Panel: Leadership in Palm Beach County

On Friday July 13th at 9AM 850WFTL will host Leadership Palm Beach County in a special panel on Facebook Live and 850WFTL.  Last month, Breakthroughs: The Leadership Palm Beach County Summit brought together 300 leaders from private, public and nonprofit sectors to understand three important issues: jobs for ex-offenders, internships for students, and mental health in the workplace.  The minute the summit ended, the clock started ticking on a 100-day “rapid results” process to drive new and innovative solutions for these challenges.  Listen to four community leaders who participated in Breakthroughs and how they are collaborating with others to create change in Palm Beach County.

Panel Guests

Dr. Elaine R. Rotenberg

Dr. Elaine Rotenberg has been the Clinical Director of the Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service and the Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service for the past 25 years.  She is a licensed clinical psychologist and an active participant in the Action Alliance for Mental Health in Palm Beach County, the American Psychological Association, and the Florida Psychological Association.  Dr. Rotenberg received her BA degree in psychology and education from Brandeis University and then went on to receive both her Masters and Doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Denver.  Dr. Rotenberg completed her predoctoral fellowship in the psychiatry department of Yale University.


Dr. Rotenberg provides clinical oversight and establishes standards of best practice for the more than two dozen programs of AJFCS and LJRFS.  She has direct oversight of all of the behavioral health services of the organization, including counseling, psychiatry and residential services.  Dr. Rotenberg has spearheaded the creation of a coalition to introduce the international evidence-based Mental Health First Aid program throughout Palm Beach County.   Dr. Rotenberg coordinates the ongoing Performance Quality Improvement program of AJFCS, is responsible for training throughout the organization, and is a national peer reviewer for the Council on Accreditation.  Dr. Rotenberg is a much request speaker, having presented both locally and nationally on a variety of topics, and is regularly involved in outreach and interagency collaborative efforts into the community.

Anthony R.  Hoskins Anthony is a reentry Peer Mentor for The Lord’s Place in West Palm Beach where he leads five programs. In addition to that, he visits detention centers to mentor both juveniles and adults who are in custody.  He speaks to them from experience as an ex-offender himself who was first taken into custody at the age of 9. At age 15 he was taken in to custody again and finally got out at age 41, after serving three prison sentences for offenses such as trafficking in drugs and stealing cars.  Anthony was recently honored with a Volunteer Award for Excellence from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. 
 Rick Sartory

Rick is the president of Sartory Solutions, a representation firm, instrumental in bringing Breakthroughs to Palm Beach County. His firm specializes in public relations, governmental affairs and communications, political campaigns, message advocacy, and effective representation to the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Dr. Peter Licata 


Dr. Licata is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Choice
and Innovation for the School District of Palm Beach County. He has served as Director of Curriculum, Charter Schools, Alternative Education Accountability, Choice Programs, International Baccalaureate Programs and Career and Technical Education. Prior to those roles, he served as Principal of a High School and a Middle School in Palm Beach County, Florida (USA). He received his B.A. in Business Administration and Political Science at the University of Miami (Miami, FL), M.S. in Educational Leadership from Barry University (Miami, FL), and his PhD. in Global Leadership from Lynn University (Boca Raton, FL). He is also an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He and his wife are both native Floridians as are their 4 children and 1 Grandchild.




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