Chef Helen used her B. A. in Food and Nutrition and over 20 years in Business to Business Credit in planning out both Delicious Spoonfuls and Amazing Abilities. Recently, she has worked in a local elementary school with Special Needs children while being a solopreneur kosher Personal Chef.
Robert worked in the early 80s as a Special Education teacher advancing through a M. Ed. Degree a Special Education, with a specialty in Educational Psychology. He has worked in various habilitation, vocational and residential facilities. Known by students as “Dr. Rob” by students for his knowledge of and ability to speak on such a variety of topics. He has worked with pioneers in field of Behavioral Analysis including Dr. B.F. Skinner, Dr. Fred Keller, Dr. Victoria Bezalel and Dr. Nathan Azrin. He has also worked at the Institute for Achievement of Human Potential developing plasticity in learning with Dr, Glenn Doman, Dr. Carl Delacato, and Dr. Eugene Spitz.
Shanna Lerner is a personal chef who prides herself on wholesome delicious food. Following her undergraduate career, she moved to Colorado where she was the Kosher Chef at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Shanna graduated from CKCA, a Kosher Culinary School, in Brooklyn, NY and attended a Culinary Training program in Colorado. She currently resides in Boynton Beach, Florida with her Husband, their Son, and dog.
Peter Wein, Owner & Founder, The WEI Network, has been a radio show host and Emcee for going on two decades. After a career in the corporate world, where he regularly ran lectures and group events, Peter turned his gift to talk to diverse groups in the broadcast media. Everything from on air hosting to voice over recording, to Red Carpet interviews, to Emceeing and hosting events large and small. Not everyone knows his face, but they most certainly are familiar with his voice.
As the host of Peter’s Livingroom Radio Show, Peter is at home talking with everyone from Hollywood personalities to leaders of our Country. From topics on entertainment to politics, from health and wellness to sports, just to name a few.
His pleasant, easy going, but strong, personality is sought after to lead interviews and events throughout the south as well as events in other parts of the country from coast to coast.
She is a Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (LBA) which has over 12 years of experience in working with client with Autism diagnoses. She is a mother of two children and on under the spectrum. She understands parents on their daily living frustrations and how to help them deal with those challenging moments. She has been an educational advocate, and individual therapist and an Analyst. She knows all the area of development and her practice has been based on implementing research based strategies.
Adam is an educator and consultant, specializing in engineering, information technology and digital marketing. As an educator, he serves as an instructor for Mercer County Technical Schools’ STEM Academy in Pennington, New Jersey, working to transform today’s students into tomorrow’s technical professionals. As a consultant, he has worked in the Defense, Communications, Energy Utility and Technology sectors, working with such companies as GE AstroSpace, Public Service Enterprise Group and Autodesk. He has also been serving on the Board of Neshaminy School District and as the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Middletown Township, Pennsylvania. Adam holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State and resides in the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and three sons.
Lorne is best known for his work as a Civil Court judge in his home town of Toronto, Ontario Canada. He has made South Florida his home for many years.
Dr. David Lazerson
As an educator in the field of special needs for more than 40 years, he’s won two “Teacher of the Year” awards from two different public school systems including Buffalo, NY in 1980 and Broward County Schools (the nation’s 6th largest school district) in 2007. He was one of five teachers chosen in North America to be inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame in 2008. He’s featured in the newly released book American Teacher – Heroes in the Classroom.
Known as Dr. Laz, his multi-ethnic music group, Dr. Laz & The CURE, has opened for Al Green, The Winans, The Manhattans, and performed for the US Congress and halftime during a Miami Heat game. As an author, he’s written five books, including the popular best seller of Skullcaps & Switchblades, which chronicles his work in an inner-city school in Buffalo, NY. His recent book, We’re All Special… Needs! Teach Me If You Can, is used by many teacher-prep colleges for training new educators in the field.
He’s a world-renowned conflict resolution specialist. His racial harmony group Project C.U.R.E., was instrumental in helping to bridge the gap between blacks & Jews after race riots tore through the Brooklyn community of Crown Heights in the 90’s. His 3rd book, Sharing Turf – Race Relations After the Crown Heights Riots, was made into a feature movie by Showtime. The movie, called Crown Heights, features three of his original songs and stars TV personality Howie Mandel as Dr. Laz. The movie highlights Project CURE’s work of fostering racial harmony between Blacks & Hassidic Jews during those difficult times. Dr. Laz, working together with Rev. Paul Chandler & Richard Green, saw the chaos as an opportunity to bring healing & peace to their community.
He was featured on the SONY screen in Times Square for a week straight and received the Dr. MLK, Jr. Fulfilling the Dream Award for his efforts increasing the peace in NYC & throughout the world. His diverse and multi-ethnic music band, Dr. Laz & The CURE, tours throughout the world, giving dynamic, positive & upbeat performances for colleges and community groups.
Dr. Laz currently directs an award winning music & drama therapy program (in the Broward County Public Schools) for individuals with profound special needs. He also teaches graduate level courses in Research & Evaluation, and expressive arts therapies at Nova S.E. University.
Skip Earl Wiley
As the father of two adult children with disabilities Skip learned the power of parent involvement in the growth of his children
During the past 25 years he has been an active participant in his children’s education and social development. This includes becoming one of the founding members of the first school for children with Autism. The Autism Behavioral Center, palm Beach Gardens, Florida, started in 1995 by 4 families, was the first classroom environment for children with Autism based on the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis.
In addition, he founded a not for profit school called The Autism Behavioral center that he operated from 2011 to 2004 in Boca Raton, Florid. This school provided a quality applied behavioral education for 10 students.