Gov. Rick Scott announced eight appointments, and one reappointment, on Wednesday to a variety of regulatory boards statewide.
Florida Barbers’ Board
Monica Smith, 42, of Palmetto Bay, is a self-employed freelance writer, editor, and consultant. She fills a vacant seat for a term ending October 31, 2017.
Edwin Stewart Jr., 67, of Pensacola, is a barber at Nex Barber Shop. His reappointment ends October 31, 2017.
Board of County Commissioners of Glades County
Crystal Drake, 55, of Moore Haven, is a teacher with the Glades County School District. She will fill a vacancy created by the passing of Dennis Griffin for a term ending November 11.
Florida Commission on Community Service
Todd Demko, 42, of Clearwater, is senior vice president and wealth strategist for Flaharty Asset Management LLC. He succeeds Carol Graham for a term ending September 14, 2016.
Natalia Martinez, 27, of Pembroke Pines, is chief innovation technology officer for Roots of Hope Inc. She fills a vacant seat for a term ending September 14, 2015.
Both of these Rick Scott appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
Biomedical Research Advisory Council
Dr. David Decker, 65, of Winter Park, is executive director of the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. He succeeds Dr. Claes Wahlestedt for a term ending January 10, 2015.
Dr. Paul Jacobsen, 59, of Tampa, is associate center director of division of population science with the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Insitute. He succeeds Dr. Herbert Weissbach for a term ending January 10, 2015.
Children’s Services Council of Broward County
Elyse Claprood, 49, of North Lauderdale, is program coordinator of the regional perinatal intensive care center for Broward Health. She fills a vacant seat for a term ending January 31, 2015.
Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council
Pamela Tuscany, 59, of Cape Canaveral, is vice president of production for Universal Studios Florida Production Group. She fills a vacant seat for a term ending August 19, 2017.