Alumni Class Notes

April 2012

Scott Brick, D.O. ’05 has successfully completed the requirements for certification in general surgery from the Bureau of Osteopathic Specialists of the American Osteopathic Association.

Scott Budnick, J.D. ’04 is now an associate in the Corporate Department and Securities and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Groups, has joined Dinsmore’s Louisville office. He concentrates his practice on securities, mergers & acquisitions and general business law.

Roberto Casas, Ed.D. ’02 and Dr. Paul Rodriguez have written Reflective Practice of Multi-unicultural School Leaders, a book that may very well define a new standard in the way school systems operate. The authors wrote this book because of their deep-seated concerns for children who have been tagged “at risk” of school failure by the broad standards of the current school system.  The book can be ordered online at,,, or visit your local bookstore.

Ana Cosculluela, B.S. ‘05 recently joined the firm of Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Copractices in the real estate default group with a focus on real estate title and closing services. Cosculluela’s specialties include residential and commercial real estate acquisition and financing, title insurance, corporate law, and foreclosure and commercial litigation.

Jennifer Diaz, J.D. ’06 was named 2011 Member of the Year by Becker & Poliakoff. The Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the organization and strong commitment to advancing women in international trade and business.

Congratulations to NSU Alumni, Jennifer Fass, Pharm.D. ‘04 and Dr. Gershman

Hinshaw and Culbertson have added new partners to their law firm:

Chad Klosky, J.D. ’07
has joined the firm as an Associate at the Fowler White Burnett downtown Fort Lauderdale office.  Mr. Klosky’s practice will focus on insurance litigation. Klosky comes to Fowler White Burnett, P.A. from Rubinton & Laufer, P.A. where he was an associate attorney in their insurance defense practice. He is very active with Jewish Community Services, where he is a member of its development committee, as well as one of the founders and chairs of the JCS Alliance.  He is a member of the Dade County Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Kristen M. Lynch, J.D.’00 has joined Fowler White Burnett, P.A., one of Florida’s oldest full-service law firms, its newest shareholders.  Working out of Fowler White Burnett’s downtown Ft. Lauderdale office and their downtown Miami office, respectively, Lynch’s practice will focus on estate planning, planned giving, probate, guardianship administration, retirement planning, and IRA matters. Before becoming a practicing attorney, Lynch worked as Vice President and Divisional IRA Manager for the Private Client Services Group at SunTrust Bank, and for Merrill Lynch Trust Company as Vice President and Senior Trust Officer responsible for New Business Acceptance.  Lynch is a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor as well as a Certified IRA Services Professional and has had a keen focus on high net worth IRA clients over the last twenty years.

Tom Melvin, Ed.D. 96 is finishing his novel, Danny’s Tavern. The book illustrates the changes that have occurred with respect to a local neighborhood.

Daniel Merck, Ed.D. ’05 has been named principal of D.W. Daniel High School in Central. Merck will officially begin his new duties July 1.

Jeffrey A. Rembaum, J.D. ‘96 has joined Kaye Bender Rembaum as a member of the firm in Pompano Beach. He was a solo practitioner in Palm Beach Gardens.

Mark Stover, Ph.D. ’97 is now Dean of the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge.

Charleen 'Charlie' Stroup, M.S. ’00 Licensed Mental Health Counselor at the Paradigm Group Counseling Services, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in mental health counseling.

Janet Wall, Ed.D. ’79 was recently honored by the American Counseling Association as winner of the Carl D. Perkins Government Relations Award.  This award honors an ACA member who has made a significant contribution to the counseling profession by influencing public policy at the state or national level. She was nominated by the National Career Development Association. The Award was presented at ACA’s annual conference in San Francisco, CA.  Wall has worked at the federal, state, and school district levels in the areas of assessment, evaluation, and career development.  Her work has spanned the public and private sectors from the Pre-K level through executive development.