Business Advisory Council

Our Business Advisory Council

We are grateful and humbled to these founding members of our Business Advisory Council and welcome this exciting time for them to contribute to our national growth and international expansion.

The FCSN Business Advisory Council

Please meet the Firefighter Cancer Support Network’s Business Advisory Council (BAC). Our BAC consists of thoughtful national community leaders who will advise the FCSN Board of Directors and staff and serves as a critical-community champion of our mission – to assist firefighters and EMS providers and their immediate families diagnosed with cancer by providing badge-to-badge support, training, education and guidance.

Members of the Business Advisory Council share their gifts and talents in service to our nonprofit by providing our organization with their professional expertise; their diverse knowledge of constituent perspectives; their connections to local, national or international resources, colleagues and/or peers; and their philanthropic support or other forms of needed assistance.

The Business Advisory Council Members

Matty Gregg

Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness
First Republic Bank – Boston, Massachusetts

Matty Gregg Matty Gregg is self-described as a life enthusiast. He is extremely excited to be a part of the Firefighter Cancer Support Network. In 2018, he ran 5425 miles across America to raise funds and awareness for the organization. In the past five years, he has raised over $500,000 for various charities through what he defines as “extreme activities.” When he’s not spending time with his family, Matty is the Vice President of Organizational Effectiveness of First Republic Bank in Boston, Massachusetts and a producer of musical national tours.

Sherwin (Shevy) M. Shafie, J.D.

CEO/Chief Marketing Officer & Partner
Marstudio, Inc.

Sherwin M. ShafieShevy is a graduate of the University of Maryland, University of Baltimore School of Law, and Institute of Police Science in Washington D.C. Growing up the son of a businessman, Shevy’s entrepreneurial spirit has always driven him to pursue new and exciting business ventures. This led him to becoming the Chief Marketing Officer & Partner at Marstudio, a Corporate Branding & Strategic Marketing firm in the DC

Metro Area. As the past CEO of various local DC businesses & the current Chief Marketing Officer of Marstudio, he truly enjoys finding solutions that help businesses get off the ground, continue their growth, and maintain their competitive edge. Dedicated to his community, Shevy has experience as a Fire Fighter, Police Officer, and an EMT. In recent years, he has contributed his time to multiple Board of Directors as well as engages in multiple other philanthropic activities.

Jerome Hauer, Ph.D, M.H.S.

Emergent Bio Solutions

Dr. Hauer has served as a director since January 2015. He previously served on the company’s Board of Directors from May 2004 to October 2011. Currently, Dr. Hauer is a senior advisor at Teneo Risk, a worldwide CEO Advisory Firm, and a visiting professor at Cranfield University/Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Before joining Teneo Risk, Dr. Hauer served from January 2012 until December 2014 as the Commissioner of New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and Director of the Office of Counterterrorism. He is on the Board of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Special Operations Medicine. Formerly, Dr. Hauer served as Chief Executive Officer of The Hauer Group from 2006 to 2011 and 2014 to present. Dr. Hauer served as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness at HHS from June 2002 to November 2003 and as Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness of HHS from May 2002 to June 2002. Dr. Hauer served as the first director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management under Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He also served as the Director of Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Management as well as Director of the Department of Fire and Buildings for the State of Indiana. While a graduate student at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Hauer developed the first technique for giving patients their own blood back lost from the mediastinum and chest following cardiac surgery. The technique was adopted by cardiac and trauma surgeons worldwide. He continued his work at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston focusing on reducing blood use in cardiac and trauma surgery, and understanding coagulopathies in these patients. Dr. Hauer holds a Ph.D. from Cranfield University/Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. He received an M.H.S. in public health from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and a B.A. from New York University. Dr. Hauer was a captain in the United States Army Reserves Medical Services Corps.

Robin Welch

Financial Representative