Len Pagano, Founder, President and CEO of Safe America, is a ‘social entrepreneur’ who has spent over 30 years developing communication programs that address key issues across North America.
Mr. Pagano launched the 501(c) 3 organization with a $1 million grant from the Travelers Insurance Foundation.
Mary Lou Pagano is the Chief Operating Officer for the Safe America Foundation.
She works closely with her husband, Len Pagano, President and CEO of Safe America, in delivering key safety messages and programs, with the goal of having a safer, better prepared America.
At the Safe America Foundation, Bob Surrusco is the EVP of Training as well as the General Manager. As the General Manager, he has been responsible for basic facility upkeep, as well as basic bookkeeping and payroll. In his role as the EVP of Training, he has developed and executed numerous safety and injury prevention projects related to natural disasters, pandemics, attacks, social distancing.
Joe Caprara is Safe America’s Vice President of Executive Services. During his tenure with the Safe America Foundation, which began in 2009, he has excelled as an event planner, travel coordinator, schedule maker and planner, in support of the President and CEO. With a strong sense for language, grammar, and optics, his responsibilities have also included proofing & editing of documents and presentations; also, composing letters and communiqués. Joe is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and enjoys spending time playing golf, cooking, and playing music. He is married with two grown stepchildren.
Matthew Thome has been with the Safe America Foundation since 2009 and, as the Foundation’s Vice President for Communications, he is responsible for Safe America’s external communications with the public, media, public officials, and other key stakeholders.
Ted Waldbart’s role with Safe America is focused toward Veterans Assistance and the Welcome Home, Heroes! program, which aims to provide veterans with resources to find work, locate housing, get financial advice or assistance, and more. For this effort, beginning in the spring of 2016, he will be conducting a series of talks and seminars at Safe America’s Home Front Veterans Center, at their offices within Atlanta Medical Center, in downtown Atlanta.
Biographies CEO and key Executive Staff members, as well as a list of other staff contacts.
Biography of our Board Chairman and list of our other board members.
Financial information summary of the operating performance of The Safe America Foundation.
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The Safe America FoundationTM is a 501(c)(3) non-profit chartered in 1994, with headquarters in suburban Atlanta. The Foundation partners with corporate, governmental, public and private sector organizations, and other nonprofits to save lives by emphasizing safety education and emergency preparedness.
Other key goals include helping returning Veterans transition safely to civilian life and teaching safe driving techniques.