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.
Board Vice President
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 business development aspects of 1in6 and spearheads our year end fund raiser.
Dr. David Lisak is the President and a founding member of the 1in6 Board of Directors and a retired Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He has studied the long term effects of childhood abuse in adult men, and the relationship between early abuse and the later perpetration of 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 has served as faculty for the National Judicial Education Program and the American Prosecutors Research Institute and he consults frequently with law enforcement and prosecutors on sexual violence and homicide cases across the country. Dr. Lisak has conducted workshops in all fifty states, and he also consults widely with universities, the U.S. military, and other institutions regarding sexual assault prevention and policies.
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David chairs the board of directors, coordinates all communication between staff and board, and facilitates board and committee meetings.
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.
Cam is responsible for oversight of legal issues related to the successful operation of 1in6.
Former All-Pro defensive end Marcellus Wiley is an NFL analyst for ESPN and a co-host of ESPN2’s SportsNation and Max & Marcellus on 710AM ESPN Radio Los Angeles. Wiley regularly appears on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning, NFL Live, SportsCenter, and ESPNEWS, while also contributing to ESPN’s Super Bowl coverage.
A native of Compton, California, Marcellus attended Saint Monica Catholic High School where he graduated as the school’s Valedictorian and member of the National Honor Society. At Columbia University he played tailback, defensive end, and kick returner for the Lions. Marcellus was a first team All-American, an All-Ivy League pick, and was inducted into the Ivy League Hall of Fame in 2013.
Marcellus was selected out of Columbia University with the 22nd pick of the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. After four seasons with the Bills, he played for the San Diego Chargers, Dallas Cowboys and Jacksonville Jaguars. He was selected to the AFC Pro Bowl team in 2001, as a member of the San Diego Chargers. He is now retired from the NFL after playing a total of 10 seasons.