Board of Directors

Nicholas Cassino, President

As the Managing Director for CB Richard Ellis in Tacoma, Washington Nick oversees a full service commercial real estate company, which is part of one of the largest commercial real estate services companies in the world.

Nick, together with his wife Val, look forward to shifting their life focus towards full-time humanitarian work. They have been active in international humanitarian work over the years and have formed their own non-profit foundation called "Picture the World". One goal is to meld this foundation, or at least the concept of it, into their life focus as they redirect their time and resource commitments away from their current careers towards a "second career" . . . one that will be spiritually rewarding and life- enriching while serving the needs of those in the world who have the least.

Nick earned a BA degree in Political Science from Western Washington University and a Masters in Economics from Fordham University.

Bill Garbarino, Secretary/Treasurer

Professor Bill Garbarino is a full time faculty member at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Since 2004 Bill has also been the Program Coordinator for the Business Marketing diploma, and 2 business certificate programs. Prior to joining Algonquin College in 2003 Bill enjoyed a 28 year career in Sales & Marketing.

Bill's Management roles included Regional Sales Manager, Long Distance and Telemarketing Consulting Support Director, and Vice President of Bell Canada's E-Marketing & Distribution channels unit called Bell Direct. Bill finished up his management career from 2000-2003 at BCE Emergis as Senior Vice President of the Product Management and Product Marketing units.

Bill is an avid athlete and has coached youth and adults in several sport disciplines. He is married for nearly 30 years with 2 adult sons.

Bill actively supports many charities including sponsoring Plan International Foster Children for nearly 30 years, cancer fundraising and awareness events, and AIDS related non-profit organizations. Since 2010 Bill has been an advisory board member for the American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA) and its Canadian affiliate, CFCA. Bill is the currently the President for AFCA.


Project One Million

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