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Board Of Directors

Founder Lisa Orloff works with a talented team of professionals to accomplish World Cares Center’s goals and mission.

Executive Committee

Lisa Orloff

President – Lisa Orloff

Founder & Chair
President, Resiliency Advisors LLC

Lisa C. Orloff is a thought leader in disaster management specializing in spontaneous volunteer management, community engagement and emotional resiliency. Orloff has nearly two decades of experience in the field and in the classroom. She is the founder of World Cares Center, the not for profit, voluntary organization she spearheaded post September 11, 2001 and the President of Resiliency Advisors, a consulting firm. She has authored Managing Spontaneous Community Volunteers in Disasters used in the field and in the classroom. Orloff has developed curriculum for the Pratt University Graduate program Facilities and Construction Management and contributes to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Fire Safety and Disaster Management Program.

Orloff has been called up by the Department of Defense, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health, multiple Offices of Emergency Management as well as grassroots groups as an advisor. Orloff is an executive trainer providing services to organizations including Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, the American Biological Safety Association, the Sri Lankan Department of Emergency Measures and Salud, Puerto Rico’s Department of Health. Orloff is the deployment lead responding to numerous disasters globally from the 9-11-2001 relief effort to the Haitian Earthquake, Hurricane Irene and Super Storm Sandy and Hurricanes Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. She is the recipient of the Mayor’s Voluntary Action Award for her relief work in and around Ground Zero and letters of commendation from the Department of Defense and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, Hope Worldwide, The Martin Luther King Human Rights Lifetime Achievement Award from Power Chaplain State of New York and a citation from the Brooklyn Borough President for her commitment to the local residents and community. In her spare time Orloff is a Firefighter at the Eastport Fire Department.

Treasurer – John Trottman

Prevention Chief

Fort Meade Fire & Emergency Services

David Fischer

Secretary – David Fischer

Partner, Loeb and Loeb, LLP

David Fischer represents public and private companies in a diverse range of corporate and capital markets transactions. His broad experience includes public and private securities offerings, derivative securities transactions, corporate governance and public company compliance, mergers and acquisitions, technology transfer transactions, and licensing agreements. David also assists clients with research and development, cryptocurrency offerings, business and fund formations, executive employment agreements, and employee equity plans.

David’s clients have included companies on all major U.S. securities exchanges. He has also worked with private firms in a variety of business sectors, including SaaS, investment and investment advisory services, semiconductors, television broadcasting, retail, sports, commodities, management consulting, and insurance brokerage. In addition, he has represented a foreign government in its high-tech R&D and off-the-shelf defense procurements.

David also regularly gives pro bono advice to World Cares Center, which provides training and management of civilian volunteers in disaster remediation.


Robert Fucito

Robert Fucito

Fannie Mae, VP, Center of Excellence – Enterprise Resiliency, Physical Security and Crisis Manager

Diane has over 20 years experience in the Financial Markets, specializing in Bank Loans. She has worked in Portfolio Management and key Operations roles at a number of banks and top tier investment firms. Having worked in both Front Office and Back Office roles Diane bring a wealth of experience and proven leadership skills to implement best practices at the firms with which she works. As a recognized Subject Matter Expert in the loan product she transitioned into consulting in 2014 bringing her drive for excellence, experience and leadership to client engagements where she helps financial institutions reach their strategic goals.

Dean B. Angelakos

Executive Director, Greater NY, LECET (Laborers- Employers Cooperation and Education Trust Fund

Dean has over 30 years of experience in the public, private, industry advocacy and union sectors, with a focus on business development thru strengthening and maintaining stakeholder relations, in policy and legislative analysis, and in developing community outreach.

Throughout his career, he has assumed varied roles while working for New York State and New York City. His work with city and state offices has included positions with both the City and State Comptrollers, the New York City Deputy Mayor for Finance and Economic Development, the New York City Council, and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. His private career includes time with several global engineering firms. Through his career, Mr. Angelakos has built long-lasting, professional relationships with the building trades and within the construction and design industries.

He also has been active for decades in industry, civic, philanthropic and educational boards and task forces.

Dean is a graduate of Stuyvesant H.S. and Cornell University. He is married to Helen Angelakos, a Global Human Resource professional, and their son Stephen recently graduated from Vanderbilt University and is attending Veterinary school.

Thomas Huff

NFL Alum, Teacher

Ana Raynes

Ana Maria Raynes

Founder Simplified Impact


James Von Bischoffshausen

Vice President, TD Bank

James von Bischoffshausen is an accomplished, client/customer and team centric Manager with over 15 years on retail Sales & People Management experience at TD Bank. He started his career out of college managing Health clubs and found understanding both client and employee’s real needs are at the heart of his purpose. After speaking with close friends and industry experts he decided to switch into banking 9 years ago where he could impact more peoples lives. He started off as a banker quickly rising to the top ranks in the Northeast focused on home lending and was promoted to Manager within this second year. He switched to TD in 2014 and has managed multiple locations, regions and varying demographics expanding his diversity. He has had the privilege of impacting 100s of employees within the NY/NYC markets and most recently in late 2019 early 2020 was promoted to Senior Store Manager @ the John & Broadway location. Our People, Our Clients, Our Community, their Homes, Businesses and Growth/Well-being is at the Core what motives him everyday.

Patrick Alesi

Patrick Alesi is a Managing Director and the Americas Head of Business Resilience at the global financial services firm Nomura. Joining the firm in June 2010, Mr. Alesi and his team are responsible for business continuity planning, crisis management, disaster recovery, and third-party risk. Mr. Alesi previously worked for Lehman Brothers in the Business Continuity Management group, ultimately as global co-head of the function, holding the title of Senior Vice President. Immediately following the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, Mr. Alesi became a Director at Barclays Capital, where he served on the IT Transition team overseeing the delivery of data and IT services to former Lehman entities.

Mr. Alesi also worked at the New York Mercantile Exchange as its Director of Systems, Operations, and Database Administration; there, he helped get the exchange back on its feet after 9/11. He has a broad range of technology experience in systems analysis, voice, and data communications.

Mr. Alesi is the former Chairperson of the Contingency Planning Exchange (CPE) and serves on the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Business Continuity Committee, as well as the Institute of International Bankers (IIB) Information Security and Operational Resilience Committee.

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Tom Kivett

Founder and President, Brightfluence

Tom Kivetthas 25 years’ experience helping companies and organizations communicate to their key audiences.

He brings leadership and deep expertise in marketing communications, public relations,and branding with a heavy focus on the technology sector. A trusted media strategist, Kivett founded and leads a New York communications firm, was in senior roles at PR giant Weber Shandwick, onsite at Panasonic, and in-house at tech start-up Ovid Technologies.

Kivett is founder and president of Brightfluence, a communications consultancy that specializes in innovative earned media and content delivery solutions. Working across technology, consumer, and health, he has spearheaded groundbreaking communications programs for scores of companies including Sharp, Panasonic, Wolters Kluwer, Altec Lansing, Symphony Health, Monaeo, IFI CLAIMS and Altman Solon.

He also has been marketing advisor to non-profits including National Fishing & Boating Foundation,, and World Cares Center.

Kivett lives in New York City with his wife and two sons.

Roseann McSorley

Roseann McSorley is a seasoned professional with over three decades of experience in the financial industry. Her remarkable journey includes key leadership roles at JP Morgan Chase and Deutsche Bank, where she excelled in risk management, crisis response, and global oversight.

Roseann’s career reached its defining moment during the tragic events of 9/11, where she played a pivotal role in leading Deutsche Bank’s remarkable recovery efforts, restoring critical operations within two hours of the first attack.

Beyond her corporate achievements, Roseann is a dedicated community servant, having served on numerous boards and committees, including the American Red Cross, and actively contributing to educational initiatives. Her unwavering commitment to resilience and service has earned her recognition and accolades throughout her career.