Board of Directors - Executive Board


Susan Chapman

Susan Chapman Biography Brief - Chair
Susan Chapman serves as the Recycling Program Development Coordinator for the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County. With over 17 years of experience in the industry, Ms. Chapman has had the privilege to be a part and learn from a leader in the industry. Her experience includes all aspects of program development such as the pre-planning, implementation, marketing, education and evaluation for residential and commercial sectors; community and public education programming; and fiscal planning and budgeting. Ms. Chapman is a graduate of Palm Beach Atlantic University with a BS in Organizational Management.

Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County
Phone: (561) 640-4000
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Jennifer Nelson

Jennifer Nelson Biography Brief - Vice Chair
Jennifer Nelson has Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. With 17 years experience working at 4 Goodwills in Austin, TX, Houston, TX, Santa Rosa, CA, and now in Ft. Myers, Jennifer has a wealth of knowledge in the reuse and recycle business. In December of 2008, Jennifer was hired as the VP of Retail and Operations for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida and in February of 2010, she accepted a new role in the organization as the Senior Director of Donation Acquisition and Green Projects.  In this role, her focus is to improve GWSWFL’s recycling and landfill reduction efforts that will increase post retail revenue while reducing trash expense. The revenue generated from her new initiatives will allow Goodwill to continue its mission of providing job related services to people with disabilities or other disadvantaging conditions.

Jennifer is very passionate about landfill reduction and waste diversion within Goodwill and the community.  She is a graduate of the Senior Leadership Program from Goodwill Industries International and mother to a 6 year old daughter named Piper.

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida
Phone: (239) 995-2106
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Janet Go
Janet Go

Janet Go Biography Brief - Treasurer
I have over 22 years experience in Collier County Government, working with the Solid Waste Management Department for 12 years as a Recycling Coordinator in the Waste Reduction and Recycling section. I am very conscientious and a service-oriented person. I am always willing to help others and no request is too small or insignificant. My professional experience includes Solid Waste facilities, County Integrated Solid Waste Strategy, Recycling drop off Centers, and Waste Reduction and Recycling programs. I have been an active member of Recycle Florida Today (RFT) since 2002, and would like to bring diversity to the RFT Board.

Collier County Government
Phone: (239) 252-5030
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Rob Eck


Rob Eck Biography Brief - Secretary
I am a graduate of Wake Forest University with a Bachelor of Science in Business with Cum Laude honors in 2003.  I am married with a 3 and a half year old boy named Finley with one on the way.  I joined Rehrig Pacific Company in June of 2008 where I took over as the local environmental sales representative for the state of Florida.  I work on a daily basis with both residential and commercial refuse and recycling programs for private haulers and municipalities.  It is my responsibility to inform customers on innovative programs such as single stream recycling, RFID integration, cart maintenance, incentive based recycling and overall product knowledge and information.  In June of 2010 I was promoted to East Region Environmental Services Manager where I now cover the Eastern United States selling our services that complement our roll out carts.  I have a passion for working with people to help solve their problems and come up with creative solutions that can have long term positive results.

Rehrig Pacific Company
Phone: (352) 461-3788
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Board of Directors


Larry Dalla Betta

Larry Dalla Betta Biography Brief - Board of Directors
Larry has been in the Environmental & Recycling Industry for 23 years, having worked in this business in Chicago, Mississippi, Kansas City and Florida. Larry has been working with Waste Management of Florida for six years and serves as Florida’s Public Affairs environmental specialist covering the state of Florida. His main focus is municipal contract’s and all recycling and diversion operations. Larry is Board Member and Sponsorship Chair of Recycle Florida Today, Inc.

Waste Management
Phone: (813) 394-1325
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Kim Brunson

Kim Brunson Biography Brief - Board of Directors
Kim Brunson has worked for Publix for 32 years. Her career has led her through Retail, Corporate Purchasing, Information Systems, and Facilities. She currently serves as the Recycle and Solid Waste Manager for Facility Services, where she has spearheaded an 11% increase in Publix's corporate recycling rate over the last seven years. Her innovative Trash Into Cash campaign and implementation of Recycling Training and education programs have helped raise awareness and change behavior company wide. Kim's commitment to Publix's mission and treating the customer like "Queens and Kings" has earned her a solid reputation in her field.

Publix Supermarkets, Inc.
Phone: (863) 688-7407
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Daniel Dietch

Daniel Dietch Biography Brief - Board of Directors
After receiving an undergraduate degree in Geology and Anthropology from Skidmore College, Daniel worked as an archaeologist in Israel and throughout New England.  During this time, he was fascinated by the wastes left behind by various cultures.  He found his calling in solid waste and seized an opportunity to manage the development of a proprietary in-vessel composting technology for municipal solid waste.  Wanting to learn about commodity recycling, he then managed 25 neighborhood recycling centers in California.  In the late 1990’s, he returned to the east coast to attend Cornell University where he received a Master's degree in environmental management.  He later earned a MBA from the University of Miami.  He is now employed by CH2M HILL and provides strategic solid waste consulting to federal, municipal and commercial clients worldwide.  Daniel actively participates in his profession and his community.  He has served on RFT’s Board since 2004 and as a judge for SWANA’s Planning and Management Excellence Awards since 2006.  In March of 2010, Daniel was elected as Mayor of Surfside, FL, where he lives with his wife and two children.

OrganizaCH2M Hill
Phone: (305) 443-6401
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Dee Dee Green

Dee Dee Green Biography Brief - Board of Directors
Dee Dee Green is the Recycling and Education Outreach Coordinator for Escambia County Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM), Recycling Operations.   She coordinates Education Outreach Programs, conducts landfill and recycling center tours, gives presentations to schools and community groups for landfill and recycling programs and helps manage other recycling/diversion programs.  Dee Dee received her Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources and Conservation in Forestry from the University of Florida in 2003.   GO GATORS! Dee Dee has been with the DSWM since May 2007.  Previous to County employment, Dee Dee worked with the Total Maximum Daily Load Program for Florida Department of Environment Protection (FDEP) as a micro biologist and field biologist for two years.  Prior to FDEP she worked with Escambia County’s Neighborhood & Environmental Services Department as an Urban Forester for two years.  Dee Dee also served with the United States Navy for four years active duty, four years reserves, and one-year active reserves.

Escambia County


Donn Githens

My name is Donn Githens; I grew up in Pasco County, and graduated college from Florida State University. My wife and I moved back to Florida last summer with our two young sons. We love the outdoors and feel we do our part at home to minimize our impact on the environment. I work with Goodwill Manasota in Sarasota, FL. One of my duties is to ensure we achieve zero waste as an organization. I am interested in joining the Board so I can support the work being done by RFT to ensure Florida’s environment is preserved for future generations.

Goodwill Manasota



Ray Moreau

Ray Moreau Biography Brief - Board of Directors
Ray has 33 years of experience in solid and hazardous waste management in both the public and private sectors. From 1994-98, he served as the Environmental Manager for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s statewide recycling program. He has also been a Principal with Camp, Dresser & McKee, an international environmental engineering firm, served as the City of Jacksonville’s Refuse to Energy Project Director, and as an associate with the former Florida Resource Recovery Council (an advisory body to the Governor and Legislature on recycling and resource recovery). In addition, he served as staff with the Florida House of Representatives Environmental Protection Committee. Since 1998, he has been SWIX’s Associate Director. With SWIX (a private non-profit organization), Ray is primarily responsible for program development, grants writing and administration, specialty waste workshop development, technical assistance to the waste management and recycling industry, and administrative assistance to the Executive Director. He is a current Board member of Florida’s Sunshine Chapter of the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) and is a past member of the Recycle Florida Today, Inc. (RFT) Board of Directors where he served as Membership Committee Chair and as Treasurer. He currently serves as Chair of SWANA’s Waste Reduction & Pollution Prevention and Legislative Committees. Ray also was a part time adjunct professor at Florida State University in 1998-99. Ray has a BA from Providence College and an MS in Planning from Florida State University and resides in Tallahassee, Florida.

Southern Waste Information eXchange, Inc. (SWIX)
Phone: (800) 441-7949
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Don Ross

Don Ross Biography Brief - Board of Directors
Don is a solid waste consultant specializing in collection and transfer operations for Kessler Consulting, Inc. Mr. Ross holds a BS in Business Management and has 23 years of experience managing solid waste collection and transfer operations for both private and public sector organizations. Prior to moving to Florida with his family, Mr. Ross held a variety of management level positions with private sector waste companies, including 13 years with Waste Management, Inc., where Mr. Ross was the Connecticut Market Area Director of Operations. At Waste Management, Mr. Ross was responsible for three collection hauling companies, three solid waste transfer stations, and $60 million in annual revenues.

Kessler Consulting, Inc.
Phone: (813) 971-8333
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Chris Snow

Chris Snow Biography Brief - Board of Directors
Chris Snow is the Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Consolidated Resource Recovery (CRR). CRR is a leader in yard and wood waste recycling in the State of Florida. Chris has over 25 years of municipal solid waste management experience in the areas of organics recycling, solid waste collection and recycling programs, disaster debris management, and capital projects planning and construction management. Chris has an undergraduate degree in Resource Management, and a Masters in Urban Planning from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Chris returns to the RFT’s Board of Directors after taking a short break from many years of service on the Board, and is Chair of the Organics Recycling Committee. 

Consolidated Resource Recovery
Phone: (941) 756-0977
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