MPGV Board

Leonard (Len) L. Lucchi

Board Chair

Len Lucchi is a partner in the Greenbelt and Annapolis law firm of O’Malley, Miles, Nylen and Gilmore, P.A., and is the Chair of the MPGV board.  He has long been involved in the Gun Violence Prevention movement, dating back to the late eighties effort to ban Saturday Night Specials and the early nineties effort to ban assault pistols and enact a child access law.

Len is the Past President of the Maryland Government Relations Association and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland School of Law.  He is the former County Attorney for Prince George’s County and a longtime resident of Bowie.

Michael Oleru

Board Treasurer

Michael Oleru is a distinguished real estate professional at Exelon, bringing with him a wealth of expertise and experience in the industry. Known for his strategic vision and exceptional leadership, Michael has played a pivotal role in shaping the real estate landscape within the company and beyond.

With a deep commitment to social causes, Michael also serves as the board treasurer for Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence. In this capacity, he actively contributes to financial management and planning, ensuring that the organization’s resources are effectively utilized to support their mission of reducing gun violence in Maryland.

Michael Oleru’s unwavering commitment to real estate excellence and his active involvement in initiatives combating gun violence exemplify his commitment to creating a better, safer world. His leadership and contributions continue to be a driving force in promoting positive change and social progress in Maryland.

Colleen Martin-Lauer

Board Member

Colleen Martin-Lauer is a prominent political fundraiser and dedicated advocate for gun violence prevention in Maryland. With a passion for political engagement and a commitment to creating safer communities, she has made significant contributions to the state’s political landscape and public safety initiatives. As a seasoned political fundraiser, Colleen has played a pivotal role in supporting various candidates and campaigns, helping to amplify their messages and advance their causes. Her expertise in mobilizing resources and rallying support has made her an invaluable asset in Maryland’s political circles.

Colleen’s dedication to public service and her tireless efforts to create positive change have earned her respect and admiration both within the political realm and among advocates for gun violence prevention. Her leadership and unwavering commitment to her causes continue to make a lasting impact in Maryland and beyond.

Rick Abbruzzese

Board Member

Rick Abbruzzese has a long successful record of advocacy in Maryland representing diverse non-profit, corporate, health care, energy, and technology client interests in the State of Maryland.

Rick served as a top adviser and Director of Public Affairs to former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. As chief spokesperson for the Administration, he was responsible for overseeing internal and external communications, political outreach, policy development and intergovernmental affairs for the governor’s office. Rick has long-standing relationships with members of the local and national media, top elected officials in Annapolis and throughout the Greater Baltimore and Washington regions.

Rick is a partner at KO Public Affairs, a full-service advocacy and communications firm. He previously served as Vice President, Public Affairs for a multi-national real estate investment and development group where he led public relations, government affairs and marketing campaigns for numerous investment funds and development projects throughout the United States.

Marc Broady

Board Member

Marc Broady has public service in his blood. His grandfather, the Hon. Robert B. Watts worked as a civil rights lawyer alongside Thurgood Marshall and went on to become the first Black judge on Baltimore’s Municipal Court.

Following in those illustrious footsteps, Broady completed his J.D. at his grandfather’s alma mater in 2016, working during the day as a data and budget specialist for Baltimore City Schools and attending law school at night.

U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings hired Broady fresh out of law school as a counsel and policy adviser during the congressman’s final three years representing Maryland’s 7th district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Cummings assigned Broady to lead the creation of the Baltimore Chapter of former President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, in which Broady has remained active to honor his mentor. “I want to see it through for him,” he says.

With his ingrained community spirit, Broady also volunteers on multiple boards, including MPGV and ROCA, a program designed to help high-risk young men transform their lives.

Lisa Delity

Lisa Delity

Board Member

Lisa Miller Delity is a dedicated advocate for gun violence prevention with a deeply personal connection to the cause. As a retired Prince Georges County educator, she has devoted her life to nurturing and educating young minds, making a positive impact in her community. However, tragedy struck her family in 1994 when her FBI agent brother lost his life in a devastating shooting at DC police headquarters. The heart-wrenching incident claimed the lives of four people and left two others wounded, forever altering the trajectory of Lisa’s life.

Driven by the profound loss she experienced and a steadfast determination to prevent such tragedies from affecting other families, Lisa immersed herself in gun violence prevention efforts. Her journey led her to become a valued board member on the Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence board, where she plays a vital role in shaping the organization’s mission and initiatives.

Through her tireless efforts, Lisa continues to honor her brother’s memory while tirelessly working to protect others from the pain and loss caused by senseless acts of gun violence. Her contributions and advocacy serve as a powerful reminder of the human toll of gun violence and the urgent need for comprehensive solutions.

Kevin Loeb

Board Member

Kevin Loeb is a distinguished professional with a passion for creating positive social impact and a keen focus on strategy, learning, and evaluation. As the Managing Director of Strategy Learning & Evaluation at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, he plays a pivotal role in guiding the organization’s efforts to effectively address critical social issues and maximize the impact of their philanthropic endeavors.

 With a commitment to promoting safer communities and preventing gun violence, Kevin is an active member of the board at Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence. Through his involvement with the organization, he contributes his expertise and insights to help shape meaningful policies and initiatives aimed at reducing gun violence in Maryland.

 Throughout his career, Kevin Loeb has demonstrated a deep understanding of the intersection between strategy and social change. His leadership and analytical acumen have earned him respect and recognition within the philanthropic and gun violence prevention communities alike.