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.  President of Miramar Ski Club, Hike Leader for NY/NJ Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

RUSSELL WILLIAMS, President 

A retired 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.

GEORGE DORSEY, Treasurer

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.

ANDREW GARDNER, Administrator

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.

HELI RINTA-FILPPULA BLUM

A teacher with Masters of Elementary Education, Child Development Associate credential and certificates in Orff Music and Folkdance education.  Taught children in the Elementary and Early Childhood classrooms for over 20 years.

JACOB LUCE

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 TORPEY

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.

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.

MARTIN SMITH, 
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


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.