Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointments of Dr. Anay Abraham, Michael Bileca, Benjamin Leon III, Carlos Migoya and Marcell Felipe to the District Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College.

“I am pleased to appoint these five individuals to the Board of Trustees of Miami Dade College, an institution that continues to grow and promote innovation,” said Governor DeSantis. “Florida’s college system is important and Miami Dade College exemplifies leadership on many levels which will be guided by its trustees.”

“Miami Dade College is a vital institution at the heart of the South Florida community,” said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “I’m confident the appointment of these individuals will serve to strengthen the leadership of Miami Dade College and ensure the school remains on a continued path to success.”

Dr. Anay Abraham, of Miami, is the Managing Director of Developmental & External Relations at City Year Miami, a non-profit organization focused on keeping high-need middle and high school students on track for graduation. She received her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, her master’s degree in Education from Regent University and her Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Abraham is appointed to a four year term.

Michael Bileca, of Miami, is a founding partner of Towncare Dental Partnership, Inc. Bileca is a former State Legislator, most recently representing the 115th district in the Florida House of Representatives. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and his master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern. Bileca is appointed for the remaining two years of a term.

Benjamin Leon III, of Miami, is the President and COO of Leon Medical Centers, a managed healthcare system offering services to the residents of Miami-Dade County. He serves on the board of the Latin American Chamber of Commerce and received his bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership from St. Thomas University. Leon is appointed for the remaining three years of a term.

Carlos Migoya, of Miami, is the president and CEO of Jackson Health System. He sits on the board of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Charter School in Miami, and the Beacon Council. Migoya is an alumnus of Miami Dade College where he earned his associate’s degree before going on to earn his bachelor’s degree as well as his Master of Business Administration in Finance at Florida International University. Migoya is appointed for the remaining two years of a term.

Marcell Felipe, of Miami, is an international tax and corporate lawyer. He is the founder of Marcell Felipe Attorneys as well as the Inspire America Foundation, which promotes democracy in Cuba and the Americas. Felipe is a proud alumnus of Miami Dade College. He also earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University before going on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Felipe is appointed for the remaining three years of a term.

The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.



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