Brett is a well-respected attorney of business law and partner at the Philadelphia law firm Weir & Partners LLP. He graduated from Villanova University in 1987 before attending Widener University School of Law. Brett has participated on many boards of non-profit organizations and has played an integral part in fund-raising for those organizations. He is a current board member of Blue White Scholarship Foundation at Villanova University and a Cheltenham Township, PA little league coach. Brett has been personal counsel to Darren Daulton for over twenty years. Brett resides in Cheltenham Twp.
Daniel M. Burden, CPA - Vice President - Treasurer
Dan has over 25 years of experience in public and private accounting. He began his career in public accounting upon graduation from the Florida State University in 1989. His public accounting experience, primarily in audit and assurance services, includes tenures at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and BDO Seidman. Dan’s private accounting experience includes being the CFO of a nationwide (privately held) HVAC contractor and a divisional controller for AES Corporation (NYSE: AES). Currently, Dan is the Chief Financial Officer for Matrix Composites, Inc, a manufacturer of specialized aircraft and aerospace components in Brevard County, Florida. Dan has been associated with many organizations in the past and present including Associated Builders & Contractors · Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Brevard Board of Directors · American Institute of Certified Public Accountants · Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants · Club Esteem Board of Directors · Eau Gallie Rotary Club. Dan is also the Treasurer of The South Brevard Sharing Center.
Matthew Cowper - Vice President of Business Development
Matt is the Director of National Sales for Greater Media Philadelphia, WMMR, WMGK, WBEN and WPEN. Previously he held a Sales Manager position for Greater Media Philadelphia and Senior Account Executive/Local Sales Manager for Y100 Radio . He was a Radio Wayne Finalist for National Sales Manager of theYear.
Originally from Warminster, Bucks County. Attended High Schoolat William Tennant before going to Ursinus College, for his BA in Communications with a Business and Sociology Minor. He also swam for Ursinus 3 out of 4 years. Matt is a current Board Member of Plymouth Country Club- Membership Chairman.
Matthew is involved in numerousCharitable organizations such as the Philly Ad Club, Front Row, Race for Hope, and Breast Cancer 3-Day. His passions include golf, football, baseball, music, working out, running and the beach. He resides in Collegeville, PA with his wife Carrie.
John T. Brazer - Vice President of Public Relations - Director of Fun & Games
John joined the Philadelphia Phillies Marketing Department in 1994. From 1994- 1996, John served as the team’s Promotions Director. His responsibilities included generating publicity with the local and national media, creating and organizing promotional events on an annual basis, as well as negotiating barter deals for advertising and sponsorship purposes.
In 1996, John became the Phillies Publicist, acting as the marketing spokesperson for the media. He can be heard on virtually every major radio station in the Philadelphia market and can be seen regularly on many local, regional and national television programs. He is known throughout the region as the “Director of Fun & Games”. John is also the co-host of a radio show on 1490 WBCB called “The Baseball Insiders” with former Phillies all-star closer Ricky Bottalico. The show can be heard every Sunday following the Phillies post-game show.
John currently serves on several Boards including the Liberty USO, the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, the Camden School Foundation and the PAL auction committee.
Before working for the Phillies, John spent five years in the Employee Benefits industry in sales and as a consultant. John also spent a year in Manchester, England playing and coaching lacrosse.
John grew up in St. Davids, Pa. and graduated from the Haverford School in 1983. He has a BA degree from the University of Virginia, Class of 1987.
John currently resides in Gwynedd Valley, Pa with his wife Jill and daughter Charlotte.
Caleb Mezzy - Director of Social Media
After years of sports business and digital media experience, Caleb has used his ability to build relationships to grow a network in the sports and business industry. He's now the Industry Relations, Media Specialist at Neumann University's Sport Management Program in addition to his duties as a Professor in the Sports Management curriculum.
Caleb's experience in social media and public relations led him to work with companies such as; A10 Conference, Mid-American Conference, University of Dayton Athletics, Washington Nationals, University of Hartford, University of Virginia, University of Oregon, University of Florida, Kent State University, University of Nebraska, Ohio Northern University, NobleHour, Empire Covers, Julian Krinsky Camps & Programs, Jim's Steaks, ParenteBeard, AND1, Veterinary Referral Center, Major League Vacations, Philadelphia Sixers' Play-by-Play announcer, Marc Zumoff and Philadelphia Eagles' Bennie Logan.
Caleb earned his B.S. at Temple University in Sport and Recreation Management and M.S. at Neumann University in Sport and Entertainment Management. He resides in South Philadelphia with his wife, Lauren, and dog, Gio. He enjoys playing softball and golf, reading and learning.
Dr. Kevin Judy - Medical Liason
Kevin D. Judy, M.D. is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Section Chief of Surgical Neuro-oncology at the Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Judy graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and completed his neurosurgery residency and neuro-oncology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His clinical and research interests are in treatment of brain tumors, both benign and malignant. He has been the primary investigator or co-investigator on numerous clinical trials for both gliomas and metastatic tumors, including adenoviral vector gene therapy, Gliadel, Gliasite, tumor hypoxia, and antisense vaccination. Dr. Judy has been included in Best Doctors in America since 2000 and Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Docs every year since 2005. Originally from Pittsburgh, Dr. Judy resides in Bryn Mawr with his wife and has 3 adult children.
Mark Ambolino - Business Development
Mark Ambolino is a 1983 graduate of Hatboro-Horsham High School who currently serves as Parts and Service Director for Thompson Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche in Warrington, PA. Prior to his role as Parts and Service Director, Mark served as Service Manager for Thompson BMW in Doylestown, PA. Mark currently resides in Bedminster, PA where he enjoys an active lifestyle playing baseball, street hockey and golf. Mark is an alumni of the Phillies Fantasy Camp and has been a close personal friend of Darren Daulton for nearly 10 years.
Mike Vereb - Government Liaison
Michael "Mike" Vereb is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 150th legislative district. He was first elected in 2006.
Tracy Carter Dougherty - Community Outreach
Tracy Carter Dougherty has more than 30 years of leadership experience in corporate community relations, communications, ethics and compliance, human resources, and training.
She received an undergraduate degree from James Madison University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Baltimore. She is an enthusiastic volunteer and was drawn to the DDF Board following the loss of her husband in 2013 to glioblastoma brain cancer.
Corey Perine - Business Development
Corey Perine is the COO of Maxx Medical, an international orthopedic implant manufacturer and developer. He manages global manufacturing for the company’s range of large joint products, including engineering, production and quality management oversight.
Mr. Perine has more than 20 years of general management, business development and international sales and marketing experience in the healthcare, consumer marketing and education industries, with a focus on applying innovative technologies to solve business problems. Mr. Perine has an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is based in the United States.
Tommy Greene - Foundation Ambassador
Tommy Greene, is a former Major League Baseball player who pitched from 1989 to 1995 and 1997. He pitched for the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros.
Greene is currently a post-game studio analyst for the Philadelphia Phillies. Tommy is also Darren's closest friend.
Brian Barry - Development and Fundraising
A seasoned leader that can direct an organization in the visioning of a market strategy and execution of an aggressive project plan. Skilled in effective business to business sales & marketing, highly effective networker and partnership development, excellent written and verbal communications skills.
Brian has several years' experience in event planning, business and sponsor development, sponsorships (Business 2 Business) sales, marketing and public relations.