Community Champions Confirmed


·         Pamela Adams- Pamela Adams is the President and founder of Adams Consulting Group (ACG). ACG is a full service public outreach and engagement consulting firm, specializing in the design and execution of public engagement and involvement strategies and programs for high impact public transportation, planning, neighborhood revitalization, and quality of life infrastructure improvement projects. Also included in the scope of services provided are government and community relations project management.

·         Jeff Bailey - General Counsel for Del Monte Fresh Produce Company.

·         Jim Barkan - established the Barkan Method, a style of Hathat yoga that originated from a lineage in Calcutta India. Jim has over 75 Yoga centers around the country.

·         BEAR Team – represented by Grace Ultsch

a professional group from the Bluegreen Corporation who make a difference not only to their corporation but have an impact on their community by volunteering, especially at our retreats.  Blue Green Resorts markets, manages and sells a flexible real estate-based ownership system. By purchasing an allotment of Vacation Points, owners can customize their vacation experiences by redeeming Vacation Points for stays at Blue Green resorts. Blue Green delivers nearly 300,000 unique vacation experiences to over 185,000 owners through Blue Green resorts and vacation exchanges. 

·         Fred Bredemeyer - CEO of Consul Park Consulting- a company that supervises the operation of government and private parking lots in Miami, NY, and Los Angeles.  Fred is also President of the Board for Kristi House.  During his tenure as president they have increased their fundraising by over 200%!

·         Sheriff Al Lamberti-Sheriff Al Lamberti holds a unique place of honor in the 93-year history of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. He is the first and only law enforcement professional to ever work his way through the ranks, proudly wearing the uniform for over 30 years, to become the Sheriff of Broward County. BSO has been his only place of employment as career law enforcement professional from detention deputy to Sheriff. In the fall of 2007, Florida Governor Charlie Crist appointed Al Lamberti interim Sheriff. Soon after, the Governor re-designated him permanent Sheriff through 2008. He is now an elected official.

·         Dr. Marah Lee- is a medical doctor practicing in Ft. Lauderdale.  She graduated from Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Missouri with an American Academy of HIV Medicine, Specialist degree. Marah Lee has been practicing since 1991.

·         Memorial Breast Cancer Center Group This group of doctors have committed to raising 1 million dollars for the American Cancer Society walk.

1.        Dr. Alejandra Perez- Director of Memorial Breast Cancer Center

2.        Dr. Carmen Calfa

3.        Dr. Aruna Mani

4.        Dr. Maricer Escalon

5.        Dr. Tejal Patel

·         Dr. Will Richardson - is a well renowned  board certified dermatologist and owns Natura Dermatology and Cosmetics in Ft. Lauderdale. He is also opening an office on New York City's Fifth Avenue. He supports research for skin cancer and enjoys bicycling, travel and reading.

·         Paul Sallarulo - President of Nexera.  Paul is also the Board Chair of Special Olympics in South Florida and is a Board Member at NSU.  Paul has brought recognition to the South Florida Special Olympics by raising millions of dollars for this cause including securing a permanent home for them at the Nova campus and the largest gift for Nova of more than 10 million dollars.  

·         Beverly Vesel – is an attorney specializing in family law.  In addition to a very successful private practice and a tremendous and persistent advocate of children's rights, she is one of three women to sit on the Executive Committee of the Board of Governors for Nova Law School.