Board of Directors

ReThink Energy Florida

Below is a list of our board members. 100 percent of the board contributes financially to the organization.


Kim Ross - Executive Director & Ex Officio  

  Ms. Ross serves as Executive Director and is Ex Officio on the board of Rethink Energy Florida. Additionally,
  she serves as Vice-President for ReThink Energy Action Fund, REF’s sister 501c4 organization (application
  pending). She serves on the Board of Spectrabusters, and is a member of Sustainable Tallahassee.

 

 

 

Eva Armstrong - President

  Ms. Armstrong serves as President of REF’s Board of
  Directors. She is also a member of the Leon County Water Resources Advisory Committee
  and the Tallahassee Board of Realtors. Ms. Armstrong has been on the board of ReThink Energy Florida since
  May of 2017, and has been President since January 2018.

 

 

 

Ronald J. Ebben 

  Mr. Ebben had a 61-year career in broadcast journalism before his retirement in 2018.  In 2017, he received
  the 
Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his “commitment to excellence, character, and
  leadership in broadcast journalism.”
  Mr. Ebben joined the board of ReThink Energy Florida in January 2019.

 

 

 

 

Cynthia EbbenSecretary 

  Mrs. Ebben serves as Secretary on REF’s Board of Directors. Before her retirement in 2015, she served with
  the Florida Department of Health for 22 years. Mrs. Ebben has been on the board of ReThink Energy Florida
  since May of 2017.

 

 

 

 

Bruce Strouble -

  Dr. Bruce W. Strouble, father of 4, and a self-described “environmental justice activist” is committed to
  ensuring that all communities are united and prepared to adapt and respond to the challenge of addressing
  global climate change. Throughout his professional life, Dr. Strouble has focused on advocacy and education
  on behalf of African-American communities, with the goal of improving their capacity to become more
  sustainable and resilient.  Dr. Strouble has served as a founding member of Citizens for a Sustainable Future
  Inc. as well as the National Youth Advisor for the Moving Forward Network and also as the Program
  Coordinator for FAMU’s Sustainability Institute.  Strouble, a 2018 ReThink Energy Florida “Energy Innovator”
  awardee looks forward to pursuing innovative solutions that allow Florida to transition to energy
  independence.


Board Member at Large
 - Janice Steibly

  Janice Browning Steibly has served as Chief Executive Officer of EarthSTEPS LLC since October 2017, prior to this position
  she served as Director of Operations from 2015-2017. 
In addition to this, she also served Project Manager for the
  Neighborhood REACH Field Services program from 2010-2015. In this capacity, she worked with the City program manager,
  the City Auditors, Community Coordinator, the Honeywell REACH team, and the EarthSTEPS field team on a daily basis
Prior to joining the REACH program, she worked on several grant-consulting projects for Metric Engineering,
  Molinari Technical Solutions (MTS), Business Continuity Professionals (BCMP), and EarthSTEPS. While Janice
  has primarily been serving in a consulting and project management capacity since 2010, she also has 20 years of state
  government experience, with an extensive background administering state and federal grant programs and governmental
  affairs. 
Janice served as Assistant Secretary and Chief of Staff for the Florida Department of Community Affairs and was responsible for the Divisions of Housing and Community Development, Community Planning, and Emergency Management. She also served as the Director of the Division of Housing and Community Development for many years and managed over $350 million through five separate federal disaster grant programs appropriated by Congress following storms between 2004-2009, administered up to $200 million in community grants each year, worked closely with federal agencies such as HUD, HHS, DOE as well as the Florida Washington Office.


ReThink Energy Action Fund 

Leighanne Boone - President

Leighanne is a sustainability attorney who has made it her life's goal to make the world a better place. Originally from Orlando, she went to school in Washington DC, Vermont and North Carolina. She brings with her a tenacity to overcome obstacles to accomplish the goal of 100% renewable energy in order to ensure justice and a livable future for us all. She has also served on the board of Sustainable Tallahassee for three years and prides herself on being a downtown resident who only drives once a week.