Board of Advisors
Robert is currently the Vice-Chair of the FDNY Foundation Board of Directors. Robert was the Executive Vice President of the New York Stock Exchange on 9/11, Mr. Zito established the NYSE Fallen Heroes Fund.
The Fund was born of a longstanding tradition on the floor of the Exchange, in which members would pass a hat to collect money each time a firefighter or police officer was killed in the line of duty.
Rick Martinez has dedicated his entire life to the service of others, from the military to law enforcement. As a NYC Police Officer, he served as a member of the elite Emergency Service Unit. During 9/11, his unit suffered 14 losses, fourteen friends that he will never forget.
Rick was also on the security detail that escorted Bob Woodruff (Bob Woodruff Foundation) from Teterboro Airport to a NYC hospital after returning from overseas with a serious brain injury. Today, Martinez is a national Security Administrator for CVS Health Corporate Security.
Kevin is the Founder, President and CEO, of The Quell Foundation with a mission to reduce the number of suicides, overdoses, and the incarceration of people with a mental health illness. Kevin spent 17 years in health care on senior management teams and 12 years in the military as a member of the elite United States Submarine Force. He earned a master’s degree in Health Policy and Administration from The Pennsylvania State University, where he currently sits on the Alumni Society Executive Board. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Lynn University, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors.
After selling his third-generation family business, Farmland Dairies in 1999, Marc has been active in a variety of initiatives in culture, business, real estate and public policy, particularly oil independence. He has been associated with several Major Motion Pictures and Broadway Shows. He is involved with FIRST, which encourages students to participate in science and technology. He serves on the AISH International Advisory Board and a variety of other organizations.
Raymond K. Obssuth has over thirty-five years of accounting, auditing, taxation, and legal experience. He consults regularly in the merger and acquisition of small to mid-market businesses. Ray also represents clients before federal, state, and local taxing authorities.
Ray was audit manager, tax partner, and general counsel for Rothstein & Kass, a large national accounting firm which was bought out by KPMD LLP., which is the 4th largest accounting firm in the US.