Listee Features — July 25, 2017

Arva Parks


As a historian, preservationist and community leader, Arva Moore Parks has spent her adult life helping Miami’s diverse communities come together through a shared sense of place. She has been a freelance research historian since 1970, and her company, Arva Parks & Co., has been in the business of providing building construction and restoration services since 1986. ​​ Throughout her distinguished career, Ms. Parks has accrued a variety of related professional experiences, including chief curator of the Coral Gables Museum, adjunct professor and graduate assistant at the University of Miami, and teacher at several high schools. She has also been the president of Centennial Press since 1991. To prepare for her endeavors, Ms. Parks attended Florida State University from 1956

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For more than five decades, The Honorable E. Patricia Herron built a strong reputation as a judge in the courts of California. She started out by earning a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in 1949, a Master of Arts from Catholic University of America in 1956, and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1964. While in school, she accepted opportunities to share what she was learning with others, and completed stints as an assistant dean at Catholic University of America and Wells College, instructor at East High School in Auburn, N.Y., and instructor of psychology and history at Contra Costa College in San Pablo, Calif. In 1965, Judge Herron was admitted to the State Bar of

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Passionate and driven, Bertha Kondrak has known she wanted to be a therapist since high school. She pursued her dream, earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Texas in Austin in 1971 and a Master of Science in social work in 1984. In 1985, she became certified as a licensed clinical social worker, and in 1989, she opened her own private practice. There, Ms. Kondrak provides direct services, including interventions focused on interpersonal interactions, intrapsychic dynamics, and life management issues. This consists of assessment, diagnosis, treatment (including psychotherapy and counseling), client-centered advocacy, consultation, evaluation, and prevention of mental illness, emotional, or behavioral disturbances. Ms. Kondrak believes in empowerment, helping her clients understand that they can make

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