Director of Corporate Partnerships and Community Relations Newport Harbor Corporation, Newport, RI; Author and Speaker
Gail Lowney Alofsin is the Director of Corporate Partnerships and Community Relations for Newport Harbor Corporation, an award-winning hospitality and event company based in Newport, Rhode Island.
Gail has served as an adjunct professor at University of Rhode Island since 1999 and as an adjunct professor at Salve Regina University for the past two years. A professional speaker and seminar leader, Gail is also the author of Your Someday Is NOW – What are YOU Waiting For? launched in April 2014. Her book is focused on work/life integration in addition to building personal brand through leadership and positivity, and 100% of the sales have benefited local and international nonprofit organizations, raising more than $30,620 to date.
Gail is the host of “Leadership at ALL Levels,” a radio show produced by 3G Broadcasting and a columnist for ie magazine on the topic of leadership.
A graduate of Tufts University, Gail has served on the boards of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center, Newport Public Library, Leukemia Society, St. Michael’s Country Day School, the Salve Regina University Advisory Board and the Sovereign Bank Community Advisory Board. For more than three decades she has been a volunteer for her family’s foundation, the Haitian Health Foundation, which provides health care to more than 200,000 Haitians per year in Jérémie, Haiti.
Gail resides in Newport with her pilot husband John and son Samuel, a left-handed pitcher!
Student, University of Miami
Director, Referral Relations, Newport Academy
Co-Founder, Inspiration Foundation
New York, New York
Ms. Barnhart brings her own experience of personal recovery to all of her work. She has been employed at Newport Academy since before graduating from college and largely helped contribute to its growth over the last four years. She is passionate about creativity and innovation within the industry. She serves on several nonprofit boards and has an undergraduate degree in the Psychology of Success from New York University. She is also co-founder of the Inspiration Foundation, which provides education, inspiration, and opportunities for teens and families struggling with addiction and/or mental health challenges. Committed to increasing awareness and reducing stigma around these issues, she frequently speaks at schools, conferences, and hospitals. She is very involved in the young people’s recovery community and is an advocate for adolescents. She is Chair of the New York Provider Liaison Association and sits on the board of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.
Medical Director, Child and Adolescent Services
Chief Medical Officer, Eating Recovery Center
Dr. Bermudez holds academic appointments as clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is board-certified in pediatrics and adolescent medicine.
He is a fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, the Society for Adolescent Medicine and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is past chair and current member of the Board of Directors of the National Eating Disorders Association, co-founder of the Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee (EDCT), co-founder of the Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association (OEDA) and a founding member of Houston Eating Disorders Specialists (HEDS). He is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and a certified eating disorders specialist. Dr. Bermudez has lectured nationally and internationally on eating disorders, childhood obesity and other topics related to pediatric and adult healthcare, and he has been repeatedly recognized for his dedication and advocacy in the field of eating disorders.
Co-Founder, Beachhead Capital Management, LLC
Bill oversees the firm’s emerging hedge fund manager business and serves as PM of the Beachhead Emerging Managers LLC vehicle. Bill began advising families in 1994 when he joined Goldman Sachs. Bill served global family offices as an investment management consultant from 1999 to 2004, helping to build the Private Wealth Management practice of Cambridge Associates, one of the world’s largest investment consulting firms. Bill served as CIO of a multibillion-dollar hedge fund of funds, where he was instrumental in setting the top-down strategic allocation for the firm from 2004 to 2011. He was awarded best Multi-Strategy $250mm-$1B Fund of Hedge Funds for 2008 at the HFMWeek Awards. Bill received his Master in Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and achieved the rank of Captain in his active duty military career after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Bill was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Air Assault Badge, and Airborne Badge during his military service.
Co-Founder and President, LUMOS
Presdient, JTT Consulting
A consultant most recently for the Oppenheimer Funds, advising on capital markets solutions and risk management controls for a newly created investment strategy.
Previously Head of Trading at F-Squared Investments, an ETF Strategist Firm (Wellesley, Massachusetts), where he was a member of the Firm’s Management Committee as well as its Investment Committee. Rich built out the F-Squared Capital Trading Department from scratch to accommodate retail platform growth, rising to over $5 billion in less than two years.
Prior to that, Rich was Managing Director and Head of Trading at Putnam Investments, where he designed a state-of-the-art trading system and introduced derivatives and program trading strategies into the portfolios. Rich began his investment career at Morgan Stanley and worked on the N.Y. and London Trading Desks, where he was a market maker and specialized in options trading and index arbitrage strategies.
Rich has been a member of the NYSE Advisory Board, NASDAQ Quality of Markets Committee, National Organization of Investments Professionals, the Putnam Advisory Board, and he currently is on the Advisory Board of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Needham, Massachusetts. Rich graduated from Albany State with a B.S. in Accounting and attended NYU business school. He has been FINRA licensed; series 7, 63 and 24, as well as CPA certified.
Student, Babson College
Co-Founder, The Alternative Roadmap.
An emerging national 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides a high quality life-coaching and career awareness curriculum for high schools and organizations that help underserved youth, ages 16-24. The aim of the program is to increase self-awareness, self-sufficiency, engagement, and motivation, while also introducing alternatives to college.
Chief Financial Officer, IMPAX Corporation
Associate Professor, Clemson University
Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
Curtis is the founder of The Social Good. The Social Good are Internet repairmen and women. They apply advanced data science, technology and digital media to repair online public discourses and alter social outcomes. Current projects span the nation’s most pressing public health and safety issues such as racial and gender bias, suicide prevention hate-speech, equal rights, mental health, education, gun violence, and opioid addiction. Create positive social movements online, rebalance elections, defend products and brands, and protect the safety of individuals. The organization was born out of front-line work for the U.S. government in challenging online states such as Russia, terrorist groups such as ISIS, and extremist movements such as the Alt-Right.
COL, US Army, Assoc. Dean of Clinical Affairs, Chief Diversity Officer
F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University
Los Angeles, CA
Executive Director, Medical and Mental Health
RANE – Risk Assistance Network & Exchange
New York, NY
Dr. Lesser is a recognized leader in the public and hospital-based healthcare and crisis management space. He possesses wide-ranging experience as the director of major city-wide healthcare enterprises, hospitals and in the oversight of educational programs for medical professionals. In his recent positions as a Medical Director for New York City and State, he was instrumental in developing and implementing nationally recognized emergency and crisis response programs – including the training of law enforcement and first-responder agencies.
He has been at the forefront of public policy and educational efforts to effectively address mental health and substance abuse. Dr. Lesser has also been active in designing effective mental health responses in the wake of terrorism attacks. As a practitioner and thought leader, he has a highly established track record of professional collaboration and problem solving throughout the state, federal and private sectors.
Dr. Lesser received a B.S. from Brooklyn College and an M.D. from The Chicago Medical School. He did a residency in psychiatry at the Long Island Jewish – Hillside Medical Center and fellowship in psychopharmacology at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York. Among other positions, he served as Medical Director of the New York City Department of Mental Health Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services as well as New York City Medical Director of the New York State Office of Mental Health.
Asher Liu is fifteen years old and is Teen Board Chair and content Director at SLAP’D. SLAP’D is a social media platform where teens who have lost a parent can connect with each other through articles. Asher lost his dad to a horrific drowning accident in 2012 when he was 10 years old. His older sister started SLAP’D as a way to connect with other teens who have had similar experiences. In Asher’s own opinion, SLAP’D means family: in that, when go on the site, they know they always have a place to go and people to turn to. In addition to working for SLAP’D, Asher also loves playing baseball and hanging out with his siblings, Genevieve and Amelie.
Executive Director, Partners for Success and Innovation (PSI)
In this capacity, Dr. Lorber is responsible for all client services provided to schools throughout PSI’s many service areas. Her dedication to staff, professionalism and her high energy level serve the schools it partners with extremely well. She holds a doctorate from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in School Psychology and will share representation of PSI on the CNAB with founder Steve Rosenberg.
Student, Latin School of Chicago
Charlton was born in New Canaan, Connecticut, but has lived in Chicago for the last 10 years. He has one sister and one brother, who are both older and attend Dartmouth College. His sister, Madeleine, is also a member of the CNAB. Currently, Charlton is a junior at the Latin School of Chicago. He is an avid hockey player and was appointed captain of his school team for the past two seasons. Charlton’s other sports have included baseball and lacrosse. He was a part of the founding of the men’s fellowship club at his school, acting as an infinity group for males. Charlton’s interests include modern art, music, and fashion. He hopes to enter the fashion world professionally or to become an entertainment agent. Moreover, Charlton has a wide range of skills and ideas that he hopes will benefit CARE.
Assistant Professor, Department of Management and Decision Sciences, Coastal Carolina University
Student, Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences
Santa Monica, CA
Charlie is a student-athlete and a rising teen leader at the Cape Cod Sea Camps in Brewster, Massachusetts.
Pediatrician and Physician Owner, Briarpatch Pediatrics
Yarmouth Port, MA
Dr. Norenberg has been a general pediatrician in private practice on Cape Cod since 1994, currently as a physician owner at Briarpatch Pediatrics. He has developed an affinity for taking care of complicated patients with special needs and syndromes.
After graduating from Vanderbilt University, in Nashville, Tennessee, he spent a very interesting year as a research assistant, doing basic endocrine research, at the Worcester Foundation for Experimental Biology, in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. He came to the realization that he preferred interacting with people more than with lab animals.
Dr. Norenberg matriculated at the University of South Florida-College of Medicine in Tampa, thinking he would likely go into pediatrics, but wanted to keep all of his options open. Working with incredibly talented pediatricians at All Children’s and Tampa General Hospitals, he knew that caring for babies, children and adolescents was what he should do.
In 2012, he joined the advisory board for CARE, hoping to make a difference in the lives of young adults nationwide by helping facilitate research, education and advocacy around teen issues.
Researcher, Writer, Strategic Consultant
London, United Kingdom
Mr. Osborne is the Head of Strategy for the market research firm ORC International. He is the author of:
Start Up your Life: Why we don’t know what we want, and how to set goals that really matter.
He writes about motivation, decision making, strategic thinking and how people set goals.
He graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2011 with a degree in Spanish, and has since worked as a business consultant in Washington D.C., New York City and London.
Senior Regional Director, Manhattan Region of BBYO
New York, NY
Andrew serves as the Senior Regional Director for the Manhattan Region of BBYO, an international Jewish teen movement aspiring to involve more Jewish teens in more meaningful Jewish experiences. Through community service, leadership development, and social activities, BBYO provides more than 45,000 Jewish high school students with opportunities to create a community of peers and follow their passions.
He previously worked as the Program and Communications Associate at the Jewish Teen Funders Network and as the Youth Programs Coordinator at Larchmont Temple in Larchmont, New York. He spent many summers at camp as a camper, counselor, and senior staff member. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Chapman University and earned a Certificate in Jewish Education for Adolescents and Emerging Adults from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Principal, Immersive 1st Consulting of Jupiter, FL.
David Phillips is a native of the UK, having moved to the USA in 1990 after being infected by the “summer camp bug”! David is Principal of Immersive1st. Consulting, a firm that specializes in assisting not-for-profit organizations in areas such as fund-raising, strategic planning and analysis, capital projects, governance, program creation and implementation, lay/pro coaching and acute agency challenges.
As a lifelong communal professional, David’s prior positions include President and CEO of Capital Camps & Retreat Center (CCRC) and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. At CCRC he helped build a new camp and retreat facility, oversaw programmatic and operational growth and raised $20+ million. At Federation David led a team that exceeded all fund-raising goals, changed the governance structure and moved internal/external culture in a positive direction. Over his career David has helped raise in excess of $100 million.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a focus on community organizing and development from the University of Pittsburgh. He has a trademark British sense of humor, loves soccer and his wife Karen (not in that order!). They reside in Jupiter, Florida, and have two children, Natie and Hope.
Professor, Center for Psychological Studies
Co-Director, Suicide and Violence Prevention Office
Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dr. Poland is a Professor at the Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) and the Co-Director of the Suicide and Violence Prevention Office at Nova Southeastern University.
He is a licensed psychologist and an internationally recognized expert on youth suicide, self-injury and school crisis. He is the author and co-author of five books on the subject, the most recent, Suicide in Schools, published in 2015 by Routledge. He is a past President of the National Association of School Psychologists and a past Prevention Division Director of American Association of Suicidology. Dr. Poland directed psychological services for a large Texas school system for 24 years, and he has been an expert witness in numerous legal cases in which schools were sued following a crisis. He is a founding member of the National Emergency Assistance Team and has personally assisted school communities after 15 school shootings, acts of terrorism, natural disasters and numerous suicide clusters. Dr. Poland has testified about the mental health needs of children before the U.S. Congress on four occasions and presented more than 1,000 workshops in all 50 states and numerous foreign countries.
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Dr. Pranikoff is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at Wake Forest Baptist Health. He is also the Surgeon-in-Chief at Brenner Children’s Hospital in the Department of Surgery in the Section of Pediatric Surgery. He practices in Winston-Salem, NC.
Financial Planner/Co-Creator, Harvest Wealth Management
Bob is an alumnus of Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford, Connecticut., as well as Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont. After graduating from Middlebury in 1997 with a B.A. in economics and mathematics, he started his career with American Express Financial Advisors, currently known as Ameriprise Financial. In January 2009, after 12 years with Ameriprise, he left to co-create Harvest Wealth Management.
He holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and AIF® (Accredited Investment Fiduciary®) certifications. He also holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities registrations as a registered representative and investment adviser representative of Commonwealth Financial Network®.
Bob specializes in working with pre-retirees and retirees to determine how their assets and income will support their needs in retirement.
He and his wife, Jess, live in Needham, with their sons, Colby and Michael, and daughter, Caley. When he is not chasing after his kids, his interests include all forms of athletics, travel and great food.
Student, Gettysburg College
Student, Tufts University
Los Angeles, CA
Adam is studying international relations and political science. He grew up in Los Angeles and is a graduate of Harvard-Westlake School. Adam is also a graduate of the teen leadership program at Cape Cod Sea Camps and is now a member of its counseling and instructional staff. Adam completed an internship at Beach Point Capital Management in Santa Monica, CA. He served as president of the youth board at his temple, Kehillat Israel, and was involved in a teen philanthropy program. Adam also served on youth advisory board of Common Sense Media. He is excited to continue “bettering the world” through his service to CARE.
Youth Programs Advocate
Los Angeles, CA
Linda holds a B.A. from Rutgers and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine. She has spent more than 25 years in consumer lending as a vice president with Chase Manhattan. She is a past president of the Parents Association of the Village School in Pacific Palisades and serves on the Kehillat Israel Congregation board of trustees, overseeing teen programming. She lives in Los Angeles with her two teenagers.
Publisher and Editor of the Sober World Magazine.
Boca Raton, FL
The Sober World Magazine educates families and people who are suffering from addiction. It is the only magazine of its kind that provides education and resources about addiction and recovery.
The magazine reaches thousands of people nationally per month through the printed publication, website and social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Patricia launched the Sober World Magazine in 2011 after her son Steven died from a prescription drug overdose. This tragedy led her to launch the magazine as a means of giving back to families who are suffering the perils of addiction. She wanted to provide a comprehensive resource that provides education about addiction and the resources that are available to aid in recovery.
As the former Vice President/Treasurer of Virgin Graphics Inc., a printing company in Deerfield Beach, she gained experience in the printing industry that has helped her as Publisher of the Sober World Magazine. She attended the University of Miami and studied liberal arts.
Patricia also sits on the board at Wayside House which is a drug and alcohol treatment program in Delray Beach, Florida. The program has been in existence since 1974 and serves the indigent population through grants and private donations. Patricia has also sponsored many drug and alcohol programs to help spread the word to as many people as she can.
Patricia grew up in Northern New Jersey and moved to Florida 25 years ago. Patricia is the proud mother of three beautiful children.
Founder, Partners for Success and Innovation (PSI.)
Steve received his doctorate in School Psychology from Kent State University in 1977. Upon graduation, Steve wanted to impact schools in the most efficient and significant ways possible. In 1977 he and several colleagues founded PSI, then known as Prevention: Systems Intervention. This predecessor to RTI and systems-wide programming became PSI’s entree into schools in the early days. PSI’s service parameters varied from standard related service models to programmatic and professional development. Starting with just a few schools in the late ’70s, PSI now serves more than 500 schools in Ohio, Michigan and Indiana with a very wide range of services and service models. PSI has more than 1000 staff members serving students and school communities with plans for further expansion. Steve shares representation of PSI on the CNAB with Colleen Lorber.
President and CEO, American Camp Association
Mr. Rosenberg is a seasoned camp professional and a fierce advocate for positive youth development.
Elizabeth McCarthy Samuels has more than 25 years of experience in administration, program development, talent, and human resources. Professionally, Elizabeth has worked in the nonprofit, private, and higher education sectors. Her volunteer work includes serving as a Trustee of the Francis W. Parker School, a JK-12 independent school in Chicago, and volunteering with UNICEF as part of its Congressional Action Team and community engagement in Chicago.
With an undergraduate degree in history and a master’s degree in international affairs, Elizabeth started her career with the Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, a state-funded nonprofit that promoted Massachusetts-based companies’ efforts to sell their products overseas. She organized numerous political and business trade missions to Latin American and Israel before she moved to operations as the Director of Administration. Elizabeth managed administration and operations for the Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, a universitywide, multi-disciplinary research center focused on Latin America. She worked closely with the Harvard Development Office to close out a major fund-raising campaign and to manage ongoing donor stewardship. Elizabeth then served at Harvard College’s Alumni Association, promoting alumni engagement and support for Harvard College.
While at Families First Parenting Programs, she worked to strengthen the operations of this nonprofit focused on parenting education in the Greater Boston area. As the Director of Human Resources at the Pilot House Associates and the Barr Foundation, Elizabeth developed HR for the largest private foundation in New England. She also worked for a Chicago-based charitable trust, developing a plan to support philanthropic efforts in Africa. In addition, she directed the project development of The African Seed Company Toolbox, a business best-practices toolkit developed for seed companies working in sub-Saharan Africa and funded by the Gates Foundation. Elizabeth managed operations for ROI Ventures, a social purpose branding firm, and talent for Frequency540, a high-growth digital marketing firm. Currently Elizabeth is consulting with nonprofits and small companies in operations and human resources.
Founder, Managing Partner, Cohasset Capital, LLC
Jeffrey has been a managing director at Bain Capital since 2000 and is a founding partner of Bain Capital Ventures. At Bain Capital, he focuses on information-based companies and business services. Specific areas include compliance, risk relevant data and financial technology. Prior to Bain Capital Ventures, Jeff worked at Wellington Management Company, where he was a public equities portfolio manager. He also served in the Equity Capital Markets Group of Merrill Lynch in Boston and in the Real Estate Finance Group at LaSalle Partners in New York.
Jeff lives with his wife, Leigh, and four kids in Cohasset, Massachusetts., and when not in the office can be found coaching boys and girls lacrosse. Jeff received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in economics from Dartmouth College.
CEO, Teen Life Media
Family Physician/Chief Medical Information Officer
Evangelical Community Hospital
Dr. Spotts is a family physician in Lewisburg, PA, where he also serves as the chief medical information officer for Evangelical Community Hospital. He is a graduate of Juniata College and the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and received the degree of fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2004. He currently serves as alumni trustee of Juniata College, as vice president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, and as chapter trustee of the American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation. He is a member of several professional and civic organizations including, the American College of Health Care Executives, the American College of Physician Executives, Susquehanna Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Lewisburg Sunrise Rotary Club. He is passionate about preventive care and support of the adolescents in his practice and works with youth development outside of medicine in scouting and with the youth of his church. He is the proud parent, along with his wife and fellow CARE Board member Sue Ellen, of Ian and Hannah. He enjoys running, travel, music and any activity involving the outdoors.
PA Licensed Professional Counselor
Counselor and Outreach Coordinator, Susquehanna University
Cheryl is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is currently employed full time at Susquehanna University as a Counselor and Outreach Coordinator. Early on in her career in mental health, she had a passion for working with children and families, leading her to train at Temple University as a marriage and family therapist. Cheryl then recognized that, while intervention as a therapist can be very rewarding when there are positive outcomes, her expertise would be better utilized in outreach work. Prevention of risky behaviors, guiding individuals through making healthier choices and building upon individual and system strengths where everyone can flourish are now the focus of her efforts.
While serving students, staff and faculty at Susquehanna University as well as raising a family in Selinsgrove, Cheryl set out to establish a Girls on the Run council in the Greater Susquehanna Valley. After building the organization that she began in 2009, Cheryl realized her goal of working her way out of the position as Executive Director of Girls on the Run by bringing on board a new full-time director so that Cheryl can transition to Board of Director status. Not only has she been able to bring to the region a national, proven program that addresses issues that girls in third through eighth grade are faced with, but also she is proud of engaging more than 1,000 volunteers, including older youth and college students, who have been involved directly or indirectly with the program.
Senior Business Executive
Associate Professor, Researcher, Penn State University
University Park, PA
Student, Phillips Andover Academy
At Andover, Thomas plays soccer and tennis. A native of Greenwich, CT, Thomas is a member of the teen leadership program at Cape Cod Sea Camps and recently participated in an educational exchange program in France. He enjoys volunteering and working for tutoring and after-school programs for younger students in the Andover area.
Entrepreneur, President, Gemini Builds It
Courtney connects the dots between strategy and success. She is a steadfast, strategic partner helping her clients achieve their professional and personal goals.
Head, Division of Pain and Palliative Medicine
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC)
Professor of Pediatrics and Nursing, University of Connecticut
Jason Reid is the Co-Ceo of National Services Group and partner at CEO Coaching International. More importantly though, Jason is the Founder of Chooselife.org. The organization was founded after the suicide of Jason’s 14 year old son in March of 2018 and is dedicated not to raising awareness around teen suicide but to ending teen suicide.
Currently, Mary is a senior at Oak Knoll School where she plays soccer, ice hockey, and sails. She has been a part of teen leadership program at Cape Cod Sea Camps for three summers and will complete the program in the summer of 2019. During the school year, Mary serves as a freshman mentor, a member of the International Aid Club, and on the student council, taking on the role of student council secretary.