Founder

Sam Lamantia, Jr.

Sam Lamantia served as the first chairman of the Foundation as well as its Executive Director for over 36 years, helping to spread our mission to 23 cities across the country. His work to support abused and at-risk youth established him as a nationally recognized humanitarian. He is now honored by the Foundation with the newly established Sam Lamantia Founders Award, a grant presented to a Courage House each year elected by the Board of Directors. His legacy will live on as the Ed Block Courage Award Foundation continues to grow with the additions of new Courage Houses and the expansion of support for the members of the National Courage House Support Network for Kids.

Staff

Brett Dickinson

Executive Director

Tina Crow

Courage Awards Director

DAVID STEINWEDEL

Digital Content Coordinator

Ryan Chell

Content Producer & Media Relations

Stephen Christ

Graphic Design Coordinator

IMANI NEAL

Graphic Design Intern

Steve Cocoros

Video Editing Intern

Austin Smith

Video Editing Intern

PAUL BENZER

Marketing & Event Planning Intern

Ahmir Gibson

Marketing & Event Planning Intern

Alex Rigdill

Marketing & Event Planning Intern

Board of Directors

Board Member Emiertas - John Lopez

JOHN BOSTWICK

PRESIDENT
ServiceMaster of Baltimore

GENE DEEMS

VICE-PRESIDENT

Anna Lybrook

TREASURER
Scholl & Lybrook, CPA. LLC

JOHN DARLINGTON

SECRETARY
Raymond James

DAN FULMER

M&T Bank

KEITH FORMAN

Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman, LLC

MANUEL VENDELIS

Renewal Claim Solutions

WALLY WILLIAMS

NFL Alumni

DETRIA COURTALIS

Pandora

JOHN DASKALAKIS

John Cin & Son

MARY ANN PEACOCK

Volunteers

GG Hyle

Volunteer Director

Dawn Bloss

Player Liaison Coordinator

LISA BYRD

Outreach Coordinator

CAROL PRELLER

Hospitality Coordinator

RICK SHULL

Security Coordinator

KIM KNIGHT

Media Coordinator

RAY WRIGHT

Transportation Coordinator

FREDERICK BIANCO

Copy Editor

Lois Haddaway

Player Liaison Coordinator

Tony Ferraro

Ticketing Coordinator

Judy Ryland

Hospitality Coordinator

Toni Lekas

Hospitality Coordinator
  • Adam Kaminski
  • Bobbie Luterman
  • Brandon Pritchard
  • Dan Shull
  • Haley Manekin
  • Hali Zaban
  • Jennifer Cathro
  • Jeremy Coons
  • John Stansfield
  • Josh Tippin
  • Justin Fitch
  • Kara O’Brien
  • Kelly Bostwick
  • Kevin O’Brien
  • Mary Davis
  • Sherri Brogan
  • Steve Brinkman
  • Terri Brinkman
  • Tom Meseke
  • Walter Mueller