OUR TEAM

Donna Ritchie, Founder

Donna Ritchie is President of The Jason Ritchie Hockey Foundation. Her previous experience in non-profit leadership includes Insuring the Children, an organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and serving victims of abuse, and the Assistance League of Cincinnati, where she helped provide school supplies and basic necessities to underprivileged children. Since 2009, Donna has been an avid and devoted weekly volunteer at John Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute, where she engages with children and helps them make their hospital stay more bearable.   

 

As a mother of two sons, Donna’s lifelong mission has been to help them achieve their potential and dreams. This mission is the impetus behind The Jason Ritchie Hockey Foundation. Her leadership is guided and inspired by her son Jason’s love of sport and penchant for helping those in need. Donna is a proud advocate for youth hockey because it fosters excellence, character and confidence in children. 

 

Donna graduated from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.  A former school teacher, she taught developmentally and emotionally challenged middle school students in Glen Ellyn, IL.

 

In her spare time, Donna enjoys boating, travel and her spending time with her canine friends.

 

Bob Ritchie, Founder

Bob is President and Chief Executive Officer of American Integrity Insurance Company. The Company he co-founded in 2006 has become one of the largest writers of Florida homeowners insurance with almost 250,000 customers and annual revenues approaching $300 million. The Tampa-based headquarters employs 175 people.

A 30-year insurance industry executive, Bob’s previous experience includes his tenure as Executive Vice President of American Modern Insurance Group (a subsidiary of Munich Re), where he had profit and loss responsibility for a $540 million portfolio including manufactured housing, dwelling fire, and commercial lines writings. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of GE Insurance Solutions with profit and loss responsibility for a $600 million business consisting of program manager business targeting niche, specialized customer groups, as well as a portfolio of writings through E&S wholesale brokers.

Bob has a proven track record of growing existing and new businesses, and he has deep product, underwriting, and financial acumen. He has a BS degree in Business from the University of Evansville and has also completed numerous industry courses and programs.

Since the Foundation’s inception, Bob has played a significant role in raising capital for the Foundation in ways that honor Jason and provide opportunities for deserving athletes.

Jon Ritchie, Founder

Jon is the Executive Vice President of Operations for American Integrity Insurance Company. As an integral member of the  executive leadership team, Jon is responsible for managing the Company’s profitability and day-to-day operations management, and has overall accountability for top and bottom line performance, execution and business results.

 

Jon joined the company in 2009 as a marketing analyst, and quickly took on new roles of increasing responsibility. He has worked in almost every department in the Company, giving him a broad and deep knowledge of each business unit. He draws on this experience to develop and execute the Company’s business plan, product launches and growth goals.

 

Jon holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Finance from DePaul University and an MBA from Indiana University with concentrations in both Finance and Entrepreneurship. He enjoys his work at the Foundation, as it helps him to honor his brother in the best way possible: allowing others to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

 

Tim Meenan

Timothy J. Meenan is an A.V. rated lawyer in the Martindale Hubbell law directory. While Deputy Treasurer for the State of Florida, Mr. Meenan oversaw Florida’s four billion-dollar State Treasury and three other divisions of the Florida Department of Insurance, including the Division of Risk Management. He also served for three years as the executive assistant to the Florida Insurance Commissioner, where he helped formulate and implement legislative and regulatory proposals for the Department. Mr. Meenan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida State University, serving as President of the student body, and received his Juris Doctor from Florida State University College of Law.

 

Mr. Meenan’s legal practice focuses on regulatory law before numerous state agencies, with an emphasis on insurance company and agent regulation. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Meenan has represented many clients before the Florida Legislature, enacting legislation throughout the Florida Insurance Code. He currently serves as the statewide lobbyist for the Florida Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors.

 

Mr. Meenan currently serves on the boards of the Florida Workforce Plus and the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science.

 

Tim adds significant legal and strategic breadth to the Foundation and will be actively engaged in raising capital.

 

 

Lisa Miller

Lisa served as Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff for the Florida Department of Financial Services, a $500 million agency with over 2800 employees and oversight of 13 divisions including Florida’s $20 billion treasury and 400,000 insurance agents.

Prior to her work with the Department of Financial Services, Lisa served as Deputy Commissioner and chief lobbyist for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation during 2004 and 2005. Prior to that, she worked as Director of Corporate Relations for an Ernst & Young municipal bond investor relations affiliate.

Lisa has served on numerous panels and commissions including the Governor’s Property Insurance Reform Committee, and the Medical Malpractice Professional Claims Liability Reporting System Task Force. She was the Office of Insurance Regulation’s Board liaison to many quasi-governmental entities including Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, The Florida Automobile Joint Underwriting Association, The Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association, the Workers Compensation Insurance Guaranty Association and the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association.

A native of Florida, Lisa graduated cum laude from Florida State University (FSU) with a Master of Public Administration and Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. She also has a Certified Public Manager designation.

Lisa serves as Secretary to the Foundation and is a critical asset to its strategic formation and implementation.

Debbie Cook-Mehdiyoun

Jason’s aunt resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She joins the board with more than 30 years experience in the mortgage banking industry and currently works for Bank of America as a Platinum Sales Manager for their downtown circle location.

 

Debbie is a supporter of the Keith Shereda Spinal Cord Research Foundation and the Burn Foundation.  She has been a member of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors for 30 years in the  Southside, Downtown and Western divisions. She is a member of American Legion and supporting all of their charitable activities. Debbie attended Indiana University (IU) and Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

 

In her spare time she enjoys hiking in our National Parks, speed walking, and the company of her life long friends.

 

 

Stu Gould

Good As Gould is owned and operated by Stu Gould. Stu is currently the goaltending coach for the Loyola Ramblers High School team.  Stu also works with the Flames youth hockey program.  He was the assistant coach of the 5-time defending Illinois State High School champions, New Trier Green.

 

Stu is a highly sought after and successful goalie instructor in the Chicago area. He is also Director of the Good As Gould Goaltending Schools. Stu brings his tremendous goaltending knowledge to every piece of equipment he designs and sells. Gould premier hand crafted, custom goaltending equipment is simply the finest available. Expert design and craftsmanship, as well as custom sizing and colors, make Gould the superior choice for all your equipment needs. And if you have special sizing needs – big or tall – Good As Gould fits them all. Call for special order needs. Simply put no other goaltending equipment is as “Good As Gould”!

 

Stu is committed to building a Chicago base of support and will also be hosting a number of fund raising events.

 

Jeremy Mele

Jeremy is a successful leader with more than 16 years in the engineering and environmental industry with a strong emphasis on strategic planning, operations and business development. He currently acts as the President of EFI Global Inc., a leading provider of engineering services, fire investigations, environmental consulting and laboratory services to the insurance, commercial, industrial, institutional, public, corporate and legal communities.  As President, he is responsible for the management and implementation of the organization’s strategic vision and growth plan, while ensuring that the company’s core values and services align with current and future market conditions. 

 

He has served in numerous management roles overseeing a wide range of services including forensic engineering, environmental site assessments and remediation, indoor air quality and remedial design. Previous roles include Executive VP for SDII Corporation, President of Global Drilling, LLC and Director of Environmental and Catastrophe Services for SDII Corporation. He has a BS in Environmental Systems Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.

 

Jeremy is an active member of his community and has been a board member for JRHF since 2013. He has served as a volunteer for Metropolitan Ministries and a participant in the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation Walk for a Cure events. 

 

He is also a member of USA Hockey, and from the earliest of his days has been an avid fan and participant, getting on the ice as often as he can in the ever expanding hockey community of Tampa Bay.

 

 

Abby Ritchie, Executive Director

Abby is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and a 2012 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law.  She is licensed to practice law in Tennessee and Florida.   She currently lives with her husband Jon in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

 

Andrew Joy

Andrew Joy is a graduate from Boston University School of Medicine and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).   Andrew is the founder of The Mental Difference (TMD) a sport/ performance and counseling psychology company.  TMD works with individuals on performance as well as issues that present clinically. 

 

Andrew started TMD after a successful year with the 2014-2015 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks and their minor league affiliates as a mental skills coach.  Andrew, a former goaltender, has been involved in hockey since age 6.  He has played both college and professionally in the minors.  Andrew even had the privilege of teaching Jason Ritchie at a Good as Gould goalie school.

 

 

Justin Waters

Justin is a Florida native, originally from Tallahassee, and has lived in the Tampa Bay area for 9 years. He has been with American Integrity since moving to Tampa where he started out in the Operations department, moved to accounting and now in Sales for the last 6 years. He graduated from USF earning his bachelor’s degree in Economics and recently earned his CPCU designation for insurance.

 

He is looking forward to helping the foundation build a strong base here in Florida with the local community hockey programs and scholarships.

 

 

Juan Carlos Mahfouz

Originally from New York City, Juan Carlos or “JC” has been living in the Tampa area for 25+ years and been in the Florida insurance industry for 19 of them. He has been a Territory Sales Manager with American Integrity for 9 years, and has experienced many of the successes and growth the company has accomplished since inception. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with  Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and is working towards multiple insurance designations.

 

JC is looking forward to participating in the Jason Ritchie Hockey Foundation by dedicating his time and raising awareness for the foundation that touches the lives of many local children in the Tampa Bay area.

Lori Hall

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