Barbara Jenkins, Ed.D., Superintendent of Orange County Public Schools (OCPS); Rita Bornstein, Ph.D., former Rollins College President, and Christopher Jacobs, a UCF College of Medicine student, joined the Winter Park Health Foundation Board of Trustees as of January 1.
Dr. Jenkins, former deputy superintendent for OCPS, has longtime ties to Winter Park. Her family moved here when she was in the fifth grade. She attended Lakemont Elementary School and then Winter Park Junior High. She graduated from Winter Park High School in 1979.
She went on to become assistant principal at Lakemont and Killarney elementary schools and was principal of Brookshire Elementary School from 1989 to 1993.
Dr. Jenkins holds undergraduate and doctor of education degrees from the University of Central Florida and she is a fellow of the nationally recognized Broad Urban Superintendents Academy.
Dr. Bornstein served as the 13th– and first woman–president of Rollins College from 1990 to 2004.
She was named to the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of Distinguished Presidential Leadership in 2001 when Rollins received a$10-million gift for the first endowment of a college presidency in the nation. And, upon retirement, she was named president emerita and appointed to the George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Chair of Philanthropy and Leadership Development.
Dr. Bornstein has remained active in the Winter Park/ Orlando community, serving on the Boards of Directors of United Arts of Central Florida and the Dr. P. Phillips Orlando Performing Arts Center.
A native of New York City and a long-time Florida resident, Bornstein earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English literature from Florida Atlantic University, and was awarded a Ph.D. in educational leadership from the University of Miami.
Mr. Jacobs, graduated as valedictorian from Melbourne High School, earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science from the University of Florida, graduating summa cum laude and is a second-year medical student at the UCF College of Medicine. He is the third student trustee to sit on the WPHF Board of Trustees.