Meet the advisory board and staff that are inspiring South Florida's young people to find their paths to success!


NFTE South Florida Advisory Board

Angel Alvarez
Founder & CEO

Stephanie Aoun
Vice Presdient, Investment Management
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Leonel Azuela

Steve Davis
Ernst & Young

Richard Jackson

Eileen Higgins
Inside the Glass, Inc.

Arden Karson
Senior Vice President
The Related Group

Stewart Merkin, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Law Offices of Stewart Merkin

Elizabeth Oates
Director, Corporate Strategy

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Carolina Rendeiro
VP of International Development
eMerge Americas

Rocki Rockingham (CHAIR)
Vice President, Community Relations
Jarden Consumer Solutions

Rafael Saldaña
Dean of Business School
Miami-Dade College

Robert Stamen, Esq.
Packman Neuwahl Rosenberg

Joanie Stringer
Senior Vice President of Wealth Advisory Services
Northern Trust

Seth Werner

Chairman / CEO
Entrepreneur Radio / Harbour Real Estate Corporation

Andrew Wilson
Director & Regional Sales Manager
Preferred Banking & Merrill Edge

Jeff Wilson
President Geo Central Division

NFTE South Florida Staff

Alice Horn, Executive Director
Alice Horn was appointed to serve as the Executive Director of NFTE South Florida in January of 2006.  Prior to that, she founded and directed KidVentures, Inc., bringing hands-on entrepreneurship education to economically isolated youth in grades 5-8.  The project allows children to develop and run their own classroom business, marketing artistic products they create.  Launched in 1999 as a pilot project in one school, the nonprofit grew to serve students throughout Miami-Dade County, including some of its poorest communities.  While at KidVentures, she authored its 15-lesson curriculum, The Art of Business for Kids.

For the first 17 years of her career, Alice accumulated entrepreneurial experience through a variety of for-profit business ventures.  She serves on the Advisory Board for the Miami Dade College of Business, the Business and Education Committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and belongs to The Commonwealth Institute.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Temple University and also attended the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich, Switzerland.


Jeannine Schloss, Manager, Programs South Florida

Chris Brignolle, Program Manager

Stephanie Alvarado, Lead Development Associate

Careline Romain, Lead Program Associate

Jacqueline Nguyen, Lead Program Associate