24th Annual Dinner & Claude Pepper Awards
United HomeCare honored Champions of Aging

Presenting the Awards, Mr. Carlos Martinez, President & CEO of United HomeCare; Claude Pepper Honoree Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, President, Florida International University for Education / Advocacy; Elizabeth Dudek, Director of Health Care Affairs, Greenberg Traurig P.A., for Lifetime Achievement; Juan and Maria Del Busto, The Del Busto Family Foundation, Thelma Gibson Community Service Award; Honorable Keon Hardemon, City of Miami Commissioner - District 5, Community Builder; José Milton Foundation, Ana and Cecil Milton, Philanthropic Service; Honorable Esteban Bovo, Jr., Miami Dade County Commissioner – District 13, Public Service; Penny S. Shaffer, Ph.D., Market President, South Florida - Florida Blue for Corporate Service Healthcare and Bacardi U.S.A., Corporate Service Award accepting Maggie Gonzalez; UHC Board Chairperson, Barbara Gray and UHC Board Member, Jose K. Fuentes.

United HomeCare honored Champions of Aging at the 24th Annual Dinner & Claude Pepper Awards held at Jungle Island in Miami. Honoring the legacy of the late Senator Claude Pepper for his advocacy on behalf of the elderly and disabled, United HomeCare bestowed the 2018 Claude Pepper Awards to an outstanding group of individuals and companies that have shown extraordinary leadership, and exemplify the spirit and ideals of the award's namesake. United HomeCare is a 44 year old, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, dedicated to caring for frail elderly and disabled individuals in the comfort of their homes and community-based settings including The Residences of United HomeCare, an assisted living facility. A special thank you to all sponsors and donors including, Social Living Sponsors - Florida International University, José Milton Foundation, and TD Bank. For more information, please visit www.unitedhomecare.com.

Maria Del Busto & Juan Del Busto
The Del Busto Family Foundation

Cecil & Ana VeigaMilton
José Milton Foundation

Carlos L. Martinez, President & CEO, United HomeCare; Dr. Mark B. Rosenberg, President & CEO, Florida International University and Barbara Gray, United HomeCare, Board Chairperson

Jose K. Fuentes, UHC Board Member; Carlos L. Martinez, UHC President & CEO; Penny S. Shaffer, Ph.D., Florida Blue, Market President, South Florida; Barbara Gray, UHC Board Chairperson

Commissioner Keon Hardemon – District 5, City of Miami with his daughter Kai and Jose K. Fuentes, UHC Board Member

Thelma A. Gibson, RN, United HomeCare Board Member with Maria and Juan Del Busto, Del Busto Capital Partners, recipients of the Thelma Gibson Community Service Award

Deborah Platz, Nemours Foundation; Claude Pepper Honoree Elizabeth Dudek, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.; Louise Jeroslow, Health Care Attorney

Paco Gonzalez, Sun Trust Bank; Carlos L. Martinez (UHC);
David Ross, Sun Trust Bank

Gretta Martinez, Eduvillage Learning Center; Carlos Martinez, United HomeCare, President & CEO ; Maria Torre, The Residences of United HomeCare, Administrator

Florida International University’s, Dr. Edgar Viera, Dr. Ora Strickland and Honoree, Dr. Mark Rosenberg with Dr. Tami Thomas, Maia McGill and Dr. Trudy Gaillard

Jouber Oliveras; Pablo Pino, TD Bank, Social Living Sponsor; Elaine Bloom; Lily Lopez, South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with Lillian Karina Sanchez

Honorees Eric Milton and Ana VeigaMilton with Maria C. Alonso, President and CEO, United Way of Miami-Dade and Honoree Juan Del Busto

Monica and Frank Lopez, All Covered, Inspired Living Sponsor

Patrick Marlow; Jaqueline Torre (UHC); Jeff Lane, Arthur J. Gallagher, Inspired Living Sponsors

Carlos L. Martinez, UHC President & CEO; Mariela Fermin and Horacio Soberon, Independent Living Systems; Elizabeth Miller, Florida State President, WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

Michelle Barton-King, UHC Board Secretary, and Joe King

Honorees Esteban L. Bovo and Mark B. Rosenberg with Maria Hidalgo, VITAS; Senator Rene Garcia and UHC’s President & CEO, Carlos L. Martinez