New member appointed to board overseeing oil spill disaster funds
Attorney General Pam Bondi has appointed Dr. Pamela J. Dana to the board of directors for Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc., which is now charged with creating and administering the recovery fund for disproportionately affected counties impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Disaster.
Eight counties that were most affected by the disaster are slated to receive the biggest amount from civil fines resulting from the oil spill, though 23 counties will receive a portion of the money.
Dana is senior strategic advisor for the Institute for Human & Machine Cognition, a Florida-based robotics research institute and she owns a charter sport fishing business in Destin. She served as the executive director of the Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development during Gov. Jeb Bush’s administration.
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Giuseppina Miranda, of Fort Lauderdale, to the Broward County Court.
Miranda, 51, has been a general magistrate with the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Court since 2007. Previously, she was a lawyer in private practice, and from 1999-2004, she served as an assistant state attorney in the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit.
She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and her law degree from Nova Law School. Miranda fills a vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Stacy Ross to the Circuit Court bench.
Hernando County Judge Donald E. Scaglione has been appointed to the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court.
Scaglione, 54 of Brooksville and a Hernando County Judge since 2005, previously served as assistant state attorney in the Fifth Judicial Circuit. From 1985 to 1990, he served as assistant state attorney and assistant public defender in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida and his law degree from the South Texas College of Law. He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Sandra Edwards-Stephens.
Tony Schwab, of Port St. Lucie, has appointed to the 19th Judicial Circuit Court.
Schwab, 45, is a sole practitioner and has served as a traffic court magistrate with the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit since 2003. From 1993-1997, he served as assistant state attorney in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit.
Schwab received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and his law degree from the University of Denver. Schwab fills a vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Mark W. Klingensmith to the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
Erika Quartermaine, of Sarasota, has been appointed to the Sarasota County Court.
Quartermaine, 35, has been an assistant state attorney in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit since 2009. From 2007-2009, she served as Court Counsel to the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court and from 2003-2006 she practiced law with a private firm.
Quartermaine received her bachelor’s degree from Stetson University and her law degree from the University of Miami. She fills a vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Kimberly Bonner to the Circuit Court.
On the board
Winter Garden resident Marva Johnson has been appointed to the Florida Virtual School Board of Trustees. Johnson, 43, is a corporate vice president for Bright House Networks LLC and succeeds Suzanne Martin.