Adam La Reau is a former Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy who began his military career as a Midshipman at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, NY. After graduating and earning his commission in 2002, he became the first USMMA Midshipman to report directly to–and successfully complete–the U.S. Navy’s Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training to earn the title of U.S. Navy SEAL. After completing BUD/S and advanced training, he spent his career with east coast-based Navy SEAL Teams. Adam left active duty in August 2013 and received his MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Upon graduation, he Founded One Summit and Co-Founded O2X Human Performance.
Stephen Hardy recently retired from the University of New Hampshire where he was a Professor of Kinesiology and Affiliate Professor of History. He and his wife, Donna, live in NH where they raised three wonderful sons: Josh, Ben, and Nate. The Hardy’s deeply connect with One Summit as their life experiences have brought them to fully understand the concept behind our “like-minded warriors”. The Hardy’s eldest son, Josh, lost his battle to brain cancer in 1993 when he was only 18 years older. The Hardy’s youngest son, Nate, a Navy SEAL, was killed in action in 2008. Through these experiences, Steve understands the powerful impact of bringing these two groups of like-minded warriors together.
Brad joins our Board from South Kingstown, Rhode Island and North Palm Beach, Florida. Brad received his Bachelors of Science from University of Rhode Island in 1955. He received his Honorary Doctor of Commerce from University of Rhode Island in 1982 and his Honorary Doctor of Business Administration from Roger Williams University in 1989. Brad served as a Lieutenant in the United States Naval reserve from 1955-1958. Brad served as the President, Chairman & CEO of A.T. Cross Company, retiring in 2013. Brad also held positions on the Board of Directors of; American Stock Exchange, Bausch & Lomb Corporation, A.T. Cross Company, and Fleet Financial Group.
Joe began his career in the United States Army. He served in Army for two years as an infantry sergeant. After service, he married his high school sweetheart, Susan. Susan unfortunately passed away in 2004 after a year and a half battle with breast cancer. Joe and Susan have three amazing children, Meghan, Adam, and Jesse. Joe taught high school in Nutley, NJ for ten years. He began the town soccer program and became the first high school varsity soccer coach. He spent the last 20 years of his career as a kitchen cabinet designer and salesman. He was selected salesman of the year nine times.
Matthew Fedor is a litigation partner at the law firm Drinker Biddle & Reath. Additionally, Matt was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to serve as a member of the District X Ethics Committee, which investigates ethics complaints against attorneys. Matt has been peer-nominated and selected to Super Lawyers – Rising Stars every year from 2009 through 2015. In 2013, he was named to the New Jersey Law Journal’s list of “New Leaders of the Bar.” Matt resides in Basking Ridge, New Jersey with his wife and three children.
Jason Mitchell is a Manufacturing and Operations Management Executive in the shipbuilding industry; currently working at Bath Iron Works, overseeing construction of DDG51 and DDG1000 Class Destroyers, as the Director of Ground Assembly. He has been with General Dynamics shipbuilding and repair business units for over fifteen years. Jason has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the Unites States Merchant Marine Academy Kings and a Master of Science, Business and Operations Management from San Diego State University. Jason resides in ME with his beautiful family consisting of wife Amanda, daughter Avery, and son Bowen.
John Roth is a portfolio manager at Fidelity Management & Research Company. Fidelity is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, benefits outsourcing and other financial services. Mr. Roth manages Fidelity New Millennium Fund, Fidelity Mid-Cap Stock Fund, and co-manages Fidelity Advisor New Insights Fund. Before joining Fidelity in 1999, Mr. Roth worked as an equity trader at Tucker Anthony. He has been in the investments industry since 1992. Mr. Roth earned his bachelor of arts degree in economics from Colby College and his master of business administration degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) charterholder.
Tom has been an entrepreneur and investor in early stage impact firms since 1988. Professional highlights include serving as: Mentor and entrepreneur in residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab, founder and CEO of the Silicon Valley information management firm FARM Inc., trustee of the American University in Bulgaria, director of B Lab, managing director of Sonen Capital, and board chair of the Global Giving Foundation. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College, an M.B.A from Stanford University, and a Master of Theological Studies degree with an emphasis on ethics from Harvard University.
Alissa Farber is a non-profit consultant, coach, teacher, trainer, and writer. She has over 15 years of professional and pro-bono experience with Boston’s public schools, small businesses, and local and national non-profit organizations. Alissa holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University, a masters from Harvard University and is working towards her certification as a Professional Coach. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Jamaica Plain, MA. Alissa’s expertise coupled with her passion for our mission makes her an extraordinary addition to our advisory team.