Rob Fazio, PhD
Co-Founder and President
“Hold the Door means keeping my father’s legacy alive. His story inspires and gives courage to people to be their best in the worst of times.” Over the last 20 years, Rob has led Hold the Door as Co-Founder and President and found strength in hearing other’s stories of growth. He highly values the new group of motivated Board members, especially as they rallied with him to help people at the peak of the covid crisis this last year. Rob is a licensed psychologist and has a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology. He is an executive advisor at OnPoint Advising and works with Fortune 500 companies. He is a father of two “little alphas,” Reese and Rae Micah, and a husband to his wife Keli, who leads the helper program. The OTHERS(S) resource he identifies most with is Humor. “The more we laugh, the more we connect with one another.”
Board Member and Treasurer
“Hold the Door is a community that supports personal growth.” During his time as a board member, treasurer, and active supporter of the organization, Steve has grown to better assess his own areas of emotional and/or intelligible weakness by applying the resilience tools utilized from those impacted by HTD. Through his contributions in establishing a Board of Directors, he has helped further the reach and impact of the organization. Steven, a partner at BDO USA, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) and Master of Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude) from New York City’s Pace University, Lubin School of Business where he graduated as class valedictorian. He is a father of three wonderful and intelligent children, Vincent, Ella, and Juliette. The OTHERS(S) resource he identifies most with is self challenge.
Co-Founder and Director of Special Services
“Hold the Door is a way for me to remember and honor my dad and make him proud.” As the co-founder and Director of Special Services, Lauren manages the organization’s day to day operations and has planned its previous Hold the Door Days and 5k fundraisers. She deeply resonates with the people at the events, who often share the impact the organization has had on them. Just as these events help others grow through their adversity, Lauren’s involvement and contributions to HTD have allowed her to cope and grow through the loss of her father on 9-11. “It has been a true gift to keep my dad’s memory alive while helping others.” Lauren holds a Bachelors from the University of Scranton and works as a bookkeeper and office manager at Theodorakos Associates. She also received a Grand Diploma with honors from the French Culinary Institute and loves to bake. The OTHER(S) resource she identifies most with is Humor.
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