BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KENNETH COLEN, TRUSTEE
Kay Fleischaker’s passion for teaching and education started in her adolescent years and continued to grow as she attended George Peabody College for Teachers to earn her bachelor’s and master’s degree. She has served over 30 years as an elementary counselor for three diverse Marion County Public Schools. In the community, Kay has taught Sunday school and served on the Board of Directors for Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala, FL.
Robert Colen is an experienced leader and professional with more than 16 years of expertise in construction services, property management, government relations, and community outreach. After attending The American University, serving as a Legislative Assistant, and receiving his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Florida, Robert moved to Ocala to work at On Top of the World in construction services. Currently, Robert serves as Commissioner on the Planning and Zoning Commission for Marion County, and is a member of the Independent Citizens Referendum Oversight Committee for the Marion County School Board. In 2015, Robert was appointed Chairman of the Early Learning Coalition of Marion County and continues to serve in that capacity.
MERY J. LOSSADA, M.D.
Dr. Lossada earned her Combined Neurology and Psychiatry Medical Doctor degree from University of Miami and Medical Surgeon degree from Universidad del Zulia in Venezuela. She currently serves as Chief Medical Officer at Hospice of Marion County. Dr. Lossada is an active Consultant Neurologist and Psychiatrist serving on the Bioethics Committee for 3 local Ocala hospitals. She is also a board member of the Advarra Independent Review board and belongs to the Board of American Medical Specialties
JANET W. BEHNKE
Janet W. Behnke received her BSJM and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida and currently practices private law in Ocala. She has served as a county court judge for Marion County, past president of the Marion County Bar Association and of the Florida School Board Attorney’s Association. Janet was the first woman to practice law in the Fifth Judicial Circuit of Florida and completed a 5-year term on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners where she currently serves as an Emeritus member.
HARVEY C. TAUB, M.D.
Dr. Taub graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis with a degree in Chemical Engineering and received his Medical Doctor degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He serves as a urology specialist and has been instrumental in the formation of the Central Florida Urology Specialists and the Advanced Urology Institute where he currently serves as Vice President. Within the community, Dr. Taub has served on the Board of Temple Beth Shalom of Ocala, Florida, the Medical Executive Board of Munroe Regional Medical Center (now Advent Health, Ocala) and as the Medical Staff President.
Pursuant to 1002.33(7)(d)1., Florida Statutes, the Board will appoint a representative to facilitate parental involvement, provide access to information, assist with questions and concerns, and resolve disputes. The representative from Ina A. Colen Academy is Kay Fleischaker and they can be reached at email@example.com
GOVERNING BOARD MEETINGS
The Governing Board for Ina A. Colen Academy meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00PM. In light of Executive Order 20-69 (Emergency Management- COVID-19-Local Government Public Meetings), dated March 20, 2020, which allows the Governing Board to “utilize communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing” as provided in Florida Statute 120.54(5)(b)2, the meetings of the Governing Board will be conducted via electronic communication and will be live-streamed on Zoom. All interested members of the public are invited to attend using the following instructions:
- If you have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, please join by double clicking the following link (or by copying and pasting the following link into your web browser)
Phone Number: 929-436-2866
Public comments will be accepted on all agenda items. Any person may submit written comments regarding general items and for public speakers to: Dr. Christy Noe by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than the Monday before the meeting at 2:00PM. Note: Anonymous comments will not be accepted; therefore, each written comment must include the person’s name, email address, and physical address or telephone number.
NOTICE: PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES REQUIRING ACCOMMODATIONS IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE SHOULD CONTACT DR. CHRISTY NOE IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING TO REQUEST SUCH ACCOMMODATIONS.
ABOUT THE BOARD
The board of directors is composed of a diverse group of Marion county residents who are committed to providing a high-quality choice option to the students of Marion county.