Rabbi Yossi Harlig - Executive Director 





Nechama Harlig - Program Director




Rolando Rodriguez - Advisor

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Russell Eckert - Development Director





Office Manager




Volunteer Coordinator 




Heidi Rutland - Program and Family Manager




 Amy Kalas - Music Therapist


Amy Kalas Buser, MM, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist who's passionate about her work with children and teens with special needs. She received her bachelor's and master's degree from University of Miami and has research published in the Journal of Music Therapy. Amy served as Interim Professor of Music Therapy at University of Miami and has been working with Friendship Circle Miami since 2010. She loves using musical activities to work on goals like improving social communication skills, increasing attention, improving motor skills, and increasing opportunities for self expression. 


Caryn Frishman - Art Director


Caryn Frishman is a local south Florida artist (wife, mom and teacher too) with a creative flare for color and artwork that makes you smile. She has been a strong community leader for years and loves to give back as well as help others. Her artwork has been shown in Art Miami Week (Spectrum Miami) and several galleries in south Florida. She can be seen at art festivals, craft bazaars, and fundraisers selling her one of a kind CFcreationsArt, or with her family.


Llewelyn Pearce - Music Director 


After completing his musical studies in his native country of South Africa, Llewellyn Pearce toured internationally as a guitarist/sideman for 5 years before settling down in Miami. He’s been involved in managing bands, performance and music education over the last 20 years.