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
ABB/CONCISE Optical Group LLC

Enrique Collazo
President
A & B Pipe and Supply, Inc.

Steve Davis
Partner
Ernst & Young

Salvador Ferradas
Senior Vice President
U.S. Trust

William Hansen
President
Bill Hansen Luxury Catering and Event Productions

Richard Jackson
Attorney-at-Law

Mike Jones
Vice President of Supply Chain Management
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Arden Karson
Senior Vice President
The Related Group

Stewart Merkin, Esq.
Attorney
Law Office of Stewart A. Merkin

Cori Rice
President
Hill + Knowlton SAMCOR CCL

Rocki Rockingham
Vice President, Community Relations
Jarden Consumer Solutions

Mercedes San Miguel
CPA
Mercedes San Miguel, CPA

David Savir
Vice President
JP Morgan Private Bank

Robert Stamen, Esq.
Attorney
Packman Neuwahl Rosenberg

Joanie Stringer
Senior Vice President of Wealth Advisory Services
Northern Trust

Jason Wiesenfeld
Vice President
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

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.

Kristine Dittmar, Senior Program Director

Chris Brignolle, Program Director

Stephanie Alvarado, Development Associate

Careline Romain, Program Manager

Tom Terribile, Program Coordinator