Leadership

Staff

Matthew P. Lawlor

Matthew P. Lawlor

Co-Founder, Board Chair, CEO

Matt Lawlor has built his career around new ideas, and the development of organizations to scale and achieve innovation’s promise.

Mr. Lawlor serves as Ceca’s chief executive focusing on strategy, expansion and funding.  Lawlor has long served the disabled, ranging from hands-on patient volunteer to board financial adviser.  He admires those who “lift all humanity” by their everyday acts of patient care that too often go unnoticed.  Lawlor modeled Ceca’s peer-to-peer recognition program after that of a commercial firm he founded, which contributed to its culture of teamwork and service.

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Prior to Ceca, Lawlor founded Online Resources Corporation in 1989, and led the firm as Chair and CEO for 20 years. He built the firm from concept to successful public company (Nasdaq: ORCC; acquired 2013). The firm pioneered outsourced online banking and payments, ultimately serving 15 million end-users for several thousand banks and billpay clients.

Lawlor also served with Chemical Bank (now JP Morgan Chase), last heading its international investment company. He also founded US Multitrade, a venture capital developer, and worked for RCA as a project engineer on NASA’s Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS). Lawlor remains active in venture capital.

Lawlor served in the White House as a Presidential Exchange Executive assigned to OMB and the 1980 presidential transition. He continues to be engaged in public policy with American Business Conference (ABC) and Business Executives for National Security (BENS).

Mr. Lawlor holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Nathan S. Hamme

Nathan S. Hamme

Managing Director

Nate has worked in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, focusing on issues of scalability, business development, technology, data analysis, and third party relationship management. He is responsible for partner onboarding, day-to-day operations, and driving Ceca’s product roadmap.

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Mr. Hamme came to Ceca after more than seven years at Mobile Posse, a mobile marketing and application developer in McLean, VA. During that period he managed production-side processes, content partnerships and revenue acquisition on behalf of some of the country’s leading wireless carriers. He also worked as a press and marketing assistant at an issue advocacy organization in Washington, DC and a writer/jounalist for several different publishers in both the online and print media. Mr. Hamme has a BA from the University of Virginia.
Christopher Morales

Christopher Morales

Marketing Manager

Christopher Morales is responsible for the Foundation’s marketing programs, including new healthcare partnering, caregiver adoption and engagement, and software/network user interfaces. At 1105 Media, Chris served as Senior Marketing Manager, responsible for brand management in both digital and traditional marketing campaigns.

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He previously served with Citadel Broadcasting, as digital media manager responsible for graphic design, video production and sales assistant. He was also a video editor for ESPN’s award-winning SportsCenter. Chris has BS from Boston University in film and television production.
Torey Doverspike

Torey Doverspike

Administrative Assistant

Torey provides extensive experience in digital marketing, community partnerships, and donor and volunteer development. She is responsible for administrative oversight, operational and fundraising support, volunteer coordination and partner account management.

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Ms. Doverspike joined Ceca after serving as Development Director at Jubilee Jobs, a non-profit career development organization where she managed marketing and outreach efforts, coordinated volunteers, and worked on fundraising and corporate partnerships.. Torey has a BA from Penn State University in Public Relations.
Lori S. Stewart

Lori S. Stewart

Senior Advisor

Lori has extensive experience in both business and managing non-profit organizations. She served in senior marketing positions with Lehman, Smith Barney and Online Resources.  In 2001, she founded AFTA Associates, a wildlife conservation organization that engages in conservation through community enterprise.

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An award-winning author, Ms. Stewart runs Palmar Press, a publisher of family friendly books. Prior to her writing and non-profit work, Ms. Stewart spent over fifteen years in the investment banking arena serving with Lehman Brothers and Smith Barney in New York, and then went to Washington DC to serve as founding group member and key leader in the funding, development, launch and management of Online Resources, an internet banking, payments and e-finance application services’ company. Ms. Stewart has broad experience in general management, business development, fundraising, product/project and relationship management, strategic planning, research, marketing, training and communications. Ms. Stewart has a BA in Economics from Santa Clara University.

Advisory Board

Ceca benefits from an independent Board of Advisors which has guided the Foundation through its development and expansion phases. As a best practice, the Advisory Board reviews all key strategy, product, financing, risk management, marketing and policy decisions.

Thomas P. Ferry

Thomas P. Ferry

Mr. Ferry is the former CEO of Nemours-Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, DE). Over his 31 years of leadership, Dr. Ferry transformed the hospital into a nationally-recognized full-service pediatric teaching hospital. He is a long-time advocate of caregiver recognition. Dr. Ferry holds a BS from the University of Maryland, and a masters and a doctorate from George Washington University.

Mary Ann Yancey

Mary Ann Yancey

Ms. Yancey is a Clinical and Research Nurse with 20 years’ experience. She has served with the National Cancer Institute as Senior Nurse Specialist. Mrs. Yancey also practiced clinically at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and the National Naval Medical Center. She also served with the FDA and with the Peace Corps in Africa. She holds a BS from Boston College and an MS in Nursing from George Mason.

Adam Edwards

Adam Edwards

Mr. Edwards heads Cherrydale Health and Rehabilitation Center (Arlington, VA), a 250-bed facility specializing in patients recovering from hip and knee replacement surgery, stroke, major injuries and illnesses. Mr. Edwards was instrumental in the founding of Ceca. Mr. Edwards holds a BS and MBA from Virginia Tech, and is an author.

Foundation Board

Matthew P. Lawlor

Matthew P. Lawlor

Co-Founder, Board Chair, CEO

Mr. Lawlor also serves on the Foundation’s Leadership Team (see above).

Rosemary K. Lawlor

Rosemary K. Lawlor

Co-Founder, Director and Board Secretary

Mrs. Lawlor has been primary caregiver for an elderly family Alzheimer patient. She is active in several family support programs. In 2012, she was named Volunteer of the Year by Northern Virginia Family Services for her work with Head Start. She was a teacher and a principal for 10 years, and worked with Xerox Corporation.

John D. Lawlor

John D. Lawlor

Director

Mr. Lawlor heads talent acquisition for Aspen Heights, Inc., a real estate development and management firm based in Austin, TX which specializes in off-campus student living across the nation. He has previously served with Apex Systems and founded Stone Street Staffing, a New York-based recruiter focusing on information technology and corporate services.

Paul F. Lawlor

Paul F. Lawlor

Director

Mr. Lawlor is founder and owner of Voomx, LLC (Roanoke, VA), a specialty lacrosse retail sales and merchandise provider.  The company provides VooMesh, a proprietary mesh used in lacrosse sticks, which is sold nationally. He specializes in the application of new technology and digital communications techniques.

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