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Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Welcomes New Governing Board Members

Mar 2, 2018

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (March 2, 2016) — Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center appoints Don Kiselewski, Senior Director of External Affairs for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), and Dr. Eliah Watlington, Associate Provost of the Northern Campuses of Florida Atlantic University, as new governing board members. The board is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and continually improving the hospital’s quality and safety of care.

Prior to joining FPL in May 2005, Kiselewski served as a Congressional Chief of Staff and was a 14-year employee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Watlington has held academic leadership positions at FAU since 1994. She provides leadership for campus based administrative operations, program growth, and serves as a liaison to FAU’s northern service area communities.

“We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to engage new leaders in our community to support and guide the future of Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center,” said CEO Jeffrey M. Welch. “We welcome their diverse perspectives and valuable insights to help continue advancing our mission to strengthen the health of the Palm Beach community.”

Both Kiselewski and Dr. Watlington are invested members in the community. Kiselewski serves as chair of the United Way of Palm Beach County and chair of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. He is also on the Board of Advisors for FAU’s Tech Runway and is a member of Leadership Florida Class XXXIV. Previously, Kiselewski served as president of the Forum Club, chair of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County and chair of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce.

Likewise, as part of her service to the university’s local community, Dr. Watlington sits on the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Executive Committee. She has been actively involved with national accreditation efforts at both the college and university levels. She co-chaired the College of Education’s 2007 and 2014 successful national accreditation renewal process. Currently, she serves on the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges Leadership Team and the Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Leadership Team.

Kiselewski holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Emory University and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Watlington holds both a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

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