One Revolution Board of Directors
Board Member Emeritus
Bob More brings great vision and leadership to the One Revolution Board of Directors. Bob More is a Managing Director of Alta Partners. Previously, he was a Senior Advisory for The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and led the “Global Health Venture Initiative.” Prior to that, he was a General Partner with Frazier Healthcare Ventures and Domain Associates. Bob managed successful investments in, and served on boards of, ESP Pharama (acquired by Protein Design Labs, Inc), Proxima Therapeutics (acquired by Cytyc Corporation), NovaCardia (acquired by Merck), Esprit Pharma (acquired by Allergan), IntraLase (acquired by Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.), Oceana Therapeutics (acquired by Salix Pharmaceuticsls), Achaogen (NASDAQ: AKAO), Neothetics (NASDAQ: NEOT), and Glaukos Corportion (NYSE: GLKS). Bob is a founding board member of the Kauffman Fellows Program and served on the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND).
He received his M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Middlebury College, where he met Chris.
Bob lives in Park City, UT and enjoys skiing, soccer and climbing with his two sons, Jake and Alec.
Chairman of the Board
Daniel became friends with Chris at Eaglebrook School where they were roommates and co-captains of the soccer, skiing, and baseball teams. Dan is currently developing “ethical literacy” curriculum in Maine schools at the Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine. With his background in education and curriculum, Dan is an active member of the One Revolution education committee, which works to expand the Nametags Assembly Program and other opportunities. Dan lives in Falmouth, Maine with his wife Robin and children Harrison, Mykel, and Sydney. He enjoys mountain bike riding with his dogs, skiing, and coaching his kids’ teams.
Founder & Vice Chair
Taking an active role on the Board of Directors, Chris Waddell continually inspires and motivates those around him to support the mission of One Revolution. He is an active participant in the Nametags Assembly Program, where he speaks to the resilience of the human condition and promotes a cultural change of how we perceive those with disabilities.
Donna Volpitta, Ed.D., is an author, speaker and educator whose goal is to transform the way that people think about challenge in order to to build resilience. Her Mindful Leadership Model, which draws on the latest research in neurology, psychology and education, has been applied to areas of leadership from parenting to corporate management. Dr. Volpitta is co-author of the book The Resilience Formula: A Guide to proactive–Not Reactive-Parenting and co-creator of the Nametags Education Program. In all of her work, Dr. Volpitta presents material in a way that is easy to understand and apply.
Dr. Volpitta holds Board positions for One Revolution Foundation (www.one-revolution.org) and Kids Helping Kids (www.kidshelpingkidsct.org), both of which develop resilience in youth. She writes an education blog for www.modernmom.com, has authored several articles, received a grant from the Department of Education, and has given presentations at numerous professional conferences.
Dr. Volpitta is a former classroom teacher with experience in both general and special education. She holds a doctoral degree in Learning Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University and lives in New York with her husband and four children.
To find out more or contact Dr. Volpitta, please visit her website at www.centerforresilientleadership.com.
Peter O’Brien currently serves on several publicly traded corporate boards and invests in energy and financial services sector start-ups. Peter graduated from Dexter (1983), Deerfield Academy (1987), Duke University (1991, Russian Studies, Academic All-ACC Golf) and Columbia Business School (2000, Beta Gamma Sigma). Following several years in junior roles with the 1992 Clinton campaign and presidential administration, Peter moved to Moscow in 1995 where he was an investment banker for Troika Dialog and met his wife Natasha. Following business school and two years with Morgan Stanley in London, Peter and Natasha returned to Moscow in 2002, where Peter led Morgan Stanley’s Russian practice until 2006 with a focus on the oil & gas sector. He was then CFO at Rosneft for its IPO and 5 years subsequent through 2011. In 2013, Peter and Natasha returned to the Boston area as their two children, Alina and Timothy, entered high school and middle school, respectively. Peter speaks fluent Russian and also serves on the Board of Dexter Southfield.
Nomi Bergman served as President of Bright House Networks until its May 2016 merger with Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable. Bergman was one of the original Bright House Networks founders; the company becoming the sixth-largest cable operator in the United States, with 8,500 employees, 2.5 million customers, and over $4B in annual revenue.
Bergman currently serves as a senior executive in the Advance/Newhouse companies, where she focuses on corporate development and strategic partnerships, notably focused on advancing the company’s investments in the data science and information technology space.
Bergman presently sits on the corporate boards of publicly held Visteon Corporation and Cable ONE, Inc. and privately held 1010data and Mediamorph. As a board member at the University of Rochester, she remains closely connected to her alma mater. In addition, she is a board member of Adaptive Spirit, the Cable Center and a member of the FCC Technological Advisory Council (TAC).
Bergman is an avid skier and also enjoys running, swimming, cycling, and hiking. Her real moments of brightness derive from her role as a dedicated wife to her husband and a proud and loving mother of three wonderful daughters.
Josh is a principal at Douglass Winthrop Advisors, LLC. Previously, Josh was the Founder of Consor Capital LLC, a private equity firm based in San Francisco focusing on consumer oriented growth companies. Prior to Consor, Josh was a Principal at Sterling Payot Company in San Francisco where he led venture capital investments and provided strategic advisory services to small and large companies seeking to leverage emerging communication technologies. Josh began his career in the Merchant Banking Group at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York City where he focused on media and consumer products. Josh is a member of the Advisory Council of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and a co-sponsor of its annual Headlands Scholarship. Josh received his BA from Yale in 1992 and is a graduate of NOLS.
Josh attended Deerfield Academy with Chris Waddell and resides in Connecticut with his wife Heather and their two sons Lee and Edie.
Louise Turner was raised in Washington, D.C., where she attended the National Cathedral School. She received her B.A. in Fine Arts from St. Lawrence University and studied graphics at Harvard University. Louise went on to work for Little, Brown, and Co. in the art department. Later, she worked in Washington D.C. in commercial real estate, and is currently a partner in a family investment company. Louise has studied in Kenya, and has lived in Canada, New Zealand, 20 years in Virginia , and now resides in Switzerland. A seasoned traveler, she has extensive international exposure and experience.
Louise was first introduced to the One Revolution Foundation through a mutual friend of Chris Waddell’s. She has two sons; Austin and Ben.
In the summer of 2012, her son Ben climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and raised funds for One Revolution. Louise has since been to Tanzania and met with Chris’ guide Tanjiri.
Dave Brule Jr.
Dave Brule is the former President of the BOSS Snowplow division of The Toro Company. Mr. Brule had several roles during his 19 year tenure at BOSS including VP, Operations, CFO. During his leadership, BOSS became the market leader for pickup truck mounted snow removal equipment, achieving market share of 30% with revenue growth of nearly 10X and profit growth of 20X. The Toro Company purchased BOSS in 2014 and Mr. Brule led the transition for the next 18 months after which time he left to pursue other business interests. Mr. Brule continues as a shareholder of the predecessor company, Northern Star Industries, Inc. (“NSI”) which makes electrical relay and control panels for the utility industry.
Prior to BOSS and NSI, Mr. Brule worked in investment banking and private equity for Deutsche Bank, Patricof Ventures and Montgomery Securities. Mr. Brule spent 4 years on the US Alpine Ski Team competing in Continental Cup and World Championship competitions around the world. Mr. Brule is a graduate of Williams College where he was an All-American in skiing. He graduated with a degree in Political Science. He is married with 3 children, Nick, Katie and David III. Mr. Brule is an avid triathlete, having completed 2 Ironman competitions and is an enthusiastic outdoorsman and fly fisherman.