Our mission is to provide the protection, dignity and value of incapacitated persons by furthering the professional standards of guardians as accountable court representatives.
Guardianships are set up to protect and help people in need, such as an elder or loved one unable to care for their own financial or health related well-being.
The number of vulnerable people in Broward County who need guardianship is increasing. As a valued member of BCGA, you are taking an active role in advancing standard of excellence in guardianship and can inform the public about good guardianship practice. Membership is available to anyone interested in improving guardianship practice.
BCGA supports and educates guardians, promoting independence, protection and dignity for the most vulnerable individuals. Through educational programs, the promotion of professional standards, materials and networking, BCGA supports its members in providing appropriate alternatives to their clients.
Board of Directors
Cindy Kramer, President
Cindy Kramer has been the president of the BCGA for more than 6 years. She has been a professional guardian since 2003 and a Geriatric Care Manager since 2000. As a member of the National Guardianship Association, a former board member of the Florida State Guardianship Association and a member of the Aging Life Care Association, she brings a plethora of knowledge and experience to her position as president. Cindy also owns Elder Solutions Inc, a Guardianship and Care Management company, that enriches the lives of, and cares for incapacitated wards of Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.
Heather Hasandras, VP
Heather Hasandras is the Vice President of Broward Guardianship Association, and a Professional Guardian. She has an extensive background of over 15 years experience in elderly and special needs care coordination. Her background includes work with APD, and Miami Jewish Health Systems. She also holds office in the SFGA (Miami) Guardianship Association, and is a board member in the Broward League of Women Voters. She enjoys being the team Leader for the Broward Guardianship Association Alzheimer's Walk, and actively chairs a community volunteer board in her City. She is bilingual English/Spanish. She is the owner of Dignity Guardianship offering care and assistance to people in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.
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Beth Halprin, Director
Beth Halprin is the Director of Clinical Services for Alternative Home Health Care since 1998. She graduated with her Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Nursing from Florida Atlantic University with a specialty in psychiatric nursing and is currently enrolled in a Masters Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner program. She has worked as a Registered Nurse for more than 35 years in a variety of professional health management and medical specialty settings and has worked in the home health field for more than 25 years. Beth sits on the Board of Directors for the Broward County Guardianship Association, as well as the Florida State Guardianship Association. She has worked exclusively with geriatric clients and their families since 1989 and frequently lectures on topics such as home health care, dementia and nursing care for the elderly.
Danielle Feuer, Director
Danielle is a partner at the law firm of Behar, Gutt & Glazer, P.A., located in Dania Beach. Danielle has over a decade of experience assisting families address the needs of their elderly and disabled loved ones. She is committed to helping families navigate complex Elder Care issues and has a broad based knowledge that enables her to thoroughly address the legal needs of her clients. Danielle primarily concentrates her practice on Guardianship and Incapacity matters.
Linda Mannix Burt, Director
A lifelong Broward County resident, Linda Mannix Burt sits on the Board of Directors for the Broward County Guardianship Association and is a Florida licensed Professional Guardian since 2015. Linda brings a wealth of experience to her guardianship profession. Having provided guardianships for family members, and for juveniles as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem; Linda also brings her skillset from a career as successful real estate agent and broker to the work of Professional Guardianship. She employs her extensive local knowledge and contacts to the best advantage of her wards.
Gloria Costantino, Director
As a professional accountant, property manager and owner of a long-established and respected personal care service provider, Personal Care Guardianships, Inc., Gloria Costantino has brought considerable wisdom and practical knowledge to the BCGA organization since 2000. Formerly Vice President of the BCGA board, Gloria has also been an active member of the Florida State and National Guardianship Associations. Her lifelong commitment to guardianship care and her passion for her clients and those of the BCGA has made her an invaluable contributor.
Ana Ramos, CRPC®, Director
After a successful career of 22 years in hospitality management and banking, Ana Ramos founded the boutique financial services firm, Amida Wealth Advisors in 2013 to have the most beneficial impact in the life of individuals. As a board member of BCGA, Ana brings a dedicated work ethic and passion for helping people with her knowledge of financial management for the benefit and increased well-being of the organization’s clients. Bilingual in English/Spanish, Ramos also volunteers with Ride 2 Revive with a strong belief in the amazing power of one willing to help in the real world.