MomsTEAM Institute Board of Directors

MomsTEAM Institute's Board of Directors is made up of nationally recognized youth sports health and safety experts and business leaders.

Lyle Micheli, MD

Lyle J. Micheli, MD, is director of the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and in 2005, was named the O’Donnell Family Professor of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. He is currently the Secretary General for the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS).  Dr. Micheli is also the founder of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, which opened in April 2013.  He founded the first youth sports injury clinic at Children's Hospital in 1974, and was also one of the first, if not the first, doctor to sound the alarm bells about overuse injuries in youth sports.  He has seen first hand how year-round sports and early specialization have taken their toll on the bodies of our kids, and has worked tirelessly over the years to make youth sports safer.  It is not a stretch to say that Dr. Micheli is one of the truly great sports medicine doctors of this or any generation.  For Dr. Micheli's full biography, click here.

James MacDonald, M.D., M.P.H., FAAFP, FACSM
Dr. MacDonald is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at The Ohio State University (OSU) and a Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  Team Physician for Ohio Dominican University and Bexley (OH) High School, and a member of USA Swimming’s Sports Medicine Task Force, Dr. MacDonald is an Associate Editor and blogger for the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (CJSM)( and for the Journal of Dance Medicine and Science(JDMS). Board Certified in Family Medicine, with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine, Dr. MacDonald is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. For Dr. MacDonald's full biography, click here.

Brooke de Lench

Ms. de Lench is Executive Director of MomsTEAM Institute of Youth Sports Safety, and Founder and Publisher of  Recognized as a visionary thought leader in youth sports safety and a pioneer in concussion education for the past fifteen years, Ms. de Lench is Producer/Director/Creator of the critically acclaimed documentary, The Smartest Team: Making High School Football Safer (PBS). An active journalist and blogger for MomsTEAM and The Huffington Post, Ms. de Lench is the author of Home Team Advantage: The Critical Role of Mothers in Youth Sports (Harper Collins), and a sought-after lecturer, keynote speaker, and symposium panelist on a wide range of youth sport topics. For Brooke's full biography, click here.

Shannon S. Zollo, Esq.

Mr. Zollo is a member of the Waltham, Massachusetts law firm of Morse, Barnes, Brown & Pendleton, P.C. where his practice focuses primarily in the areas of private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance, serving domestic and international clients in high tech, life sciences, business services, energy, manufacturing, and professional services industries.     

Donald Collins, Esq.

Mr. Collins is an attorney, long-time basketball referee, and Commissioner of Athletics for the California Interscholastic Federation, San Francisco Section. The author of numerous articles on sports administration, sports officiating, legal issues affecting sports officials, and sportsmanship, Mr. Collins has also been involved in the drafting of legislation to give sports officials independent contractor status and criminalizing assaults and batteries on officials. A former staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Mr. Collins has taught legal writing at Hofstra University Law School, and taught in the paralegal program at Sonoma State University, where he served in the compliance office of the university's athletic department.  For a full biography, click here.

Former members

Ben Utecht (2014-2016). Former NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion with the Indianapolis Colts. For full biography, click here.

Lawrence Calcano (2013-2015). Chief Executive Officer of iCapital Networ and former CEO of i1 Biometrics.

Anne Shapiro, Esq. (2013-2015). Former staff attorney with the Federal Trade Commission.

Douglas E. Abrams, Esq. (2013-2016) University of Missouri law professor, former youth hockey coach, and prolific author on a wide range of youth sports topics.  For Professor Abrams' full biography, click here.