Susan Lowe CPA, CFO
Susan Lowe is the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for Riverside Community Care, a large behavioral healthcare and human services nonprofit in Massachusetts. In addition to her role on the PIFBS board, she serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Strategies for Youth. Her most recent experiences prior to joining Riverside were as the Chief Financial Officer for various non-profit organizations including HCS, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, Physicians for Human Rights, FSG an international non-profit consulting firm and The Children’s Communication Center, where she focused on strategy and led finance and accounting, IT, administration, operations and human resources. Earlier in her career she held various roles in management and finance, including experiences in environmental engineering, software development, retail, and membership-based organizations. Susan holds a Master’s of Science in Accountancy and Business Ethics from Bentley University; a Graduate Certificate in Management and Administration from Harvard University’s Extension School, and a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science and Economics from Bucknell University. She is a CPA licensed in Massachusetts.
Richard J. Gelles
Richard J. Gelles holds The Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence in the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Co-Faculty Director of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research. Gelles received his A.B. degree from Bates College (1968), an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Rochester (1971), and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of New Hampshire (1973). He has authored, co-authored, and edited 26 books. His latest book is The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Do Not Work—And a Blue Print for Change (Left Coast Press). Although a devoted and passionate fan of the Boston Red Sox, he has been won over by the Philadelphia Phillies and is now a season ticket holder.
David assumed the duties as the Security Director, Operations of the Philadelphia Regional Security Center in September 2017.
A native of Rochester, NY, David graduated high school in 1995 and immediately enlisted as an Intelligence Specialist in the United States Navy. He served in various operational and leadership positions globally including positions assigned to U.S.S Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71); U.S. Special Operations Command; U.S. Joint Special Operations Command; Commander, SIXTH Fleet; U.S. Defense Attaché Office, and the U.S. Embassy Vilnius Lithuania. David’s final role was an Officer in Charge of a Human Intelligence/Interrogator team operating throughout Afghanistan with Navy Expeditionary Intelligence Command and Naval Special Warfare.
His military education includes Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Specialist Course, Navy Special Warfare Intelligence Course, Navy Strike Warfare School, Navy and Marine Corps Human Intelligence Course, Joint Interrogator School, Advanced Source Operations Course, Riverine Combat School and various intelligence and operational skills related courses.
David’s operational deployments include three tours under Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; four tours during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, Afghanistan, and various other short to medium duration global operations.
In his free time David enjoys working on his 1800’s farmhouse in Lehigh Valley, attending local sporting events, watching NY Yankees baseball, and working with veterans transitioning from active duty to the civilian workforce.
Michael is the Director of Marketing at ESPN, whose love of baseball runs deep. He is a graduate of Boston College. Michael is excited to be a part of PIFBS, because it reminds him that so much good can come from baseball – easy to forget when you’re a Mets fan.
As Global Commercial Director for Wilson Sporting Goods in baseball marketing, Michael “Marko” Markovich brings tremendous insight, connections, and energy to our organization. A self-proclaimed “zero tool prospect”, Marko’s professional success in the baseball industry has more than made up for his inability to hit the breaking ball. Marko’s service on the Pitch In For Baseball & Softball board stems from his belief that every child deserves the opportunity to fall in love with baseball or softball, and that the good deed of just one person can launch that lifelong love of the game.
A competitive and adventurous nature has driven Cathy’s professional endeavors, propelling her to consistent success. Cathy attended UCLA and played on the national championship softball team. Working her way from the ground-up, Cathy delved into many facets of the title and escrow industry. Her experience has proven an ideal platform upon which to establish herself as a highly qualified and diverse professional. The company holds licenses in 49 states. Leading an enthusiastic and proactive group of title and escrow specialists, Cathy strives to ensure that her team utilizes technology, exceptional customer service and thorough communication in providing their clients with the services they require. A proactive self-starter, Cathy enjoys cooking, boating, baseball, softball, and most of all, her six grandkids. She is an avid volunteer, giving her time and talents to local organizations.
Allison Parsell is the Fastpitch Promotions Manager at Wilson Sporting Goods. With almost 10 years of industry experience, and a background in playing, Allison has helped to shape the softball side of PIFBS. The relationships that she has built with NCAA teams, professional athletes and other consultants within in the softball community has assisted in providing PIFBS the opportunity to connect with key players. As a Florida State University graduate and softball alum, her love of growing the sport keeps her driven to make sure all players who want to play the game have the opportunity to do so.
Based in New York City, Mr. Pincus serves as a consultant on editorial matters, public relations, and the internet. With experience as Assistant Commissioner, Communications, for NYC’s Department of Parks and Recreation, a senior editor and reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, as a senior executive for the National Hockey League, and the author of several books, Arthur brings a wide array of expertise and talent to Pitch In For Baseball & Softball.
A diehard Phillies fan, philanthropist, father, and long-time supporter of Little League International, Bill is the inspiration behind Pitch In For Baseball & Softball. Bill wanted to share his passion for baseball and softball with needy kids in Poland, where equipment is not easily accessible. PIFBS continues to support youth baseball and softball organizations in Poland. Bill is also the Vice President of the Copernicus Society of America, a Philadelphia area private foundation.
Roy Smalley, III
Baseball is in Roy’s blood. An All-American at USC, he followed that up with 13 Major League seasons including 9 with the Minnesota Twins and 2+ with the New York Yankees. Career highlights include the Twins 1987 World Championship and starting at shortstop in the 1979 All-Star game. Following retirement from the game, Roy served as the Executive Director of the 1991 International Special Olympics and was a baseball analyst on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”. Roy was also inducted into the USC Hall of Fame and the college baseball Hall of Fame. Currently, Roy is an analyst for Twins broadcasts on Fox Sports North. He and his wife, Christine, have three grown children and four grandchildren.
As CEO, Terry Smith has led Rushmore to seven years of strong growth in the Residential Mortgage Servicing space. Rushmore has become a nationally recognized high-touch special servicer that is an approved Seller-Servicer with FreddieMac, FannieMae, & GinnieMae. Rushmore currently has over 150k loans on the platform and growing, plus is rated by S&P, Fitch, DBRS, & Kroll. Rushmore has offices in Irvine, CA, Dallas, TX, and San Juan, PR. Mr. Smith is also a Senior Managing Director at Roosevelt Management Company for the last nine years, where he is responsible for capital markets, operations, and servicing. Terry formerly worked at Ellington Management Group, as a Managing Director and at Morgan Stanley as an Executive Director. He also worked for C-Bass and was responsible for a start-up and management of a 125-person team which performed due diligence, property valuation, and REO asset disposition functions. Mr. Smith was with EMC/Bear Stearns for 12 years and was responsible for a 60-person Capital Markets Operations Team.