LITTLE SAINT NICK FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Raymond Mohler Jr.
CEO of the Foundation; Chairman of the Board; Chairman of the Executive Committee
Ray was born and raised in Lynbrook, New York and founded the Little Saint Nick Foundation, Inc. in 2004 at age six. He has been inspiring and helping kids across America for over 16 years now and has been featured on Nickelodeon's The HALO Effect and Subaru's Share the Love Event. He currently is a senior at the University of Tampa studying Entrepreneurship.
At age four, he was diagnosed with a rare hip joint disease. He had nothing to take his mind off of the fear and anxiety that he was experiencing. A few days after his hospital stay, he told his parents that he wanted to do something for those children who had to stay in the hospital. His parents suggested that he could take some of his birthday (which is Christmas Eve) and Christmas gifts and give them to the hospital that he was at. A few days after Christmas, he went to the hospital and donated half of his birthday and Christmas gifts. For Ray, one toy donation wasn’t enough. He wanted to do more. The next year, Ray and his parents went around the neighborhood in his home town of Lynbrook, New York asking for money donations so that he could go buy toys for the children in the hospital. That winter he donated even more toys with the money he raised. He realized at the age of six that giving back is truly something he is passionate about. With the help of his parents, he formed this life changing organization, The Little Saint Nick Foundation.
Raymond Mohler Sr.
Vice Chairman of the Board; Treasure; Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee; Chairman of the Finance Committee
Vice Chairperson of Marketing & Public Relations Committee
Lori began her career as a senior public relations executive for some of the world’s top PR agencies, including Edelman, Burson-Marsteller, and Porter Novelli, before she formed her own company, NV Media, Inc., in 2010. With more than 20 years of experience, Lori has helped lead some of the world’s largest healthcare product launches to date, including Botox and Viagra.
She has also worked with dozens of high-profile celebrities including Hillary Clinton, Tim Russert, Former Surgeon Attorney General Kenneth Moritsugu, Dr. Mehmet Oz, Kathleen Turner, and Jack Nicklaus, to name a few. She also led the widely-televised global event commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Charles Lindbergh’s flight with grandson Erik Lindbergh, and she was the publicist for Melanie Bloom, helping her to break her silence about her late husband, NBC correspondent David Bloom, and his death in Iraq from a pulmonary embolism.
Under NV Media Inc., Lori has executed publicity efforts for dozens of authors, reality television stars, healthcare brands and high-level executives including Bravo’s Blood, Sweat and Heels star Brie Bythewood, motivational speaker Gabrielle Bernstein, commercial real estate mogul Faith Hope Consolo, E!'s Famously Single star, Dr. Darcy Sterling, renowned activist Gloria Feldt, and several others.
What makes Lori stand out from other PR executives is the fact that she’s not only a PR executive, she’s a journalist as well. In 2010, Lori launched CupidsPulse, an entertainment and celebrity relationship website. Over the past few years, she’s had the opportunity to interview more than 100+ celebrities both on and off-camera including Kelly Ripa, Wayne Brady, Tyler Henry, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Erin Andrews and Patti Stanger.
In addition to booking interviews for her clients, Lori is often called upon by the media as an expert resource herself. She has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Huffington Post, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s Day, Working Mother, Shape, Parenting, and has appeared on Fox News, Oxygen TV, and The Suze Orman Show. She was also chosen as a media influencer for The Wendy Williams Show and an ambassador for Ford Fusion Energi cars. Lori is a regular contributor to Fox News Magazine, AskMen, and Bustle and she’s been featured in two books.
Lori is a multi-faceted communications professional with a 360-degree view of the ever-evolving communications landscape.
Board Secretary & Chairman of the Governance Committee
John is Founder and President of GCS Business Capital, LLC (GCS), an investment and global business advisory firm specializing in international cross-border equity joint ventures & strategic alliances between companies from the U.S. and North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia and AsiaPacific. John is a global business strategy expert and growth accelerator, entrepreneur, M&A advisor, investor, professor and author having personally executed on-the-ground business strategies in 100+ countries on six continents.
Chairman of the Corporate Fundraising Committee
Robert founded the Di Noto Group, which is a New York commercial real estate investment company based out of Woodbury, NY.
The principal of TDG, Robert DiNoto, is in charge of acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and asset management. With more than 100 years of combined real estate experience, Mr. DiNoto and his team have spearheaded the acquisition and development of over 850 real estate assets, comprising over 12.5 million square feet.
Together with a powerful network of transactional partners, The DiNoto Group deals with a wide variety of commercial properties and instruments, including apartment buildings, shopping centers, office buildings, non-performing mortgage loans, and short term, high-yield lending. Key to The DiNoto Group investment philosophy is diversification across sectors, to maximize return, while minimizing risk.
Chairman of the Individual Fundraising Committee
Mark is the president of GIM Electronics Corp. in Hicksville, NY. GIM Electronics’ primary focus is Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. They also provide complete IT solutions including Hardware, Software, Security, Implementation and Support. They are partners with the leaders in the industry including Datto, Veritas, Dell, HP, Sonicwall, Symantec, Barracuda, Microsoft and others.
Senator Todd Kaminsky
Todd is currently a New York State Senator. Todd graduated from Long Beach High School, received his law degree, magna cum laude, from New York University, and his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Michigan. He currently lives in Long Beach, NY with his wife, Ellen, and son, Rafe.
Vice Chairman of the Marketing & Public Relations Committee
Part owner of The Legacy Agency Worldwide which manages all off-field business affairs for professional athletes from all sports. They specifically focus on broadcasting, securing endorsements, personal appearances, speaking engagements, memorabilia signings, developing business to business relationships and licensing opportunities. In addition, they provide strategic consulting services to corporations interested in accessing professional athletes and celebrities to enhance their overall marketing and client entertainment initiatives.
Chairperson of the Chapter Development Committee
Elaine Young began her career in Sales and Marketing. After several years of working with one of Europe’s fastest growing companies, Elaine opened her own business, LCJ Ltd, in the United Kingdom. As an event marketing company, LCJ focused upon customer intercept for large brands. With over 50 employees specializing in promotional events and experimental marketing, LCJ worked on behalf of some of the UK’s and Ireland’s largest telecommunications companies, energy providers, and consumer brands.
After moving to the United States Elaine pursued her passion and studied Performing Arts. Most recently, Elaine studied with Michael Howard in the Michael Howard Studios in NYC. Elaine has a number of credits to her name in the UK and the USA in television and independent films and commercials.
Elaine has had first hand experience with the enormously positive impact that the Little Saint Nick Gift Bag Program brings to a child, after one of her three children, five year-old son Jake, had fallen. Needing medical attention, she and husband Jesse rushed Jake to the hospital. LSN’s Gift Bag Program helped allay her son Jake's fear and anxiety so much that Elaine felt she needed to commit to getting her and family involved to help spread Little Saint Nick’s word and mission. During the last two years within her local community, Elaine has raised several thousands of dollars and sponsorships for the Little Saint Nick Foundation’s New York Chapter.
Chairman of the Marketing & Public Relations Committee
Jesse Young is an entrepreneur with a proven track record of growing/managing direct sales and marketing services for telecommunications, financial services, energy and charitable organizations. Jesse is President of Credico Group International, a leading global network of independent sales offices partnering with clients to reach customers through face-to-face sales and marketing programs, with 400+ offices in 16 countries.
Jesse Young is also President of Credico (USA) LLC, where he has used his ability to shape and mentor sales professionals and built its client base from one to 15 US clients (including 6 Fortune 100 companies) since entering the market in 2005. Within the last 3 years, Credico’s USA network has grown from 50 independent sales professionals to 1,500+. Today, Credico USA provides clients with access to sales teams in almost every major metropolitan area in the U.S. Leveraging its international experience with some of the world’s blue chip institutions, Credico addresses industry-level threats, opportunities, and seeks to apply all relevant learning to other business sectors. The independent sales offices are led by owners who, having completed Credico’s management training program, are now successfully directing their own sales teams for Credico clients.
Before merging with Credico Europe, Jesse Young founded Per DM Contact Marketing Limited in response to UK markets' need for a field sales organization capable of delivering consistent high-quality results. He recruited the best people, provided them with the tools and motivation to be successful, and quickly grew his team of dedicated sales professionals. Jesse Young is also a partner in a number of other ventures including Bioceutica, a beauty and wellness company, and GiveBridge, an international leader in face-to-face fundraising.
Jesse also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Economics and Marketing from Brown University.