​​Kid's Needs Foundation

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if you are interested in serving on our Board of Directors.




Cristiane Salgado


Cristiane is a mother of two children, an artist, a former home appraiser and architect in her native country-Brazil . For a long time, she chose to take care of her son full-time after he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. He now attends high school and Cristiane  works at the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. She is an avid advocate for causes that concern individuals with special needs.

Mikayela Mikulinsky


Mikayela is a physical therapist who earned her degree from FIU in 1997. She is married and a mother to three daughters. In her practice she acquired knowledge in adaptive equipment and her specialty is pediatric neurological impairments. For this reason, she seeks to help families to obtain appropriate services and resources.

Linda Stegman


Linda is an owner / officer of LINART BUSINESS SERVICES INC, a Tax and Business Consulting Company specializing in small businesses and trust accounting. She holds a Master Degree in Accounting from Hofstra University, New York , has over 40 years of accounting experience and is a member of the National Society of Accountants . She is married  and is a mother and grandmother. She has served on various non-profit boards and has done extensive fundraising for charitable organizations over the past 35 years.

 Norina Ocampo, MD


Norina Ocampo, is a board certified pediatrician. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and has been practicing general pediatrics for eighteen years. She works closely with children who have special needs. Her passion to serve these children motivated her to become part of the Kid’s Needs Foundation cause.

Douglas Vogel


​Douglas Vogel is a Financial Services Executive with Mass Mutual and a Registered representative with MML Investors Services LLC. He is also a Special Needs care planner dedicated to helping families plan for their children or other dependents with special needs.

Lee Friedland, Esq

Advisory Board

Lee is a member of the Florida Bar, Southern and Middle District of Florida, and United Stated Federal Court of Claims.  Lee is married and has six children all of whom bring a particular joy to his life. Most importantly, Lee is reinvigorated with his love of the practice of law which expresses itself in his work every day.


Crystal Alves

Advisory Board

Crystal has graduated from FAU in 2015 with Bachelor’s in Business Marketing. She emphasizes her work in the entertainment & fashion industry in Miami. She began her career in at Wilhelmina Models ,one of most prestigious agencies in the world. She is now at Freedom Models and is also the founder of Solis Agency, her own boutique mother agency providing career management for models. She is an avid advocate for people with disabilities and she is Alex’s sister.