President and CEO
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As President and CEO of World T.E.A.M., Jon Brideau is responsible for the overall operations of the non-profit organization.
Jon Brideau first became involved with World T.E.A.M. at the 2015 Face of America as a team member of Capital One and was immediately moved by the power of the program. He came back to ride in the 2016-2018 programs, and also rode the inaugural 2017 Face of America Liberty from West Point to Manhattan’s World Trade Center. Jon participated in the 2017 Adventure Team Challenge Colorado as a member of Team Graphite. In October 2017, he was named as the organization’s Executive Director and in May 2018, promoted to President and CEO.
Prior to joining World T.E.A.M., Jon spent seven years in several roles at Best Buddies International, most recently serving as Senior Director of the Best Buddies Challenge. With three Challenge events across the country, Jon lead his team to fund raise over $10 million annually to provide friendships, job opportunities, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Jon joined Best Buddies after riding in the 2009 and 2010 Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port with his team of colleagues from Nike, where he worked for five years. Jon became involved in the Best Buddies jobs program while at Nike when he hired and mentored an employee on the autism spectrum.
Jon is a graduate of Northeastern University with a bachelor’s degree in the Science of Business Administration. He spends much of his time riding bikes—road, mountain, and cyclocross throughout the entire year. He is an avid fisherman and enjoyed playing organized team sports in his formative years, along with skiing. Jon lives in the Greater Boston area with his wife Jessica, son and daughter.
Director of Development and Administration
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Patti joined the organization in December, 2018 as the Director of Development and Administration, responsible for fundraising, development, participant outreach, and administration. Prior to World T.E.A.M., Patti worked for many years in administration and operations, most recently in private equity.
An active volunteer with World T.E.A.M. since 2006, Patti has been involved with each of the organization’s programs, including Face of America Gettysburg, managing the Chairman’s Reception and assisting with ride logistics. She is best known for her work as the Program Manager for World T.E.A.M.‘s Adventure Team Challenge Colorado. After serving as a program volunteer, she took over primary management of the Challenge in 2013, where she is responsible for athlete recruitment, sponsorship management, and logistics. Her tireless efforts have helped the Challenge become the preeminent inclusive wilderness experience.
Patti earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She currently lives near Boston, where her son, Liam, is in college. Liam participated in Face of America Gettysburg and volunteered at Adventure Team Challenge Colorado. Patti is a five-time finisher of the Marine Corps Marathon, taking great pride in her ability to finish just ahead of the Stragglers’ Bus. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and a recently discovered passion for boxing.
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Howard Hill joined Word T.E.A.M. in May 2017 as the organization’s Logistics Director. In his role, Howard is responsible for program coordination and working with volunteers and outside resources. In June of 2016, he retired from his career at State Farm Insurance where he was involved in project coordination, real estate disposition and education and training.
Howard first became involved with World T.E.A.M. when State Farm served as the presenting sponsor for the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea, as a member of the ride staff. That ride, he says, changed his life. After Sea to Shining Sea, he purchased his first road bike and joined the 2011 Face of America Gettysburg as a participant. Continuing to be involved in the organization’s activities, he was asked to coordinate and oversee the 2014 CanAm Veteran’s Challenge. Since that time, he has been involved in other Face of America Gettysburg, along with Adventure Team Challenge Colorado, and Face of America Liberty.
Dedicated to helping others, Howard was a head mentor and fundraising adviser for the Leukemia-Lymphoma’s TEAM in TRAINING program for many years. During that time he completed 13 marathons and numerous half marathons to benefit Leukemia research. Injuries have slowed his running, but he continues to be an active cyclist in the community.
Currently living in Bloomington, Illinois, Howard is married to wife, Sherry. In 2016 and 2017, Sherry ran the Marine Corps Marathon, raising funds to benefit World T.E.A.M. She also rode Face of America Gettysburg in 2017. Together, they have four children and eight grandchildren.
Manager of Engagement
Rob joined World TEAM in 2020 as the Manager of Engagement, working with the team to attract new participants and create compelling content and programs for athletes of all abilities. Having been a volunteer with both the Face of America and Adventure TEAM Challenge programs, Rob has a special connection with our participants. Inspired by his passion for our mission, Rob will be expanding the organization’s outreach and working to create new, inclusive programs.
Throughout his career, Rob has worked with non profits and advocacy groups with a focus on creating opportunities for underserved populations.
Rob studied Industrial Engineering at Lehigh University and received a Master’s in Management Science in Engineering from Stanford. He lives in the Boston area and spends his free time riding bikes and attempting to complete the New York Times Crossword.