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WITI South Florida Regional Network
Healthy Living in a Hectic High Tech World

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
6:00 pm

No doubt, the advancements of technology have drastically simplified and improved the way we live, work, and manage our daily chores. Television, computers, cell phones etc. have made our lives easier. But all these can have potentially adverse effects on our health. Health problems like back pain, computer vision syndrome, carpel tunnel syndrome are all gifts of over-use of technology.

We live in a hectic world. Juggling a highly demanding job with the responsibilities of our personal and family life, often we are left feeling stressed and exhausted. Most busy professionals today find that they barely have time to eat let alone cook. So often they end up skipping breakfast, resorting to quick over healthful meals and eating at irregular intervals.

What is the secret of staying healthy in this hectic high tech world? Join WITI South Florida as we tackle the issues of staying healthy on the go, making wise food choices, managing stress and enhancing well-being. Come and hear our speakers’ tips and advice on how to de-stress yourself and move towards the path of a healthier and happier YOU!


Sofiya Borisova
Broward Project Coordinator

Sofiya has over 11 years of experience in the IT field, of which the last 9 years working with Oracle E-Business Suite Applications. She has expertise in leading projects, supporting enterprise-wide applications, solving application issues, ensuring proper reporting, and streamlining and automating manual processes through use of technology. She is currently working for Alorica, an industry leader in customer management outsourcing and is responsible for their corporate Oracle ERP and related applications. Previously Sofiya worked at the Ohio Department of Education where she was part of the team that implemented and setup Oracle Financials and Oracle Human Resources. Sofiya holds a Bachelors degree in Management Information Science and Computer Science from Franklin University. She was born in Bulgaria and is very fond of her trip home once a year. Other activities she enjoys in her free time include being in nature, self-exploration and the performing arts.

Laura Klein
Chief Information Officer, eDiets

Laura Klein joined eDiets in 2008 as its Chief Information Officer and took on the additional role of running the Corporate Services Division in early 2010. Prior to joining eDiets, Ms. Klein served as the Chief Information Officer, VP of IT and Security Officer at Sheridan Healthcare, a leading outsourcing provider of healthcare services for hospitals and medical facilities. Between 2001 and 2002, she was President of Elencee, a marketing and website development company located in Fort Lauderdale. Ms. Klein holds an Executive Program MBA degree with a concentration in healthcare from the University of Miami, as well as a MS degree in Food and Nutrition from the University of Georgia and a BS degree in Biology from North Carolina State University.

About Our Speaker(s)

Pamela Ofstein, a registered and licensed dietitian, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Nutrition from Florida State University and a Master of Science degree in Dietetics from Florida International University.

Pamela works with multiple corporations and the public and community sector, as owner and operator of a private nutrition consulting practice, Pamela B. Ofstein & Associates for over the past ten years promoting health, nutrition, and education. Serving the public allows Pam to continue to lend her expertise as a national spokeswoman for a vast array of media venues; including contributions as a media spokeswoman to nationwide and local magazines. As former eDiets.com Director of Nutrition Services, she was responsible for the development, design and implementation of the company’s nutritional components, including product offerings, nutritional programs, media publicity and meal delivery. Find out more about Pam at pamelaofstein.com

Michelle Alva, PT, RYT, EHP is a holistic physical therapist, energy healer, and yoga therapist. She empowers, inspires and educates through her writings, one-on-one healing sessions, workshops and public speaking. Michelle’s diverse background has taught her that we are limitless beings able to co-create and manifest our true heart’s desire to live a life filled with passion, ease and lightness. She is a catalyst for individuals to heal, de-stress, energize and align with their authentic self.

Michelle sings with the TAO Orchestra and recently created a guided meditation CD called Free Yourself to empower and educate individuals on how to tap into their inner resources to heal, energize and de-stress from the inside out. Visit her and receive a free gift at michellealva.com

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00 pm on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at:

    Law Office of Becker & Poliakoff / Emerald Lake Corporate Park
    3111 Stirling Road
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

6:00-6:30 PM Registration and Networking
6:30-7:00 PM "Healthy Eating for Busy Professionals"
7:00-7:30 PM "Healthy Body, Mind and Spirit for Tech Savvy People"
7:30-7:45 PM Q&A
7:45-8:15 PM Additional Networking


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

GHA Technologies, Inc. is a nationally recognized and expanding Computer Reseller, Network, and Systems Integrator with offices nationwide. GHA has been listed on the VAR Business 500 since 2003, has been named to the CRN Tech Elite 250 List, has been named twice as an INC. 5000 Company, named one of the 10 Hot Growth Companies in Arizona, and is in the 30 largest privately owned firms in Arizona!

We sell Apple, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Dell, VMWare, Adobe, QLogic, EMC, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, and all the hottest Data Center, Virtualization, Energy Conservation, Cloud, Storage, Security, Wireless, Video and Identification technologies! We also specialize in mission critical product procurement and integration services for some of the largest Corporate, Government, and Educational clients in America! Our client base is a who's who of corporate America!

About Our Partner(s)

Becker & Poliakoff is a diverse commercial law firm with more than one hundred forty five attorneys and lobbyists practicing in thirteen (13) offices throughout Florida, New York City, New Jersey, Washington, D.C. and Prague, Czech Republic. The Firm is a member of Legus, a national and global network of law firms that enable our attorneys to provide assistance to clients nationally and worldwide.

Founded in Miami Dade in 1973, the Firm provides its clients with legal services in seven primary areas of law including: real estate; business litigation; customs and international trade; government law and lobbying; corporate and securities law; construction; condominium and homeowners’ association law, plus other areas such as offshore asset protection, tax, and estate planning; technology and telecommunications; intellectual property; collections and foreclosure; gaming, bankruptcy and financial restructuring; and more. Client satisfaction is their #1 priority; therefore, the Firm established the Client CARE Center to handle all client concerns, suggestions and answer any questions. All inquiries to the CARE Center are responded to within 24 hours.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Laura Klein, Sophia Borisova ([email protected], [email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.