National Committee Members from the Northeast Region
Bob Black | Vice Chairman of Region and Section Operations
Bob is an Eagle Scout, and has been awarded the Vigil Honor and Founder's Award by Otahnagon Lodge, Baden-Powell Council. Bob has served as lodge adviser, section adviser, council vice president, a member of the Area 3 Communications Committee, the adviser to the National Digital Media Team, a member of the National Region and Section Operations Subcommittee, and has held leadership roles in several national events. Bob has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award and the Silver Beaver. He resides in Vestal, NY, and professionally, is a program manager for defense contractor BAE Systems.
Forrest Gertin | Project 2023
Forrest hails from Rochester, NY. He is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of Tschipey Achtu Lodge and is an assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 750 in the Seneca Waterways Council. Previously, Forrest served as section chief for NE-3A, national chief, and is a recipient of the Founder’s Award from his lodge. Forrest is an international political economy major at Georgetown University. He participates in student government, theatre and debate, and enjoys playing percussion and cycling - and has even biked around one of the great lakes.
Bob Chaballa | Region Chairman
Bob is an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member of Wunita Gokhos Lodge, Pennsylvania Dutch Council. In his Council he has received the District Award of Merit and the Silver Beaver Award. He has been awarded the Founder’s Award for Lodge service, and the Distinguished Service Award for Regional and National service. Bob has served Scouting in a number of capacities, including Region National Leadership Seminar Coordinator, National Order of the Arrow Conference Special Events Coordinator, Jamboree staffs, Section Adviser, Lodge Adviser, Assistant Scoutmaster, Council NESA Committee Chairman, and is a James E. West Fellow. Bob has three daughters and lives with his wife Jane in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.
Mark Chilutti | Development
Mark is an Eagle Scout, and has received the Vigil Honor and Founder's Award from Unami Lodge. As a youth, he served as lodge chief, section vice chief, section chief, and as a national conference vice chief. As an adult he has served as lodge adviser, council vice president, area 5 vice president, and as a member of the National Training Task Force, the Special Needs Scouting Task Force, the Youth Development Committee, and the Northeast Region Board. Mark has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award, the District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver, and the Silver Antelope. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife Jayne, and professionally, is the assistant vice president of development for the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation.
Donald J. Cunningham | Development and Financial Operations
Donald is an Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member, and Founder’s Award recipient of Kintecoying Lodge of the Greater New York Councils (GNYC) where he was instrumental in the consolidation of New York City’s five OA lodges. Donald is an executive board member of both GNYC and the Manhattan Council and is Vice Chairman of the national Scouting Alumni Association. He was elected national OA chief in 2001. Donald is a recipient of the OA’s Distinguished Service Award and the Silver Beaver Award, and is an OA legacy fellow. He directed and produced GNYC’s “Times Square Jamboree” in 2010, served as Deputy Conference Chairman at NOAC 2009, and has had two stints as a NOAC Lead Adviser (NESA@NOAC in 2012 and Centennial Celebrations in 2015). Professionally, Donald is the Director of Operations for a private family office in Manhattan. He is a member of Holland Lodge No. 8 F&AM, and the Union League Club of NY.
Ed Lynes | Vice Chairman of Strategic Performance
Ed is an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow. He’s a James E. West fellow and a Silver Beaver recipient. He currently serves as the Council Vice President of Garden State Council. Scouting has always been a big part of his life; as a Youth he served as a Lodge and Section Chief before serving as the 2004 Northeast Region Chief. Outside of Scouting, Ed is a founding partner at Woden, a narrative agency in Philadelphia. He is also a freemason and spends his time with his wonderful wheaten terrier, Bailey.
Dr. Kenneth P. Davis | National Events
Ken is an Eagle Scout, Air Explorer Silver Award recipient, Vigil Honor and Founders Award recipient from Amangamek-Wipit Lodge of the National Capital Area Council where he is an Executive Board member. He served as the Southeast Region OA chairman (1974-82) and the vice chairman for lodge operations (1985-88). He is the author of three editions of the History of the Order of the Arrow, the History of Wood Badge, and the History of the Philmont Staff Association. He has served on multiple Wood Badge and National Camp School staffs. His adult recognitions include the District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver, the Silver Antelope, the OA Distinguished Service Award, the Silver Buffalo, and the Hornaday Gold Badge. He is currently a Vice President of Area 6, and a member of the region advisory board. Ken retired from the US Department of Defense in 2002 after 30 years, and from the US Army/Army Reserve as a Colonel with 31 years of service.
Anthony J. Fiori | Vice Chairman of Communications
Tony is a Eagle Scout, Vigil Honor member and Founder’s Award recipient from Shu-Shu-Gah Lodge, Greater New York Councils in New York City. He is currently the vice president, program for the Greater New York Councils and a member of its executive board. Tony chairs the council’s program committee and previously served as chairman of the GNYC 100th Anniversary Committee where he was responsible for the design and implementation of the council’s Times Square jamboree. Tony is a former section associate adviser from NE-2C and served as the Western Region Chief in 1996. He is also a recipient of the Order’s Distinguished Service Award, the Silver Beaver, and is a James E. West Fellow. Outside of Scouting, Tony serves as the president of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni and the treasurer of the UC San Diego Alumni Association. He is a director at Manatt Health Solutions, an interdisciplinary law and consulting practice at Manatt, Phelps and Phillips, where he is recognized as an expert in health care policy and finance.
Dr. Carl A. Marchetti | Vice Chairman of Founders' Council
Carl is a Vigil Honor member from NA Tsi Hi Lodge, Monmouth Council. From Ocean Township, NJ, Carl has served as national chairman, lodge chief, section chief, lodge adviser, and area adviser. Carl has been awarded the Distinguished Service Award and has been awarded the Silver Beaver, Silver Antelope, and Silver Buffalo awards. Carl was also presented with the Order's Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2004 NOAC.
Kaylene Trick | Financial Operations
Kaylene is a Vigil Honor member of Woapeu Sisilija Lodge, Susquehanna Council, and hails from New Berlin, PA. She has served in various positions in the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturing programs. Currently, Kay is serving her council as vice president of program, and also serves on the Area 4 Committee. She has served on staff at national Scouting events, including NOAC, Arrow Corp5, OA Summit Corp, Indian Summer, National and World Jamborees, NLATS Staff, and the Philmont Leadership Challenge Pilot Course. She has also trekked and staffed Philmont Scout Ranch and is active with Wood Badge. Kay is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Commissioner Award, Silver Antelope, Silver Beaver, District Award of Merit, Lutheran Lamb Award, International Scouters Award, and the James West Fellowship. Most of all, she is the proud Mom of an Eagle Scout.
Dr. Scott A. Valcourt | Strategic Performance
Scott is an Eagle Scout, and has been awarded the Vigil Honor and the first Founder's Award in Madockawanda Lodge, Pine Tree Council. As a youth, he has served as a chapter chief, lodge vice chief, lodge chief, section vice chief, section chief, and a national conference vice chief (CVC). As an adult, he is a Committee Member of Troop 312 in North Berwick, ME and is the Strategic Plan Chair on the Pine Tree Council Executive Board. Scott has served in various adult positions including chapter adviser, district committee, lodge committee adviser, council committee, area committee, associate section adviser, section adviser and adviser to several national event subcommittees. Scott is a recipient of the District Award of Merit, the Silver Beaver, and the National Distinguished Service Award. Professionally, Scott is the Director of Strategic Technology and an Adjunct Faculty member in the Computer Science Department and Analytics and Data Science Program of the University of New Hampshire. Residing in Berwick, ME, in his spare time, he enjoys gardening, hiking and spending time with his family.