Hub Leadership

Dr. Pumariega Andres Pumariega, MD, Medical Director, UF Hubs

Dr. Pumariega is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist with over 40 years’ experience in multiple children’s mental health settings, including consultation to pediatrics. He is Professor and Division Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Florida. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Miami. Dr. Pumariega did his psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He is a national expert in community systems of care for children’s mental health, having helped to start many state level children’s mental health programs, including the New Jersey Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative Program before arriving in Florida. He has published over 250 scientific publications, has over 250 presentation abstracts and has received numerous national awards for his work, including being named to the University of Miami Medical Alumni Hall of Fame (1999).

THE BEST Kati Breton, BS, Manager, Program Director, UF Hubs

Kati received her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and began working in healthcare after relocating from New York City to Florida in 2000.  She worked in pediatric primary care for six years before joining the Ped-I-Care team at the University of Florida. In this role, she served as the Director of Network Management, Contracting and Data Management for the health plan serving Title XIX and XXI children with special healthcare needs in the state of Florida. After 14 years at Ped-I-Care, she joined the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry to serve as the Program Director for the Gainesville and Panhandle Behavioral Health Hubs. Additionally, Kati is the Manager for the UF Health Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Program and works with leadership of both child psychiatry and psychology clinical programing.