Board of Directors 2017-01-09T19:59:32+00:00

Board of Directors

PJ Fox III (President)

  • Chief Operating Officer, The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence (RI)
  • Former Executive Director, Button Hole Golf Course and Teaching Center (Providence, RI)
  • Former Director of Operations; Former Director of Training and Special Projects, AmeriCorps for The Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence
  • Extensive NPO management experience; responsible for $1.6 M budget; 50+ employees
  • Former baseball coach: Ireland National Team; freshman team, La Salle Academy, Prov., RI

Thomas J. Skala (Vice-President)

  • Retired President of Fleet National Bank (RI)
  • Expertise in finance, investments, fundraising, and development
  • Experience in legislative and governmental relations
  • Nonprofit board experience:
    • United Way of RI (1970-98); Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce (1975-90)
    • RI Public Expenditure Council (1972-98); Providence Children’s Museum (1985-90)
    • Providence College Board of Trustees (1992-2003); Roman Catholic Diocese (1970-95)

Aaron A. Spacone (Secretary)

  • Associate, Barton Gilman LLP
  • Former Law Clerk; Associate Justice Gilbert V. Indeglia; Rhode Island Supreme Court
  • Former Law Clerk; Connecticut Superior Court; Former legal intern; NLRB
  • Former Judicial Intern U.S. District Court of R.I., Chambers of Hon. William E. Smith
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. 2013; Law Review
  • Villanova University, 2010; Vice President, Club Tennis Team
  • 2-Time, First-Team Rhode Island All-State tennis player

Joseph R. Marion III, Esq. (Treasurer)

  • Counsel, Financial and Estate Planning Group, Adler, Pollock & Sheehan P.C. (2011-Pres)
  • Former counsel, Private Client/Trust & Estates Group, Burns & Levinson LLP.
  • Focus on: estate, long term care, tax and business planning, and real estate, in RI & MA
  • Author/Lecturer, Estate & Business Succession Planning; “2011-14” Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Rhode Island Super Lawyer 2015, Trusts and Estates; Best Lawyers in America 2013, 2014
  • University of Rhode Island, ‘98, B.A.; Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D.
  • Board Service: Lifespan Advisory Board; Finance Committee, URI Alumni Association;
  • Catholic Foundation of RI, James L. Maher Center, Newport County Council of the Arts

Peter A. Brock

  • President, New England Patriots Alumni Club
  • Former Offensive Lineman: named to H.S. and College All-America teams
  • NFL 1st Rd Draft Pick, New England Patriots (1976-87); Started Super Bowl XX
  • Dedicated community and civic leader
  • Honored as 2013 “Man of the Year” in Boston; 2013 YMCA area “Legend Award”
  • Accomplished motivational speaker
  • Former Owner/President – Frontline Technologies (software consulting company)

Daniel J. Holmander

  • Counsel and Chairman, Patent Services and Trademark & Copyright Service Group, Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, P.C.
  • Registered attorney, USPTO; extensive experience developing/executing IP strategies
  • Former Partner, intellectual property law; Barlow, Josephs & Holmes Ltd. (2007-2015)
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest level of professional excellence)
  • Former adjunct Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law, J.D, 2000
  • NPO: The Groden Network; Autism Society of America, Center for Women & Enterprise

Phillip Norton

  • 25 Year Broadcast Executive
  • Specialties: radio station start-ups, turnarounds and format changes
  • Business to Business products: national sales & marketing
  • TowerStream Broadband 2001-2007; GoGo Cast Digital Media 2011-2013
  • Expertise in sports marketing sales
  • Active in youth sports as coach and fundraiser

Charles W. (Chuck) Wilson

  • Founder and Executive Director of Even Field, Inc.
  • Named one of the “100 Most Influential Sports Educators in America”
  • Close to 17-years as an award-winning host, interviewer, commentator on ESPN Radio
  • Named runner-up for “Best National Sports Radio Host of the Decade” (2000-09)
  • Member: Rhode Island Radio Hall-of-Fame and Words Unlimited Hall of Fame