Board President

357 Stanwich Road, Greenwich, Connecticut 06830

Steve Forti is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Fitfight - the first global fitness competition application - owned, built, and run by veterans. Steve serves in the military in Special Operations and has acted as a mentor to many foreign military forces in the execution of large-scale mission planning and has been deployed to six different countries.  In addition, Steve is a Registered Nurse and has worked at Bridgeport and Greenwich Hospitals in the Critical Care/Trauma/Emergency Room departments.




41 Hall Place, Ridgefield, CT 06877

Todd Petty has been a director since June 2018.  Mr. Petty most recently served as Senior Vice President, Central Finance, Treasury and M&A at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.  He joined Starwood in 1998 and during his tenure held various leadership roles in Finance, Strategy and Operations including Senior Vice President, Financial Planning; Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives; and Senior Vice President, Supply Chain.  




P.O. Box 825, Norwalk, CT 06852

Kim Matthews is one of the principals of His Walk Media which brings the best of life's triumphs over struggles, faith and miracles to viewers. Through The Walk magazine and The Walk TV, His Walk delivers interviews with Christian celebrities and amazing stories from everyday people. 



Founder of House Whisperers

856 South Pine Creek, Fairfield, CT 06824

Susan Tracy is the founder of HouseWhisperers a preeminent staging and design company to enhance the sale price and marketability of homes in Fairfield County, new construction and other homes faster in the Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport and surrounding areas in Connecticut. Prior to her career in staging and real estate, Susan worked in Executive Recruitment and was the Managing Partner in Wheeler Associates where she places industry leaders and talented professionals.



Clinical Social Worker

185 Rowayton Woods Drive, Norwalk, CT 06854

Gail Paige-Bowman is a licensed clinical social worker in both New York and Connecticut and has been in private practice for 30 years focusing on mental health issues, addictions and recovery.  She was ordained as an Anglican Priest in 2007.   In addition to working at Pivot Ministries and overseeing the counseling department, Gail also works at the Open Door Shelter in Norwalk.  Prior to becoming a therapist, Gail worked in private industry as an executive in sales, marketing and management.  Gail splits her time between her New York city residence and her home in Norwalk.



Financial Consultant

220 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, CT 06897

Phillip R “Buck” Burnaman currently serves as Chief Risk Officer of an NYC-based investment manager. He has over 35 years of domestic and international experience in a variety of senior management positions with financial services firms, including commercial and investment banks, financial guarantors, and finance companies. He has specific expertise in real estate and asset-backed finance, including considerable time spent with distressed, bankruptcy and re-capitalization situations. He holds degrees from Harvard College and NYU.



Principal of Devonswood Group

102 Devonwood Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840

Eben Breed is the Principal of Devonwood Group, a medical device distributorship specializing in surgical products started in 2009. Mr. Breed has been working in the medical device field for over 25 years and worked with companies including: Sultzer-Spinetek, Trimedyne, Johnson & Johnson. He and his family live in New Canaan. He has been a Pivot board member since 2016.



Addiction can be a vicious circle and can spiral into a lonely and alienating time. The root of an addiction varies from person to person, but the journey towards a better path is possible when you have support around you.

At pivot ministries we know and understand addiction, and are here to help you take the first step on the road to recovery. Addiction is a battle you can’t fight on your own and at pivot ministries, you’ll never have to. Here, you can count on having a support team at your service at all times.

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