Unicorn Children's Foundation Announces 2010-2011 Board of Directors (July 21, 2010)
Boca Raton, FL — July 21, 2010 — Unicorn Children’s Foundation is delighted to welcome its newest member of the Board of Directors, Marleen Forkas. As the first woman to graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Management Engineering Division, Mrs. Forkas is well recognized for her 40-year career as a fashion designer and embroidery manufacturer. More recently, Mrs. Forkas is best known throughout the South Florida community for her philanthropic endeavors. Her business suaveness and commitment to community are significant assets to an already successful board of directors. Unicorn welcomes the return of Dr. Rafael Cabrera and Michelle Yellin who have renewed their membership on the Board of Directors. These members will be joining current directors: Lori Cabrera; Elisabeth Dalfen; Eric Dorsky, Esq.; Juliette Ezagui; Joanne Gabay; Madeline Hillsberg; Genevieve Murphy; Valeria Rosenbloom; and Jeannette Stark. These directors have exhibited exemplary service and commitment to Unicorn Children’s Foundation over the years, many of whom have been involved since the organization’s inception in 1994. “Board Members play a very crucial role in the growth and direction of our organization and in this capacity each director brings a unique talent that will enhance Unicorn Children’s Foundation ability to support programs and services for children and young adults with autism, ADHD, dyslexia, bipolar, and other learning disorders,” states Unicorn’s Executive Director, Sharon Alexander. Make sure to stay tuned for Unicorn Children’s Foundation’s upcoming events… The Best Is Yet To Come! Visit the www.UnicornChildrensFoundation.org or call 561.620.9377 for more information and to learn how you can get involved.
Unicorn Children Foundation (UCF) is an international non-profit organization dedicated to education, awareness and research on behalf of children and young adults with developmental, learning and communication disorders such as ADHD, autism, bipolar, and dyslexia. UCF was founded in 1994 by Dr Mark Rosenbloom, an Emergency Physician, after his son was misdiagnosed and inappropriately treated by one "autism professional" after another. Out of his pain and frustration, and a wish to provide hope for all families with children who suffer from these disorders, the Unicorn Children's Foundation was born. Since 1994, UCF has raised well over $10,000,000 and highlights of its accomplishments include: launching the Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning Disorders, creating a new peer-reviewed journal, developing and disseminating worldwide ground-breaking and extensive evaluation and treatment guidelines, launching a yearly scientific conference, creating the first fully-endowed chair in Communications and Learning Disorders at a major university (Nova Southeastern), and sponsoring a unique Mobile Developmental Clinic program that provides free developmental screenings and parent consultations.