Rabbi Yossi Harlig - Executive Director 

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Rebyossi@friendshipcirclemiami.org 

 

 

Nechama Harlig - Program Director

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Nechama@friendshipcirclemiami.org 

 

Rolando Rodriguez - Advisor

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Roland@cpphilanthropy.com

 

Russell Eckert - Development Director

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Russelle@friendshipcirclemiami.org 

      

 

Office Manager

officeadmin@friendshipcirclemiami.org 

 

 

Volunteer Coordinator 

volunteer@friendshipcirclemiami.org 

 

 

Heidi Rutland - Program and Family Manager

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friend@friendshipcirclemiami.org 

 
 

 Amy Kalas - Music Therapist

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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

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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 

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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.