FBI Dads Team


ryan Roy

Executive Director

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Introducing Ryan: Empowering Dads to Make a Lasting Impact on Their Children's Lives

At the tender age of five, Ryan faced the heart-wrenching reality of a father who walked away. Determined to break the cycle and provide a loving and nurturing environment for his own family, Ryan embarked on a lifelong quest to become the best father he could be. His journey has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Driven by his unwavering commitment to fatherhood, Ryan immersed himself in the vast world of parenting knowledge. Tirelessly studying every available resource, he dedicated himself to understanding the intricacies of raising children with love, guidance, and support.

Ryan's dedication did not stop at personal growth. He wanted to share his newfound wisdom with other fathers facing similar fears and uncertainties. With an insatiable desire to make a difference, Ryan authored a remarkable book that resonated deeply with countless fathers across the nation. This captivating work quickly became a bestseller, transforming the lives of families everywhere.

Recognizing the power of the spoken word, Ryan launched a groundbreaking parenting podcast. Through 300 episodes, he delved into the profound intricacies of fatherhood, unraveling the secrets to building deep connections with children and leaving an indelible imprint on their lives.

But Ryan's impact extended far beyond the digital realm. Driven by an unyielding passion to create lasting change within his community, he established the immensely successful FBI Dads program. Rooted in Ryan's profound knowledge and experience, this program revolutionized the way fathers engage with their children.

Now, Ryan extends an invitation to you, an opportunity to join him on this extraordinary journey. By supporting FBI Dads, you can become an invaluable part of a movement dedicated to empowering fathers to connect, to be present, and to be the positive influence their children need.

Your generous contribution will fuel this life mission, enabling Ryan to reach even more dads with his invaluable insights and guidance. Together, we can transform countless lives, nurturing a new generation of confident, compassionate, and involved fathers who will shape a brighter future for their children.

Join Ryan today and become a catalyst for change. Together, let us empower fathers worldwide to build unbreakable bonds with their children, one precious moment at a time.

Charles Woolsey

Director/Chief Technical Officer

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Meet Charles Woolsey, our Chief Technical Officer at FBI Dads. Since 2017, Charles has played a pivotal role in our organization and as Co-founder of FBIDads.org.

With a focus on our web and creative asset development, Charles brings a wealth of expertise to our team. His contributions span various areas, including the design of our on-line presence, courses, programs, and materials, all aimed at furthering our mission.

Charles holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Notably, he has been granted patent #4,642,640 for an electronic security tag, which has seen a remarkable production of nearly 1 billion units.

Throughout his career, Charles has collaborated with esteemed Fortune 100 companies, government entities, and universities, providing technical consultation to their scientists and engineers. This experience has honed his skills and enabled him to deliver valuable solutions across a broad range of industries.

In addition to his technical proficiency, Charles has developed numerous websites and achieved recognition as an author with a book that reached the top of the Amazon Bestseller list.

Charles Woolsey's diverse skill set and dedication make him a valuable asset to FBI Dads. With his leadership and expertise, we continue to make a positive impact on our community and beyond.

James (Chip) Brooks


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Meet Chip, an exceptional individual whose diverse accomplishments and unwavering dedication make him an invaluable asset to our organization. With a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the esteemed Penn State University, Chip's educational foundation is rooted in excellence.

Since 1987, Chip has thrived as a Sales Engineer with Trane Technologies, where he has forged lasting connections with engineers, contractors, and owners alike. Throughout his illustrious career, he has consistently delivered outstanding results, establishing himself as a trusted professional in his field.

While Chip's professional achievements are undoubtedly impressive, his true fulfillment stems from his role as a devoted father to his three remarkable children: Dane, Colby, and Chase. Chip's commitment to their growth and development led him to actively engage with them as a sports coach during their formative years. From coaching baseball, basketball, soccer, to flag football, Chip's flexibility, fueled by the support of his career, allowed him to be an integral part of their athletic journeys.

As the children matured, their shared passion for rock climbing blossomed, both indoors and in the great outdoors. Some of their fondest memories were created during exhilarating climbing expeditions in the scenic landscapes of Tennessee. Today, Dane and Colby continue their rock climbing endeavors in Colorado, while Chase dedicates himself to becoming a world champion Muay Thai fighter in Florida.

Chip's life took a profound turn when he crossed paths with Founder Ryan Roy and embarked on a coaching partnership. This transformative experience ignited a powerful passion within Chip, inspiring him to assist others in achieving their personal and professional goals. Chip's unwavering commitment to helping others has become a driving force in his life, and he intends to pursue a fulfilling coaching career following his retirement from Trane in the near future.

With Chip's multifaceted background, encompassing a successful engineering career, active involvement as a sports coach, and a fervent dedication to coaching others, he exemplifies the values and ethos of our non-profit organization. Chip's unique blend of expertise, compassion, and unwavering commitment makes him an exceptional director, guiding our organization towards transformative impact and meaningful change.


Brent Potichko


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Our esteemed President of the Board of Directors, brings a wealth of expertise in sales and customer service to our nonprofit. With over 15 years of experience as a Regional Product Manager, specializing in Sales and Customer Service for MDF Refiner Plates, Brent has honed his skills in managing people and nurturing valuable relationships.

Brent's proficiency in sales and customer service will be instrumental in driving our nonprofit's growth and expanding our reach. His exceptional ability to build and maintain strong connections with diverse stakeholders will ensure fruitful collaborations and partnerships. Moreover, Brent's leadership acumen will guide our board in making informed decisions, optimizing our strategies, and achieving our organizational goals.

Through his visionary approach and commitment to excellence, Brent will contribute to enhancing our nonprofit's visibility, impact, and sustainability. His dedication to fostering positive relationships will help us establish fruitful alliances with donors, volunteers, and community members, enabling us to make a lasting difference in the lives of those we serve.

We are honored to have Brent Potichko as our President, leading our board with his exceptional skills, experience, and unwavering passion for our mission.

Ruth Kennedy


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Our esteemed Treasurer on the Board of Directors, brings over 20 years of progressive experience in Accounting, Manufacturing, Operations, and Audit to our nonprofit. With a strong background in financial planning and a deep understanding of leadership goals, Ruth excels in integrating strategic objectives into comprehensive five-year plans.

As an expert in identifying internal control weaknesses and implementing corrective actions in adherence to GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley requirements, Ruth ensures the financial integrity and compliance of our nonprofit. Her successful track record in improving P&L performance showcases her ability to drive operational efficiency and maximize financial outcomes.

Ruth's collaborative approach as a business partner fosters success by enabling others to achieve exceptional results. Her talent for building high-performance teams and leading Continuous Improvement Projects will be invaluable in propelling our nonprofit forward. Additionally, Ruth's proficiency in Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet Analysis, coupled with her expertise in Excel and Hyperion, ensures accurate financial analysis and informed decision-making.

With an MBA and the distinction of being a Six Sigma Champion, Ruth brings a strong academic foundation and a dedication to continuous improvement to our board. Her strategic financial insights and analytical acumen will greatly contribute to our nonprofit's financial sustainability and overall success.

We are privileged to have Ruth Kennedy as our Treasurer, leveraging her exceptional skills and vast experience to secure our nonprofit's financial stability and support our mission.

Pastor Eric Todd


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Our dedicated Secretary on the Board of Directors, is a transformative servant leader who firmly believes in unleashing the potential within individuals to become everything that God has destined them to be. As a pastor, Eric embodies the values of "not just talking church but being the church" and possesses a deep passion for serving the community.

Eric's unwavering commitment to making a positive impact is evident through his active involvement in various social initiatives. He currently serves as a board member for Students First of Georgia and Usher-Collier Elementary, actively participating in organizations such as The Atlanta Mission to combat homelessness. He also spearheads initiatives like the Back-To-School Backpack Drive and Thanksgiving Gift Box Donations, benefiting our four partner schools.

Eric's profound faith, genuine love for people, and dedication to community service led him to establish The Transformation House in Smyrna, Georgia. It serves as a beacon of hope and support for individuals seeking personal growth and transformation. As a resident of Smyrna, Eric is deeply connected to the local community and understands its unique needs and challenges.

With his infectious zeal for God, genuine compassion for others, and deep roots in community service, Eric brings a valuable perspective to our board. His unwavering commitment to uplifting individuals and his passion for creating meaningful change aligns perfectly with our nonprofit's mission.

We are privileged to have Eric Todd as our Secretary, leveraging his transformative leadership skills, spiritual guidance, and community expertise to advance our nonprofit's vision and make a lasting impact.

Jay Millar


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Jay Millar, is an everyday man , with an extraordinary desire to empower men to become heroes within their homes. Though he has a day job as a technology sales executive, Jay's passion is to mentor men. Through his book "Be a Hero in Your Home: The Ultimate Playbook for Success at Home, Work, and Life," Jay brings a unique blend of wit and determination to share with men. Despite a challenging upbringing marred by domestic violence and alcoholism, he defied the odds and charted an unconventional path to success in all aspects of life.

As a proud Army veteran, Jay served on a nuclear warhead team, honing his discipline and resilience. He stands as a first-generation college graduate, having earned degrees in Physics during his undergraduate years and an MBA in his postgraduate studies. These accomplishments, however, pale in comparison to the deep fulfillment he finds in nurturing loving and connected relationships with his wife, sons, and their families.

Not only is Jay an author, he is the visionary behind My Virtual Dad and Confident Man Enterprises LLC, platforms that provide invaluable resources and guidance to men seeking to thrive within their familial domains. His contagious enthusiasm for continuous learning is evident as he embraces an active lifestyle, exploring new destinations with his wife and their faithful dog, Baxter, in their travel van.