Richard Otto Schmid, Founding President
Mike Scott, Founding Vice President
Bud Dixon, Founding Board Director
Felicia DiRocco, Founding Board Secretary
Felicia has been part of the Maximilian Foundation since 2014 when she joined as the Founding Board Secretary. Having 3 school age children, the decision to be a part of the organization was an easy one. “I’m passionate about keeping my kids safe and teaching them to make good decisions. Why not be a part of an organization that shares this value with local youth?”
As the Board Secretary, Felicia touches almost everything the organization does including the programs supported such as STYLE (Student Team Building Youth Leadership & Experience), MIST (Mindfulness Infusion for Students & Teachers), Project Aware and Steered Straight.
In a prior, corporate life, Felicia was the Vice President of Marketing for First Atlantic. She also worked for various advertising agencies on accounts like Radisson Hotels, McCormick Spices, Pentel, and Ginsana.
Jon Aneson, Founding Board Director
Don Myers, Board Director
Don Myers has been a fixture in Long Beach Township leadership for almost a half century, giving professional insight and charitable support that helped shape the community for the better. Under his watch, the Long Beach Township beach patrol grew to become one of the most recognized and best managed departments in the country.
A graduate of Drexel University, a Brant Beach homeowner, and proud father of Madeline and Hannah; Don has a record of volunteerism and community service. Creating the first Lifeguard in Training (LIT) program in the nation in 1988 to originating the first Beach Wheels program in the state, Don found ways to innovate Long Beach Township, while supervising the Long Beach Township Beach Patrol for 28 years before retiring in 2014. He is currently active with Southern Regional School District, LBI 18 Mile Run, Ship Bottom Christmas Parade Committee, LBI Rotary Club and the Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean County.
Lisa Musarra, Board Director
Jill Chandler, Board Member
Bill Scott, Founding Board Director
Bill Scott is a Founding Member of the Maximilian Board of Directors. He joined the foundation out of respect to my friend Rick Schmid. I also saw it as a possible opportunity to celebrate young Max’s short life.
Having worked Narcotics during my career, he can say unequivocally the “War on Drugs” has been lost thus far. Substance Abuse Addiction destroys, people, their lives, families and worse breaks many hearts, especially those of Mothers and Fathers.
He is Graduate of St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA. He is retired from a career in U.S Postal Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service. As a US Postal Inspector, Bill was assigned to various domicile offices where he worked criminal investigative assignments in New York, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, NY, Washington, DC, Newark, NJ, Bala Cynwyd, PA, Philadelphia, PA and Bellmawr, NJ. His investigative work included External Crimes, Narcotics, Violent Crimes and Assaults, Mail Fraud investigations. He was also a Team Leader, Supervisor and during his tenure was assigned to the Regional Chief Postal Inspectors Office in both the Northeast Region and Eastern Region as the Management and Operations Analyst for the Regional Chief Inspectors.
Bill was also a dedicated NJ State Certified EMT for over 25 years serving NJ communities as a volunteer EMT in Evesham Twp. EMS and Stafford Twp. EMS, where he became a Life Member of the later. Bill taught EMT and was a Certified NJ State EMT Instructor/ Lead Instructor. He taught EMT and EMS in Camden County College and the Ocean County Fire and EMS Academy, Ocean County, NJ. Following his retirement from the US Postal Inspection Service, Bill returned to School to continue his EMS work and education. He became a Nationally Registered EMT Paramedic working Paramedic assignments in Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May Counties, NJ for Health Care providers like MONOC in Ocean County and AtlantiCare, Atlantic and Cape May Counties until his retirement from Paramedicine in 2014.
Bill and his wife of 48 years, Nina Salvo Scott, now reside in Rotonda West, FL. They have three Children, Billy, Kelley and Michael and six Grandchildren. Bill will continue to work and serve with the Board to achieve the Goals and Objectives of the Maximilian Foundation.
Robert Rue, Founding Attorney
Dawn Dunkin, Founding Board Admin