Juanita has over 35 years of experience driving strategic initiatives in leading medical institutions throughout the world. She has been a key player in driving academic and community hospitals to achieve best practices in quality safety and operations. Her specialization includes execution of highly complex strategic plans, strategic and tactical operations planning in universities, medical institutions and allied organizations.
She is the founder of the Houston based, Romans Group, which dedicates itself to advising healthcare institutions around the world to create patient centered, quality care. Among her other high profile positions, she has been the CEO of Memorial Hermann Healthcare System for over 10 years. Juanita is active on the board of several organizations in Houston such as Redi Clinics, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Center for Houston’s Future.
Juanita holds a Master’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, and her academic achievements include post graduate work at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.
Her professional awards include “Women on the Move, 2007” from Texas Executive Women, “Top 100 Hospitals, 2005-2007” from Solucient/Thomson, “Vista Award, 2007” from the American Society of Healthcare Engineers, and “America’s Best Hospitals” from the US News & World Report.