South Florida Council Board of Directors 2020

Council Leadership

  • Chair: MaryBeth Reed (
  • Vice Chair: Amilly Alvarez-Washington, Optamiss (
  • Secretary: Krystal DiAlberto, Nast Roofing (
  • Treasurer: Deborah Roache, Grace Roofing (
  • Additional Chairs:

    Communications Chair - Karen Jordan, Karnak Corporation (
    Community Service Chair - Karina Cristancho, Crown Roofing (
    Membership Chair - Jackie Hart, The Estimating Edge (
    Education Chair Broward County - Alexandra LaBarr, Xandra Marketing (
    Education Chair Miami/Dade County - Claudia Abbona, GAF (
    Education Chair Palm Beach County - Sandy Giel, United Claims Specialists (
    Networking Chair Broward County - Joanne Rios, PSI Roofing (
    Networking Chair Miami/Dade County - Damarys Rodriguez, Suncoast Roofers Supply - (
    Networking Chair Palm Beach County - Erica Bergeron, Gulf Eagle (

Welcome to the South Florida Council NWIR homepage.

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic we understand that there is a lot of uncertainty as to what lies ahead of us.For the safety of our members and participants, the South Florida Council will be holding monthly web-based meetings until we can safely meet together again. As a nation of Americans working together and caring for each other, we will survive and come back stronger than ever. We wish you good health and stay safe.

Thank you to our 2020 Annual Sponsors



February 2020

Testing Protocols and Demonstration of Test Procedures Required for Use in High Velocity Hurricane Zone

NWIR South Florida would like to thank Atlantic & Caribbean Roof Consulting for hosting our February event. Shirad Ali led approximately 40 attendees through a discussion of roof testing protocols: why certain tests are needed, when they are needed, and how they are conducted. As on of the leaders in the roofing industry for product testing, as well as a certified Miami Dade testing laboratory, participants in the vent were able to see first hand what is involved in obtaining Product Approvals, NOS’s, Roof System Fire Classifications, and more.


January 2020


Saturday Jan. 25th started off as a gorgeous day for a group of women from NWIR South Florida Council, who suited up in their #PINKARMY athletic gear to participate in support of fighting breast cancer. The ladies were challenged by a 3.2 mile course with 17+ obstacles leading them to get down and dirty in the mud creating a sense of comradery among them for a good cause.

“The event was amazing! Beautiful day with strong ladies all pushing each other to make it through the difficult obstacles and laugh through the cold water and mud. Made us all feel so supportive of each other’s success” stated Erica Bergeron from Gulfeagle Supply.

“I felt like it was a great example of team building / teamwork: we ALL had strengths where we excelled and challenges where we got to encourage each other through”, stated Mary Beth Reed our Council President.

Communication and The Power Of Choice

We started the year with our first event held and hosted by PSI Roofing, we had a great turn out 48 in attendance . The room was packed with familiar faces and many new ones, a very diverse group representing many areas in our industry. The guest speaker Julia Aquino-Serrano, CEO and Founder of SheDefined was phenomenal. She spoke on how to use and understand our communication style when persuading our listeners, while recognizing others’ communication style to build a bridge in conflict. She also spoke about understanding the power of choice and intention in communication that we have when interacting with others. The audience participation was outstanding and from the feedback we received very enjoyable and useful information to apply in our daily lives. We want to thank our Sponsor PSI Roofing for holding & hosting the event and Julia for a wonderful insight in the world of communication.

A fun time had by a great diverse group of women.


Great turn out, 48 in attendance


November 2019 – Event follow Up

Your Thanksgiving Giving – Feeding Single Mothers and their Children with Circle Enterprises and The Sheridan House



Thank you for all your donations! With your help, we raised over $2800. In partnership with Circles Enterprises, these donations allowed us to provide 300 single mothers, affiliated with The Sheridan House, a turkey for Thanksgiving, as well as provide all the “fixins” for the entire Thanksgiving meal to 100 of those families. The turkeys and groceries were distributed on Saturday, November 23rd at the Sheridan House as part of a half-day event that included a sit-down breakfast for all moms, the opportunity to “shop” for clothing in The Sheridan House boutique ( all clothes were donated and provided to the mothers at no charge), receipt of their Thanksgiving groceries, and a car wash.

For security reasons, we are not able to video or photograph the recipients; but, please watch the videos below to see the full impact of what your donations provided – the last two videos were taken at The Sheridan House just prior to the event kickoff.

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