Board Members

We have  six directors:

Ronald L. Gallatin (President/Treasurer) is a retired lawyer, CPA and Investment Banker who has spent his retirement giving considerable time, professional expertise and financial resources to various charities. He has been active in both campaign and fundraising as well as the fiscal responsibility and strategic planning aspects of the organizations he has been involved with. He is a former Treasurer and Major Gifts chair of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and a past member of the Board of Directors of UJA/Federation of New York. He currently is a member of the Board of Directors and Vice Chair of Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services.

Jason F. Merrick (Vice President / Secretary) is a Certified Public Accountant who has his own accounting and tax practice, and is the Chief Financial Officer of Random Source, Inc. an office supply company which he is a part owner. He is also an adjunct Professor of Accounting at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Merrick served as the Treasurer of Parkland Isles Homeowners Association for over 13 years and has been involved in the non-profit arena for over 14 years serving as the Chief Financial Officer of Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Services.

Alan M. Gallatin (Assistant Secretary)  is a Partner of Grant Thornton LLP where he leads the firm’s Detroit tax practice. He serves a wide range of clients across multiple industries, providing year-round compliance and planning, as well as transactional support. Within the community, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Fresh Air Society/Tamarack Camps and as a Trustee of Adat Shalom Synagogue. He has previously served as a Trustee and Executive Committee Member of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. He is a former Vice-Chair of the Jewish Federations’ National Young Leadership Cabinet, and a graduate of the Berrie Fellows Leadership Program.

Laurence “Larry” I. Blair is a shareholder at Greenspoon Marder  and is certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in Wills, Trusts & Estates Law.  A well-known community leader, Larry is involved in the community and serves on the governing boards for a variety of local organizations.  He helps structure gifts to charities that provide benefits to both donors and the organizations.  Larry’s experience as a member of boards of directors, serving on finance committees and as Treasurer of a not-for-profit corporation, service as Personal Representative, and trustee facilitator for family meetings and similar experiences have enabled him to serve as a family advisor to a variety of families.

Gerald Cramer is a co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC, an investment advisory firm. Mr. Cramer’s civic and professional commitments include membership on the boards of the National Road Safety Foundation and Ripplewood Corporation, a major private equity firm. He served as a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy. Mr. Cramer graduated from Syracuse University where he now serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Cramer has also sponsored and funded a joint venture between Maxwell School of Syracuse University and the Counter Terrorism Committee of The Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya Israel as well as funding academic leadership scholarships for the past seven years for IDC students. 

Adam S. Rosenthal is a Managing Director in the Private Wealth Division of UBS Financial Services, Inc. where he works exclusively with high net worth individuals managing and creating various wealth preservation strategies. His clients include several members of the “Forbes 400” and “Forbes Billionaires”. Adam is actively involved in UJA/Federation fundraising in New York City.