Ari is a Los Angeles native. In 1996, while attending graduate school at UCLA, he co-founded Stamps.com, which is now the internet postage leader, commanding over 85 percent market share. Ari was responsible for venture capital relationships, regulatory relationships, and strategic partnerships. In 2000, he left Stamps.com to co-found Archive, Inc., a data storage software company, which was sold in 2002. Ari then returned to his alma mater, Harvard-Westlake, to teach American history and coach basketball for several years before becoming Bright Star Schools’ first CEO in late 2007.
Ari is a founding partner of the Los Angeles Social Venture Partners and has held positions on the boards of Ethos Water, eTeamz, and CoreObjects Software. Ari’s non-profit experience includes service on the Boards of Directors of the Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund of Los Angeles, the Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles, and Jewish Big Brothers-Big Sisters. Ari holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Psychology from UC Berkeley and a Juris Doctor and Masters of Business Administration from UCLA.
Ari is involved in strategic planning for 1in6, specific to the use of web related technologies and how to better serve our clients using those technologies.
Patti has been Executive Director for 22 years of Peace Over Violence (formerly LACAAW — the Los Angles Commission on Assaults Against Women), one of the oldest sexual, domestic and interpersonal violence prevention centers in the country. Under Patti’s direction, Peace Over Violence has become one of the leading domestic violence/sexual assault prevention agencies in the United States and Patti is considered a national expert in the field. She has co-authored several books, including “50 Ways to a Safer World” and “What Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence.” In 2004 Patti was honored for her commitment to preventing violence and promoting peace with a California Peace Prize from The California Wellness Foundation.
Patti holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Buffalo and a MA in Non-Profit Management. A black belt in karate and a master self-defense trainer, Patti founded the first women’s martial arts school in Southern California in 1978. Patti has also spearheaded advocacy efforts in support of the Sexual Assault Victims’ DNA Bill of Rights in California.
Patti serves as a liaison between 1in6 and existing agencies in the arena of violence and abuse, facilitating an understanding of the issues and needs of our target population in relation to those of others in this field.
In 1986 Greg became the first American to win the most difficult and prestigious bicycle race in the world, the Tour de France. Greg won the Tour de France a second time in 1989 and made history yet again with a third time victory in 1990. Greg also won the title of World Bicycle Road Racing Champion three times and received a host of recognition for his accomplishments. Greg was named Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year in 1989, ABC Wide World of Sports’ Athlete of the Year (twice), and one of the “50 Greatest Athletes of the Century” by Fox Sports Network. He has also received the prestigious Pernod Trophy Awarded for best cyclist in the world and USA Cycling’s Korbel Lifetime Achievement Award, and he is a member of the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame.
Prior to his formal retirement from competitive cycling in 1994, Greg founded a successful bicycle company which is now part of Trek Bicycles, America’s largest bicycle manufacture. In 2002, Greg founded LeMond Fitness, which produces high quality indoor exercise bikes. Today Greg and his family reside in Medina, Minnesota. His passions include nurturing young cyclists and pursuing an active calendar of public appearances to support and mentor athletes and kids in fitness and cycling.
Greg contributes his celebrity to the efforts of 1in6 to educate the community and raise societal awareness of the issue by appearing in promotional materials and public service announcements. Click here to read Greg’s welcome message to all 1in6.org visitors.
Greg is the former owner of Business Archives, a company involved in the records management industry. The company was started by Greg in 1987 and recently sold to the industry leader, Iron Mountain. At the time of its sale the company had revenues of approximately $5.2 million and employed 35 people. Prior to starting Business Archives Greg worked in the oil and gas industry for nine years with his last assignment in Cairo, Egypt.as Mideast Regional Sales Manager for an oilfield chemical company.
Greg is currently involved with several non-profit boards in the Frederick, Md. area including Heartly House, a NPO focusing on domestic violence and sexual abuse, and one of the local Rotary clubs, serving on the Board of Directors as well as chairing its Community Service Committee. He recently ended a term on the Board of St. Thomas More, an independent catholic school. Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Distribution and an MBA from Texas A&M University.
Greg chairs the board of directors, coordinates all communication between staff and board, and facilitates board and committee meetings.
Board Member/Recording Secretary
Dr. David Lisak is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He studies the long term effects of childhood abuse in adult men, and the relationship between early abuse and the later perpetration of interpersonal violence. His research has been published in leading journals in psychology, trauma and violence, and he was the founding editor of the journal, Psychology of Men and Masculinity. In addition to his research and teaching, Dr. Lisak serves as faculty for the National Judicial Education Program and the American Prosecutors Research Institute and consults frequently with law enforcement and prosecutors on sexual violence and homicide cases across the country. Dr. Lisak has conducted workshops in more than forty states across the U.S., and also consults widely with universities, the U.S. military, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies.
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David is involved in program development, including oversight of the 1in6 community education and outreach campaign and support groups.
Martin is a highly successful actor in theater, television and film, and an award-winning author. His Broadway performances include Cabaret, Titanic, Spamalot, Bells Are Ringing, Big River, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and A Christmas Carol. His Off-Broadway performances include A Man of No Importance at Lincoln Center Theater, and The Cider House Rules with the Atlantic Theater Company. His film/TV credits include Possible Side Effects, The Next Big Thing, Private Parts, and Law & Order.
When Martin was 12 years old, he was manipulated by a camp counselor into what became a 3-year sexually abusive relationship. Years later Martin wrote a book about his experiences during and after the abuse, including its aftermath in his adult life and relationships. The Tricky Part: A Boy’s Story of Sexual Trespass, A Man’s Journey to Forgiveness, won a 2005 Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award and a 2005 Lambda Literary Award. Martin was also awarded a 2004 OBIE and two Drama Desk Nominations for his one-man play, The Tricky Part, based upon his award-winning memoir.
Martin contributes his celebrity to the efforts of 1in6 to educate the community and raise societal awareness of the issue by appearing in promotional materials and public service announcements. Click here to read Martin’s welcome message to all 1in6.org visitors.
Jarrod is the Assistant Department Head for Human Development and Family Science at Oklahoma State University. He holds a Bachelors of Science degree in History and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling and Student Personnel. Jarrod has worked in various leadership capacities at public and private universities for the past 21 years and specializes in creative solutions to complex problems.
A survivor of sexual abuse from age 8 to 17, Jarrod actively speaks in support of domestic violence programs, abuse prevention programs, survivor advocacy, and public awareness. Among other appearances, Jarrod appeared alongside 199 other brave survivors during the Oprah Winfrey 200 men episodes and has appeared on the National Public Radio program, On Point with Tom Ashbrook.
Jarrod is involved in development for 1in6, and assists with college and university outreach efforts as we develop those programs and services.
Ruth is a mentoring consultant to nonprofit leaders in the Los Angeles area. She previously served as Vice President of Community Based Programs for PROTOTYPES, an agency providing holistic domestic violence and HIV/AIDS related services for women, youth and families. Ruth has also served as Community Coordinator for the National W.A.R.N. Project (Women and AIDS Risk Network), a three-year research and intervention project funded by National Institute on Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism through the California School of Professional Psychology, and as Executive Director of the California Women’s Commission on Alcohol & Drug Dependencies and Haven House, a battered women’s shelter in Pasadena.
Ruth has co-authored a number of academic articles as well as the Domestic Violence Program Handbook (for Los Angels County). Her work has been honored with awards from the City of Los Angeles Housing Authority, Metro View Ministries, and the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence. She has served and continues to serve on a number of boards and committees, including the Southern California Coalition on Battered Women, the Los Angeles County Domestic Violence Council, the Los Angeles County Women’s Alcoholism Task Force, the National Women Abuse Prevention Project, and the National Black Institute on Community Health Issues, Inc.
Ruth is involved in development for 1in6, and assists with issues of cultural competency as we develop programs and services.
Cam is a Senior Associate at the Western Rivers Conservancy based out of Portland, OR. He has been involved with over $150,000,000 in conservation work with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and The Nature Conservancy through land acquisition, habitat restoration, and public lands facilities improvements within the National Wildlife Refuge System. Cam received his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and has a law degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Cam is published in conservation and public lands management. Cam’s interest in male childhood sexual abuse stems from his own experiences as a youth, and a belief that early intervention can help men deal with the consequences of early sexually abusive relationships.