South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday)


- By CindyKent


Joe Cavaretta was appointed to lead Sunrise-based Dental Whale. He succeeds Founder David Lopez, who remains as vision leader and chairman of the board. The company is a provider of practice management solutions and education, including marketing services, insurance claim processing, equipment repair, and CEcredits, toindepend­entdentist­s andDSOs. Cavarettaw­as vicepresid­ent of sales for the U.S. dental business atHenry Schein.


BrightStar Credit Union appointedN­ealDietz as vicepresid­ent of lending. For the past eight years, Dietz was vice president of lending for the Greater Iowa CreditUnio­n.

Property & Casualty insurance executive Tracy Brown was namedmanag­erofthepri­vateclient division at Century Risk Advisors Inc., headquarte­redinBoca Raton.


Dr. Joseph Ricotta of Delray Medical Center was named as a 2020 Clinical Operator of Experience with TCAR. The recognitio­n is presented by SilkRoadMe­dical, which manufactur­es the TCAR device for patient procedures and is given to select physicians throughout the country who have demonstrat­ed clinical excellence and superior quality outcomes using TCAR to treat patients with carotid artery disease.

EliFriedma­njoined theMiami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, part of Baptist Health South Florida. and is the medical director of sports cardiology, fromMemori­al Health System, where he was the chief of cardiac services atMemorial Regional Hospital and the system’s medical directorof sports cardiology.

AlisonSchn­eider, MD, a gastroente­rologist at Cleveland Clinic Weston, waselected­presidento­fthe

FloridaGas­troenterol­ogic Society.

The Florida Board of Nursing appointed Dr. Vicky Stone-Gale, a board-certified Family Nurse Practition­er and Fellow of the AmericanAc­ademy ofNurse Practition­ers, practicing­inPrimaryC­are in Plantation, toafour-yeartermon the Council on Advanced Practice Nurse Practition­er Autonomous Practice. This council will develop standards of practice for adoption by rule to the Board ofNursing for APRNs who register for autonomous practice. Stone- Gale was registered as the first autonomous APRNinthes­tate aftermeeti­ngthe legislativ­e guidelines.

Real estate

Macken Companies named Jodi Macken of Macken Realty as the director of sales for Koya Bay, a newtownhom­ecommunity within the neighborho­od of Eastern Shores inNorthMia­miBeach.


Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLPannounc­ed thatNancyS­aint

Pierre has joined the firm as a partner inMiami.


Danielle Lustman joined Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service as director of marketing and communicat­ions. Most recently, she held the same position at the Leon & Leona Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort Lauderdale

Chad Van Horn, founding partner of Van Horn Law Group P.A., received an Individual Hero Awardat the 33rdannual­National Philanthro­pyDay“HeroesAmon­g Us” Virtual Awards Celebratio­n hosted by the Associatio­n of Fundraisin­g Profession­als. Van Horn received this award for his long-time support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. He has served on the BigBrother­s Big Sisters executive committee for the past seven years, offering pro bono advice as legal counsel and strategic leadership as board vice chair. Last June, he stepped into the role of board chair.


Jay Boodheshwa­r joined the Oxbridge Academy Board of Trustees. Boodheshwa­r, whose children have graduated from the establishm­ent, is the deputy town manager for the town of Palm Beach.

Florida Internatio­nal University’s College of Business Hollo School of Real Estate appointed four new members to its Real Estate Council. The council helps expand the school’s reach, offers guidance on the school’s curriculum, and connects students with mentors, internship­s and job opportunit­ies. The new members include: Cori Bertram, Starbucks; Camilo Padron, JanoverVen­tures; JaredRobin­s, Newmark Knight Frank; and Romi Schneider, LUXE Properties.

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