Mr. Carlos Duart has over 25 years of experience in emergency management services, beginning his career with Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Since then, he has served in numerous management and technical positions overseeing over $2 billion in damages and recovery for debris removal projects and $10 billion in disaster recovery.
He was the former chairman and president of Metric Engineering Group, Inc. where he oversaw operations, business development and strategic direction, growing the consortium of companies to over $75 million in revenues and 450 employees. During his tenure, he completed four (4) successful acquisitions (including CDR Maguire) and expanded the group’s presence nationally and internationally, as well as into new services including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Project Development. He created the group’s international operations with projects with the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank in South and Central America, and the Caribbean Islands. The group ranked #262 (2011) on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms and #47 (2010) on ENR’s Top 100 Construction Management list.
Mr. Duart holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Taxation from Florida International University. He has attended Harvard’s Business School Executive Program in Leading Professional Services Firms, Financial and General Management.
Ms. Vidal-Duart has 12+ years of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as the contracted Chief Executive Officer of the State of Florida COVID19 Infectious Disease Field Hospital System where she oversaw the management and deployment of the State’s field hospitals and its healthcare and administrative support personnel. In this role, she managed a system of administrative and clinical personnel, recruited, and staffed clinical and support functions, oversaw the development and deployed of SOPs and infectious disease protocols, assisted in the management of multiple contractors, served as an interagency coordinator between multiple agencies and regulating bodies, and helped secure various medical supplies and personal protection equipment for the facilities. After the hospitals were demobilized, Vidal-Duart assisted CDR’s COVID19 test site logistics team to deploy a call center, launch a patient portal, and develop a turnkey software solution from patient registration through result delivery and develop and launch a proprietary vaccination data management system.
Ms. Vidal-Duart currently serves as the Executive Vice President of CDR Maguire, Inc., providing administrative and operational oversight and leadership to the 80-year-old engineering and emergency management consulting firm which serves multiple state and local governments. She has a Master’s in International Business, summa cum laude, and a Bachelor of International Business and Marketing, magna cum laude.
H. Daniel Cessna, P.E. is the President of CDR Maguire’s Engineering Division, bringing over 28 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. His leadership experience spans the transportation and engineering markets—from project and program management, construction management and maintenance—to business development, client relations, and operations.
Prior to joining CDR Maguire, Cessna was a Senior Vice President for Michael Baker International, serving as National Practice Lead for Transportation since 2019, and Regional Director of their Pennsylvania operations from 2017. He served 24 years with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)—his last 12 years there as District Executive for District 11, where he was responsible for the State Transportation system in the Pittsburgh metro, including 1,802 bridges; 2,576 miles of highway; and four tunnels in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence Counties.
Cessna is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering in Pittsburgh, PA. He is on the Board of Directors of the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) and is a Past President of the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania and the American Society of Highway Engineers.
He holds a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Jonathan Bussey, CDR Maguire’s Chief of Staff, has been involved with and been developing B2G relationships for over 20 years. Throughout his career, he has leveraged broad public and private sector expertise, successfully forging coalitions and connections across industries and constituencies, mobilizing large-scale operations, and negotiating multi-million-dollar agreements. Mr. Bussey has deep sector expertise in emergency management, healthcare, health insurance, government operations, transportation, and logistics.
In 2018, Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Mr. Bussey as Chief of Staff of Florida’s Division of Emergency Management, where he oversaw operations for the respective bureaus – financial management, mitigation, preparedness, recovery, information technology and management, and response. Mr. Bussey was a key member of the agency’s Executive Team, assisting in the distribution of more than $3.2 billion in grant funding for disaster recovery, executing 36,000 missions in the COVID-19 pandemic response, and building private partnerships and strategic coalitions to overcome logistics and operations challenges. Mr. Bussey effectively organized and steered statewide responsive missions with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In his prior experience, Mr. Bussey has held various senior leadership roles in the public and private sector arenas of public and government affairs, including the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Hospital Association, Council Director for the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and Chief of Staff for both the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Department of Lottery. In the private sector, Mr. Bussey has experience consulting on legislative strategy, infrastructure funding, and negotiations for multimillion-dollar transportation and telecommunications projects. Through his efforts, Mr. Bussey has bridged the gap between regulatory agencies, commercial, Medicaid and Medicare business, and government stakeholders for M&A, business model transformation, and other high-level strategic initiatives.
Mr. Bussey has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, International Affairs from Florida State University.
William Wages, P.E., Senior Vice President for CDR Maguire, is responsible for the strategic direction, vision, growth, and performance of CDR Maguire.
As a seasoned professional with more than 30 years of management experience, William is known for driving brand growth, maximizing operational performance, and delivering clients an exceptional final product. He recently served as Senior Vice President for an engineering company that provided over four billion in infrastructure improvements for Federal, State and Local Governmental Projects. In addition, during this period, he also provided logistical support on hurricane relief projects for the company’s Emergency Management Services Division.
While managing the Engineering Division, Bill provided Construction Management and CEI Services on highway and bridge improvement projects. He served as Senior Project Engineer and was responsible for transportation infrastructure improvements that have involved interstate highways, urban and rural corridors, and complex bridge construction, including steel and concrete structures. He possesses a strong customer service focus, which is a top priority at CDR Maguire. His abilities offer our clients the results-driven management approach needed for quality service and unrivaled results.
Bill holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Central Florida and is a Registered Professional Engineer. He is based out of the CDR Enterprises office in Orlando, Florida.
Edward DeCresie is the Senior Vice President for CDR Maguire. His responsibilities include strategic management, business development, and enhancement of operational performance. Mr. DeCresie has more than 30 years of experience managing large-scale transportation infrastructure projects, highway construction contract administration, construction engineering and inspection operations, logistics and emergency operations. His passion and focus are the creation of mutually beneficial relationships with governmental organizations by developing and implementing value-added initiatives with personalized attention to detail.
Prior to joining the CDR Maguire team, Mr. DeCresie served as a Vice President of a Top-100 ENR ranked Engineering Firm where he managed multi-disciplinary teams, and spearheaded marketing and customer relations. Ed performed as a Project Principal-in-Charge for more than $1.4 billion in complex Roadway and Bridge construction projects. He was seen as an expert in the areas of construction claims analysis, disputes resolution strategies, litigation support services, constructability reviews and critical path method scheduling. He also provided incident command support for State, FEMA and FHWA disaster response operations for various hurricanes.
Mr. DeCresie’s reputation for professionalism and integrity is a testament to his 28 years of service as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserve and he was able to retire at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. His military experience included surface and intermodal transportation, as well as logistics and sustainment operations for multi-national, and joint and combined forces across Europe, Southwest Asia and Korea. In addition, he participated in numerous global contingency and humanitarian relief efforts. These experiences have provided enhanced knowledge, skills and abilities that will benefit our emergency management and natural disaster support services.
Mr. DeCresie holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Central Florida. He is based out of the CDR Maguire office in Orlando, Florida.
Matthew Macey, P.E., CDR Maguire’s Chief Operating Officer for Engineering, has over 25 years of experience in the design, management, oversight, and QA/QC of PennDOT, PA Turnpike Commission, MassDOT, CTDOT, FDOT and municipal bridge and roadway projects.
He is responsible for the company-wide planning, management, financial analyses, and budgeting for the Civil, Construction Management/Construction Inspection, Transportation Design, and Program Management organizations.
His experience includes the design and analysis of numerous structures ranging from simple to complex designs, straight and curved steel multi-girders, Folded Steel Plate Girders™, prestressed adjacent and spread box beams, and prestressed I-beams, as well as reinforced concrete box and arch culverts. He has been responsible for the analysis and design of railroad and highway bridges, retaining walls, and foundations.
He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in PA, NJ, CO, CT, FL, and MA.
Mr. Macey has presented at the following events:
He has a B.A. in Mathematics/Engineering from Saint Vincent College and B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Cindy Dick has nearly 35 of public safety experience. Prior to joining CDR Maguire, Ms. Dick served the Florida Department of Health as the Director of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support. In that role, she directed the activities of the Bureaus of Preparedness and Response, Emergency Medical Oversight, Public Health Pharmacy, Public Health Laboratories and Radiation Control, along with providing support and guidance for several divisions and offices throughout the agency. Ms. Dick served as the Incident Commander for the Department’s response to the Ebola threat in 2014, the Zika Outbreak in 2016, and Hurricanes Irma and Michael. Her role with the agency continued to expand as she became the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Health, and ultimately Chief of Staff.
Ms. Dick began her career as a Firefighter/EMT, with the Tallahassee Fire Department, in 1987 and rose through the ranks to become Fire Chief in 2005. She is the first woman to achieve the Fire Chief rank, in Tallahassee, and among only a few in the State of Florida. As Chief Executive Officer, she was responsible for leading a staff of 280 personnel, which served nearly 300,000 citizens and responded to nearly 30,000 emergencies annually. Ms. Dick retired from the fire service in July 2013 to pursue other endeavors.
Since joining CDR Maguire, March 2020, Cindy has been deeply engaged in the response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Initially deployed as a Planning Section Chief to support the Commonwealth of Kentucky, she subsequently served as the Public Health & Medical team lead for the Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT). In this role Cindy coordinated Florida’s vaccine and monoclonal antibody efforts as well as other critical programs. While deployed as a part of the Florida SERT, Ms. Dick was called upon to respond to the Surfside Condominium Collapse and assist in response coordination.
Ms. Dick has been recognized nationally for her work and has held several positions with organizations, such as the Florida Fire Chief’s Association, Florida Domestic Security Oversight Council, North Florida Regional Domestic Security Task Force and Florida Domestic Security Resource Committee. Along with a successful career with the City of Tallahassee, Ms. Dick was named the 2012 Florida Fire Chief of the Year by the Florida Fire Chief’s Association.
Michael S. Davis is the Corporate Chief Operating Officer of CDR Health, and brings over 20 years of healthcare experience—spanning not-for-profit, public for-profit and private for-profit entities. His depth and breadth of knowledge covers many facets of the healthcare industry, including Strategy, Business Development, Physician Group Practice Formation & Leadership, Financial Turnaround, and Operations.
Mr. Davis began his healthcare career working in Boston, MA for the city’s health department, where he helped lead programs aimed at reducing health disparities by fostering growth and development in the industry’s workforce; at that time, the mission was largely funded via local, state, and federal government grants and dollars. He then shifted his focus and spent the better part of four-plus years working for ECG Management Consultants, Inc.—primarily with clients that were large Academic Medical Centers (AMCs).
Some of the major accomplishments throughout his consultancy tenure include:
From consulting, Mr. Davis then stepped into executive leadership at Nicklaus Children’s Health System, (NCHS) where his near decade-long tenure saw several critical leadership roles, including Vice President for Service Lines—overseeing inpatient and outpatient Cardiac, Neuroscience and Cancer programs; Senior Vice President for Strategy, Business Development & Innovation; and President of the Physician Enterprise—totaling roughly 220 Pediatric Specialists/Subspecialists.
While at NCHS, several select accomplishments include:
It was during his tenure at NCHS that Mr. Davis garnered the reputation as a true leader for physician group practices with a particular skillset in compensation structures, physician negotiation, and relationships.
He built on that experience and took on the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role, overseeing the Physician Enterprise for Tenet Healthcare in South Florida—a physician group comprised of over 140 specialists, 60 mid-level practitioners, and staff to support 53 practice locations and a 10-hospital health system. Mr. Davis was instrumental in strategic planning and partnership with the hospital-system market leaders to develop more robust and comprehensive clinical service lines in such areas as Cardiac, Neuroscience, Orthopedics and Spine. During his time at Tenet, Mr. Davis led a group that month-over-month beat actual to budget performance despite the strong “headwinds” associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Ultimately, Mr. Davis exited Tenet via a divestiture to Steward Healthcare of the Broward and Miami-Dade market. He joined Steward and helped ensure a seamless and successful transition of the newly acquired market.
Mr. Davis received his undergraduate degree from Brandeis University in Biology and Pre-Medicine. He has two post-graduate degrees from Boston University—a Master’s in Public Health with a dual concentration in Social/Behavioral Health and Health Care Finance, and a Master’s in Business Administration with a specialized focus in Health Care Management.
His leadership skillset, combined with deep strength in strategy/business development and physician practice management, set him up well for leading CDR Health.
Mr. Robbie Meek currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of CDR Maguire Health and Medical, with a comprehensive background in Emergency and Critical Care Medicine. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mr. Meek served as the Incident Commander for the State of Florida Infectious Disease Field Hospital System where he oversaw the operations and management of the 9-facility system. He served in the designing process, training of the clinical staff, and the day-to-day operations. In May of 2020 when the State began to focus on Community Based Test Sites, Mr. Meek shifted his focus and began overseeing all of our Field Test Site operations. He designed and opened numerous test sites along with overseeing the creation of a digital process that improved testing accuracy and led to faster results.
Mr. Meek has over 20 years of active clinical experience in prehospital and critical care medicine, while simultaneously remaining an active educator for prehospital and critical care transport specialists. Prior to joining CDR Maguire, he was the founding Director of the Center for Disaster Medicine at Florida International University. Prior to that, he served with the United States Air Force on the Air Force’s elite Critical Care Air Transport (CCATT) Team. Mr. Meek has also recently become one of the leading experts in High Fidelity Simulation with the USAF.
Mr. Meek has been invited, several times, to speak on the subject and serve as the SME for several other sites wishing to set up a Human Simulation Department. Strengthening this foundation is his experience as an EMS administrator, as well as other mid-level committee work, providing for a career as a Paramedic that is filled with incredible experiences.
Mr. Meek remains clinically active as a functioning paramedic/firefighter and has multiple certifications, including:
Dr. Kini has more than 25 years’ experience as a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, and an ER and Trauma doctor. Dr. Kini most recently has served as the Chief Medical Officer of the State of Florida COVID19 Infectious Disease Field Hospital System where he oversaw all clinical personnel for the 9-hospital system. In that role, Dr. Kini provided training and in-servicing, ran drills with clinical staff, ensured quality patient care, and provided guidance regarding necessary equipment and supplies to treat COVID19 patients. Prior that that, Dr. Kini served as the Chief Executive Officer for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (f.k.a. Miami Children’s Hospital), providing management to the 26 facilities in the system and a 309-bed hospital with 3,000 employees and 700 plus physicians. He provided ancillary and clinical operations leadership as the Chief Medical Officer for Trinity Health, a 45-hospital, $5 billion system. He is seen as a national leader in innovation with several firsts in people, process, and culture, developing an integrated enterprise platform. A graduate from University of Alabama and Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Kini has a Master of Science in health management to complement his Medical Doctorate degree.
Prior to joining CDR, he served 25 years in positions of leadership at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and five years at Nicklaus Children’s Health System. During his time with the DOJ, Jason worked in the Federal Bureau of Prisons—both in operations as a Federal Jail Administrator, and in administration in Washington D.C.—overseeing the bureau’s strategic planning efforts, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley type internal control audits, for over 100 facilities, regional offices, and the central office. During his tenure, he personally led internal control audits and American Correctional Association accreditation audits on-site at nearly all BOP facilities across 34 states.
Jason is a nationally recognized leader in foresight ultra-long-range planning, having served as the co-chair of the Federal Foresight Community of Interest—a network of federal agency and private sector leaders dedicated to advancing the application of strategic foresight across the federal government.
Jason holds an MBA, a Ph.D., and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He has taught business administration curriculum at Florida State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida International University, and the University of the District of Columbia. He has also served on the Human Subjects Committee of both Florida State University, and the George Washington University.
Mr. Edward Martinez joins the CDR Maguire team as Corporate Chief Information Officer and Regional Chief Operating Officer for the Health & Medical Division and will be leading our efforts in disaster healthcare with technology, innovation, and leadership. He is a nationally recognized Senior Executive Leader with a demonstrated history of successful transformations and measurable organizational improvements. Most recently, Mr. Martinez served as Executive Consult for an Artificial Intelligence startup company, developing an advanced machine learning system for a personalized treatment protocol system. He is also an Associate Professor of Health Administration and Informatics at Florida International University Graduate School of Business and Graduate School of Nursing & Medicine.
Prior to joining CDR Maguire, Mr. Martinez served for ten years as the Senior Vice President, Chief Information and Innovation Officer for Nicklaus Children’s Health System. During his time there, he steered their strategic digital transformation to a statewide health system with international outreach locations. He oversaw Health IT, HIM, Biomedical Engineering, Business Intelligence, and all development, including AI and Innovation Development, defined corporate patient engagement strategy, corporate AI Strategy, and commercialization of ventures. His leadership repositioned Nicklaus Children’s Health System as a national leader in innovation/emerging technologies and the nation’s first fully digitized children’s hospital, in partnership with Cerner Corporation.
Mr. Martinez’s experience in technology and healthcare, with FORTUNE 500 corporations, also includes Moffitt Cancer Center, as Vice President and CIO, and Hackensack University Medical Center, as CTO. A proven leader, strategist, and innovation-driven visionary, Mr. Martinez has experience with successful strategic system implementations for clinical and business environments, including EMR, EHR, ERP, HIE, ACO, and business intelligence, as well as advanced hospital digital experience design and construction, physician services, process engineering, and cloud computing.
Ensuring growth as both an advisory board member and C-level executive, Mr. Martinez helped to grow revenues from $250M to over $1B, enabling innovation that led to multiple M&A’s, bringing to market several innovations, interacting with industry experts, and developing first-in-kind digitization strategies that are now industry standards.
National achievements include, but are not limited to HIMSS EMRAM℠ Stage 7, Davies Award Winner, Most Wired and Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT, CHIME Global CIO of the Year.