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1st Support Group Meeting

Founder/President Hal Spaet of the Miami Ostomy Aftercare Program at the registration table with Sue Gale.

Support Group Meeting #1 was held on May 22, 2018, at 6PM at Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1080 NW 19th Street at DTC Wing, 2nd Floor, Room 252.

We were so pleased that 28 people helped launch our first meeting.

Rob Seaman, Secretary/Treasurer of Miami Ostomy Aftercare, has been in health care pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturers in the Northeast and Southeast for over 36 years. He has spent 33 years focusing his efforts in the ostomy market in acute, post-acute and patient support groups. He has worked in the Ostomy arena for all of these years for ConvaTec. Rob is considered an Executive Ostomy Care Specialist. We are very fortunate to have him on our Board of Directors. He was our master of ceremonies at this first meeting and introduced the attendees. He presented an overview of MOA’s plans that have already been set into motion and our plans for the future.

Group shot of some attendees at the first meeting of the Support Group. Seated at the front table are: Lynn Wolfson (left), President of the Weston Ostomy Support Group (in neighboring Broward County); Hal Spaet, Founder/President of the Miami Ostomy Aftercare Program; and Ana Restrepo, BSN, RN, CWON, who is Vice President of Miami Ostomy Aftercare and works at the University of Miami Hospital.

MOA Vice President Ana Restrepo, B.S.N., R.N., C.W.O.N., with University of Miami Hospital, introduced Crystal Rouhani, the guest speaker, who is the director of business development for Aventura Mall. Mrs. Rouhani spoke about being a care giver for her mother after her mother’s ostomy surgery.

Founder/President Hal Spaet spoke personally to each person in attendance. Refreshments were provided.

Our next Support Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

We hope you all will join us.