Robert Chavez is a healthcare executive with extensive experience in clinical operations, academic medical business administration, business and strategic planning, and data analytics for decision making. Prior to joining the Green Roads Wellness team, Robert served as CEO of an Interventional Spine Center where he was recruited to grow a small physician practice into a global brand. It was there, on the front lines of care, that he realized the magnitude of the opioid epidemic and became passionate about finding an alternative treatment option for patients. He partnered with Green Roads to develop CBD products exclusively focused on the healthcare industry. As Co-Founder of Green Roads Wellness, Robert and the Green Roads team have contextualized CBD (cannabidiol) products as a wellness resource for targeted clinical outcomes and are educating the population on the medicinal benefits of cannabis.
Robert is one of a handful of fortunate healthcare executives practicing today who understands big data and has used it to frame critical thinking within the healthcare strategic setting.
He has served in multiple capacities across the healthcare setting including executive director of business planning and analytics at the University of Miami Health System in Florida with 3 hospitals, over 30 satellite facilities, and $1.8 Billion in annual revenues. His nearly 20 years of healthcare management experience have delivered successes in medical education and patient safety, clinical operations, business planning and development, and executive strategy. Robert co-founded ProjectLift, a business development portfolio company devoted to guiding early stage businesses through the various steps of launch and industry acclimation. In 2014, he was named by Techweek, to the Miami’s Techweek100 list which honors key influencers in South Florida’s tech ecosystem.
Robert attended school in Miami where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from the University of Miami and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, making him an expert in performance improvement methodology. Robert is a married father of five children and in his spare time enjoys training and participating in triathlons.