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Class Notes 2015


Jake Sneed, MPH'15, of Lexingston, SC., holds a Program Coordinator II position at the Department of Health and Environmental Control in South Carolina.

Michael Schuk, Ph.D' 10, of Tamarac, FL., is an Assistant Athletic Trainer / Physical Therapist for the New York Yankees.

Herman Fider, Ed.D '11, of Decatur, GA., is a Teacher for theDekalb County Board of Education.  

Stefanus Malan, MS'12, of Amelia, OH., is a Mobile Architect for the The Kroger Co.

Bruce Riegel, Ed.D '03, was promoted to Lead Specialist (Coordinator) of Gifted and Talented Education for the State of Maryland.

Alyssa Laswell, MPH '14, of Atlanta, GA., is the Population Health Management Analyst at Mercy Care.

HILDA EMOKE DEZSO-FARKAS, MBA '12, of Delray Beach, FL., is a Financial Alayst for the Golish Financial Group in Boca Raton, Fl.

Eduardo Moscoso, MBA '15, of Lauderhill, FL., is the Senior Manager, Customer Retention Ops for DIRECTV.

Evin Safdia, MBA '13, of The Woodlands, TX., is an Associate for JP Morgan Chase.

Marissa Quijada, MBA '12, of West Park, FL., is a Process Analyst for the School Board of Broward County.

Glenn Mack, Ed.D '11, of Bentonville, AR., is the Executive Director at NWACC Culinary.

Cheryl Fogel, MS '09, of Mulberry, FL., is the District Science Coach for the Polk County Public Schools.

Magda Beauchamp, Ed.D '15, of Alexandria, VA., is a Dual Language Teacher at ACPS Alexandria Public Schools.

Brooke Goehring, MS '13, of St. Johns, FL., is the Campus Director for NSU's Jacksonville campus.

Ana Maldonado, DHSc '12, of San Francisco, CA., is a PA Program Director at Dominican University of CA.

Carrie Holt, EdD '15, of Worden, IL., is a Principal for the Hazelwood School District.

Christine Young, Ph.D' 15, of Canaon City, CO., is a Physical Therapist - Outpatient at the St Thomas More Hospital.

Gary Lieberma, Ph. D '12, of Mine Hill, NJ., is the  Director Enterprise Computing and Information Security for Lazard

Ricardo Varela, MPA '15, of Miami, FL., is a Clinical Nurse at the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Nicole Eisdorfer, MBA '12, of Denver, CO., is a Faculty Development & Communications Specialist for University of Colorado Denver.

Rebecca Rodriguez, JD '12, of Davie, FL., is an Associate Attorney at GrayRobinson, P.A.

Arlene Fowles, MS '15, of Sunrise, FL., is a Teacher Assitant for the School board of broward county, Florida.

Cayla Dean, MS' 14, of Hollywood, FL., is a Research Assistant at Nova Southeastern University.

Sonia Roper, Ed.D '15, of Plantation, FL., is a Charge Nurse at Broward Health.

Carlos Sardi, JD '04, of Miami, FL., has opened up a new practice on 10/1/15 and practices in a broad range of areas, such commercial litigation, bankruptcy, and has represented debtors, trustees and creditors in bankruptcies.

Racquel Russell, MSC '13, of Eustics, FL., is a Regional Recruiter for the Adventist Health System.

Ahmed Mohamed, DBA '13, of AlRakah , AlKhobar., is the President of Minerva Training Institute.

Emmanuel Jean-Louis, MBA '09, pf Pembroke Pines, FL., is Lead Developer at IMX Software Solutions.

Andrea Zigelsky, JD '04, of Port St. Lucie, FL., is an Attorney for Groelle & Salmon, PA.

Tracy Dirks, MS '10, of Annapolis, MD., is an Assistant Professor at Prince George's Community College.

Twyla Cheatwood, MS '11, of Baton Rouge, LA., is a Fishery Biologist at NOAA Fisheries/NMFS.

Betsy Geraci, MMS '13, of Jacksonville, FL., is a PA-C in family practice and was married 5/2015.

Avinash Persad, Ph.D '12, of Coral Springs, FL., is a Family Medicine Physician at Broward Health.

Brian Walker, Ph.D '08, of Coral Springs, FL, is married with twin 5-yr old girls. Works at the Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. He has also mapped the SE FL reefs and recently discovered large amounts of threatened rare corals and many corals that are some of Florida's oldest living organisms.

Dorothy-Ellen Renegar, Ph.D '15, of Plantation, FL., is a Research Scientist at Nova Southeastern University.

Madhura Mokashi, MS '09, of Bangalore, Karnataka, IN., is a Sr. Clinical Process Associate at Quintiles Research in India.

Brenda Belferman, Ph. D 13, of Miami, FL., is a clinical pharmacist at Aeventura Hosptial.

Stephanie Williams, MS '12, of Playa Vista, CA., is Speech Language Pathologist at Lawndale Elementary School District.

Juan D'Arce, M.S.Ed ' 14 of Miami, FL., is had his second daughter and was recently appointed Region VIII Florida Deputy Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association.

Henry Martin, M.Acc. '11, of Boca Raton, FL,. Is the Senior Manager - Audit and Assurance at Daszkal Bolton.

Melinda Murdock, MATL '14, of Beaverton, OR., is a choir teacher at Jackson Middle School for Portland Public Schools.

Francine Taylor, MS. Ed '03, of Garland, TX., is the Principles at Ann Richards Middle School.

Andrew Gonzalez, MS' 12, of Ft. Lauderdal, FL., is an Environmental Specialist at the Florida Department of Transportation.

Debra Gratton, BSN ' 14, of Homestead, FL., is a Clinical Risk specialist at Baptist Health South Florida.

Marlin Wiita, DHSc '15, of Surry, VA., is a Pysician Assistant at Riverside Medical Group.

Lindsay Choate, MMS '15, of Jacksonville, FL., is a Physician Assistant at Baptist South Endocrinology.

Anita Wright, MBA '12, of Jacksonville , FL., is a DBA Learner at Capella University.

Melissa Stapleford, MOT '13, of Fredrick, MD., is an Occupational Thearapist at The Pediatric Development Center. Also, recently married.

Sarah Williams, J.D. '06, of Westminster, MD., recently had a new baby, Emma Rachel Williams, born June 2, 2015.

David Schweitzer, MPA '11, of Lawrenceville, GA., is the Product Manager at PGI.

Clara Lora, Psy. D. '04, of Miami, FL., is the owner of Concierge Clinical and Coaching.

Yolanda DuPree, Ph. D '15, of Rex, GA.,  is a faculty member at Western Governors University.

Tracy Fields, Ed.D '10, of Homestead, FL.,  is the Curriculum Support Specialist for  Miami Dade County Public Schools.

Rebecca Harris-Smith, Ed.D ' 15, of San Pedro, CA., is the Assistant Dean at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science / Mervyn M. Dymally School.

Maurice Smith, MS' 07, of North Lauderdale, FL., is the Director for MYS Global Enterprises, Inc.

Himler Mondesir, Ph.D '12, of Boynton Beach, FL., is a Pharamarcy Manager at Target.  

Teresita Calero, MS '00, of Miami, FL.,  is a therapist at South Miami Hospital, Addiction Treatment & Recovery Center .

Sergio Depres, MS '15, of Lenoir City, FL.,  is the Health Information Technology Manager for Knox County Health Department.

Katelyn Gerstenberger, BS Psy '15, of Jacksonville, FL., is  currently in the Physician Assistant Program in Jacksonville.

Robert Babkie, MS '15, of Port St. Lucie, FL.,  is a Primary Thearapist at the Palm Beach Institutue.

Scott Lipp, MS '14, of West Allenhurst, FL., has a job as a Primary Therapist with a growing company in the conselling field.

Ann Bellantoni, BA '12, of New Smyrna Beach, FL., is a teacher for Volusia County Schools.

Zofia Kozlowska, BS '08, of Denver, CO., earned her Masters in Forensic Psychology from the University of Denver. Zozlowska is also a Licensed Addictions Conselor in Colorado.

Wanda Fernandez, BS '05, of Mesa, AZ.,  is the Lead School Psychologist for Laveen Elementary School District.

Mary Torok, MS '10, of Largo, FL.,  is an EdD Candidate.

Jason Deck, JD '13, of New York, NY.,  is an associate at Schwartz, Levine & Kaplan and focuses on representing buyers, sellers and lenders in connection with residential real estate transactions in New York City.

Andrew Griffith, DBA '11, was awarded tenure at my current institution, Iona College (New York) in May 2015. On September 1, 2015, was promoted to Associate Professor of Accounting.

Shelby Knowles, BS '12, of Davie, FL., will be graduating from Ross University School of Medicine in May 2016.

Dawn Poirier, Ed.D '12, has been appointed the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Dean College in Franklin, Massachusetts.

Melissa Kornhaus, MS '14, of Fort Lauderdale, FL., is a clinical thearpist for CORTE.


Jackson, MBA '94, of Atlanta, GA., is a VP Human Resources for AT&T.

Marie Carmel Emmanuel, BS '97, of Pembroke Pines, FL., is a Flk-12 certified in Special Education; in addition to working online; own's and operate Instructor Emmanuel's Tutorial Services. An active Educational Consultant & board member of a non-profit organization Survivors Against Violence (SAV).

Alain Suarez, MBA '99, of Savannah, GA., is the Sr, System Avionics Engineer at Gulfstrean Aerospace Corporation.

Tehani Padilla, MS '98, of Orlando, FL., is a Spanish Teacher for Lake Nona Middle School.

Wendy Gross, Ed. D '92, of Jupiter, FL., had Random House AuthorHouse publisher her work- Spirit In Motion 2016.

Claudia Fenderson, Ed. D' 93, of Highland, NY., has been as the director of the developing Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Marist College.

Richard Hoehlein, Ed. D '91, of Hesperus, CO.Retired in 2008 after 35 years in continuing higher education administration (Michigan State, Tidewater Community College, University of Virginia, Virginia Wesleyan College. Also served for twelve years as Cluster Coordinator in Virginia for Fischler Graduate School of Education.

Tom Thomas, MS '90, of Newark, DE., is a SVP for Bank of America.

Leonard Rappa, Ph. D '95, of Davie, FL., is a Tenured, full professor with FAMU for 17 years. Recently published her second book, "Condensed Psychopharmacology 2016", available on Amazon.

Mark C. DeMareo, Ed.D '94, of Mullica Hill, NJ., has been named Director of Educational Services for Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC)in Mullica Hill, NJ located on the campus of Rowan University.

Nanette Miner, Ed.D '90, Murrells Inlet, SC, is a Managing Consultant at The Training Doctor, LLC.

Lori Fair, Ed.D '98, of Harrisburg, PA., is a Professor at the Harrisburg Area Community College.

Pamela Childers, Ed.D '95, of Palisade, CO., writes her 4th book, WAC Partnerships Between Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions, co-authored with Jacob Blumner, is forthcoming from the WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press.

Antonia Martinez, Ed.D '92, of Fort Lauderdale, FL., is the Director of Internships for Interior Management, Inc.

Amy Saia, Ed.D '99, of Paoli, PA., is the Coordinator of Education for the Community College of Philadelphia.

Marsha Carroll, MS' 93, of Hamilton, OH, is a Driver for students and adult clients.

Edwina Suit, MS' 95, Vero Beach, FL, is the Executive Director of Human Resources for the School District of Indian River County.

Carlos Irizarry-Guzmán, DBA ' 98, of San German, PR., is a Professor at Inter American University of Puerto Rico.

Emmanuel Markakis, Ph. D '96, of Boca Raton, FL., is the Clinical Manager / PGY1 Residency Director for Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

Ms. Pamela Lubin, BS '96, of Coral Springs, FL., is the Senior Pharmacist for the Florida Department of Health in Broward County.

Raymond Sands, MS '99, of Miami,FL., is a Prinicipal for Miami Dade County Public Schools system.

Anna Notaro, BS '95, of Coconut Creek, FL., is a Personal Insurance Sales Representative for Liberity Mutual Insurance.

Clay Beauregard, MS '98, of Dallas, TX., is the Director of Therapeutic Development at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research.

Venia Deese, BS '95, of Greenacres, FL., is a ESE teacher at Royal Palm School.

Carrie Pratt, MS '97, of Dublin, OH., is a Curator at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

Burton Clark, Ed.D. '90, of Mt. Airy, MD., has written a book called "I Can't Save You, But I'll Die Trying. The American Fire Culture." published 2015 by

Donovan Jack, MS '95, of Homestead, FL., is a Psychotherapist at Smith Community Mental Health.

Michelle Boze, PsyD '99, of Mandeville, LA is the owner of Brighton Psychological Services, LLC.

David Boltson,  MS., Psy. D. '90, of Lake Worth, FL is a Licensed Psychologist. Also, the President of his own company, David Boltson, Psy.D., P.A.

Belinda Leon, MBA '94, of Doral, FL., currently works with Hispanic families on the college application process and mentors college and high school students as well as providing colleges with academic operations and regulatory affairs issues.

Cleveland Ferguson III, BS '94, of Jacksonville, FL was named the Vice President of Administration of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.

Huey Kidd, Ph.D '96, of Thomasville, AL., is an Owner of Physicians Care of Thomasville.

Jill St Aubin, MS '95, of St. Pete, FL., is now President of Better Living Mental Health Svc.


Donalda Ammons, Ed.D' 88, of Parkland, FL., is the Professor Emerita at Gallaudet University.

Fred Donzero, MS' 84, of St. Petersburg, FL., is a retired Special Investigation Analyst for Allstate Insurance.

Michael Romm, J.D. '89, of Copper City, FL., is an Attorney at Michael R. Romm, P.A. "I concentrate my practice in equine law. I am willing to mentor if the students are interested in equine law", said Ramm.

Linda Sircus, Ph. D '88, of  Franklin, MI., is private practice in the metro Detroit area specializing in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression.

Dennis J. Dubsky, BS '82, of Copper City, FL.,  retired from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of service.


Bruce Fischler, MS '73, of Pompano Beach, FL., is the Senior Vice President of I Markets Live.

Thomas Shipley, Ed.D '78, of Baltimore, MD., has been Selected SCORE Mentor of the Year for the Baltimore Area. Recent publication of a book "The Revitalization of the American Classroom."

Howie DeLane, Ed.D '78, of Sacramento, CA., is a retired Administrator for the California Department of E ducation.

Shirley Dunbar, Ed. D '79, has retired from his position as tenured Professor of Communication at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Eldridge H. Harris, Ed.D '76, of Barnesville, GA., has retired as an Assistant Superintendent for the Lamar County Board of Education.

Beau Bobbitt, Ed.D '76, of Indian Land, SC., has retired as a President for the Pinnacle Development Group.

Grace Brown, Ed.D '79, of Mayfield Heights, OH., is the President for Educational Consultants.

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