One Orlando Alliance Board of Directors
Alex Corzo is partner and co-founder of Smart Panda Labs, an Orlando-based digital marketing consulting firm, which partners with medium to large size organizations with a high consideration sales cycle on customer journey strategies and experiences. The firm was started by a group of highly-diverse team, which won Orlando Business Journals first-ever Diversity in Business Award for Outstanding Diverse Organization.
Alex heads up the firm’s CRM + database marketing division and is responsible for business development. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he has worked across numerous industries, including the federal government, luxury/hospitality and healthcare, working with organizations like Richemont Cartier, the Walt Disney Company, the Central Intelligence Agency and Orlando Health.
Across his various roles, his passion for testing and optimization has allowed him to spearhead several successful initiatives, some of which have been featured in MarketingSherpa’s case studies and presented at MecLab’s Digital Marketing Summit. Alex has proficient expertise in numerous CRM and email deliverability and service providers including, but not limited to Salesforce CRM and Marketing Cloud, Marketo, ReturnPath and Microsoft Dynamics. He is a Certified Email Specialist in Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
Alex holds a Business Administration and Marketing degree from Florida International University and is currently attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working on obtaining a certificate in Strategy and Innovation.
Alex uses his corporate, business and educational experiences to continue fueling his passion for diversity through his contributions and volunteers with various organization, including serving on the Public Art Board for City of Orlando and the Development Board for 90.7 WMFE. He previously sat on the Founding Board for Impulse Orlando and is currently working as a volunteer with Seniors First. As a passionate resident of Orlando, a small business owner and a member of the LGBTQ+ and Hispanic communities, Alex continuously seeks out opportunities to give of his time and talent for the betterment of the community.
Rick Claggett (Member Representative & Secretary)
Rick Claggett is the Owner, Publisher and Editor of Watermark, Central Florida and Tampa Bay’s LGBTQ news source. Rick began his career with Watermark in 2002 as the administrative assistant, working his way up the ranks to eventually purchase the newspaper business in 2016.
Rick has been greatly involved in the Central Florida community throughout his time at Watermark. He is a previous board member of the Metropolitan Business Association, an inaugural board member to Come Out With Pride, current board member of the Orlando Youth Alliance and part of the formation committee for the One Orlando Alliance. Rick was recently elected to his second term to represent the coalition members on the board of the One Orlando Alliance.
In addition, Rick has formed Watermark Film Company which aims to record the rich history of Central Florida’s LGBTQ community in a feature length documentary.
Rick’s passion for the Central Florida LGBTQ community runs deep, and when not working you can find him enjoying the local theater scene, relaxing with his dogs or playing softball.
Yasmin Flasterstein (Member Representative)
Yasmin Flasterstein is a young leader in the mental health and LGBTQ+ community. In college, she brought membership of a mental health advocacy group from 20 to over 200 members. Since then, Yasmin has worked as a supervisor at a Residential Treatment Center and as the Program Director for the Mental Health Association of Central Florida’s Orlando United Counseling Program where she was responsible for supporting the Pulse-affected community through the organization of long-term counseling, community workshops and through advocating for the rights of affected communities.
Yasmin is now the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Peer Support Space, Inc. which works to build, and be a center hub for, diverse peer communities in Central Florida. She also works as a WRAP Facilitator, is the Community Engagement Committee Chair for the One Orlando Alliance, facilitator of Butterfly Talks, is a founding leader of Orlando Trans Collective, and sits on the Board of Directors for Youth MOVE National, Central Florida Cares and Peer Support Coalition of Florida.
Yasmin is openly bisexual and is passionate about advocating against bi-erasure within the LGBTQ+ community. Additionally, she is passionate about breaking the mental health stigma that leaves people suffering alone and not seeking out help. Yasmin has PTSD, Dissociative Disorder and is a suicide survivor and uses this experience professionally to help others. In her spare time, Yasmin enjoys dancing, making collages, and playing with her dog DeeDee.
Leah G James, CPA, MSTax (Treasurer)
Leah G James, CPA, MSTax is the president of gecko CPA Firm in Winter Park, Florida where she works closely with LGBTQ+ individuals, businesses, changemakers, and not?for?profit organizations. She has been in the field of public accounting for almost 30 years, providing tax, accounting, consulting, and management advisory services.
Leah has been a resident of the Orlando area for 24 years and began her local community work by serving 4 years as Treasurer and Membership Director on the board of the Metropolitan Business Association of Orlando, Central Florida’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce. During that time, she also served for 2 years, including on the founding committee for Come Out with Pride. On the City of Orlando Audit Board, she served 6 years in various roles including Chair and Vice Chair.
Leah is a graduate of Flagler College with an undergraduate degree (BA, Cum Laude? Accounting, Business & Psychology), and Master of Science in Taxation from University of Central Florida.
Leah is also an avid photographer and Certified Yoga Teacher.
Adrian Kierulf, a transplant to Orlando, spent the majority of his childhood moving across the United States and developed a deep love for travel and adventure. His journeys took him to California, Nevada, Utah, Washington, and Indiana, where he graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. Upon graduation, he relocated to Chicago, IL, where he served with City Year, a national education non-profit and AmeriCorps program focused on keeping underserved youth in school and on track to high school graduation.
He also served with City Year’s Civic Engagement department, where he engaged corporate donors and organized large-scale beautification projects across the City of Chicago. In 2012, Adrian had the opportunity to expand City Year’s national footprint in Florida, helping to found the program in Orange County Public Schools.
His ardent passion for public service, citizen engagement and social responsibility led him to join Orange County Government in 2015, where he served as an aide to Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. In that role, Adrian coordinated ongoing special projects on behalf of the mayor, served as the mayor’s liaison at community events, and facilitated community outreach efforts with particular emphasis on the LGBTQ, Asian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic communities.
Following Mayor Jacobs’ two terms in office, Adrian transitioned to JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he currently works in Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs, helping to drive strategic communications, community and government relations, civic engagement and the firm’s philanthropic efforts across the states of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.
Andrea Massey-Farrell (Vice Chair)
Andrea began a new chapter of her career when she was appointed President/CEO of the Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation. She also took on the role of Sr. Vice President for Community Relations for Massey Services, Inc, the nation’s fifth largest pest prevention company. In her work with the Foundation, Andrea oversees its daily operations to ensure that its mission and goals are in alignment with the Board’s plans and vision for charitable giving and outreach. Andrea also manages the strategic community relations efforts of Massey Services and its team members.
Prior to managing the Harvey and Carol Massey Foundation, Andrea was President/CEO of Massey Communications, driving all facets of the full-service advertising, graphic design, public relations and marketing agency. She has over 20 years of marketing, advertising and public relations experience with clients from varying industries.
Andrea is a fervent advocate for educational advancement and the arts. She serves on several boards including Orange County CRC Governing Board, Nemours Florida Board of Managers, the Rollins College Hamilton Holt School Advisory Board, the Orlando Shakes Board of Trustees, the Mead Botanical Garden Board of Trustees, the YMCA of Central Florida and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce Board. She is a 2011 winner of the Woman of Distinction award presented by Girl Scouts of Citrus Council, and was also a 2012 nominee for the Orlando Business Journal’s Women to Watch award.
As a deeply-rooted Floridian (her family has lived and worked here for over 30 years), Andrea has been the driving force behind many successful volunteer initiatives, including the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. She graduated from Rollins College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communications. Andrea lives in Winter Park, Florida with her husband James and her twin sons, Ethan and Tedy.
Felipe Matos Rodriguez
Felipe Matos Rodriguez is the Inclusion, Diversity & Equity Sr Specialist for the Office of Multicultural Affairs at the City of Orlando. In this capacity, he proposes policy recommendations, programs, advocates for best practices on LGBTQ issues, immigrant and refugee affairs; as well as, outreach in the Muslim, Brazilian, Arab American, and Haitian communities to encourage greater participation in city services.
Previously, he was the Manager of Collaborative Partnerships at the City of Orlando. In this role, he served as the point of contact on behalf of the City on all issues focused on the long-term recovery from the Pulse tragedy.
Felipe managed deliverable, removed barriers, and created qualifiers and quality standards for those served at the Orlando United Assistance Center (OUAC), a program created to serve those directly impacted by the Pulse tragedy. The OUAC was made possible by a collaboration between the City of Orlando, Orange County, and Heart of Florida United Way. He advocated and supported the various stakeholders of the mental health and social service systems, the LGBTQ community and communities of color, all whom are integral in the creation of a successful support system.
Felipe is an immigrant from Brazil and he came to Miami when he was 14 years old. In 2010, he walked on the Trail of Dreams, a 1,500 mile walk from Miami to Washington, DC, to share the stories of immigrant youth. He also worked with Presente.org, an organization seeking to solve some of the most pressing issues impacting the Latino community through communication strategies.
He co-directed GetEQUAL, a national social justice LGBTQ organization, and he served as the Deputy Managing Director at United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth network in the country. He worked at ThoughtWorks, a multinational software company, working at the Office of Social Change Initiatives as the Director of Strategic Partnerships. He graduated from Miami-Dade College with an Associates in Arts in International Relations and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies and a Minor in Economics from St. Thomas University.
Robin Maynard-Harris (Board Chairperson)
Robin Maynard-Harris has served the citizens of Orange County as a Paramedic and Crime Scene Investigator since 1995. After the loss of her Mom Libby to breast cancer in 2006, Robin knew saving lives would take on a whole new path and with that, Libby’s Legacy was formed in 2007. Robin worked full time as a CSI while running the foundation until 2009 when she cashed in her 401K and left her career to dedicate herself to this foundation in her Mother’s honor and memory.
Robin has gone on to receive certification in Patient Navigation from the George Washington University and has received numerous awards including Hometown Hero, Non-Profit Leadership award from the Women’s Executive Council, Congressional recognition during women’s history month, Public Citizen of the Year from National Association of Social Workers and Watermark’s Most Remarkable People of 2016.
Robin is a passionate advocate who served as Vice-Chair for Pulse of Orlando and who is committed to ensuring every person gets the care and treatment they need to live a long and full life.
Robin continues to work with the Pulse affected community and advocates for resources and healing. She lives on 28 acres with her wife Tracey and 2 rescue dogs, Winston and Sloan.
Bio to come
Debbie Tuzzolino serves as Florida accounting manager for Turner Construction Company, where she is responsible for all accounting functions for Turner’s Miami, Orlando and Tampa offices and job sites. She has been with the company for the past 16 years. Debbie started her career with Turner Construction in Arlington, Virginia, as a senior accountant, followed by a move to Tampa, Florida, where she traveled across the country with Turner’s internal audit team.
Turner Construction’s significant and ongoing investment in diversity, inclusion, and workplace equality is visible through the Pride Alliance, the company’s LGBTQ employee resource group. In 2015, Turner became the first construction company to place on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, and in 2016, the company earned a score of 100/100 – a perfect score it’s held for the past three years.
During her time in Tampa, Debbie served on Moffitt Cancer Center’s Patient and Family Advisory Council as an advocate for the LGBTQ community. She has also spoken to medical students, nursing students and other audiences about how healthcare disparities can impact LGBTQ patients and their families.
In 2016, Debbie formally launched Turner Orlando’s Pride Alliance chapter, with the mission to promote LGBTQ equality both within Turner and externally, and provide a safe space for Turner coworkers who are members of the LGBTQ community and to advocate on their behalf. Under her leadership, Turner became the first commercial construction company to join MBA Orlando and participate in the Come Out with Pride festival, and Debbie continues to advocate for supplier diversity in the construction industry. In 2018, Turner’s Pride Alliance was named Pride Superstars/Employee Resource Group of the Year by MBA Orlando.
Debbie sits on Turner’s Pride Alliance Executive Leadership Board, a ten member national board where she is the first representative from Turner Southeast. In 2018, she was named an Outstanding Diversity Champion by the Orlando Business Journal.
Paul H. Wyche is a nationally recognized communications and crisis management expert with more than 40 years of executive-level experience. Wyche and his teams have handled hundreds of local, statewide, and national crisis situations, plus strategic communications counsel and services.
Wyche has served some of the country’s most notable corporations. These include roles as the vice president of communications for NorthWestern Corporation, vice president of global communications and community affairs for Whirlpool Corporation, and vice president of corporate public affairs and government relations for Safety-Kleen Corporation. He also has held management positions with DuPont Company.
Prior to joining the corporate world, Wyche served as the associate director of public affairs at the United States Environmental Protection Agency and as a legislative assistant to several members of the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. He began his career as the urban affairs reporter for The Miami News.
Throughout his career, Wyche has been active in local and national professional, community and civic organizations. Current and past affiliations include: African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida, Board of Directors and Past Chairman,Lyman High School Advisory Council, Chairman, Meals on Wheels – Seminole County, Board of Directors,National Association of Manufacturers, Public Affairs Committee Member, National Conference Board, Public Affairs Committee Member,National Public Affairs Council, MemberOrlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors,Orlando Small Business Chamber, Board of Directors, Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalists, Member WESH-TV Community Advisory Boards (African American and Hispanic), WMFE (National Public Radio), Community Advisory Board Member.
Wyche and his team have provided strategic communications and crisis management counsel and services to a variety of companies and organizations including: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Central Florida Urban League, City of Orlando, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA), Herzing University, Orange County Government, RL Burns, Inc., South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) and WESH Channel 2/Hearst Communications.
Rizwan Zaman is a native of India, however he has called Orlando home for over 40 years. From an early age, he has always had been involved in community programs and development; whether it was feeding the homeless, organizing interfaith events, or developing a youth program. As a devout Muslim, his family were the original founders of the Islamic community and continue to support social, educational and outreach programs with Greater Orlando. He recently came out as a proud gay Muslim and has been involved with organizations which support other Queer Muslims struggling with their identity within their homes and community.
Professionally, Rizwan received his MBA in Healthcare Management from University of Miami and has owned a consulting firm in the same field for over 20 years. Although his work requires him to travel across the United States, his personal support of his local Orlando roots has remained constant. He currently serves on the United Arts Board for the past 2 years. Additionally, he serves on the Board of the Holocaust Center for the last 5 years and Snap! Gallery Board for the last 3 years.
Rizwan has been an avid supporter and patron of many community organizations including Zebra Coalition, Orlando Ballet and The Holocaust Center’s Anti-bullying Initiative, for the last 5 years and continuously promotes their important work throughout the community. Rizwan’s personal passions also extend to fashion, which led him to attend Parsons School of Design in New York to learn Fashion Design at which he is currently enrolled.
*Membership Representatives are elected by annual vote of the organizations that are coalition members of the Alliance.
One Orlando Alliance Staff
Jennifer Foster, Executive Director
Jennifer Foster is the Founding Executive Director of One Orlando Alliance. Her journey to this role is the direct result of her personal desire to help Central Florida’s LGBTQ+ community through the trauma of the Pulse tragedy of June 12, 2016. Jennifer, along with Carlos Carbonell, convened 18 LGBTQ+ organizational leaders on June 16, 2016 with the simple yet crucial call for communication and collaboration. It was at that meeting that she ensured that the collective of leaders met with representatives from local, state and federal government officials and began to craft a shared recovery strategy. Prior to accepting the ED position, Jennifer helped spearhead the formation and program development of One Orlando Alliance and was named Chair of the Board, by coalition members, during the formation process in 2017. She served solely in a volunteer capacity from 2016 until becoming Executive Director in October, 2018.
In June of 2016, Jennifer was appointed by Mayor BuddyDyer to serve on the OneOrlando Fund board to help provide oversight of the funds donated to assist those directly affected by the Pulse tragedy. She proudly helped ensure that every single cent of the over $30,000,000.00+ raised – in just over 3 months, from donors across 127 countries – went directly to family members of those who were taken at Pulse and survivors of the tragedy. Jennifer has also served on the Advisory Council of the Orlando United Assistance Center, a collaboration between The City of Orlando, Orange County Government, and Heart of Florida United Way to connect those affected by the Pulse tragedy to community resources and support long-term recovery in the Orlando community, since inception. The OUAC began as a direct resource provider for family members and survivors and has since broadened its reach as a resilience center for all impacted.
Jennifer she has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights for over two decades. She is the co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign in Central Florida, serving on the local steering committee for 10+ years and the national Board of Governors for two terms. Jennifer also served on the statewide board of the Florida Red and Blue campaign in 2004 to oppose Florida’s marriage amendment. She has received numerous local and national awards for her activism over decades of service and her bio was included in the U.S. Congressional Record in 2014.
Jennifer is also the Owner/President of Foster Productions, Inc. – a video production company located in Orlando, Florida with clients around the globe. Over the past 25 years, she has written, produced, and directed projects for many of the most prestigious corporations in the world. Her portfolio includes a wide range of content including Commercial, Documentary, Interactive, Learning Development, Marketing, Animation, and Broadcast media. Foster Productions celebrated 20 years in business in 2019 and Jennifer now chooses to limit her work to projects that she feels makes the world a better place and do not distract from her work with One Orlando Alliance.
As the sole staff member, it is Jennifer’s responsibility to abide by member driven strategies with board driven oversight. There is nothing typical about her days as they can range from program development to meetings with community stakeholders to reviewing legislative policy to attending member and/or community events. Her work is as diverse as her passion for the cause and she feels that she is doing exactly what she is meant to be at this stage of her career path.