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Gov. Rick Scott names new Florida Board of Education member



barbara_feingold_picture.jpgGov. Rick Scott has named health care executive Barbara Feingold, a vice president of MCNA Health Care Holdings LLC, to replace Susan Story on the Florida Board of Education.

Story resigned to take a job out of state.

Feingold, 59, of Delray Beach, is a former speech and language pathologist in Broward County. From the Governor's Press Office:

"Feingold has firsthand experience working with Florida’s education system.  In this role, she worked with elementary and middle school children, as well as with children having delayed development, mental retardation and Down syndrome. Previously, she also served as a school speech pathologist in Newark, New Jersey.

At Dentaland and MCNA, Feingold has fostered a corporate culture of community involvement through service with non-profit organizations. She sits on the board of directors for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Center. She is also a vice president of the Levis Jewish Community Center where she helped develop a program for children with special needs. During her term as president of the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center in North Miami Beach, she helped create remediation programs for children, as well as an infant day care center.

Feingold received her bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University."

Her appointment, which is subject to Senate confirmation, would continue through December 2013. Scott still has one more vacancy to fill on the board.

[Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2011 2:44pm]


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