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Meet Our Team

Ana E. Calderon Randazzo, Ph.D.

Ana E. Calderon Randazzo, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Ana E. Calderon Randazzo, Ph.D. is the Executive Director at Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology in 1990 from the University of Virginia.  While at the University, she was the recipient of the National Science Foundation Minority Fellowship.

Dr. Calderon Randazzo has been working at Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center for the past 28 years.  The Center provides extensive developmental follow-up, medical care, dental care, comprehensive case management, clinical trials, and early intervention services to over 11,000 medically fragile infants, children, adolescents and women with disabilities and chronic illnesses in Broward County.

Dr. Calderon Randazzo is a proud graduate of Leadership Ft. Lauderdale Class 16 and Leadership Broward Class XXXI. She is also a member of the Broward Chamber of Nonprofit Organizations as well as the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Calderon Randazzo has been recognized by the Realtor Association of Greater Ft. Lauderdale as an honoree for their International Women’s Day.  She was also honored as one of the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County by the Boys & Girls Club and Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center.  She was also selected as one of 12 Hispanic Women of Distinction by Latina Magazine and Healthcare Administrator of the Year by the American Business Women’s Association. She received the Sheriff’s Special Recognition Award by the BSO Sheriff’s office, as well as the Liberty Bell Award from the Broward County Bar Association.  Most recently, she was recognized again by the Boys & Girls Club for the second time as one of 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County and by Deliver the Dream as a Community Champion.

Marie Hayes, M.S.W.

Marie Hayes, M.S.W.

Director, Comprehensive Family AIDS Program

Ms. Hayes received her Masters of Social Work at Barry University in 2001.  She has worked with children and families living with HIV at CDTC since 1992.  Ms. Hayes began her work at CDTC as a case manager in the Comprehensive Family AIDS Program (CFAP).  In 1996 she became the Project Coordinator for the Women’s Initiative to Reduce Perinatal Transmission Program.  In 1999, Ms. Hayes became Program Director for CFAP at CDTC that serves over 4,000 HIV infected and affected women, children, youth and families.

Amy Inman, B.S.

Amy Inman, B.S.

Manager, Research, Contracts & Grants

Ms. Inman received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Valley State University.  She began her career at Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center as a Psychometrician in 1992 doing developmental assessments with children ages birth to three.  In 1995 she became the Manager, Clinical Services at the Center and has held various management positions at CDTC throughout her career.  In the year 2000, she became the Manager, Research, Contracts & Grants where she is currently the administrator for the Center’s Research Programs.

Kestia Marcelus, Ed.D. MHSA

Kestia Marcelus, Ed.D. MHSA

Director of Clinic Operations

Dr. Marcelus serves as Director of Clinic Operations where she is responsible for overseeing clinical operations for the adult, pediatric and dental clinics. Dr. Marcelus received her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree from Nova Southeastern University, majoring in Organizational Leadership and Health Care Education. She also holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Health Services Administration from Florida International University. Dr. Marcelus joined CDTC in October 2015. In her role, she monitors clinic flow and ensures appropriate systems are in place to produce strong financial performance. Prior to this, she worked in clinical operations at Nova Southeastern University from 2009-2015. Additionally, she worked at the University of Miami from 2001-2008.

Ellie Schrot

Ellie Schrot

Director, Early Steps Program

Ms. Schrot received a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology from Valparaiso University.  She has been the Director of the Early Steps Program at CDTC since 1992. She works closely with over 28 agencies enrolled in Broward Early Steps, which provide direct services as well as numerous community support organizations. Currently, Ms. Schrot is on the Broward Special Needs Advisory Council and the Florida Consortium of Advocates for Infants and Toddlers. Prior to joining CDTC, Ms. Schrot worked with the special needs population in Broward County.

Jessica Vones

Jessica Vones

Director of Development

Ms. Vones holds a Bachelor of Science in Event Management from the University of Florida. She joined CDTC in 2014 as the Community Relations Coordinator and was promoted to Director of Development in 2016. Ms. Vones is responsible for strengthening the financial support of CDTC for long term stability and growth through the development and cultivation of strong relationships within the South Florida community. She oversees all marketing, communications and special events, including CDTC’s signature event The Waterway Soiree. Before joining CDTC, Ms. Vones was the Community Relations Coordinator for the Miami Dolphins from 2007-2014. She is a proud graduate of Leadership Broward Class XXXIII.

Stewart Wechsler, C.P.A.

Stewart Wechsler, C.P.A.

Director of Finance & Operations

Mr. Wechsler joined CDTC in 2001 as Director of Finance & Operations. He is responsible for overseeing all financial and facility operations of the Center. Mr. Wechsler received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting Information Systems, and a Master of Accounting degree from Florida Atlantic University. In addition, Mr. Wechsler is licensed in the State of Florida as a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to joining CDTC, Mr. Wechsler served as CFO for a number of Florida healthcare staffing and practice management firms.

Melissa Bottge White, M.B.A.

Melissa Bottge White, M.B.A.

Director of Programs

Mrs. Bottge White joined CDTC as an Early Steps Service Coordinator in 1997.  She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University and a Master in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.  Ms. Bottge is responsible for the Medical Home Program, Grants and Data, and the Lift a Child to Health Program.

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