Founder & CEO
Roy Moore, founder of Be Strong, is compelled to save and transform lives among our next generation by addressing the challenges of bullying and suicide. While Roy observed, and felt, the pain of bullying and suicide among family and friends, he was moved to action upon reading the CDC Teen Risk Behavior Surveillance report that indicated that 19.6 % of our 9th through 12th grade students were bullied on school property and 8% had attempted suicide one or more times in the past twelve months.
Before establishing Be Strong, Roy was a successful entrepreneur, having established, built, bought, and sold several businesses over a 25 year career in a variety of fields including smart grid, telecom infrastructure, consumer chemicals, and RF engineering. Before pursuing an entrepreneurial path, Mr. Moore worked as a consultant at the MAC Group where he conducted assignments for leaders at Apple, AT&T, Bell Atlantic, France Telecom, Southwestern Bell, and other notable firms.
Moore received an MBA with honors and earned the Shermet Award from the University of Virginia and a BBA cum laude from Texas Christian University.
Chairman of the Board
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.
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 started in the real estate profession as a sales agent and then seven years later decided that I wanted to enter into a ministry role at a local church. I had the honor of pastoring for six years and after that I started a company that will help to feed a refugee child for a week.
My passions include traveling with my wife and two kids and sports.
Dr. Arturo Delgado Ed.D
Dr. Arturo Delgado is a native of Los Angeles, California and has been an educator for 36 years. He is married to Kathy, his high school sweetheart, and has just celebrated his 44th wedding anniversary last October. He began his educational career as bilingual teacher and has served as a principal, a Director and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources in the Alvord and San Bernardino City Unified School Districts, Superintendent for the San Bernardino City Unified School District, the largest district in San Bernardino County, California where he instituted a number of innovative and effective programs such as drop out prevention programs, attendance recovery initiatives and staff development programs that led to increased student performance for ten consecutive years.
In 2011, Dr. Delgado was appointed the position of Superintendent for the Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), the largest county office in the country. His office was responsible for the fiscal and educational oversight of eighty school districts with as many as two million students in their charge. While there, Dr. Delgado developed a new and effective approach to education for the juvenile court schools called the “Road to Success” program. After retiring from his position as Superintendent, Dr. Delgado accepted the position of Director of Academic Alliances with Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona.
In addition to serving as superintendent for a total of seventeen years, Dr. Delgado has served on numerous educational associations and positions including Adjunct professor for Azusa Pacific University, Guest professor for Claremont Education Grad Program, President of the California Urban Schools Association, President of the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA), Commissioner for theFirst5 L.A., Commissioner for the California Advisory Board for Charter Schools, Transition Team for State Superintendent Tom Torlakson, Executive Board Member for the Association of Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS), member of WestEd executive board, and Board member for the Arrowhead United Way to name a few.
Dr. Delgado has also been recognized and been presented with numerous awards including being named as one of the list of 50 most influential Latinos For the Inland Empire by Hispanic Magazine, Education Service Award and Educator of the Year award for the Inland Empire Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Congressman Joe Baca’s Community Leadership Award, The President’s Choice Award from Valley College, the Black Rose Award presented by the Black Culture Foundation , Entrepreneurial Achievements Award for Educational Reform presented by Chancellor France Cordova , University of Riverside, and Distinguished Alumni Award from California State University at Los Angeles.
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.
A Navy brat from Virginia Beach, VA, Rocky grew up on the eastern seaboard. His given name, Percival L. Longworth III has passed through five generations. His mother had a penchant for heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano, a nickname that has stuck with Percival since birth.
Rocky is the executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Brandstar. He is an award-winning strategic planner with more than 25 years of partnerships with global brand and shopper marketing leaders, including Bernstein-Rein, Saatchi & Saatchi, and TBWA/ Integer to name a few. His work has been recognized by Procter and Gamble, Kellogg, Walmart, MillerCoors, Frito Lay, and Nissan for its ability to inspire creative excellence and drive untethered growth.
Gaining early career success in direct sales and field operations, Rocky pushed his journey to earn a degree into his 30s. Settling at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, in the mid 1980s to pursue a bachelors in Business Administration. Rocky has his undergrad in applied psychology and is working on his masters in social psychology at Walden University; he expects to graduate with his masters in the summer of 2017.
AKA: Quick Draw
Rocky is a former firefighter for Escambia County, Florida; avid motorcyclist and all around fun guy.
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. Paul Peluso
Paul R. Peluso, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT is Professor and Chair of the Department of Counselor Education at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. He is the co-author of five books, including Changing Aging, Changing Family Therapy: Practicing with 21st Century Realities (Routledge Publishing), Couples Therapy: Integrating Theory, Research, & Practice (Love Publishing), Principles of Counseling and Psychotherapy: Learning the Essential Domains and Nonlinear Thinking of Master Practitioners (Routledge Publishing), as well as the editor of the book Infidelity: A Practitioner’s Guide to Working with Couples in Crisis (Routledge Publishing).
Dr. Peluso is the editor of the journal Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development author of over 25 articles and 12 chapters related to the therapeutic relationship, family therapy, couples counseling, and Adlerian Theory. He is currently directing a multi-year study of the quality of the therapeutic relationship using observational coding of verbal and non-verbal behavior, and mathematically modeling it using dynamical systems mathematics. He has written and produced a video series to accompany his Principles textbook, and has been a featured speaker in the THERAPY Talks video series by Alexander Street Press. Dr. Peluso is also the current President of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling (a division of the American Counseling Association). His areas of clinical expertise include couples therapy, infidelity, family therapy, traumatic grief and loss, and domestic violence.
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 importance a relationship with God has, on the well-being of people, families and communities. Professional success and material abundance in the midst of spiritual bankruptcy, often results in a sad situation. 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, Biblical studies and backyard barbecues; not necessarily in that order.