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
Robert Rue, Founding Attorney
Dawn Dunkin, Founding Board Admin