Meet Our Clinical Team

Meet Our Clinical Team

Medical Providers

Maria Barrueco, M.D.

Maria Barrueco, M.D.

Pediatrician, Early Steps Clinic

Dr. Maria Barrueco is a physician for Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center (CDTC) since 1998. She received her medical degree from Universidad Central Del Este School of Medicine in the Dominican Republic and completed her residency as well as a fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Barrueco treats children with special healthcare needs in CDTC’s Pediatric Primary Care Clinic as well as the Center’s Early Steps Program, which provides early intervention services for infants and toddlers.

Dr. Barrueco is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Berenise Lafrance, M.D.

Berenise Lafrance, M.D.

Pediatrician, Primary Care Clinic

Dr. Berenise LaFrance earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from Florida International University and went on to complete her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her resident training in Pediatrics at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital. Immediately following, she joined the team of doctors at Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center where she has been treating children with special medical needs in our Primary Care Clinic since 1999.

Dr. LaFrance is fluent in English, Creole and Spanish.

Ana Puga, M.D.

Ana Puga, M.D.

Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist, Primary Care Clinic Principal Investigator, Research Program

Dr. Ana M. Puga is the clinical director of the Comprehensive Family AIDS Program (CFAP) at Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center. Since 1996, her work in the CFAP program ensures the integration of a multidisciplinary system incorporating medical care, social services, mental health therapy, substance abuse treatment and dental care to more than 1,300 families living with HIV/AIDS in Broward County.

Dr. Puga received her medical training at Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. She completed her residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Infectious Diseases as well as a postgraduate NIH research fellowship in HIV at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

Dr. Puga is a community leader in the battle against HIV/AIDS. She provides care to infants, children, and youth and trains professionals in HIV both locally and nationally. She provides training and AIDS education to professionals both locally and nationally. She has served as a consultant for the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Educational Training Center (AETC), regularly consults with area Pediatricians and provides HIV perinatal medication counseling to all pregnant HIV positive women referred from Broward County’s prenatal care centers as well as private Obstetricians throughout Broward County.

In addition to her commitment to patient care, Dr. Puga is the Principal Investigator for more than 40 clinical trials protocols as well as the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study Project. Along with sitting on the National HIV Quality Advisory Committee, she has also presented nationally and internationally to promote education on behalf of perinatally HIV infected children and adolescents.

Dr. Puga is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Lisa-Gaye Robinson, M.D., MPH

Lisa-Gaye Robinson, M.D., MPH

Pediatrician, Primary Care Clinic

Dr. Lisa-Gaye Robinson joined Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center’s Primary Care Clinic as a pediatric physician in 2016 working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to provide exceptional patient centered care for children with special needs.

Dr. Robinson is board certified in both General Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Columbia University and is a graduate of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York University as well as a pediatric infectious disease fellowship at Emory University.

Prior to her tenure here, Dr. Robinson was a practicing pediatrician for 17 years in New York City, providing direct primary and specialty care to children and adolescents with HIV/AIDS. As a Director of the Pediatric HIV clinic, she oversaw several grant-funded programs providing supportive services for this special needs population.

Adam Strosberg, DNP, ARNP

Adam Strosberg, DNP, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care Clinic

Adam Strosberg, DNP, ARNP-BC is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with nine years of experience. He has expertise in adult HIV primary care and general pediatrics with an emphasis on preventative medicine. He completed both his Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees at the Decker School of Nursing of Binghamton University. He then earned his Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Strosberg holds an academic appointment at Florida Atlantic University.

Dr. Strosberg is fluent in English and Spanish.

Lidia Alonso, D.D.S.

Lidia Alonso, D.D.S.


Dr. Lidia Alonso, DMD is a pediatric dentist who is passionate about helping children have positive dental experiences and healthy smiles. She graduated from Barry University with a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences and received her dental education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Alonso completed her general residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1992 and earned her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Nova Southeastern University.

Dr. Alonso has dedicated her entire career to working in public health settings and with children with special needs. She has served families through both the Broward and Indian River County Health Departments. In addition, Dr. Alonso has been the sole Dentist at the CDTC Dental Home since its opening in 2014, providing specialized care to more than 975 children.

Dr. Alonso is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric. She is fluent in both English and Spanish

Licensed Clinical Team

Kettly Augustin, RN
Registered Nurse, Primary Care Clinic

Kathy Carroll, M.S., CCC/SLP
Early Steps Program

Suzanne Davidson, M.S.
Senior Physical Therapist, Early Steps Program

Elizabeth Donahue, RD/LDN
Pediatric Dietitian, ECHO Program

Lystra Donegan, BHSc, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist

Zulma “Millie” Eysallenne, RN
CCRP Research Program

Yvonne Gamble, LPN
Health Educator, ECHO Program

Kathy Graham, Pharm.D.
Research Pharmacist

Barbara Kalish, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Early Steps Program

Katrina Kemos, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Social Services Counselor, Comprehensive Family AIDS Program

Dayana Leon, LPN
Research Program

Kathy London, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Social Services Counselor, Comprehensive Family AIDS Program

Aida Mato, LPN
Health Educator, ECHO Program

Gloria Morales, M.S., CCC/SLP
Speech Pathologist, Early Steps Program

Patricia Garvie, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Research and Medical Home Program

Robin Susser, M.S., CCC/SLP
Speech Language Pathologist, Early Steps Program

Donna Manzella-Dailey, M.S., CCC/SLP
Speech Language Pathologist, Early Steps Program