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Deede Weithorn
Deede Weithorn

Ric Testani
Ric has been in the personal service business for more than 30 years. He worked in the Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale area serving as President of The Estates of Fort Lauderdale Community Club and Social Director for a 700 family Country Club where he perfected his culinary and event planning skills for events ranging from small intimate groups to as many as 600 people.

He also served 8 years with the Broward County Regional Health Services Planning Council as the Community Outreach Specialist, planning public community events and collecting evaluation data for the Ryan White Title I and Title II grants. Ric was the co-creator of the grievance processes and procedures used in all health care facilities.

Ric then moved to Jackson, Tennessee and had the opportunity to restore and preserve one of Jackson’s oldest historical places for everyone in the area to enjoy for years to come. He has since relocated back to Broward County and is the Garnishee Chef and Event Coordinator with one of South Florida’s finest corporate caterers, Exquisite Catering by Robert. Ric believes in giving back to his community and being that special angel to those in need.

Michael Brodie
Michael is the owner of Michael Brodie Senior Placement, Inc., providing information and guidance to seniors seeking residency in Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities.

Michael started as a volunteer in a Nursing Home over 35 years ago and immediately knew he had found his lifetime work. Graduating with an MBA from the Wharton School’s Health Care Administration Program, focusing on Gerontology, he has worked ever since with the senior residential population, managing Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, Memory Care Communities, Day Care programs, Independent Living, Continuing Care Retirement Communities and HUD Buildings.

Michael has been actively involved with the Association of Jewish Aging Services, the Alzheimer’s Association, Leadership Broward, Tamarac Jewish Center and the Broward Coalition on Aging. He is the former President of Elder Service Resource Network and has served as the Board Chair for Jewish Family Services of Broward County.

Michael speaks on various subjects in Senior Centers, Retirement Communities and Professional Organizations. Subjects include Humor for Managers, Laughter for Graceful Aging, Dealing with Elder Parents, 10 Things you Wanted to Know about Nursing Homes but were Afraid to Ask, Evaluating Assisted Living Communities with your 6 Senses, as well as International Politics, Modern and Ancient History.

He lives in Coral Springs for the past 24 years with his wife, Abby, Assistant Dean at Nova Southeastern University Dental School, their two children, Rebecca and Alon, now grown young adults who are both high school teachers, and two beloved dogs who also teach about unconditional love.

Bonnie Mackey
Bonnie is a Certified Public Accountant who is a partner in Levin, Silvey, Zelko & Mackey, PA and a resident of South Florida since 1965. Bonnie graduated from the University of South Florida in 1992, acquired her CPA in 1995, her Certified Specialist in Estate Planning in 2000, an MBA in 2010 from Devry University, and her Accredited Estate Planner® designation in 2011. Her experience includes financial statements, tax preparation, and guardianship accounting.

Bonnie instructs for the Becker CPA Review course, is a Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) Ethics course facilitator, a speaker for Intuit, a guardianship expert witness, previous mentor for Take Stock in Children and WorkForce 2020 programs, and is a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Her current and past positions include: National Director-Publications & East, American Woman's Society of CPAs; Treasurer, Broward County Guardianship Association (BCGA); Vice-President/Treasurer & Trust Advisory Committee, CareSource, Inc.; and Past President/Board member: Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) Gold Coast Chapter; American Woman's Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) South Florida Affiliate and North Dade South Broward Estate Planning Council (NDSBEPC). She is also a member of both the Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale Chambers of Commerce and the American and Florida Institutes of CPAs.
She is also a member of both the Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale Chambers of Commerce and the American and Florida Institutes of CPAs

Joy Siegel
Joy Siegel

David Shulman
David Shulman is the managing partner of Ginsberg Shulman, PL, a boutique estate planning, probate, and elder law firm. He is board certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates. David graduated from Brandeis University and George Washington University Law School, both with honors, and has a LL.M (Masters in Law) in Estate Planning from the University of Miami Law School. Before starting his own firm, David worked both for a large local law firm, and the Department of Treasury in Washington, DC.

David first learned about the needs of the aging community from his father, who has been a cardiologist in Plantation for over 40 years. In addition to MonarchCare, David is also involved with the Jewish Federation of Broward County and the Southeastern chapter of American Friends of Hebrew University.