Humberto “Bert” Martinez is an alumnus of Florida A&M University, School of Pharmacy and has been a pharmacist for over 40 years. He is currently a Pharmacy Manager with CVS/Pharmacy #3250 in Miami, Florida. In the past, he has been an owner of his own independent pharmacy for over 15 years and has experience in working with another national chain pharmacy for over 11 years.
He has received certifications in Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery, Diabetes Management Training, Mass Antibiotic Dispensing, Disaster Behavioral Health Training(R-FAST) (BFAST+SN), and Mass Radiological event training. Also, has received certifications as a First Responder in Disaster Response and training as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member in Miami. He is trained as a Technical Specialist in Pharmacy for the Florida Department of Health (ESF8) and is a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteer for the Miami-Dade County Department of Health. He is also certified as a Skywarn Storm Spotter for the National Weather Service at the Miami Forecast Office.
Currently, he is the Region 8 Director, on the Board of Directors, of the Florida Pharmacy Association. And on the Board of Directors of the Florida Pharmacist Political Committee. He is the Chairman of the FPA Organizational Affairs Council and on the coordinating committee for the Florida Pharmacist Tallahassee Health Fair. He is also, the Chair, of the Ad Hoc Committee for the FPA Miami-Dade Health Fair and the FPA liaison to the Florida Department of Health in Emergency Preparedness.
In the past, he has served as the FPA President from 2010-2011 and has been the Chair for the FPA Governmental Affairs Committee, Public Affairs Council, Professional Affairs Council, and the Organizational Affairs Council. He has been the Region 7 representative on the FPA Executive Committee. Also, he has been the Vice-Speaker and Speaker of the FPA House of Delegates and served has a member of several FPA councils and committees.
On the local level, he is currently the Executive Vice President of Interamerican Pharmacists Association (IPA) and a member of the Dade County Pharmacy Association (DCPA) Executive Committee. He has been a two-time past President for both Associations and serves as the C.E. Program Director for IPA for the past 20 years. In the past, he has chaired several committees in both associations and has been an active member on several of them.