Local Team Karen Kluge, MS ARNP Executive Director/Owner Karen has been a registered nurse for 28 years and earned her BSN, from University of Maryland at Baltimore, and her Masters as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Florida Atlantic University. Karen has been with Passport Health for 15 years, starting in Baltimore and then moving to Florida to open a Passport Health in both Palm Beach and Broward Counties in 1999. She has watched the increasing need for international travel education and vaccination to promote health and wellness during travels. She has provided her services to the Center for Disease Control, Federal Government, and our Military for vaccination and various bio-terrorism response teams. Karen has one daughter and lives in Boynton Beach with her husband and 3 schnauzers. Karen is active with the FNA, ANA, FNP Network, and ISTM. She enjoys medical mission work with her daughter through Spanish River Church. The Lord is present in her daily life and the work place at Passport Health. Joan Kluge CFO Joan Kluge is the CFO at Passport Health. She has been working at Passport Health since 2000 and handles all the financials. Joan is originally from Baltimore, Maryland but has been living in South Florida for the past 22 years. She has a son and three grandsons in Maryland as well as a daughter, granddaughter, and four grand-doggies in Florida. She enjoys traveling, swimming, gourmet cooking and walking on the beach. Melissa Bloom, RN Travel Medicine Specialist Melissa Bloom been a Registered Nurse for 17 years and earned her RN at Palm Beach Community College in Florida in 1993. She joined Passport Health in 2006. Prior to joining the Passport Health team, she worked in a pediatric setting for 14 years providing care and education to families on illness, immunizations, behavioral, growth and development of the pediatric patient. She is a strong advocate for preventive care and wellness education. She has spent all her years as a nurse providing individualized and compassionate care in prevention of illness and disease. Melissa is a Florida native and has grown up in Jupiter, Florida. She now resides in Stuart, Florida with her husband and two children, Tanner age 13 and Jensen age 10. Interests and hobbies include any activities that have to do with the beach or boat, softball, and spending time with her family. Kim Lovito, RN Travel Medicine Specialist Kim joined the Passport Health team in 2011. She brings a vast array of knowledge and experience, gained over a 20 year career in health care. In 1994 Kim secured her degree in Nursing from Broward College, then went on to manage the school’s Microbiology Laboratory. Kim has practiced nursing in a variety of settings including Medical-Surgical, Oncology, and Psychiatric/Addiction. When the opportunity to participate in Passport Health came along, she enthusiastically jumped onboard. Kim welcomes being in an environment where her focus is to prevent clients from becoming patients. She is a strong advocate of wellness and prevention through vaccination and practical healthcare practices. Kim is also a member of the International Society of Travel Medicine. Bailey McAllister Administrative Assistant Bailey McAllister has been working part time at Passport Health since 2002 and full time since 2006. She is a recent graduate from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Art in Art History and Studio Art. Originally from Maryland, Bailey now resides in Delray Beach with her dog, Sasha and bunny, Bunnicula. Bailey loves to travel and has been lucky enough to travel to Mexico, France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and Peru.