ADVISORY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Art Hochberg Ph.D.

Clinical Consultant

 

Dr. Hochberg has been a licensed psychologist for the past 40 years and has been a clinical supervisor for master level clinicians for the past 10 years.

He has worked at several universities, prisons, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient clinics delivery quality mental health treatment to a variety of cultures. Dr Hochberg has made several appearances on Radio, T.V. relating his presentation to the effects of stress on our daily lives. His approach to therapy results from experience from Zen and studying with a Sufi master named Bawa Muhaiyadden for the past 47 years.

Dr. Hochberg emphasizes the role of attachment as it relates to suffering and fear. The present crisis in the world is causing increased difficulties for individuals and families, and warrants a deeper investigation as to what it means to be born as a human being.

Dr. Hochberg is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and currently resides in rural Pennsylvania where he works in an outpatient clinic as a clinical supervisor and evaluator.

Scott J. Brook

Mayor of Coral Springs, FL

 

Scott J. Brook was sworn in by long-time friend and colleague, Judge Carroll Kelly, as Mayor for the City of Coral Springs during a ceremony held in Commission Chambers on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

As a proud resident of Coral Springs since 1997, Brook’s values are rooted in his love of family.  A proud father and grandfather, Brook and his wife, Brenda, have five children and three grandchildren. As a partner in the law firm of Scott J. Brook, P.A. he advocates for families and parents leading community conversations that encourage Coral Springs and other residents throughout the Tri-County area, business owners and visitors to work together like family.

Brook is quite familiar with service in the City of Coral Springs, he served on as a City Commissioner from 2002-2006 and served as the City’s Mayor from 2006 to 2010. During his term as Mayor, the City of Coral Springs became the first city in the USA to receive the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. During his terms of service, Brook consistently demonstrated his commitment to bridging the gap between the citizens of Coral Springs and local government, further promoting transparency and a united community.

Brook graduated from Tulane University in 1985, and he remained at Tulane to obtain an M.B.A. on a fellowship. Brook graduated from the University of Miami School of Law in 1992. As a member of the Florida Bar, Brook has practiced successfully before the Florida Supreme Court, the First District Court of Appeal and many other Courts throughout Florida.

Brook started the Mental Wellness Networking Alliance in 2019 and is committed to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness as he is committed to the Mental Wellness for all in the Broward County area.

 

To schedule an appointment with Mayor Scott Brook, please call 954-344-5911

Alexandria Ayala 

Legislative Aide

Robert S. Weinroth, District 4 

Board of County Commissioners

 

Alexandria Ayala was born in Puerto Rico and has lived in Palm Beach County since 2000. She is a proud product of three Palm Beach County public schools, Palm Springs Elementary, Palm Springs Middle and John I. Leonard High. After graduating with honors, she went on to the University of Central Florida in Orlando where she earned a B.A. in Political Science and Journalism Studies. Currently, she works for The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, serving the residents of District 4. Alexandria has previously worked for the Florida Legislature, a U.S. Senate Campaign, The Florida Democratic Party and most recently as a campaign consultant, working hard to help community leaders become our elected representatives. Through her experiences, Alexandria has had the opportunity to build relationships with statewide and local elected officials and has extensive governmental affairs experience. Alexandria is very passionate about education, equity and leadership. Alexandria is a member of the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County, a champion non-profit committed to achieving equity for Palm Beach County students. She is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County’s Grow and Engage programs, widely recognized as the premier non-profit organization training our established and up and-coming leaders. She proudly serves as a member of the Palm Beach County Advisory Commission on Women and as such contributes to moving our community forward towards equality. As a mentor for New Leaders Council and Run For Something- two organizations that focus on recruiting, training and supporting young, progressive individuals- she utilizes her skills and experiences to pass down that knowledge to others. Last but certainly not least, Alexandria is a graduate of the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Glass Leadership Institute, their cornerstone training program that empowers its graduates to work towards ending hate, extremism and the defamation of the Jewish people as well as other communities.

Eddie Lewis RN, NYCPS, CASAC 

91G Behavioral Science Specialist (US Army Reserve) 91B “US Army Combat Medic”, 91G Behavioral Science Specialist “US Army Reserve”, 91C LPN “US Army Nurse”

 

Eddie Lewis has worked in several hospitals, mental health and behavioral health facilities located in the city of Buffalo New York for the past 30+ years. Mr. Lewis is a veteran of the United States Army and specialized in medical combat trainings for his unit. He presently works in an outpatient facility that services residents of Buffalo, New York.

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