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Welcome Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is comprised of distinguished individuals dedicated to DDF's mission of raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers and its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality. Board members volunteer their time to DDF and receive no compensation for their generous support.

Officers


Debra L. Zelman, Esquire - President
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer, Plantation, Florida

Debra (Debbie) L. Zelman is the President and Founder of Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer. Prior to her diagnosis, Debbie practiced law for sixteen years and had her own firm for ten years in Plantation, Florida. She specialized in commercial litigation, real estate ...
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Michael L. Ehren, Esquire - Vice President
Lash & Goldberg, LLP, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Michael L. Ehren is a senior associate at Lash & Goldberg LLP in Fort Lauderdale, a boutique commercial litigation law firm listed in U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firms and Martindale-Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Michael's diverse litigation practice includes ...
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Ira D. Kaplan, CPA - Treasurer
Furniture Brands International

Ira Kaplan has served on the Board of Directors of Furniture Brands International (NYSE: FBN) since May 2008. Mr. Kaplan serves as the Board's Audit Committee Chairman. Furniture Brands International is a global operating company that is one of the nation's leading designers, ...
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Madelyn L. Zelman, MEd - Secretary
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer, Plantation, Florida

Madelyn Linda Zelman is a founding member of Debbie's Dream Foundation. She is the Secretary of the DDF Board of Directors, Communications Editor, and has served as DDF Acquisitions Chair. Madelyn received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College ...
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Directors


Elkin Alfred
United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse

Elkin Alfred is a South Florida native of Haitian decent. She is a proud graduate of the University of Central Florida. Since graduation, she has dedicated her life to a career in social services and is now employed by United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse. ...
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Michael R. Brin, CFP, MBA
BB&T Wealth, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Michael Brin is a South Florida native having spent the majority of his youth in Hollywood, Florida and then Pinecrest in Miami-Dade County.  Michael is a Wealth Advisor with BB&T Wealth attending to the financial needs of BB&T's most affluent clientele in South Florida. ...
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Jason Chalik, Esquire
The Law Offices of Chalik & Chalik, Plantation, Florida

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jason Chalik and his family moved to the Sunshine State in 1977. He is proud to have founded a law firm headquartered in the community of Plantation, Florida where he grew up and served as president of his high school student council.  He attended American ...
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Linda Gendler
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer, Plantation, Florida

Bio to be provided shortly.


Stephen C. Greenberger, MAS 
Broward County Sheriff's Office, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Bio to be provided shortly.


Giordanna "Gigi" Giusti
Douglas Elliman, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Bio to be provided shortly.


Madelyn T. Herzfeld, RN
On Q Health, Miami, Florida

Madelyn Trupkin Herzfeld was Founder, President, and General Manager of the Institute for Medical Education & Research, Inc. (IMER), where she led the development of accredited oncology continuing education/continuing medical education programs for nurses, physicians, ...
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Stuart T. Kapp, Esquire
Kapp Morrison, LLP, Boca Raton, Florida

Stuart T. Kapp is a founding partner of Kapp Morrison LLP, a boutique law firm focused on corporate and commercial real estate transactions in Florida and nationwide. Prior to founding Kapp Morrison, Stuart worked at Proskauer Rose LLP for 23 years where he was a partner and ...
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David M. Kubiliun, Esq.
Greenspoon Marder, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

David M. Kubiliun is Chairman of Greenspoon Marder's Criminal Law division and is renowned for his effective representation of complex high-profile cases, including one of the largest cases prosecuted in the United States under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, resulting in dismissal ...
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Marsha Levy, MEdD
Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer, Plantation,  Florida

Marsha Levy was born in Tampa, Florida and has been a resident of Broward County for over fifty years. She attended the University of Georgia and received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Special Education from Florida Atlantic University. She was employed for many years in the ...
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Caiqin Li, MBA, MS
Atlantic Financial Group, LLC, Coral Springs, Florida

Caiqin Li is a President with Atlantic Financial Group, LLC in South Florida. Prior to joining Atlantic Financial Group, LLC, she was a Financial Consultant with AXA Advisors, LLC in the South Florida Branch and she was a financial professional with New York Life and AXA Advisors, LLC in ...
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John Nash, CPA
AmeriJet International, Miami, Florida

John Nash was born in Memphis, Tennessee on July 20, 1957 to John and Sadie Nash. He attended Christian Brothers High School and Christian Brothers University and graduated Cum Laude in 1979 with a degree in Accounting. John became a CPA in 1980 and later obtained ...
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Jonathan A. Perrillo, MBA
Brown & Brown of Florida, Coral Springs, Florida

Jonathan A. Perrillo is a trusted advisor at Brown and Brown Insurance in the company's Fort Lauderdale office. He specializes in risk management for large commercial properties nationwide. Jonathan received the Fort Lauderdale Finest Award.  He was recognized by the ...
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Cynthia Peterson
Broward Medical Association, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Cynthia Peterson is Executive Vice President of the Broward County Medical Association in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she directs and coordinates all programs and major activities of the 1500 member physician association to include their Foundation and Political Action Committee...
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Libia F. Scheller, PhD, MBA
Global Head-Oncology Cooperative Groups & Strategic Alliances for Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals

Libia F. Scheller, PhD, MBA is the Global Head of Oncology Cooperative Groups & Strategic Alliances for Bayer Health Care Pharmaceuticals. Her focus is on building strategic partnerships world-wide with key opinion leaders in cooperative groups and research networks in ...
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Charles Snyder, MA, MFA
Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida

Charles Snyder is the Director of Prospect Management and Advancement Research at Nova Southeastern University. Charles was raised in Northwest Florida, has worked and lived in several places around the United States, and has made his home in South Florida. He is a ...
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