Edeline Beauvais Mondestin RN, BSN, Registered Nurse for forty years and twenty years as a Public Health Trust Supervisor, Social Services Administrator, Division Director and Chief of Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department Elderly and Disability Services Division (CAHSD-EDSD). Ms. Mondestin currently manages and directs the operations of specialized services for more than fifteen thousand (15,000) elderly and individuals with disabilities for CAHSD.
Edeline has gained a reputation as a strong advocate for women, children, persons with disabilities and the elderly. She has volunteered countless hours to attend meetings and conferences throughout the United States. On numerous occasions, she travels to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on their behalf. Since 1994, she has been a support group leader for Alzheimer’s disease and for seniors affected by and infected with HIV/AIDS. Her work is exemplified by her affiliation with numerous Boards (i.e., Florida Council on Aging, Alliance for Aging, Mayor’s Initiative on Aging, Age-Friendly Initiative, Older Adults Advocacy Taskforce, BABA’S Bunch, etc.).
Additionally, she volunteers with a variety of Health Centers in Miami that provide health care to underserved senior citizens of Miami-Dade County. Furthermore, Edeline utilizes her nursing, administrative and social services skills to help educate the public regarding disease prevention, general health issues and to positively impact the lives of people with disabilities as well as the elderly population of Miami-Dade County.
Aside from her advocacy work, she has hosted a radio program educating the community about Health and Community issues. Edeline also hosted two cable television programs,” New Issues for a Healthy Community” with two physicians and the second one known as “Living Beyond Limits.” She has published several articles about women’s issues, Nutrition, Alzheimer’s, Drug/Alcohol Abuse, as well as AIDS and the Elderly
Ms. Mondestin holds a Bachelor‘s Degree in Nursing and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Risk Management. She is licensed as an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) administrator, has certificates in Gerontology, Case Management, Alzheimer’s Training & Education and HIV/AIDS. She also speaks and writes fluently in English, Creole, Spanish and French. Over the past years, she has been a recipient of numerous county, national and humanitarian awards.