Patricia DePlasco began as the Executive Director with Keep Pinellas Beautiful in January 2015. Her experience includes a twenty five year tenure as a classroom teacher; Keep America Beautiful Affiliate- Volunteer, Environmental and Education Program Coordinator, Community Liaison, and Development Director. Versatile in all program areas of a KAB affiliate, Pat has been charged with the goal to expand the mission, reach and impact of KPB’s current community improvement initiatives. Her vision is to create a culture of environmentally responsible citizens within Pinellas County. She has assembled a team of qualified professionals, to educate, engage and empower the community to improve and sustain the environmental health of our County. Pat believes that education is the catalyst for change and that by working together we can build a sense of community that will sustain the impact of our actions. As a Certified Community Environmental Professional, Pat leads the affiliate in Keep America Beautiful methodology and initiatives to ensure an end result of a cleaner, greener, more beautiful community that is environmentally healthy, socially connected and economically sound. Outside of running the organization, Pat enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren.
As the Program Director for KPB, Stephanie Lawler-Ellington is responsible for the operation of all programs implemented within the community, the management of all student interns, and the writing/management of grants. Her experience with project development and management stems from her collegiate studies within the University of South Florida System; during which time she received a Bachelors in Environmental Science and Policy and a Masters in Biological Oceanography. As a Florida native and an avid enthusiast of our state's natural environment, she further developed her passion for the marine environment while working with U.S. Geological Survey as a contracted Marine Microbiologist. Since joining the organization in March 2016, Stephanie has utilized her skills in program development, event coordination, scientific research, and technical writing to develop and revamp KPB’s educational programming, community service initiatives, and overall communication efforts. When she’s not busy writing a grant or running a cleanup event, Stephanie enjoys seeing broadway shows at the Straz and exploring Pinellas with her husband and pup Riley.
Volunteer & Education Program Manager
As a native Floridian, Pinellas County local and past volunteer and intern, Amanda Muzaurieta joined Keep Pinellas Beautiful in January 2018 to become our first Education & Volunteer Program Manager. Her dedication towards her home community is shared as Amanda works to inspire environmentally responsible citizens through our education programs. She partners with school administrators, teachers and community leaders to educate youth on the importance of conserving our natural environment. In Amanda’s youth, she wanted to have a more impactful effect on the environment. She chose the career path of Environmental Sustainability and graduated from St. Petersburg College with a BAS in Sustainability Management. Amanda is driven by a desire to make a difference and has made it her overall goal to share her passion and encourage others to help preserve our beautiful County. When she’s not busy teaching, Amanda spends her free time at Disney with her husband and two kids.
Adoption & Special Events Program Manager
Megan Jackson joined the Keep Pinellas Beautiful team in January 2016 as an intern for the We All Live Downstream Program and was brought on full-time in October 2016. She currently manages our organizations’ Adoption Program and coordinates our annual events and fundraisers. Through her work with our Adoption Program, she empowers individuals to make a direct impact on the quality of life in their own communities. Prior to joining Keep Pinellas Beautiful, Megan worked as a Student Program Coordinator for Florida State University’s Sustainable Campus where she helped educate and engage the campus community on sustainable living practices. Growing up in Florida, she has always had a passion for protecting the local wildlife and the beautiful paradise we live in. She first became involved with Keep America Beautiful in high school while participating in the Great American Cleanup with her school’s community service club. Her passion and desire to have a positive impact on the environment led her to earn a BS in Environmental Science at Florida State University (Go Noles!). In her spare time she enjoys relaxing at the beach and spending time with family and friends.
Paul Mitchell is a Project Manager who works with Keep Pinellas Beautiful in order to help Keep Pinellas Beautiful. ☺He believes that we are all stewards of where we live and is passionate about the air we breathe and the water we drink. Paul feels that “It’s what allows us to live and it all starts right where we are, from the ground up.” Paul has worked for Keep Pinellas Beautiful since March, 2015 and has had the opportunity to attend the Florida Waters Stewardship Program through the UF/IFAS Extension. Prior to joining KPB, Paul was an employee of HMS Host, and was indirectly involved with Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful for a number of years as he helped coordinate the large cleanups on Courtney Campbell Causeway. His background is primarily from the building industry as well as from customer service and is a graduate from the University of South Florida (back even before there was a football team). He uses his business and customer service skills and passion for a healthy environment as he helps to manage our Hotline, numerous community improvement projects and data. Paul is a husband as well as a father to three remarkable kids and loves spending time with them.
Dennis McLeod is the newest member of the KPB team. Dennis is a graduate of Davenport University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has many years of financial experience in the non-profit environment including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Coordinated Child Care of Pinellas.
Sydne joined the Keep Pinellas Beautiful team as an Environmental Conservation Intern in May of 2018. Recently, she has been brought on as Program Manager to oversee the education programming and assist with volunteer coordination. Sydne is originally from Long Island, New York, but came down to Florida for school. She attended the University of Tampa where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Sustainability. As Program Manager she is excited to work towards a cleaner and greener world. In her free time, Sydne enjoys exploring and traveling, reading a book in the sun, and spending time with loved ones.
Keep Pinellas Beautiful
Board of Directors 2018-2019
Tracy Meehan, President
Aaron Falzarano, Vice President,
Franklin Bowman, Treasurer
Pinellas County Planning and Community Development/Retired
Elizabeth Ryan, Secretary
Pinellas County School District
American Traditions Insurance Co.
Warren Smith , Pinellas County Solid Waste/Retired
Charlie Justice, Commissioner