South Florida Hospital News
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People to Watch

Soraya Rivera-Moya
Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Lauderdale

Education: BA in Journalism ; Master’s in Public Relations from the University of Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico.

First Job: Public Relations Assistant at Lopito, Ileana & Howie, Inc. (Advertising agency in Puerto Rico)

What is your proudest accomplishment: Becoming a mother; 2 beautiful girls

What does success mean to you: Dedication and perseverance

What skills do you need to succeed in your job: I realize multiple tasks in my position but the most important one is being creative.

Who has inspired you most: My father

What is the biggest challenge faced by the health care industry today: I made the transition from Public Relations and Advertising to Not for profit. I am still learning about the health care industry day by day. It is very interesting.

What do you see as your organization’s major strengths: We are an international recognized charity that provides a helping hand to many families. Whether they are local or from any part of the world.

What are the most challenging aspects of your position: Finding the funds and means to be able to provide our services for many years to come.

What is the greatest change you have instituted since you assumed your position: Work very closely with our Board of Directors members; also with our regular volunteers. They are all true friends of the House.

What is the most important tool in building partnerships: Be professional and a true friend

If you only had one word to describe yourself, what would it be: Happy

One of your goals: I have many, but at this moment I am very focused on all management and operation aspects of the House.

Favorite book: Cien Años de Soledad (100 years of Solitude)

Which work habit do you possess that you are most proud of: Organized

What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned in your career: Be a good listener

What advice would you offer young people considering a career in health care: It is a very dedicated and professional career that not everyone is prepare. But at the end I believe is very rewarding. It is a career to of others.

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