Human Resource Management Certificate

Juan Pina

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Juan Pina has over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources/Employee Benefits area. Mr. Pina is currently employed at the University of Miami since 2013 as the Benefits Manager for Retirement Plans. In this role he is responsible for all the retirement programs of the University including the University of Miami Hospital. In addition, he has worked for large Corporations such as Burger King Corp, Starboard Cruise Services, Miami Jewish Health Systems and Duty Free Americas as the Benefits Manager for all their health and welfare plans. Juan started his employee benefits career in the Professional Employer Organization (PEO) industry in as employee benefits consultant for small to mid-size companies.



Ken Knox

Ken Knox

Ken Knox is a partner in the Fort Lauderdale office of Fisher & Phillip, LLP. He represents employers in all types of state and federal court litigation, including claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage-hour, breach of contract, and whistleblower cases.  Ken also represents private- and public-sector employers in labor law issues brought before the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employees Relations Commission.  In addition, Ken represents employers in administrative matters involving OSHA, including conducting investigations into workplace accidents, assisting in the development of preventative measures, and responding to citations and complaints issued by OSHA and claims of retaliation brought by individuals.  Ken counsels employers on hiring, discipline, and termination of employees, as well as numerous other employment issues to ensure compliance with local, state and federal employment laws.  Ken is "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and he was recognized as a South Florida Top Lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide. He was also included in the 2012 edition of South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers, presented by Legal Leaders.



Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris is an attorney and General Counsel for Seacrest Services, Inc., a property management company headquartered in West Palm Beach.  Kevin handles all legal matters for the company and has over 20 years of experience advising and counseling employers on a wide spectrum of labor and employment law matters.  Prior to joining Seacrest, Kevin practiced in Miami at global law firms Greenberg Traurig, P.C. and Littler Mendelson, P.C. representing management exclusively.  He has also served as general counsel for a facilities management company where he was responsible for human resources and as a staff attorney for the National Labor Relations Board.  Kevin is included in The Best Lawyers in America and is licensed to practice law in Florida, North Carolina, New York and Colorado.  He received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York.



Nadeen Medvin

Dr. Medvin is a licensed and board-certified Clinical and Industrial-Organizational Psychologist in private practice. Her professional practice spans over 20 years in providing individual, career, and corporate psychological services in public and private-sector settings. She is specialized in behavioral medicine, leadership assessment and organizational development interventions focused on conflict management and the alignment of organizational behavior with strategic and performance objectives. Her mission is to serve as a facilitator and change agent to promote the enhancement of personal and professional effectiveness. Her methods are simple: Work with people and through relationships. And: Never put “high tech” before “high touch”. Her current focus is in the area of organizational effectiveness including corporate wellness, employee assistance, executive assessment and coaching, and mediation concerning relationship and workplace disputes.  


John Pratts

John C. Prats is a 36-year career veteran of Miami-Dade County. Prats currently oversees the Personnel Management Bureau for the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department, a jail system with a workforce of over 3,000 positions. Prats’s county experience ranges from construction fraud investigations post-Hurricane Andrew to managing affordable housing construction loan portfolios under the Housing, Development and Loan Administration Division for Miami-Dade County. Prats assisted in developing and facilitating the first-ever countywide ethics training, and has consulted with Lowe, Tribble and Associates, Inc., to develop and facilitate team building and cultural diversity training. Prats is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Prats received his undergraduate degree in business administration from Florida International University and his MBA and graduate certificate in human resource management from St. Thomas University.