Steven Holtzman, Co-Founder, Bands of Brothers
Steve Holtzman brings a long and successful career in the world of TV and film production to the Bands of Brothers program.
Holtzman has worked on feature films, scripted dramas and overseen the production of more than 600 episodes of television, including some of the best known reality TV on air today. His credits include programming on CBS, Discovery, The History Channel, 20th Television, National Geographic, SYFY, Style and E!. Film credits include The Woodsman (2004) starring Kevin Bacon, M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village (2004), and Jersey Girl (2004) starring Ben Affleck.
Holtzman met Lou Faiola, Co-Founder of Bands of Brothers, at the Cherry Hill School of Rock in 2011 where two of Holtzman’s kids are enrolled and Faiola owns. The two became fast friends and developed the Bands of Brothers concept after talking about the problems facing returning military personnel and sharing the experiences of their Fathers who were both veterans. Holtzman is also a musician and major rock fan.
Holtzman has served on the Rutgers Business School Advisory Council and has volunteered for the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and received a distinguished service award from the United Cerebral Palsy Association of New Jersey.\
Steve resides with his family in Cherry Hill, NJ where weekly living room concerts are held by the family.
Lou Faiola, Co-Founder, Bands of Brothers
Lou Faiola is the owner and general manager of the Cherry Hill School of Rock where he helps kids from all over the Philadelphia-area live out their rock star fantasies daily. At the School of Rock, Faiola ensures that his students achieve top notch musical experience and training – whiling channeling their inner Nirvana, Meatloaf and Guns N Roses. While Faiola is a classically trained piano player, his heart and soul lives in rock music.
Prior to founding the Cherry Hill School of Rock, Faiola was President and Vice-President of the Teamsters Local 463 in Pennsylvania, where he was responsible for crafting the Labor Education Awareness Program (L.E.A.P.). He is also owner of the Powerhouse Gym in Northeast Philadelphia since 2001 and a former Atlantic County police officer.
Faiola’s Father, an Army veteran, inspired him to develop the Bands of Brothers program with co-founder, Steve Holtzman. His experiences in the military led Faiola to take an interest in how PTSD impacts the lives of returning vets.
Faiola currently lives in Cinnaminson, NJ with his wife, Nancy, and twin 13 year-old daughters.
Not to mention, he is a HUGE Springsteen fan!
Suzanne Levy, Board Member, Bands of Brothers
Suzanne Levy is an award-winning journalist, writer, online content creator and TV producer.
In recent years she has been Content Director at Generocity.org, a social good community in Philadelphia, and Multimedia Director at Mighty Engine, a boutique marketing communications agency, whose clients include the Pennsylvania Convention Center and the Philadelphia Marathon. She was also one of the original content team behind Time Inc’s Health.com site
For over 15 years she worked in TV and radio as a writer, producer, and director. She produced several of the BBC’s top rated shows in the UK, ran the radio features department in the BBC’s New York office, and in the US worked on shows for a wide range of networks, including Bravo, TLC, PBS, History Channel, Biography, Fuse and the Weather Channel.
She has also worked regularly as a freelance writer, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Philadelphia’s Grid magazine, Shape magazine, Cooking Light, and the UK’s Independent newspaper.
Suzanne lives, writes and dances with her daughter Melissa in Cherry Hill, NJ. She loves any song with a steady beat.
Nino De Pasquale, Board Member, Bands of Brothers
Nino De Pasquale is first and foremost a Vietnam Veteran, and has been working extensively on Veteran causes ever since withdrawing from his executive responsibilities with a large textile corporation, based in New York City.
Currently, De Pasquale manages his own marketing consulting firm, but is dedicated to the servicemen and women, and their precious families, that have sacrificed with pride, in order for all of us to enjoy the freedom in our communities. He is especially sensitive about Veterans who suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Additionally, De Pasquale is Chairman of the Medford Returning Veterans Group, President of the Armed Forces Heritage House (a world class military museum to be built outside the perimeter of Joint Base – McGuire/Dix/Lakehurst), and President of WIA KIA, Inc. (wounded in action-killed in action), which is an organization that endows Veterans and their families. He is also on the Board of Trustees of the Drenk Center (an organization which provides a full continuum of behavioral services to families)
De Pasquale manages an annual Veterans event in the Lenape High School District that is designed to educate students about personal military experiences, utilizing and honoring Veterans from WW11, Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
De Pasquale works with children and parents, as a martial arts black belt instructor
He resides on Long Beach Island with his family.