Board of Directors

Michael J. Rovito, Ph.D., CHES, FMHI Chairman & Treasurer "After a testicular cancer scare when I was 17 and continuously learning thereafter that we were, and still are, surrounded by a community largely lacking in the support of male health, I founded the Men's Health Initiative, Inc in 2010 wanting to improve the lives of males. My passions developed to focus on male behavioral health, whether it be teaching students on gender issues not typically taught, mentoring young guys, or working directly with boys and men in their communities to learn about their bodies. I do this work to support, empower, and provide boys and men, of any age, the opportunity to learn more about what they are capable of." Michael Rovito is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida and a certified health education specialist. He holds a PhD in Public Health and a MA in Urban Studies from Temple University and a BA in Geography from Millersville University. His work specializes in testicular self-examination and testicular cancer, male health behavioral change, instrumentation design, and health communication. He is a loving father, husband, son, brother, and uncle.

Michael J. Rovito, Ph.D., CHES, FMHI

Chairman & Treasurer

"After a testicular cancer scare when I was 17 and continuously learning thereafter that we were, and still are, surrounded by a community largely lacking in the support of male health, I founded the Men's Health Initiative, Inc in 2010 wanting to improve the lives of males. My passions developed to focus on male behavioral health, whether it be teaching students on gender issues not typically taught, mentoring young guys, or working directly with boys and men in their communities to learn about their bodies. I do this work to support, empower, and provide boys and men, of any age, the opportunity to learn more about what they are capable of."

Michael Rovito is an Assistant Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida and a certified health education specialist. He holds a PhD in Public Health and a MA in Urban Studies from Temple University and a BA in Geography from Millersville University. His work specializes in testicular self-examination and testicular cancer, male health behavioral change, instrumentation design, and health communication. He is a loving father, husband, son, brother, and uncle.

 
Robert Resciniti, FMHI Vice-Chair Robert "Bob" Resciniti is the Founder/President of the Bobby Resciniti Healing Hearts Foundation and former District Manager for Publix Supermarkets. He is a philanthropist, a dedicated public servant, a nonprofit management specialist, and a loving father and husband.

Robert Resciniti, FMHI

Vice-Chair

Robert "Bob" Resciniti is the Founder/President of the Bobby Resciniti Healing Hearts Foundation and former District Manager for Publix Supermarkets. He is a philanthropist, a dedicated public servant, a nonprofit management specialist, and a loving father and husband.

 
Kathy E. Rovito, DrPH (c), MPH, CHES, FMHI Secretary "After meeting my husband and learning about his passion in male health, I made it my focus to have his idea of an organization dedicated to improving the well-being of boys and men become a reality. The health of men and women are integrated and we recognize that the health of one sex cannot be achieved without considering the other. My passion is to unite these fields of health. I fight for every man, woman, and child to receive the same opportunities and to help them and their families reach their healthiest potential." Kathy Rovito is the CEO of the Men's Health Initiative, Inc., the Executive Director of the Center for Innovative Healthcare, Inc, and a certified health education specialist. She is a DrPH candidate for Health Education at Loma Linda University. She holds a MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University and a BS in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida. Her work specializes in adolescent health, positive youth development, motivational interviewing, and program development, implementation and evaluation. She is a loving mother, wife, daughter, and sister.

Kathy E. Rovito, DrPH (c), MPH, CHES, FMHI

Secretary

"After meeting my husband and learning about his passion in male health, I made it my focus to have his idea of an organization dedicated to improving the well-being of boys and men become a reality. The health of men and women are integrated and we recognize that the health of one sex cannot be achieved without considering the other. My passion is to unite these fields of health. I fight for every man, woman, and child to receive the same opportunities and to help them and their families reach their healthiest potential."

Kathy Rovito is the CEO of the Men's Health Initiative, Inc., the Executive Director of the Center for Innovative Healthcare, Inc, and a certified health education specialist. She is a DrPH candidate for Health Education at Loma Linda University. She holds a MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University and a BS in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida. Her work specializes in adolescent health, positive youth development, motivational interviewing, and program development, implementation and evaluation. She is a loving mother, wife, daughter, and sister.

 
Frank Johnson, Ph.D., FMHI Member Frank Johnson is a cultural anthropologist. His clinical training consists of behavioral health consultation in primary care at Delaware Valley Community Health, and case management at Einstein Medical Center Department of Outpatient Psychiatry, both in Philadelphia, PA. He is a peer facilitator for Chronic Disease Self-Management workshops. He is a loving son.

Frank Johnson, Ph.D., FMHI

Member

Frank Johnson is a cultural anthropologist. His clinical training consists of behavioral health consultation in primary care at Delaware Valley Community Health, and case management at Einstein Medical Center Department of Outpatient Psychiatry, both in Philadelphia, PA. He is a peer facilitator for Chronic Disease Self-Management workshops. He is a loving son.

Staff

Kathy E. Rovito, DrPH (c), MPH, CHES, FMHI Chief Executive Officer "After meeting my husband and learning about his passion in male health, I made it my focus to have his idea of an organization dedicated to improving the well-being of boys and men become a reality. The health of men and women are integrated and we recognize that the health of one sex cannot be achieved without considering the other. My passion is to unite these fields of health. I fight for every man, woman, and child to receive the same opportunities and to help them and their families reach their healthiest potential." Kathy Rovito is the CEO of the Men's Health Initiative, Inc., the Executive Director of the Center for Innovative Healthcare, Inc, and a certified health education specialist. She is a DrPH candidate for Health Education at Loma Linda University. She holds a MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University and a BS in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida. Her work specializes in adolescent health, positive youth development, motivational interviewing, and program development, implementation and evaluation. She is a loving mother, wife, daughter, and sister.  

Kathy E. Rovito, DrPH (c), MPH, CHES, FMHI

Chief Executive Officer

"After meeting my husband and learning about his passion in male health, I made it my focus to have his idea of an organization dedicated to improving the well-being of boys and men become a reality. The health of men and women are integrated and we recognize that the health of one sex cannot be achieved without considering the other. My passion is to unite these fields of health. I fight for every man, woman, and child to receive the same opportunities and to help them and their families reach their healthiest potential."

Kathy Rovito is the CEO of the Men's Health Initiative, Inc., the Executive Director of the Center for Innovative Healthcare, Inc, and a certified health education specialist. She is a DrPH candidate for Health Education at Loma Linda University. She holds a MPH in Maternal and Child Health from Boston University and a BS in Molecular Biology and Microbiology from the University of Central Florida. Her work specializes in adolescent health, positive youth development, motivational interviewing, and program development, implementation and evaluation. She is a loving mother, wife, daughter, and sister.

 

Fellows

Steve Petty, MA, FMHI Steve Petty is the Corporate Director of Community Health Improvement at INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City, OK. He received a MA in Public Relations/Communications from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Advertising from Central State University.

Steve Petty, MA, FMHI

Steve Petty is the Corporate Director of Community Health Improvement at INTEGRIS Health in Oklahoma City, OK. He received a MA in Public Relations/Communications from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Advertising from Central State University.

Chase T. Cavayero, DO, FMHI Chase Cavayero received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton. His research interest include men's health, robotic urologic surgery, and osteopathic manipulative therapy.

Chase T. Cavayero, DO, FMHI

Chase Cavayero received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton. His research interest include men's health, robotic urologic surgery, and osteopathic manipulative therapy.

James E. Leone, Ph.D., MPH, ATC, CSCS, *D, CHES, FMHI Member James "Jim" Leone is an Associate Professor of Health in the Department of Movement Arts, Health Studies, and Leisure Studies at Bridgewater State University. His academic interests include male health, body image, drug abuse epidemiology (androgenic anabolic steroids), celiac disease, and issues in professional development. He is a loving son.

James E. Leone, Ph.D., MPH, ATC, CSCS, *D, CHES, FMHI

Member

James "Jim" Leone is an Associate Professor of Health in the Department of Movement Arts, Health Studies, and Leisure Studies at Bridgewater State University. His academic interests include male health, body image, drug abuse epidemiology (androgenic anabolic steroids), celiac disease, and issues in professional development. He is a loving son.

 
Vicky R. Vazquez, MPH, FMHI Director of Development Coming Soon

Vicky R. Vazquez, MPH, FMHI

Director of Development

Coming Soon

 
Michael Craycraft, R.Ph., FMHI Michael "Mike" Craycraft is a clinical pharmacist, testicular cancer survivor, and Founder of the Testicular Cancer Society. He attended Xavier University and then graduated with a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati.

Michael Craycraft, R.Ph., FMHI

Michael "Mike" Craycraft is a clinical pharmacist, testicular cancer survivor, and Founder of the Testicular Cancer Society. He attended Xavier University and then graduated with a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati.

Donna Walsh Member Coming Soon.

Donna Walsh

Member

Coming Soon.

 
Michael Lutz, MD, FMHI Michael Lutz is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at the William Beaumont School of Medicine. He is the Vice President of MIU Men's Health Foundation/Fight Like a Man in Detroit, Michigan and a partner at the Michigan Institute of Urology with a primary focus on male health.

Michael Lutz, MD, FMHI

Michael Lutz is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology at the William Beaumont School of Medicine. He is the Vice President of MIU Men's Health Foundation/Fight Like a Man in Detroit, Michigan and a partner at the Michigan Institute of Urology with a primary focus on male health.