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We have the BEST volunteers! Our organization is driven by the kindness and dedication of our Board of Directors, all of whom donate countless hours to raise money, plan events, and support our scholars.

Current Board Listing

Billy Staples, BEST Co-Founder, Author, Speaker, Educator

Darlene Funesti, TD Bank

Chris "Breeze" Barczynski, Musician & Recording Artist

Bill Haelig, Robertson Insurance Group

Margie Markus, Phillipsburg School District (Retired)

Tom Ruppe, Halls Warehouse (Retired)

Melissa Ruschak, Pleasant Valley School District

Mo Taylor, Restaurateur - Board Vice President

Honorary Board Members

Judy Tierney, BEST Co-Founder, Career Institute of Technology

Joe Brake, Coca-Cola Lehigh Valley Bottling

Martye Cohen, Cohen Feeley Altemose & Rambo, P.C.

Ray Burris, BEST Ambassador, Major League Baseball Player (Retired)

Danny Jackson, BEST Ambassador, Major League Baseball Player (Retired)

Randy McGilberry, BEST Ambassador, Major League Baseball Player (Retired)

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