A native of Cambridge, MA., Corey became a permanent resident of Central PA by way of graduation of both the Milton Hershey School and Penn State University. His affinity with learning has allowed him to serve as a chameleon in all environments in which he has worked. This includes marketing, athlete and entertainer management, news filming, and event coordinating just to name a few. His spare time is spent with his children, traveling, and eating (he takes pride in his comical restaurant critiques!). His “Team first” approach to problem solve and analyzing is what makes him such an invaluable asset at The Bridge. When you see him don’t be afraid to ask him what pair of socks he might have on!
DeZwaan is our Secretary here at the foundation. Born in Harrisburg, PA., he is a graduate of Milton Hershey and a proud Penn State alum. If he's not cheering on the Nittany Lions, you will likely find him with family and friends. He has a love of travel, immersing himself in new cultures and staying up to date with all things Business Intelligence and new tech. Prior to The Bridge, DeZwaan was a Business Intelligence Consultant with experience in many industries including marketing, finance, software, technology and energy. He has been successfully architecting, managing and developing applications and BI solutions since 2011, providing businesses with the tools and insights to perform to their potential.
Born in Williamsport, PA., Robert graduated from the Milton Hershey School and later Penn State University. Having played sports his entire life, he has made teamwork and selflessness the pillars upon which he conducts himself. Often described as a jack of all trades, he has spent time honing skills in the areas of programming, business intelligence, credit risk analytics, corporate strategy, and financial reporting/forecasting. He has a firm belief that the world around us is constantly changing, and it pays to stay up to date with innovative techniques and evolving technologies. Since 2014 he has been managing portfolios in the auto finance industry, so he’s no stranger to large data. Ask him about it, but, be prepared for a lengthy conversation!
Board Of Directors
Garry is the Chairman of foundation. He hails from Harrisburg, PA., having attended the Milton Hershey School and Penn State University. Garry prides himself in his hunger for knowledge and love for giving back to his community. Having graduated from Penn State with multiple degrees (Business Development, Advertising and Psychology) he has always shared a love for bettering our society as a whole. His five seasons spent playing in the National Football League allowed him to build strong connections both on and off the field. Anything he puts his mind to, WILL get done. After your first meeting with him, you will immediately find out he is more than just an athlete.
Garry Gilliam Jr.
Chairman of the Board
Ralph Rodriguez is a Central Pennsylvania native, and the youngest of 3 boys. Ralph is a Harrisburg High school graduate, with post education as an intervention/prevention specialist. Later, Ralph Founded All You Can Inc, in 2019. That is a 501 c3 non-profit organization that services basic needs and emergency resources to the central PA area.
Through Ralphs’s community advocacy he has received many accolades such as: The Mayors proclamation, City council Unsung hero award, a Governors citation, State senate recognition, and a house of representatives recommendation.
Now as a Board Member for the foundation, Ralph looks forward to being the adhesive to bond together the eco-village to community outreach, and engagement.
Tiffanni Osborne is a proud alumnus of Milton Hershey School and Temple University. She is a Philadelphia native with a passion for education and serving underprivileged youth. Though her undergraduate degrees were in Human Resource Management and Africana Studies, Tiffanni has served in the educational field a teacher, administrator and cultural department head in Greater Philadelphia Area schools. She has recently enrolled in a doctoral degree program in educational leadership and intends to pursue her principal certification. If you want to get her talking for hours, ask her how effective elementary literacy instruction can change an entire community.
Kimberly is a licensed Attorney in New York State, specializing in tax and estate planning. She received her J.D. from Albany Law School located in Albany, New York. Prior to joining STA, Ms. Mariani had a private law practice and was an Assistant District Attorney for Albany County, NY. Ms. Mariani has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of South Florida and a Minor in Economics.
Her experience in the Accounting industry includes Accounting Management for large corporations in the computer technology and entertainment industries.
Jordan is a son of the Harrisburg area, having been born and raised in Steelton, Pa. After a stellar high school career, Jordan then went to further his education at Penn State by obtaining his B.A. in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management before going on to play in the National Football League for five seasons. Jordan's love for the community is evident through the many works that he does with his own non-profit organization, the Jordan Hill Foundation. He spends most of his free time with the youth of the community, his family, and building connections that will help Harrisburg bridge to an evolving future!
The Bridge acquires old properties like schools, malls, and warehouses, then turns them into "eco villages" in the inner city. Our properties are intended to be totally sustainable and self-contained mixed-use “Eco-Villages” with housing, commercial/retail space, co-working, urban agriculture, innovation/education center and entertainment.
THE BRIDGE ECO-VILLAGE INC
EcoAthletes delivers engaging, interactive, customized education for athletes that empowers them to speak out confidently on climate change. We also offer athletes individual climate-focused mentorship, personal brand building, or opportunities for career development.
Orange 4 Owen Foundation was formed to promote pedestrian, driver, traffic and childhood safety and all aspects of community safety as well as raise awareness of the consequences of distracted driving practices. Owen's Foundation is a fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC). TFEC is an incorporated 501(c)(3) status, nonprofit organization located in Harrisburg, PA.