Richard Romito, President/CEO

Richard Romito, Founder, President and CEO

Richard, a police officer in Colorado, wears his uniform with pride, but the role of officer, pales in comparison to his role in the DMD community. Richard is committed to providing fulfilling life experiences for his children, and others living with DMD. Through his development of the Romito Foundation, Rich provides a yearly DMD camp for the Rocky Mountain region. The foundation also takes these kids on outings during the year, such as fishing, sporting events and providing much needed social opportunities.

In July, 2015 Richard was presented with the 7 Everyday Hero Award. Watch the video ...

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Patrick Thibeault, Vice President

Patrick Thibeault, Vice PresidentPatrick first met Richard in the summer of 2012 and has been involved with the foundation ever since. Originally from the east coast, he now calls Colorado home with his wife and two daughters. He works in computer networking for a large content provider.

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Amy Smith, Executive Director of Operations

Amy Smith, Executive Director of Operations

One unsuspecting afternoon, working away at our printing company, Scudder Press, we were greeted by a Thornton Police Officer entering our front door. We asked him what we could do for him, and in his ever-humble manner, he stated “maam, I am not looking for a hand-out or charity, however, I am the founder of the Romito Foundation, a local organization that supports children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.” We asked him to sit down and tell us about his organization and he explained that 3 of his 4 sons have this disease and what the Foundation does to help all local children with Duchenne. The rest “as they say” is history. I have worked closely with the Foundation since that day and our family “Scudder Press” team works on creating the best events that we can to benefit our “warriors.”

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Eric Villanyi, Secretary

Eric Villanyi, Secretary, The Romito FoundationEric has known Richard for about 12 years and until recently has worked next to him as Police Officer, in Colorado. Eric has been with the Romito Foundation officially for about 5 years, but has worked with Richard and the foundation since it was founded.

Eric recently medically retired as a Police Officer and is now working in Colorado as a REALTOR. Eric has lived in Colorado almost his whole life where he still resides with his wife and three children.  Eric’s oldest son, Jacob, also works with the Romito Foundation and has done so for the last 3 years.


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Carla Fabrizio, Event Coordinator

Carla Fabrizio, Event CoordinatorCarla has been the Events Director for 3 years organizing not only the annual Beer & Wine Tasting events, but all other Romito Foundation fundraising efforts.

I was asked by the President of the Romito Foundation one day while he was on a call. We got to talking and amongst our conversation Rich said that he has three boys with Muscular Dystrophy.. I in turn told him I was very familiar with the disease as my little brother died from it.

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Marianne Feighner, Corporate & Media Promotions Director

Marianne Feighner, Social and Media Promotions CoordinatorMarianne produces and distributes press releases, secures sponsorships and so much more. She reaches out to the media and corporate community to secure exposure and sponsorship for Romito fundraisers as well as activities for the Romito Foundation kids.

"I've been a volunteer for several years, but now I'm stepping up to help promote the annual Foundation events to the media, hoping we will draw some attention to our awesome fundraising efforts for our Warriors."

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Kevin Smith, Chamber of Commerce Liaison

Kevin Smith, Chamber of Commerce Liaison, Romito Foundation Advisory Board MemberRomito Foundation Advisory Board Member

Married for 32 years, Amy and I act as a team supporting the Foundation and enjoy the blessings of our 2 married children and 2 granddaughters who also volunteer with the Romito Foundation!

I do a large amount of the networking for Scudder Press, as a member of Westminster Chamber, Broomfield Chamber, Metro North Chamber and 4BR. Our connections at these chambers give me the opportunity to create exposure and enthusiasm for the Romito Foundation and our events. I look forward to many more years supporting these “warriors” whom we also consider friends, as well as their amazing families.

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Brandon Smith, Social Media Director

Brandon Smith, Facebook Social Media DirectorMy name is Brandon Smith. I have known Rich Romito for 6 years and have worked with the Foundation for 3 years. Every event and interaction with this organization has motivated me to get more involved. I am now serving as the Social Media Director and look forward to increasing awareness about the Romito Foundation and who we serve.


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Martine Reeh, Webmaster

Martine Reeh Webmaster, Romito FoundationMartine has developed, hosts and maintains the Romito website. She has over 20 years experience in site design, development and organic Internet marketing.

Martine also brings non-profit experience as the founder and former Executive Director for The Mickaela Foundation, a non-profit organization that raised over $500,000 to assist breast cancer patients with their medical bills.

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