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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Lori S. Stewart
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.
Addie Adelekan contributes to research, MIS and reporting as a volunteer. This has included implementation of new programs, management of program processes, partner outreach and support, and other operational functions.
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
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
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.
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.
Matthew P. Lawlor
Co-Founder, Board Chair, CEO
Mr. Lawlor also serves on the Foundation’s Leadership Team (see above).
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
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
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.