President & CEO
As President & 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 joined World T.E.A.M. to lead the organization.
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 and fishing. He 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 two daughters.
Director of Development
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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 working directly with our athletes and partners on growing our 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.
Director of Logistics
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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 Communications and Marketing
Alex Nadler joined World T.E.A.M. in March 2022 as the Communications and Marketing Manager. Her responsibilities include creating and managing the strategy for all communications, website, public relations messages, and development and marketing collateral to consistently articulate the World T.E.A.M. mission.
Her previous experience includes 6 years of communications and marketing within Higher and High School Education. As a writer, Alex is excited to share the mission of World T.E.A.M. and the stories of its participants with the greater community.
Alex is a graduate of Gordon College in Wenham, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature. She lives by the ocean in Gloucester, MA and loves to cook, hike local trails with her husband, and chase around her mischievous cat Pepper.