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Board Of Directors

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

Captain, Fort Meade Fire Department

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.


Patrick Alesi 

Business Continuity Manager, VP, Nomura

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.

Matt Begert

US Marine Corp Ret., Coast Guard Auxiliary

Robert Fucito

Robert Fucito

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

Thomas Huff

NFL Alum, Teacher

Ana Raynes

Ana Maria Raynes

Founder Simplified Impact