About our Team
Dr. Gregory Collins
Coach Sam Rutigliano, a lifelong educator and former coach of the Cleveland Browns, possesses an enduring passion for helping individuals overcome obstacles.
Coach Sam teamed up with Dr. Gregory Collins, Staff Psychiatrist, Behavioral Health Department, FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Moore Regional Hospital, Pinehurst, NC., formerly with the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, to form the Inner Circle Foundation. Initially created to assist his NFL players maintain healthy drug-free lifestyles. The Brown’s Inner Circle serves as a template for all NFL teams today.
Today, Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation has expanded to give elementary students the opportunity for greater lifetime success through our program Aiming Higher. The goal of this multi-faceted program is to aid in the development of a well-rounded child by developing the necessary skills to succeed in school and beyond.
Board of Trustees
Chairman: Sam Rutigliano
Board President: William Manson, Esq.
Vice President, Business Development: Kerry Rutigliano
Vice President, Governance & Administration: Nicholas Petty
Vice President, Academic Affairs: Erika Bell
Vice President, Compliance: Aaron Bulloff, Esq.
Treasurer: Gregory Hubbell
Secretary: Michelle Ryb
President Emeritus: Dr. Gregory Collins
Brian Akers, Dr. Linda Bradley, Jeremy Campana, Esq., Bruce Jones, Esq., Heather Fechko, Helene Gelb, Anna Greenfield, Matthew Hogg, Gregory Hubbell, Shawn Kennedy, Kevin Krese, Maura Shibley, Gregory Dostal, Myra Stone
Executive Director: Ori Akrish
Academic Director: Katrina Spencer
Office Manager: Alison Milden
Director of Family Engagement and Continuous Improvement: Jessica Horwitz
Development and Fundraising: Julie Mostov