The Willow Street Foundation charter stipulates that all roles involved with supporting and managing the foundation must be non-compensated and fully volunteer supported. The Executive Board is responsible for providing over sight and governance to Willow Street Foundation. A Board of Trustees for each chapter is responsible for local fund raising and the administration of Willow Street Programs in that chapter.

Executive Board

Bob Lyons

Chairman & Co-Founder

Bob currently serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of Connexions Loyalty, a leading global provider of technology-based customer loyalty solutions.
Bob earned his master’s degree in management and technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., and his bachelors’ degree in business management from Moravian College, Bethlehem,PA. Bob maintains a residence in both the greater Boston and New York City area with his family.

Marc Jones

Chairman & Co-Founder

Marc currently serves as President & CEO of Dreissig apparel which is the fastest growing athletic apparel company in New York. Marc earned his bachelors degree from The University of Tennessee where he also lettered in Football. Marc lives in the greater Syracuse, NY area with his family.

Kathy Lyons

Treasurer & Secretary

Kathy currently serves as Treasurer & Secretary of Willow Street Foundation. Kathy earned her bachelors’ degree in Accounting from Moravian College, Bethlehem,PA. Kathy has served on various 501c-3 not-for-profit boards and maintains a residence in both the greater Boston and New York City area with her family.

John Wallace


John is a retired NBA basketball player.  A 1992 graduate of Greece Athena High School in Rochester, NY, Wallace led Syracuse University to the NCAA Men's College Basketball National Championship game during his senior season in 1996, where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats . After his college graduation, Wallace played seven seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat.

John serves as an Executive Board Member on a number of  501c-3 charity organizations whose mission is to help in need children.