In June 2009, Carlos A. Duart purchased the controlling interest of CDR Maguire. As the new President, he had an ambitious vision for this New England architectural and engineering firm: go and grow! Expansion included more construction, inspection business, and transportation-related ITS (intelligent transportation systems) projects, as well as growth in Emergency Management Services.
In addition to adding new services, CDR Maguire will also focus on how those solutions are provided. With Alternative Project Delivery systems, project completion will be faster, more effective, and more cost-efficient than ever. This underscores Mr. Duart’s goal of providing the resources of a national firm on a local, personal level. A hands-on president, don’t be surprised if you see him in your office.
Mr. Duart is the current Vice Chairman and served as the former President of Metric Engineering, Inc., where he oversaw operations, business development, and strategic direction for a staff of over 300 employees. He began his career at Metric in 1992 after earning both his Bachelor’s of Science degree in accounting and Master’s degree in taxation from Florida International University in Miami.
Ms. Vidal-Duart has 12+ years’ of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of the State of Florida COVID19 Infectious Disease Field Hospital System where she oversaw the management and deployment of the State’s field hospital system and its healthcare and administrative support personnel. In this role, she managed a system of administrative and clinical personnel, recruited and staffed clinical and support functions, managed multiple contractors, served as an interagency coordinator between multiple agencies and regulating bodies, and helped secure various medical supplies and personal protection equipment for the facilities. After the hospitals were demobilized, Vidal-Duart assisted CDR’s COVID19 test site logistics team to deploy a call center, launch a patient portal, and develop a turnkey software solution from patient registration through result delivery.
In her prior experience in healthcare, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Business Development with Pacer Health Corporation, a hospital conglomerate focused on acquiring and turning around financial distressed hospitals. She has experience in operating and managing an acute care hospital system, medical treatment centers, a skilled nursing facility, and psychiatric care facilities. Additionally, she ran a transportation and logistics subsidiary of Pacer, providing trucking/air freight, warehousing and distribution, and logistics services throughout the United States. Serving as interim Chief Executive Officer of acquired financially distressed acute care hospitals that were near bankruptcy or closure, she has a keen insight into the rapid response and decision making required in a field environment where time is of the essence. She oversaw the management and turnaround of multiple healthcare facilities; ensured seamless transition and integration of acquisitions into overall system structure; developed and implemented processes for their financial turnaround and positive financial performance; negotiated all contracts to achieve overall cost savings; and provided oversight of hospital and doctor services. During her tenure, she recruited physicians and nursing management staff, expanded healthcare service lines throughout the system, as well as acquiring new managed care contracts and payer sources; revamped hospital policy and procedures and quality improvement and control; and JCAHO certification and inspection.
Ms. Vidal-Duart currently serves as the Executive Vice President of CDR Maguire, Inc., providing administrative and operational oversight and leadership to the 80-year old engineering and emergency management consulting firm which serves multiple state and local governments. She has a Master’s in International Business, summa cum laude, and a Bachelor’s of International Business and Marketing, magna cum laude.
Matthew Macey, P.E., CDR Maguire’s Chief Operating Officer for Engineering, has over 25 years of experience in the design, management, oversight, and QA/QC of PennDOT, PA Turnpike Commission, MassDOT, CTDOT, FDOT and municipal bridge and roadway projects.
He is responsible for the company-wide planning, management, financial analyses, and budgeting for the Civil, Construction Management/Construction Inspection, Transportation Design, and Program Management organizations.
His experience includes the design and analysis of numerous structures ranging from simple to complex designs, straight and curved steel multi-girders, Folded Steel Plate Girders™, prestressed adjacent and spread box beams, and prestressed I-beams, as well as reinforced concrete box and arch culverts. He has been responsible for the analysis and design of railroad and highway bridges, retaining walls, and foundations.
He is licensed as a Professional Engineer in PA, NJ, CO, CT, FL, and MA.
Mr. Macey has presented at the following events:
He has a B.A. in Mathematics/Engineering from Saint Vincent College and B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
Roy has been a Senior Emergency Manager at FEMA since 2011, starting as Director of the National Disaster Housing Task Force. He advanced during his time within the agency as key adviser, directing the implementation of the National Disaster Recovery Framework, establishing the Recovery Support Function Leadership Group, and leading disaster field operations with innovative housing solutions and technology tools.
Prior to that, he served in senior leadership roles within the Florida Division of Emergency Management, including Deputy Bureau Chief of Response, Regional Coordination Team Leader, Team Leader of a deployed State Management Team, and Disaster Housing Chief for the 2004-05 hurricanes that impacted the gulf coast.
Among his extensive list of qualifications, some of the most impactful are:
Mr. Michael Kushner is the Chief Operating Officer for CDR Health. He has over 30 years of operational and human resource experience, in several industries, with a proven track record of developing and successfully implementing revenue generating and expense reduction initiatives.
Prior to joining CDR Health, Mr. Kushner served for 10 years as the Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer for Nicklaus Children’s Health System. During his tenure, he was responsible for marketing, patient relations, the central scheduling call center, physician liaisons, employee health, and volunteer services for the global pediatric institution, with 15 outpatient centers and 4,000 employees. Before joining Nicklaus Children’s, Mr. Kushner served for five years as Vice President of Human Resources at Catholic Healthcare Partners in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mr. Kushner has an Advanced Organizational Development and Human Resource Management Certificate from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Florida Atlantic University and a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York.
Mr. Kushner possesses a strong customer service focus— a top priority at CDR Maguire. His ability to recruit, develop and motivate teams offers our clients the results-driven management approach needed for quality service and unrivaled results.
Dr. Kini has more than 25 years’ experience as a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, and an ER and Trauma doctor. Dr. Kini most recently has served as the Chief Medical Officer of the State of Florida COVID19 Infectious Disease Field Hospital System where he oversaw all clinical personnel for the 9-hospital system. In that role, Dr. Kini provided training and in-servicing, ran drills with clinical staff, ensured quality patient care, and provided guidance regarding necessary equipment and supplies to treat COVID19 patients. Prior that that, Dr. Kini served as the Chief Executive Officer for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (f.k.a. Miami Children’s Hospital), providing management to the 26 facilities in the system and a 309-bed hospital with 3,000 employees and 700 plus physicians. He provided ancillary and clinical operations leadership as the Chief Medical Officer for Trinity Health, a 45-hospital, $5 billion system. He is seen as a national leader in innovation with several firsts in people, process, and culture, developing an integrated enterprise platform. A graduate from University of Alabama and Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Kini has a Master of Science in health management to complement his Medical Doctorate degree.