Board of Advisors
Robert P. DerHagopian, M.D.
Katherine Fernandez Rundle
Charles E. Muller, II
Robert P. DerHagopian, M.D.
Dr. DerHagopian is a surgical oncologist specializing in breast
diseases. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1969 and
completed his internship and residency at Boston City Hospital and Tufts New
England Medical center. He was a Fellow in Transplantation at the Veteran’s
Administration Hospital in Boston and returned to Tufts New England Medical
Center, Department of Surgery, as Chief Resident, in 1973. Dr. DerHagopian
served two years active duty in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps and then moved to
Miami and completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the
University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. DerHagopian’s past service includes
Medical Director of Jackson Memorial Hospital and University of Miami Hospitals
and Clinics and Director of Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Tumor Clinic. He is a
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Governor of the American College
of Surgeons and Co-Director of the Annual Miami Cancer Conference.
Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade County State Attorney
The Honorable Katherine Fernandez Rundle became a prosecutor after receiving her
law degree from the University of Cambridge, England. After several years rising
through the different prosecution divisions within the office, she became legal
counsel to the Miami-Dade County Grand Jury. In 1993 she was appointed, and
then re-elected five times, to serve as Miami’s State Attorney. Presiding over
the fourth largest prosecutor’s office in the United States, Ms. Rundle arrived
in office during a turbulent time in Miami when drug kingpins and violent street
crime was at its worst. After several high profile tourist robberies and
murders, Time magazine had labeled Miami as “Paradise Lost;” a moniker that Ms.
Rundle took as a personal challenge to confront.
Therefore, upon becoming State Attorney one of her first official actions was to
prioritize the prosecution of career criminals and corrupt public officials. At
the same time, recognizing that crime prevention is an integral part of
modern-day prosecution she also prioritized meaningful diversion and
anti-truancy programs to stop juvenile offenders from becoming adult criminals.
The results of her combined programs and initiatives were instrumental in
helping reduce adult and youth crime to the lowest level in 30 years in Miami.
Today, Miami is a far safer place in which to live and raise a family due in no
small part to her efforts and policies.
In recognition of her many professional endeavors, Ms. Rundle has been the
recipient of many awards including the Governor’s “Peace at Home” Award for her
unique fight against domestic violence; a recipient of the “Office of Victim
Services Award for Advocacy” and was a member of the last Florida Constitutional
Ms. Rundle has a long history of involvement in the Miami-Dade County community.
She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Miami and her
father, Dr. Carlos Benito Fernandez, was Miami’s first Hispanic Judge as well as
a founder of the Cuban American Bar Association; an association that Ms. Rundle
was elected president of in 1993. Ms. Rundle is the first female Hispanic State
Attorney in the history of Miami and the State of Florida and the proud mother
Suzan McDowell is the CEO/President of one of the most widely
acknowledged minority owned businesses in South Florida, Circle of One
Marketing. The Circle is one of only a handful of advertising/marketing agencies
that can offer full services inclusive of creative design, public and media
relations, community outreach, media buying and event management. Following
illustrious 19 year career in radio and newspaper sales, in 2001 Suzan founded
Circle of One Marketing and with the vision to create a diverse, resourceful and
creative full service marketing agency, effectively changing the status quo,
pushing South Florida to the next level of modern multi-layered skill sets.
Focusing on the African-American and Caribbean markets, Circle of one has grown
into a well-known and respected business in South Florida. Suzan was the Vice
Chairman-Board of Trustees for Planned Parenthood of Greater Miami & Florida
Keys, Big Sister, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Miami and a volunteer for the
March of Dimes in Dallas, Texas.
Charles E. Muller, II
Charles E. Muller, II is a member of the law firm of Muller &
Lebensburger, and is admitted to The Florida Bar, the District of Columbia Bar,
the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Tax Court.
He is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Miami
School of Law (J.D. cum laude; LL.M., Estate Planning). He is listed in The Best
Lawyers of America, Tax Law, and Trusts and Estates. He has authored numerous
articles on tax and estate planning topics, and he has been a faculty member at
the Thirtieth Annual Philip E. Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, January,
1996, and the Thirty Seventh Southern Federal Tax Institute, 2002. He has also
been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law, 1982-2003,
and was President of the Dade County Planned Giving Council, 1991-1992. He is
also a member of the American Bar Association, a Fellow of the American College
of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a Board Certified Tax Lawyer, Florida Bar Board
of Legal Specialization and Education.
A native of Pennsylvania, it was Beverly Sage’s
love of fashion that launched her modeling career at the age of 5. Through her
years as a model, she experienced the fashion meccas of Paris and New York,
eventually settling in Miami where she continued to walk the runway. While
modeling, Beverly honed her fashion and business skills, attending the
University of Miami and graduating from International Fine Arts College (IFAC),
now known as Miami International University of Art and Design. In 1984 Beverly
set aside her own career as a model and opened Runways, a model agency
representing women and men for runway and showroom work in the south Florida
area. Since its inception, Beverly and Runways have been committed to serving
the community as one of the initial sponsors of the Fashion Targets Breast
Cancer with Saks Fifth Avenue, providing professional models for their national
event. Now known as Key to the Cure, Runways maintains its involvement. Since
2005, Runways has worked closely with Day of Caring, training Breast Cancer
survivors to walk the runway and comport themselves as professional models with
all the grace and attitude that continues to make their fashion show event so
successful. As it is now known with the addition of its print and television
divisions, Runways/The Talent Group, under Beverly’s direction, remains a leader
in the model agency and fashion industry, working with clients worldwide.
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