Jim Tappen, CEO/CFO
Jim Tappen is Revive’s CEO/CFO. Jim is a retired Lieutenant Commander with 23 years of service in the United States Navy. Jim also has many years’ experience as a small business owner with companies from government contracting to industry leading safety software. He brings to Revive a knowledge of how small businesses work and grow. He also has many years of experience working with non-profit/501(C)3 companies.
Anthony Bizzotto, President & Co-Founder
Anthony attended Fitchburg State University for his undergrad studies focusing on exercise Science, Business Administration, Psychology, and Sociology. His first love has always been the sport of football. Anthony has coached and trained athletes and non-athletes of all ages, both amateur and professional, and helped to improve their functionality and foster a more positive and healthier mindset and lifestyle. Anthony’s training philosophy is that everything is integrated-our body, spirit and mind. We can either live through its synergy or suffer with imbalances and setbacks. He believes that you should never give up or sell yourself short. The greater your skills, the more challenges you can face and conquer. It is never too late to get back to where you were or where you want to be. The only thing holding you back is YOU. Anthony has an incredible passion for helping and believing in people and genuinely cares about seeing them achieve their goals. His positivity, enthusiasm, knowledge and his heart are why we are so honored and thankful to have him as a part of the Revive Team.
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Amy Tappen, Director of Fundraising & Co-Founder
When you think of Revive you have to think of those that were here at the beginning and Amy and Anthony are the critical lynch pins that brought this vision to life. Her passion for providing 2nd chances to those in the recovery process is at the heart of the Revive objective and goals!
This passion and persistence, along with her experience in non-profit start-up efforts, care ministry, and various volunteer positions have proven to be a great “tool set” to help guide Revive to an amazing start.
Larry Bizzotto, Director, Revive Board of Directors
Larry is a Finance and Sales Operations Business Analyst at Juniper Networks. Driving operational execution in sales, manufacturing and Logistics to enable customer satisfaction and revenue attainment. He also has many years’ experience in Quality, Systems, and Project Management. Providing both strategic and tactical planning, negotiation and collaboration skills in a multi-functional global environment. He is a decisive, inspiring leader, and inclusive team player with absolute commitment to meeting objectives.
Larry also brings many years of fitness and nutritional experience related to athletic performance, exercise, and physical activity. As a former Division 1 College Football player, High school coach, and a Strength and Conditioning Program Director, Larry has worked with athletes and coaches to improve fitness and athletic performance, and increase motivation, utilizing exercise to enhance people’s lives and well-being throughout the entire lifespan.
Craig Pierce, Director, Revive Board of Directors
Craig is a devoted husband, loving father, unconditional friend, and passionate mentor who is committed to helping others so that they can achieve their goals. In business, Craig is an experienced entrepreneur and has started and successfully run several businesses over his 30+ year career. In his current position as Managing Partner at Pierce Forward Marketing Group, Craig and his team provide business consulting and marketing services to his clients focused on increasing their revenue and their brand's value.
Sam Hijleh, Director, Revive Board of Directors
Sam takes pride in being a successful businessman, loving husband, and father of six. As an entrepreneur, he started his own business at only 23 yrs old. At 27 yrs old Sam became general manager of three AFCA offices and later was named Co-owner of the company. He joined the Telecom industry in 2004 and is currently working with Comcast as an Enterprise Account Manager servicing clients across New England. Sam is a dynamic leader, outgoing family man, and a loyal friend. His biggest accomplishment in life is the family he raised alongside his loving wife. Five out of 6 children have already grown to be outstanding young adults and the youngest is right on track to doing the same.
Ed Connor, Director, Revive Board of Directors
As a Business Development Officer, Ed has worked primarily with successful professionals and business owners, introducing them to Chris Campbell * and Archstone Financial.
Archstone Financial is not a subsidiary of nor controlled by Voya Financial Advisors.
Also, Ed was a Bank Trust and Investment Officer for 40 years, along with his many years of civic and community service. Most notably, his 15 years at Quinsigamond Community College where he received their “Trustees Community services award“ for fundraising efforts!!
Lastly, Ed works as an outside consultant with Anna Maria College in their Institutional Advancement Office, as a Senior Philanthropic Officer, over the past three years where he works on fundraising and major gifts to and for the College.
*Investment adviser representative and registered representative of, and securities and investment advisory services offered through Voya Financial Advisors, Inc. (member SIPC)
Dr. Christopher Swart, Revive Board of Directors
Dr. Christopher Swart began his current role at Endicott College as the Clinical Coordinator of Exercise Science in January 2020. Dr. Swart received his undergraduate and graduate degree from Bridgewater State University where he studied Exercise Science and Strength and Conditioning. After graduating from Bridgewater State University he went on to work with three division one athletic programs and worked with athletes ranging from the youth to professional levels. In addition to his expertise in sports performance, he has also worked with a wide range of general and clinical populations in a variety of different health and fitness settings. Following his career in sports performance, he received his PhD from Springfield College specializing in Exercise Physiology where he was responsible for teaching Exercise Physiology Laboratory courses. Prior to his current role at Endicott College, he has held faculty positions at West Virginia Wesleyan College as well as Bridgewater State University and helped direct the Human Performance Laboratories at both institutions. Lastly, Dr. Swart is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and truly enjoys helping students bridge the gap between the science and applied concepts of health and fitness.