- Wendi Ladika Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Jeremy Hubsch joined Cotleur and Hearing in May as a senior land use planner. Prior to joining the firm, he spent eight years in the Jacksonville area in public and private sector planning roles. Hubsch has a Master’s degree in urban and regional planning from Florida State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
Philip H. Ward, III has been re-elected chair of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. Ward is president and managing partner of Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm which he co-founded in 1987. He is chair of the county’s infrastructure surtax independent citizen oversight committee, the vice chair and member of the board of trustees of BIZPAC, former chair of the Palm Beach Business Development Board, as well as a member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. Ward also serves on the district’s quality patient safety and compliance commitee.
Randy Soto has been named the Wellington Chamber of Commerce’s sales and special events specialist. Professionally Randy has a background in sales and account management. He was successful in growing his business and managing key accounts across Palm Beach and Martin County. Soto is also a certified EMT for the state of Florida and currently attending Coral Springs Fire Academy. He and his family have been residents of Wellington since 2013.
Barbara LeBrun has been elected to Leadership Palm Beach County’s board of governors. LeBrun is the managing director of NAI/Merin Hunter Codman.
Jill Brown has joined the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency as the arts warehouse manager. Prior to her time in Florida, Brown was a professor of arts education at Bowling Green State University where she trained arts educators and developed her interest in community art education. She has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in art history from Ohio University, a K-12 visual arts teaching certificate from Bowling Green State University, a Master’s of Education in arts education from the University of Toledo and Postgraduate Continuing Education from The Ohio State University.
Robin Galanti has joined Moss Construction as director of business development. In her new capacity, Galanti will look to secure future business opportunities for the company in the multifamily, hospitality and education markets. Galanti is a trustee member of the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Executive Trustee Leadership Council, is a graduate of the Leadership West Palm Beach program and leads the Chamber of the Palm Beaches Leadership alumni group. She was presented the MVP Award for Excellence by Mayor Jeri Muoio and shows her commitment to the community through her involvement with Habitat for Humanity, Quantum House, the American Heart Association and Fort Pierce’s Save the Chimps. Previously, the business development manager at The Morganti Group, Inc. she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Baptist Health South Florida has hired Todd Lengnick as director of the facility’s Care & Counseling program. Lengnick is a licensed clinical psychologist. Prior to Baptist Health, he was clinical director of the STAR Program at Citrus Health Network-Community Mental Health Center in Hialeah. While there he led a treatment team of psychiatrists, psychologists, case managers, nurses, and more than 30 mental health technicians in a short-term residential unit for individuals suffering from substance use and other psychological disorders. His work experience includes conducting psychological evaluations in crisis units and detention centers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to determine placement needs and develop recommendations. Lengnick is an adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University and Barry University. He is fluent in English and Spanish, and competent in American Sign Language.
Comvest Partners has hired Ashley Ciaburri Rainwater as director of investor relations. She will be responsible for marketing and capital raising campaigns, as well as investor relations activities. Prior to joining Comvest, Rainwater was director of marketing and investor relations at Kohlberg & Company in New York, where she was responsible for sourcing limited partner relationships and fundraising for the firm. She started her career in investment banking at Citigroup in New York. Rainwater holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Russo Law Firm has hired Dilynn Witkowski. Dilynn received her undergraduate degree with honors from the University of Florida and graduated from Liberty University Christian School of Law third in her class with a concentration in family and juvenile law. Along with continuing firm’s personal injury practice, Witkowski specializes in legal guardianships, adoptions and prosecuting civil child abuse cases.
Green Integrated Marketing Services has promoted George N. Aslanian to SEO and content marketing manager. In this role he will help the agency’s clients utilize relevant content to engage their audience, drive sales and improve search engine rankings. Aslanian is a Google Certified marketer and an award-winning digital copywriter, with vast experience in web development, on-page optimization and user experience design.
The C.L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics have earned a “perfect” score from the Health Resources and Services Administration. The clinics provide residents of Palm Beach County with primary medical and dental care.
The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches announced its 2017-2018 boards. The organization’s executive board includes Tony Pirozzi, Barbara Suflas Noble, Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson and Harvey E. Oyer, III. The board includes Alex Bigelow, John Bowers, David Buchalter, Pam Cahoon, Ed Chase, Joseph P. Chase, Kalinthia Dillard, Samantha Feuer, Mathew Forrest, Mariano Garcia, Rick Gonzalez, Brad Hurlburt, Michelle McGovern, Jeri Muoio, Patrick Rooney, Jr. and Neil Schiller.
The Palm Beach County Estate Planning Council has announced its officers for the 2017-2018 council year. Officers include president Andrew R. Comiter, president-elect David E. Holland, vice president of programming Stephanie Murray, vice president of membership Andrew Shamp, treasurer Connie A. Eckerle and secretary Matthew Thibaut.
The Unicorn Children’s Foundation in Boca Raton has announced a new board of directors. The board includes Gregory Fried, Melissa Burkhardt, Rafael Cabrera, Tabitha LeTourneau Meyerer, Alisa Bachana Jaffe, Marilyn Blanco-Corey, Lori Cabrera, Michael Church, Claude DuBois, Joseph Eppy, Angela Fisher, Barry Halperin, Madeline Hillsberg, William Kruegel, Jeannette Stark, Gwendoline Taylor, Gail Wasserman, Gale Wechsler, Michelle Yellin and Adam Ziffer.
Dominic Delgado has been named senior director at Cushman & Wakefield. He will be responsible for expanding the firm’s retail presence in Palm Beach and Broward counties. Prior to joining Cushman and Wakefield, Delgado was executive vice president at LDR partners. Before joining LDR Partners, Delgado directed new business development and ran regional disposition programs for several national companies’ excess space and assets at SRS Real Estate Partners. Additionally, he worked at KW Property Management as a Community Association Management Coordinator and JCD Investments as the Director of Acquisitions. Delgado also founded, managed and invested in numerous successful start-up companies, including Shady Island Sunglasses and Isola Skincare. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Miami.
Eddie E. Stephens, III has been awarded the Alberto Romero Jr. Making a Difference Award by The Florida Bar. Stephens was recognized for his dedication to the state’s children and families. He was also given the Family Law Section Unsung Hero Award, in addition to the Family Law Section Above and Beyond Award. Stephens is board certified in family and marital law and focuses on highly disputed divorce cases. He has been a leader in the Boy Scouts of America for over 10 years and is also involved with Big Dog Ranch Rescue. He graduated from the Leadership Palm Beach County Class of 2015 and served on its board of governors. Most recently, Stephens was appointed as co-chair for the Florida Bar family law section’s technology committee, and was elected as a member of the board of directors for the Center for Child Counseling in Palm Beach County. Stephens earned his J.D. at Stetson University College of Law.
Sophia Eccleston has received the 2017 Hometown Hero Award. She is an external affairs manager for Florida Power & Light Company, where she is responsible for building and managing relationships with local elected officials and key community stakeholders on behalf of FPL. Prior to joining the external affairs department, she worked as a solar developer and advanced three large-scale solar projects located in Desoto, Manatee and Charlotte Counties. Eccleston is U.S. Army veteran. In addition to her military service, Eccleston currently serves as a board member for Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County, Executive Women of The Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County Homeless Advisory Board, Florida Women’s Business Center, Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. She is also a trustee member with the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and a member of Impact 100 of Palm Beach County. She is also a former board member for The National Society of Arts and Letters, Florida East Coast Chapter and the Wounded Veteran Relief Fund.
Melissa McKinlay has received the Marlene Young Presidential Advocacy Award from the Florida Association of Counties. McKinlay was recognized for her commitment to protect home rule authority and her service as a Palm Beach County commissioner.
Scott G. Hawkins has received the 2017 Significant Sig of the Year Award from the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He was recognized for his high level of professional success. Hawkins is a board member of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs. He is past president of The Florida Bar, is board certified in business litigation, and practices commerical and corporate litigation. He earned his M.B.A. at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1985, his law degree from the University of Florida in 1983, and his B.S.B.A. from the University of Florida in 1980.
Mind and Mobility has expanded into West Palm Beach. The business is a cognitive and rehabilitation therapy-based home health agency, that offers private duty nursing assistance for in-home care needs. Mind and Mobility is located at 5912 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach.