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Barbara S. Feingold
As a former speech and language pathologist in Broward County, Ms. Feingold has firsthand experience working in the Florida educational system. The foundation for her commitment to education is based on her extended work with underserved, disabled, and mentally challenged students. Early intervention and community involvement are critical to a successful educational environment, and Ms. Feingold has been an outspoken advocate for children. Her passion for the wellbeing and education of Florida's children is exemplified through her volunteerism, philanthropy and fundraising efforts.
During her tenure as President of the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center in Miami-Dade, Ms. Feingold was instrumental in creating an infant day care center and remediation programs for school age children. Presently, she is a Vice-President of the Levis Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton where she has helped develop a specialized program for children with special needs.
At MCNA and Dentaland, Ms. Feingold has fostered a corporate culture of community involvement for over thirty-five years through her dedicated service to a variety of Florida non profit organizations. She has raised millions of dollars annually for those in need, with an emphasis on children and seniors. Ms. Feingold is a past board member of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation where she was the recipient of numerous awards including the Stanley C. Myers Presidents Leadership Award. She is currently a board member of the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service and the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County where she also serves as Vice Chair of Women's Philanthropy.
Florida is home to many diverse populations, and Ms. Feingold strives to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to learn. She is committed to cultural competency and serves as a regional board member of the Anti Defamation League and was honored by the Simon Weisenthal Center.
Ms. Feingold received her B.S. with honors in Speech Pathology from Montclair State University. She worked in the Newark, New Jersey and Broward County, Florida school systems as a speech and language pathologist for elementary and middle school age children. She resides in Delray Beach with her husband, Dr. Jeffrey Feingold, and are the proud parents of three children, all graduates of Florida schools.