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May 11th, 2017 Miami Cancer Institute

Donna J. Hrinak, Rudy Kranys and William W. White Named to Board of Directors of Miami Cancer Institute

MIAMI, FL – May 11, 2017 – Baptist Health South Florida is pleased to announce that Donna J. Hrinak, president of Boeing Latin America, Rudy Kranys, a founding partner of Syntheon, and the Rev. Dr. William W. White, pastor at Christ Journey Church, have joined the founding board of directors of the Miami Cancer Institute, which opened in January 2017.

“With Donna Hrinak, Rudy Kranys and William White coming onto the board, the Miami Cancer Institute has assembled a group with extraordinary talent, expertise and commitment to Baptist Health South Florida’s mission to establish the top cancer care center in the region. Together they bring deep knowledge of the local community and a global perspective,” said founding board Chair S. Lawrence Kahn III, president and founder of Coral Gables-based Lowell Homes.

Donna Hrinak is a corporate vice president of The Boeing Company and president of Boeing Latin America, where she opened the company’s first three offices in the region. She oversees all aspects of operations, from commercial and defense product sales to research and technology. Previously, she was vice president for public policy at PepsiCo, and while at Kraft Foods, she managed the Latin American and European Corporate Affairs teams. She also was senior counselor for Trade and Competition at the law firm of Steel Hector & Davis.

Before entering the private sector, Ms. Hrinak was a career officer in the U.S. Foreign Service, with assignments in Latin America and Eastern Europe. She served as U.S. Ambassador in Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic as well as deputy assistant secretary in the State Department. Ms. Hrinak presently serves as a member of the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a frequent speaker on foreign policy and women’s issues. The Pennsylvania native is a graduate of Michigan State University and attended The George Washington University and the University of Notre Dame School of Law.

Rudy Kranys has been a Baptist Health Foundation Board member since 2000, during which time he served as chair of the Foundation Board. Presently, he serves on the Board of Trustees of Baptist Health South Florida. Retired since 2003, Mr. Kranys is an engineer who attended Carnegie Institute of Technology. He began his career in the medical device industry in 1965, starting two medical companies in Pittsburgh. In 1984 he moved to South Florida to join Cordis Corp. as president of the angiographic product division. He also served as the company’s senior vice president of North American operations and vice president of worldwide research and product development. He later became a partner at Syntheon LLC, a medical device company that develops laparoscopic devices for gastrointestinal use.

Mr. Kranys is active in the community, serving on the executive committee and board of Goodwill Industries of South Florida. He has served as a chairman and board member of the Cancer Support Community of Greater Miami, on the board of Family Counseling Services and as past chair of the Children’s Home Society Foundation of South Florida. He also is a member of the advisory board of the University of Miami College of Engineering.

The Rev. Dr. William White is senior pastor since 1994 at Christ Journey Church, a congregation he grew to more than 5,000 members with church locations in Coral Gables and Kendall. The church’s online presence has an outreach in 185 countries. Dr. White is chair emeritus of the Baptist Health South Florida Board of Trustees, where he continues to have a role. He also has served on the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Ethics Committee, the Miami-Dade County Mayor’s Religious Advisory Committee, the Greater Miami Religious Leaders Coalition and the Mission Miami Leadership Team. He is a lifelong member of Rotary International. Nationally, he has served on the Baptist Center for Ethics Advisory Council, the Religious Liberty Council and the Baptist World Alliance. Dr. White’s ministry has taken him to Rwanda, Lebanon, Brazil, India, Egypt, Israel, Nicaragua, Guatemala, France, England, Haiti and the Bahamas. Local nonprofit ministries he serves include the Agape Network, Touching Miami with Love, Open House Ministries and Feed Miami.

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College and the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He attended Baylor University and the University of Virginia School of Medicine for additional studies.

Besides Kahn, other board members are Secretary Phil Conway, managing director and U.S. southeast region head of the J.P. Morgan Private Bank; Treasurer Ron Shuffield, president of EWM Realty International; John Dasburg, chairman, chief executive officer and co-owner of aviation enterprise ASTAR USA; and Patrick Lee, chairman of the Patrick P. Lee Foundation, an organization committed to helping cancer patients and their families by supporting research, prevention, treatment and quality of life. He is past chairman and chief executive officer of International Motion Control.

About Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida is developing Miami Cancer Institute into a destination cancer center known for its leading clinical care, exceptional patient experience, advanced clinical research and state-of-the-art technology – including the first proton therapy center in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. To accelerate its mission of hope, caring and innovation, Miami Cancer Institute has joined the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance, a meaningful relationship that enables patients with cancer access to potential breakthrough therapies in South Florida. For more information, visit MiamiCancerInstitute.com.

Miami Cancer Institute is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. A not-for-profit organization supported by philanthropy and committed to our faith-based charitable mission of medical excellence, Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.

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