Board of Directors

ROBIN BOSSERT, Executive Director
Scout Master BSA Troop 103 1997 – 2002. Robin Bossert founded The Navigators USA in 2003, incorporated it as a NYS non-profit and directed all publishing, fundraising, and chapter activities. Founded Bossert and Company in 1988, a video production/distribution company specializing in educational and corporate communications. Deacon of Unitarian Church of All Souls NYC, President of Miramar Ski Club, Hike Leader for NY/NJ Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

RUSSELL WILLIAMS, President
Russell Williams is a career NYPD police officer with 20 years of service. A Marine veteran, he has lead numerous Cub Scout programs and Junior Navigator Programs. Author of the Junior Navigator Guidebook.

MARTIN SMITH, Vice President
Assistant Scout Master Troop 103 2001 – 2002. Martin Smith helped found the Navigators.  Responsible for establishing curriculum and leading Senior Navigator Chapters, Martin currently is an Architect and works for the National Architecture Registration Board (NCARB) in Washington DC. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America as a child and currently keeps active by hiking, camping, playing music, cooking, skiing, and snowboarding, to name a few of his favorite activities

GEORGE DORSEY, Treasurer
Is presently retired and serving on several non-profit boards. President of the Deacons at the Unitarian Church of All Souls NYC. After a forty year career in the property casualty insurance field in California. He served as President,of American Star Insurance Co. and Rathbone King and Seeley, Inc. (surplus lines brokerage firm). He founded Dorsey, Nevin and Associates, a claims administration firm in l996. He served as President and General Manager of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc. from 1992 – 1999.

PETER LEWINE, Co-leader of the South Bronx (NYC) Navigators chapter. Former TV news reporter, business to business publishing executive, and now VP Sales for Conrad & Associates, producing patient education programs with physician groups and pharmaceutical companies. Former U.S. Navy Lieutenant, j.g., B.A., Colgate University, MBA from Columbia Business School, married, living in Manhattan, three daughters now in their twenties. Member of All Souls Unitarian Church.

MICHELE JAWIN, a partner at The Leibow Jawin Group, a legal search boutique dedicated to lateral partner placements, group acquisitions and law firm mergers.  Prior to her career as a legal recruiter, Michele was a corporate partner at Thelen Reid & Priest, LLP. She is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund and Co-Chaired the Heart and Soul Auction for its first 10 years (from 1989-1999)  as well as the 2011 Auction held at Christie’s honoring Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Prior Boards include Arts Horizons and The Town School.  She is the recipient of the Paul Newman Award for Service to the Arts and Children and the Past Presidents Award for Leadership from the Unitarian Church of All Souls where is also serves as a Deacon.

ANDREW GARDNER, eProduct Manager, Springer Science+Business Media, NY, past Owner of Garnder Gallery, Atlanta, GA, Co-Leader of Navigator Chapter 4, Silver Sponsor of The Nature Conservancy, past Board member Atlanta Gallery Association, host of Gardens for Peace.

JACOB LUCE, Jake grew up in Manhattan and attended All Souls Church before attending Reed College in Portland, OR, where he received a degree in Cultural Anthropology. Currently, Jake is an Assistant Director for Research and I.T. at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Contract Services.

KYLE TORPEY works in the real estate investment banking group at Lazard and was previously at UBS. Prior to that he was a Captain in the US Army. Most importantly he is proud to have been a leader of the Senior Navigators, Chapter 1 from 2009-2010. Kyle holds a MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Princeton University.

GARIOUS HILL
Active parent and Chapter leader. Garius Hill is a music and video producer, Buddhist and member of All Souls.

DEIMANTE TOLEIKIS
Co-author and designer of The Official Navigator Guidebook, Deimante is a Lithuanian M.D. parent and Chapter co-leader.

CHARLES MACKENZIE
A Public School teacher and Financial Advisor, Charles has practiced law for ten years in New York after serving as a legislative aide to U.S. Senator John Chafee. He graduated Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School.


EMILE NAVA
,  In Memorium  Founding Board Member
Emile helped to start Boy Scout Troop 103 in a homeless shelter in 1980 and was instrumental in establishing The Navigators. He was a member of the Apline Club and a Marine Veteran.