Dr. Lumana Joseph, PT, DPT
Dr. Lumana Joseph was appointed chairwoman of the Haitian American chamber of commerce of Florida (HACCOF) in March of 2021. Dr. Joseph initially joined the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce of Florida (HACCOF) as a board member in 2017 and served as the board Treasurer from 2018 to 2019 and Board Vice-Chair from 2019 to 2021.
Dr. Joseph is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Dr. Joseph completed her Transitional Clinical Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of South Florida in 2016.
Dr. Joseph is the president and CEO of Lumana Physical Therapy & Wellness Center. Dr. Joseph founded the company in 2009 with the fundamental belief of equal access to all who seek quality rehabilitation services to restore optimal function and promote independence. As an owner of a physical therapy and wellness facility, Dr. Joseph presents a comprehensive approach to the rehabilitation realm by providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. Dr. Joseph promotes a healthy lifestyle through wellness by encouraging an active lifestyle, teaching simple exercises, and providing educational series on comorbidities affecting the underserved population.
Dr. Joseph also serves as a Clinical Instructor for many universities and colleges, mentoring the Doctor of Physical Therapy Students and Physical therapy assistant students throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Dr. Joseph grants internship opportunities through the Miami academic year and summer youth internship programs to numerous high school students, especially juniors and seniors. Dr. Joseph aims to equip the students with positive values, team-building opportunities, and social responsibilities while assisting them in making a valuable contribution to others. Dr. Joseph’s overall objective is to demonstrate positive values and show the commitment needed to succeed in the rehabilitation realm and their future endeavors as they become young professional adults.
Dr. Joseph is passionate about community services and charitable work.
Dr. Joseph collaborates with the city of North Miami in different capacities to deliver much-needed benefits to the community. Dr. Joseph provides an annual contribution to families in need in the local community and abroad. Dr. Joseph enlists in outreach programs offering educational series and exercise classes to various groups of people. She volunteers yearly on medical mission trips to Haiti to provide essential medical care to physically impaired children and adults. Dr. Joseph affords education resources and tools to the staff at the different sites of affiliations. Furthermore, Dr. joseph supports financial assistance efforts to primary and secondary students in a rural part of Haiti.
Dr. Joseph is the Vice-Chair of the Greater North Miami Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the House of New Vision and Hope (HNVH), a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and sits on various boards for the City of North Miami. Dr. Joseph currently sits on the City of North Miami personnel board as the Vice-chair, board member of the Board of Adjustments, and recently served as a board member of the North Miami Parks and Recreation and the North Miami CRA Boards.
Dr. Joseph founded The Lumana Foundation in 2020 to increase awareness and assist the underserved and underprivileged population by educating, facilitating, and providing tools necessary to enrich one’s life. Dr. Joseph is currently working in collaboration with the chief medical doctor of L’hôpital St. Antoine in Jeremie for earthquake relief efforts.
Dr. Joseph’s aspiration in life is to educate others, help people in need, and make a difference, no matter how small. Dr. Joseph is God-fearing and believes that she is a vessel in God’s kingdom. Dr. Joseph spends her spare time with her two wonderful sons, family, and friends. Dr. Joseph enjoys traveling, dining, art, music, and reading a good book.