Social Snapshot: TINA VIDAL-DUART

The healthcare executive and Florida Grand Opera board member speaks to us in her own words.

Tina Vidal-Duart is the CEO of CDR Health Care, Inc. and Executive Vice President of CDR Companies, Inc., providing operational oversight and leadership to the 80-year-old engineering, emergency management, and disaster health and medical consulting firm which serves multiple state and local governments. Focused on public health and disaster medical response, CDR Health is called on to provide emergency medical services after federal declared disasters.  Recently the firm provided mobile emergency medical care after Hurricane Idalia and was selected by the Florida Division of Emergency Management to open a 1,000-bed field alternative care medical facility and emergency department in Ft. Myers in response to emergent medical needs post Hurricane Ian. What’s more, since Covid, CDR has vaccinated over 3 million people, tested over 4 million people, and provided monoclonal antibodies to approximately 150,000.

Vidal-Duart has been a board member with the Florida Grand Opera since 2019, serving on the board’s executive committee and as the board’s current Chair.   Vidal-Duart was recently nominated to serve on the Board of the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust as the Vice Chair and has a passionate interest in assisting children growing up in homeless environments.   She also sits on the FIU Foundation Board of Directors and her and her husband recently named the Wine Program at the FIU Chaplain School of Hospital, the Vidal-Duart Wine Studies Program. She serves on the board of Hope Florida Foundation, a DSO for the Department of Children and Families.  She was nominated by the CFO of Florida, Jimmy Patronis, to serve as a Commissioner for the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, a position she held until December 2023.  She is member of YPO and was Chairwoman of the FIU Honors College Advisory Board from 2011 through 2016 and has served on several councils and boards at FIU and nationally for Strong Women, Strong Girls. She and her husband are also passionate advocates for abused and neglected dogs and have been rescuing abused and neglected dogs for over a decade.

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