President & Chief Executive Officer
Robert’s drive and passion for the first responder community has lead him to co-found and develop this organization after seeing firsthand the hardships that are faced both on and off duty. His goal as President is to provide a secure space for first responders and their family to request help in times of need. Currently, he is a decorated detective with the New York City Police Department for the past 11 years where he specializes in complex investigations. During that time, he has developed numerous working relationships with various organizations and charities. Robert has credentials with the Department of Homeland Security, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and is an expert witness to the Office of Special Narcotics New York. Prior to his career, he attended New York Institute of Technology where he majored in criminal justice and played outfield for their Division I baseball program. Robert also volunteers as a baseball coach and AED Director for Massapequa Coast Little League.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Michelle is currently an Officer and Comptroller for a public benefit corporation in the state of New York. As the CFO of a $150M corporation consisting of over 160 plus employees, she has custody of all funds and properties of the corporation and is responsible for maintaining accurate books and records, monitoring internal controls and preparing financial reports. She is also a founding partner in a CPA firm in which she specializes in managing client relationships as well as identifying new business growth and development opportunities. As a lifetime resident of Long Island, her grandfather was a dedicated fireman and fire chief who inspired her to become a member of the first responder community in which she has served as a Treasurer for numerous fire districts throughout her career. As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Michelle will oversee all finance and accounting activities ensuring transparency and accurate reporting.