Howard Chusid, Ed.D, LMHC, NCC

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Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator
Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator
Florida Parent Coordinator
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (Retired)

Practice Areas:
Family Mediation
ElderCare Mediation
Collaborative Divorce
Parenting Coordinator
Circuit Civil Mediation
Foreclosure Mediation
Appellate Mediation
State of Florida – Department of Financial Services Mediation
Arbitration – specifically in Medicine/Healthcare

Having thirty plus years of experience in health care and administration/management, Howard went back to school at age 53 to complete a doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University. He then proceeded to receive a Florida license as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. In the 1970’s, Howard completed an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology from the City University of New York, a Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology and a minor in Biological Physics from Southern Illinois University, and a Masters in Community Health Education on a graduate scholarship from Southern Illinois University.

Within the working world, he taught within the Radiologic Technology program at Miami-Dade Community College (currently Miami Dade College), co-authoring two books in developing radiologic technology curriculum. Along the way, he taught the sciences within the Dade County Public School system and then started working with managed health care organizations in the early 1980’s. This led to administrating and consulting on family practice medical offices in their pursuit of managed care affiliations. Ultimately, in 1991 Howard and a few friends started working on Community Medical Plan (CMP), a Medicaid managed care plan. In February 1992, CMP received its approval to start accepting patients. By the end of the first year, CMP had over 10,000 patients. CMP was sold in November 1994, allowing Howard to do many different things. Thereafter, in addition to becoming a Board member of Community Health Plan of the Rockies, a Denver licensed managed care plan, Howard helped start a local South Florida school for children with learning disabilities. Kesher, which means connection in Hebrew, was born in January 1995 and In September 1995 it saw its first four students. Today it has over eighty (80) students, and scores of Alumni who have gone to college and have found careers. While Howard no longer deals with the day to day running of the organization, he has remained on the Board and considers it one of his most precious accomplishments.

In addition to counseling people regarding their life pursuits, counseling graduates of war under a subcontract with the Veterans Administration, working with families and kids in crisis, Howard has continued his pursuit of assisting people by mediating family disputes and serving as a Parent Coordinator As a Florida State Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, he also mediates in the areas of: insurances, personal injury, real estate and foreclosure.

Serving as a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator, he serves on panels regarding health care and medical issues.