Cuban-born Yolanda Berkowitz has dedicated over twenty years volunteering for the Guardian Ad Litem Program and Voices for Children Foundation, two Miami-based organizations that directly advocate for abused, abandoned and neglected children in dependency proceedings. 

Additionally she is a current board member of United Way Miami-Dade and the founder of Friends of Miami Animals Foundation, a non-profit working to change the face of Miami's animal welfare community by supporting the needs of its open admission shelter system.