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Our Board

Board of Directors

Dave Fortier

President, One World Strong

Tom Benoit

CFO, Semper Fi Fund & America's Fund

Kevin Fortier

President, I-Core Networks

Advisory Board


Mohamed Ahmed

CEO of BrigdeComm Strategies, an international security and diplomacy consultancy firm. A leading voice in business and civic circles, providing guidance to local and national leaders and organizations on national security, countering violent extremism, conflict resolution, economic empowerment, government relations, and education. Serves as a commissioner on the City of San Diego Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention and also serves as the Associate Chief Diversity Officer at San Diego State University. 

Rola Alamro

Survivor, 2005 Hotel Attacks in Amman, Jordan - One World Strong Survivor Mentor. 

Fared Al Mahlool

Independent Syrian journalist, covering mainly Syrian affairs and the ongoing humanitarian crisis across the Syrian-Turkish borders. Survivor of the bombing of Syrian warplanes in Maarat al-Numan. He works as a photographer with the Syrian American Council, as well as British newspaper The Telegraph. Fared lives in an area in the western countryside of Idlib, near the Syrian-Turkish border.

Saïd Akjour

Survivor, 2017 Quebec City Mosque Attack- One World Strong Survivor Mentor.

Rakan Nawaf Alghaniem

Specialist in social entrepreneurship, security and countering extremism and terrorism. Background in International Relations and Political Science at the University of Jordan.

Mohamed Ali

Peace activist and human rights lawyer developing cutting-edge solutions to foster peace, prevent violence, and promote sustainable development in fragile and conflict affected states. Founder of Iftiin Foundation in Somalia, which empowers youth entrepreneurs. Born in Mogadishu, he has worked hard to create innovative programs that strengthen security, stability, rights, and human dignity in Africa.

Diane Buchanan

Volunteer, Resiliency Center of Newtown.

Scott Buchanan

Chairman, Resiliency Center of Newtown; former Executive, Pepsico.

Amanda Gregory Carpenter

Survivor, 9/11 attacks New York City; Survivor Mentor, One World Strong Foundation.

Hakim Chambaz

Survivor, 2017 Quebec City Mosque Attack - One World Strong Survivor Mentor.

Nidhi Chaphekar

A survivor of the Brussels Zaventem airport terror attack on 22 March 2016. Nidhi is a shining emblem of hope, faith and a never-say-die spirit, a TEDx speaker, an upcoming author, an individual member of WANGO, motivator and a change evangelist. She is officially designated as "The Godmother" of all the members of "Direction Public Security of the Belgium Federal Police," and has achieved numerous awards for her courage, bravery and efforts to spread the message of love and peace.

Stephanie N. Cinque, MSW

Founder and Executive Director at The Resiliency Center of Newtown (RCN). RCN is an organization that opened in response to the December 14, 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The center offers free, trauma-informed, non-traditional therapeutic services and a safe space for people to gather and heal.

Gregory R. Ciottone, MD, FACEP

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School.

Angel Colon

Survivor, 2016 Pulse nightclub shootings; advocate for survivors of trauma.

Amy C. DeYoung​

Hospital Incident Command participant, 2016 Pulse nightclub shootings; Administrator of Allied Health, Support Services & Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute, Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Jaimee DeMone, MD

OB/GYN at Women's Health of Central MA; Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts.

Kenneth R. Earley

Counsel - Corporate Practice Group - Morse.

Michael Evans

Survivor and Family 

Services Consultant.

Robert Fogerty
Founder and Executive Director, Dear World.

Darrel Folkert

Survivor, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing; One World Strong Survivor Mentor.


Jac Folkert

Survivor, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings; One World Strong Survivor Mentor.

Travis D. Frain

Survivor of the Westminster Bridge Attack in March 2017, Mentor, and Advocate. MA Military History Student at Lancaster University.

Alan Fraser

Director of Community Development at Cranford Community College, a high school in London. Cranford is recognised by the European Union as a school of best practice in countering violent extremism through education.

Zambo Régis Gaël

An international lawyer, expert in human rights, countering violence extremism, and peace building in Cameroon. He now serves with the African Positive Peace Initiative in Cameroon (APPIC), and has worked with African Collective Against Radicalization and Terrorism (ACA-RT) as Assistant of the Executive Secretary. In Cameroon, Zambo works in the far North Region in support of victims of terrorism caused by Boko Haram, and focuses on peace building in the region. He is a co- founder of the Cameroon Association of Victims of Terrorism, and is now a representative of the One World Strong Foundation in Cameroon, as well as the Lake Chad region.

Eliza Gedney

Survivor, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing; Survivor Mentor, One World Strong; Consultant, Charles River Associates.

Deeqo Jlbril

Survivor, Somali Refugee - One World Strong Survivor Mentor.

Ashraf Al Khaled

Survivor, 2005 Hotel Attacks in Amman, Jordan.

Deb Kerr

Case Manager, Semper Fi & America's Fund.

Colton Kilgore

Survivor, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing; One World Strong Survivor Mentor.

Wendy Lethin

Vice President Community Outreach, Semper Fi & America"s Fund.

Mark Margolis

Survivor, July 2005 London bombings; advocate for the London, Manchester and Tunisia survivor communities; Technical Director, Microsoft Partner UK, Microsoft.

Phil “Tank” McGovern III, MA, MA

Captain, Office of Safety, Boston Emergency Medical Services.

David McGillivray

Founder, DMSE Sports; Boston Marathon Race Director, philanthropist, motivational speaker.

Tony Moore

First Responder and Survivor Mentor, July 2005 London bombings; advocate for the London, Manchester and Tunisia survivor communities globally.

Dixie Patterson

Boston Marathon First Responder - One World Strong Survivor Mentor and Medical Advisor.

Susan Rocco

Executive Vice President, Case Management,

Semper Fi & America"s Fund.

Georges Salines

Survivor family member, November 13, 2015 Paris attack - Bataclan Theatre; member of 13 Novembre: Fraternité et Vérité; Public Health Physician.

Richard Serino
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, National Preparedness Leadership Initiative
Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Deputy Director FEMA (2009- 2014); Chi
ef, Boston FEMA (retired).

Spence Shepard
Service dog training, behavioral reforms and support.

Jen Tutak

Social Impact Consultant, Monitor Institute.

Rebekah Varney

Survivor, 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing; Survivor Mentor, One World Strong.

Amalia Voskanyan RN

President and CEO, Disaster Medicine Institute; Co-Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Fellowship in Disaster Medicine.

Kathy Wise
Deputy, Semper Fi & America's Fund Fund Community Sports.

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