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Board of Directors

Natalie Davis, M.P.T
Executive Director, Founder

Natalie Davis graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Kinesiology in 1983 and from Chapman College with a Masters in Physical Therapy in 1990.  Natalie has been a volunteer for various schools and organizations in the community and has served as a connecting point and resource for parents of children with special needs. Natalie's daughter Naomi is now in college and her son Joshua lives at home, works part-time and takes vocational classes at Miami Dade College. Joshua is a wonderful high functioning adult with developmental and learning disabilities. The inspiration for The Social Cog began while Natalie and her husband Bob sought opportunities for Joshua to make friends and get involved in the community. After doing extensive research, it was clear that there was not a program that would meet Joshua's needs. Natalie, Dr. Nicholas Maccarrone, and Marte Singerman decided to collaborate and create The Social Cog

Nicholas Maccarrone, Psy.D.
Clinical Director, Founder

Dr. Nicholas Maccarrone is a Licensed Psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of psychological disorders in children, adolescents, and adults, including autism spectrum disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, and conduct problems. He also works with family issues, such as divorce, parenting, and other related concerns. His work has led him to develop interest and expertise in adults with developmental disabilities who are struggling with issues related to transitioning into adult life. Dr. Maccarrone received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Florida State University's Student Counseling Center and his post-doctoral residency at a private practice in Central Florida. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Florida Psychological Association. He was formerly a faculty member at Barry University and remains active in a teaching role as a faculty member at Nova Southeastern University, where he provides intensive clinical supervision to doctoral students at the Center for Psychological Studies. He also provides support to local schools and runs Life Skills and Sexual Education classes for adolescent boys with learning disabilities.

Marte V. Singerman, J.D.
Director, Founder

Marte V. Singerman graduated from the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida in 1983 with Honors and practiced law in Miami concentrating in commercial litigation and bankruptcy. She retired in 1998 to raise her two daughters and undertook significant volunteer positions with Temple Beth Sholom, Miami Country Day School, Design and Architecture Senior High, and City Theater.  Recently, she has become a certified yoga instructor and now volunteers for Women of Tomorrow as a yoga and meditation instructor.  When Marte heard about the concept of The Social Cog she immediately offered her legal skills and organizational assistance.  She joined Natalie Davis and Dr. Nicholas Maccarrone in the formation of The Social Cog

Allan J. Pekor
Director

Allan J. Pekor retired from Lennar Corporation, a national homebuilder and financial services company, where he served as a senior executive for 29 years, 18 years as CFO, 7 years as CEO of Lennar Financial Services and 4 years as CEO of the Lennar Foundation, on whose Board he continues to serve. He is a CPA, having earned a Bachelor's Degree from Pace University in New York, where he also served as a faculty member and as a Trustee. He is a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of The Chapman Partnership, a homeless assistance organization. He has also co-chaired an annual fundraising campaign of United Way of Miami-Dade County and served as Chairman of its Finance.

Rabbi Robert A. Davis, D.Min.
Director

Robert earned a B.A. in Management and Camp Administration at Loretto Heights College in Denver; a Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters and Rabbinic Ordination from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; and his Doctor of Ministry from Florida Center for Theological Studies. Robert served Congregation Emanuel and Shwayder Camp in Colorado as Rabbi and Director of Camping and Youth Programs. In 1995, after completing his 25th summer at camp, he came to Temple Beth Sholom in Miami Beach. He has served as President of the Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami and is a founding board member of KAVOD, an international not-for-profitcollective. Robert has worked extensively with those with special needs as a volunteer, Rabbi, father, and advocate.

Advisory Board

Samantha Bratter
Advisory Board Member

Samantha Reder Bratter is proud to serve as The Social Cog's Strategic Philanthropy Advisor and has assisted the principal Founders, Natalie Davis, Nicholas Maccarrone and Marte Singerman, since inception. Ms. Bratter is currently the Director of Client Services for BRATTER PA, Miami Beach's premiere Immigration Law Firm, and has over 20 years of Strategic Philanthropy and Business Management experience in addition to being active in the Miami Beach Community and serving on City Government appointed Boards. Previously the Vice President of Development for The Miami Foundation and Director of Advancement for Temple Beth Sholom, Ms. Bratter has been an integral component in the evolution of The Social Cog from inception.

Thabatta S. Mizrahi
Advisory Board Member

Thabatta S Mizrahi began her studies at the University of Miami where she earned a BS in both Special Education and Psychology. She received her MA in Special Education from NYU. Thabatta worked as a special education teacher for a few years before being asked to take on the position of Director of Special Needs for the MAR-JCC where she created the Or Gadol Program. She spent 5 years in Brazil as an educational consultant helping schools set up special services, training teachers, supporting families and psychologists and speaking at conferences. Today Thabatta is the Associate Head of School for Kesher LD, a school for students with special needs based on the Scheck Hillel Community School's campus.

Arthur Unger
Advisory Board Member

Arthur Unger was born and raised in Miami Beach, surrounded by family involved in both the medical profession and the hospitality industry.  Consequently, he has a uniquely sensitive perspective in his ability to handle the needs of healthcare professionals, as he serves as one of the-Directors.  Artie's expertise also includes the fashion and entertainment industries and not-for-profit organizations.  A graduate of the University of Miami, he has devoted himself to the betterment of his community through countless hours of civic involvement.  Artie started at Mallah, Furman and Company as a college intern in 1974, and was admitted as a Principal and Shareholder in 1987.  Artie's experiences as an intern led him to initiate a very successful formal internship program for the Firm in 1994.  Artie currently serves for Miami Jewish Health Systems as Chairman of Audit Committee, Chairman of Seasons Hospice Board and Member of the Executive Board, Member of P.A.C.E. and Member of the Quality Review Board.  He is an Executive Board Member, Chairman of the Pledge Review Committee, Member of the Planned Giving Committee, and Member of Legacy Circle for Sinai Medical Center Foundation, and Chairman of the City of Miami Beach Healthcare Facilities Advisory Board.  He is a member of Business Network International (BNI), Success Link Chapter—CPA Member and a Life Trustee of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. 

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