Board of Directors

Pediatric Health Care Alliance is 100% independently owned by our shareholder physicians. Our physician Board of Directors manages all policies and decision-making regarding health care services and business operations for the medical practice.

PHCA Administration, LLC

Pediatric Health Care Alliance employs a management services company to guide business operations for the medical practice. PHCA Administration, LLC provides executive management, IT, HR, insurance contracting and credentialing, billing, and other critical business services. This ensures that our team has optimal expertise in place to oversee these functions, and allows the clinical office to focus on our top priority - patient care. Many of these administrators have worked with Pediatric Health Care Alliance since its inception in 1997. PHCA Administration, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Novelle Health, LLC, a healthcare data science and analytics company.
Portrait of Karalee Kulek-Luzey
Karalee Kulek-Luzey, MD

Medical Director & Managing Partner | Pediatric Health Care Alliance, PA

Karalee Kulek-Luzey, M.D., joined the Alliance in 1997 with one of the six founding practices, Tampa Bay Pediatrics. She has practiced pediatrics in Tampa for 20 years. In addition to serving as Medical Director for the Alliance, she also maintains a half-time appointment schedule at our South Tampa Office, and currently serves as Chief of Pediatrics at St. Joseph's Hospital.

Dr. Kulek-Luzey received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida (1985) and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Florida, School of Medicine, Tampa, Florida (1990). She completed her internship (1991) and residency (1993) in Pediatrics at the University of South Florida - All Children's Hospital, Tampa, Florida. Dr. Kulek-Luzey has been Board Certified with the American Board of Pediatrics since 1993.

Dr. Kulek-Luzey is continually recognized on the Best Doctors in America® list, a leading resource for linking consumers with expert medical care. Physicians are chosen through an exhaustive peer-review survey that asks: "If you or a loved one needed a doctor in your specialty, to whom would you refer them?" Only physicians who earn the consensus support of their peers areincluded.

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Debra Gonzalez, CPA, MHA

Chief Administrative Officer | PHCA Administration, LLC

Debra’s executive experience includes the successful development and expansion of a private company that provides practice management services to independently-owned private medical groups. She joined the PHCA family of companies at its inception in 1998 and advanced through increasingly progressive roles in finance and operations, actively contributing to the company’s growth and profitability. Before joining PHCA, she worked as an Accounting Manager and an Auditor at a large regional accounting firm.

Debra is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Masters in Health Administration from Seton Hall University.

Portrait of Maireni Salas, Chief Operating Officer
Maireni Salas, MPA

Chief Operating Officer | PHCA Administration, LLC

Maireni Salas joined Pediatric Health Care Alliance in 2017. She has over 15 years of experience as an operations executive and brings extensive skills in multi-site management, team building, health care program management, and budget oversight. Prior to joining PHCA, Maireni worked as the Executive Director at CarePoint Health System in New Jersey, where she oversaw 17 outpatient clinics and managed over 90 administrative staff.

Maireni earned a Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration from City University of New York and a Master’s (summa cum laude) in Public Administration from Metropolitan College of New York. She also completed the Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives program at Harvard School of Public Health, a highly competitive and cutting-edge course exclusively tailored for executives in the healthcare industry. 

Her passions include philanthropy and helping at-risk, vulnerable youth populations. She founded a youth leadership program in Hudson County which raised over $125,000 in scholarships through the foundation. 

Bryan O'Neill
Bryan O'Neill

Director of Revenue Cycle Management | PHCA Administration, LLC

Bryan joined Pediatric Health Alliance in 2010. A product of University of South Florida, Bryan has over 30 years of operational, managerial experience in the Medical Revenue Cycle Management industry. Prior to joining PHA, Bryan gained his analytical skills, managerial experience, and proven track record in revenue cycle management by working for Drs. Sheer, Ahearn & Associates, along with national corporations such as Foster/General Medical, Team Health Radiology, and Apria Healthcare.

PHCA Administration, LLC

Site managers serve as leaders for their site personnel and manage the day-to-day operations of their clinical office. As part of our administrative team, site managers provide insight to our executive team, and act as liaison for their physicians and staff.