Dr.Steven Specter, Ph.D.

Steven Specter chairs the Southeast Seaboard district.

Steven has been a professor of medical microbiology and immunology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine since 1991, and has served as the dean of student affairs since 2001. He also chairs the Committee for Sustainable Development for the American Society for Microbiology (2005-Present) and the Annual Clinical Virology Symposium (1985-Present).

Steven has served the Jewish community of Tampa in many roles over the past 25 years, including as president of Congregation Kol Ami, president of Tampa Jewish Family Services, treasurer of Chesed Shel Emes and board member of the Tampa Jewish Federation since 1998. He was Federation president from 2002-04 and co-chaired the JCC Management Council from 2007-16. His community leadership was recognized with the Tikun Olam Award from the Federation in 2011.

Steven and his wife, Randie, have two children, Ross and Rachel.

Steven’s term concludes in 2018.


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