Stand Fast board members come from varying backgrounds. Each and everyone one of us has been touched by a first responder or military tragedy. We have personally experienced the impact of such an event and want to assist others.

  Eve Bucca, Executive Director   Eve has always been a member of the fire community. She has lived with three generations of FDNY firefighters in her family. She has worked as a registered nurse and a licensed massage therapist. Eve has always enjoyed being active in the community and has served in many volunteer capacities. After 9/11, her focus became more centered on helping members and families of the First Responder and Military communities. Five years ago she initiated a successful biofeedback program at Friends of Firefighters currently called Peak Performance coaching. Eve was married to her best friend Ron for 23 years. The lessons he taught and the influence he had helped shape the work Eve and others bring to the organization today. Eve was recently honored to be promoted to the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the New York City Fire Department. 

Eve Bucca, Executive Director

Eve has always been a member of the fire community. She has lived with three generations of FDNY firefighters in her family. She has worked as a registered nurse and a licensed massage therapist. Eve has always enjoyed being active in the community and has served in many volunteer capacities. After 9/11, her focus became more centered on helping members and families of the First Responder and Military communities. Five years ago she initiated a successful biofeedback program at Friends of Firefighters currently called Peak Performance coaching. Eve was married to her best friend Ron for 23 years. The lessons he taught and the influence he had helped shape the work Eve and others bring to the organization today. Eve was recently honored to be promoted to the rank of Honorary Battalion Chief by the New York City Fire Department. 

  Ronald Bucca, Board President    Ron Bucca is a Special Forces, Green Beret, with multiple combat deployments to the Middle East and Africa. He has served with the 5th and is currently serving with the 20th Special Forces Group (SFG). He enlisted in the U.S. Army following the events of 9/11 and loss of his father. Ron holds a BSM in Finance from Tulane University, an MA in Globalization from Dartmouth College, and is currently pursuing an MBA from Columbia Business School.   
  
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Ronald Bucca, Board President

Ron Bucca is a Special Forces, Green Beret, with multiple combat deployments to the Middle East and Africa. He has served with the 5th and is currently serving with the 20th Special Forces Group (SFG). He enlisted in the U.S. Army following the events of 9/11 and loss of his father. Ron holds a BSM in Finance from Tulane University, an MA in Globalization from Dartmouth College, and is currently pursuing an MBA from Columbia Business School.

  Bart Mitchell, Board Secretary   Bart is an attorney and the managing partner at the law firm of Carro, Carro & Mitchell, LLP, one of the largest minority-owned law firms in the State of New York. Bart has represented hundreds of firefighters and police officers in various legal matters and has provided pro bono legal services to such organizations as the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation and the FDNY Disaster Assistance Response Team. Bart feels strongly connected to the FDNY and first responders. He formerly served as a volunteer firefighter in his community. His grandfather and father were FDNY officers. His father retired as a Battalion Chief following 36 years of service. Bart is the brother-in-law of the late Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca.

Bart Mitchell, Board Secretary

Bart is an attorney and the managing partner at the law firm of Carro, Carro & Mitchell, LLP, one of the largest minority-owned law firms in the State of New York. Bart has represented hundreds of firefighters and police officers in various legal matters and has provided pro bono legal services to such organizations as the New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation and the FDNY Disaster Assistance Response Team. Bart feels strongly connected to the FDNY and first responders. He formerly served as a volunteer firefighter in his community. His grandfather and father were FDNY officers. His father retired as a Battalion Chief following 36 years of service. Bart is the brother-in-law of the late Fire Marshal Ronald Bucca.

 
  William Tronolone ,  Board   Treasurer   Bill is the Director of the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes at Mount Saint Mary's University. He is a sales management senior-level executive with a broad background in marketing corporations and has over 35 years of marketing experience, including working with the New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Bill was instrumental in facilitating our donation of a 2014 Ford Escape to the Fire Family Transport Foundation. His staunch and enthusiastic support of the First Responder and military communities make him a value asset to Stand Fast Alliance.

William Tronolone, Board Treasurer

Bill is the Director of the National Shrine Grotto of Lourdes at Mount Saint Mary's University. He is a sales management senior-level executive with a broad background in marketing corporations and has over 35 years of marketing experience, including working with the New York Islanders and Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Bill was instrumental in facilitating our donation of a 2014 Ford Escape to the Fire Family Transport Foundation. His staunch and enthusiastic support of the First Responder and military communities make him a value asset to Stand Fast Alliance.

  Jessica Bucca-Hughes, Board Director   Jessica grew up surrounded by the fire, police and military communities with multiple family members in the Army, Marines, Coast Guard, FDNY and NYPD. Jessica inherited a love of adventure and travel from her parents.  Extensive travel and a desire to promote cultural understanding through education led her to pursue a degree in teaching English as a second language.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Villanova University and her Masters of Education at New York University.  For the past ten years she has taught English language in New York to elementary and high school students. She lives with her husband and two children.  Jessica is the daughter of Ronald Bucca.

Jessica Bucca-Hughes, Board Director

Jessica grew up surrounded by the fire, police and military communities with multiple family members in the Army, Marines, Coast Guard, FDNY and NYPD. Jessica inherited a love of adventure and travel from her parents.  Extensive travel and a desire to promote cultural understanding through education led her to pursue a degree in teaching English as a second language.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Villanova University and her Masters of Education at New York University.  For the past ten years she has taught English language in New York to elementary and high school students. She lives with her husband and two children. Jessica is the daughter of Ronald Bucca.

  Robert Bucca, Board Director   Robert retired from the NYPD after 25 years of service. He worked in Midtown South Precinct, 13th Precinct and Midtown North Precinct. Most of his time was spent in Midtown North where he was on patrol and a PBA delegate. Robert also worked for the NYC Parks Department and proudly served in the US Army with the 82 Airborne Division as a Medic. Robert is Ronald Bucca's younger brother. 

Robert Bucca, Board Director

Robert retired from the NYPD after 25 years of service. He worked in Midtown South Precinct, 13th Precinct and Midtown North Precinct. Most of his time was spent in Midtown North where he was on patrol and a PBA delegate. Robert also worked for the NYC Parks Department and proudly served in the US Army with the 82 Airborne Division as a Medic. Robert is Ronald Bucca's younger brother. 

  Thomas Roach, Board Director   Thomas Roach was a member of the FDNY and retired as a Battalion Chief after 36 years. He is also a practicing attorney for the past 31 years. Tom has volunteered his time to numerous not for profit organizations benefiting FDNY members and their families.

Thomas Roach, Board Director

Thomas Roach was a member of the FDNY and retired as a Battalion Chief after 36 years. He is also a practicing attorney for the past 31 years. Tom has volunteered his time to numerous not for profit organizations benefiting FDNY members and their families.