ABOUT US

The Dade County Street Response Disaster Relief Team was founded in 2018 by a group of medical students dedicated to providing community-centered medical and psychological services to South Florida residents in preparation for and response to disasters. Inspired by the many community outreach efforts that provided disaster relief to South Florida residents after Hurricane Irma, the team seeks to create a platform to connect residents with existing support services, provide disaster-related medical relief, and to coordinate a community-oriented, systematic, post-disaster response network. 

 

Our service areas include Miami Gardens, Opa Locka, Overtown, Allapattah, Little Havana, East Hialeah, Liberty City, and Miami Shores. As we continue to grow, we anticipate providing services in Hollywood, Dania Beach, and other communities in Broward and West Palm Beach Counties. 

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dahitza Alexandre

Co-Chair

FIU HWCOM, 2021

Lena Carleton

Founder, Co-Chair

FIU HWCOM, 2020

Olivia Beale

Medical Supplies and Pharmacy Coordinator

FAU CESCOM, 2022

Jordyn Cohen

Telehealth Coordinator

FAU CESCOM, 2021

Jordyn Cohen

Telehealth Coordinator

FAU CESCOM, 2021

Fatimat Shotande

Chair Emeritus

FIU HWCOM, 2020

Tanya Thomas

Volunteer Coordinator

University of Miami SOM, 2022

Michelle Darko

Community Outreach Coordinator

FIU HWCOM, 2022

Armen Henderson, M.D.

Faculty Advisor

University of Miami

OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We operate under the leadership and infrastructure of the Community Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) located at the Brownsville Community Center.