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. He is also President of Miramar Ski Club and Hike Leader for NY/NJ Chapters of the Appalachian Mountain Club.
RUSSELL WILLIAMS, President
A retired NYPD police officer with 20 years of service, Russell is a Marine veteran and has lead numerous Cub Scout programs and Junior Navigator Programs. He is also the Author of the Junior Navigator Guidebook.
GEORGE DORSEY, Treasurer
George is presently retired and serving on several non-profit boards 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.
KATE LIBBY, Administrator
A Creativity Development Specialist and Private Tutor, Kate holds a Master’s degree in Art Therapy & Creativity Development from Pratt Institute and a B.A. in French Language & Literature from Stetson University. Her private practice, Re-engage Holistic Tutoring, combines the creative arts with tutoring to help students overcome obstacles to success. She also collaborates with trauma specialists as part of a psychotherapy collective.
A Principal Engineer at a technology startup, Tony is the co-founder and leader of Navigators Chapter 41 in Los Altos, CA. Tony is active in his community and enjoys coaching youth sports. He is a well known advocate for protecting the online privacy and security of student information.Tony is also an avid sailboat racer.
Leader at Navigators USA Chapter 30 in Palatine, Illinois at Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist. She was a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America for many years, but never felt fully comfortable in that role due to the religious belief requirements and their stance on LGBT issues. Elizabeth enjoys her role as an activist and advocate through Scouts for Equality. She has a law degree, and enjoys raising her three kids. Her hobbies include volunteering, painting, reading, and playing gongs with Primal Wave Sound Meditations.
HELI RINTA-FILPPULA BLUM
Heli is a teacher with Masters of Elementary Education, Child Development Associate credential and certificates in Orff Music and Folkdance education. She also taught children in the Elementary and Early Childhood classrooms for over 20 years.
Assistant Director for Research and I.T. at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, Jake grew up in Manhattan before attending Reed College in Portland, OR, where he received a degree in Cultural Anthropology.
Kyle is part of 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. He holds a MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Princeton University.
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.
Assistant Scout Master Troop 103 2001 – 2002. Martin Smith helped found the Navigators and was Responsible for establishing curriculum and leading Senior Navigator Chapters. Martin 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.
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.