Niños Health Presents

¡La Feria in Melbourne!

Enjoy an exclusive Flamenco Show plus Ember & Oak’s premiere wine tasting experience and cuisine while giving back to the community!
Spanish Carnaval in Melbourne! Join the feria by wearing your flamenco skirt, flowers, fans or Spanish sombreros! Live Flamenco Show with Luis Alfredo & the Rumba Brothers plus bailaores! Enjoy the flamenco dancing and Latin-music entertainment!
Wine Tasting – Discover new wines at our stations that showcase the variety offered by Spanish regions, Sangria Station, and unique cocktails. Delicious Spanish Tapas Menu
Meet Chef & Owner Kevin Andersen and Dr. Cristi Salinas

February 22, 2020!

Contact us for sponsorship opportunities.

La Feria Sponsors


CARE FOR ALL KIDS Screen & Treat Campaign

Our goal is $60,000 in 2019

Niños Health will bring rapid access to care by developing a technology platform so that mental health and neuropsychological screenings can be widely available at community events and in a newly developed clinic.

Past Events

Angst Event Presenting Sponsor


Community Partners

Dr. Kim and Mr. Bud Deffebach

Friends of Niños Health

Blue View Inn

See how many children struggle in Brevard

= 1000 kids, Brevard = 110,000 kids
ADHD: 10,000+
Developmental Delay: 7,400+
Brain Injury/Concussion: 7,100+
Oppositional Defiant Disorder: 6,000+
Learning Disability: 4,200+
Anxiety: 4,100+
Depression: 2,700+
Autism: 1,600+
Epilepsy: 650+
Tourette’s: 600+
Cancer: 15+

Care is costly

48% of children in Florida have government insurance such as Medicaid, CMS, CHIP or have no insurance. These programs do not pay or reimburse for neuropsychological services such as diagnostic testing.
Today children wait 2-3 years on average after exhibiting initial symptoms for the proper diagnosis. Delayed diagnosis compounds existing problems which often leads to more intensive and costly treatment. Limited prevention and comprehensive mental health programs exist in Brevard, inhibiting long-term social, emotional, and mental well being.
Often, children with chronic medical conditions such as epilepsy, cancer, and brain injury have access to expensive medical procedures to keep them alive and survive but there are limited resources for mental health and academics, reducing quality of life. Limited access to behavioral health means that children with neurodevelopmental delays, learning disabilities, ADHD, Autism, anxiety, and depression get delayed or inadequate diagnosis or treatment, leading to poor educational, social, emotional, and employment outcomes.

What do 48 of every 100 kids in Brevard have in common?

What do 48 of every 100 kids in Brevard have in common?

They are underinsured and lack access to Neuropsychological care.
Together, we can change that.

Support Niños Health so you can help us bring innovative care to the kids in our community!

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Your charitable donation makes quality CARE FOR ALL KIDS in our community possible.



Niños health is a network of specialized experts and partners that delivers innovative, culturally responsive care for children and families who are struggling with conditions that affect cognitive, behavioral, emotional, physical and social development.
We are committed to instilling hope for a sustainable future for children and families by providing the highest standard of care and training, advancing high impact science of the developing brain, offering online resources, reducing stigma, and empowering parents, teachers, professionals, legislators and communities to support their needs.


To create a socially responsive and sustainable community by rapidly delivering high-quality care to children and families who struggle with conditions that affect development.

Meet our Board

Christine M. Salinas, PsyD


Nationally Respected Bilingual Pediatric Neuropsychologist

2019 Recipient of the Mentorship in Cultural Neuropsychology Award | Hispanic Neuropsychological Society

Daughter of Spanish speaking father with Bipolar Disorder and Parkinson’s Disease

Wyatt Hoover


Vice Mayor | Town of Melbourne Beach

Teacher | Stone Middle School

Susan Belcher

Director, Event Planning & Community Liaison

Owner, Fitness on Fifth

Co-Founder, Spring Forward for Autism

Mom of son with autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy

Kyle Heinly

Director, Art Neuro Program

Outsider Abstract Artist, Off Center Gallery

Born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy

Jessica Neal

Director, Design & Marketing

VLicensed Interior Designer & Founder | Unite Design Co

Aaron Thalwitzer

Director, Legal

Attorney at Law, Gordon & Thalwitzer

Kimberly Stockton


Owner | Blue View Inn

Mother of boy with leukemia

Keith Nugent

Director, Technology Development

Scientific Research Council

Veronica Bordes Edgar, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Veronica Bordes Edgar, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

University of Texas Southwestern

Nationally Respected Bilingual Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Beatriz (Tish) MacDonald, Ph.D

Beatriz (Tish) MacDonald, Ph.D

University of New Mexico

Nationally Respected Bilingual Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Ph.D.

Juan Carlos Arango-Lasprilla, Ph.D.

Basque Foundation for Science, Spain

Biocruces Bizkaia Health Research Institute International Expert in Traumatic Brain Injury & Neurorehabilitation

William MacAllister, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

William MacAllister, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

Alberta Children's Hospital, Canada

International expert in pediatric epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, and multiple sclerosis.

Niños Health is Committed to Care for ALL Kids

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