Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board is comprised of internationally renowned researchers, business leaders, policymakers, innovators, and health care professionals.  They meet multiple times each year to provide counsel and guidance to the Foundation's Executive Team and work with the Scientific Advisory Board to further the Foundation's overall mission.  They also provide strategic advice to the Executive Team throughout the year on specific projects in their area of expertise.

Patrik Schmidle 

Patrik Schmidle is the CEO & Co-Founder of CARI Therapeutics; an innovative digital health company that is conducting NSF (National Science Foundation) and NIH (National Institute of Health) funded research to transform the detection, monitoring, and treatment of substance misuse. Over his 20+ year career, Patrik has led teams in diverse environments, including start-ups, mid-sized privately held companies as well as large, publicly traded companies. He is an alumnus of Weber State University (B.A.) and University of San Diego (M.A.).

Ambassador Mark Hambley (ret

Ambassador Mark Hambley (ret) is an American diplomat. During three-decade-long career in the U.S. diplomatic service, Hambley served in fourteen different postings, many of them in Middle Eastern countries, including as U.S. Ambassador in Qatar and, later, in Lebanon and as the U.S. Consul General in Alexandria, Egypt, and in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Also, Hambley was posted in Saudi Arabia during the November 1979 Grand Mosque Seizure. Other assignments took him to Vietnam, Yemen, Jordan, Tunisia, and Libya during periods of war, coups, and civil unrest.  

Lynn Mattice

 Lynn Mattice is a distinguished member of the international security community. He brings decades of enterprise risk, intelligence, and cybersecurity to the table from his experience as Chief Security Officer at Fortune 500 companies like Whirlpool and Northrop Grumman. Lynn is also a Board Member of the International Security Management Association and Senior Fellow at George Washington University – Center of Cyber and Homeland Security.  He is an alumnus of George Washington University and California State-Long Beach. 

Caltha Seymour

Caltha Seymour is an ethics education associate, specializing in corporate culture and collegiate athletics programs for Priority Thinking®. She facilitates the Women, Leadership & Ethics program.  Caltha is currently a Program Manager for a Fortune 500 company, a former associate athletics director, leading and managing academic operations for 3 NCAA Division I institutions of higher education, including cadet-athletes at the US Military Academy–West Point. She consulted for the NFL and National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc. Caltha earned her  MBA in International Business from Tulane. She serves on the AthLife Foundation Board of Directors.

Massimo Pani

Massimo Pani is a global security, counter-terrorism, and government policing expert.  He has held key positions with multiple law enforcement agencies include NATO, EUPOL, and the Italian Arma dei Carabinieri. Massimo’s distinguished career has taken him to unstable geo-political locals like Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo. He is an alumnus of Loughborough University (MSc), University of Rome- Tor Vergata (BA MSc), La Sapienza University (LLM), and the Italian police academies in Modena and Rome.

Scott Carl

Scott Carl is an digital business leader helping organizations achieve their strategic goals through digital transformation.  He was the Chief Information Officer at Parsons Corporation, a global digital solution provider in the cyber, defense and infrastructure markets. Scott was responsible for the visionary leadership of information technology, security and engineering systems support services.  Prior to Parsons, he was an Account Executive at Perot Systems Corporation, a global IT services firm, where he delivered information technology services to achieve customer business objectives. He sits on several information technology focused advisory boards and is an alumnus of Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.

Massimiliano Carpino 

Massimiliano Caprino’s expertise lies in the arena of global compliance and legal.  Massimiliano experience includes prestigious roles like General Counsel & Board Member of Gucci (Kering Group) and Group Compliance Advisor to Dolce and Gabbana. He is also an adjunct professor in Comparative Criminal Law at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy. Massimiliano is an alumnus of Università degli Studi di Parma (J.D.), University College London (PGCert), University of St Andrews (PGCert).