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Peter D. Lopez, Esq. & Ricky K. Patel, Esq. to Join Board


Miami – January 26, 2016 – Miami Children’s Health Foundation is proud to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors, including Peter D. Lopez, Esq., Shareholder at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A.; and Ricky K. Patel, Esq., Founder and Senior Partner of Farrell & Patel Attorneys at Law.

“We are very excited to have two new talented professionals join our board of directors,” said Lucy Morillo, president and CEO of Miami Children’s Health Foundation. “Their numerous recognitions and service to our community will be great assets to our existing board and to continue our mission to help children receive the best medical care possible.”

Peter D. Lopez is a shareholder in the Real Estate Department at Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A. and also serves on the firm’s Board of Directors and Hiring Committee.  He has been recognized by publications including The Best Lawyers in America and Florida Super Lawyers. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law, and cum laude at Duke University.

Ricky K. Patel is a senior partner at Farrell & Patel Attorneys at Law. He currently focuses his practice towards class action litigation and mass torts.  He served on President Barack Obama’s national Finance Committee from 2010-2012, and in 2015 was recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star.  He has been an active member of the Miami Children’s Young Ambassadors since 2011 and currently serves as co-chair of the leadership committee. Miami Children's Health Foundation, which raises funds for Miami Children’s Health System to support the newly renamed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, is currently in the midst of its Together For The Children campaign, aimed at raising $150 million by 2017.


About Miami Children’s Health Foundation

Miami Children’s Health Foundation (MCH Foundation) is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support the creation of a world-class pediatric hospital so no child needs to leave South Florida for superior medical care. “Funding World-Class Care” and following the principle that all children deserve state-of-the-art pediatric care, MCH Foundation, now a part of the Miami Children’s Health System, has helped the 289-bed Nicklaus Children’s Hospital become a leader in pediatric healthcare with more than 650 attending physicians and over 130 pediatric sub-specialists. Currently, MCH Foundation is dedicating all its resources to Together For The Children, The Campaign For Miami Children’s, which aims to raise $150 million by 2017 and help fund priorities such as the expansion of the Emergency Department, construction of a new Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion, enhancements to its three centers of excellence, and expanding global/telehealth endeavors. Other campaign priorities include research, pediatric outreach and special programs.

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Nicklaus Children's Hospital Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3), Charity number 59-1720704.