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February 27, 2015  RSS feed
Social Services

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Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services hires interim president, CEO


Eric Feder Eric Feder Eric Feder, a seasoned healthcare executive, has been appointed as interim president and CEO of Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, filling a void in the agency after its top executive, Rochelle Tatrai-Ray, was slain in late December.

Feder has extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector, serving previously for 13 years as chief operating officer of Bayfront Medical Center. Feder had retired and was talked into coming back to work to take the interim position. In his new post, he will be responsible for the planning and implementation of community-based care for those with serious medical, physical, and psychiatric disabilities, as well as the agency’s innovative employment and responsible fatherhood programs for noncustodial parents. Another integral part of his role will be to oversee the child welfare services and refugee resettlement programs.

“While we regret the circumstances of needing to appoint interim executive leadership,” said Jay Miller, board chair of Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services, “we are pleased that Eric is available to lead our agency and ensure the stability of the services we offer around the state of Florida during this time of transition.”

A resident of Pinellas County, Feder is active in the local community, serving on the advisory board for the Pinellas County Habitat for Humanity and volunteering at the Pinellas County courthouse. Previously he served on the PARC board and was board chairman of the Pinellas County Urban League.

Gulf Coast is currently conducting a national search for a permanent CEO.

For more than 50 years, Gulf Coast has been providing essential services to the community’s most needy and vulnerable populations. Beginning with one social worker and a secretary in a small office, Gulf Coast now employs more then 600 staff agency-wide and boasts a point-intime caseload of more than 6,000 individuals. Gulf Coast interacts with virtually every arena of social services covering a 37-county area and provides a wide range of family support and counseling services. To find out more, visit: gulfcoastjewishfamilyandcommunityservices.org.


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