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September 7, 2018  RSS feed
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Gulf Coast JFCS announces new officers and board members

Judy Benjamin board chair Judy Benjamin board chair Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services recently selected new board members and officers.

Judy Benjamin was selected as board chair. A member of the Gulf Coast board since 2012, she brings health care administration credentials and a strong belief in philanthropy to the agency.

A native of St. Petersburg and third generation Floridian, she is currently president of Benjamin Healthcare Consulting, LLC, and previously worked with several regional and national healthcare systems. Benjamin also serves on the board of the Philip Benjamin Tower Foundation, which supports services and Jewish programming for the St. Petersburg independent living facility for low income seniors that was named in honor of her late father.

Serving as vice president is Eric Feder, retired hospital executive who served as interim CEO of Gulf Coast in 2015-16. Treasurer is Frank “Skip” Tylman, attorney at Baby Boomers’ Barrister, and secretary is David Delrahim, an attorney at Englander Fischer. Julie Klavans is the immediate past chair.

The following are new board members who will serve a three-year term ending in 2021: Jeff Baker, Duke Energy government and community relations manager; Karen Raymund Marder, nurse practitioner and, Elizabeth Samuelson, a physical therapist.

“We are pleased to have a great group of volunteer leaders who have made a commitment to support our work and drive the strategic direction of the agency and its programs which serve more than 30,000 Floridians annually,” noted Gulf Coast President and CEO Dr. Sandra Braham.

Headquartered in Clearwater, Gulf Coast offers Jewish family services including emergency assistance, a Holocaust survivor program and Yad B’Yad (Jewish Big Brother type program) in the local community as well as provides a wide range of non-sectarian social services to the broader community in 40 counties across the state.

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