Our Team

Board Member List

Chairman:  Dr. Sheldon Ross
Treasurer:  Richard Drath
Secretary: Ellen Sredni
Vice Chair, Resource Development:  David Schulman
Vice Chair, Personnel:  Sharon Schwartz
Vice Chair, Governance: Amy Stolberg
Vice Chair, The Cupboard: Steve Jackman
Co-Chair, Events: Ivy Feinstein
Co-Chair, Resource Dev: Diane Weinbrum


Alan B. Cohn

Immediate Past Chair

Seth Wise

Board Members

Michael Brodie
Jack Fintz
Barbara Goldberg
Jane Levy
Benjamin Genet
Marc Lowell
Ken Morris
Rabbi Howard Needleman
Ronit Neuman
Eris Sandler
Steve Topel
Ellen Sredni
Marcy Hoffman
Zach Hoffman
Doug Jacobs
Doug Cohen

Leadership Circle

Seth Wise – Chair
John E. Abdo
Carla Albano
Marcia Barry-Smith
George Cann
Dr. Stanley Goodman
Pearl Goodman
Jarett Levan
Albert Miniaci
Beatriz Miniaci


Managerial Staff

Chief Executive Officer: Lisa Rahman, MBA
Chief Financial Officer: Kathie Mendez
Controller/Human Resources: JoAnne Mayz
Chief Operating Officer: Lisa Rahman, MBA
IT Director: Shaikh Ali

Program Directors

Director, Financial Assistance: Barbara Bailin
Director, Community and Senior Services: Lori Canter, MSW, CMC
Corporate Development and Special Events Officer:
Jennifer Cohen
Director, Marketing: Brett Diaz
Chief Psychologist, Director of Clinical Training: Jessica J. Ruiz, Psy.D.
Director, Program and Volunteer Integration: Dawn P. Staton
Director, Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program: Eric Troy, LMHC
Director, Joshua’s Path: Vacant

Accounting Staff

Administrative Assistant: Jackie Nastawa
Billing and Accounting Assistant: Cecilia Mich
Staff Accountant: Shannon Rinkus


Director of Marketing: Brett Diaz
Copy Editor:  Sharlene Glassman, MS
Marketing Consultant: Yolande Wijtenburg

Administrative Staff

Monica Aranda

Karen Bromfield
Executive Assistant to CEO

Clinical Staff

Rebekah Paone
Clinical Administrator / Supervisor

Enid Brot, ACSW, LCSW, BCD

Orly Doron, LCSW

Deborah Fox, LCSW, BCD
Clinician, Field Instructor, Hypnotherapist

Hannah Halprin, LCSW
Centralized Intake Supervisor

Samantha Chalal, MSW
Centralized Intake Coordinator

Sharon Rabinovitz, Ph.D

Diane Wacks, LCSW

Domestic Abuse
For information call 954-370-2140

Family Link/Seniors in Need

Lori Canter, MSW, CMC
Director, Community and Senior Services

Melinda Calis, MSW
Care Manager

Beryl Hinson, MGS
Care Manager

Stephanie Orlando, MSW
Care Manager

Holocaust Services

Eric Troy, LMHC
Director, Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program

Karen Bar
Care Assistant

Bernice Weissbart-Frank
Supervisor/Care Manager

Patti Sinkoe
Supervisor/Care Manager

Wendy Duretz, RN
Care Manager

Jannine Gauto
Client Care Supervisor

Rebecca Hirsch, MSW
Care Manager

Ruth Honigfeld, LCSW
Care Manager

Vanessa Khan, MSW
Care Manager

Kerry Mathos, RMHCI
Care Manager

Faina Levin
Care Assistant

Naomi Rodriguez
Care Assistant

Rami Spiegel, MSW
Senior Care Manager

Allison Garner
Care Manager

Allison Atlas
Care Manager









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Upcoming Events
Mar 14

Residential Options

03/14/2018 10:30am - 12:30pm | Cost: FREE Volunteer Park | 12050 W Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, FL 33323 View Event
Mar 15

Screening with a Meaning

03/15/2018 7pm | Cost: $54 per person Savor Theater: 503 SE 6th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 View Event
Apr 10

Vocational Training & Adult Day Programs

04/10/2018 10:30am - 12:30pm | Cost: FREE Volunteer Park | 12050 W Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, FL 33323 View Event

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