The Board and Advisory members of Boston Lacrosse Cares are comprised of former college lacrosse players and leaders in the Boston cancer research community that share the common goal of helping to find the cure for cancer in our own small way. If you would like to get involved, please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org and scroll below to be introduced to the team at Boston Lacrosse Cares.
Mike Jezienicki Mike is a managing director at Boston Realty Advisors and played lacrosse at Georgetown University. Alongside Ryan Hurd and David Bjork, Mike co-founded Boston Lacrosse Cares in 2016 to give back through the game that was so gracious to him through his years of participation.
Ryan Hurd Ryan is a director at Boston Realty Advisors and played lacrosse at Bowdoin College. Ryan co-founded Boston Lacrosse Cares in 2016 with the hopes of providing more opportunities for children to enjoy the wonderful game of lacrosse which provides so much fulfillment to his life. Ryan looks forward to expanding the platform of BLC throughout the years and making sure he's in good enough shape each year to particpate in the shootout.
David Bjork Dave is the Director of Development for FRAXA Research Foundation. He has become known as the Cancer Research Evangelist and in 2016, helped launch the inaugural Cannons Fighting Cancer initiative with the Boston Cannons to support cancer research in Boston. Dave earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Matt Northrup Matt is in his fourth season with the Cannons as a member of the ticket sales staff, working in both group and season tickets sales. He also works with corporate sponsors. Matt graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While at Boston College, Matt was a four-year varsity swim team member and a captain his senior year. Matt recently earned his Masters in Sports Leadership from Northeastern. When he's not running around with the Cannons, Matt coaches several different swim teams at the recreational and masters level. He joined the BLC initiative after the inaugural Cannons Fighting Cancer event, where he helped to plan the exhibition match and the tailgate that followed.
Kevin O'Brien Kevin O'Brien is a Director of Business Strategies at Moody, Famiglietti and Andronico and played his college lacrosse at Georgetown. A former Cannon and Rattler, O'Brien is now coaching three of his four children (one is only 4) in lacrosse. Kevin is honored to take part in such a wonderful cause!
Mike Culver Mike is the Co-Founder and Partner at Medora Ventures. Mike played college lacrosse at the University of VIrginia and in the MLL with the Chicago Machine and Long Island Lizards. Mike is honored to support the BLC cause and continue the game's tradition of supporting the local community.
Brendan Glass Brendan Glass is a Senior Vice President at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. with the Property and Casualty Group. He works closely with private equity firms, technology, and real estate companies in connection with insurance and risk management matters. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Brendan was a former Captain and three time All American Lacrosse player while at UMASS. He also played one year for the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse. Brendan is also a Director and Coach for Laxachusetts Club Lacrosse program. He resides in Duxbury with his wife and two sons and is excited to be part Boston Lacrosse Cares.
Arthur Price Arthur Price is Chief Compliance Officer and Assistant General Counsel at Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., a leading private equity firm. A former Georgetown midfielder, Art is a board member and youth lacrosse coach at the Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center. He is proud to support the mission of both BLC and Boston Children's Hospital.
Colin Reed Colin is the Head of Investor Relations at WeWork and played club lacrosse at the University of Virginia. He resides in the south end of Boston and is excited to support Boston Children's Hospital through the game of lacrosse.
Boston Lacrosse Cares' 2017 campaign will support Boston Children's Hospital Cancer and Blood Disorders Center.
The top-ranked children's hospital in the nation and #1 in cancer care, Boston Children's is the singular organization with the legacy and capacity to beat cancer in children fastest and on a global scale. For 150 years, Boston Children's Hospital has built its reputation as the world leader in pediatric research. This is why in 1929, Boston Children's Sidney Farber, Children's first full time pathologist, could achieve the first remission of leukemia and become the "father" of chemotherapy. Today, we have a vibrant culture of innovation around cancer research and care that has drawn to the Hospital the best scientists and physicians from every research focus and specialty. Children come to us with all types of cancer from all reaches of the globe. Our teams of specialists do not just eliminate the cancer, they heal the whole child, setting up lifetimes of health.