Barbara Feingold, a Delray Beach health care administrator, was named Monday to the state’s Board of Education by Gov. Rick Scott.
Feingold replaces former Gulf Power executive Susan Story for a two-and-a-half-year term, ending in December 2013.
Feingold is an administrator for Dentaland Dental Centers and a vice president of MCNA Health Care Holdings LLC, a Medicaid and commercial dental insurance company in Fort Lauderdale. She also serves on the Board of Directors of MCNA Dental Insurance Company.
Feingold is a former speech pathologist in Broward County who worked with school children. She also worked as a school speech pathologist in Newark, N.J., according to the governor’s office.
State campaign finance records show Feingold contributed $2,400 last year to the campaign of U.S. Rep. David Rivera, a Miami Republican.
Feingold joins the seven-member board, which guides education policy for Florida schools, just as one member is about to leave. Mark Kaplan announced last week he was leaving the board Wednesday for a new job with his company, Mosaic Co., in Minnesota.