Alumni

Hall of Fame - 2013 Honorees

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Charlie Diamond '55

Charlie was the first Curley graduate to receive a football scholarship to the University of Miami and would become the first player from a parochial school to be selected to both the Miami Herald and Miami News "All City" teams. Charlie also won a gold medal for the shot-put in the state finals and set a new state record. At UM, he was a three year letterman and starting tackle for the Canes. Upon graduation, he played professional football for the British Columbia Lions/Canadian Football League.

Charlie also played for the Dallas Texans winning the AFL Championship in 1962 and would conclude his professional career in 1963 with the Kansas City Chiefs. Following his retirement from football, he worked as teacher and coach for Miami-Dade Public Schools. In retirement, Charlie enjoys fishing and diving in the Florida Keys.

Jim Heistand '70

Jim is President and Chief Executive Officer of Parkway Properties, a NYSE-listed office REIT headquartered in Orlando, Florida. He joined Parkway in 2011 through the company´s merger with Eola Capital where he served as founder and chairman. Parkway has since experienced tremendous growth and strategic realignment focusing on building a premier portfolio of office properties in the Sunbelt.

Jim currently serves on the board of directors of United Legacy Bank in Orlando and is a member of the chairman´s circle of the real estate advisory board of the Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida. Jim graduated from the University of Florida a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate. Jim and his wife have three children: Richard, Lauren, and Bouldin.

Silvia Lizama '75

Silvia was born in Havana, Cuba, and currently lives in Hollywood, Florida. She earned her MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York, and her BFA degree from Barry University, where she is now Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Professor of Photography. Having exhibited her hand colored photographs since 1978, Silvia´s work has gained national and international attention and has been included in prestigious exhibitions and collections, as well as publications.

Her major awards include the Southern Arts Federation/NEA Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Grant and the South Florida Cultural Consortium Grant, as well as a Miami Dade Art in Public Places commission for the Deering Estate in Miami, Florida.

Blaine Willenborg '78

As a high school student, Blaine distinguished himself as one of the finest tennis players in the history of Florida High School Tennis. He and Chris Evert were the only two high school athletes to win three individual high school state championships at the #1 singles position. As a member of the United States Jr. Davis Cup Team, Blaine represented the United States at Jr. Wimbledon, Jr. US Open, and Jr. French Open. He guided Curley to the only two high school state championships in school.

Following high school graduation, Blaine attended UCLA where he holds the career doubles record for the most double wins and among his many credits, was the #1 seed in the 1979 and 1981 NCAA Doubles Championships. Today, Blaine works as Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management in Aventura. He and his wife Lori have three children: Blair, Mallory, and Blaine Andrew.

Lisa Boccard '80

Since 29 years old, Lisa has dedicated herself to both fighting cancer and making a difference. In 1991, after 9 months of being misdiagnosed, Lisa was diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer. In 2003, her brother Vince and his wife Terry developed the Lisa Boccard/Coral Springs Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of Lisa´s journey. The organization helps provide free mammograms to women who are unable to afford them. With Lisa involved, their initiative grew and in 2008 it evolved to become the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund.

To date the fund has provided over 700 mammograms and identified nearly 40 women with breast cancer and provided follow-up treatment. After numerous needles, drugs, chemo, radiation, 23 surgeries, hundreds of pills, tears, fear, hope, faith, this September marks her 10th year of survival from Metastatic Breast Cancer.

Doreann DeArmas '89

Doreann is a Clinical Staff/Charge Nurse in the Trauma Resuscitation Unit at Ryder Trauma Center as well as the Clinical Coordinator for the University Of Miami Advanced Trauma Life Support Courses. She has been employed at Jackson Memorial Hospital since 1993 after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Florida International University. Doreann also holds a Master of Science in Nursing as Family Nurse Practitioner form Florida Atlantic University. Related to her field of expertise, she has lectured and participated in projects outside of the US in Ecuador, Nassau/Freeport, and Brazil. Doreann´s work in the community has included: speaking about Trauma Safety and Awareness at school career days; developing a Trauma Awareness Day for high school students; and attending an annual children´s burn youth camp.

Dorothy (Chauveron) Sklaroff

Dorothy, a retired teacher and form ACND CAP Advisor, graduated from New York University and worked there until she relocated with her husband to Miami. She would later take masters courses in reading at Barry University and continue her teaching career. Dorothy is a well-loved teacher and has been awarded many times for her work. As a college advisor, she was very active in organizing college fairs and hosting college representatives on campus.

Dorothy ensured that students would have all that was needed to prepare for college in on time and tutored for SAT, ACT, and ASFAB examinations. In addition, she was hired by the University of Florida to read resumé and essays, evaluate students´ credentials, and assess which applicants would be most suitable for the school. Dorothy is married and has six children.

John Zavertnik

John graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1970 and the University of Florida School of Law in 1973. He has been a practicing attorney with Sinclair Louis Health Nussbaum & Zavertnik PA for the last 39 years. John and his wide Linda have been married for over 39 years and have four children. All have graduated from St. Rose of Lima and ACND as follows: Michael '95, Timothy '99, Kelly '01, and Katherine '03. For over 20 years, John has been a very active parent/alumni parent volunteer. His service roles included the Parent's Council PIP Saturday work day; coordinator and facilities chairman from 2000 to the present; a member of the ACND advisory board; member of the facilities and finance cimmittees from 2003 to the present; and assistant softball coach since 1998. John gives credit to Br. Richard DeMaria for encouraging him to become involved at ACND and is very thankful for the experience.