Board of Directors

Lazarus Kimsal, President

Lazarus Kimsal is currently a Sergeant with Boca Raton Police Services Department. Sgt. Kimsal joined the department in 2009 and is currently a supervisor in the Investigative Services Bureau.

Sgt. Kimsal has an extensive police background and is active in the Boca Raton community and within the Boca Raton Police Fraternal Order of Police.

Chris AlgerI, Vice President

Chris graduated from Stony Brook University with honors in May 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Care Management and received his Master’s degree from the New York Institute of Technology in Clinical Nutrition. Chris currently teaches in the psychology department at Nova Southeastern and is a candidate for a PHD in Health and Human Performance.

Chris has trained at the BOCA PAL as a professional boxer since the spring of 2015 and has been a Boca Raton resident since 2016. Chris is the Former WBO Super Lightweight World Boxing Champion, as well as the ISKA and WKA World Kickboxing Champion. With over 18 years of professional fight experience, he has been featured on HBO PPV, HBO Boxing After Dark, PBC on Spike, ESPN Friday Night Fights, NBC Sports, ESPN+, TRILLER, and DAZN. Chris is the President and CEO of Chris Algieri Boxing, Inc. and Chris Algieri Fitness Nutrition, Inc.
Chris joined the Board of the BOCA PAL in March of 2022.

Gary Giannone, Recording Secretary

Gary Giannone was born and raised in New York, After high school he attended SUNY/Farmingdale. He has been involved in amateur boxing and mentoring at risk youths since 1978 and was a member of USA Metro Boxing, NYC Golden Gloves and NYC Kid Gloves. In 2006, after retiring from the New York City Fire Department, Gary and his wife Janet moved to Boca Raton. He soon found his way to the Boca Raton PAL and began volunteering to help train boxers. Most nights he can be found at the PAL gym working with the kids. He became a member of the Boca Raton PAL board of directors in 2012

Laureen Pannullo, Tresaurer

Prior to relocating to Boca Raton in 2014, Laureen was a long time New Jersey resident. Laureen worked as a small business bookkeeper in the metropolitan New York City area before starting Confident Bookkeeping Services in 2016. She is dedicated to helping her clients fully understand their financial positions in order to achieve their business goals. She has been a member of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce since 2016, serves as an ambassador and is involved in the many charitable organizations including The Golden Bell Education Foundation and Habitat for Humanity. She enjoys giving back to the community that she lives, works and plays in. She was invited to join the PAL Board in August 2021, and was appointed Treasurer in February, 2022

Elvis Crespo, Director

Originally from NYC, Elvis Crespo began his professional career at the age of 21 as a boxing consultant. He has worked with world class promoters and fighters in global boxing arenas and has arranged matches, venues and broadcasting agreements with networks like ESPN, USA and Showtime.

Some of his fighters have achieved very high domestic rankings as top tier competitors. From 1998 – 2012 he was a part-time supervisor for international trade shows for JCK Shows. Elvis’ success comes from showing his clients a passionate, positive, enthusiastic approach that focuses on discipline, motivation and direction to produce winning results. Elvis has been on the Board of the Boca Raton PAL since 2014.

When not traveling extensively, he can be found at the BOCA PAL gym encouraging our student athletes to excel in every aspect of their lives.

Guy Fronstin, Director

Guy Fronstin has been a Florida resident since 1975 and a member of the Boca Raton PAL Board for more than 10 years. He graduated from Tulane University and Nova Law School. Between college and law school Guy lived in Aspen Colorado and worked for the Aspen Ski Company. He is the author of a book that is still in circulation entitled College: Maximize the Opportunity. Guy entered law school knowing he wanted to be a criminal law attorney. While in law school Guy was one of 12 Certified Legal Interns for the Palm Beach County’s Office of the State Attorney and the only intern hired at the conclusion of his internship. During his four years as an Assistant State Attorney, Guy handled cases from the smallest misdemeanors to the most serious felonies plus he held leadership and training positions.

Guy was hired away from the State Attorney’s Office to work as an Enforcement Attorney in the securities industry for FINRA (formerly NASD). Subsequently he opened his own criminal defense firm with offices throughout Florida and he handles cases in State and Federal Court throughout the United States. He has handled countless trials and more than 10,000 cases including many cases that received national and international media coverage. Guy has been the recipient of numerous local and national awards and he has held Board and Committee positions with numerous charitable organizations.

Chris Ryan, Director

Chris Ryan, Executive Vice President of Human Resources for the GEO Group, joined the Board of the Boca Raton Police Athletic League in March 2022 With world headquarters in Boca Raton, GEO is committed to providing enhanced evidence-based in-custody offender rehabilitation programing, including cognitive behavioral and substance abuse treatment, integrated with post-release support services. Chris grew up on Long Island, NY and received a B.S. in Community Health Services from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh. He’s been a resident of Palm Beach County since 2004.
Chris also serves on the Board of another Palm Beach County 501(c)3 nonprofit charity, Making Every Day Count (MEDC). MEDC is committed to raising funds so that the Palm Beach County Family and Delinquency Drug Courts can provide youth and families affected by addiction the opportunity for a second chance.

Tom Vladimir, Past President, Director

Tom Vladimir, has served on the Boca PAL board for over 17 years and most recently as President, He is the owner of Runner’s Edge, Inc,and Tennis Anyone in Boca Raton and also executive director of the Runner’s Edge Foundation. Tom grew up in Mercer Island, Washington and attended Emory University. Tom was the head Cross Country coach at FAU in 1995-97 and has run many marathons all over the United States. Tom has two kids Ryan and Andrew.

Harvey Wachman , Honorary Director

Harvey Wachman joined the Board of the Boca Raton Police Athletic League in August, 2018 and is originally from Rockland County, New York. He retired after more than 30 years as commodity broker/trader on the floors of the New York commodity exchanges where he designed and managed floor and clearing operations for several global trading entities and served on the boards of directors of several exchanges.

Harvey was specially appointed and fully sworn as a Deputy Sheriff/Consultant to the Office of the Sheriff of Rockland County New York for 25 years and worked on matters of administration, supervision, public relations and special communications and safety.

He is a Life Member of the NY State Fraternal Order of Police, the International Police Association, the National Sheriffs Association and the Florida Sheriffs Association (honorary). He formerly served on the City of Boca Raton Downtown Advisory Committee and the Business Improvement District Steering Committee