chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, fms, cfs, empowerment groups, cfids

A Non-Profit Organization

Board of Directors

Our board of directors is comprised of outstanding business individuals who have a deep compassion for the plight of PwNEIDs (Persons with Neuroendocrineimmune Disorders) and volunteer their time to sit on our board. Our sincere gratitude to them for their energy, effort and perseverance in assisting P.A.N.D.O.R.A. with their expertise.


Stephen R. Silverman, President, Founding Member

Mr. Silverman is Vice-President, at Coastal Contruction Group - (Coastal Construction Condominium), a successful construction company headquartered in Miami, Florida. The condominium divsion specialty is in the area of commercial, retai, luxury condominiums, and community projects. Coastal Construction Group is one of the strongest local corporations that support our  Green fundraising project "Don't Dump, Donate to P.A.N.D.O.R.A."  Mr. Silverman's commitment to P.A.N.D.O.R.A. is demonstrated by his generosity towards our educational and community programs.

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George Viña, Treasurer, Founding Member. George heads his

own successful accounting firm Viña+ Company located in Coral Gables, Florida.

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Kenneth Friedman, Ph.D, Vice President-Senior Advisor, Director Public Policy Committee

Dr. Friedman is a distinguished professor at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Department Pharmacology and Physiology. Dr. Friedman's career as a medical school professor is demonstrated by the many awards he has received and for his dedication to his medical students. Click here to read his bio.

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Visit Dr. Friedman's page : From the Desk of Dr. Friedman

Beth Gilbert, Vice-President, Scientific Research & Business Development

Ms. Gilbert works as a Medical Health Analyst. She is well versed and has written in such areas as immunology, cardiology, dermatology, rheumatology, and oncology. For the last nine years, she has been involved in researching and analyzing cutting edge medical devices and emerging pharmaceutical approaches. She writes frequent medical reports and consults with numerous thought-leading physicians. She also writes for a colunm - Miami Women's Health for the Miami

Beth familys restaurant Gilbert's 17th Street Grill hosted a fund raising dinner for P.A.N.D.O.R.A. in June, 2009

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Karen D. Sacks, M.S., L.C.P.C., L.M.H.C., Secretary, Public Policy Committee

View Karen's web page: Lean On Me - How To Cope

Email Karen Sacks, Director at The Center for Individual & Group Counseling with any questions.



Rosa Albert

Hispanic Community Outreach

Mrs. Rosa Albert is an Sales Senio Associate. Mrs. Berrocal in 2007 was interviewed by Telemundo on her personal challenges with CFS-FM.

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   David T. Adonailo, Esquire

Dr. Bernard Burton, D.C, Founding Member

Click here for Dr. Burton's web site, "Better Backs".  He specializes in chronic pain and prevention.


Lori Curtis, Community Ourtreach, Murphy, North Carolina.  Mrs. Curtis is a real state agent for David Hilton Realty, in Murphy, North Carolina.

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Dr. Lina Garcia -

Lina Garcia, M.D. is a young physician who will be practicing medicine in the United States as soon as her  medical license is approved.  She is smart, dedicated and extremely diligent in her contacts with the public. Dr. Garcia has a great interest in specializing in Neuroendocrineimmune disorders like CFS, FM, Gulf War syndrome and related illnesses.  

P.A.N.D.O.R.A. has embraced Dr. Garcia as part of our mentoring and educating young physicians so our community will have access to new talent, caring, knowledgeable, compassionate and dedicated physicians.

You can communicate with Dr. Garcia r through her column "Ask PANDORA's DOC

Sabrina D. Johnson, African-American Community Diversity Outreach

Sabrina was the founder of F.A.C.E.S, a non-profit organization advocating for Fibromyalgia, in Chicago, Illinois. She is now dedicated to working on issues affecting the African-American Community and other minorities in the issues of Fibromyalgia and other neuroendocrineimmune disorders.

Click here to view Sabrina's web sites:

FibroCop  and WordPress: Putting Faces on Fibromyalgia

Sandi Lanford, President & Founder of the Lanford Foundation-Lifelyme, Inc.

Click here to email Sandi questions about Lyme Disease.

Daniel Moricoli, Internet Community & Social Development

Former Internet Search Marketing Executive, Dan is the brains behind & These two web site are strategical partners of P.A.N.D.O.R..A.    

Yvette Taylor, Editor

Click here for Yvette's Humor Corner

Yvette is a Senior Editor for the American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

Click below to read Yvette articles written exclusively for P.A.N.D.O.R.A

Flu Shot...or Not?

What's In A Name

Who? Me? Walk?

Bonnie Thornber, Community Outreach

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Jennifer Torres, Business Affairs, Chairperson

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Public Policy and Community Advisors

Rebecca Artman, Founding Board Member

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Marla Silverman


Marly C. Silverman, Founder

Click here for Marly's articles, blogs and advocacy announcements.

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Sugar Smookler Howar, Administrative Assistant

Email Sugar about support groups, meetings or questions.

Medical Advisory Panel

  Nancy Klimas, M.D.
  Stephen Croft, M.D. - IN MEMORIAM
  Natalio Chediak, M.D.
  Marc Hirsh, M.D., F.A.C.P., P.A.
  Albert Robbins, D.O., M.S.P.H.


Connie Borschel Connie Borschel
  Pam Klein



Alan Ruback, Founding Board Member

Stephen Croft, MD, Medical Advisory Board

Read Yvette Taylor's Article "Making Lemonade from Lemons" in honor of Dr. Croft


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