ROBIN BOSSERT, Founder, Executive Director

Robin Bossert founded The Navigators USA in 2003, incorporated it as an 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 … Read More

GEORGE DORSEY, President

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 … Read More

HON. SHAWN KELLY, Treasurer

Prior to taking the bench as a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, Shawn spent the majority of his career as a union attorney and public defender, and working as a community activist. Originally from Wilkes-Barre, PA., he … Read More

GENA GARRETT

Gena Garrett leads Chapter 111 in Evansville, IN. A Girl Scout from 1st – 12th grade, she found Navigators while searching for inclusive scouting options for her two boys. Gena holds a BS in geology and a BA in English … Read More

ELLEN WILSON

Ellen Wilson has taught geography at the community college level for over 20 years.  Prior to that she worked with non-profit organizations in Washington D.C. protecting habitat and public land for flora, fauna, and hominid.  Ellen was one of the … Read More

MILES CHAPIN, Secretary

Miles Chapin has served on the Board of the All Souls UU Church, as chair of Musica Viva, and as Vice President of the Heart & Soul Charitable Fund.  Other board service has included The Rene Dubos Center for Human … Read More

Jim Gordon

JIM GORDON

Jim Gordon is the former Group Vice President of Corporate Brand and Reputation for Time Warner Cable. In that role he led and developed teams that directed Corporate Social Responsibility, Community Investment, Employee Engagement and Thought Leadership. He was responsible … Read More

Navigators Board of Directors Heli Blum

HELI RINTA-FILPPULA BLUM

Heli is a teacher with a Masters of Elementary Education, Child Development Associate credential and certification in Orff Music and Folk Dance education. She also taught children in the Elementary and Early Childhood classrooms for over 20 years.

TONY PORTERFIELD

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 … Read More

RUSSELL WILLIAMS, President Emeritus

A retired NYPD police officer with 26 years of service, Russell is a former Marine who early on got involved with Navigators as a volunteer and went on to lead Chapter 1 in NYC for many years.

Emile Founding Board Member

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 Alpine Club and a Marine Veteran.