Title: Chair of the Board
Company: Republic Services
Kristen Stone is a Senior Talent Acquisition Partner for Republic Services. In her current role, Kristen supports the company-wide leadership team in shaping organizational development and hiring top talent across the country. She is also a long-standing member of the Orlando Chapter Advisory Board for the Florida Diversity Council.
Kristen was born and raised in Central Florida. She began her career in Human Resources, with a focus on Talent Management and Organizational Development, while working in the field of Education. Kristen managed a local branch of a tutoring company for many years before she accepted a role in Human Resources leadership with Florida Virtual School. From there, she transitioned to working in the waste and recycling industry in 2015 with Republic Services, a Fortune 500 company that is known as one of Forbes Most Innovative Companies and Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies.
Kristen has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, as well as a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida. She also holds certification as a Black Belt in Recruitment and a Black Belt in Diversity & Inclusion through the Social Talent Network.
Kristen is an amateur artist, a foodie, and an avid at-home chef who loves to entertain family and friends. She lives in Winter Park with her husband, Justin, who is a Humanities and Philosophy Professor at Valencia College, their precocious daughter Reagan, and their rambunctious pets Steve and Finnley.
Title: Vice Chair
Company: Larson Design Group
Company: KSR, CPA
Kenneth began his career working as an accountant in the time-share industry and transitioned into public accounting, with a concentration in charter schools and not-for-profits. Kenneth has approximately 20 years of experience performing governmental audits. Kenneth has spent many years auditing not-for-profits and governmental entities and has provided hundreds of hours as an independent contractor and consultant.
Company: Tepa Engineering Services, LLC
Jason Alphonso is a professional mechanical engineer (PE), a certified mechanical contractor (CMC), and a certified energy manager (CEM) with over 17 years of experience in the following areas: Facilities/HVAC&R/Energy industry in energy consulting, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design, contracting, operations & maintenance (O&M), energy conservation, sustainability, engineering research, and engineering education. Currently, Jason serves as a Program Manager for Tepa Engineering Services growing Tepa by starting the company’s first office in Florida.
Jason has been actively involved as a member and leader since graduate school with a global professional engineering society, AHSRAE. He has devoted much of his spare time to ASHRAE, including serving in multiple leadership roles in the local chapter and the global society. In addition to ASHRAE, he also serves on the mechanical subcommittee of the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES), which is the committee responsible for the PE licensure examination.
Jason’s past appointments also include the Industry Advisory Council for the Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) department at the University of Central Florida. In a 2011 Central Florida region-wide competition involving multiple engineering disciplines (electrical, civil, structural, aerospace, environmental, etc.) Jason was voted Central Florida’s “Young Engineer of the Year- 2011”. He was also featured in 2006 to be ASHRAE’s “Top 5 nominees for New Faces in Engineering”. His volunteerism and leadership experience dates to his undergraduate university and faith-based community. He earned a Masters in Science (M.S) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, with graduate work in the field of HVAC&R.
Most recently, Jason joined the Rotary Club of Altamonte Springs to serve the Central Florida area. He and his wife, Laura, live in Winter Park and are members of First United Methodist Church of Winter Park, where they frequently volunteered prior to the COVID-19 pandemic
Company: Law Office of Scott M. Goldberg, PLLC
Company: Borealis Investment Group, LLC, retired
Andrea was born and raised in Orlando and has deep roots in the community. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Masters in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. After a successful 24-year career in Silicon Valley with leadership positions in architecture, real estate, and as co-owner of a residential design-build construction company, she relocated with her family back to Florida in 2016.
Ramces Rouzard Jr.
Ramces Rouzard Jr.
Ramces Rouzard Jr. was born in Naples, Florida at North Collier Hospital. His mother, Viergelie Rouzard, and father, Ramces Rouzard Sr., were both born in Haiti and came to the United States as migrant workers in Immokalee, Florida where they raised Ramces.
Ramces is a singer, songwriter, television host, entrepreneur, business owner and motivational speaker. His unique company, In/The/Mirror, aims to impact, influence and inspire others using the business’s media platforms. Ramces created a one-on-one interview segment called, “The Reflection Show on In/The/Mirror,” in which interviewees share their unscripted stories. Ramces has interviewed successful individuals and asked them questions that spark self reflection.
Ramces has been blessed to interview former NBA player Adonal Foyle, actor Kevin Sorbo, actor T.C. Stallings, director, producer and screen writer David A.R. White and California-based KBLX-FM radio personality Armand Carr, as well as many more. In/The/Mirror creates an experience that can truly affect a person’s life in a positive way.
Ramces is a man of faith and is married to his beloved wife, Jennifer. They reside in Orlando.
Title: Board Member
Company: Clear Flow Environmental
Tricia Breedlove is the co-owner and CEO of Clear Flow Environmental, Clear Flow Transportation, A Dumpster Rental LLC, and a private event bartending service, Bartenders+. She is originally from Key West, and currently resides in the Orlando area with her husband and three children. She holds an Associate of Science in Computer Repair and Technology from Valencia College, an A+ certification in website design, internet marketing, business development, and is a licensed cosmetologist. She is currently a board member for The Mustard Seed of Central Florida and serves on the advisory board of Health Connect Tech. When she isn’t working, she enjoys time with family, traveling, and volunteering her time and funds to local charities and shelters.