Our full team includes caring individuals, businesses, fellow advocacy organizations, the media and communities that care about protecting children. Our core team that works tirelessly to keep RAACE running strong includes our dedicated staff, our passionate volunteers, and our strongest supporters including over 58,000 RAACE Fans, generous RAACE Heroes, and influential RAACE SuperHeroes.
Kenneth Smith, Founder
“My fight to end child sexual abuse began over 14 years ago after visiting “Illuminations” at St. Vincent’s Center. It was this program and the disturbing statistics that would bring me to my knees. Although I began RAACE on my own, our mission to prevent child sexual abuse requires a team effort. Please join our RAACE.”
Brad Brickel, Jr., Executive Director
“I discovered RAACE as a fan shortly after moving home from Boston to work with my uncle's business when, during an Awareness Event, I was handed some materials about child sexual abuse and what RAACE was doing to stop it. I’ll never forget that warm summer evening at Lincoln Speedway as I watched this wild purple and yellow Sprint Car of Stevie Smith's and made the connection to RAACE. After that night at the track, I visited the organization's website and learned the statistics of child sexual abuse. I immediately felt compelled to get involved, especially since I made my living in the racing world. Kids should be free from the abuse that exists today, and be free to just be kids. Here was an opportunity to help make that happen so I knew I had to volunteer and do my part to make a difference.”
David Arist, Program Manager
“I began my journey in fighting the epidemic of child abuse over 14 years ago as an original member of Team RAACE. After being exposed to the statistics of abuse towards children and becoming aware of the societal consequences of this abuse, I felt compelled to make it my mission in doing something about it. After various life experiences through different entrepreneurial endeavors in sales, marketing, real estate, land development, as well as feeding another passion of mine in coaching college soccer at a NCAA University, I couldn’t be more thrilled in joining RAACE once again in its quest to put an end to child abuse. Now married with a 16 month old boy and another one on the way, my flame for the cause is as strong and bright as ever.”
As Program Manager, David creates, promotes, and executes RAACE’s fundraising initiatives. Please contact him with any fundraising opportunities that would create awareness for RAACE. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maria Fuster & Dina Wasmer, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs)
“A friend of mine from high school first introduced us to RAACE,” says Dina Wasmer. “His lacrosse team is a member of the organization and they wear RAACE’s bold purple and gold to help spread awareness. Having already been familiar with some organizations that help on the treatment side of abuse and having a young niece and nephew I want to keep safe, I was eager to get involved to help promote the concept of PREVENTING it from happening in the first place."
As the organization’s marketing department, Dina and Maria of Incite Creative oversee all of RAACE's marketing and brand building efforts including but not limited to online and offline promotions. They can be reached at: email@example.com.
Brian K. Marchetti, Vehicle Donation Program Coordinator
“When I saw the statistics, I was overwhelmed at how high the numbers really are…I had no idea. The more I learned, the more I knew I wanted to be part of the organization.”
As Vehicle Donation Program Coordinator, Brian works to bring awareness by participating in events and manages RAACE’s vehicle donation program. Brian can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We couldn't carry out our mission without the support of our volunteers. They work tirelessly and spend long days and nights setting up for our events, distributing programs, selling tickets, and managing our "Awareness Station" big wheel, all the while with a smile on their faces. We can't thank you enough!
Board of Directors
We are in the process of building our Board and are seeking qualified, passionate candidates who would like to become ambassadors and advisors to RAACE.
If you're interested or would like to nominate someone to join our Board, please email us at: email@example.com.