Board of Directors

Scarlett Lewis

Scarlett Lewis

Founder, President

Scarlett Lewis is the mother of Jesse Lewis and founder of The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Foundation. She is the recipient of the International Forgiveness Award, the Live Your Legacy Award and the Common Ground Award for her advocacy work for peace and forgiveness.

Dawn W. Brolin

Dawn W. Brolin

Treasurer

Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant and Managing Member of Powerful Accounting, LLC - a nationally recognizedaccounting, tax and consulting firm.

Dr. Christopher Kukk

Dr. Christopher Kukk

Board Member

Dr. Kukk is Professor of Political Science at Western Connecticut State University, a Fulbright Scholar, and founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation.

Esther Bobowick

Esther Bobowick

Board Member

Esther Bobowick is a professional development specialist and teacher with over twenty-five years of diversified experience. Her primary fields of application have been the definition of new program objectives and content, organization and implementation of development programs, and evaluation of programs, at all levels of the school hierarchy.

Nicolas Ortner

Nicolas Ortner

Board Member

Nicolas Ortner is the CEO of “The Tapping Solution,” and Creator and Executive Producer of the breakthrough documentary, “The Tapping Solution,” which explores EFT or “tapping”, a healing tool based on ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology.

Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele, USMC (Ret.)

Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele, USMC (Ret.)

Board Member

Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele, USMC (Ret.), is the Associate Vice President for Veterans Research and Director of Military Partnerships while leading the University of South Florida’s Veterans Reintegration Initiative.

Dan Anderson

Dan Anderson

Board Member

Dan Anderson is a Darien CT native and friend of Scarlett Lewis since attending Darien High School. Dan now lives in Darien with his wife Jen and 3 children.

Robert Haines

Robert Haines

Board Member

Robert Haines is a lifelong friend of Scarlett and current resident of Darien, CT with his wife Colleen and 3 children. After graduating from Colorado State University in 1990 Robert has been working in the financial services industry.

Dax Cummings

Dax Cummings

Board Member

Dax Cummings is a Managing Director of the Kessler Group’s Strategic Partnership group. He joined Kessler in 2011 after spending the previous five years as a founder and COO of Revolution Money, a payments company that was sold to American Express.

Rev. Dr. Laura Bessem-Arrey Tanyi, MD

Rev. Dr. Laura Bessem-Arrey Tanyi, MD

Board Member

Rev. Dr. Laura Tanyi (Asher) M.D. is an interfaith minister and integrative family physician. She is devoted to serving the holistic needs of children around the world who are suffering , traumatized and/ or are impoverished.

Vince Benevento

Vince Benevento

Board Member

Vince Benevento is the Founder of Causeway Collaborative in Westport, CT and a Licensed Professional Counselor. His 10+ years of experience in supporting young adults is united by a single purpose: to help students, young professionals, and those who are struggling to plan for the future and to realize their potential.