Lunch With Jonathon White D E A Miami Office

Jonathon White

Drug Enforcement Administration

Assistant Special Agent in Charge

Miami Field Division

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Jonathon White possesses approximately 26 years of total law enforcement experience, of which over 20 years have been as a DEA Special Agent. Prior to his service as a DEA Agent, ASAC White served as a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Deputy near Tampa, Florida.

Topic Synopsis followed by Questions and Answers

Today’s discussion will focus on DEA’s 360 strategy, which is a holistic 360 degree strategy aimed at stopping the proliferation of diverted opioids and illegal heroin. This three prong strategy involves law enforcement, diversion control and community outreach. Specific to diversion control and community outreach, ASAC White is in the initial phases of developing and mobilizing coalitions with state and local municipalities, business professionals, medical professionals, non-profit organizations and with members of the local recovery community. ASAC White hopes to increase awareness concerning the dangers associated with opioid and heroin abuse, reduce the diversion of controlled opioids and ultimately mobilize resources available to assist those who need help.

Lunch With Genilde E. Guerra International Realestate Attorney

Genilde E. Guerra is the Managing Partner of the Law Offices of Kravitz & Guerra, P.A., in Miami, Florida. The law firm assists the international community in matters related to International Expansions, Immigration, Global Planning, Real Estate and others. A Brazilian-American born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Ms. Guerra obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law.

Admitted to the Florida Bar, she also holds a Bachelor degree in International Trade from Barry University and various extension degrees in International Law, European Union Law, International Commerce, and Marketing from schools such as Harvard University, Tulane University, and the University College of London. She recently became a fully licensed attorney under British law, which gives her the right to practice in several places in the world, such as Hong Kong, Canadian provinces, and countries in the Caribbean. Ms. Guerra is fluent in five languages including her native Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Concentrating on developing all-encompassing business plans for companies expanding their activities to the United States, she has written extensively on the issue in domestic and international publications. Because of her involvement with the successful closing of numerous real estate transactions, Ms. Guerra is an active lecturer and guest speaker on the topics of Offshore Company Formation and Immigration Options for Foreign Buyers at the Miami Association of Realtors as well as numerous private real estate companies in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area. Ms. Guerra is also an active participant at Investir USA – Brazil where she lectures on Offshore Companies, Real Estate and International Tax Law.

Ms. Guerra has also been actively involved in charity initiatives benefiting the local and global communities, and is also a member of numerous non-for-profit organizations, such as Liga Feminina de Combate ao Cancer in Porto Alegre, Brazil, The Cancer Society of Porto Alegre , Zooflica do Brazil- Rio de Janeiro, Animal Rights Society, Fisher Island Philanthropic Foundation Committee Member, United Way of Miami, Miami Heart Research Institute, and Miami International Visitor Program.

More recently, Ms. Guerra is dedicating time to the televised media, participating as an international expert in several radio and TV programs in the United States and Latin America. Ms. Guerra is also a frequent interviewee at the Women’s Radio Network, appears on mainstream TV stations, including Telemundo and Univision and has recently appeared in a variety of publications, including Talk Magazine, Mujer Magazine and Negocios Magazine.

Lunch With W. Dale Miller

Dale Miller is a native of South Florida and a Hollywood resident since 1997. He has worn many hats in his lifetime. He has worked as a lifeguard, in the hospitality industry, in the yachting industry and more. A graduate of Miami-Dade Community College and Florida International University, he has been an on-air radio personality, a television producer and a newspaper reporter before switching to public relations. In 2002, he changed track once again when, at the age of 39, he was accepted into the Inaugural Class of FIU’s brand new College of Law. During his three years of law school, he completed three internships with the Broward County State Attorney’s Office, was baptized in the Catholic Church and – to his delight – became a father – twice. His daughters, Danielle and Darla are also known as “The Campaign Twins” for their participation in Dale’s recent campaign for county court judge. He and his wife Daisy will be celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary next year.

Dale was born in Miami in 1964 – the year the Beatles first came to America and Ford introduced the Mustang. He lived in the Carol City area until 1972 when his father, an instrument mechanic for Eastern Airlines, moved the family to Kendall. After he graduated from Miami Killian Senior High, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he served as a Yeoman in Patrol Squadron 92, an anti-submarine unit based out of Naval Air Station South Weymouth, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. While he was on active duty, he took advantage of the educational opportunities available to him in the service by attending Harvard University’s Extension School and Summer School. In 1998, he joined the Navy again, this time as a Seabee, where he served for eight years. As a Builder in Naval Mobil Construction Battalion 14, he was deployed to Naval Station Rota, Spain, as part of Operation Noble Eagle, the precursor to the invasion of Iraq.

Upon graduating from law school, Dale signed on with an admiralty firm in Miami, but after a year in private civil practice, he left to focus on criminal defense. He signed on with the Public Defender’s Office in Broward County in 2006 and just two days ago celebrated his tenth year as an Assistant Public Defender.

A strong believer in service to his community, Dale has been a board member of the Greater Hollywood YMCA and leader in the YMCA Adventure Guides. He currently serves as the Advocate for his Knights of Columbus council at Little Flower Church and is a member of BOLD Justice, an interfaith, grassroots organization working to solve critical problems in Broward County dealing with youth, seniors and the mentally ill. Dale and is also a member of the Dania Beach Lion’s Club.


Dana graduated with honors from the University of Florida in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and a minor in Psychology. She later graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1990. While at UM, Dana served as Associate Editor of the Inter-American Law Review and interned for the Honorable Amy Steele Donner with the Eleventh Circuit Court in Miami-Dade County.


After earning her law degree, Dana worked for the United States Small Business Administration Disaster Relief Program assisting underinsured and uninsured victims of Hurricane Andrew obtain loans. When the program ended, she worked in litigation and trial support for twelve years. During this time, she had the opportunity to assist an elderly client with her Last Will & Testament and realized that she wanted to pursue estate planning. Dana found that her calm and patient manner put people at ease even while dealing with these sensitive matters. She enjoys helping people achieve peace of mind and finds it more rewarding than working in the adversarial arena of litigation.

Dana has exclusively worked in the areas of probate administration, estate planning and contract preparation for the last ten years. Her practice is intentionally small to maintain a level of closeness with her clients and their families. She values her relationships. Dana stays in touch with her clients and is pleased to hear from them. Such communication facilitates the review of her clients’ needs as they may arise based on changes in their lives and the law.

Lunch With  Kyle Goebel VDC Project Manager

Kyle Goebel is a VDC Project Manager at AECOM. He has over 8 years of experience in the AEC (Architecture Engineering and Construction) industry and is currently responsible for the VDC (Virtual Design and Construction) Management of eleven highly complex facilities including multiple stadiums/arenas, airports and a racetrack.


Join Kyle Goebel, VDC Project Manager at AECOM, as he demonstrates how Hunt Construction Group (an AECOM company) effectively utilizes multiple BIM (Building Information Modeling) tools to facilitate construction of large, complex facilities and measures success along the way. This presentation will focus on the Hunt team efforts on Marlins Ballpark and the newly renovated Hard Rock Stadium.

Ren e Herman Talks Harvest Drive

Purpose of The Harvest Drive
The Harvest Drive is a yearlong project that culminates events
that take place at several public schools every Thanksgiving.
Families receive a complete Thanksgiving meal and a week’s
worth of grocery staples, as well as personal and household
necessities during Thanksgiving season.

Fundraising efforts and collections are under way throughout the
fall season. In years past, student from over 150 public and
private schools, as well as churches, temples and many other
community organizations have held drives and supplied the
Harvest Drive with the non-perishable food that is distributed to
our families.

The unique characteristic of the program is that in addition to the
business and community donations, children are at the helm of
all collections. In addition to helping others, the purpose of the
Harvest Drive is to teach children at an early age that their
contributions can make a difference in the lives of others, by
facilitating their direct

High school clubs fundraise and collect large quantities of food
obtained at local grocery stores throughout the County. Middle
and elementary school students collect food and funds
throughout their classrooms and other school wide activities.
Civic clubs, local businesses, corporations, volunteer
organizations and PTAs have generously sponsored the Harvest
Drive by providing money to purchase the perishable foods.

Children Helping Children
Educating children and creating a consciousness about the needs
of their community; promoting altruism and giving them the
opportunity to help others are the cornerstone of the Harvest
Drive. Harvest Drive believes in encouraging the concept of
children and adults working hand-in-hand to assist families in
Broward County with gifts of food and other necessities during
the Thanksgiving holidays and throughout the year. Please join

Lunch With Thomas Barnett – Developmental Services (City of Hollywood)

He is the Director of Developmental Services for the City of Hollywood.

Thomas Barnett is a nationally recognized, award winning planning, development, and revitalization professional. He has a BA in English with a minor in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Murray State University, in Murray Kentucky. He earned certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2007. His past work experience includes construction, nonprofit, higher education, museums, arts & culture, and local government. He has 22 years experience in local government and over 15 years as a department director that includes extensive experience in housing, federal grants, community development, economic development, property acquisition, environmental compliance, and revitalization projects.

Many thanks to Ms. Crawford

Lunch With Artistic Incubator Michael Edelberg.

Studio Space Available
The studio offers affordable space for emerging and mid-career juried artists. Inside Studios range in size, are well lit and have sinks. The Outside workspaces are perfect for large scale sculptors, welders or wood workers. Resident artists, participate in exhibitions throughout the year which draws hundreds of people and enjoy 24 hour secure access and the ability to teach their craft in Studio 18 classrooms and have full use of the artists’ lounge. Artists interested in Studio rentals must fill out the application and submit for approval. The main gallery and classrooms are also available to rent for private functions. Please see our price list on our Applications & Fees Page.

Studio 18 presents many art exhibits through the year. Artist’s studios are open during events and receptions. These events are free. For more information please call Studio18 at 954-961-6067. Please see our exhibition schedule for details.

Please call 954-961-6067 for the most current class schedule

Lunch With Commissioner Kevin D. Biederman

Commissioner Kevin D. Biederman has been a resident of Hollywood, both in Boulevard Heights and Driftwood, for the past 27 years. He and his wife, Donna, have a daughter, Ciara, who attends and is involved with many service clubs at Hollywood Hills High School. The Biederman family has worked together to serve the community for many years. Commissioner Biederman operates a successful Hollywood based pest control business that has been serving the community for more than 20 years. Commissioner Biederman served as a Commissioner with the Central Broward Water Control District (CBWCD) from January 2001 until November 2012. This independent district is charged with helping to preserve South Florida’s greatest natural resource, water. During his time in office, Commissioner Biederman worked diligently to bring funding for capital improvement projects in Hollywood to improve District 5. From variances to drainage concerns, Commissioner Biederman analyzed situations and came fourth with ideas and resolutions to benefit those he serves.

Broward County Commissioner Beam Furr

My name is Beam Furr and I am your elected Broward County Commissioner for District 6, representing parts of Hollywood, Hallandale Beach and Pembroke Pines. Previously, I served for 12 years as a City Commissioner for district 2 in Hollywood, as well as being the media specialist for Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines.