Giborim U Leadership

Dr. Diane K. WilenDr. Diane K. Wilen - Giborim U Co-Chair

Dr. Diane K. Wilen is a Florida licensed psychologist and school psychologist.  She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with distinction from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and a Master of Arts and doctorate degree in school psychology from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is currently retired after 36 years of service as a school psychologist for Broward County Public Schools.  Dr. Wilen is a member of the Board of Directors of the David Posnack Jewish Community Center (DPJCC), having served in a variety of executive positions and was a key proponent in the development of the DPJCC’s Ben and Dorothy Spencer Special Services Camp in 1991 (Camp Giborim). Camp Giborim has since grown into a highly acclaimed special needs day camp serving more than 145 children and young adults.

Beth AllenBeth Allen, M.S. - Giborim U Co-Chair

Beth Allen, M.S., is the community relations coordinator for the Lifelong Learning Institute at Nova Southeastern University. She holds a Master of Science degree in education/human resource development from Barry University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo. She served as assistant executive director at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center for 12 years, developing and supervising programs for children, teens, adults and the special needs population.  Beth has a passion for special needs individuals and is president of the Board of Directors of the Exceptional Theater Company (ETC), a drama program for individuals with disabilities, ages 2 to 85, in the tri-county area.

Arlene AbramsArlene Abrams - Giborim U Administrator

Arlene Abrams has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Puerto Rico, a State of Florida Early Childhood Director Credential and over 20 years of experience in early childhood and camp supervision.

Risa Spevack - Giborim U - Adult Coordinator 

Risa Spevack has worked with special needs clients since 2000. She is a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is a nationally certified and state licensed athletic trainer. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in natural science and athletic training from Hofstra University and is a Florida licensed emergency medical technician (EMT) and a certified CPR/AED/first-aid instructor.

Kevin TrooninKevin Troonin - Giborim U - Youth Coordinator

Kevin Troonin obtained his bachelor’s degree in exceptional student education from the Teacher Education Program at Broward College. He currently serves as the ESE support facilitator at Pioneer Middle School and has been a Giborim counselor for four years, working with youth campers of all ages.