Gov. Rick Scott begins February with 11 board appointments

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Gov. Rick Scott kicked off February with 11 appointments to a variety of state boards.

Children’s Services Council of Saint Lucie County

Scott announced the appointment of Eric Finkel and the reappointment of Marilyn Lawless to the Children’s Services Council of Saint Lucie County. Both terms end Nov. 13, 2018.

Finkel, 49, of Port Saint Lucie, is the chief executive officer of My Treasure Coast Online. He succeeds Garry Wilson.

Lawless, 75, of Port Saint Lucie, is a registered nurse and case manager at the St. Lucie Medical Center.

Council on Homelessness

Scott also announced the appointment of Frank Diaz to the Council on Homelessness.

Diaz, 43, of Miami Lakes, is co-chief executive officer of ADG Omnimedia. He fills a vacant seat for a term ending June 30, 2016.

Northwest Florida Water Management District

Scott also appointed Marc Dunbar to the Northwest Florida Water Management District.

Dunbar, 44, of Tallahassee, is a partner with Jones Walker law firm and an adjunct professor at the Florida State University College of Law. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University, Dunbar earned a law degree from the Florida State University College of Law.

He fills a vacant seat for a term ending March 1, 2018.

Dunbar’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

North Florida Community College District Board of Trustees

Scott also appointed Sandra Haas to the North Florida Community College District Board of Trustees.

Haas, 67, of McAlpin, is a retired lawyer. She previously was a member of the Suwannee County School Board. Haas succeeds William Brothers for a term ending May 31, 2018.

Haas’ appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.

Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Inc. Board of Directors

Next, the governor announced two appointments and four reappointments to the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers Inc. Board of Directors, each for a term ending June 30, 2017.

Yul Anderson, 53, of Miami, is director of administrative services for the 11th Circuit Court. He succeeds Antoinette Wilcox.

Glenn Good, 60, of Gainesville, is dean of the college of education at the University of Florida. He succeeds Catherine Emihovich.

Scott’s four reappointments are Evelyn Cartright, 64, of Davie, a professor at Barry University; Ulysees Gilbert II, 54, of Gainesville, a program analyst for the U.S. Geological Survey; David Kumar, 56, of Davie, a professor at Florida Atlantic University; and William Spiers Jr., 57, of Tallahassee, the director of financial aid at Tallahassee Community College.

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