s causes. Over the past 20 years, he has contributed in excess of $100 million to charitable causes.