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James Benjamin Whitaker, American health care facility administrator.

Background

Whitaker, James Benjamin was born on September 2, 1944 in Lakeland, Florida, United States. Son of Richard Benjamin and Lillian (Ross) Whitaker.

Education

Student, Young Harris College, 1963. Bachelor, Florida Southern College, 1966. Master of Social Work, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1968.

Career

Clinical social worker Health and Rehabilitation Services State of Florida, Avon Park, 1968-1970. Assistant director alcohol services Brevard Mental Health Center, Rockledge, Florida, 1970-1973, director substance abuse service, 1973-1975, assistant center director, 1975-1976. Executive director Brevard Mental Health Center and Hospital, Melbourne, Florida, 1976-1986.

President Circles of Care, Inc., since 1986. Adjunct professor School Psychology, Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since 1985.

Membership

Member American College Hospital Executives, National Association Mental Health Administrators, Florida Council Community Mental Health (board directors since 1988, president 1979-1980), Psychiatric Hospital Committee Florida Hospital Association, Florida Association Volunteer Mental Health Hospitals (president since 1986), Local Health Council East Center Florida (chairman planning and development committee), Coast Club.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Coin collecting/numismatics, stamp collecting/philately, gardening, travel.

Connections

Married Dorothy DeHaven Bissett, August 19, 1966. Children: James II, Candace, Andrew.