Founder | Chairman of the Board
Roy Moore began his career as a management consultant, working with notable Fortune 500 companies, before embarking on a 30+ year career as an entrepreneur with several successful exits before serving as a C-level executive at a Global 100 company.
Then Roy made a hard turn. He founded Be Strong, a nonprofit bullying prevention organization where Moore volunteers his time as Chairman/Founder. As a husband, father of three, and grandfather of five, addressing the challenges facing children, including bullying, have become a passion for Moore.
Principal, Francine Baugh
An educator since 1998, Francine Baugh is dedicated to providing quality education to all students. She is a social justice leader who pursues opportunities to change local and national policies that promote inequity. Ms. Baugh began her teaching career as a Language Arts teacher at her alma mater, Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. In 2004, she transitioned into educational leadership and worked as a Curriculum Assistant Principal, Assistant Principal, and Intern Principal at various middle and high schools in Broward County, Florida. During this time, Ms. Baugh was also an adjunct professor at Broward College and the University of Phoenix.
In 2012, Ms. Baugh accepted the position as the Principal of Deerfield Beach Middle School. She is currently working on increasing student achievement while creating and sustaining relationships with students, teachers, parents and community members. Additionally, Ms. Baugh is a member of committees and task forces for Broward County Public Schools including Reimagining Middle Schools, Middle School Principal Executive Board, District Strategic Plan Work Group, Parent Involvement Task Force, Curriculum and Pedagogy Work Group, Attendance Committee and Professional Learning Coordinating Council. She also serves as the Deerfield Beach Zone Facilitator and mentors first-year principals.
As a lifetime learner, Ms. Baugh believes in continuous learning. She is currently in the Ph.D. program for Educational Leadership and Research Methodology at Florida Atlantic University. Her research interest is teacher retention, quality educators, educational equity, high-poverty schools, and the achievement gap. Although Ms. Baugh is committed to her work in education, her most paramount role is being a mother of fraternal twins, Ricardo and Star.
I was born in raised in PA and later ventured of to Minnesota to attend North Central University, where I met my wife Julie. I attended NCU for two years and then decided to join the United States Marine Corps in which I served for five years and was honorably discharged.
After the Marine Corps, Julie and I moved to North Miami with our newborn son, Isaiah. I became an accomplished real estate professional and started a company that feeds refugee children for a week.
My passions include traveling with my wife and two kids and sports.
A native French-Canadian, Julie presently serves as Co-President for Q’Straint, a market leader in Wheelchair Passenger Securement Solutions. Q’Straint is a family business whose key focus is to empower the disabled community to have more independence and accessibility.
She is also a Director for the National Organization for Vehicle Accessibility (NOVA), which provides grants to families in need of financial assistance.
Having completed her studies in Minnesota, Julie dedicated time to an AIDS hospice – focused on youth empowerment – she and her family are passionate about being a part of the solution about making a material difference in their local community and across the globe.
Julie moved to South Florida in 2005 with her husband, Terry and has two incredible children, Isaiah and Brianna.
David Browne & his wife Kim have two kids & live in Boca Raton Florida. David is an avid outdoorsman and loves camping, hiking, fitness & travel…recently completing a trip to Central America where he repelled down 200+ foot waterfalls scattered throughout an amazing jungle landscape. David grew up playing numerous sports and is a gifted athlete, including free diving (i.e. no scuba tank) to depths of 100 ft. He began his career with a successful education at the University of Georgia where he studied Psychology and served as Chairman of the Board for five years at the Boys & Girls Club, Boca Raton. He loves people & combines his passion for helping others with an impressive & entertaining ability to communicate effectively with others. In addition to coaching numerous athletic teams over the years, David leverages these skills by serving as a coach for Lifework Leadership, an organization focused on helping successful leaders & executives take their life to the next level by maximizing their impact through leading, giving and serving. With significant experience & expertise in commercial real estate, David also owns and manages a successful portfolio of commercial properties.
Mike Flanagan, a partner with the full-service communications agency LDWWgroup since January 2013, has provided leadership for organizations ranging from a Silicon Valley healthcare startup and Major League Baseball’s Tampa Bay Rays to Fortune 500 companies in the airline, travel,technology, telecom, video conferencing and gas/electric utility industries. He leads LDWW’s business for Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel company, working closely with the chief communications officer to manage its brand and reputation through proactive public relations efforts and issues management. This includes building relationships and working onpositive story opportunities with local, national and international media outlets; managing, working and providing counsel on issues and opportunities; and providing leadership for crisis situations and special projects. In June 2015, PRSA, the world’s largest association of public relations professionals, recognized the work done with Carnival Corporation with the top two awards in PR: the Silver Anvil for Reputation and Brand Management; and PR’s most prestigious honor, the Best of the Silver Anvils, recognizing the work for Carnival Corporation as the best of PRSA’s Silver Anvil award winners.
Mike’s experience includes stints as a Senior VP with two of the world’s largest PR agencies, Weber Shandwick and H+K Strategies, leading their work with Hewlett–Packard, American Airlines and Pacific Gas & Electric Company. He has worked in corporate communications and marketing communications for Silicon Valley-based Polycom, health care start-up Caresoft in Silicon Valley, the Tampa Bay Rays and several units within GTE (which merged with Bell Atlantic to form Verizon). Mike spent the first nine years of his career as a sports writer, columnistand editor for the St. Petersburg Evening Independent, the daily afternoon newspaper owned by the Tampa Bay Times, earning several national and state writing awards.
A board member for PRSA’s Tampa Bay chapter who has held volunteer leadership roles in government, youth sports leagues and communities, Mike has a degree in mass communications from Towson University in Baltimore. He has three grown sons and lives in St. Petersburg, Fla., with his wife Jennie and their dog Sally and three cats, Menlo, Guster and Allie.
Dr. Sameer Hinduja
Dr. Sameer Hinduja is Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center (cyberbullying.org) and Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University. He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social media use, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people. He works with the U.S. Department of Education and many state departments of education to improve their policies and programming related to the prevention and response of teen technology misuse. He has written seven books, the most recent being “Bullying Today: Bullet Points and Best Practices” and the award-winning “Bullying beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying.” His newest co-authored book specifically written for teens is entitled “Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral.” According to Google Scholar, Dr. Hinduja’s articles have been cited almost 8,500 times in the fields of Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Educational Psychology, Pediatrics, Social Psychology, Sociology, Business Administration, Ethics, Developmental Psychology, Communications, Psychiatry, Counselor Education, Special Education, Educational Technology, Criminology, and Pediatrics.
Outside of research and evaluation expertise, Dr. Hinduja provides training to schools, youth organizations, parents, and teens on how to avoid online victimization and its real-world consequences. He is frequently asked to provide expert commentary by news organizations, and his work has been featured in venues that include CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” the BBC and The New York Times. He has also been interviewed and cited by hundreds of online and print media outlets. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University (focus area: cybercrime) and his B.S. in Criminal Justice (minor in legal studies) from the University of Central Florida Honors College. Recently, he received Auburn University’s Global Anti-Bullying Hero Award, won Florida Atlantic University’s Researcher of the Year award, and presented on cyberbullying at a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill. He is currently serving at Dublin City University’s Anti-Bullying Centre on a Fulbright Specialist award, one of only five awarded worldwide each year.
In the last year, Dr. Sameer Hinduja received Auburn University’s Global Anti-Bullying Hero Award, won Florida Atlantic University’s Researcher of the Year award, and presented on cyberbullying at a Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill.
Elias is the founder and CEO of Squeeze.com, which is an InsureTech platform that allows consumers to comparison shop for insurance while protecting them from spam. Elias is also the managing partner of Abiding Ventures, a private investment company which invests in early stage technology companies, as well as real estate development.
Prior to Squeeze, Elias founded the disruptive healthcare technology company MobileHelp, which allowed seniors to get help nationwide, increasing the quality of life though peace-of-mind and independence. With its innovative gsm/gps technology, MobileHelp quickly became the service of choice for hundreds of thousands of seniors.
Elias, who holds several communication patents and was the 2006 SBDC & Benjamin Franklin Technology Partners grand-prize winner of the Big Idea business plan contest for his Alzheimer’s tracking system concept. MobileHelp was a 2012, 2014, and 2018 Frost & Sullivan award winner; 2014 and 2015 INC.500 award winner; and, 2014 Grow Florida growth award and company to watch. MobileHelp was also #90 on Deloitte’s Fast 500, the 500 fastest growing technology companies in America.
Elias currently serves on the board of The George Snow Scholarship Fund, and resides in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife and four children.
Major Thomas E. Johnson, (Retired)
A highly skilled and experienced Communications Executive who has demonstrated the ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in a variety of competitive military (Office of the Secretary of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.), civilian, global and politically unstable environments. Strong technical and communication skills with an impressive track record of more than 23 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, leadership development, project and personnel management, education, promotions and marketing.
Major Johnson, has a heart for children and believes in investing in our most vulnerable, he connects and motivates those he serves with his personal story of triumph and relentless pursuit to complete the mission with excellence.
Dr. Jenny Peluso
Jenny Peluso grew up in New Jersey as the oldest of six children and attended college as a first-generation college student. After completing her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA), Jenny pursued an academic career studying the interplay between cognition and emotion. In addition to teaching, advising, and mentoring postsecondary students, she has developed curricula, guided institutional student success efforts, established programs to assess the effectiveness of teaching and learning strategies, co-authored successful grant proposals, and administered professional development programs for faculty and staff. Jenny has also served in key leadership roles to strengthen cross-divisional collaboration on university-wide initiatives, enhance institutional climate, and institutionalize community engagement (e.g., both university outreach and community “in-reach”). Jenny is a servant leader and works through relationship. As a “connector,” she enjoys using collective impact methods with diverse stakeholders to identify shared goals and strategies, build partnerships, and develop programs that are authentic, sustainable, mutually-beneficial, and impactful.
Jenny previously served on the faculty at Mercer University (Macon, GA) and as a faculty member and administrator at Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL). She currently works as Chairperson for Psychology Programs in the Graduate School at Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Outside of her teaching and scholarship, Jenny helped establish and continues to volunteer with Achieve Palm Beach County (a county-wide effort to establish a Local College Access Network), and the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida. Jenny lives in Boynton Beach, FL with her husband, Paul Peluso, and their two daughters.
Dr. Mike Rozenblum
For over 20 years, Dr. Mike Rozenblum has been committed to helping people find a better way. As a speaker, consultant and leader in the Chiropractic profession, he has a passion for seeing people be better. He believes “everyone deserves to feel great”. His primary area of specialty is the health care sector but over the past decade he has focused on the well-being of people, families and communities. Married to the love of his life and father to an amazing foursome, Mike now resides in South Florida, after spending more than 20 years in the Southwest. He enjoys baseball and backyard barbecues.
William “Will” Weyroski
William is a Michigan native who currently residing in South Florida. He is a corporate and compliance counsel, with a history of representing digital media, ad tech and martech companies. In a typical day he finds himself counseling clients on state and federal privacy statutes, data protection rules, and marketing standards (FTC Act, COPPA, CalOPPA, FCRA, CAN-SPAM, TCPA, ECPA).
William attended University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he earned his Bachelors of Science as well as his Masters in Business Administration in International Business / Marketing. He attended law school and earned his J.D. from St. Thomas University in Miami, Florida, and later earned an L.L.M. in taxation from Thomas Jefferson University in San Diego, California.
William lives with his wife and daughter in the small beach town of Surfside, Florida. When not working, he enjoys working out, riding bikes, working on classic cars and traveling with his family.