ReThink Energy Florida
Kim Ross - Executive Director
Kim Ross is the president and founder of ReThink Energy Florida, a non-profit dedicated to engaging, educating, and empowering citizens to take action and achieve energy independence in a healthier, more sustainable environment. As an owner/member of EarthSTEPS, an environmental consulting firm, she also works the Operations Consultant and Project Manager on energy efficiency and Demand-Side Management projects. Kim is a steering committee member of Floridians Against Fracking, one of the leaders in the recent success derailing Big Oil's move to bring fracking to Florida.
Cynthia Ebben - Board Member at Large
Cynthia Ebben holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in counselor education from Long Island University in New York. She has served in the health care field for over 33 years in service delivery systems and physician-provider relations in New York and Florida. Her primary concerns include the environment, children and veterans’ issues.
Her interest in protecting and preserving the environment stems from an understanding of the fundamental relationship that exists between the environment and health, and the sheer joy and delight seen in her own daughter from out-of-door ventures as a child. As an insightful young woman, her daughter later brought the book “Last Child in the Woods” to her mother’s attention. The book by Richard Louv, recipient of the Audubon Medal, reviews research that highlights the relationship between nature and healthy childhood development.
Cynthia Ebben believes that we all have a responsibility to protect and preserve the environment as a basic bequeath to future generations.
Melissa Forehand - Board Member at Large
A native of Tallahassee and 3rd generation Floridian, Melissa graduated from TCC and FSU. Currently she is self-employed as a massage therapist. In addition, she is an avid bird watcher and nature lover.
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.