Berkowitz is the founder and president of Friends of Miami Animals Foundation, a nonprofit working to help save and improve the lives of homeless and at-risk pets in Miami Dade County. She has dedicated more than 20 years to the Guardian Ad Litem Program and Voices For Children Foundation as a volunteer, directly advocating for abused, abandoned and neglected children in dependency proceedings in Miami-Dade County and raising funds to support that effort.
She serves on the boards of United Way of Miami-Dade and The Miami Foundation.
“Yolanda puts her heart and soul into rescuing animals and serving her community, and we are so very fortunate to have her join our efforts,” said Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States. “Her dedication and expertise will be invaluable as we work to make the world a better, kinder place.”
Getting involved in her community and helping others has greatly enriched her life, Berkowitz said, and she’s looking forward to bringing her enthusiasm and commitment to further the fight to protect all animals.
Berkowitz has been a resident of Miami since 1995 and loves spending time with her husband, Jeff, her stepsons and their families—plus their many pets.