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Founder and President
While running many successful businesses, Charlie dedicates increasing amounts of time for critical initiatives at the Rotary Club and YMCA. He co-founded a local Rotary chapter and leads a multi-million-dollar capital project for the YMCA.
In 2017, after being personally affected by addiction, Charlie began rethinking how he could best serve his country and hometown of Fredrick, MD. Charlie believes civic action and involvement are essential to keeping communities strong and vibrant. Such principles are fundamental to the formation of his latest venture, Give America Hope.
Charlie earned a BA from the University of Maryland and currently holds real estate brokers’ licenses in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He is the President of Turning Point Enterprises, Inc, an umbrella entity for his management firm and multiple business interests.
Charlie and his wife Susan have three children.
Christy Daly Brodeur
Christy Daly Brodeur has two decades of experience working with the Florida Legislature and Executive Branch on public policy for children and families. Most recently, she served as Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Justice, where she played an integral role in the development and implementation of data-driven reform in the largest, most comprehensive, juvenile justice system in the country. The success of Florida’s reforms is evidenced by the dramatic drop in all major categories of crime during her tenure, leading to the lowest level of juvenile delinquency in more than 40 years. She has also contributed to the national movement of juvenile justice reform and is seen as a national leader in her field.
Prior to becoming Secretary, Christy held numerous leadership positions at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice and the Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. She has worked nationally with the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown University, the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators.
Christy currently serves on the board of directors at Inspire of Central Florida, a non-profit organization that provides employment opportunities and life skills training for adults with developmental disabilities.
Christy is currently a Partner with Ballard Partners in Tallahassee, Florida.
Chief Strategy Officer
As a former state delegate who has had personal struggles with addiction, Matt considers it a privilege to be able to use his personal and professional experiences to make difference. In addition to his role at Give America Hope, Matt currently serves on the Palm Beach County Opioid Response Plan Steering Committee, where he leads the Monitoring and Evaluation Subcommittee. From 1995-99, Matt served as a delegate in the Maryland State Legislature.
While serving in the legislature, he worked across the aisle to assist families in paying for college, reducing income taxes, and creating a better environment for business in Maryland. His crowning legislative success was partnering with colleagues in both political parties to establish the Maryland Pre-Paid Tuition Savings Program, the now very successful and popular 529 College Savings Programs.
Matt is now a nationally-recognized policy expert in the area of addiction recovery, being featured by numerous media including The Journey, WBAL radio, The Washington Post, Daily Caller, American Thinker, The National Review, LifeZette, and Maryland Matters. In 2018, he worked with Maryland state officials to develop and implement peer-to-peer addiction recovery program standards and policies. He also provided critical testimony during the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly, ensuring passage of Governor Larry Hogan’s package of bills to combat the opioid crisis. Matt stays active in addiction recovery and devotes much of his personal time to working with community and faith-based organizations that provide recovery and support services to those facing poverty, chemical addiction, and homelessness. He is also an active member and volunteer for Celebrate Recovery, a recovery program with groups nationwide. Matt holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Georgetown University.
John has led a distinguished career both politically and professionally, holding a number of high-ranking positions in the Maryland State Legislature. He has served as Majority Leader and Chairman of two powerful committees. As an elected state official, John also served as both Vice-President and President of the National Conference of State Legislatures, a bi-partisan organization representing 7,000 state legislators and 35,000 legislative staff in the United States. John’s passion for public health policy led him to sponsor legislation to create and serve as Chairman of the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission. The Commission supports community health clinics and provides state funding to over 200 non-profit health agencies that assist more than 500,000 Maryland residents.
Most recently, he served for 14 years as Executive Vice President of Government Affairs for the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), a national trade organization located in Washington DC. Under his leadership, the PCPC underwent major regulatory reform, as John spearheaded efforts working at both the state and federal level on a number of complex issues.
In addition to John’s political and professional experience, he served as Executive Director for the American Council of Young Political Leaders, an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and a law clerk for the 6th Judicial Circuit of Maryland.
John is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University.