Member since 1991
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Humberto "Bert” Martinez is an alumnus of Florida A&M University, School of Pharmacy and has been a pharmacist for over 35 years. He is currently a practicing pharmacist for the Navarro Discount Pharmacy Chain in Miami, Florida. In the past, he has been an owner of his own independent pharmacy for over 15 years and has experience in working with a national chain pharmacy for another 12 years. He has received certifications in Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, Mass Antibiotic Dispensing, Disaster Behavioral Health Training(R-FAST)(BFAST+SN), and Mass Radiological event training. Also, has received certifications as a First Responder in Disaster Response and training as a Community Emergency Response Team(CERT) member in Miami. He is trained as a Technical Specialist in Pharmacy for the Florida Department of Health (ESF8) and is a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer for the Miami-Dade County Department of Health.
Local Association Activities:
In the past, he has served as the FPA President for 2010-2011 and has been the Chair for the FPA Governmental Affairs Committee, Public Affairs Council, Professional Affairs Council, and the Organizational Affairs Council. He has been the Region 7 representative on the FPA Executive Committee. Also, he has been the Vice-Speaker and Speaker of the FPA House of Delegates and served has a member of several FPA councils and committees. Currently, he is a member of the FPA Organizational Affairs Council and on the coordinating committee for the Tallahassee Health Fair. He is also, the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Miami-Dade Health Fair and the FPA liaison to the Florida Department of Health in Emergency Preparedness. On the local level, he is currently the Chairman of Interamerican Pharmacists Association (IPA) and a member of the Dade County Pharmacy Association (DCPA) Executive Committee. He has been a two time past President for both Associations and serves as the C.E. Program Director for IPA for the past 20 years. In the past, he has chaired several committees in both associations and has been an active member on several of them.
I believe very much in community involvement and letting our community know what pharmacists can do as healthcare providers. I am dedicated to do all that I can to help pharmacists to be recognized as healthcare providers. My record speaks for itself and I am here to serve, to the best of my abilities, as your Director for Region 8.