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Lindy Gallagher, MBA

Co-President

 

Lindy’s career has spanned over 20 years in private banking and wealth management.  She is a principal in a financial consulting and investment banking firm based in West Palm Beach.   She is active in Executive Women of the Palm Beaches and many charitable causes.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Columbia. 

 

 

 

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Abraham "Max" Zaretsky, JD

Co-President

 

Abraham “Max” Zaretsky is a business and real estate attorney living and working in West Palm Beach, FL.  He received his BA from Columbia’s school of General Studies in 2001.  Max is active in various organizations and philanthropies in the area.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Daisy Merey, MD, PhD

Vice-President

 

Daisy is a graduate of Barnard College and received her MD/PhD from NYU.  She is the medical director of Dr. Merey’s Bariatric and Rejuvenation center and has practiced medicine for the last 33 years in West Palm Beach.  She is the author of six books. 

 

 

 

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Barbara DeClerque, MS

Treasurer

 

Barbara is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA in Philosophy and received her master’s in Chemical Engineering from Columbia.  She is an independent businesswoman with ventures in SCUBA and health & wellness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Linda Garfunkel, MAT

Secretary

Linda is a graduate of Barnard College and Teacher's College.   She has been active in Barnard College alumnae affairs as Class President.   She taught high school social studies, then ran a family importing and manufacturing business as well as serving as the office manager and executive assistant of Charlesbank Capital Partners before retiring.  She is an active fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  She enjoys tennis, reading, and antiquing.

 

 

 

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Nicholas Papanicolaou, MBA

Director

Nick is co-founder of the World Public Forum, a Vienna-based NGO, and leads the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem, KOM, an international charitable chivalric order.  He is a former majority shareholder of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.  He graduated from Harvard University and received his MBA from Columbia.  He is an author of two published books.

 

 

 

 

 

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Stephen M. Borstelmann, MD

Director

Stephen graduated from Columbia College with a medical degree from New York Medical College, training in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University of Miami.  He lives in Boca Raton, FL.  He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and the Society of Columbia Graduates.  Dr. Borstelmann has published research, lectured at national meetings, and appeared on national TV media.  He is currently engaged in research in big data, computational statistics, and machine learning as it applies to medicine, healthcare operations, and hospital administration which he blogs about occasionally at www.n2value.com

 

 

 

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