Dean Borg, Nikki Joffe and Harriet Levine Join Board
JARC Florida Names Three Individuals to Board of Directors
JARC Florida, a nonprofit organization based in Boca Raton, which provides programs and services to educate and empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently named three new individuals to its board of directors. They are Dean Borg, Nikki Joffe, and Harriet Levine.
About Dean Borg
Recognized in the South Florida real estate community for his innovative sales campaigns, attention to design details, customer-first business philosophy and financial acumen, Dean Borg has built, sold, and delivered over the past two decades more than 1,700 residential homes, with a value in excess of $750 million. A second-generation builder, Borg got his start working summers in the 1980’s as a laborer for a construction company in New York City. His career continued as an associate for a development firm in the Tucson and Phoenix markets. He returned to New York City, as director of business development for a major general contracting firm, specializing in high-rise residential buildings. An active member of the south Florida community, he has served as treasurer for Congregation B’nai Israel, as Fundraising Coordinator for Saint Andrews School, as a Board Member of Boca Helping Hands, as a special advisor to First Southern Bank and Fremont Capital (the Bechtel family) on their REO properties, and as a Board of Director of Kreisler Borg Florman Construction Company (New York). Borg holds a Master of Science degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University School of Architecture and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, as well as a Florida Real Estate Salesman’s License. He and his wife of over 30 years Lisa have resided in Boca Raton / Delray Beach since 1990, where they raised their now adult son & daughter.
About Nikki Joffe
Joffe is a Talent Acquisition Partner for Microsoft focused on empowering every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. She is a subject matter expert in recruiting individuals with Neuro and Physical Diversity for the Global Talent Acquisition Team. She has carved out recruiting programs focusing on empowering those with different abilities to achieve their goals and join the tech industry. Joffe has been a supporter and volunteer of JARC Florida for over a decade and served as a past chair of Cocktails for JARC for several years as well as other committees that impact the organization. Joffe’s love and respect for the organization are rooted in her involvement with her sister who is a client of the day program. When asked why she wanted to run for the board, Joffe said: “There is no better way to ensure our community continues to flourish and empower the participants of JARC FL. My goal is to educate my network and get them involved with JARC FL as early as possible. I love this organization; it has changed my family’s life.”
About Harriet Levine
Levine was born and raised in Long Island, New York. Her mother was way ahead of her time. Weeks after her birth she went back to work. She was an interior designer with a passion for her work. She was one of the only ones in her classes that had a mother who worked. This became ingrained in her. She married Ed Levine and after her three kids were born, she entered law school full time. She practiced law for many years in New York City. When her husband Ed retired, they moved to St. Andrews in Boca Raton and the urge to “do something” struck. Levine now volunteers in the JARC library and each day is better than the preceding. Levine says, “I am getting familiar with the clients and developing relationships with many of them. What I had been looking for was right in my own backyard. I am giving and getting so much back in return.”
About JARC FL
JARC Florida, a non-sectarian organization based in Boca Raton, provides programs and services to educate and empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It strives to assist each individual with becoming all he or she is capable of being and encourages this growth in a caring, nurturing environment. It is the mission of JARC, in partnership with the families of its clients, to promote independence, dignity, and self-respect in order to create more fulfilling lives. JARC currently operates ten group homes in the Boca Raton and Delray Beach area for adults with developmental disabilities. JARC offers apartment living for those who do not require 24-hour supervision as well as vocational training in the Mel & Elaine Stein Living and Learning Center. The organization was created in the mid 1980’s in response to the needs of families with adult children with developmental disabilities. Learn more at http://jarcfl.org.