The Superstar Foundation Board of Directors oversees all aspects of the Foundation and is particularly focused on direct management of the Veronica Awards process. Of the 9 Board Members, 7 have served as Direct Service Staff of non-profit organizations at some point in their career.
Steve Butz — Chairman of the Board
Steve Butz was a direct social service worker at the Living Classrooms Foundation charged with developing the life skills of "at risk" youth referred to the program by the Department of Juvenile Justice. Steve applied his knowledge of the field and computers and founded Social Solutions in July 2000. For 10 years, Steve worked with thousands of non-profit organizations in an effort to focus their efforts on managing organizational performance. In July of 2010, Steve stepped away from a direct role with Social Solutions and currently serves on the Board of Directors.
Steve Montgomery — Board Member
Steve Montgomery's work experience includes a total of 23 years working in non-profit organizations (12 years with Nyingma Centers in California, and 11 years with the Living Classroom Foundations in Baltimore, Maryland). Supervisory positions include 3 years as a Project Manager for the building of a retreat center, and 3 years as a Program Director for a youth training program. Direct service experience totals 8 years of case management, focused on workforce development to engage youth from the juvenile justice system, youth from foster care and disadvantaged inner-city adults.
Greg Rapisarda — Board Member
Gregory E. Rapisarda is a litigation attorney with Saul Ewing's Baltimore office. Prior to practicing law, Greg provided direct services and managed programs in not-for-profit organizations.
Anisha Chablani — Board Member
Anisha Chablani is the Deputy Director of Roca, a vision and values-lead youth and young adult development multi-cultural organization working with young adults ages 14 and 24 who are most disconnected and disengaged living in the communities of Chelsea, East Boston, and Revere Massachusetts. Anisha has over 12 years of direct service experience working with very high-risk young adults and has over 5 years of program and organizational management experience.
Jeff Mason — Board Member
Jeff is Vice President of Social Solutions. Jeff brings more than 20 years of marketing experience to his role at Social Solutions. Previously he led marketing and product management at Artifact Software, a company he co-founded. Prior to that, Jeff served as Sequoia Software's (NASDAQ: SQSW) Vice President of Marketing where he played an integral role in developing Sequoia into a market leading, publicly traded organization.
In 2008, Jeff developed and launched an industry leadership group, the Alliance for Effective Social Investing, featuring some of the most influential leaders spanning the nonprofit sector. He recruited thought leaders across the country and abroad for this group, to join forces and improve the distribution of funds to nonprofit organizations. Jeff serves as the Chair of the Alliance.
Jeff has a B.S. degree in marketing from the Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A from Loyola College.
Adrian Bordone — Board Member
Adrian Bordone co-founded Social Solutions with Steve Butz and Vince Griffith in 2000. Prior to Social Solutions, Adrian taught middle schools students in Baltimore as part of an alternative education, off-site initiative called Ombudsman Educational Services.
He later joined The Learning Bank, in the heart of Baltimore’s economically depressed west side, as an adult education instructor. While at The Learning Bank, he worked with Steve Butz to develop and implement coursework and activities built on increasing students' personal accountability and employment related skills. He rose to the position of Assistant Director, before leaving The Learning Bank in 1999 to become the Director of the Maryland Center for Arts and Technology (MCAT). MCAT was a newly incorporated non-profit dedicated to improving the caliber of training and the marketability of Baltimore's underemployed residents.
MCAT's mission was built on the strategies successfully implemented by its national workforce partners, Pittsburgh's Bidwell/Manchester programs and New York's Wildcat Services Corporation. Adrian rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer before helping to start Social Solutions and joining the day-to-day operations of the Company in January, 2001. Over the last 9 years, Adrian's responsibilities with Social Solutions have run the gamut from operations to ETO Software implementation, consulting and sales.