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Past and Present

When it was founded in 1964, DBHS set out to collect and preserve the stories, artifacts, and memorabilia from the area’s founding families to provide an authentic record of how we got started and where we are going. READ MORE »

Welcome New Board Members!


We welcomed three new board members at our 2018 Annual Meeting. They bring rich experience and knowledge to our organization, and we are very excited for them to join our team! Learn more about them below:

Kevin Bennett

Kevin is a 6th generation Floridian from Gainesville, FL., who moved to Palm Beach County after graduating from law school. In 2008, he opened a law practice in Delray Beach, FL after practicing with other firms for approximately 15 years, practicing employment law, commercial litigation and family law. Kevin says he selected Delray Beach for walkability, proximity to ocean, and fact it still had a hint of that beach village feel while still tucked into in a fairly cosmopolitan region. Kevin volunteered at the DBHS for several years before coming on to the board and is very happy to have the opportunity to increase my involvement and help out however he can.

Chiara Clark

Chiara and Tom Clark have been residents of Gulf Stream, Florida since 2012, having moved here from New York City. They have three children: Finley 9, Francesca 7 and Fletcher 4. They all attend Gulf Stream School.

Chiara (nee Berti) was born and raised in Avon, Connecticut. She attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in 1995 and obtained her BA in Political Science and Psychology in 1999. After graduation, she joined Carlson Marketing Group in New York as an Account Executive, where she worked exclusively on the British Airways Executive Club loyalty program.

After leaving Carlson Marketing, Chiara spent the next eight years working in public relations, where she handled such clients as Santiago Calatrava, Robert Indiana and The Rolex Mentor & Protégé Arts Initiative. After marrying Tom in June 2008, Chiara moved to Boston, where she worked as an Event Producer for the event firm Rafanelli. There she handled such clients as Camp Harborview, The Boys & Girl’s Club of Boston and Boston Public Library (BPL).

After giving birth to her first daughter, Finley, Chiara has been a stay-at-home mother and is highly involved in her children’s schooling and activities, as well as in her local community. She is currently the President of the Gulf Stream School Parents’ Auxiliary

Board and has served on the Board for a total of five years. Chiara has chaired many Gulf Stream Auxiliary events including Founders’ Day, Golf & Tennis Fundraiser and the biannual Auction. As well as her commitment to Gulf Stream School, Chiara has been on the committee and/or volunteered for Magnolia Society for Bethesda Hospital, The Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County, Achievement Centers Foundation, Delray Beach Library, Women of Grace Fundraiser for Bethesda Hospital and the Delray Beach Historical Society.

She still makes time to freelance weddings and other fundraisers for Rafanelli and remains an active donor for all the not-for-profits she has worked with in a professional capacity.

Vickie Sachs

Vickie was born in Reading, PA. Her family moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1960’s. She graduated Nova High School in Davie and graduated University of Florida in Gainesville.

Vickie was a reading Specialist in Broward County public elementary school before graduating Emory Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. She practiced Constitutional Law for State of Georgia in Atlanta.

When Vickie married, she moved to Boston, MA., and raised two sons in Brookline, MA. She practiced State Tax Law for Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Boston and lived in Massachusetts for 35 years.

Vickie’s parents and two siblings moved from Broward County to Delray Beach in 1990’s and she bought her home in Delray Beach in 2012. Vickie has been a full-time resident of Delray Beach since 2015 and has served as a volunteer and docent coordinator for the DBHS since 2014.