Board of Directors 

Board Chair


David Evensky, RMA

Principal, Evensky & Katz  Financial  

Board Treasurer 

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Paul Kaplan

Co-Founder, KW Property Management

Paul recieved his MBA from the University of Miami and his Bachelors from Tulane. He is the Founder and Managing Director of both KW Property Management and Consulting and RKW Residential, and is an accomplished accounting, finance and real estate professional. KW Property Management and RKW Residential collectively offer property management, accounting services and consulting for real estate assets throughout the SE United States and the Bahamas for over 100,000 units with the help of over 1,900 employees. 



Board Secretary 

Tracey Berkowitz

Trustee, Fairholme Foundation



Michele Kaplan

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Co-Founder, Families for Fragile X

Michele Kaplan received a B.A. in Elementary Education, with a minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Florida International University. She was a teacher for Miami-Dade Public County Public Schools for 6 years. After her son was born with Fragile X Syndrome, she co-founded Families for Fragile X in 2008, where she currently serves as President. Most importantly, Michele is a mom to three children: Rachel, Matthew, and Alyson. 

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Claudia Potamkin 

Chairman and Founder, Global Oceans

Claudia Potamkin began her professional career in media as a sportscaster in the late 70’s, producing sports news for newstalk radio WNWS and ABC’s Channel 10, and broadcasting radio for Miami Hurricanes Baseball. Claudia has served on the boards of civic and charitable boards for over 40 years and feels it is a duty and an honor to respond to the needs of her local and global communities.


Claudia joined Friendship Circle's Board because "there is no better initiative than to give those with special needs the opportunity to thrive with the same positive external cues and support that we all enjoy."


Monica Cantera-Serralta 

Pan American Companies 

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Dr. Diane Adreon 

Associate Director,UM-NSU CARD

 Diane has served as the associate director of the University of Miami - Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism & Related Disabilities since 1993. In addition, Dr. Adreon presents and consults nationally and internationally on high-functioning autism spectrum disorders.


She loves and supports Friendship Circle because "their recreational programs help individuals with developmental disabilities have positive experiences socializing with others and learning new skills."


Dr. Trevor Resnick, M.D.

Former Chief, Department of Neurology, Nicklaus Children's Hospital & Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine

Stacy Bolduc

Family Member and Volunteer

Joe Roisman

  Executive Vice President, Perry Ellis International 


Libby Herrera-Navarrete 

Phillips, Richard and Rind, P.A

Todd Ruderman

Tarco Properties, LLC & Value Store It Mgmt

Eugene R. Hershorin, M.D.

Associate Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Health
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Rossana Arteaga-Gomez

Black, Srebnick, Kornspan & Stump  

Robert C. Josefsberg


Partner, Podhurst Orseck, P.A.


Jason Margulies

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Partner, Lipon, Margulies, Alisina & Winkleman, P.A.

Raquel Regalado


 Director of Operations, Optimum Development, Former Board Member, Miami-Dade School District 

 Ex-Officio Members

Rabbi Yossef Harlig

Friendship Circle Executive Director

Nechama Harlig

Friendship Circle Director